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The '''Pentecostarion''' (also known as the ''Flowery Triodion'' or ''Festal Triodion'') is the service book of the Orthodox Church that provides the texts for the moveable portions of the divine services from [[Pascha ]] through the feast of [[All Saints]] (the Sunday following [[Pentecost]]).
==Pascha: The Resurrection of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ==
The [[Pascha]] l Troparion is sung at each of the daily services until [[Ascension]] Day. At each of the Sunday services the Easter [[canon]] and [[hymn]]s are repeated. The [[epistle]] readings are taken from the [[Acts of the Apostles]], telling of the first Christians who lived in communion with the Risen Lord, and all of the [[gospel]] readings are taken from the [[Gospel of John]].
Every day during the week of Easter, called [[Bright Week]] , the paschal services are celebrated in all their splendor. The procession is repeated daily. The doors of the sanctuary remain open. A day without end.
===Wednesday of the Fourth Week after Pascha: Mid-feast of Pentecost===
Wednesday of the Fourth Week , thus the 25th day of Pascha, is called the feast of Mid-Pentecost, at which Christ, "in the middle of the feast" teaches men of his saving mission and offers to all "the waters of immortality", from the Gospel of St . John (7:14).
Again the faithful are reminded of the Master's presence and his saving promise: "If anyone is thirsty let him come to me and drink" (John 7:37). There are three [[Old Testament]] readings appointed for [[Vespers]]; but, uniquely, no [[Matins]] Gospel. In some places an [[All-Night Vigil]] is celebrated for this feast, though a Vigil is not called for in the [[Typicon]]. At the [[Divine Liturgy]], the reading from the [[Epistle|Apostle]] is Acts 14:6-18, from the Gospel, John 7:14-30. The [[icon]] of the feast depicts the young Jesus in the [[Temple]] in Jerusalem speaking with the Elders (Luke 2:46-47), the first biblical example of Jesus as teacher (rabbi). In traditional Orthodox icons of this subject, the figure of Jesus is depicted larger than those of the Elders, showing his superior spiritual status. Mid-Pentecost has an [[Afterfeast]] of seven days with its [[apodosis]]. Throughout these eight days (including the day of the feast) [[hymn]]s of Mid-Pentecost are joined to those of the Paschal season.
==Fifth Sunday of Pascha: The Samaritan Woman ==
==Seventh Sunday of Pascha: Fathers of the 1st Ecumenical Council==
On the seventh Sunday of Pascha, we commemorate the holy God-bearing [[First_Ecumenical_Council#Commemoration|Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council]].
==Holy Pentecost==
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