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ALL GLORY, HONOUR AND WORSHIP TO THE FATHER, AND TO THE SON, AND TO THEALL GLORY, HONOUR AND WORSHIP TO THE FATHER, AND TO THE SON, AND TO THEALL GLORY, HONOUR AND WORSHIP TO THE FATHER, AND TO THE SON, AND TO THEALL GLORY, HONOUR AND WORSHIP TO THE FATHER, AND TO THE SON, AND TO THEHOLY SPIRIT, NOW AND EVER, AND UNTO THE AGES OF AGES. AMEN.HOLY SPIRIT, NOW AND EVER, AND UNTO THE AGES OF AGES. AMEN.HOLY SPIRIT, NOW AND EVER, AND UNTO THE AGES OF AGES. AMEN.HOLY SPIRIT, NOW AND EVER, AND UNTO THE AGES OF AGES. AMEN.REMEMBERING ALSO OUR MOST HOLY, MOST PURE, MOST BLESSED AND GLORIOUS LADY, MARIA, BIRTH GIVER OF GOD, YET EVER VIRGIN, TOGETHER WITH ALL THE SAINTS. AND LET US COMMIT OURSELVES AND ONE ANOTHER AND OUR WHOLE LIFETO CHRIST OUR GOD. AMEN.
Sunday After Pentecost - Tone 3
5 December 2010
Sunday of St Luke – The Bowed Woman Feast of St Savva the Sanctified St Savva the Sanctified St Savva the Sanctified St Savva the Sanctified – St Diogenes – St Philotheos of Karyes, Mount Athos – S Nektarios of Bitolya & Mount Athos –Monastic Martyrs of Karyes, Mount Athos - St Gurias of Kazan – St Anastasios the Fuller of Salona,Dalmatia – St Cyrion & St Zachariah (his son) of Egypt – St Crispina of Thacora or Tagora, North Africa.
Resurrection Apolytikion - Tone 3
vfrenestho ta Ourania, agaliastho ta epigia, oti epiiseKratos en Vrahioni Aftou O Kyrios. Epatise to Thanato ton Thanaton. Prototokos ton nekronegeneto. Ek kilias Adou errisato imas ke pareshe to kosmo to Mega Eleos.
et the Heavens rejoice and let the earth be glad, for the Lord has shown Strength with His Arm; He has trampled down Death by Death; He has become theFirst-born of the dead; from the womb of Hades Hehas delivered us, and to the world He has granted Great Mercy.
Apolytikia Of St Savva The Sanctified
es ton Dakrion Sou roes, tis erimou to agononegeorgisas, ke tis ek vathou stenagmis, is ekatontous ponous ekarpoforisas. Ke gegonas fostir, ti ikoumeni lampon tis thavmasin, Ioanni patir imonOsie. Presveve Hristo to Theo, sothine tas psihas imon.
hy Martyr, O Lord, was worthily awarded by Thee theCrown of Incorruption, in that he contested fro Thee, our Immortal God. Since he possessed Thy Power, he defeated the tyrants, dashing thedemons’ powerless displays of defiance. O Christ God, at his fervent entreaties, save our souls.
Kontakion Of The Nativity Of Christ
Parthenos simeron, ton Iperousion tikti, ke i gi to spyleon to aprito prosagi. Angeli meta Pimenondoxologousi, Magi de meta asteros odiporousi, di’ imas gar egenniti, Pedion neon, O Pro Aionon Theos.
oday the Virgin gives Birth to Him Who is above all being, and the earth offers a cave to Him Whom no man can approach. Angels with Shepherds giveglory, and Magi journey with a Star. For unto us is Born a young Child: the Pre-Eternal God.
Resurrection Gospel 6 : Luke 24 : 35 - 53Prokeimenon :
ing praises to our God! Sing praises to our King!
lap your hands, all you nations!
The Epistle of St Paul to the Galatians 5 : 22 – 6 : 2
War Against The Flesh & Do Good To Everyone
Brethren: the Fruit of the Spirit is Love, Joy, Peac
e, Longsuffering, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness,
control. Against such there is no law. And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions
If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Le
t us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying
Brethren: if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are Spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of Gentleness,
considering yourself lest you also be tempted.
Bear one another’s
burdens, and so fulfil the Law of Christ.
This Sacred Lesson commemorates all Holy Monks andit reminds us,
AS STRUGGLING DISCIPLES OF CHRIST,WHOM WE STRIVE TO IMITATE AND FAITHFULLY FOLLOW – OUR LORD AND SAVIOUR, JESUS CHRIST WHO IS THE SON OF GOD – BEING GUIDED ANDENABLED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT – OUR DIVINECOMFORTER, ADVOCATE AND HELPER WHO GRANTSUS HIS DIVINE GIFTS OF VIRTUE
– such as Love, Joy,Peace, Longsuffering, Kindness, Goodness,Faithfulness, Gentleness and Self-control. As developing, maturing and faithful Christians we arereminded that
THROUGH OUR HOLY BAPTISM WEHAVE ABANDONED OUR FORMER SELVES –
“THE OLD MAN”
– who were ruled and dominated by ourpassions or vices and selfish desires but now,
HAVING BEEN REGENERATED IN CHRIST, OUR ONLY DESIRE TO BECOME LIKE HIM THROUGH HUMILITY AND WILLING OBEDIENCE TO GOD IN ALL ASPECTSOF LIFE. TO WALK IN THE (HOLY) SPIRIT IS TO LIVE EVERY MOMENT “IN THE (HOLY) SPIRIT,” BEING CONSTANTLY AWARE OF OUR HOLY MISSION DURING THISPREPARATORY PERIOD OF LIFE ON EARTH ANDMAKING EVERY EFFORT TO FULFIL GOD’S DIVINE WILL
instead of indulging our own flawed and destructivedesires and whims that do not benefit anyone at all.
WITHOUT HUMILITY AND OBEDIENCE – TWO INSEPARABLE VIRTUES – WE CANNOT EXPECT TO MAKE EVEN THESLIGHTEST PROGRESS FOR ONLY BY WORKING INHARMONY AND UNITY WITH GOD AND WITH ONE ANOTHER, CAN WE ACHIEVE THEOSIS – SPIRITUALPERFECTION AND ETERNAL LIFE.BEING ENLIGHTENED BY CHRIST AND THE HOLY SPIRIT,WE SHOULD ENCOURAGE AND ASSIST ONE ANOTHER
,especially when anyone of us stumbles or falls alongthe way.However,
WHEN CORRECTING OUR FALLEN OR STUMBLING BRETHREN, WE MUST ALWAYS DO SOWITH HUMBLE AGAPE OR LOVE
a spirit of Gentleness
...” and never with a sense of criticism orcondemnation because the next time we ourselvesmay fall even harder than any of our fellow sinners:“
Today my brother, tomorrow me!”
(ST JOHN OFKRONSTADT)
TO BE ABLE TO ADMINISTER CORRECTION WITH“GENTLENESS” IS A SPIRITUAL GIFT OF GOD.
St Paul admonishes us to
BEAR ONE ANOTHER’SBURDENS AND TO BEAR OUR OWN BURDENS AS WELL