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Apostle Phillip

Apostle Phillip

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Commemoration of the Holy and Glorious Apostle Phillip
Commemoration of the Holy and Glorious Apostle Phillip

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Sunday after Pentecost Commemoration of the Holy and Glorious Apostle Phillip 
VESPERS: Tone 7P. Regular BeginningC. Lord I have cried...1. O
let us rejoice in the
-ord/ Who de
ed the power of deathand en
ened mankind,/ and
us cry aloud with the
gels://Glory to Thee, our Creator and our
our account Thou hast endured the
and the tomb:/ and as
 Thou hast by death also put
to death:/
fore, we worship ThyResurrection on the
day:// Glory to
, O Lord.3. On be
ing the Resurrection of the Cre
tor,/ the A
tles, marveling,sang an angelic
of praise:/
is the glory
the Church,/
the richness of the
ry be to
, O Lord,// Whohast suffered
for us.4. O
, though Thou hast been taken captive by
cked men,/ Thou
 my God and I am
deny not that Thy
was scourged;/ Ikeep not
that Thou wast
to the Cross./ I
of ThyResurrection, for Thy
is my life;// O almighty Lord, Who lovestmankind, to Thee be
ry.Stichera for the Apostle Phillip (Tone 6)5/6. Having made thine activity the ascent of true
sion,/ and thy visionthe end of thine activity of love for God, O
sed one,/ thou didstbeseech Christ to show thee the ineffable glory of the
ther;/ forevery rational being, O glorious one, doth desire God the Cre
tor;/and thou didst obtain what thou didst desire, straightway receivingthe
of His Son.// Entreat Him with boldness in be
of oursouls.7/8. Ever instructed by divine ascents, as Moses was
the past,/ thoudidst desire to be
God;/ and noetically thou didst behold Hisimage, having received His
ness./ For the Son is the immaculateknowledge and disclosure of the
ther;/ and the Son is known to be ofthe same essence as the
ther,/ and their unity, kingdom, power,glory and
ship// are exalted with honour
all.9/10 Thou wast an instrument of the Holy
rit,/ sounding forth divinephrases and
lodies,/ chanting in the world the music of thetranscendent Gospel of the Saviour with thy
of fire./ For thoudidst utterly consume all falsehood as matter
to be burned,/ asthe withered
of the earth./ And thou didst proclaim to the wholeworld the Lord Christ Who is Master
ver all,// O Philip, be
er ofGod.Glory... (Tone 6)
2Burning with rays of the great Light, O
lip,/ thou didst shineforth as a universal
on;/ and having sought, thou didst find the Fatherof lights with
the Son,/ for light is re
in light,/ just as a sealis identical, disclosing the
etype./ Him do thou beseech, O
lip,//that we who have been sealed by His divine blood
be saved.Both now & ever... Dogmatikon (Tone 7)
, O Theotokos, hast been acknowledged to be a
ther/ a
andbeyond nature, yet withal remaining a
is past words andunder
ing,/ and the
der of thy giving birth no
can tell./Most
rious, O pure Virgin, was thy con
ving:/ and be
the grasp ofmind, the manner of thy
ing child./
when God so wills, the order ofnature is
fore, we all acknowledging thee as the Motherof God, fervently be
thee:// Make supplication for our
to besaved.P Wisdom. Aright!C. O Joyful Light...P. Prokimenon. The Lord is King...P. Wisdom!R. The First reading is from the first Epistle of Peter (1:1-2:6)
Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scatteredthroughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, Elect accordingto the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of theSpirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Graceunto you, and peace, be multiplied. Blessed be the God and Father of ourLord Jesus Christ, which according to His abundant mercy hath begotten usagain unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away,reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through faithunto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. Wherein ye greatlyrejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness throughmanifold temptations: That the trial of your faith, being much moreprecious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, mightbe found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:Whom having not seen, ye love; in Whom, though now ye see Him not, yetbelieving, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: Receivingthe end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls. Of which salvationthe prophets have inquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of thegrace that should come unto you: Searching what, or what manner of timethe Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testifiedbeforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow.Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they didminister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that havepreached the Gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven;which things the angels desire to look into. Wherefore gird up the loinsof your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to bebrought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; As obedient children,not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance:But as He Which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner ofconversation; Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy. And if yecall on the Father, Who without respect of persons judgeth according toevery man's work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear: Forasmuchas ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver andgold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;
But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish andwithout spot: Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of theworld, but was manifest in these last times for you, who by Him do believein God, that raised Him up from the dead, and gave Him glory; that yourfaith and hope might be in God. Seeing ye have purified your souls inobeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren,see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently: Being bornagain, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God,which liveth and abideth for ever. For all flesh is as grass, and all theglory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flowerthereof falleth away: But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And thisis the word which by the Gospel is preached unto you. Wherefore layingaside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evilspeakings, as newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that yemay grow thereby: If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious. ToWhom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosenof God, and precious, ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritualhouse, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable toGod by Jesus Christ. Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture,Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he thatbelieveth on Him shall not be confounded.
R. The second reading is from the first Epistle of Peter (2:21-3:9)For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us,leaving us an example, that ye should follow His steps: Who did no sin,neither was guile found in His mouth: Who, when He was reviled, reviled notagain; when He suffered, He threatened not; but committed Himself to Himthat judgeth righteously: Who His own self bare our sins in His own body onthe tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: bywhose stripes ye were healed. For ye were as sheep going astray; but arenow returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls. Likewise, yewives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not theword, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of thewives, while they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear. Whoseadorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and ofwearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; But let it be the hidden manof the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meekand quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price. For afterthis manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adornedthemselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands: Even as Saraobeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters ye are, as long as ye dowell, and are not afraid with any amazement. Likewise, ye husbands, dwellwith them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto theweaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that yourprayers be not hindered. Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassionone of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous: Not renderingevil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowingthat ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.R. The third reading is from the first Epistle of Peter (4:1-11)Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, armyourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in theflesh hath ceased from sin; That he no longer should live the rest of histime in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God. For the timepast of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles,when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revelings,

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