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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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24 
th 
Sunday after Pentecost Commemoration of the Holy and Glorious Apostle Phillip 
 
VESPERS: Tone 7P. Regular BeginningC. Lord I have cried...1. O
come
let us rejoice in the
Lo
-ord/ Who de
stroy
ed the power of deathand en
light
ened mankind,/ and
let
us cry aloud with the
an
gels://Glory to Thee, our Creator and our
Saviour
.2.
On
our account Thou hast endured the
Cross
and the tomb:/ and as
God
 Thou hast by death also put
death
to death:/
There
fore, we worship ThyResurrection on the
third
day:// Glory to
Thee
, O Lord.3. On be
hold
ing the Resurrection of the Cre
a
tor,/ the A
 pos
tles, marveling,sang an angelic
song
of praise:/
Here
is the glory
of
the Church,/
here
the richness of the
King
dom:/
Glo
ry be to
Thee
, O Lord,// Whohast suffered
death
for us.4. O
Christ
, though Thou hast been taken captive by
wi
cked men,/ Thou
art
 my God and I am
not
shamed;/
I
deny not that Thy
 back
was scourged;/ Ikeep not
hid
that Thou wast
nailed
to the Cross./ I
 boast
of ThyResurrection, for Thy
death
is my life;// O almighty Lord, Who lovestmankind, to Thee be
glo
ry.Stichera for the Apostle Phillip (Tone 6)5/6. Having made thine activity the ascent of true
vi
sion,/ and thy visionthe end of thine activity of love for God, O
 bles
sed one,/ thou didstbeseech Christ to show thee the ineffable glory of the
Fa
ther;/ forevery rational being, O glorious one, doth desire God the Cre
a
tor;/and thou didst obtain what thou didst desire, straightway receivingthe
seal
of His Son.// Entreat Him with boldness in be
half
of oursouls.7/8. Ever instructed by divine ascents, as Moses was
in
the past,/ thoudidst desire to be
hold
God;/ and noetically thou didst behold Hisimage, having received His
like
ness./ For the Son is the immaculateknowledge and disclosure of the
Fa
ther;/ and the Son is known to be ofthe same essence as the
Fa
ther,/ and their unity, kingdom, power,glory and
wor
ship// are exalted with honour
 by
all.9/10 Thou wast an instrument of the Holy
Spi
rit,/ sounding forth divinephrases and
 me
lodies,/ chanting in the world the music of thetranscendent Gospel of the Saviour with thy
tongue
of fire./ For thoudidst utterly consume all falsehood as matter
fit
to be burned,/ asthe withered
grass
of the earth./ And thou didst proclaim to the wholeworld the Lord Christ Who is Master
o
ver all,// O Philip, be
hold
er ofGod.Glory... (Tone 6)
 
2Burning with rays of the great Light, O
Phi
lip,/ thou didst shineforth as a universal
 beac
on;/ and having sought, thou didst find the Fatherof lights with
in
the Son,/ for light is re
vealed
in light,/ just as a sealis identical, disclosing the
 Arch
etype./ Him do thou beseech, O
Phi
lip,//that we who have been sealed by His divine blood
 may
be saved.Both now & ever... Dogmatikon (Tone 7)
Thou
, O Theotokos, hast been acknowledged to be a
 Mo
ther/ a
 bove
andbeyond nature, yet withal remaining a
 Vir
gin./
This
is past words andunder
stand
ing,/ and the
won
der of thy giving birth no
tongue
can tell./Most
glo
rious, O pure Virgin, was thy con
cei
ving:/ and be
yond
the grasp ofmind, the manner of thy
 bear
ing child./
For
when God so wills, the order ofnature is
ov
erthrown./
There
fore, we all acknowledging thee as the Motherof God, fervently be
seech
thee:// Make supplication for our
souls
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;
 
3
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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