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1 Peter 4:12-5:5

     Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy. If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified. But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men's matters. Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf. For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God? And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear? Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator. The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed: Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind; Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being ensamples to the flock. And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away. Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.

Mark 12:38-44

     And he said unto them in his doctrine, Beware of the scribes, which love to go in long clothing, and love salutations in the marketplaces, And the chief seats in the synagogues, and the uppermost rooms at feasts: Which devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayers: these shall receive greater damnation. And Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld how the people cast money into the treasury: and many that were rich cast in much. And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing. And he called unto him his disciples, and saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That this poor widow hath cast more in, than all they which have cast into the treasury: For all they did cast in of their abundance; but she of her want did cast in all that she had, even all her living.

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Troparion of the Feast    Tone l
When Thou wast baptized in the Jordan, O Lord,/ the worship of the Trinity made its appearance./ For the voice of the Father bore witness to Thee/ when He called Thee His beloved Son./ And the Spirit in the form of a dove/ confirmed the truth of the word./ O Christ our God, Who hast appeared and hast enlightened the world,/ glory to Thee!

Troparion of St Dominica of Constantinople    Tone 4
Love for Christ illumined thy mind,/ and thou didst shine in asceticism like a radiant lamp, O Dominica./ Hence the Master revealed thee/ as a lightbearing guide of monastics in life and word./ Intercede with Him, O Godbearer, that all may be saved.

Troparion of St George the Chozebite    Tone 5
Godbearing Father George,/ thou didst cultivate the word of grace/ and gather the splendid fruits of righteousness,/ having chosen the way of godliness./ Wherefore thou dost partake of the glory of Christ:/ intercede with Him unceasingly/ that He have mercy on our souls.

Troparion of St Ergnad    Tone 3
Turning thy back on the transitory glamour of the world, O Father Ergnad,/ thou wast tonsured by the Hierarch Patrick./ By fulfilling thy obedience thou dost teach us the virtue of humility./ Wherefore, O righteous one, pray that we may be given grace/ to accept spiritual guidance for the salvation of our souls.

Kontakion of the Feast    Tone 4
Thou hast appeared today to the world,/ and Thy light, O Lord, has been signed upon us/ who with full knowledge sing to Thee./ Thou hast come, Thou hast appeared./ O Unapproachable light.

Kontakion of St Dominica of Constantinople    Tone 1
Thou didst gather a choir of virgins by thy holy works and wise teachings./ Thou didst lead them to the bridal chamber wherein is the tree of life./ By thy prayers grant life to my deadened soul,/ God-inspired Mother Dominica.

Kontakion of St George the Chozebite    Tone 4
Thou hast appeared as a brilliant light/ and hast illumined with divine rays those who cry to thee, O George:/ Pray for us to Christ our God/ Who appeared in the waters/ and enlightened men on earth.

Kontakion of St Ergnad    Tone 8
Adornment of Ireland and joy of monastics, O Father Ergnad/ thou didst trample on the fiery passions which war against the soul./ O conquerer of them all and champion of purity,/ we praise thee as is thy due, and in thine honour we sing: Alleluia.