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8th Sunday after Pentecost


John 20:11-18

     11 But Mary stood without at the sepulchre weeping: and as she wept, she stooped down, and looked into the sepulchre, 12 And seeth two angels in white sitting, the one at the head, and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain. 13 And they say unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? She saith unto them, Because they have taken away my LORD, and I know not where they have laid him.
14 And when she had thus said, she turned herself back, and saw Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus. 15 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? whom seekest thou? She, supposing him to be the gardener, saith unto him, Sir, if thou have borne him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away. 16 Jesus saith unto her, Mary. She turned herself, and saith unto him, Rabboni; which is to say, Master. 17 Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God. 18 Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples that she had seen the LORD, and that he had spoken these things unto her.


1 Corinthians 1:10-18

     10 Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment. 11 For it hath been declared unto me of you, my brethren, by them which are of the house of Chloe, that there are contentions among you. 12 Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ. 13 Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptized in the name of Paul? 14 I thank God that I baptized none of you, but Crispus and Gaius; 15 Lest any should say that I had baptized in mine own name. 16 And I baptized also the household of Stephanas: besides, I know not whether I baptized any other. 17 For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect. 18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.

Matthew 14:14-22

     14 And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick. 15 And when it was evening, his disciples came to him, saying, This is a desert place, and the time is now past; send the multitude away, that they may go into the villages, and buy themselves victuals. 16 But Jesus said unto them, They need not depart; give ye them to eat. 17 And they say unto him, We have here but five loaves, and two fishes. 18 He said, Bring them hither to me. 19 And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass, and took the five loaves, and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed, and brake, and gave the loaves to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude. 20 And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the fragments that remained twelve baskets full. 21 And they that had eaten were about five thousand men, beside women and children. 22 And straightway Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a ship, and to go before him unto the other side, while he sent the multitudes away.

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Troparion of St Athanasios    Tone 3
The ranks of Angels were greatly astonished/ at thy life in the flesh, O glorious Saint./ Thou didst rout the ranks of demons,/ wherefore Christ rewarded thee richly,/ O our father Athanasios./ Intercede with Him that our souls may be saved.

Troparion of St Sergei    Tone 8
From thy youth thou didst love Christ, O Saint, and desire to leave behind thee the tumult of the world./ Thou didst bravely settle in the wilderness and thy humility bore thee children of obedience./ As a dwelling of the Trinity thou didst enlighten with miracles/ all who came to thee with faith and thou didst heal them all./ Holy Father Sergei, pray to Christ our God that He will save our souls.

Troparion of Ss Fragan and Gwen    Tone 4
O noble exiles Fragan and Gwen/ who fled to Brittany in troubled times:/ you established churches to God's praise and glory;/ your children brought joy and gladness to the Breton people./ We praise you, glorious Saints.

Kontakion of St Athanasios    Tone 2
Thou didst take Christ's yoke and bear thy cross on thy shoulders,/ O holy Father Athanasios./ Thou didst participate in His sufferings and share His glory,/ and dost rejoice in unending gladness.

Kontakion of St Sergei    Tone 8
Thou didst rise from the earth and shine like the sun;/ thine incorrupt relics healed many souls and gladdened thy flock./ As thou dost now stand before the Trinity pray for them and for all Orthodox Christians,/ that they may triumph over their enemies and cry to thee: Rejoice, holy Sergei.