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Philippians 4:10-23

     10 But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at the last your care of me hath flourished again; wherein ye were also careful, but ye lacked opportunity. 11 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. 12 I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. 13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. 14 Notwithstanding ye have well done, that ye did communicate with my affliction. 15 Now ye Philippians know also, that in the beginning of the gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no church communicated with me as concerning giving and
receiving, but ye only. 16 For even in Thessalonica ye sent once and again unto my necessity. 17 Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account. 18 But I have all, and abound: I am full, having received of Epaphroditus the things which were sent from you, an odour of a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, wellpleasing to God. 19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. 20 Now unto God and our Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen. 21 Salute every saint in Christ Jesus. The brethren which are with me greet you. 22 All the saints salute you, chiefly they that are of Caesar's household. 23 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

Luke 4:37-44

     37 And the fame of him went out into every place of the country round about. 38 And he arose out of the synagogue, and entered into Simon's house. And Simon's wife's mother was taken with a great fever; and they besought him for her. 39 And he stood over her, and rebuked the fever; and it left her: and immediately she arose and ministered unto them. 40 Now when the sun was setting, all they that had any sick with divers diseases brought them unto him; and he laid his hands on every one of them, and healed them. 41 And devils also came out of many, crying out, and saying, Thou art Christ the Son of God. And he rebuking them suffered them not to speak: for they knew that he was Christ. 42 And when it was day, he departed and went into a desert place: and the people sought him, and came unto him, and stayed him, that he should not depart from them. 43 And he said unto them, I must preach the kingdom of God to other cities also: for therefore am I sent. 44 And he preached in the synagogues of Galilee.

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Troparion of St Chariton    Tone 4

O blessed Chariton,/ radiant with the grace of the Spirit/ thou wast luminous with virtue./ Thou didst shine from the desert by confession and labours./ Pray for those who sing thy praises.

Troparion of the Prophet Baruch    Tone 8

Thou wast worthy of the light of prophecy/ and didst become companion to Jeremias./ Thou didst foretell the self-emptying of God the Word/ which He wrought for the world's salvation./ We who partake of this in the true Faith honour thee, O Prophet Baruch.

Troparion of St Conwall    Tone 8

Taking to heart Christ's holy command, thou didst preach His Gospel to the nation of the Picts,/ O Father Conwall, setting us a laudable example./ Pray that we may be granted strength also to witness for Christ until our last breath,/ that having lived only for Him, we may be made worthy to enter His Kingdom.

Kontakion of St Chariton    Tone 2

Thou didst delight in monastic discipline/ and bridle carnal desire,/ and didst increase in faith, O blessed Chariton./ Thou hast flourished as the tree of life in the midst of Paradise.

Kontakion of the Prophet Baruch    Tone 8

Like a prophetic harp thou didst sing and foretell the Redeemer's dispensation:/ "This is our God Who did show Himself upon earth and none other shall be compared to Him."/ Thus hast thou revealed the gate of knowledge, O Baruch, to those who worship His coming.


Troparion    Tone 4

We bring to Thee in prayer, O Christ, great Anthony and the assembly of the God-bearing Fathers;/ they are a fiery Pillar and a brilliant sun shining from the Kievan Caves./ By their prayers grant grace to our monastery and great mercy to our souls.

Kontakion    Tone 2

Let us honour with praises the ascetic choir/ as we behold them with our minds and in spirit./ As we venerate their relics, let us bring gifts of love,/ for they pray to God for our souls.