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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Daily Reading

The Holy Theophany of Our Lord, God and Saviour Jesus Christ


MATINS

Mark 1:9-11

     9 And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized of John in Jordan. 10 And straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon him: 11 And there came a voice from heaven, saying, Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.


LITURGY OF ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM

Titus 2:11-14; 3:4-7

     11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, 12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; 13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; 14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works. 4 But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, 5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; 6 Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; 7 That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.


Matthew 3:13-17

     13 Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him. 14 But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me? 15 And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered him. 16 And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: 17 And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
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HOLY THEOPHANY OF OUR LORD AND GOD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST
ST SCHOTIN

Troparion of the Theophany    Tone 1
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 Schotin    Tone 4
O disciple of Dewi Sant,/ flower of the wilderness and teacher of the young,/ holy Schotin,/ in thy life thou didst serve Christ alone./ Wherefore, O Saint, intercede for us,/ that following thee in all piety and godly quiet,/ we may attain eternal salvation.

Kontakion of the Theophany    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 Schotin    Tone 1
Praising thee and glorifying thy memory, O holy Schotin,/ we make our prayer to Christ our God,/ that He will grant us grace to emulate thy example,/ serving His holy Church and striving for the advancement of His kingdom.