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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Daily Reading

Tuesday

LITURGY

Acts 8:5-17

     5 Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and preached Christ unto them. 6 And the people with one accord gave heed unto those things which Philip spake, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did. 7 For unclean spirits, crying with loud voice, came out of many that were possessed with them: and many taken with palsies, and that were lame, were healed. 8 And there was great joy in that city. 9 But there was a certain man, called Simon, which beforetime in the same city used sorcery, and bewitched the people of Samaria, giving out that himself was some great one: 10 To whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, This man is the great power of God. 11 And to him they had regard, because that of long time he had bewitched them with sorceries. 12 But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women. 13 Then Simon himself believed also: and when he was baptized, he continued with Philip, and wondered, beholding the miracles and signs which were done. 14 Now when the apostles which were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John: 15 Who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost: 16 (For as yet he was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.) 17 Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost.

John 6:27-33

     27 Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed. 28 Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God? 29 Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent. 30 They said therefore unto him, What sign shewest thou then, that we may see, and believe thee? what dost thou work? 31 Our fathers did eat manna in the desert; as it is written, He gave them bread from heaven to eat. 32 Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven; but my Father giveth you the true bread from heaven. 33 For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world.

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HOLY HIEROMARTYR SIMEON, BISHOP OF JERUSALEM, KINSMAN OF THE LORD
ST ASIC, HIERARCH

Troparion of St Simeon    Tone l
O Simeon, we acclaim thee as a kinsman of Christ, great Hierarch and steadfast Martyr./ Thou didst destroy error and keep the Faith./ Today, as we celebrate thy memory/ we receive forgiveness of sins through thy prayers.

Troparion of St Asic    Tone 4
Thou didst glorify God both by preaching the Word and by thy coppersmith's skill,/ O glorious Father Asic./ Thou wast abbot and bishop and didst die a hermit./ Pray to Christ our God that we may find grace/ to devote our gifts and skills to His service.

Kontakion of St Simeon    Tone 2
As one who had become a citizen of Sion on high,/ thou wast ordained to the throne of Sion below./ Thou didst guide thy flock to the heavenly sheepfold/ and wast crucified for Christ, imitating His Passion,/ O blessed Simeon.