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Romans 5:17-6:2

     17 For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.) 18 Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life. 19 For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous. 20 Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound: 21 That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord. 1 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? 2 God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?

Matthew 9:14-17

     14 Then came to him the disciples of John, saying, Why do we and the Pharisees fast oft, but thy disciples fast not? 15 And Jesus said unto them, Can the children of the bridechamber mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them? but the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken from them, and then shall they fast. 16 No man putteth a piece of new cloth unto an old garment, for that which is put in to fill it up taketh from the garment, and the rent is made worse. 17 Neither do men put new wine into old bottles: else the bottles break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish: but they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved.

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Troparion of the Icon 'It is Meet'    Tone 4
Gather together, all you fathers of Athos,/ and celebrate with joy and gladness on this day:/ for the Mother of God is wonderfully praised by the Angel,/ and we magnify her/ as the Birthgiver of God.

Troparion of Ss Bartholomew and Barnabas    Tone 3
Instruments of the Comforter and proclaimers of the Word,/ O Apostles and Seers of God,/ Bartholomew of the Twelve/ and Barnabas son of consolation,/ entreat Christ our God to grant us His great mercy.

Kontakion of the Icon 'It is Meet'    Tone 4
Athos is celebrating today,/ for from the Angel it has received hymns dedicated to the Mother of God,/ whom all creation is acclaiming with hymn of praise.

Kontakion of the Apostle Bartholomew    Tone 4
Thou didst appear as a great sun to the world/ with miracles and rays of teachings./ Thou dost guide to the light/ all who venerate thee,/ O Bartholomew, Apostle of the Lord.

Kontakion of the Apostle Barnabas    Tone 3
Thou wast the Lord's servant and the first of the Seventy,/ and thy preaching shone with Paul's./ Thou didst proclaim Christ the Savior to all,/ O Barnabas./ Wherefore we celebrate thy memory with hymns.