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Romans 7:14-8:2

     14 For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin. 15 For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I. 16 If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good. 17 Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. 18 For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not. 19 For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do. 20 Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. 21 I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me. 22 For I delight in the law of God after the inward man: 23 But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. 24 O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? 25 I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin. 1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.

Matthew 10:9-15

     9 Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses, 10 Nor scrip for your journey, neither two coats, neither shoes, nor yet staves: for the workman is worthy of his meat. 11 And into whatsoever city or town ye shall enter, enquire who in it is worthy; and there abide till ye go thence. 12 And when ye come into an house, salute it. 13 And if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it: but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you. 14 And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet. 15 Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city.

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Troparion of the Prophet Amos    Tone 1
God the Word has revealed thee, O Prophet Amos,/ as a seer Of things sublime./ He has been pleased with thy life and labours,/ for thou didst rebuke the ungodly and die as a martyr./ Wherefore thou wast found worthy of eternal life/ we beseech thee to intercede for us all.

Troparion of St Lazarus of Serbia    Tone 3
Thou didst desire the beauty of God's glory/ and please Him on this earth./ Thou didst faithfully double the talent that was entrusted to thee./ Thou didst suffer as a martyr and receive thy reward from Christ./ O Lazarus, entreat Him to save our souls.

Kontakion of the Prophet Amos    Tone 4
Thou didst purify thy burning heart in the Spirit,/ O glorious Prophet Amos./ Thou didst receive the gift of prophecy from heaven/ and proclaim throughout the world:/ This is our God and there is none beside Him.

Kontakion of St Lazarus of Serbia    Tone 8
Thou art praised by thy flock as an excellent champion,/ as a courageous martyr, O divinely-wise Lazarus./ As thou hast boldness towards Christ the Savior,/ entreat Him to grant humility to those who praise thee,/ that we may cry: Rejoice, O wondrous Lazarus.