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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Daily Reading

Wednesday

LITURGY

Romans 8:2-13

2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. 3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: 4 That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. 5 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. 6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. 7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. 8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. 9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. 10 And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. 11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you. 12 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. 13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.


Matthew 10:16-22

16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. 17 But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues; 18 And ye shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles. 19 But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak. 20 For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you. 21 And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death. 22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.


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OUR HOLY AND WONDERWORKING FATHER TICHON, BISHOP OF AMATHIS IN CYPRUS
ST COLMAN MC ROI, ABBOT

Troparion of St Tichon    Tone 3
God called thee to the sacred priesthood/ as a worthy servant of the Holy Trinity./ Thou didst shine with the grace of godliness/ and strengthen the Church by many miracles./ O righteous Tichon, pray to Christ our God to grant us His great mercy.

Troparion of St Colman Mc Roi    Tone 6
Disciple of St Colum Cille,/ thou didst return to his native land and found a monastery at Dublin./ As thou dost now stand before Christ with the Angels/ pray, O Colman, that those who hymn thee may obtain His great mercy .

Kontakion of St Tichon    Tone 3
Thou wast resplendent in asceticism, O beloved of God,/ and didst receive power from the Holy Spirit/ to destroy idolatry, put demons to flight,/ to save souls and to heal the sick./ We honour thee, O blessed Tichon.