2 Corinthians 8:1-5
2 Corinthians 8:1-5
1 Moreover, brethren, we do you to wit of the grace of God bestowed on the churches of Macedonia; 2 How that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded unto the riches of their liberality. 3 For to their power, I bear record, yea, and beyond their power they were willing of themselves; 4 Praying us with much intreaty that we would receive the gift, and take upon us the fellowship of the ministering to the saints. 5 And this they did, not as we hoped, but first gave their own selves to the Lord, and unto us by the will of God.
1 Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases. 2 And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick. 3 And he said unto them, Take nothing for your journey, neither staves, nor scrip, neither bread, neither money; neither have two coats apiece. 4 And whatsoever house ye enter into, there abide, and thence depart. 5 And whosoever will not receive you, when ye go out of that city, shake off the very dust from your feet for a testimony against them. 6 And they departed, and went through the towns, preaching the gospel, and healing every where.
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ST PAUL THE CONFESSOR, ARCHBISHOP OF CONSTANTINOPLE
Troparion of St Paul the Confessor Tone 3Thou wast shown to the Church as another Paul/ and a zealot among priests by the confession of the Faith./ Abel and the blood of Zacharias cry with thee unto the Lord./ O righteous Father,/ entreat Christ our God to grant us His great mercy.
Troparion of St Mellion Tone 8Ending thy days in sackcloth and ashes, O Father Mellion,/ thou art a model of repentance and a teacher of humility./ Wherefore, O holy one, pray for us that we may follow thy example for the salvation of our souls.
Kontakion of St Paul the Confessor Tone 2Thou didst shine on earth as a star from heaven, O Paul,/ and dost now enlighten the Church/ for which thou didst suffer and lay down thy life./ Thy innocent blood cries out to the Lord/ with that of Abel and Zacharias.