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Monday, December 05, 2011

Daily Reading:

Monday

LITURGY

1 Timothy 1:1-7

     1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope; 2 Unto Timothy, my own son in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord. 3 As I besought thee to abide still at Ephesus, when I went into Macedonia, that thou mightest charge some that they teach no other doctrine, 4 Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do. 5 Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned: 6 From which some having swerved have turned aside unto vain jangling; 7 Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm.


Luke 17:20-25

     20 And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: 21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you. 22 And he said unto the disciples, The days will come, when ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and ye shall not see it. 23 And they shall say to you, See here; or, see there: go not after them, nor follow them. 24 For as the lightning, that lighteneth out of the one part under heaven, shineth unto the other part under heaven; so shall also the Son of man be in his day. 25 But first must he suffer many things, and be rejected of this generation.

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HOLY APOSTLES PHILEMON, APPHIA, ARCHIPPUS AND ONESIMUS OF THE SEVENTY
ST CECILIA AND THOSE WITH HER
ST DEINIOL THE YOUNGER

Troparion of the Mother of God    Tone 4
Today is the prelude of God's goodwill/ and the prophecy of the salvation of men./ The Virgin appears openly in the temple of God/ and foretells Christ to all./ So let us cry to her with loud voices:/ Rejoice, thou who art the fulfillment/ of the Creator's providence.

Troparion of the Holy Apostles    Tone 4
The four Apostles of Christ who were chosen by God,/ Philemon and Archippus with Apphia and Onesimus,/ shone with the light of knowledge on those in darkness;/ they contested and destroyed error/ and now pray to the Lord for us all.

Troparion of St Cecilia and those with her    Tone 3
By the radiance of thy holy life/ thou didst draw the two brothers united in spirit into the Eternal Light./ O Cecilia, as fellow-contestants,/ you were counted worthy of divine glory./ Ask that we who praise you may receive the forgiveness of our sins.

Troparion of St Deiniol the Younger    Tone 8
Bring preserved from martyrdom at the hands of the warlike Ethelfrid,/ thou didst persevere in thy missionary labours, O Father Deiniol./ Wherefore we entreat thee to pray to God for us/ that, being firm in the faith, we may be found worthy of His great mercy.

Kontakion of the Feast    Tone 4
The most pure Temple of the Saviour,/ the most precious bridal chamber and Virgin,/ the sacred treasury of the glories of God,/ today enters into the house of the Lord,/ bringing with her the grace that is the Divine Spirit./ And the Angels of God sing of her;/ This is the heavenly tabernacle.

Kontakion of the Holy Apostles    Tone 2
We praise Philemon, Onesimus, Archippus and Apphius/ as bright stars illumining the world;/ and we cry: Pray unceasingly for us all.

Kontakion of St Cecilia and those with her    Tone 4
Let the multitude of the faithful praise Cecilia/ who was wedded to Christ and adorned in heart with virtue./ For she put to shame the audacity of Almacius/ and shone forth as the sun on those who sought her./ Then to those on earth she was a divine support and she strengthened the faithful.