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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Bright Tuesday

LITURGY

Acts 2:14-21

     14 But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words: 15 For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day. 16 But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel; 17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: 18 And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy: 19 And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke: 20 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and notable day of the Lord come: 21 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.


Luke 24:12-35

     12 Then arose Peter, and ran unto the sepulchre; and stooping down, he beheld the linen clothes laid by themselves, and departed, wondering in himself at that which was come to pass. 13 And, behold, two of them went that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about threescore furlongs. 14 And they talked together of all these things which had happened. 15 And it came to pass, that, while they communed together and reasoned, Jesus himself drew near, and went with them. 16 But their eyes were holden that they should not know him. 17 And he said unto them, What manner of communications are these that ye have one to another, as ye walk, and are sad? 18 And the one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answering said unto him, Art thou only a stranger in Jerusalem, and hast not known the things which are come to pass there in these days? 19 And he said unto them, What things? And they said unto him, Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, which was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people: 20 And how the chief priests and our rulers delivered him to be condemned to death, and have crucified him. 21 But we trusted that it had been he which should have redeemed Israel: and beside all this, to day is the third day since these things were done. 22 Yea, and certain women also of our company made us astonished, which were early at the sepulchre; 23 And when they found not his body, they came, saying, that they had also seen a vision of angels, which said that he was alive. 24 And certain of them which were with us went to the sepulchre, and found it even so as the women had said: but him they saw not. 25 Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken: 26 Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory? 27 And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself. 28 And they drew nigh unto the village, whither they went: and he made as though he would have gone further. 29 But they constrained him, saying, Abide with us: for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent. And he went in to tarry with them. 30 And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with them, he took bread, and blessed it, and brake, and gave to them. 31 And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished out of their sight. 32 And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures? 33 And they rose up the same hour, and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven gathered together, and them that were with them, 34 Saying, The Lord is risen indeed, and hath appeared to Simon. 35 And they told what things were done in the way, and how he was known of them in breaking of bread.

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ST GEORGE OF MALEO
ST ZOSIMAS WHO FOUND ST MARY OF EGYPT
ST TIGERNACH, HIERARCH

Troparion of St George of Maleo    Tone 4
Like a divine plant, O righteous George,/ thy virtuous life brought forth holy fruit in abundance./ Thou didst blossom in asceticism like a date palm,/ and nourish Christ's Church/ with the gifts that were given to thee.

Troparion of St Zosimas    Tone 1
Let us the faithful praise Zosimas the offspring of the wilderness,/ the angel in the flesh and boast of monks./ And with him let us also acclaim holy Mary of Egypt, whose life transcended the limits of nature;/ and let us cry to them:/ Glory to Him Who strengthened you; glory to Him Who made you holy;/ glory to Him Who through you works healings for all.

Troparion of St Tigernach    Tone l
O holy Tigernach, thou didst glorify God as Abbot of Clones/ before being called to the episcopate./ As once thou didst shepherd thy flock on earth so now, in company with the Angels in heaven,/ pray to Christ our God to grant us His great mercy.

Kontakion of St George of Maleo    Tone 2
O Father George, thou didst wisely disdain the pleasures of earth,/ and on wings of virtue find rest in the abodes of the incorporeal choirs in heaven./ And thou dost intercede unceasingly for us all.

Kontakion of St Zosimas    Tone 3
Let us praise righteous Zosimas the boast of monks,/ and with him Mary who in the desert lived the angelic life./ Let us cry to them with faith:/ Deliver from all harm/ those who celebrate your radiant memory.