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1 Corinthians 12:12-26

12 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ. 13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit. 14 For the body is not one member, but many. 15 If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body? 16 And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body? 17 If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling? 18 But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him. 19 And if they were all one member, where were the body? 20 But now are they many members, yet but one body. 21 And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you. 22 Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary: 23 And those members of the body, which we think to be less honourable, upon these we bestow more abundant honour; and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness. 24 For our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that part which lacked. 25 That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another. 26 And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it.

Matthew 18:18-22; 19:1-2, 13-15

18 Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. 19 Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. 20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. 21 Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? 22 Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven. 1 And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these sayings, he departed from Galilee, and came into the coasts of Judaea beyond Jordan; 2 And great multitudes followed him; and he healed them there. 13 Then were there brought unto him little children, that he should put his hands on them, and pray: and the disciples rebuked them. 14 But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven. 15 And he laid his hands on them, and departed thence.

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Troparion of St Emilian    Tone 4
By fire thou wast a burnt offering to thy Master/ and dost bring us joy by showering on us graces./ Thou didst bear within thee the heavenly fire/ and accept the material flame as dew./ Ever preserve those who honour thee, O Martyr Emilian.

Troparion of St Pambo    Tone 1
Thou wast a desert citizen, an angel in the body and a wonderworker,/ O Pambo our Godbearing Father./ For by fasting, vigil and prayer thou didst obtain gifts from heaven/ and heal the sick and all who flocked to thee in faith./ Glory to Him Who has strengthened thee; glory to Him Who has crowned thee;/ glory to Him Who through thee works healings for all.

Troparion of St John    Tone 1
We the unworthy have thee as a firm pillar of patience,/ and as an invincible shield against the enemies' darts./ O much-suffering and angelic John,/ we venerate thy sacred relics and fervently pray:/ Deliver us from soul-destroying passions of the flesh,/ and save us by thy prayers.

Kontakion of St Emilian    Tone 3
Thou didst not fear thy fellow-creature fire,/ for thou wast ablaze with holy zeal./ Thou didst willingly enter the flames and wast unconsumed by their fury,/ and didst offer thyself in sacrifice to the Lord./ O Emilian, pray to Christ our God to grant us His great mercy.

Kontakion of St John    Tone 2
Thou pillar of continence impregnable to the enemy's warfare/ thou didst leave thy much-suffering body to us set up as a column;/ those in bodily and spiritual infirmities venerate it, O John./ Wherefore we beseech thee to pray to Christ for us all.

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Troparion    Tone 8
Glorious art Thou, O Christ our God/ Who hast established our holy fathers as stars on earth./ Through them Thou dost guide us to the True Faith./ O Most Merciful One, glory to Thee.

Kontakion    Tone 8
The preaching of the Apostles and the doctrine of the Fathers confirmed the one faith in the Church./ In the garment of truth woven from theology on high she rightly divides and glorifies true piety.