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Messages from Altar (English)

ПРОЧИТАТЬ НА РУССКОМ ЯЗЫКЕ (To read messages in Russian - Click Here)



1 Timothy 4:9-15 (Epistle)


This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance. For to this end we both labor and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of those who believe. These things command and teach. Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity. Till I come, give attention to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine. Do not neglect the gift that is in you, which was given to you by prophecy with the laying on of the hands of the eldership. Meditate on these things; give yourself entirely to them, that your progress may be evident to all.


Luke 19:1-10 (Gospel)
Then Jesus entered and passed through Jericho. Now behold,

there was a man named Zacchaeus who was a chief tax collector, and he was rich. And he sought to see who Jesus was, but could not because of the crowd, for he was of short stature. So he ran ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see Him, for He was going to pass that way. And when Jesus came to the place, He looked up and saw him, and saidto him, “Zacchaeus, make haste and come down, for today I must stay at your house.” So he made haste and came down, and received Him joyfully. But when they saw it, they allcomplained, saying, “He has gone to be a guest with a man who is a sinner.” Then Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord,“Look, Lord, I give half of my goods to the poor; and if I have taken anything from anyone by false accusation, Irestore fourfold.”And Jesus said to him, “Today salvationhas come to this house, because he also is a son of Abraham; for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.”

Tone 4 Troparion (Resurrection)
When the women Disciples of the Lord learned from the Angel the joyous message of the Resurrection, they cast away the ancestral curse and elatedly told the Apostles: Death is overthrown! Christ God is risen, granting the world great mercy!

Tone 4 Troparion (Hieromartyr Haralambos)
You became a firm pillar in the Church of Christ, wise Haralambos; a lamp of everlasting light to the world: well known to the world through your martyrdom, you dispelled the dark night of idolatry. Boldly intercede with Christ God that He may save our souls!


Tone 4 Kontakion (Resurrection)
My Savior and Redeemer as God rose from the tomb and delivered the earth-born from their chains. He has shattered the gates of hell, and as Master, He has risen on the third day!

Tone 4 Kontakion (Hieromartyr Haralambos)You rose from the East like a star, Hieromartyr Haralambos, and enlightened the faithful with the brightness of your miracles. Therefore we honor your holy contest.

Tone 4 Prokeimenon

O Lord, how manifold are Your works; in wisdom have You made them all.

v: Bless the Lord, O my soul! O Lord, my God, You are very great!
v: Go forth, prosper and reign, for the sake of meekness, righteousness and truth!

v: For You love righteousness, and hate iniquity.


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