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Messages from Altar (English)

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


Prayer List

Stella Joan John Loretta
George Lilia Masha Naomi
Slava Valentina Alex Cody
Miriam Donna Lynn Duane
Helen Mary Alice Violetta Devin
Pam Helen William Zarina
John Totka Madelyn Albina
Michael Pavlina Michael Maria
Inna Alexander Alexander Jasmine
Anna Christian Evgeni Silviya
Samantha Tyler John Gage
Kornelia Vyara Ilina Daria Hristo Aneta Stephen Sonia
Alexis German Tatyana Slavka


Ephesians 2:14-22 (Epistle)

For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation,having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace,and that He might reconcile them both to God in one body through the cross, thereby putting to death the enmity.And He came and preached peace to you who were afar off and to those who were near.For through Him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father.Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God,having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone,in whom the whole building, being fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord,in whom you also are being built


Luke 13:10-17 (Gospel)

Now He was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath. And behold, there was a woman who had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bent over and could in no way raise herself up. But when Jesus saw her, He called her to Him and said to her, “Woman, you are loosed from your infirmity.” And He laid His hands on her, and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God. But the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation, because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath; and he said to the crowd, “There are six days on which men ought to work; therefore come and be healed on them, and not on the Sabbath day.” The Lord then answered him and said, “Hypocrite! Does not each one of you on the Sabbath loose his ox or donkey from the stall, and lead it away to water it? So ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has bound – think of it – for eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the Sabbath?” And when He said these things, all His adversaries were put to shame; and all the multitude rejoiced for all the glorious things that were done by Him.




Tone 7 Troparion (Resurrection)
By Your Cross You destroyed death. To the thief You opened Paradise. For the Myrrhbearers You changed weeping into joy. And You commanded Your disciples, O Christ God, to proclaim that You are risen, granting the world great mercy.

Tone 4 Troparion (St. James)
Long-suffering James, you astounded all by enduring horrible tortures with great patience. As the evil assembly performed the slaughter, you uttered prayers of thanksgiving to the Lord. Through your sufferings you received your crown, and came to the throne of the heavenly King, Christ God. Entreat Him to save our souls!

Tone 7 Kontakion (Resurrection)
The dominion of death can no longer hold men captive, for Christ descended, shattering and destroying its powers. Hell is bound, while the Prophets rejoice and cry: “The Savior has come to those in faith; enter, you faithful, into the Resurrection!”

Tone 2 Kontakion (St. James)
You listened to your faithful wife and contemplated the judgment of God, holy James; you despised the threats and commands of the Persians, accepting the cutting of your body as though you were a vine. Therefore you were revealed as a martyr worthy of honor.
Tone 7 Prokeimenon (Resurrection)
The Lord shall give strength to His people. The Lord shall bless His people with peace.
V. Offer to the Lord, O you sons of God! Offer young rams to the Lord!
V. It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to Your Name, O Most High.
V. To declare Your mercy in the morning, and Your truth by night.


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