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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

 

Galatians 5:22-6:2 (Epistle, Saint)


But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another. Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted. Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.


2 Corinthians 4:6-15 (Epistle)


For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us. We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed – always carrying about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body. For we who live are always delivered to death for Jesus’ sake, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh. So then death is working in us, but life in you. And since we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, “I believed and therefore I spoke,” we also believe and therefore speak, knowing that He who raised up the Lord Jesus will also raise us up with Jesus, and will present us with you. For all things are for your sakes, that grace, having spread through the many, may cause thanksgiving to abound to the glory of God.

 

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Luke 5:1-11 (Gospel)

So it was, as the multitude pressed about Him to hear the word of God, that He stood by the Lake of Gennesaret,and saw two boats standing by the lake; but the fishermen had gone from them and were washing their nets.Then He got into one of the boats, which was Simon’s, and asked him to put out a little from the land. And He sat down and taught the multitudes from the boat.When He had stopped speaking, He said to Simon, “Launch out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.”But Simon answered and said to Him, “Master, we have toiled all night and caught nothing; nevertheless at Your word I will let down the net.”And when they had done this, they caught a great number of fish, and their net was breaking.So they signaled to their partners in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both the boats, so that they began to sink.When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, “Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord!”For he and all who were with him were astonished at the catch of fish which they had taken;and so also were James and John, the sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid. From now on you will catch men.”So when they had brought their boats to land, they forsook all and followed Him.


Luke 6:17-23 (Gospel, Saint)

And He came down with them and stood on a level place with a crowd of His disciples and a great multitude of people from all Judea and Jerusalem, and from the seacoast of Tyre and Sidon, who came to hear Him and be healed of their diseases,as well as those who were tormented with unclean spirits. And they were healed.And the whole multitude sought to touch Him, for power went out from Him and healed them all.Then He lifted up His eyes toward His disciples, and said: “Blessed are you poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.Blessed are you who hunger now, for you shall be filled. Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh.Blessed are you when men hate you, and when they exclude you, and revile you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of Man’s sake.Rejoice in that day and leap for joy! For indeed your reward is great in heaven, for in like manner their fathers did to the prophets.

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Tone 6 Troparion (Resurrection)

The Angelic Powers were at Your tomb; the guards became as dead men. Mary stood by Your grave, seeking Your most pure body. You captured hell, not being tempted by it. You came to the Virgin, granting life. O Lord, Who rose from the dead, glory to You.

Tone 4 Troparion (St. Sergius)
A zealot of good deeds and a true warrior of Christ our God, you struggled greatly against the passions in this passing life; in songs and vigils and fasting you were an image and example to your disciples, thus the most Holy Spirit lived within you, and you were made beautiful by His working. Since you have great boldness before the Holy Trinity, remember the flock which you have wisely gathered, and do not forget to visit your children as you promised, venerable Sergius, our father!


Tone 6 Kontakion (Resurrection)
When Christ God, the Giver of Life, raised all of the dead from the valleys of misery with His mighty hand, He bestowed resurrection on the human race. He is the Savior of all, the Resurrection, the Life, and the God of all.


Tone 8 Kontakion (St. Sergius)
Bound by the love of Christ, O venerable one, and following Him with unwavering desire, you despised all carnal pleasures, shining like the sun in your land. Therefore, Christ has enriched you with the gift of miracles. Remember us, who venerate your most holy memory and who call out to you: “Rejoice, O Sergius, made wise by God!”

Tone 6 Prokeimenon (Resurrection)
O Lord, save Your people, nd bless Your inheritance!)
V. To You, O Lord, will I call. O my God, be not silent to me!


Tone 7 Prokeimenon (St. Sergius)
Precious in the sight of the Lord / is the death of His saints.
V. He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the heavenly God.
V. He will say to the Lord: “My Protector and my Refuge; my God, in Whom I trust.”
Tone 6
V. Blessed is the man who fears the Lord, who greatly delights in His commandments.

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