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Acts 2:1-11 (Epistle)

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When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. And there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men, from every nation under heaven. And when this sound occurred, the multitude came together, and were confused, because everyone heard them speak in his own language. Then they were all amazed and marveled,saying to one another, “Look, are not all these who speak Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each in our own language in which we were born? Parthians and Medes and Elamites, those dwelling in Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya adjoining Cyrene, visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabs – we hear themspeaking in our own tongues the wonderful works of God.”

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John 7:37-52, 8:12 (Gospel)
On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood

and cried out, saying, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of livingwater.” But this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those believing in Him would receive; for the Holy Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified. Therefore many from the crowd, when theyheard this saying, said, “Truly this is the Prophet.” Others said, “This is the Christ.” But some said, “Willthe Christ come out of Galilee? Has not the Scripture said that the Christ comes from the seed of David andfrom the town of Bethlehem, where David was?” So there was a division among the people because of Him. Now some of them wanted to take Him, but no one laid hands on Him. Then the officers came to the chiefpriests and Pharisees, who said to them, “Why have you not brought Him?” The officers answered, “No manever spoke like this Man!” Then the Pharisees answeredthem, “Are you also deceived? Have any of the rulers or the Pharisees believed in Him? But this crowd that doesnot know the law is accursed.” Nicodemus (he who came to Jesus by night, being one of them) said to them,“Does our law judge a man before it hears him and knows what he is doing?” They answered and said tohim, “Are you also from Galilee? Search and look, for no prophet has arisen out of Galilee.” Then Jesus spoketo them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. Hewho follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but havethe light of life.”

Tone 8 Troparion

Blessed are You, O Christ our God; for You have shown the fishermen to be most wise by sending down on them the Holy Spirit and through them catching all the world in Your net. Glory to You, O good God Who love mankind!

Tone 8 Kontakion

When He came down and confused the tongues,

the Most High divided the nations; but when He distributed the tongues of fire,

He called all people to unity. Therefore, with one voice we glorify the most- Holy Spirit.

Tone 8 Prokeimenon

Their proclamation has gone out into all the earth, and their words to the ends of the universe!

v: The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims His handiwork.

v: By the Word of the Lord the heavens were made; and all their host by the Spirit of His mouth.

v: The Lord looked down from heaven, and saw all the sons of men.

 

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The First Antiphon

The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims His handiwork. (Ps. 18/19:1)

RefrainThrough the prayers of the Theotokos, O Savior, save us! Day to day pours forth speech, and night to night declares knowledge.

(Ps 18/19:2)

Refrain: Through the prayers of the Theotokos, O Savior, save us!
Their proclamation has gone out into all the earth, and their words to the ends of

the universe. (Ps 18/19:4)
Refrain: Through the prayers of the Theotokos, O Savior, save us!

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and unto ages of ages. Amen.

Refrain: Through the prayers of the Theotokos, O Savior, save us!The Second Antiphon

The Lord answer you in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob protect you! (Ps.19/20:1)

Refrain: O Good Comforter, save us who sing to You: “Alleluia!”
May He send you help from the sanctuary and give you support from Zion! (Ps

19/20:2)

Refrain: O Good Comforter, save us who sing to You: “Alleluia!”May He remember all your offerings, and fulfill all your plans! (Ps 19/20:3)

Refrain: O Good Comforter, save us who sing to You: “Alleluia!”

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and unto ages of ages. Amen.

Only-begotten Son

The Third Antiphon

In Your strength the king rejoices, O Lord, and exults greatly in Your salvation.

(Ps. 20/21:1)

Tone 8 Troparion

Blessed are You, O Christ our God;
for You have shown the fishermen to be most wise
by sending down on them the Holy Spirit
and through them catching all the world in Your net.// Glory to You, O good God Who love mankind!

You have given him his heart’s desire, and have not withheld the request of hislips. (Ps 20/21:2)

Troparion of the Feast

For You meet him with goodly blessings; You set a crown of fine gold upon his head. (Ps 20/21:3)

Troparion of the Feast


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