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Weekly Service Bulletin: June 24 Nativity of St. John

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Sunday, June 24       Nativity of St. John the Baptist

  • 9:45 AM          Memorial: A. Griko
  • 10:00   AM      Divine Liturgy 
  • 11:40 AM       Fellowship (S-Z)


Tuesday June 26       Tikhvin icon

  •  7:15 PM          Women’s Bible Study

Wednesday, June 27  St. Sampson the Hospitable  

  • 7:00 PM          Great Vespers

Friday, June 29          Holy Apostles Peter and Paul

  • 10:30 AM       Divine Liturgy
  •  12:00 Noon    Book Study

Saturday, June 30    Synaxis of the Twelve Apostles

  • 5:00 PM          Vespers and confession

Sunday, July 1           Holy Unmercenary Healers Cosmas and Damian

  • 9:30 AM          Akathist
  • 10:00   AM      Divine Liturgy 
  • 11:40 AM       Fellowship (A-F)


Movable Portions of the Liturgy

Tone 3 Troparion        (Resurrection)

Let the heavens rejoice!/ Let the earth be glad!/ For the Lord has shown strength with His arm./ He has trampled down death by death./ He has become the first born of the dead./ He has delivered us from the depths of hell,/ and has granted to the world// great mercy.

Tone 4             Troparion Protection of the Mother of God

Today the faithful celebrate the feast with joy,/ illumined by your coming, O Mother of God./ Beholding your pure image, we fervently cry to you:/ “Encompass us beneath the precious veil of your protection./ Deliver us from every form of evil,/ by entreating Christ, your Son and our God,// that He may save our souls!”

Tone 4 Troparion        (Nativity of St John the Baptist)

Prophet and Forerunner of the coming of Christ,/ although we cannot praise you worthily,/ we honor you in love at your nativity,/ for by it you ended your father’s silence and your mother’s barrenness,// proclaiming to the world the incarnation of the Son of God!

Tone 3 Kontakion       (Resurrection)

On this day You rose from the tomb, O Merciful One,/ leading us from the gates of death./ On this day Adam exults as Eve rejoices;/ with the Prophets and Patriarchs// they unceasingly praise the divine majesty of Your power.

Glory… Tone 3          Kontakion        (Nativity of St John the Baptist)

Today the formerly barren woman gives birth to Christ’s Forerunner,/ who is the fulfillment of every prophecy;/ for in the Jordan,/ when he laid his hand on the One foretold by the Prophets,// he was revealed as Prophet, Herald, and Forerunner of God the Word.

Now and Ever… Tone 3 Kontakion Protection of the Mother of God

The Virgin is present today in the Church/ And with the fellowship of saints she prays to God on our behalf./ The angels and the bishops worship!/ The apostles and the prophets make glad!// For the Theotokos makes supplications for us to the everlasting God!

Tone 3 Prokeimenon (Resurrection) (Ps 46/47:6,1)Sing praises to our God, sing praises! Sing praises to our King, sing praises! v: Clap your hands, all peoples! Shout to God with loud songs of joy!  

Tone 7 Prokeimenon The righteous shall rejoice in the Lord and shall hope in Him. (Ps 63/64:10)

Epistle: Romans 6:18-23 and Romans 13:11-14:4 (Forerunner)

            Brethren, 18  … having been set free from sin, you became slaves of righteousness. 19  I speak in human terms because of the weakness of your flesh. For just as you presented your members as slaves of uncleanness, and of lawlessness leading to more lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves of righteousness for holiness. 20  For when you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness. 21  What fruit did you have then in the things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death. 22  But now having been set free from sin, and having become slaves of God, you have your fruit to holiness, and the end, everlasting life. 23  For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord…13:11  And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed. 12  The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light. 13  Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust, not in strife and envy. 14  But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts. 14:1  Receive one who is weak in the faith, but not to disputes over doubtful things. 2  For one believes he may eat all things, but he who is weak eats only vegetables. 3  Let not him who eats despise him who does not eat, and let not him who does not eat judge him who eats; for God has received him. 4  Who are you to judge another’s servant? To his own master he stands or falls. Indeed, he will be made to stand, for God is able to make him stand.

Tone 3 Alleluia! (Ps  30/31:1,2) v: In You, O Lord, have I hoped; let me never be put to shame! v: Be a God of protection for me, a house of refuge in order to save me!  Tone 1 v. Blessed is the Lord God of Israel, for He has visited and redeemed His people. (Luke 1:68) 

Gospel: Matthew 8:5-13/ Luke 1:1-25, 57-68, 76, 80 (Forerunner)

This Month’s Lord’s Prayer: French

Notre Père,

Qui es aux cieux                           

Que Ton Nom soit sanctifié,

Que Ton Règne arrive,                                        

Que Ta Volonté soit faite

Sur la terre comme au ciel.                                

Donne-nous aujourd’hui

Notre pain substantiel                                         

Et remets-nous nos dettes

Comme nous remettons à nos débiteurs,     

Et ne nous soumets pas à l’épreuve,

Mais délivre-nous du Malin.

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