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The Holy Theophany of our Lord and God and

Saviour Jesus Christ. 



At Mattins

 The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Mark

Mark 1:9-11

At that time, Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized of John in Jordan. And straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon him: And there came a voice from heaven, saying, Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.



At the Divine Liturgy   

The Apostle Reading

Prokhimenon. Tone 4 ( Psalm 117)
Blessed is He that cometh in the name of the Lord.
O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good.

The reading is from the Epistle of St. Paul to Titus.

Titus 2:11-14, 3:4-7

My child Titus, the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works. But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

Alleluia [3]. Tone 1 [Psalm 28].
Bring unto the Lord, ye sons of God, bring unto the

          Lord glory and honour.
The voice of the Lord is upon the waters.



The Gospel Reading

 The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew

Matthew 3:13-17

At that time, cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him. But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me? And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered him. And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.