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8 SEPTEMBER

Sunday before the Exaltation of the Cross

The Nativity of the Most Holy Mother of God and Ever-         Virgin Mary.

 

  

 

At Mattins

 (For the feast)

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

Luke 1:39-49, 56

In those days, Mary arose and went into the hill country with haste, into a city of Juda; And entered into the house of Zacharias, and saluted Elisabeth. And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost: And she spake out with a loud voice, and said, Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb. And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For, lo, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy. And blessed is she that believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord. And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord, And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour. For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed. For he that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is his name. And Mary abode with her about three months, and returned to her own house.

 

 

 

At the Divine Liturgy   

The Apostle Reading

(Sunday before the Exaltation)

Prokhimenon. Tone 6. [Psalm 27].
Verse:
Save, O Lord, Thy people, and bless Thine inheritance:
Verse:
Unto thee will I cry, O Lord, my God.

The reading is from the Epistle of St. Paul to the Galatians.
Galatians 6:11-18

Brethren, Ye see how large a letter I have written unto you with mine own hand. As many as desire to make a fair shew in the flesh, they constrain you to be circumcised; only lest they should suffer persecution for the cross of Christ. For neither they themselves who are circumcised keep the law; but desire to have you circumcised, that they may glory in your flesh. But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world. For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature. And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God. From henceforth let no man trouble me: for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus. Brethren, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.

Alleluia [3]. Tone 1. [Psalm 88]
Verse:
I have exalted one chosen out of my people.
Verse:
For I my hand shall support him.

 

 

The Gospel Reading

(Sunday before the Exaltation)

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

 St John 3:13-17

The Lord said: No man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven. And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

 

 

 

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