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12 SEPTEMBER

Sunday before the Exaltation of the Cross

 

  

 

At Mattins

 The First Morning Gospel

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

  Matthew  28: 16-20

At that time, the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them. And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted. And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

 

 

 

 

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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