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21 FEBRUARY

16th Sunday of Luke [Publican and the Pharisee]

Start of the Triodion

 

 

At Mattins

The Fourth Morning Gospel 

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

  St Luke 24:1-12

Upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them. And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre. And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus. And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments: And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee, Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again. And they remembered his words, And returned from the sepulchre, and told all these things unto the eleven, and to all the rest. It was Mary Magdalene and Joanna, and Mary the mother of James, and other women that were with them, which told these things unto the apostles. And their words seemed to them as idle tales, and they believed them not. Then arose Peter, and ran unto the sepulchre; and stooping down, he beheld the linen clothes laid by themselves, and departed, wondering in himself at that which was come to pass.


 

 

At the Divine Liturgy   

The Apostle Reading

 (33rd Sunday)

Prokhimenon. Tone 4. [Psalm 103].

Verse:  O Lord, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast

            thou made them all.

Verse: Bless the Lord, O my soul.

The reading is from the Second Epistle of St. Paul to Timothy.
2 Timothy 3:10-15

My child Timothy, thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience, Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me. Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

Alleluia [3].  Tone 4 [Psalm 44].

Verse: Stretch forth and prosper and reign because of truth

          and meekness and righteousness.

Verse: Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity.


 

The Gospel Reading

 (16th Sunday of Luke)

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

Luke 18:10-14

The Lord said this parable: Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess. And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner. I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

 

 

 

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