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Sunday, 23rd November 2014 --- 14 Hatour 1731





Today's Readings



Readings for Second Sunday of Hatoor




Vespers

Vespers Psalm

From the Psalms of our teacher David the prophet.
May his blessings be with us all.

Psalms 103 : 14 - 15

Chapter 103

14For He knows our frame; He remembers that we are dust.
15As for man, his days are like grass; As a flower of the field, so he flourishes.

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Our Lord God, Savior, and King of us all, Jesus Christ, the Living Son of God to whom be glory forever.
Amen.

Vespers Gospel

Stand in the fear of God and listen to the Holy Gospel.
A reading from the Gospel according to our teacher Saint Luke the Evangelist.
May His Blessings be with us all.

Luke 12 : 27 - 31

Chapter 12

27Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
28If then God so clothes the grass, which today is in the field and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will He clothe you, O you of little faith?
29"And do not seek what you should eat or what you should drink, nor have an anxious mind.
30For all these things the nations of the world seek after, and your Father knows that you need these things.
31But seek the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added to you.

And Glory be to God forever.


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Matins

Matins Psalm

From the Psalms of our teacher David the prophet.
May his blessings be with us all.

Psalms 66 : 5 - 6

Chapter 66

5Come and see the works of God; He is awesome in His doing toward the sons of men.
6He turned the sea into dry land; They went through the river on foot. There we will rejoice in Him.

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Our Lord God, Savior, and King of us all, Jesus Christ, the Living Son of God to whom be glory forever.
Amen.


Matins Gospel

Stand in the fear of God and listen to the Holy Gospel.
A reading from the Gospel according to our teacher Saint Mark the Evangelist.
May His Blessings be with us all.

Mark 16 : 2 - 8

Chapter 16

2Very early in the morning, on the first day of the week, they came to the tomb when the sun had risen.
3And they said among themselves, "Who will roll away the stone from the door of the tomb for us?"
4But when they looked up, they saw that the stone had been rolled away--for it was very large.
5And entering the tomb, they saw a young man clothed in a long white robe sitting on the right side; and they were alarmed.
6But he said to them, "Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He is risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid Him.
7But go, tell His disciples--and Peter--that He is going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him, as He said to you."
8So they went out quickly and fled from the tomb, for they trembled and were amazed. And they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.

And Glory be to God forever.


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Liturgy

Paulines Epistle

Paul, the servant of our Lord Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, appointed to the Gospel of God.
A reading from the Epistle of our teacher Paul to the Hebrews .
May his blessings be upon us.
Amen.

Hebrews 6 : 7 - 15

Chapter 6

7For the earth which drinks in the rain that often comes upon it, and bears herbs useful for those by whom it is cultivated, receives blessing from God;
8but if it bears thorns and briers, it is rejected and near to being cursed, whose end is to be burned.
9But, beloved, we are confident of better things concerning you, yes, things that accompany salvation, though we speak in this manner.
10For God is not unjust to forget your work and labor of love which you have shown toward His name, in that you have ministered to the saints, and do minister.
11And we desire that each one of you show the same diligence to the full assurance of hope until the end,
12that you do not become sluggish, but imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
13For when God made a promise to Abraham, because He could swear by no one greater, He swore by Himself,
14saying, "Surely blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply you."
15And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise.

The grace of God the Father be with you all.
Amen.


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Catholic Epistle

A Reading from Epistle of St. Jude .
May his blessing be upon us.
Amen.

Jude 1 : 14 - 25

Chapter 1

14Now Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied about these men also, saying, "Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands of His saints,
15to execute judgment on all, to convict all who are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have committed in an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him."
16These are grumblers, complainers, walking according to their own lusts; and they mouth great swelling words, flattering people to gain advantage.
17But you, beloved, remember the words which were spoken before by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ:
18how they told you that there would be mockers in the last time who would walk according to their own ungodly lusts.
19These are sensual persons, who cause divisions, not having the Spirit.
20But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit,
21keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.
22And on some have compassion, making a distinction;
23but others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire, hating even the garment defiled by the flesh.
24Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, And to present you faultless Before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy,
25To God our Savior, Who alone is wise, Be glory and majesty, Dominion and power, Both now and forever. Amen.

Do not love the world or the things in the world.
The world passes away, and its desires; but he who does the will of God abides forever.
Amen.


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Acts of the Apostles

The Acts of our fathers the apostles, may their blessings be with us.

Acts 5 : 19 - 29

Chapter 5

19But at night an angel of the Lord opened the prison doors and brought them out, and said,
20"Go, stand in the temple and speak to the people all the words of this life."
21And when they heard that, they entered the temple early in the morning and taught. But the high priest and those with him came and called the council together, with all the elders of the children of Israel, and sent to the prison to have them brought.
22But when the officers came and did not find them in the prison, they returned and reported,
23saying, "Indeed we found the prison shut securely, and the guards standing outside before the doors; but when we opened them, we found no one inside!"
24Now when the high priest, the captain of the temple, and the chief priests heard these things, they wondered what the outcome would be.
25So one came and told them, saying, "Look, the men whom you put in prison are standing in the temple and teaching the people!"
26Then the captain went with the officers and brought them without violence, for they feared the people, lest they should be stoned.
27And when they had brought them, they set them before the council. And the high priest asked them,
28saying, "Did we not strictly command you not to teach in this name? And look, you have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this Man's blood on us!"
29But Peter and the other apostles answered and said: "We ought to obey God rather than men.

The word of the Lord shall grow, multiply, be mighty, and be confirmed, in the holy Church of God.
Amen.


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Synaxarium

Day 14 of the Blessed Coptic Month of Hatour, may God make it always received, year after year, with reassurance and tranquility, while our sins after forgiven by the tender mercies of our God my fathers and brothers.
Amen.

The Fourteenth Day of the Blessed Month of Hatour

Departure of St.Martinus, Bishop of the City of Thrace

    On this day, the great St. Martinus, Bishop of Tours (Thrace, in France), departed. He was born to Christian parents in a city called Sorpeia. He grew up to be gentle and a worshipper who kept the Orthodox faith. He did not spare any effort in resisting the followers of Arius, who were enraged by him. Consequently, they waited for him on a road several times and beat him. When they continued chasing him, he left the city. He went to live in a cave near the shore of the Mediterranean Sea. There, he sustained himself by eating plants. When his reputation spread throughout the country, he was chosen to be Bishop of Tours (Thrace). He lived an apostolic life, and grew in charity and mercy towards many people. The Lord performed many miracles through him. Once when he was passing by, he saw a person stopping a funeral and preventing the deceased person's family from burying him, claiming that the deceased owed him 400 dinars. This holy father entreated him to release the dead body, but the man refused. St. Martinus prayed and entreated God to make the truth known. The dead man was raised immediately and he rebuked the man who falsely accused him, exposing his lies before those present. Subsequently, the unjust man died and the man who was raised up from death through the prayers of St. Martinus, went back to his home and lived many years. This holy father completed his distinguished life and departed in peace.

May his prayers and blessings be with us all, and Glory be to God forever. Amen.


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Divine Psalm

Stand in the fear of God and listen to the Holy Gospel.
A reading from the Gospel according to our teacher Saint John the Evangelist.
May His Blessings be with us all. Amen.
From the Psalms of our teacher David the prophet, and the Good King.
May his blessings be with us all.

Psalms 163 : 18,11

Chapter 163


Hallelujah.


Divine Gospel

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Our Lord God, Savior, and King of us all, Jesus Christ, the Living Son of God to whom be glory forever.
Amen.

Matthew 13 : 1 - 9

Chapter 13

1On the same day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the sea.
2And great multitudes were gathered together to Him, so that He got into a boat and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore.
3Then He spoke many things to them in parables, saying: "Behold, a sower went out to sow.
4And as he sowed, some seed fell by the wayside; and the birds came and devoured them.
5Some fell on stony places, where they did not have much earth; and they immediately sprang up because they had no depth of earth.
6But when the sun was up they were scorched, and because they had no root they withered away.
7And some fell among thorns, and the thorns sprang up and choked them.
8But others fell on good ground and yielded a crop: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.
9He who has ears to hear, let him hear!"


And Glory be to God forever.


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