The Witness (August 20th – 28th)

Saturday, August 20, 6:30pm 
Sunday, August 21, 9am Matins 10am Divine Liturgy 6:30pm Vespers for Feast of Dormition
Wednesday, August 24, 6:30pm Vespers
Thursday, August 25, 7am Divine Liturgy
Saturday, August 27, 6:30pm Vespers
Sunday, August 28, 9am Matins 10am Divine Liturgy

Supply Purchaser 
A volunteer is needed to regularly purchase supplies for the kitchen and bathrooms; a list is provided each week and expenses are reimbursed.
Pitch In on Sept. 4 for Church New Year

Birthdays: Emeric Myers, William Oprisko (8/21) Elijah Greene, Peter Jones (8/22) Luka Fowler, Liam Guise, Rachel Hassler (8/26)
Anniversaries: Sdn. Patrick (Wesley) and Elizabeth Vickery (8/22)

Tone 1 Troparion (Resurrection)
When the stone had been sealed by the Jews,
while the soldiers were guarding Your most pure body,
You rose on the third day, O Savior,
granting life to the world.
The powers of heaven therefore cried to You, O Giver of Life: “Glory to Your Resurrection, O Christ!
Glory to Your Kingdom!//
Glory to Your dispensation, O Lover of mankind!”

Tone 1 Troparion (Feast)
In giving birth you preserved your virginity.
In falling asleep you did not forsake the world, O Theotokos. You were translated to life O Mother of Life,//
and by your prayers you deliver our souls from death.

Tone 3 Troparion (St. Thaddeus) Holy Apostle Thaddeus,

entreat the ^merciful God
to grant our souls forgiveness of transgressions.

Tone 1 Kontakion (Resurrection)
As God, You rose from the tomb in glory,
raising the world with Yourself.
Human nature praises You as God, for death has vanished.

Adam exults, O Master!
Eve rejoices, for she is freed from bondage and cries to You:// “You are the Giver of Resurrection to all, O Christ!”

Tone 4 Kontakion (St. Thaddeus)
The Church sees you as a shining star, O Apostle Thaddeus, and is enlightened by your wonders.//
Save those who honor your memory in faith!

Tone 2 Kontakion (Feast)
Neither the tomb, nor death, could hold the Theotokos,
who is constant in prayer and our firm hope in her intercessions.
For being the Mother of Life,//
she was translated to life by the One Who dwelt in her virginal womb.

Tone 1 Prokeimenon (Resurrection)
Let Your mercy, O Lord, be upon us /as we have set our hope on You! (Ps. 32:22)

V. Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous! Praise befits the just! (Ps. 32:1)
My soul magnifies the Lord, / and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior. (Lk. 1:46-47)

1 Corinthians 4:9-16 (Epistle)

For I think that God has displayed us, the apostles, last, as men condemned to death; for we have been made a spectacle to the world, both to angels and to men. We are fools for Christ’s sake, but you are wise in Christ! We are weak, but you are strong! You are distinguished, but we are dishonored! To the present hour we both hunger and thirst, and we are poorly clothed, and beaten, and homeless. And we labor, working with our own hands. Being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we endure; being defamed, we entreat. We have been made as the filth of the world, the offscouring of all things until now. I do not write these things to shame you, but as my beloved children I warn you. For though you might have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet you do not have many fathers; for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel. Therefore I urge you, imitate me.

Tone 1

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.

V. God gives vengeance unto me, and subdues people under me. (Ps. 17:48)
V. He magnifies the salvation of the King and deals mercifully with David, His anointed, and his seed forever. (Ps. 17:51)
V. Arise, O Lord, into Your rest, You and the Ark of Your sanctification! (Ps. 131:8)

Matthew 17:14-23 (Gospel)

And when they had come to the multitude, a man came to Him, kneeling down to Him and saying, “Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is an epileptic and suffers severely; for he often falls into the fire and often into the water. So I brought him to Your disciples, but they could not cure him.” Then Jesus answered and said, “O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I bear with you? Bring him here to Me.” And Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of him; and the child was cured from that very hour. Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, “Why could we not cast it out?” So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you

will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you. However, this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.” Now while they were staying in Galilee, Jesus said to them, “The Son of Man is about to be betrayed into the hands of men, and they will kill Him, and the third day He will be raised up.” And they were exceedingly sorrowful.

(Instead of “It is truly meet…,” we sing:)

The Angels, as they looked upon the Dormition of the Virgin, were struck with wonder,
seeing how the Virgin went up from earth to heaven.
The limits of nature are overcome in you, O Pure Virgin:

for birthgiving remains virginal, and life is united to death; a virgin after childbearing and alive after death,
you ever save your inheritance, O Theotokos.

Communion Hymn

Praise the Lord from the heavens, praise Him in the highest! (Ps. 148:1)
I will receive the cup of salvation and call on the Name of the Lord. (Ps. 115:4) Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!