The Witness (February 4th – 12th)

Saturday, February 4, 6:30pm 
Sunday, February 5, 9:15am Baptism/Chrismation (Kymberly and Abraelynn) 10am Divine Liturgy 3pm Wedding of Isaac and Kymberly, followed by baptism of Attikus. Wednesday, February 8, 6:30pm Vespers
Thursday, February 9, 7am Divine Liturgy
Saturday, February 11, 6pm Baptism followed by Vespers
Sunday, February 12, 9am Matins 10am Divine Liturgy

More Baptisms! 
Gilbert Gillan baptism on Saturday, Feb. 11 at 6pm, Esmae Myers baptism on Sunday, Feb. 19 at 9:15am.
Meatfare Pitch In during coffee hour on Sunday, Feb. 19
ART NIGHT! February 18th. We will have early Vespers that night (6pm). Bring your art (of all kinds) to share.
Handmaids Prosphora Baking Workshop Girls 7 and over are invited to take part in this workshop, 1-4pm Saturday February 25.


Name’s Days: Kristin Boruff (St. Anna of Novgorod, 2/10) Anniversaries: Sdn. Joseph and Meg Goshorn-Maroney (2/8)

Tone1 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)
Rejoice, O Virgin Theotokos, Full of Grace!
From you shone the Sun of Righteousness, ^Christ our God, enlightening those who sat in darkness.
Rejoice and be glad, O righteous Elder,
you accepted in your arms the ^Redeemer of our souls,// Who grants us the Resurrection!

Tone 4 Kontakion (from the Lenten Triodion) Let us flee from the pride of the Pharisee!
Let us learn humility from the Publican’s tears!

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Let us cry to our Savior: “Have mercy on us,// O only merciful One!”

Tone 1 Kontakion (Feast)
By Your Nativity You sanctified the Virgin’s womb and blessed Simeon’s hands, ^O Christ God.
Now You have come and saved us through love. Grant peace to all Orthodox Christians,//
O only Lover of Man!

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.

2 Timothy 3:10-15 (Epistle)

But you have carefully followed my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, love, perseverance, persecutions, afflictions, which happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra – what persecutions I endured. And out of them all the Lord delivered me. Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution. But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived. But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them, and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia. V. God gives vengeance unto me, and subdues people under me. V. He magnifies the salvation of the King and deals mercifully with David, His anointed, and his seed forever. V. Lord, now let Your servant depart in peace, according to Your word, for my eyes have seen Your salvation!

Luke 18:10-14 (Gospel)

“Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, ‘God, I thank You that I am not like other men – extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax collector. I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I possess.’ And the tax collector, standing afar off, would not so much as raise his eyes to heaven, but beat 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 everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.” (Instead of “It is truly meet…,” we sing:)

Tone 3

O Virgin Theotokos, hope of all Christians,
protect, preserve, and save those who hope in you!
In the shadow and letter of the Law,
let us the faithful discern a figure:
every male [child] that opens the womb
is holy to God.
Therefore we magnify the firstborn Word of the Father Who has no beginning,//
the Son firstborn of a Mother who had not known man.
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!