The Witness (February 5th – 13th)

SERVICES AND EVENTS
Saturday, February 5, 6:30pm 
Vespers
Sunday, February 6, 9am Matins 10am Divine Liturgy 
Saturday, February 12, 6:30pm Vespers
Sunday, February 13, 9am Matins 10am Divine Liturgy

ANNOUNCEMENTS
Parish Council 
Orientation Saturday, February 5, 5pm. Installation and first meeting of new council Feb. 6.
Art Night is on February 26th following early Vespers (6pm)
Confession Sign Up is online https://tinyurl.com/38pwa783 or on bulletin board. House Blessing Sign Up https://tinyurl.com/3ejcnwvm and on bulletin board. Birthdays: Kristin Boruff (2/10 St. Anna of Novgorod)
Anniversaries: Sdn. Joseph and Margaret Goshorn-Maroney (2/8)

Tone 8 Troparion (Resurrection)
You descended from on high, O Merciful One!
You accepted the three day burial to free us from our sufferings!// O Lord, our Life and Resurrection, glory to You!

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 Troparion (St. Bucolus)
You shone with the rays of virtue
received from him who leaned on the Master’s breast. Resplendent, God-inspired hierarch,
you led your flock to the pastures of truth.//
Entreat Christ our God for those who honor you, Father Bucolus!

Tone 8 Kontakion (Resurrection)
By rising from the tomb, You raised the dead and resurrected Adam.
Eve exults in Your Resurrection,//
and the world celebrates Your rising from the dead, O greatly 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 8 Prokeimenon (Resurrection)
Pray and make your vows / before the Lord, our God! (Ps. 75:10a) V. In Judah God is known; His Name is great in Israel. (Ps. 75:1)

Tone 3 Prokeimenon (Song of the Theotokos)
My soul magnifies the Lord, / and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.

(Lk. 1:46-47)

1 Timothy 4:9-15 (Epistle)

This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance. For to this end we both labor and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of those who believe. These things command and teach. Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity. Till I come, give attention to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine. Do not neglect the gift that is in you, which was given to you by prophecy with the laying on of the hands of the eldership. Meditate on these things; give yourself entirely to them, that your progress may be evident to all.

Tone 8

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

V. Come, let us rejoice in the Lord! Let us make a joyful noise to God our Savior! (Ps. 94:1) V. Let us come before His face with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to Him with songs of praise! (Ps. 94:2)
V. Lord, now let Your servant depart in peace, according to Your word, for my eyes have seen Your salvation! (Luke 2:29)

Luke 19:1-10 (Gospel)

Then Jesus entered and passed through Jericho. Now behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus who was a chief tax collector, and he was rich. And he sought to see who Jesus was, but could not because of the crowd, for he was of short stature. So he ran ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see Him, for He was going to pass that way. And when Jesus came to the place, He looked up and saw him, and said to him, “Zacchaeus, make haste and come down, for today I must stay at your house.” So he made haste and came down, and received Him joyfully. But when they saw it, they all complained, saying, “He has gone to be a guest with a man who is a sinner.” Then Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord, “Look, Lord, I give half of my goods to the poor; and if I have taken anything from anyone by false accusation, I restore fourfold.” And Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because he also is a son of Abraham; for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.”

(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!