The Witness (January 14th – 22nd)

Saturday, January 14, 6:30pm 
Sunday, January 15, 9:30am Chrismation of Andrew Henderson 10am Divine Liturgy Wednesday, January 18, 6:30pm Vespers
Thursday, January 19, 10am Divine Liturgy
Saturday, January 21, 6:15pm Panikhida (Memorial Prayers) for Billy Belt
6:30pm Vespers
Sunday, January 22, 9am Matins 10am Divine Liturgy

Chrismation of Andrew Henderson 
will be on January 15th at 9:30am.
Annual All Parish Meeting is on Sunday, January 15th after Coffee Hour.
Save the Date Wedding of Isaac Weliever and Kymberly Devitt will be on Sunday, Feb. 5 at 3pm. Kymberly and Abraelynn will be Chrismated/Baptized on the 4th, and Attikus will be baptized following the wedding on the 5th.


Birthdays: Brent Jones (1/15) Dna. Tina Wilson (1/17) Maria and John

Goshorn-Maroney (1/18) Seraphima Goshorn-Maroney (1/19)
Name’s Days: Finnian Wilson (1/19 St. Macarius the Great) Ollie Wilson (1/21 St. Maximos the Confessor)

Tone 6 Troparion (Resurrection) The Angelic Powers were at Your tomb;
the guards became as dead men.
Mary stood by Your grave,
seeking Your most pure body.
You captured hell, not being tempted by it.
You came to the Virgin, granting life.
O Lord, Who rose from the dead,// glory to You.

Tone 4 Troparion (Sts. Paul and John) O God of our Fathers,

always act with kindness towards us;
take not Your mercy from us,
but guide our lives in peace//
through the prayers of the venerable Paul and John!

Tone 6 Kontakion (Resurrection)
When Christ God, the Giver of Life,
raised all of the dead from the valleys of misery with His mighty hand, He bestowed resurrection on the human race.//
He is the Savior of all, the Resurrection, the Life, and the God of all.

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Tone 2 Kontakion (St. John)
Longing for poverty in imitation of Christ,
you abandoned your parents’ wealth, O wise Father John; grasping the Gospel in your hands, you followed Christ God,// unceasingly praying for us all.

Tone 3 Kontakion (St. Paul)
Today we gather and praise you with hymns
as an unwaning ray of the spiritual Sun;
for you shine on those in the darkness of ignorance,
leading all ^mankind to the heights,//
venerable Paul, adornment of Thebes and firm foundation of the fathers and ascetics.

Tone 6 Prokeimenon (Resurrection)
O Lord, save Your people, / and bless Your inheritance! (Ps. 27:9a)

V. To You, O Lord, will I call. O my God, be not silent to me! (Ps. 27:1a)

1 Timothy 1:15-17 (Epistle)

This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief. However, for this reason I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might show all longsuffering, as a pattern to those who are going to believe on Him for everlasting life. Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, to God who alone is wise, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.

Tone 6

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia! V. He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the heavenly God. (Ps. 90:1) V. He will say to the Lord: “My Protector and my Refuge; my God, in Whom I trust.”(Ps. 90:2)

Luke 18:18-27 (Gospel)

Now a certain ruler asked Him, saying, “Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” So Jesus said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is, God. You know the commandments: ‘Do not commit adultery,’ ‘Do not murder,’ ‘Do not steal,’ ‘Do not bear false witness,’ ‘Honor your father and your mother.’” And he said, “All these things I have kept from my youth.” So when Jesus heard these things, He said to him, “You still lack one thing. Sell all that you have and distribute to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.” But when he heard this, he became very sorrowful, for he was very rich. And when Jesus saw that he became very sorrowful, He said, “How hard it is for those who have riches to enter the kingdom of God! For it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.” And those who heard it said, “Who then can be saved?” But He said, “The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.”

Communion Hymn

Praise the Lord from the heavens, praise Him in the highest! (Ps. 148:1) Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!