The Witness (January 21st – 29th)

Saturday, January 21, 6:15pm 
Panikhida (Memorial Prayers) for Billy Belt 6:30pm Vespers
Sunday, January 22, 9am Matins 10am Divine Liturgy
Wednesday, January 25, 6:30pm Vespers
Thursday, January 26, 7am Divine Liturgy
Saturday, January 28, 6:15pm Panikhida (Memorial Prayers) for Unborn children 6:30pm Vespers
Sunday, January 29, 9am Matins 10am Divine Liturgy

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 before Liturgy on the 5th, and Attikus will be baptized following the wedding on the 5th.


Name’s Days: Meg Goshorn-Maroney (1/24 St. Xenia of Rome) Memory Eternal! Billy Belt (1/21)

Tone 7 Troparion (Resurrection)
By Your Cross You destroyed death.
To the thief You opened Paradise.
For the Myrrhbearers You changed weeping into joy. And You commanded Your disciples, O Christ God, to proclaim that You are risen,//
granting the world great mercy.

Tone 4 Troparion (New Martyrs)
Today the Church of Russia forms a chorus in joy,
praising her new martyrs and confessors;
hierarchs and priests, royal passion-bearers, right-believing princes and princesses, venerable men and women, and all Orthodox Christians.
Having laid down their life for faith in Christ during the days of godless persecution, they preserved the truth by the shedding of blood.//
By their protection, O long-suffering Lord, preserve our land in Orthodoxy till the end

of the age.

Tone 7 Kontakion (Resurrection)
The dominion of death can no longer hold men captive,
for Christ descended, shattering and destroying its powers. Hell is bound, while the Prophets rejoice and cry:
“The Savior has come to those in faith;//
enter, you faithful, into the Resurrection!”

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Tone 3 Kontakion (New Martyrs) (Today the Virgin) Today the new martyrs of Rus’ stand in white robes before the Lamb of God, and with the angels they sing to God the hymn of victory:
“Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and praise, and honor,
and power, and strength be to our God//
unto the ages of ages. Amen.”

Tone 7 Prokeimenon (Resurrection)
The Lord shall give strength to His people. / The Lord shall bless His people with peace. V. Offer to the Lord, O you sons of God! Offer young rams to the Lord! (Ps. 28:1a)

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 7

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia! V. It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to Your Name, O Most High. V. To declare Your mercy in the morning, and Your truth by night.

Luke 18:35-43 (Gospel)

Then it happened, as He was coming near Jericho, that a certain blind man sat by the road begging. And hearing a multitude passing by, he asked what it meant. So they told him that Jesus of Nazareth was passing by. And he cried out, saying, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” Then those who went before warned him that he should be quiet; but he cried out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” So Jesus stood still and commanded him to be brought to Him. And when he had come near, He asked him, saying, “What do you want Me to do for you?” He said, “Lord, that I may receive my sight.” Then Jesus said to him, “Receive your sight; your faith has made you well.” And immediately he received his sight, and followed Him, glorifying God. And all the people, when they saw it, gave praise to God.

Communion Hymn

Praise the Lord from the heavens, praise Him in the highest! (Ps. 148:1) Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous! Praise befits the just! (Ps. 32:1) Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!