The Witness (January 22nd – January 30th)

Saturday, January 22, 6:15pm 
Memorial Prayers for Billy Belt 6:30pm Vespers 
Sunday, January 23, 9am Matins 10am Divine Liturgy
Wednesday, January 26, 6:30pm Vespers 7:30pm Patristic Pints
Thursday, January 27, 7am Divine Liturgy
Saturday, January 29, 6:30pm Vespers
Sunday, January 30, 9am Matins 10am Divine Liturgy

Parish Council 
Orientation Saturday, February 5, 5pm. Installation and first meeting of new council Feb. 6.
Confession Sign Up is online at this link or on bulletin board.
House Blessing Sign Up is now online here:
and on bulletin board.
Name’s Days: Margaret Goshorn-Maroney (1/24 St. Xenia of Rome)

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 (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

venerable men and women, and all Orthodox Christians.
Having laid down their life for faith in Christ during the days of godless

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 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.

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 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)
God is our refuge and strength, / a help in afflictions that severely befall us.

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) V. The righteous cried, and the Lord heard them and delivered them out of all their troubles. (Ps. 33:17)

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)