The Witness (January 28th – February 5th)

Saturday, January 28, 6:15pm 
Panikhida (Memorial Prayers) for Unborn children 6:30pm Vespers
Sunday, January 29, 9am Matins 10am Divine Liturgy
Monday, January 30, 10am Divine Liturgy (Three Holy Hierarchs)
Wednesday, February 1, 6:30pm Vespers for Feast of Meeting of the Lord in the Temple Thursday, February 2, 10am Divine Liturgy Feast of Meeting of the Lord in the Temple Saturday, February 4, 6:30pm Vespers
Sunday, February 5, 9:15am Baptism/Chrismation (Kymberly and Abraelynn) 10am Divine Liturgy 3pm Wedding of Isaac and Kymberly, followed by baptism of Attikus.

Parish Council meets January 29
February 18th. We will have early Vespers that night (6pm). Bring your art (of all kinds) to share.


Name’s Days: Ophelia Myers (2/1 St. Felicity of Carthage) Natalie Wilson (2/3 St. Anna the Prophetess)

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 4 Troparion (St. Ignatius)

By sharing in the ways of the Apostles,
you became a successor to their throne.
Through the practice of virtue, you found the way to divine contemplation, O inspired one of God; by teaching the word of truth without error, you defended the Faith, even to the shedding of your blood.// O Hieromartyr Ignatius, entreat Christ God to save our souls!

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 4 Kontakion (St. Ignatius)

Today you rose from the east,
enlightening all of creation with your teachings,//
and you are crowned with martyrdom, Godbearing Ignatius.

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Tone 8 Prokeimenon (Resurrection)Pray and make your vows / before the Lord, our God! (Ps. V. In Judah God is known; His Name is great in Israel. (Ps. 75:1)

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! V. Let us come before His face with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to Him with songs of praise!

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.”

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