The Witness (January 29th – February 6th)

SERVICES AND EVENTS
Saturday, January 29, 6:30pm 
Vespers
Sunday, January 30, 9am Matins 10am Divine Liturgy
Tuesday, February 1, 6:30pm Vespers Feast of Meeting of the Lord in the Temple 
Wednesday, February 2 Divine Liturgy CANCELED
Saturday, February 5, 6:30pm Vespers
Sunday, February 6, 9am Matins 10am Divine Liturgy

ANNOUNCEMENTS
Parish Council 
Orientation Saturday, February 5, 5pm. Installation and first meeting of new council Feb. 6.
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: Susan Belt (1/31)
Name’s Days: Ophelia Myers (St. Felicity of Carthage 2/1) Natalie Wilson (Righteous Anna the Prophetess 2/3)

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 1 Troparion (Three Hierarchs)
Let us who love their words come together with hymns,
and honor the three great torch-bearers of the ^triune Godhead:
Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian and John Chrysostom!
These men have enlightened the world with the rays of their divine doctrines. They are sweetly flowing rivers ^of wisdom,
and have filled all creation with springs of heavenly knowledge.
They ceaselessly intercede for us//
before the Holy Trinity.

Tone 4 Troparion (Three Hierarchs) As sharers of the Apostles’ life and character and teachers of the universe,
intercede with the Master of all
to grant peace to the world,//
and great mercy to our souls!

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!”

Tone 2 Kontakion (Three Hierarchs)
O Lord, You have taken up to eternal rest
and to the enjoyment of Your blessings
the divinely-inspired heralds, the greatest of Your teachers,
for You have accepted their labors and deaths as a sweet-smelling sacrifice,// for You alone are glorified in Your saints.

Tone 7 Prokeimenon (Resurrection)
The Lord shall give strength to His people. / The Lord shall bless His people

with peace. (Ps. 28:11)
V. Offer to the Lord, O you sons of God! Offer young rams to the Lord! (Ps. 28:1a) Tone 8 Prokeimenon (Three Hierarchs)

Their proclamation has gone out into all the earth, / and their words to the ends of the universe. (Ps. 18:4)

Hebrews 13:7-16 (Epistle, Hierarchs)

Remember those who rule over you, who have spoken the word of God to you, whose faith follow, considering the outcome of their conduct. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Do not be carried about with various and strange doctrines. For it is good that the heart be established by grace, not with foods which have not profited those who have been occupied with them. We have an altar from which those who serve the tabernacle have no right to eat. For the bodies of those animals, whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest for sin, are burned outside the camp. Therefore Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people with His own blood, suffered outside the gate. Therefore let us go forth to Him, outside the camp, bearing His reproach. For here we have no continuing city, but we seek the one to come. Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name. But do not forget to do good and to share, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.

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. (Ps. 91:2a) Tone 1 V. The heavens will praise Thy wonders, O Lord; and Thy truth in the congregation of the saints. (Ps. 88:5)

Matthew 5:14-19 (Gospel, Hierarchs)

You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled. Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 15:21-28 (Gospel)

Then Jesus went out from there and departed to the region of Tyre and Sidon. And behold, a woman of Canaan came from that region and cried out to Him, saying, “Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David! My daughter is severely demon-possessed.” But He answered her not a word. And His disciples came and urged Him, saying, “Send her away, for she cries out after us.” But He answered and said, “I was not sent except to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” Then she came and worshiped Him, saying, “Lord, help me!” But He answered and said, “It is not good to take the children’s bread and throw it to the little dogs.” And she said, “Yes, Lord, yet even the little dogs eat the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table.” Then Jesus answered and said to her, “O woman, great is your faith! Let it be to you as you desire.” And her daughter was healed from that very hour.

Communion Hymn

Praise the Lord from the heavens, praise Him in the highest! (Ps. 148:1)
Their proclamation has gone out into all the earth, and their words to the ends of

the universe. (Ps. 18:4) Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!