The Witness (November 12th – 20th)

Saturday, November 12, 6:30pm 
Sunday, November 13, 9am Matins 10am Divine Liturgy
Wednesday, November 16, 6:30pm 
Nativity Parklesis 7:30pm Patristic Pints (@Wallys) 
Thursday, November 17, 10am Divine Liturgy
Saturday, November 19, 6:30pm Vespers
Sunday, November 20, 9am Matins 10am Divine Liturgy


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Tone 5 Troparion (Resurrection)
Let us, the faithful, praise and worship the Word, co-eternal with the Father and the Spirit,
born for our salvation from the Virgin;
for He willed to be lifted up on the Cross in the flesh, to endure death,
and to raise the dead//
by His glorious Resurrection.

Tone 8 Troparion (St. John)
Grace shining forth from your lips like a beacon has enlightened the universe. It has shown to the world the riches of poverty.
It has revealed to us the heights of humility.
Teaching us by your words O Father John Chrysostom,//
intercede before the Word Christ our God, to save our souls!

Tone 5 Kontakion (Resurrection) You descended into hell, O my Savior, shattering its gates as Almighty,
resurrecting the dead as Creator,

and destroying the sting of death.
You have delivered Adam from the curse, O Lover of man,// and we cry to You: “O Lord, save us!”

Tone 6 Kontakion (St. John)
Having received divine grace from heaven,
with your mouth you teach all men to worship one God in Trinity. All-blessed and venerable John Chrysostom,//
we worthily praise you, for you are our teacher, revealing things divine.


Tone 5 Prokeimenon (Resurrection)
You, O Lord, shall protect us / and preserve us from this generation forever.
V. Save me, O Lord, for there is no longer any that is godly! My mouth shall speak wisdom; / the meditation of my heart shall be understanding. (Ps. 48:3)

Hebrews 7:26-8:2 (Epistle, St. John Chrysostom)

For such a High Priest was fitting for us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and has become higher than the heavens; who does not need daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifices, first for his own sins and then for the people’s, for this He did once for all when He offered up Himself. For the law appoints as high priests men who have weakness, but the word of the oath, which came after the law, appoints the Son who has been perfected forever. Now this is the main point of the things we are saying: We have such a High Priest, who is seated at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens, a Minister of the sanctuary and of the true tabernacle which the Lord erected, and not man.

Galatians 6:11-18 (Epistle)

See with what large letters I have written to you with my own hand! As many as desire to make a good showing in the flesh, these would compel you to be circumcised, only that they may not suffer persecution for the cross of Christ. For not even those who are circumcised keep the law, but they desire to have you circumcised that they may boast in your flesh. But God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything, but a new creation. And as many as walk according to this rule, peace and mercy be upon them, and upon the Israel of God. From now on let no one trouble me, for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus. Brethren, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.

Tone 5

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

V. I will sing of Your mercies, O Lord, forever; with my mouth I will proclaim Your truth from generation to generation. V. For You have said: Mercy will be established forever; Your truth will be prepared in the heavens. (Ps. 88:3 V. The mouth of the righteous meditates wisdom and his tongue speaks of judgment. (Ps. 36:31)

John 10:9-16 (Gospel, St. John Chrysostom)

I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep. But a hireling, he who is not the shepherd, one who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees; and the wolf catches the sheep and scatters them. The hireling flees because he is a hireling and does not care about the sheep. I am the good shepherd; and I know My sheep, and am known by My own. As the Father knows Me, even so I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep. And other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they will hear My voice; and there will be one flock and one shepherd.

Luke 10:25-37 (Gospel)

And behold, a certain lawyer stood up and tested Him, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” He said to him, “What is written in the law? What is your reading of it?”So he answered and said, “’You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your

soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind,’ and ‘your neighbor as yourself.’” And He said to him, “You have answered rightly; do this and you will live.” But he, wanting to justify himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” Then Jesus answered and said: “A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, who stripped him of his clothing, wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead.Now by chance a certain priest came down that road. And when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. Likewise a Levite, when he arrived at the place, came and looked, and passed by on the other side. But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was. And when he saw him, he had compassion. So he went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine; and he set him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him. On the next day, when he departed, he took out two denarii, gave them to the innkeeper, and said to him, ‘Take care of him; and whatever more you spend, when I come again, I will repay you.’ So which of these three do you think was neighbor to him who fell among the thieves?” And he said, “He who showed mercy on him.” Then Jesus said to him, “Go and do likewise.”

Communion Hymn

Praise the Lord from the heavens, praise Him in the highest! (Ps. 148:1)
The righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance. He shall not fear evil

tidings. (Ps. 111:6) Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!