The Witness (August 7th – 15th)
SERVICES AND EVENTS
Sunday, August 7, 9am Matins 10am Divine Liturgy
Wednesday, August 10, 6:30pm Paraklesis
Thursday, August 11, 7am Divine Liturgy
Saturday, August 13, 6:30pm Vespers
Sunday, August 14, 9am Matins 10am Divine Liturgy 6:30pm Vespers for Feast of Dormition
Monday, August 15, 9am Divine Liturgy for Feast of Dormition
Parish Council Meets Sunday August 7 Birthdays: Maddie Jones (8/7) Martin Guise (8/10)
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 7 Troparion (Feast)
You were transfigured on the mountain, O Christ God,
revealing Your glory to Your Disciples as far as they could bear it. Let Your everlasting Light also shine upon us sinners,
through the prayers of the Theotokos!//
O Giver of Light, glory to You!
Tone 4 Troparion (St. Dometius)
Trained in asceticism on the mountain,
with the weapon of the Cross you destroyed the spiritual assaults of the hostile powers,
O all-blessed one;
once again you bravely prepared for combat
and for both struggles you have been crowned by God,// Monk-martyr Dometius of eternal memory.
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 6 Kontakion (St. Dometius)
You rose above earthly things
which drag down the mind;
You were a great guide of monks, O Dometius.
You did not fear the furious emperor who would not honor God. Therefore, O Hieromartyr, you died singing the hymn://
“God is with me and no one is against me.”
Tone 7 Kontakion (Feast)
On the mountain You were transfigured, O Christ God,
and Your Disciples beheld Your glory as far as they could see it; so that when they would behold You crucified,
they would understand that Your suffering was voluntary,
and would proclaim to the world//
that You are truly the Radiance of the Father.
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 4 Prokeimenon (Feast)
O Lord, how manifold are Your works; / in wisdom have You made them all.
1 Corinthians 1:10-18 (Epistle)
Now I plead with you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment. For it has been declared to me concerning you, my brethren, by those of Chloe’s household, that there are contentions among you. Now I say this, that each of you says, “I am of Paul,” or “I am of Apollos,” or “I am of Cephas,” or “I am of Christ.” Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul? I thank God that I baptized none of you except Crispus and Gaius, lest anyone should say that I had baptized in my own name. Yes, I also baptized the household of Stephanas. Besides, I do not know whether I baptized any other. For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel, not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of no effect. For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
V. It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to Your Name, O Most High. (Ps. 91:1
V. To declare Your mercy in the morning, and Your truth by night. (Ps. 91:2a) V. The heavens are Yours, the earth also is Yours! (Ps. 88:11a)
Matthew 14:14-22 (Gospel)
And when Jesus went out He saw a great multitude; and He was moved with compassion for them, and healed their sick. When it was evening, His disciples came to Him, saying, “This is a deserted place, and the hour is already late. Send the multitudes away, that they may go into the villages and buy themselves food.” But Jesus said to them, “They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat.” And they said to Him, “We have here only five loaves and two fish.” He said, “Bring them here to Me.” Then He commanded the multitudes to sit down on the grass. And He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, He blessed and broke and gave the loaves to the disciples; and the disciples gave to the multitudes. So they all ate and were filled, and they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments that remained.Now those who had eaten were about five thousand men, besides women and children. Immediately Jesus made His disciples get into the boat and go before Him to the other side, while He sent the multitudes away.
(Instead of “It is truly meet…,” we sing:)
Magnify, O my soul, the Lord Who was transfigured on Mount Tabor! Your childbearing was without corruption;
God came forth from your body clothed in flesh,
and appeared on earth and dwelt among men.//
Therefore we all magnify you, O Theotokos.
Praise the Lord from the heavens, praise Him in the highest! (Ps. 148:1)
O Lord, we will walk in the light of Your countenance, and will exult in Your Name
forever. (Ps. 88:15) Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!