Tuesday 7 am-Baking
Wed. 9 am-Divine Liturgy-10 am Study Group
Friday 5 pm Vespers for Elevation of the Cross
Saturday 9 am-Divine Liturgy-Elevation of the Cross 5 pm Vespers
September 8- Nativity of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary/Sunday before the Elevation of the Cross
Tone 3-Troparion of the Resurrection
Let the heavens rejoice! Let the earth be glad! For the Lord has shown strength with His arm. He has trampled down death by death. He has become the first born of the dead. He has delivered us from the depths of hell, and has granted to the world great mercy.
Tone 4-Troparion (Nativity of the Theotokos)
Thy nativity, O Virgin, has proclaimed joy to the whole universe! The Sun of righteousness, Christ our God, has shone from thee, O Theotokos. By annulling the curse, He bestowed a blessing. By destroying death, He has granted us eternal life.
Tone 3-Kontakion of the Resurrection
On this day Thou didst rise from the tomb, O Merciful One, leading us from the gates of death. On this day Adam exults as Eve rejoices; with the Prophets and Patriarchs they unceasingly praise the divine majesty of Thy power.
Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit
Tone 4-Kontakion (Nativity of the Theotokos)
By thy nativity, most pure Virgin, Joachim and Anna are freed from barrenness, Adam and Eve — from the corruption of death. And we, thy people, freed from the guilt of sin, celebrate and sing to thee: “The barren woman gives birth to the Theotokos, the nourisher of our Life.”
Now and ever and unto ages of ages. Amen.
Tone 2-Kontakion of Ordinary Sundays
Steadfast protection of Christians, constant advocate before the creator, despise not the cry of us sinners; but in thy goodness come speedily to help us who call on thee in faith: hasten to hear our petition and to intercede for us, O Theotokos, for thou dost always protect those who honor thee.
The Reading from the Epistle of St. Paul to the Galatians. (6:11-18)
Brethren, see with what large letters I am writing to you with my own hand. It is those who want to make a good showing in the flesh that would compel you to be circumcised and only in order that they may not be persecuted for the cross of Christ.
For even those who receive circumcision do not themselves keep the Law, but they desire to have you circumcised that they may glory in your flesh. But far be it from me to glory except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me and I to the world. For, neither circumcision counts for anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation.
Peace and mercy be upon all, who walk by this rule, upon the Israel of God. Henceforth let no man trouble me; for I bear on my body the marks of Jesus. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brethren. Amen.
The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. John. (3:13-17)
The Lord said, “No one has ascended into heaven but He who descended from heaven, the Son of man. And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of man be lifted up, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. For, God sent His Son into the world, not to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.”
(Instead of “It is truly meet …,” we sing:)
Magnify, O my soul, the most glorious birth of the Mother of God! Virginity is foreign to mothers; childbearing is strange for virgins. But in thee, O Theotokos, both were accomplished. Therefore all we nations of the earth unceasingly magnify thee.
Sub-deacon Mitri and Nora Moussa, Lynne Morris, Eleni (Helen) Nicholas, Barbara Demis, Dennis Poney, Lydia Holt, Lily Zelner, Anna T.
Today we will sing the Memorial Prayers for Bill Hardman who fell asleep last Sunday.