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Melkite Readings of the Day Monday, 23 October 2017.

3 hours 3 min ago
Monday, 23 October 2017. Commemoration of the Holy Hieromartyr James, brother of the Lord, first Bishop of Jerusalem.

Class of Feast: 4
Tone of Week: 3

Epistle of the Divine Liturgy -- 2017-10-23.

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Psalms 104:4,104:1 (Tone 4)
You make the winds your messengers, fire and flame your ministers.
Stichon: Bless the Lord, O my soul. O Lord my God, you are very great. (NRSV)

Galatians 1:11-19 (of the feast)
For I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that the gospel that was proclaimed by me is not of human origin; for I did not receive it from a human source, nor was I taught it, but I received it through a revelation of Jesus Christ. You have heard, no doubt, of my earlier life in Judaism. I was violently persecuting the church of God and was trying to destroy it. I advanced in Judaism beyond many among my people of the same age, for I was far more zealous for the traditions of my ancestors. But when God, who had set me apart before I was born and called me through his grace, was pleased to reveal his Son to me, so that I might proclaim him among the Gentiles, I did not confer with any human being, nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were already apostles before me, but I went away at once into Arabia, and afterwards I returned to Damascus. Then after three years I did go up to Jerusalem to visit Cephas and stayed with him for fifteen days; but I did not see any other apostle except James the Lord’s brother. (NRSV)

Psalms 148:1,2 (Tone 2)
Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord from the heavens; praise him in the heights!
Stichon: Praise him, all his angels; praise him, all his host! (NRSV)

Gospel of the Divine Liturgy -- 2017-10-23.

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Matthew 13:54-58 (of the feast)
At that time, Jesus came to his home town and began to teach the people in their synagogue, so that they were astounded and said, ‘Where did this man get this wisdom and these deeds of power? Is not this the carpenter’s son? Is not his mother called Mary? And are not his brothers James and Joseph and Simon and Judas? And are not all his sisters with us? Where then did this man get all this?’ And they took offence at him. But Jesus said to them, ‘Prophets are not without honour except in their own country and in their own house.’ And he did not do many deeds of power there, because of their unbelief. (NRSV)

Variable Parts of the Divine Liturgy -- 2017-10-23.

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Entrance hymn of Weekdays
Come, let us worship and bow down before Christ. O Son of God, who are wonderful in your saints, save us who sing to you: Alleluia!


Hymns of the Feasts
Troparion of James (tone 4)
O holy James, as a disciple of the Lord, you received the Gospel. As a martyr, you displayed an unyielding will. As a brother of the Lord, you have special power with him. As a hierarch, you have the right of intercession. Intercede therefore with Christ God, that he may save our souls.


<Chant the troparion of the titular of the church/monastery here.>

<Today we chant the usual Final Kontakion: 'O Never-failing Protectress of Christians ...' .>

<Today we chant the usual Hirmos: 'It is truly right ...' .>