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Melkite Readings of the Day Saturday, 18 November 2017.

18 hours 6 min ago
Saturday, 18 November 2017. Commemoration of the Holy Martyrs Plato and Romanos.

Class of Feast: 5
Tone of Week: 6
No applicable fasting information for Melkites
If, however, you follow the traditional fasting discipline: Wine, oil allowed -- Abstain from meat, meat products, milk, cheese, eggs, dairy foods, and fish.

Epistle of the Divine Liturgy -- 2017-11-18.

18 hours 6 min ago
Psalms 32:11,1 (Tone 6)
Be glad in the Lord and rejoice, O righteous, and shout for joy, all you upright in heart.
Stichon: Happy are those whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. (NRSV)

2 Corinthians 11:1-6 (24 after Pentecost)
Brothers and sisters, I wish you would bear with me in a little foolishness. Do bear with me! I feel a divine jealousy for you, for I promised you in marriage to one husband, to present you as a chaste virgin to Christ. But I am afraid that as the serpent deceived Eve by its cunning, your thoughts will be led astray from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ. For if someone comes and proclaims another Jesus than the one we proclaimed, or if you receive a different spirit from the one you received, or a different gospel from the one you accepted, you submit to it readily enough. I think that I am not in the least inferior to these super-apostles. I may be untrained in speech, but not in knowledge; certainly in every way and in all things we have made this evident to you. (NRSV)

Psalms 65:4; Sirach 44:14 (Tone 6)
Happy are those whom you choose and bring near to live in your courts.
Stichon: You have made us a byword among the nations, a laughing-stock among the peoples. (NRSV)

Gospel of the Divine Liturgy -- 2017-11-18.

18 hours 6 min ago
Luke 9:57-62 (9 after Holy Cross)
At that time, as Jesus and his disciples were going along the road, someone said to Jesus, ‘I will follow you wherever you go.’ And Jesus said to him, ‘Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.’ To another he said, ‘Follow me.’ But he said, ‘Lord, first let me go and bury my father.’ But Jesus said to him, ‘Let the dead bury their own dead; but as for you, go and proclaim the kingdom of God.’ Another said, ‘I will follow you, Lord; but let me first say farewell to those at my home.’ Jesus said to him, ‘No one who puts a hand to the plough and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.’ (NRSV)

Variable Parts of the Divine Liturgy -- 2017-11-18.

18 hours 6 min ago
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 the Martyrs (tone 4)
Your martyrs O Lord, received the crown of immortality from you O our God, on account of their struggles. Armed with your strength, they have vanquished their persecutors, and crushed the powerless arrogance of demons. Through their supplications, O Christ God, save our souls.

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

Final Kontakion of the Entrance (tone 4)
The most pure Temple of the Saviour and the most precious and bright bridal chamber, the Virgin, sacred treasury of the glory of God, openly appears today in the temple of the Lord, bringing with her the grace of the most Holy Spirit. Wherefore the angels of God are singing: "this is the heavenly tabernacle!"

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