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Melkite Readings of the Day Wednesday, 17 January 2018.

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Wednesday, 17 January 2018. Commemoration of our Holy and God-bearing Father Anthony the Great.

Class of Feast: 3
Tone of Week: 7
Abstinence today: We refrain from eating meat and meat products.
If, however, you follow the traditional fasting discipline: Fish, wine, oil allowed -- Abstain from meat, meat products, milk, cheese, eggs, and dairy foods.

Eothinon Gospel -- 2018-01-17.

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Matthew 11:27-30
Jesus said to his disciples, 'All things have been handed over to me by my Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him. ‘Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.’ (NRSV)

Epistle of the Divine Liturgy -- 2018-01-17.

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Psalms 116:15,12 (Tone 7)
Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his faithful ones.
Stichon: What shall I return to the Lord for all his bounty to me? (NRSV)

Hebrews 13:17-21 (of the feast)
Brothers and sisters, obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls and will give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with sighing—for that would be harmful to you. Pray for us; we are sure that we have a clear conscience, desiring to act honourably in all things. I urge you all the more to do this, so that I may be restored to you very soon. Now may the God of peace, who brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, make you complete in everything good so that you may do his will, working among us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory for ever and ever. Amen. (NRSV)

Psalms 112:1,3 (Tone 6)
Happy are those who fear the Lord, who greatly delight in his commandments.
Stichon: Their righteousness endures for ever. (NRSV)

Gospel of the Divine Liturgy -- 2018-01-17.

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Luke 6:17-23 (of the feast)
At that time, Jesus came down and stood on a level place with a great crowd of his disciples and a great multitude of people from all Judea, Jerusalem, and the coast of Tyre and Sidon. They had come to hear him and to be healed of their diseases; and those who were troubled with unclean spirits were cured. And all in the crowd were trying to touch him, for power came out from him and healed all of them. Then he looked up at his disciples and said: ‘Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. ‘Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you will be filled. ‘Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh. ‘Blessed are you when people hate you, and when they exclude you, revile you, and defame you on account of the Son of Man. Rejoice on that day and leap for joy, for surely your reward is great in heaven.' (NRSV)

Variable Parts of the Divine Liturgy -- 2018-01-17.

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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 Anthony (tone 4)
Father Anthony, you equalled Elijah in his zeal and followed John the Baptist in his holy way of life: you peopled the wilderness and established the world on the firm foundation of your prayers. Intercede with Christ God that he may save our souls.

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

Final Kontakion (tone 1)
O Christ our God who through your birth have sanctified the virginal womb and have blessed the arms of Simeon: today You have come to save us. O Lord, keep your people in peace when wars are raging and strengthen our public authorities in every good deed, for You alone are the Lover of Mankind.

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