February, 05 2017
SUNDAY OF THE PHARISEE & PUBLICAN
SUNDAY AFTER THE PRESENTATION OF CHRIST
Celebrants: V. Rev. Fr. Timothy Ferguson; Rev. Fr. Nicholas Belcher;
Subdeacon James Irving; Subdeacon Douglas Howdy
VARIATION IN TODAY’S DIVINE LITURGY
1. THE THIRD ANTIPHON: Hearken, O daughter, and consider, and incline thine ear; forget also thine own people, and thy father’s house. Even the rich among the people shall entreat thy favor. I will make thy name to be remembered in all generations.
2. APOLYTIKION OF THE PRESENTATION OF CHRIST - TONE 1: Rejoice, O Virgin Theotokos, full of grace, for from thee arose the Sun of Justice, Christ our God, lighting those who are in darkness. Rejoice and be glad, O righteous old man, carrying in thine arms the Deliverer of our souls, Who granteth us Resurrection.
3. THE ENTRANCE HYMN: Come, let us worship and fall down befoe Christ, Save us, O Son of God, Who art risen from the dead; who sing to Thee. Alleluia.
4. APOLYTIKION OF THE RESURRECTION - TONE 8; From the heights Thou didst descend, O compassionate One, and Thou didst submit to the three-day burial, that Thou might deliver us from passion; Thou art our life and our Resurrection, O Lord, glory to Thee.
5. Repeat No. 2 Above.
6. APOLYTIKION OF ST. GEORGE – TONE 4: As deliverer of captives and defender of the poor, healer of the infirm, champion of kings, victorious, Great Martyr George, intercede with Christ our God for our soul’s salvation.
7. KONTAKION OF THE PRESENTATION OF CHRIST - Tone 1: Thou, O Christ God, Who by Thy Birth, didst sanctify the Virgin’s womb, and, as is meet, didst bless Simeon’s arms, and didst also come to save us; preserve Thy fold in wars, and confirm them whom Thou didst love, for Thou alone art the Lover of mankind.
Prokeimenon: Make your vows to the Lord your God, and perform them.
In Judah God is known; His Name is great in Israel.
The Reading from the Second Epistle of St. Paul to St. Timothy. (3:10-15)
Timothy my son, you have observed my teaching, my conduct, my aim in life, my faith, my patience, my love, my steadfastness, my persecutions, and my sufferings; and what befell me at Antioch, at Iconium, and at Lystra. What persecutions I endured; yet from them all, the Lord rescued me. Indeed all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, while evil men and impostors will go on from bad to worse, deceivers and deceived. But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings which are able to instruct you for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.
The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke. (18:10-14)
The Lord spoke this parable: “Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, ‘God, I thank Thee that I am not like other men, extortionists, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I get.’ But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even lift up his eyes to Heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me a sinner!’ I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted.”
THE LORD’S PRAYER (In Arabic phonetics)
ABANA LLATHI FI SSAMAWAT / LI-YATAQADAS ISMUK / LI-YATI MALAKOOTUK/ LI-TAKUN MA-SHEEATUK / KAMA FI SSAMA-EE KATHALIKA ALA L-ARD/ KHUBZANA L-JAWHARI AHTINA L-YOWM / WATRUK LANA MA ALYNA, KAMA NATRUKU NAHNU LIMAN LANA ALYH / WA LA TUDKHILNA FI TAJRIBAH / LAKIN NAJJINA MINA SHIRR-EER.
While only Orthodox Christians may approach the chalice for Holy Communion, everyone is welcome to venerate the Cross and receive the blessed bread at the end of the Divine Liturgy.
Special note: Except for those who are elderly and/or disabled, please remain standing during Holy Communion
NOTICE FROM AABA: PARISHIONERS (62+ or disabled) know that applications are available for Market Value, Tax Credit and Section 8 apartments in AABA Village so that you can be placed on the wait lists for both buildings. Please have them call Dorothy McNerny or Tom Chapman at 617-325-1913 and an application will be mailed. AABA Village is a multi-cultural community with a lot of residents of Syrian/Lebanese descent. Amenities include on-site Resident Service Coordinators, accessible laundry rooms, sun room, game room, community rooms, and library/computer labs. There are weekly and monthly activities including yoga, massage, The Ride and the Boston senior shuttle. There are also outings organized by the RSCs.