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Melkite Readings of the Day Tuesday, 17 October 2017.

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Tuesday, 17 October 2017. Commemoration of the Holy Prophet Hosea and of the Holy Martyr Andrew of Crete.

Class of Feast: 5
Tone of Week: 2

Epistle of the Divine Liturgy -- 2017-10-17.

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Psalms 64:10,1 (Tone 7)
Let the righteous rejoice in the Lord and take refuge in him. Let all the upright in heart glory.
Stichon: Hear my voice, O God, in my complaint; preserve my life from the dread enemy. (NRSV)

Philippians 2:16-23 (20 after Pentecost)
Brothers and sisters, I did not run in vain or labour in vain. But even if I am being poured out as a libation over the sacrifice and the offering of your faith, I am glad and rejoice with all of you— and in the same way you also must be glad and rejoice with me. I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you soon, so that I may be cheered by news of you. I have no one like him who will be genuinely concerned for your welfare. All of them are seeking their own interests, not those of Jesus Christ. But Timothy’s worth you know, how like a son with a father he has served with me in the work of the gospel. I hope therefore to send him as soon as I see how things go with me. (NRSV)

Psalms 92:12,13 (Tone 2)
The righteous flourish like the palm tree, and grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
Stichon: They are planted in the house of the Lord; they flourish in the courts of our God. (NRSV)

Gospel of the Divine Liturgy -- 2017-10-17.

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Luke 9:23-27 (5 after Holy Cross)
Jesus said to his disciples, ‘If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will save it. What does it profit them if they gain the whole world, but lose or forfeit themselves? Those who are ashamed of me and of my words, of them the Son of Man will be ashamed when he comes in his glory and the glory of the Father and of the holy angels. But truly I tell you, there are some standing here who will not taste death before they see the kingdom of God.’ (NRSV)

Variable Parts of the Divine Liturgy -- 2017-10-17.

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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 the Prophet Hosea (tone 2)
We celebrate the memory of your prophet Hosea, and through him we implore you, O Lord: save our souls!
Troparion of Andrew of Crete (tone 4)
Trained in asceticism on the mountain, you were able to defeat the devil's assaults by the power of the Cross, O holy Andrew. With great courage, you faced the battle and crushed Emperor Copronym with the sword of faith. O glorious monk and martyr, God crowned you for your asceticism and your good fight.


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