From: Sbn. Ilarion Marr Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2016 07:47:06 -0400 Subject: Readings Sun Aug 21 Ninth Sunday after Pentecost Tone 8 Afterfeast of the Transfiguration To:
Prayer Before Reading Scripture:
Lord Jesus Christ, open Thou the eyes of my heart, that I may hear Thy
word and understand and do Thy will, for I am a sojourner upon the
earth. Hide not Thy commandments from me, but open mine eyes, that I
may receive the wonders of Thy law. Speak unto me the hidden and secret
things of Thy wisdom. On Thee do I set my hope, O my God, that Thou
shalt enlighten my mind and understanding with the light of Thy
knowledge, not only to cherish those things which are written, but to do
them; that in reading the lives and sayings of the saints I may not
sin, but that such may serve for my restoration, enlightenment and
sanctification, for the salvation of my soul, and the inheritance of
life everlasting. For Thou art the enlightenment of those who lie in
darkness, and from Thee cometh every good deed and every gift. Amen
Saint John Chrysostom
of the Resurrection. Eighth Tone. From
on high didst Thou descend, O Compassionate One; to burial of three days hast
Thou submitted that Thou mightest free us from our passions. O our Life and
Resurrection, O Lord, glory be to Thee.
Kontakion of the Resurrection. Eighth Tone. Having
arisen from the tomb, Thou didst raise up the dead and didst resurrect Adam.
Eve also danceth at Thy Resurrection, and the ends of the world celebrate Thine
arising from the dead, O Greatly-merciful One.
The Reading from the Epistle of Saint Paul to the :
I Corinthians 3:9-17 King James Version (KJV 1611)
9 For we are labourers together with God: ye are God's husbandry, ye are God's building.
to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I
have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every
man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.
11 For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
12 Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;
man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it,
because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's
work of what sort it is.
14 If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.
15 If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.
16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?
17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.
The Holy Gospel according to:
Saint Matthew 14:22-34
King James Version (KJV 1611)
straightway Jesus constrained His disciples to get into a ship, and to
go before Him unto the other side, while He sent the multitudes away.
when He had sent the multitudes away, He went up into a mountain apart
to pray: and when the evening was come, He was there alone.
24 But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary.
25 And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea.
26 And when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear.
27 But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.
28 And Peter answered Him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water.
29 And He said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus.
30 But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.
immediately Jesus stretched forth His hand, and caught him, and said
unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?
32 And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased.
33 Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped Him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God.
34 And when they were gone over, they came into the land of Gennesaret.