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Readings for Second Sunday of Tute

Vespers

Vespers Psalm

From the Psalms of our teacher David the prophet.
May his blessings be with us all.

Psalms 7:10-11

Chapter 7
 10 
My defence is of God, which saveth the upright in heart.
 11 God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day.

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Our Lord God, Savior, and King of us all, Jesus Christ, the Living Son of God to whom be glory forever.
Amen.

Vespers Gospel

Stand in the fear of God and listen to the Holy Gospel.
A reading from the Gospel according to our teacher Saint Luke the Evangelist.
May His Blessings be with us all.

Luke 4:38-41

Chapter 4
 38 
And he arose out of the synagogue, and entered into Simon's house. And Simon's wife's mother was taken with a great fever;
and they besought him for her.
 39 And he stood over her, and rebuked the fever;
and it left her:
and immediately she arose and ministered unto them.
 40 Now when the sun was setting, all they that had any sick with divers diseases brought them unto him;
and he laid his hands on every one of them, and healed them.
 41 And devils also came out of many, crying out, and saying, Thou art Christ the Son of God. And he rebuking them suffered them not to speak:
for they knew that he was Christ.

And Glory be to God forever


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Matins

Matins Psalm

From the Psalms of our teacher David the prophet.
May his blessings be with us all.

Psalms 8:1,4

 1 O LORD, our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens.
 4 What is man, that thou art mindful of him?
and the son of man, that thou visitest him?

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Our Lord God, Savior, and King of us all, Jesus Christ, the Living Son of God to whom be glory forever.
Amen.

Matins Gospel

Stand in the fear of God and listen to the Holy Gospel.
A reading from the Gospel according to our teacher Saint Mark the Evangelist.
May His Blessings be with us all.

Mark 1:35-39

Chapter 1
 35 
And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.
 36 And Simon and they that were with him followed after him.
 37 And when they had found him, they said unto him, All men seek for thee.
 38 And he said unto them, Let us go into the next towns, that I may preach there also:
for therefore came I forth.
 39 And he preached in their synagogues throughout all Galilee, and cast out devils.

And Glory be to God forever


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Liturgy Gospel

Paulines Epistle

Paul, the servant of our Lord Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, appointed to the Gospel of God.
A reading from the Epistle of our teacher Paul to the Timothy .
May his blessings be upon us.
Amen.

2 Timothy 1:12-2:10

Chapter 1
 12 
For the which cause I also suffer these things:
nevertheless I am not ashamed:
for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.
 13 Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.
 14 That good thing which was committed unto thee keep by the Holy Ghost which dwelleth in us.
 15 This thou knowest, that all they which are in Asia be turned away from me;
of whom are Phygellus and Hermogenes.
 16 The Lord give mercy unto the house of Onesiphorus;
for he oft refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chain:
 17 But, when he was in Rome, he sought me out very diligently, and found me.
 18 The Lord grant unto him that he may find mercy of the Lord in that day:
and in how many things he ministered unto me at Ephesus, thou knowest very well.
Chapter 2
 1 
Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
 2 And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.
 3 Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
 4 No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life;
that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.
 5 And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully.
 6 The husbandman that laboureth must be first partaker of the fruits.
 7 Consider what I say;
and the Lord give thee understanding in all things.
 8 Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel:
 9 Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even unto bonds;
but the word of God is not bound.
 10 Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.

The grace of God the Father be with you all.
Amen.


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Catholic Epistle

A Reading from Epistle of St. James .
May his blessing be upon us.
Amen.

James 2:5-13

Chapter 2
 5 
Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?
 6 But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats?
 7 Do not they blaspheme that worthy name by the which ye are called?
 8 If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well:
 9 But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors.
 10 For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.
 11 For he that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill. Now if thou commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, thou art become a transgressor of the law.
 12 So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty.
 13 For he shall have judgment without mercy, that hath shewed no mercy;
and mercy rejoiceth against judgment.

Do not love the world or the things in the world. The world passes away, and its desires; but he who does the will of God abides forever.
Amen.


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Acts of the Apostles

The Acts of our fathers the apostles, may their blessings be with us.

Acts 11:19-26

Chapter 11
 19 
Now they which were scattered abroad upon the persecution that arose about Stephen travelled as far as Phenice, and Cyprus, and Antioch, preaching the word to none but unto the Jews only.
 20 And some of them were men of Cyprus and Cyrene, which, when they were come to Antioch, spake unto the Grecians, preaching the LORD Jesus.
 21 And the hand of the Lord was with them:
and a great number believed, and turned unto the Lord.
 22 Then tidings of these things came unto the ears of the church which was in Jerusalem:
and they sent forth Barnabas, that he should go as far as Antioch.
 23 Who, when he came, and had seen the grace of God, was glad, and exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they would cleave unto the Lord.
 24 For he was a good man, and full of the Holy Ghost and of faith:
and much people was added unto the Lord.
 25 Then departed Barnabas to Tarsus, for to seek Saul:
 26 And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.

The word of the Lord shall grow, multiply, be mighty, and be confirmed, in the holy Church of God.
Amen.



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Coptic Synaxarium

Tute 11, 1731

Day 11 of the Blessed Coptic Month of Tute, may God make it always received, year after year, with reassurance and tranquility, while our sins after forgiven by the tender mercies of our God my fathers and brothers.
Amen.

Martyrdom of St. Wasilides

On this day was martyred St. Wasilides who was a minister and provider for the kingdom of Rome, over which he acted as counsellor. He had many slaves and fellows. Emperor Numerianus married Wasilides' sister, Patricia, the mother of Theodore Bandelewos, and had another son called Yustus. Wasilides had two sons: Awsabyos (Eusebyus) and Macarius. When the Persians waged war against Rome, Emperor Numerianus sent to them his son Yustus with Awsabyos, Wasilides' son. Then he went to fight another enemy and was killed in that war. His kingdom was thus left vacant without one to administer its affairs. They had chosen among the soldiers for war a man called Agripada, a shepherd, and they set him over the royal horses stable. He was a mighty man in action, bold in his dealings. One of the Empror's daughters looked at him and took him for her husband. She made him Emperor and called him, Diocletian. In a short while, he forsook the Lord God of Heaven and worshipped idols. When Wasilides heard this, he felt very sad, and he did not return to serve the Emperor. As to Yustus, the son of Numerianus, and Awsabyos (Eusebius), the son of Wasilides, they returned from the war with triumphant victory. When they saw that the Emperor had deviated from the true faith, they were exceedingly sorry and drew their swords and wanted to slay Diocletian, the infidel Emperor, and to appoint Yustus, Numerianus' son, Emperor, thus returning the kingdom to its owner. But Wasilides prevented them from doing this. Then he gathered his army and slaves and informed them that he wished to lay down his life for the sake of Christ's name. They all answered saying, We also will die with you. They all agreed and stood before Diocletian who feared them tremendously, for they were the owners of the kingdom. So Herminius, Victor's father, advised him to banish them to Egypt to be tortured there. He sent them each to a different city with Abadir and Irai his sister, Awsabyos (Eusebius), and Macarius, Claudius, and Victor. And Theodore Bandelewos was nailed to a tree. As to Wasilides, he was sent to Masrus, the governor of the Five Western Cities; and when Masrus saw him, he marvelled exceedingly why he had left his kingdom and his glory. Our Lord Christ sent His angel and lifted him up by the Holy Spirit to heaven, and showed him the spiritual dwellings and his soul was comforted. As to his slaves, some were set free, and some were martyred with him. St. Wasilides endured terrible tortures, on a squeezing machine with wheels at times, and at others his body was combed with iron combs. Then he was lifted onto a spiral device with a saw and thrust on an iron bed. Masrus, the governor, did not leave out any means of torturing him. when he saw that he remained steadfast in his faith, he ordered his men to cut off his holy head, and he received the crown of martyrdom in the kingdom of heaven in return for the earthly kingdom which he had forsaken. May his prayers and blessings be with us all, and Glory be to God forever. Amen


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Divine Liturgy

Divine Psalm

From the Psalms of our teacher David the prophet.
May his blessings be with us all.

Psalms 21:1-2

Chapter 21
 1 
The king shall joy in thy strength, O LORD;
and in thy salvation how greatly shall he rejoice!
 2 Thou hast given him his heart's desire, and hast not withholden the request of his lips. Selah.

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Our Lord God, Savior, and King of us all, Jesus Christ, the Living Son of God to whom be glory forever.
Amen.

Divine Gospel

Stand in the fear of God and listen to the Holy Gospel.
A reading from the Gospel according to our teacher Saint Luke the Evangelist.
May His Blessings be with us all.

Luke 10:21-28

Chapter 10
 21 
In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes:
even so, Father;
for so it seemed good in thy sight.
 22 All things are delivered to me of my Father:
and no man knoweth who the Son is, but the Father;
and who the Father is, but the Son, and he to whom the Son will reveal him.
 23 And he turned him unto his disciples, and said privately, Blessed are the eyes which see the things that ye see:
 24 For I tell you, that many prophets and kings have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them;
and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.
 25 And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?
 26 He said unto him, What is written in the law?
how readest thou?
 27 And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind;
and thy neighbour as thyself.
 28 And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right:
this do, and thou shalt live.

And Glory be to God forever.


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