Friday, February 26, 2010
St. Basil Church, Los Gatos, CA
Our Holy Father Porphirius, bishop of Gaza / Holy Marty Sebastian, Roman martyr
l Holy Scriptures:
6th Hour: A reading from the Prophecy of Isaiah
Isaiah 7:1-14 Click: Prophecy of Isaiah
Vespers: A reading from the Book of Genesis
Genesis 5:32-6:8 Click: Book of Genesis
A reading from the Proverbs of Solomon
Proverbs 6:20 - 7:5, 7:24-8:1 Click: Book of Proverbs
l "Ascending the Heights": Step 10 Pages 53 – 58
Today's Holy Services: Liturgy of the Pre-Sanctified, 7:00pm.
Tomorrow: Second All Souls Saturday: Service for the Departed, 9:30am
No Vespers. / Divine Liturgy in Salinas, CA 4:30pm @ Palma High School
From the LENTEN TRIODION
(From Office of Matins)
Through Thy crucifixion Thou dost open Paradise again and deliver me from the eternal death of disobedience. With rejoicing I partake of life, and I magnify Thee as my God, O Thou who lovest mankind.
O Lord, Thy life-creating Cross has turned the instrument of the curse into a seal of blessing. Beholding Thee upon it, we who before were dead are brought to life, and singing Thy praises we magnify Thee as our Master.
O precious Cross, my strength and refuge, bestow upon me light and joy; purify me through abstinence and deliver me from temptation, that I may give thee glory and magnify Christ the Master.