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Western Orthodoxy: An Innovation or a Reclamation?
by Fr. Stephen Empson
Gift To All From Christ!
THE SOLEMNITY OF THE THEOPHANY
First Sunday after Epiphany
The Baptism of our Lord Jesus Christ
Divine Liturgy Proper
Blessed is He Who comes in the Name of the Lord!
The Lord is God and He has appeared to us.
This is My Beloved Son!
In Whom I AM well pleased!
[This is the first antiphon for First Vespers for this day from the Divine Office of Saint Germanus of Paris]
Scripture Reading(s) for First Vespers of the day:
Lectio Prophetica-Old Testament:
1st Reading: Genesis 1:1-13
2nd Reading: 4 Kings 5:9-14
3rd Reading: Isaiah 35:1-10
4th Reading: Isaiah 55:1-13
Scripture Reading(s) for the Liturgy of the day:
Lectio Prophetica-Old Testament: Isaiah 12:3-6
Lectio Apostolica-Epistle: 1 Corinthians 10:1-4
Evangelium-Gospel: Mark 1:9-11
The Trinity has been made manifest, alleluia!
Truly It has been made manifest, Alleluia, alleluia!
[The versicle and response are for The Great Elevation from the Divine Liturgy of Saint Germanus of Paris for the day ]
CALENDAR OF THE DAY
January 21(NS)/08(OS) 2018
THE FEAST OF:
THE SOLEMNITY OF THE THEOPHANY/BAPTISM OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST
Commemoration of Saints:
APOLLINARIS the Apologist, Bishop of Hierapolis 
EUGENIANUS, Bishop-Martyr of Autun(FR) 
FELIX, Bishop of Nantes(FR) 
FROBERT, Abbot of Moutier-la-Celle, near Troyes(FR) 
GUDULA of Brabant, Virgin, Patroness of Brussels(BE) 
GUITHELIN, Bishop of London 
LUCIAN, Bishop-Martyr of Beauvais(FR) 
PATIENS, Fourth Bishop of Metz(FR) 
SEVERINUS of Noricum, Monk, Apostle of Austria 
[R] Relic of Saint in our Temple
Some sources for our Western Saints is found at:
LATIN SAINTS OF THE ORTHODOX PATRIARCHATE OF ROME
ORTHODOX SAINTS OF WESTERN EUROPE
ORTHODOX SAINTS OF BRITAIN
THE ORTHODOX PAGES
Sanctuary - Facing East
Reliquary with Relic of the True Cross
Main Reliquary of the Saints
OUR TEMPLE HAS BEEN BLESSED AS A REPOSITORY
PETER, PAUL, ANDREW, JAMES THE GREAT, JAMES THE LESS, MATTHEW, THADDEUS, THOMAS, SIMON, MATTHIAS, PHILIP, BARTHOLOMEW, LUKE, JOSEPH (SPOUSE OF THE VIRGIN MARY), JOHN THE BAPTIST
FOR THE RELICS OF THESE SAINTS:
Saint JOHN of Shanghai & San Francisco, Bishop, Wonderworker
Saint MARTIN of Tours, Bishop, Confessor, Patron of France
Saint BASIL the Great, Bishop of Caesarea, Doctor of the Church
Saint GREGORY the Great, Pope
Saint MILTIADES, Pope-Martyr
Saint ANACLETUS, Pope-Martyr
Saint BONIFACE of Crediton, Apostle of Germany, Archbishop-Martyr
Saint FREDERICK of Utrecht, Bishop-Martyr
Saint MAXIMILIAN of Lorsch, Bishop-Martyr
Saint BLAISE of Sebaste, Bishop-Martyr
Saint LAWRENCE of Rome, Deacon-Martyr
Saint GEORGE the Great, Tribune-Martyr
Ss TYRSUS, PALMATIUS, BONIFATIUS, Companions of the Theban
Legion, Martyrs at Trier
Saint MAURICE (MAURITIUS), Commander of the Theban Legion, Martyr at Agaunum
Saint FELICIANUS of Foligno, Bishop-Martyr of Umbria
Saint EDWARD the Martyr, King of England
Saint CHARUS, Deacon-Martyr
Saint PACIFICUS, Martyr
Saint PANTALEIMON of Nicomedia, Physician, Martyr
Saint AGNES of Rome, Virgin-Martyr
Saint AGATHA of Rome, Virgin-Martyr
Saint BARBARA of Nicomedia, Virgin-Martyr
Saint CHRISTINA of Tyre, Virgin-Martyr
Saint VALERY of Limoges, Virgin, Martyr
Saint DAMASUS, Pope
Saint BENEDICT II, Pope
Saint PATRICK of Armagh, Bishop, Confessor
Saint HILARY of Poitiers, Bishop, Confessor
Saint REMIGIUS of Rheims, Bishop, Confessor
Saint LUPUS of Sens, Bishop, Confessor
Saint SERVATUS of Tongres, Bishop, Confessor
Saint DOGMAEL of Wales, Monk at Brittany
Saint RADEGUNDA of Poitiers, Queen of France, Abbess
Saint GENEVIEVE of Nanterre, Virgin, Patroness of Paris
Saint SCHOLASTICA of Montecassino, Virgin, Nun
Saint MONICA of Carthage, Mother of Blessed Augustine
Saint SERGIUS of Radonez, Wonderworker
SANCTORAL CALENDAR - IN PROCESS
N.B. The background color is keyed to our liturgical cycle:
White/Silver/Gold - Nativity & Pascha; Green - Epiphanytide & Pentecost; Violet - Septuagesima, Sexagesima, Quinquagesima, Quadragesima (Great Lent), Passiontide; Dark Blue - Advent (Nativity Lent); Light Blue - Feasts of our Lady; Rose - Laetare and Gaudete Sundays; Red - Special Feastdays (Pentecost Sunday, Lazarus Saturday, Feasts of Martyrs, et.al.); Black - Great and Holy Friday.
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In His Service,
Archpriest George Young, Pastor
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Site established January 23, 1997, on the feast of Saint Ildephonsus (Alphonso,Hildefuns,Ildefonsus,Ildefonso,Ildefons), bishop of Toledo, Spain.
This parish celebrates using the Julian Calendar and the Eastern Paschalion.
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