Divine Liturgy

Acts of the Apostles

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

Acts 24:10-23

    24:10 Then Paul, after the governor had nodded to him to speak, answered: "Inasmuch as I know that you have been for many years a judge of this nation, I do the more cheerfully answer for myself, 11 because you may ascertain that it is no more than twelve days since I went up to Jerusalem to worship. 12 And they neither found me in the temple disputing with anyone nor inciting the crowd, either in the synagogues or in the city. 13 Nor can they prove the things of which they now accuse me. 14 But this I confess to you, that according to the Way which they call a sect, so I worship the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the Law and in the Prophets. 15 I have hope in God, which they themselves also accept, that there will be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and the unjust. 16 This being so, I myself always strive to have a conscience without offense toward God and men. 17 "Now after many years I came to bring alms and offerings to my nation, 18 in the midst of which some Jews from Asia found me purified in the temple, neither with a mob nor with tumult. 19 They ought to have been here before you to object if they had anything against me. 20 Or else let those who are here themselves say if they found any wrongdoing in me while I stood before the council, 21 unless it is for this one statement which I cried out, standing among them, "Concerning the resurrection of the dead I am being judged by you this day."' 22 But when Felix heard these things, having more accurate knowledge of the Way, he adjourned the proceedings and said, "When Lysias the commander comes down, I will make a decision on your case." 23 So he commanded the centurion to keep Paul and to let him have liberty, and told him not to forbid any of his friends to provide for or visit him.

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 Lectionary

5th week - Strict Abstinence

Winds of Heaven Season
Lenten Tune
5th week - Strict Abstinence

Tuesday
21 March, 2017
Baramhat 12, 1733

Vespers
No readings

Prophecies
Numbers 10:35-11:35 Proverbs 3:19-4:9 Isaiah 40:1-8 Job 25:1-26:14

Matins
Mark 8:14-24

Pauline
Philippians 2:22-26

Catholic
1 John 3:2-11

Acts
Acts 24:10-23

Synaxarium
4 events

Gospel
John 8:12-20

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