St. Mark Orthodox Church of Irvine
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America

Sunday Bulletin – Feb 03, 2013

February 6th, 2013 by webmasterER

Prokeimenon (Psalm 28.11,1) The Lord will give strength to his people.  Bring to the Lord, O sons of God, bring to the Lord honor and glory.
The reading from Saint Paul’s First Letter Timothy (4:9-15)
Timothy, my son, the saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance.  For to this end we toil and strive, because we have our hope set on the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of those who believe.
Command and teach these things.  Let no one despise your youth, but set the believers an example in speech and conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.  Till I come, attend to the public reading of scripture, to preaching, to teaching.  Do not neglect the gift you have, which was given you by prophetic utterance when the council of elders laid their hands upon you.  Practice these duties, devote yourself to them, so that all may see your progress.
Alleluia Verses (Psalm 30:1,2) O Lord, have I hoped; let me never be ashamed. Be my God and protector.”
The Reading from the Gospel according to St. Luke (19:1-10)
At that time, Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through.  And there was a man named Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector, and rich.  And he sought to see who Jesus was, but could not, on account of the crowd, because he was small of stature.  So he ran on ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see Jesus, for he was to pass that way.  And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, make haste and come down; for I must stay at your house today.”  So he made haste and came down, and received him joyfully.  And when they saw it they all murmured, “He has gone in to be the guest of a man who is a sinner.”  And Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord, “Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have defrauded any one of anything, I restore it fourfold.”  And Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, since he also is a son of Abraham.  For the Son of man came to seek and to save the lost.

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