Our Holy Father Gregory the Theologian, Archbishop of Constantinople (390); January 25.

Text from “The Divine Liturgy: An Anthology for Worship”; Pg. 803

Troparion (Tone 1): Like the shepherd’s flute, O Father Gregory,* your theology vanquished the trumpets of orators,* for searching the depths of the spirit,* beauty of speech was increased in you.* Pray Christ God that our souls may be saved.

+Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. Now and for ever and ever. Amen.

Kontakion (Tone 3): O glorious saint, your tongue, versed in theology,* loosed the webs of vain philosophers;* you adorned the Church with a robe of true belief woven on high.* Wearing it she cries with us, your children:* Rejoice, O Father, highest mind of theology.

Prokimenon (Tone 1): My mouth shall speak wisdom* and the meditation of my heart understanding (Ps 48:4).

verse:Hear the things, all you nations; give ear all you inhabitants of the world
(Ps 48:2).

Epistle: (1Co 12:7-11): Brethren, to each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. To one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the discernment of spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. All these are activated by one and the same Spirit, who allots to each one individually just as the Spirit chooses.

Alleluia (Tone 2):
verse: Give heed, O my people, to my law, incline your ears to the words of my mouth
(Ps 77:1).
verse: I will open my mouth in parables, and proclaim secrets from of old (Ps 77:2).

Gospel: (Jn 10:9-16):The Lord said to the Jews: “I am the gate. Whoever enters by me will be saved, and will come in and go out and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. ‘I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. The hired hand, who is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and runs away—and the wolf snatches them and scatters them. The hired hand runs away because a hired hand does not care for the sheep. I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father. And I lay down my life for the sheep. I have other sheep that do not belong to this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd.”

Communion Verse: The just man shall be in everlasting remembrance;* of evil hearsay he shall have no fear (Ps 111:6-7). Alleluia! (3x).

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