Sunday, January 13, 2008

Synaxarion - The Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee


Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee


Brethren: Let us all humble ourselves. Let us stir up our conscience with sighing and lamentation, that at the Last Judgment we may be counted among the faithful and the just, and find forgiveness. Let us pray that we may see the true peace of the Age to Come, where there is no pain, no grief, no sighing, in that wondrous Eden fashioned by Christ, for He is God, coeternal with the Father.


Today we remember the Parable of the Pharisee and the Publican recorded in the Holy Gospel.

If you resemble the Pharisee, flee far from the Temple; for inside dwells Christ, to whom only the humble are acceptable.

O Creator of all things in Heaven and on earth, receive from the Angels the Trinity Hymn, and from us mortals a noble and reverent Triodion.

Through the prayers of Your wonder-working Saints, O Christ our God, have mercy on us and save us. Amen.

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