Divine Liturgy on the First Sunday of Luke

Divine Liturgy on the First Sunday of Luke

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This is the service of Divine Liturgy celebrated on the morning of the First Sunday of Luke. On this day, we commemorated the falling asleep of St. John the Evangelist and Theologian.

Beloved Apostle of Christ our God, hasten to deliver a people without defense. He who permitted you to recline upon His bosom, accepts you on bended knee before Him. Beseech Him, O Theologian, to dispel the persistent cloud of nations, asking for us peace and great mercy.

Apolytikion in the Second Tone -The Falling Asleep of St. John the Evangelist and Theologian- September 26

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