April 17, 2016: 4th Sunday of Pascha – Sunday of the Paralytic Readings

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Icon of the Paralytic from the Gospel of John

Matins:
Luke 24:1-12
Liturgy:
Acts 9:32-42
John 5:1-15

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Matins:

Luke 24:1-12

1 But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb, taking the spices which they had prepared.

2 And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb,

3 but when they went in they did not find the body.

4 While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel;

5 and as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen.”

6 “Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee,

7 that the Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and on the third day rise.”

8 And they remembered his words,

9 and returning from the tomb they told all this to the eleven and to all the rest.

10 Now it was Mary Magdalene and Jo-anna and Mary the mother of James and the other women with them who told this to the apostles;

11 but these words seemed to them an idle tale, and they did not believe them.

12 But Peter rose and ran to the tomb; stooping and looking in, he saw the linen clothes by themselves; and he went home wondering at what had happened”

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Liturgy: 

Acts 9:32-42

32 Now as Peter went here and there among them all, he came down also to the saints that lived at Lydda.

33 There he found a man named Aeneas, who had been bedridden for eight years and was paralyzed.

34 And Peter said to him, “Aeneas, Jesus Christ heals you; rise and make your bed.” And immediately he rose.

35 And all the residents of Lydda and Sharon saw him, and they turned to the Lord.

36 Now there was at Joppa a disciple named Tabitha, which means Dorcas. She was full of good works and acts of charity.

37 In those days she fell sick and died; and when they had washed her, they laid her in an upper room.

38 Since Lydda was near Joppa, the disciples, hearing that Peter was there, sent two men to him entreating him, “Please come to us without delay.”

39 So Peter rose and went with them. And when he had come, they took him to the upper room. All the widows stood beside him weeping, and showing tunics and other garments which Dorcas made while she was with them.

40 But Peter put them all outside and knelt down and prayed; then turning to the body he said, “Tabitha, rise.” And she opened her eyes, and when she saw Peter she sat up.

41 And he gave her his hand and lifted her up. Then calling the saints and widows he presented her alive.

42 And it became known throughout all Joppa, and many believed in the Lord.

43 And he stayed in Joppa for many days with one Simon, a tanner.

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John 5:1-15

1 After this there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.

2 Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool, in Hebrew called Beth-zatha, which has five porticoes.

3 In these lay a multitude of invalids, blind, lame, paralyzed.

4 For an angel went down at a certain time into the pool and stirred up the water; then whoever stepped in first, after the stirring of the water, was made well of whatever disease he had.

5 One man was there, who had been ill for thirty-eight years.

6 When Jesus saw him and knew that he had been lying there a long time, he said to him, “Do you want to be healed?”

7 The sick man answered him, “Sir, I have no man to put me into the pool when the water is troubled, and while I am going another steps down before me.”

8 Jesus said to him, “Rise, take up your pallet, and walk.”

9 And at once the man was healed, and he took up his pallet and walked. Now that day was the sabbath.

10 So the Jews said to the man who was cured, “It is the sabbath, it is not lawful for you to carry your pallet.”

11 But he answered them, “The man who healed me said to me, ‘Take up your pallet, and walk.'”

12 They asked him, “Who is the man who said to you, ‘Take up your pallet, and walk’?”

13 Now the man who had been healed did not know who it was, for Jesus had withdrawn, as there was a crowd in the place.

14 Afterward, Jesus found him in the temple, and said to him, “See, you are well! Sin no more, that nothing worse befall you.”

15 The man went away and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had healed him.

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