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Varnitsy Monastery of St. Sergius which commemorates the saint's birthplace.

By Al Shipilin -, GFDL,


Bless the Lord, whose name is to be praised,
Our Father who art in heaven,
who has given us his laws,
to show us the error of our ways,
Blessed is his son, Christ the Messiah,
who redeemed us from having broken them.
Blessed are you, O Holy Spirit,
who assists us in sinning no more,
and sustains us in the way of the Lord,
grant us wisdom and understanding this day.

Old Testament Reading - Wisdom and understanding


34But they maintain the fabric of the world,
and their concern is fora the exercise of their trade.
How different the one who devotes himself
to the study of the law of the Most High!

39 1He seeks out the wisdom of all the ancients,
and is concerned with prophecies;
2he preserves the sayings of the famous
and penetrates the subtleties of parables;
3he seeks out the hidden meanings of proverbs
and is at home with the obscurities of parables.
4He serves among the great
and appears before rulers;
he travels in foreign lands
and learns what is good and evil in the human lot.
5He sets his heart on rising early
to seek the Lord who made him,
and to petition the Most High;
he opens his mouth in prayer
and asks pardon for his sins.

6If the great Lord is willing,
he will be filled with the spirit of understanding;
he will pour forth words of wisdom of his own
and give thanks to the Lord in prayer.
7The Lordb will direct his counsel and knowledge,
as he meditates on his mysteries.
8He will show the wisdom of what he has learned,
and will glory in the law of the Lord’s covenant.

. . . . .Ecclesiasticus 38:34b-39:8
  1. Syr: Gk prayer is in
  2. Gk He himself


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