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Saints of the Day (This is new calendar. For the old calendar, go back two weeks earlier.)
The Kathismas (and their Stases)
- It is truly meet to bless thee, O Theotokos,
- ever blessed and most blameless and the Mother of our God:
- More honourable than the Cherubim,
- and more glorious beyond compare than the Seraphim,
- who without corruption gave birth to God the Word,
- true Theotokos, we magnify thee.
Matins Gospel The first gospel listed is for Matins. The next readings are for the Reader’s service (or Liturgy). This page is on the new (Western) calendar. For the old calendar, drop back two weeks. For example, if today is the 15th in the west, read from the 1st.)
The Canons (Not sure which, if any of these, are part of Matins, and I need t read How to read Canons and Akathists when praying alone.)
My soul magnifies the Lord
And my spirit rejoices in God my Savior;
Because He has regarded the lowliness of His handmaid;
For behold, henceforth all generations shall call me blessed;
Because He who is mighty has done great things for me,
and holy is His name;
And His mercy is from generation to generation
on those who fear Him.
He has shown might with His arm,
He has scattered the proud in the conceit of their heart.
He has put down the mighty from their thrones,
and has exalted the lowly.
He has filled the hungry with good things,
and the rich He has sent away empty.
He has given help to Israel, his servant, mindful of His mercy
Even as he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his posterity forever.
Stichera on the Lauds (Praises)