Ε Λ Λ Η Ν Ι Κ Α Κ Α Ι Κ Α Τ Η Χ Η Τ Ι Κ Α Σ Χ Ο Λ Ε Ι Α Α Π Ο Σ Τ Ο Λ Ο Υ Β Α Ρ Ν Α Β Α
ΕΥΑΓΓΕΛΙΚΗ ΠΕΡΙΚΟΠΗ ΠΡΩΤΗΣ ΚΥΡΙΑΚΗΣ ΤΩΝ ΝΗΣΤΕΙΩΝ FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT
At that time, Jesus decided to go to Galilee. And He found Philip and said to him, “Follow Me”.
Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter.
Philip found Nathanael, and said to him, “We have found Him of whom Moses in the law, and also the prophets, wrote – Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.”
And Nathanael said to him, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” Philip said to him, “Come and see.”
Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward Him, and said of him, “Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom is no deceit!”
Nathanael said to Him, “How do You know me?” Jesus answered and said to him, “Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you.”
Nathanael answered and said to Him, “Rabbi, You are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!”
Jesus answered and said to him, “Because I said to you, I saw you under the fig tree, do you believe? You shall see greater things than these.”
And He said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, hereafter you shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man.”
(John 1: 44-52)
We venerate your most pure icon, loving Lord, as we ask pardon for our offences, Christ God. For by your own choice you were well pleased to ascend the Cross in the flesh, to deliver from the slavery of the enemy those whom you had fashioned; therefore with thanksgiving we cry to you: You have filled all things with joy, our Saviour, by coming to save the world.