For each part memorized there will be an award of 50 points, there is also a gift card reward in December and in April, if all the parts for each period (October to December, and January to April) are successfully memorized.
Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of the sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law will he meditate day and night. He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of waters, that brings forth its fruit in its season; whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper. The ungodly are not so, but are like the chaff which the wind drives away. Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous, but the way of the ungodly shall perish.
Psalm 113 (112 Agpeya)
Praise the Lord! Praise, O servants of the Lord, Praise the name of the Lord! Blessed be the name of the Lord from this time forth and forevermore! From the rising of the sun to its going down the Lord’s name is to be praised. The Lord is high above all nations, His glory above the heavens. Who is like the Lord our God, Who dwells on high, Who humbles Himself to behold the things that are in the heavens and in the earth? He raises the poor out of the dust, and lifts the needy out of the ash heap, that He may seat him with prince, with the princes of His people. He grants the barren woman a home, like a joyful mother of children. Praise the Lord!
Gospel According to St John 1:1-9
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. 4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. 6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. 7 This man came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all through him might believe. 8 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. 9 That was the true Light which gives light to every man coming into the world.
Gospel According to St John 1:8-13
10 He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. 11 He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him. 12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: 13 who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. 14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. 15 John bore witness of Him and cried out, saying, “This was He of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me ]is preferred before me, for He was before me.’ ” 16 And of His fullness we have all received, and grace for grace. 17 For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
Prime Litanies (I)
O true light, that enlightens every man hat comes in the world, You have come into the world through Your love for mankind. All creation has rejoiced in Your coming, You have saved our father Adam from the deception and delivered our mother Eve from the pangs of death, You have given us the spirit of son-ship. We, therefore praise and bless you saying:
Zoksapatri ke Eiyou ke agi you epnevmaty.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit
Prime Litanies (II)
When the morning hour dawned upon us, O Christ Our God, the true light, let the enlightened senses and bright light shine within us, and do not let the darkness of pains overcome us. That we may praise You with understanding, with David saying: “My eyes have awaken before the morning hour, that I may meditate on Your sayings” Hear our cries according to Your great mercy and deliver us O Lord our God, through Your compassions.
Kenin kea a-ee Ke-ic-touce e-on-ace ton e-nonton e-onon. Amen.
Both now and forever and unto the age of all ages. Amen.
Prime Litanies (III)
You are the honored Mother of the Light. From the rising of the sun to its setting, they offer unto you glorification, O Mother of God (Theotokos), the second heaven, for you are the bright and unchanging flower, and the Ever-virgin Mother, for the Father chose you, and the Holy Spirit overshadowed you, and the Son too flesh from you. Therefore, ask Him to grant salvation to the world which He has created, and deliver it from tribulations. Let us praise Him with a new song and bless Him. Both now and forever and unto the age of all ages.