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The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that
began both to do and teach,
Until the day in which he was taken up, after that he
Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had
To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by
infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the
things pertaining to the kingdom of God:
And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that
should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the
Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me.
For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized
the Holy Ghost not many days hence.
When they therefore were come together, they asked of
saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to
And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times
seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.
But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is
upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in
all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he
taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.
And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went
behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;
Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up
heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven,
shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.
Then returned they unto Jerusalem from the mount called
which is from Jerusalem a sabbath day's journey.
And when they were come in, they went up into an upper
where abode both Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew, Philip, and
Thomas, Bartholomew, and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon
Zelotes, and Judas the brother of James.
These all continued with one accord in prayer and
with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.
And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the
and said, (the number of names together were about an hundred and
Men and brethren, this scripture must needs have been
which the Holy Ghost by the mouth of David spake before concerning
Judas, which was guide to them that took Jesus.
For he was numbered with us, and had obtained part of
Now this man purchased a field with the reward of iniquity;
falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels
And it was known unto all the dwellers at Jerusalem;
that field is called in their proper tongue, Aceldama, that is to say,
The field of blood.
For it is written in the book of Psalms, Let his habitation
desolate, and let no man dwell therein: and his bishoprick let another
Wherefore of these men which have companied with us all the
that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us,
Beginning from the baptism of John, unto that same day that
was taken up from us, must one be ordained to be a witness with us of
And they appointed two, Joseph called Barsabas, who was
Justus, and Matthias.
And they prayed, and said, Thou, Lord, which knowest the
of all men, shew whether of these two thou hast chosen,
That he may take part of this ministry and apostleship,
which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to his own place.
And they gave forth their lots; and the lot fell upon
and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.
Orthodox Library, St. Spyridon, 2007.
Have mercy, O Lord, upon Thy servants
the scribe John, the priest Peter, the Lebanese people,
and the parishioners of the temple of Saint Andrew in Lubbock.
THE END, AND TO GOD BE THE GLORY!