Today’s Readings

Daily Readings for 1/18/2019

Epistle Reading: Hebrews 7:18-25
For on the one hand there is an annulling of the former commandment because of its weakness and unprofitableness, for the law made nothing perfect; on the other hand, there is the bringing in of a better hope, through which we draw near to God. And inasmuch as He was not made priest without an oath (for they have become priests without an oath, but He with an oath by Him who said to Him: “The LORD has sworn and will not relent, ‘You are a priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek’”), by so much more Jesus has become a surety of a better covenant. Also there were many priests, because they were prevented by death from continuing. But He, because He continues forever, has an unchangeable priesthood. Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.

Gospel Reading: Luke 21:37-22:8
And in the daytime He was teaching in the temple, but at night He went out and stayed on the mountain called Olivet. Then early in the morning all the people came to Him in the temple to hear Him. Now the Feast of Unleavened Bread drew near, which is called Passover. And the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might kill Him, for they feared the people. Then Satan entered Judas, surnamed Iscariot, who was numbered among the twelve. So he went his way and conferred with the chief priests and captains, how he might betray Him to them. And they were glad, and agreed to give him money. So he promised and sought opportunity to betray Him to them in the absence of the multitude. Then came the Day of Unleavened Bread, when the Passover lamb must be killed. And He sent Peter and John, saying, “Go and prepare the Passover for us, that we may eat.”

Saints and Feasts celebrated today

  • St. Athanasius the Great the Archbishop of Alexandria
  • St. Cyril the Archbishop of Alexandria
  • Venerable Athanasius the Abbot of Syandemsk, Vologda
  • Righteous Athanasius of Novolotsk
  • Venerable Marcian of Cyrrhus in Syria
  • Venerable Schemamonk Cyril, the Father of St Sergius of Radonezh
  • Venerable Schema-Nun Maria, the Mother of St Sergius of Radonezh
  • St. Joachim I, Patriarch of Trnovo and Bulgaria
  • St. Maximus, the Archbishop of Serbia
  • St. Maximus the New
  • St. Ephraim the Lesser
  • Venerable Hieromonk Alexei of Teklati

Today’s Fasting Guidelines

Today is Fast Free
No fasting restrictions

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