Today’s Readings

Daily Readings for 1/19/2019

Epistle Reading: Ephesians 2:11-13
Therefore remember that you, once Gentiles in the flesh – who are called Uncircumcision by what is called the Circumcision made in the flesh by hands – that at that time you were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.

Gospel Reading: Luke 13:18-29
Then He said, “What is the kingdom of God like? And to what shall I compare it? It is like a mustard seed, which a man took and put in his garden; and it grew and became a large tree, and the birds of the air nested in its branches.” And again He said, “To what shall I liken the kingdom of God? It is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal till it was all leavened.” And He went through the cities and villages, teaching, and journeying toward Jerusalem. Then one said to Him, “Lord, are there few who are saved?” And He said to them, “Strive to enter through the narrow gate, for many, I say to you, will seek to enter and will not be able. When once the Master of the house has risen up and shut the door, and you begin to stand outside and knock at the door, saying, ‘Lord, Lord, open for us,’ and He will answer and say to you, ‘I do not know you, where you are from,’ then you will begin to say, ‘We ate and drank in Your presence, and You taught in our streets.’ But He will say, ‘I tell you I do not know you, where you are from. Depart from Me, all you workers of iniquity.’ There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, and yourselves thrust out. They will come from the east and the west, from the north and the south, and sit down in the kingdom of God.

Saints and Feasts celebrated today

  • Venerable Macarius the Great of Egypt
  • Venerable Macarius of Alexandria
  • St. Mark the Archbishop of Ephesus
  • Venerable Macarius the Faster, of the Kiev Near Caves
  • Venerable Macarius the Deacon of the Kiev Caves
  • Righteous Theodore of Novgorod the Fool-For-Christ
  • Opening of the Relics of the Venerable Sava of Storozhev, or Zvenigorod
  • Venerable Macarius the Roman of Novgorod
  • Virginmartyr Euphrasia of Nicomedia
  • St. Arsenius the Archbishop of Kerkyra (Corfu)
  • St. Anthony the Founder of Monasticism in Georgia
  • Commemoration of the miracle of Saint Basil the Great at Nicaea
  • The transfer of the relics of St. Gregory the Theologian

Today’s Fasting Guidelines

Fast Day (Wine and Oil Allowed)
Wine and oil are allowed
Refrain from meat, fish, dairy, and eggs

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Fasting Information provided by GoArch.
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