Today’s Readings

Daily Readings for 1/24/2019

Epistle Reading: Hebrews 10:35-11:7
Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise: “For yet a little while, and He who is coming will come and will not tarry. Now the just shall live by faith; but if anyone draws back, my soul has no pleasure in him.” But we are not of those who draw back to perdition, but of those who believe to the saving of the soul. Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good testimony. By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible. By faith Abel offered to God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, through which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts; and through it he being dead still speaks. By faith Enoch was taken away so that he did not see death, “and was not found, because God had taken him”; for before he was taken he had this testimony, that he pleased God. But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. By faith Noah, being divinely warned of things not yet seen, moved with godly fear, prepared an ark for the saving of his household, by which he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness which is according to faith.

Gospel Reading: Mark 9:10-16
So they kept this word to themselves, questioning what the rising from the dead meant. And they asked Him, saying, “Why do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?” Then He answered and told them, “Indeed, Elijah is coming first and restores all things. And how is it written concerning the Son of Man, that He must suffer many things and be treated with contempt? But I say to you that Elijah has also come, and they did to him whatever they wished, as it is written of him.” And when He came to the disciples, He saw a great multitude around them, and scribes disputing with them. Immediately, when they saw Him, all the people were greatly amazed, and running to Him, greeted Him. And He asked the scribes, “What are you discussing with them?”

Saints and Feasts celebrated today

  • Venerable Xenia of Rome, and her two female servants
  • The two Female Servants of the Venerable Xenia of Rome
  • St. Gerasimus the Bishop of Perm
  • Martyr John of Kazan
  • Martyr Babylas of Sicily
  • Martyr Timothy the Disciple of Babylas of Sicily
  • Martyr Agapius the Disciple of Babylas of Sicily
  • St. Macedonius the Hermit of Syria
  • Translation of the relics of St Anastasius the Persian
  • Venerable Dionysius of Olympus
  • Venerable Philotheus the Founder of Philotheou Monastery of Mt Athos
  • Blessed Xenia of St Petersburg
  • Martyr Theodotion of Egypt
  • Martyr Paul of Egypt
  • Martyr Pausirios of Egypt
  • St. Philon, Bishop of Kolpasteia, Crete
  • Hieromartyr Philippicus
  • Martyr Barsimos
  • 2 Martyred Brothers
  • St. Macarius

Today’s Fasting Guidelines

Strict Fast
Refrain from meat, fish, oil, wine, dairy, and eggs

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