Orthodox Daily Readings for 5/16/2019

saint/feast of the day

Today’s Scripture Readings

Epistle Reading: Acts 8:26-39
Now an angel of the Lord spoke to Philip, saying, “Arise and go toward the south along the road which goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” This is desert. So he arose and went. And behold, a man of Ethiopia, a eunuch of great authority under Candace the queen of the Ethiopians, who had charge of all her treasury, and had come to Jerusalem to worship, was returning. And sitting in his chariot, he was reading Isaiah the prophet. Then the Spirit said to Philip, “Go near and overtake this chariot.” So Philip ran to him, and heard him reading the prophet Isaiah, and said, “Do you understand what you are reading?” And he said, “How can I, unless someone guides me?” And he asked Philip to come up and sit with him. The place in the Scripture which he read was this: “He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; and as a lamb before its shearer is silent, so He opened not His mouth. In His humiliation His justice was taken away, and who will declare His generation? For His life is taken from the earth.” So the eunuch answered Philip and said, “I ask you, of whom does the prophet say this, of himself or of some other man?” Then Philip opened his mouth, and beginning at this Scripture, preached Jesus to him. Now as they went down the road, they came to some water. And the eunuch said, “See, here is water. What hinders me from being baptized?” Then Philip said, “If you believe with all your heart, you may.” And he answered and said, “I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.” So he commanded the chariot to stand still. And both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water, and he baptized him. Now when they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught Philip away, so that the eunuch saw him no more; and he went on his way rejoicing.

Gospel Reading: John 6:40-44
And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him may have everlasting life; and I will raise him up at the last day.” The Jews then complained about Him, because He said, “I am the bread which came down from heaven.” And they said, “Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How is it then that He says, ‘I have come down from heaven’?” Jesus therefore answered and said to them, “Do not murmur among yourselves. No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up at the last day.

Saints and Feasts celebrated today

  • Venerable Theodore the Sanctified, Disciple of the Venerable Pachomius the
    Great
  • Translation of the relics of the Venerable Ephraim the Abbot of Perekop,
    Novgorod
  • Venerable Cassian the Abbot of Komel (Vologda)
  • Venerable Laurence the Abbot of Komel (Vologda)
  • St. Alexander the Archbishop of Jerusalem
  • Martyr Vitus at Lucania
  • Martyr Modestus at Lucania
  • Martyr Crescentia at Lucania
  • Blessed Child Musa of Rome
  • St. George the Bishop of Mitylene
  • Venerable Priestmartyrs of St Sava Lavra
  • Venerable Monkmartyrs of St Sava Lavra
  • St. Theodore of Vrsac, Serbia
  • New Martyr Vukasin of Klepci, Serbia

Today’s Fasting Guidelines

Today is Fast Free
No fasting restrictions

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