Orthodox Daily Readings for 6/20/2019

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Today’s Scripture Readings

Epistle Reading: Romans 1:28-2:9
And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful; who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them. Therefore you are inexcusable, O man, whoever you are who judge, for in whatever you judge another you condemn yourself; for you who judge practice the same things. But we know that the judgment of God is according to truth against those who practice such things. And do you think this, O man, you who judge those practicing such things, and doing the same, that you will escape the judgment of God? Or do you despise the riches of His goodness, forbearance, and longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance? But in accordance with your hardness and your impenitent heart you are treasuring up for yourself wrath in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God, who “will render to each one according to his deeds”: eternal life to those who by patient continuance in doing good seek for glory, honor, and immortality; but to those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness – indignation and wrath, tribulation and anguish, on every soul of man who does evil, of the Jew first and also of the Greek;

Gospel Reading: Matthew 5:27-32
You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart. If your right eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell. And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell. Furthermore it has been said, ‘Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a certificate of divorce.’ But I say to you that whoever divorces his wife for any reason except sexual immorality causes her to commit adultery; and whoever marries a woman who is divorced commits adultery.

Saints and Feasts celebrated today

  • Hieromartyr Methodius the Bishop of Patara
  • Blessed Prince Gleb Andreevich the Son of St Andrew Bogoliubsky
  • Translation of the relics of St Gurias the Archbishop of Kazan
  • Martyrs Inna, Pinna, and Rimma, disciples of Apostle Andrew in Scythia
  • Martyrs Aristocles the Presbyter, Demetrian the Deacon, and Athanasius the
    Reader, of Cyprus
  • St. Leucius the Bishop of Brindisi
  • St. Callistus the Patriarch of Constantinople
  • Icon of the Mother of God “the Directress” from the Monastery of
    Xenophontos on Mt Athos
  • St. Menas, Bishop of Polotsk
  • St. Nicholas Cabasilas
  • St. Nahum of Ochrid, the Disciple of SS Cyril and Methodius, Equals of the
    Apostles

Today’s Fasting Guidelines

Fast Free
No fasting restrictions

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