Orthodox Daily Readings for 6/25/2019

saint/feast of the day

Today’s Scripture Readings

Epistle Reading: Romans 4:4-12
Now to him who works, the wages are not counted as grace but as debt. But to him who does not work but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness, just as David also describes the blessedness of the man to whom God imputes righteousness apart from works: “Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven, and whose sins are covered; blessed is the man to whom the LORD shall not impute sin.” Does this blessedness then come upon the circumcised only, or upon the uncircumcised also? For we say that faith was accounted to Abraham for righteousness. How then was it accounted? While he was circumcised, or uncircumcised? Not while circumcised, but while uncircumcised. And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had while still uncircumcised, that he might be the father of all those who believe, though they are uncircumcised, that righteousness might be imputed to them also, and the father of circumcision to those who not only are of the circumcision, but who also walk in the steps of the faith which our father Abraham had while still uncircumcised.

Gospel Reading: Matthew 7:15-21
Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Therefore by their fruits you will know them. Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.

Saints and Feasts celebrated today

  • Virginmartyr Febronia of Nisibis
  • St. Peter, Tonsured David, the Wonderworker of Murom
  • St. Febronia, Tonsured Euphrosyne, the Wonderworker of Murom
  • Venerable Dionysius the Hagiorite
  • Venerable Dometius of Dionysiou
  • Monkmartyr Procopius of the Iveron Monastery on Mt Athos
  • New Martyr Procopius of Varna
  • Venerable Nikon of Optina
  • New Martyr George of Attalia

Today’s Fasting Guidelines

Fast Day (Fish Allowed)
Fish, oil and wine are allowed
Refrain from meat, dairy and eggs

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