Orthodox Daily Readings for 7/4/2019

saint/feast of the day

Today’s Scripture Readings

Epistle Reading: Romans 8:22-27
For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now. Not only that, but we also who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body. For we were saved in this hope, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance. Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God.

Gospel Reading: Matthew 10:23-31
When they persecute you in this city, flee to another. For assuredly, I say to you, you will not have gone through the cities of Israel before the Son of Man comes. A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master. It is enough for a disciple that he be like his teacher, and a servant like his master. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more will they call those of his household! Therefore do not fear them. For there is nothing covered that will not be revealed, and hidden that will not be known. Whatever I tell you in the dark, speak in the light; and what you hear in the ear, preach on the housetops. And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father’s will. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.

Saints and Feasts celebrated today

  • Finding of the relics of the Venerable Maximus the Greek
  • St. Andrew the Archbishop of Crete
  • Venerable Andrew Rublev the Iconographer
  • Venerable Martha the Mother of the Venerable Simeon Stylites the Younger
  • Burial of St Andrew the Prince
  • Uncovering of the relics of the Venerable Euthymius the Archimandrite of
    Suzdal
  • Martyr Theodotus at Caesarea, in Cappadocia
  • Martyr Theodotia at Caesarea, in Cappadocia
  • Hieromartyr Theodore the Bishop of Cyrene in Libya and those with him
  • Venerable Tikhon the Monk of Solovki
  • Venerable Basil the Monk of Solovki
  • Venerable Nikon the Monk of Solovki
  • Icon of the Mother of God of Galatea
  • Hieromartyr Platon the Newmartyr of Banjaluka
  • Hieromartyr George
  • St. Sava, Bishop of Gornjikarlovci

Today’s Fasting Guidelines

Today is Fast Free
No fasting restrictions

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