Orthodox Daily Readings for 7/23/2019

saint/feast of the day

Today’s Scripture Readings

Epistle Reading: 1 Corinthians 1:1-9
Paul, called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and Sosthenes our brother, to the church of God which is at Corinth, to those who are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all who in every place call on the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. I thank my God always concerning you for the grace of God which was given to you by Christ Jesus, that you were enriched in everything by Him in all utterance and all knowledge, even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you, so that you come short in no gift, eagerly waiting for the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ, who will also confirm you to the end, that you may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

Gospel Reading: Matthew 13:24-30
Another parable He put forth to them, saying: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field; but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat and went his way. But when the grain had sprouted and produced a crop, then the tares also appeared. So the servants of the owner came and said to him, ‘Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have tares?’ He said to them, ‘An enemy has done this.’ The servants said to him, ‘Do you want us then to go and gather them up?’ But he said, ‘No, lest while you gather up the tares you also uproot the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest, and at the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, “First gather together the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them, but gather the wheat into my barn.”’”

Saints and Feasts celebrated today

  • Martyr Trophimus and 14 Others in Lycia
  • Martyr Theophilus and 14 Others in Lycia
  • 13 Martyrs with Trophimus and Theophilus in Lycia
  • Hieromartyr Apollinaris the Bishop of Ravenna
  • Commemoration of the Miraculous Appearance of the Mother of God at Pochaev,
    which saved the Monastery from the assault of the Tatars and Turks
  • Icon of the Mother of God “the Joy of All who sorrow” (with coins) in St
    Petersburg
  • Synaxis of the Saints of Smolensk
  • Hieromartyr Vitalius, Bishop of Ravenna
  • Icon of the Mother of God of Pochaev

Today’s Fasting Guidelines

Today is Fast Free
No fasting restrictions

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