Orthodox Daily Readings for 7/28/2019

saint/feast of the day

Today’s Scripture Readings

6th Matins Gospel Reading: Luke 24:36-53
Now as they said these things, Jesus Himself stood in the midst of them, and said to them, “Peace to you.” But they were terrified and frightened, and supposed they had seen a spirit. And He said to them, “Why are you troubled? And why do doubts arise in your hearts? Behold My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself. Handle Me and see, for a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see I have.” When He had said this, He showed them His hands and His feet. But while they still did not believe for joy, and marveled, He said to them, “Have you any food here?” So they gave Him a piece of a broiled fish and some honeycomb. And He took it and ate in their presence. Then He said to them, “These are the words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things must be fulfilled which were written in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms concerning Me.” And He opened their understanding, that they might comprehend the Scriptures. Then He said to them, “Thus it is written, and thus it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead the third day, and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. And you are witnesses of these things. Behold, I send the Promise of My Father upon you; but tarry in the city of Jerusalem until you are endued with power from on high.” And He led them out as far as Bethany, and He lifted up His hands and blessed them. Now it came to pass, while He blessed them, that He was parted from them and carried up into heaven. And they worshiped Him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy, and were continually in the temple praising and blessing God. Amen.

Epistle Reading: Romans 12:6-14
Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, let us prophesy in proportion to our faith; or ministry, let us use it in our ministering; he who teaches, in teaching; he who exhorts, in exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness. Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good. Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another; not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer; distributing to the needs of the saints, given to hospitality. Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.

Gospel Reading: Matthew 9:1-8
So He got into a boat, crossed over, and came to His own city. Then behold, they brought to Him a paralytic lying on a bed. When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, “Son, be of good cheer; your sins are forgiven you.” And at once some of the scribes said within themselves, “This Man blasphemes!” But Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, “Why do you think evil in your hearts? For which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven you,’ or to say, ‘Arise and walk’? But that you may know that the Son of Man has power on earth to forgive sins” – then He said to the paralytic, “Arise, take up your bed, and go to your house.” And he arose and departed to his house. Now when the multitudes saw it, they marveled and glorified God, who had given such power to men.

Saints and Feasts celebrated today

  • Apostle Prochorus the Deacon of the Seventy
  • Apostle Nicanor the Deacon of the Seventy
  • Apostle Timon the Deacon of the Seventy
  • Apostle Parmenas the Deacon of the Seventy
  • St. Pitirim the Bishop of Tambov
  • Venerable Moses the Wonderworker of the Kiev Caves
  • Martyr Julian of Dalmatia
  • Martyr Eustathius (Eustace) of Apamea
  • Venerable Paul the Founder of the Xeropotamou Monastery On Mt Athos
  • Appearance of the Smolensk “Directress” Icon of the Mother of God brought
    from Constantinople
  • Martyr Acacius of Apamea
  • Martyr Melitina
  • St. Irene Chrysovolantou
  • Icon of the Mother of God of Greben
  • Icon of the Mother of God “of Tenderness” from Seraphim-Diveyevo
  • Icon of the Mother of God of White Lake
  • Icon of the Mother of God of Kostroma
  • Icon of the Mother of God of Ustiuzhena
  • Icon of the Mother of God of Voroninsk
  • Icon of the Mother of God of “St Christopher”
  • Icon of the Mother of God of Suprasl
  • Icon of the Mother of God of Vydropussk
  • Icon of the Mother of God of Yuga
  • Icon of the Mother of God of Igritsa
  • Icon of the Mother of God of Shui
  • Icon of the Mother of God of Seven Lakes
  • Icon of the Mother of God of the Trinity-St Sergius Lavra
  • Venerable George of Mt. Athos, the Builder

Today’s Fasting Guidelines

Today is Fast Free
No fasting restrictions

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