Orthodox Daily Readings for 8/5/2019

saint/feast of the day

Today’s Scripture Readings

Epistle Reading: 1 Corinthians 9:13-18
Do you not know that those who minister the holy things eat of the things of the temple, and those who serve at the altar partake of the offerings of the altar? Even so the Lord has commanded that those who preach the gospel should live from the gospel. But I have used none of these things, nor have I written these things that it should be done so to me; for it would be better for me to die than that anyone should make my boasting void. For if I preach the gospel, I have nothing to boast of, for necessity is laid upon me; yes, woe is me if I do not preach the gospel! For if I do this willingly, I have a reward; but if against my will, I have been entrusted with a stewardship. What is my reward then? That when I preach the gospel, I may present the gospel of Christ without charge, that I may not abuse my authority in the gospel.

Gospel Reading: Matthew 16:1-6
Then the Pharisees and Sadducees came, and testing Him asked that He would show them a sign from heaven. He answered and said to them, “When it is evening you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red’; and in the morning, ‘It will be foul weather today, for the sky is red and threatening.’ Hypocrites! You know how to discern the face of the sky, but you cannot discern the signs of the times. A wicked and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, and no sign shall be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah.” And He left them and departed. Now when His disciples had come to the other side, they had forgotten to take bread. Then Jesus said to them, “Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the Sadducees.”

Saints and Feasts celebrated today

  • Forefeast of the Transfiguration of our Lord
  • Martyr Eusignius of Antioch
  • Venerable Job of Ushchelsk
  • Hieromartyr Antherus (Antheros) Pope of Rome
  • Hieromartyr Fabian the Pope of Rome
  • Martyr Pontious at Cimella in France
  • Martyr Cantidius of Egypt
  • Martyr Cantidian of Egypt
  • Martyr Sibelius (Sobel) of Egypt
  • Righteous Nonna the mother of St Gregory the Theologian
  • St. Theoctistus, Bishop of Chernigov
  • Martyr Pontius
  • St. Oswald, king and martyr
  • St. John Jacob the Chozebite
  • Martyr Christos of Preveza

Today’s Fasting Guidelines

Strict Fast
Refrain from meat, fish, oil, wine, dairy, and eggs

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