Orthodox Daily Readings for 8/7/2019

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Today’s Scripture Readings

Epistle Reading: 1 Corinthians 10:12-22
Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall. No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it. Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry. I speak as to wise men; judge for yourselves what I say. The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ? For we, though many, are one bread and one body; for we all partake of that one bread. Observe Israel after the flesh: Are not those who eat of the sacrifices partakers of the altar? What am I saying then? That an idol is anything, or what is offered to idols is anything? Rather, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice they sacrifice to demons and not to God, and I do not want you to have fellowship with demons. You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons; you cannot partake of the Lord’s table and of the table of demons. Or do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? Are we stronger than He?

Gospel Reading: Matthew 16:20-24
Then He commanded His disciples that they should tell no one that He was Jesus the Christ. From that time Jesus began to show to His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised the third day. Then Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him, saying, “Far be it from You, Lord; this shall not happen to You!” But He turned and said to Peter, “Get behind Me, Satan! You are an offense to Me, for you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of men.” Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.

Saints and Feasts celebrated today

  • Afterfeast of the Transfiguration of our Lord
  • Martyr Dometius of Persia and his two disciples
  • First finding of the relics of St Metrophanes the First Bishop of Voronezh
  • Venerable Pimen the Much-Ailing of the Kiev Near Caves
  • Venerable Pimen the Faster of the Kiev Caves
  • St. Mercurius the Bishop of Smolensk, Kiev Near Caves
  • Martyr Marinus the Soldier at Caesarea in Palestine
  • Martyr Asterius the Senator at Caesarea, in Palestine
  • Venerable Horus of the Thebaid, Egypt
  • Virginmartyr Potamia the Wonderworker
  • Venerable Dometius of Philotheou of Mt Athos
  • Valaam Icon of the Mother of God
  • Venerable Anthony of Optina
  • St. Theodora of Sihla
  • St. Nicanor, Wonderworker of Mt. Calistratus
  • St. Theodosius the New, Healer of Peloponnesus

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