Orthodox Daily Readings for 10/11/2019

saint/feast of the day

Scripture Readings

Today’s Epistle reading is Ephesians 4:17-25
This I say, therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you should no longer walk as the rest of the Gentiles walk, in the futility of their mind, having their understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart; who, being past feeling, have given themselves over to lewdness, to work all uncleanness with greediness. But you have not so learned Christ, if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught by Him, as the truth is in Jesus: that you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness. Therefore, putting away lying, “Let each one of you speak truth with his neighbor,” for we are members of one another.

Today’s Gospel reading is Luke 9:12-18
When the day began to wear away, the twelve came and said to Him, “Send the multitude away, that they may go into the surrounding towns and country, and lodge and get provisions; for we are in a deserted place here.” But He said to them, “You give them something to eat.” And they said, “We have no more than five loaves and two fish, unless we go and buy food for all these people.” For there were about five thousand men. Then He said to His disciples, “Make them sit down in groups of fifty.” And they did so, and made them all sit down. Then He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, He blessed and broke them, and gave them to the disciples to set before the multitude. So they all ate and were filled, and twelve baskets of the leftover fragments were taken up by them. And it happened, as He was alone praying, that His disciples joined Him, and He asked them, saying, “Who do the crowds say that I am?”

Saints and Feasts celebrated today

Apostle Philip of the Seventy, One of the Seven Deacons

Troparion — Tone 3
Filled with divine grace,
you served God the Word as a deacon of the Church, O Apostle Philip.
By the working of miracles and by signs from God
you enlightened the multitudes of Samaria.
O blessed one, entreat Christ our God to grant us His great mercy.

Kontakion — Tone 4
Podoben: “Today You have shown forth…”
Inspired by the All-Holy Spirit,
you enlightened the entire world by your teachings and resplendent miracles,
Apostle Philip, sacred initiate.

Saint Theophanes the Confessor and Hymnographer, Bishop of Nicea

Troparion — Tone 5
Having attained an angelic state,
you sounded forth as a golden trumpet of revelation
and nourished the chosen people with your words.
The singing of your hymns gladdens the Church,
for which you struggled, O Theophanes.

Kontakion — Tone 4
Podoben: “Today You have shown forth…”
You dawned on the Church like a second sun, venerable Theophanes,
enlightening her with the beams of your teachings
as a priest of Christ our God.

Additional Saints and Feasts (without hymns):

  • Venerable Theophanes the Faster of the Kiev Near Caves
  • Venerable Leonid of Optina
  • Synaxis of the Venerable Fathers of Optina
  • Martyr Zenaida (Zenais) of Tarsus, in Cilicia
  • Martyr Philonilla of Tarsus, in Cilicia
  • Commemoration of the Miracle of the Icon of Our Lord Jesus Christ in Beret
  • Venerable Ethelburga

Today’s Fasting Guidelines

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


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