Today’s Epistle reading is 1 Corinthians 14:20-25
Brethren, do not be children in understanding; however, in malice be babes, but in understanding be mature. In the law it is written: “With men of other tongues and other lips I will speak to this people; and yet, for all that, they will not hear Me,” says the Lord. Therefore tongues are for a sign, not to those who believe but to unbelievers; but prophesying is not for unbelievers but for those who believe. Therefore if the whole church comes together in one place, and all speak with tongues, and there come in those who are uninformed or unbelievers, will they not say that you are out of your mind? But if all prophesy, and an unbeliever or an uninformed person comes in, he is convinced by all, he is convicted by all. And thus the secrets of his heart are revealed; and so, falling down on his face, he will worship God and report that God is truly among you.
Today’s Gospel reading is Luke 6:1-10
Now it happened on the second Sabbath after the first that He went through the grainfields. And His disciples plucked the heads of grain and ate them, rubbing them in their hands. And some of the Pharisees said to them, “Why are you doing what is not lawful to do on the Sabbath?” But Jesus answering them said, “Have you not even read this, what David did when he was hungry, he and those who were with him: how he went into the house of God, took and ate the showbread, and also gave some to those with him, which is not lawful for any but the priests to eat?” And He said to them, “The Son of Man is also Lord of the Sabbath.” Now it happened on another Sabbath, also, that He entered the synagogue and taught. And a man was there whose right hand was withered. So the scribes and Pharisees watched Him closely, whether He would heal on the Sabbath, that they might find an accusation against Him. But He knew their thoughts, and said to the man who had the withered hand, “Arise and stand here.” And he arose and stood. Then Jesus said to them, “I will ask you one thing: Is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do evil, to save life or to destroy?” And when He had looked around at them all, He said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” And he did so, and his hand was restored as whole as the other.
Saints and Feasts celebrated today
Martyrs Probus, Tarachus, and Andronicus, at Tarsus in Cilicia
Troparion — Tone 5
The heavenly powers were amazed at the triumph of the holy martyrs Probus, Tarachus, and Andronicus.
For having fought the good fight with their mortal bodies,
they conquered bodiless enemies by the power of the Cross.
Now they intercede with the Lord
that He may save our souls.
Kontakion — Tone 2
The brave warriors of Christ, the martyrs Probus, Tarachus, and Andronicus,
revealed to us the glory of the Trinity.
They refuted the godlessness of their torturers
by bravely contending for the Faith.
Saint Cosmas the Hymnographer, Bishop of Maiuma
Troparion — Tone 8
O Champion of Orthodoxy, teacher of purity and of true worship,
The enlightener of the universe and the adornment of the Hierarchs:
O all-wise Father Cosmas, Your teachings have gleamed with light upon all things.
Intercede before Christ our God to save our souls!
Troparion — Tone 4
Though in the flesh, you were zealous to emulate the choirs of heaven,
And while on earth you composed hymns to God in the highest,
Like a harp of holy wisdom,
With enlightened understanding you hymned God the Word.
O divinely inspired Cosmas, we praise you with hymns!
Kontakion — Tone 2
O God-inspired Cosmas, you adorned yourself with virtues,
Adorning the Church of Christ with the rich splendor of your hymns.
Intercede with the Lord that He may deliver us from the snares of our enemies!
We cry out to you: Rejoice, O holy and blessed Father!
Additional Saints and Feasts (without hymns):
- Venerable Amphilochius, Abbot of Glushetsa
- Martyr Domnina of Anazarbus
- Saint Martin the Merciful, Bishop of Tours
- Icon of the Mother of God “Jerusalem”
- Saint Edwin, King and Martyr
- Icon of the Mother of God of Rudens
- Translation of a Particle of the Life Giving Cross from Malta to Gatchina
- Translation of the Filersk Icon of the Mother of God
- Translation of the relic of the Right Hand of John the Baptist
- New Martyr John, Archbishop of Riga and Latvia
- Saint Tarasius of Glushetsa
- Saint Macarius, Abbot of Glushetsa
- Icon of the Mother of God of Yaroslav-Smolensk
- Icon of the Mother of God of Kaluga
Today’s Fasting Guidelines
Today is Fast Free. No fasting restrictions.