Orthodox Daily Readings for 10/15/2019

saint/feast of the day

Scripture Readings

Today’s Epistle reading is Ephesians 5:20-26
giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, submitting to one another in the fear of God. Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is head of the wife, as also Christ is head of the church; and He is the Savior of the body. Therefore, just as the church is subject to Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything. Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word,

Today’s Gospel reading is Luke 9:23-27
Then He said to them all, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will save it. For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and is himself destroyed or lost? For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words, of him the Son of Man will be ashamed when He comes in His own glory, and in His Father’s, and of the holy angels. But I tell you truly, there are some standing here who shall not taste death till they see the kingdom of God.”

Saints and Feasts celebrated today

Venerable Euthymius the New of Thessalonica, and Monk of Mount Athos

Troparion — Tone 8
The image of God was truly preserved in you, O Father,
for you took up the Cross and followed Christ.
By so doing you taught us to disregard the flesh for it passes away
but to care instead for the soul, since it is immortal.
Therefore your spirit, venerable Euthymius, rejoices with the angels.

Kontakion — Tone 2
Crossing dryshod through the storms of life,
venerable and divinely wise Euthymius,
you mightily drowned the bodiless foe in the streams of your tears;
you received the gift of miracles to heal all sufferings.
Unceasingly pray for us all.

Martyr Lucian the Presbyter of Antioch

Troparion — Tone 3
Radiant with the Spirit,
You taught true knowledge of the true faith;
A trainer of martyrs, O Lucian,
You were glorified in contest.
Intercede with Christ our God that he may grant us great mercy!

Troparion — Tone 4
Your holy martyr Lucian, O Lord,
through his suffering has received an incorruptible crown from You, our God.
For having Your strength, he laid low his adversaries,
and shattered the powerless boldness of demons.
Through his intercessions, save our souls!

Kontakion — Tone 2
We honor you with hymns of glory,
Lucian, the radiant star.
You first became radiant by your detachment from the things of this world;
then you were raised up by your struggle.
Unceasingly pray for us all.

Additional Saints and Feasts (without hymns):

  • Saint John, Bishop of Suzdal
  • Hieromartyr Lucian the Presbyter of the Kiev Caves
  • Martyrs Sarbelius and Bebaia of Edessa
  • Saint Sabinus, Bishop of Catania
  • Icon of the Mother of God the “Multiplier of Wheat”

Today’s Fasting Guidelines

Today is Fast Free. No fasting restrictions.

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