Today’s Epistle reading is Ephesians 5:33-6:9
Nevertheless let each one of you in particular so love his own wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband. Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Honor your father and mother, which is the first commandment with promise: that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth. And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord. Bondservants, be obedient to those who are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in sincerity of heart, as to Christ; not with eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but as bondservants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart, with goodwill doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men, knowing that whatever good anyone does, he will receive the same from the Lord, whether he is a slave or free. And you, masters, do the same things to them, giving up threatening, knowing that your own Master also is in heaven, and there is no partiality with Him.
Today’s Gospel reading is Luke 9:49-56
Now John answered and said, “Master, we saw someone casting out demons in Your name, and we forbade him because he does not follow with us.” But Jesus said to him, “Do not forbid him, for he who is not against us is on our side.” Now it came to pass, when the time had come for Him to be received up, that He steadfastly set His face to go to Jerusalem, and sent messengers before His face. And as they went, they entered a village of the Samaritans, to prepare for Him. But they did not receive Him, because His face was set for the journey to Jerusalem. And when His disciples James and John saw this, they said, “Lord, do You want us to command fire to come down from heaven and consume them, just as Elijah did?” But He turned and rebuked them, and said, “You do not know what manner of spirit you are of. For the Son of Man did not come to destroy men’s lives but to save them.” And they went to another village.
Saints and Feasts celebrated today
Troparion — Tone 2
We celebrate the memory
of Your prophet Hosea, O Lord;
through him we beseech You:
save our souls.
Kontakion — Tone 4
Illumined by the Spirit, your heart was a vessel of illustrious prophecy,
seeing far-off things as though they were present.
Therefore, we venerate you, glorious prophet Hosea.
Monkmartyr Andrew of Crete
Troparion — Tone 4
Trained in asceticism on the mountain,
with the weapon of the Cross you destroyed the spiritual assaults of the hostile powers, all-blessed one;
Again you bravely prepared for combat
and slew Copronymus with the sword of faith;
for both struggles you have been crowned by God, monk-martyr Andrew of eternal memory.
Kontakion — Tone 3
Today the Queen of cities
celebrates the radiant feast of your light-bearing memory,
and invites every city and country to join her.
She rejoices for she has gained a great treasure:
your body which sustained many struggles, martyr Andrew, beacon of Orthodoxy.
Additional Saints and Feasts (without hymns):
- Venerable Anthony, Abbot of Leokhnov, Novgorod
- Martyrs and Unmercenaries Cosmas and Damian in Cilicia, and their brothers, Leontius, Anthimus, and Eutropius
- Translation of the relics of Saint Lazarus “of the Four Days in the Tomb”, Bishop of Kiteia, Cyprus
- Icon of the Mother of God “In Giving Birth, you Preserved your Virginity”
- Icon of the Mother of God the “Deliveress”
- Saint Joseph, Catholicos of Georgia
- Martyr Kozman
- Martyr Susanna, Queen of Georgia
Today’s Fasting Guidelines
Today is Fast Free. No fasting restrictions.