Orthodox Daily Readings for 11/5/2019

saint/feast of the day

Scripture Readings

Today’s Epistle reading is Colossians 1:1-2, 7-11
Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, to the saints and faithful brethren in Christ who are in Colosse: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. as you also learned from Epaphras, our dear fellow servant, who is a faithful minister of Christ on your behalf, who also declared to us your love in the Spirit. For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, for all patience and longsuffering with joy;

Today’s Gospel reading is Luke 12:42-48
And the Lord said, “Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his master will make ruler over his household, to give them their portion of food in due season? Blessed is that servant whom his master will find so doing when he comes. Truly, I say to you that he will make him ruler over all that he has. But if that servant says in his heart, ‘My master is delaying his coming,’ and begins to beat the male and female servants, and to eat and drink and be drunk, the master of that servant will come on a day when he is not looking for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in two and appoint him his portion with the unbelievers. And that servant who knew his master’s will, and did not prepare himself or do according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. But he who did not know, yet committed things deserving of stripes, shall be beaten with few. For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required; and to whom much has been committed, of him they will ask the more.

Saints and Feasts celebrated today

Martyrs Galaction and his wife, Epistemis, at Emesa

Troparion — Tone 4
Let us the faithful honor these two betrothed athletes:
Galaction and modest Episteme.
Their ascetic labors blossomed into martyrdom, therefore we cry to them:
“Glory to Him who has strengthened you!
Glory to Him who has crowned you!
Glory to Him who through you grants healing to all!”

Troparion — Tone 4
Your holy martyrs, O Lord,
through their sufferings have received incorruptible crowns from You, our God.
For having Your strength, they laid low their adversaries,
and shattered the powerless boldness of demons.
Through their intercessions, save our souls!

Kontakion — Tone 2
Having fought the good fight in frequent battles,
you were numbered among the martyrs of Christ
together with your faithful husband and companion in struggle, Galaction.
With her, you intercede with the one and undivided God, O Galaction,
for the salvation of us all!

Kontakion — Tone 2
You are numbered among the hosts of martyrs
for you were illustrious in mighty contests.
Galaction, together with Episteme,
your faithful wife and companion in struggle,
unceasingly intercede to the one God for us all.

Additional Saints and Feasts (without hymns):

  • Repose of Saint Jonah, Archbishop of Novgorod
  • Apostles Patrobus, Hermes, Linus, Gaius, and Philologus, of the Seventy
  • Saint Gregory, Archbishop of Alexandria

Today’s Fasting Guidelines

Today is Fast Free. No fasting restrictions.

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