Orthodox Daily Readings for 1/14/2020

saint/feast of the day

Scripture Readings

Today’s Epistle reading is Hebrews 12:25-26, 13:22-25
See that you do not refuse Him who speaks. For if they did not escape who refused Him who spoke on earth, much more shall we not escape if we turn away from Him who speaks from heaven, whose voice then shook the earth; but now He has promised, saying, “Yet once more I shake not only the earth, but also heaven.” And I appeal to you, brethren, bear with the word of exhortation, for I have written to you in few words. Know that our brother Timothy has been set free, with whom I shall see you if he comes shortly. Greet all those who rule over you, and all the saints. Those from Italy greet you. Grace be with you all. Amen.

Today’s Gospel reading is Mark 8:22-26
Then He came to Bethsaida; and they brought a blind man to Him, and begged Him to touch him. So He took the blind man by the hand and led him out of the town. And when He had spit on his eyes and put His hands on him, He asked him if he saw anything. And he looked up and said, “I see men like trees, walking.” Then He put His hands on his eyes again and made him look up. And he was restored and saw everyone clearly. Then He sent him away to his house, saying, “Neither go into the town, nor tell anyone in the town.”

Saints and Feasts celebrated today

Leavetaking of the Theophany of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ

Troparion — Tone 1
Today You have shown forth to the world, O Lord,
and the light of Your countenance has been marked on us.
Knowing You, we sing Your praises.
You have come and revealed Yourself,
O unapproachable Light.

Kontakion — Tone 4
Today You have shown forth to the world, O Lord,
and the light of Your countenance has been marked on us.
Knowing You, we sing Your praises.
You have come and revealed Yourself,
O unapproachable Light.

Holy Monastic Fathers slain at Sinai and Raithu

Troparion — Tone 4
Your holy martyrs, O Lord,
Through their sufferings have received an incorruptible crown 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!

Additional Saints and Feasts (without hymns):

  • Saint Sava I, first Archbishop of Serbia
  • Saint Nino (Nina), Equal of the Apostles, Enlightener of Georgia
  • Saint Joseph Analytinus of Raithu
  • Venerable Theodulus, son of Venerable Nilus of Sinai
  • Venerable Stephen, Abbot of Khenolakkos Monastery, near Chalcedon
  • Saint Kentigern, first Bishop of Glasgow, Scotland

Today’s Fasting Guidelines

Today is Fast Free. No fasting restrictions.


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