2022

On Monday | October 17

   

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The Readings from the Regular Cycle

The Epistle

Monday of the 19th Week

The reading is from Paul's Letter to the Philippians.

Phil. 1:1-7

Brethren, Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus, To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are at Philippi, with the bishops and deacons: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, thankful for your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. And I am sure that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. It is right for me to feel thus about you all, because I hold you in my heart, for you are all partakers with me of grace, both in my imprisonment and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel. [RSV]

The Gospel

Monday of the 5th Week of Luke

The reading is from the Holy Gospel according to Luke.

Lk. 9:18-22

At that time, it happened that as he was praying alone the disciples were with him; and he asked them, "Who do the people say that I am?" And they answered, "John the Baptist; but others say, Elijah; and others, that one of the old prophets has risen." And he said to them, "But who do you say that I am?" And Peter answered, "The Christ of God." But he charged and commanded them to tell this to no one, saying, "The Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised." [RSV]

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The Readings for the Commemoration

Memory of the Holy Prophet Hosea; and the Holy Monastic Martyr Andrew of Crete

The Epistle

For the Prophet.

The reading is from Paul's Letter to the Hebrews.

Heb. 11:33-40; 12:1-2

Brethren, all the saints through faith conquered kingdoms, enforced justice, received promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched raging fire, escaped the edge of the sword, won strength out of weakness, became mighty in war, put foreign armies to flight. Women received their dead by resurrection. Some were tortured, refusing to accept release, that they might rise again to a better life. Others suffered mocking and scourging, and even chains and imprisonment. They were stoned, they were sawn in two, they were tempted, they were killed with the sword; they went about in skins of sheep and goats, destitute, afflicted, ill-treated - of whom the world was not worthy - wandering over deserts and mountains and in dens and caves of the earth. And all these, though well attested by their faith, did not receive what was promised, since God had foreseen something better for us, that apart from us they should not be made perfect. Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfection of our faith. [RSV]

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It is appropriate to stand for the reading of the Synaxarion.

Synaxarion

From the Menaion.

On October 17, we commemorate the holy Prophet Hosea.

On this day we commemorate the holy monastic martyr Andrew of Crete.

On this day we commemorate the translation of the precious relics of holy and righteous Lazarus.

On this day we commemorate the brothers Cosmas and Damian, Leontius, Anthimus and Euprepius, the holy martyrs and unmercenaries.

By the intercessions of Your Saints, O God, have mercy on us. Amen.

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Fasting Rule

Fast Free: All foods allowed.