On Saturday | October 29




The Readings from the Regular Cycle

The Epistle

Saturday of the 20th Week

The reading is from Paul's Second Letter to the Corinthians.

2 Cor. 1:8-11

Brethren, we do not want you to be ignorant of the affliction we experienced in Asia; for we were so utterly, unbearably crushed that we despaired of life itself, Why, we felt that we had received the sentence of death; but that was to make us rely not on ourselves but on God who raises the dead; he delivered us from so deadly a peril, and he will deliver us; on him we have set our hope that he will deliver us again. You also must help us by prayer, so that many will give thanks on our behalf for the blessing granted us in answer to many prayers. [RSV]

The Gospel

Saturday of the 6th Week of Luke

The reading is from the Holy Gospel according to Luke.

Lk. 8:16-21

The Lord said, "No one after lighting a lamp covers it with a vessel, or puts it under a bed, but puts it on a stand, that those who enter may see the light. For nothing is hid that shall not be made manifest, nor anything secret that shall not be known and come to light. Take heed then how you hear; for to him who has will more be given, and from him who has not, even what he thinks that he has will be taken away." Then his mother and his brothers came to him, but they could not reach him for the crowd. And he was told, "Your mother and your brothers are standing outside, desiring to see you." But he said to them, "My mother and my brothers are those who hear the word of God and do it." [RSV]



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


From the Menaion.

On October 29, we commemorate the holy monastic martyr Anastasia the Roman.

On this day we commemorate our devout father Abramius and his niece Maria.

On this day we commemorate the holy martyrs Cyril, Menas and Menaeus.

On this day St. Savas the Commander died when he was run through from front and behind.

On this day we commemorate our devout mother Anna who was known as Euphemianus.

On this day we commemorate the holy martyr Melitene.

We commemorate the holy new hieromartyr Athanasius of Attaleia, Sparta, who witnessed in Mountania in the year 1653.

We also commemorate the new monastic martyr Timothy, a monk of Esfigmenou Monastery (on Mt. Athos).

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



Fasting Rule

Fast Free: All foods allowed.