2022

On Sunday | October 30

   

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The Readings from the Regular Cycle

The Epistle

20th Sunday

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

Gal. 1:11-19

Brethren, I would have you know that the gospel which was preached by me is not man's gospel. For I did not receive it from man, nor was I taught it, but it came through a revelation of Jesus Christ. For you have heard of my former life in Judaism, how I persecuted the church of God violently and tried to destroy it; and I advanced in Judaism beyond many of my own age among my people, so extremely zealous was I for the traditions of my fathers. But when he who had set me apart before I was born, and had called me through his grace, was pleased to reveal his Son to me, in order that I might preach him among the Gentiles, I did not confer with flesh and blood, nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me, but I went away into Arabia; and again I returned to Damascus. Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to visit Cephas, and remained with him fifteen days. But I saw none of the other apostles except James the Lord's brother. [RSV]

The Gospel

5th Sunday of Luke

The reading is from the Holy Gospel according to Luke.

Lk. 16:19-31

The Lord said, "There was a rich man, who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. And at his gate lay a poor man named Lazaros, full of sores, who desired to be fed with what fell from the rich man's table; moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. The poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham's bosom. The rich man also died and was buried; and in Hades, being in torment, he lifted up his eyes, and saw Abraham far off and Lazaros in his bosom. And he called out, 'Father Abraham, have mercy upon me, and send Lazaros to dip the end of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am in anguish in this flame.' But Abraham said, 'Son, remember that you in your lifetime received your good things, and Lazaros in like manner evil things; but now he is comforted here, and you are in anguish. And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been fixed, in order that those who would pass from here to you may not be able, and none may cross from there to us.' And he said, 'Then I beg you, father, to send him to my father's house, for I have five brothers, so that he may warn them, lest they also come into this place of torment.' But Abraham said, 'They have Moses, and the prophets; let them hear them.' And he said, 'No, father Abraham; but if some one goes to them from the dead, they will repent.' He said to them, 'If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be convinced if some one should rise from the dead.' ". [RSV]

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

Synaxarion

From the Menaion.

On October 30, we commemorate the holy martyrs Zenobius and Zenobia the siblings.

On this day we commemorate the holy hieromartyr Marcian, Bishop of Syracuse, a disciple of the Apostle Peter.

On this day we commemorate the holy martyrs Alexander, Cronion, Julian, Macarius and thirteen others.

On this day we commemorate the holy martyr Eftropia.

On this day we commemorate the holy Apostle Cleopas, as well as our devout father Joseph, Patriarch of Constantinople; and also the holy martyrs Asterius, Claudius, Neo and their sister Neonilla.

On this day we commemorate the holy Apostles Tertius, Mark, Justus and Artemas of the Seventy.

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

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Fasting Rule

Fast Free: All foods allowed.