2022

On Monday | October 31

   

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The Readings from the Regular Cycle

The Epistle

Monday of the 21st Week

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

Phil. 4:10-23

Brethren, I rejoice in the Lord greatly that now at length you have revived your concern for me; you were indeed concerned for me, but you had no opportunity. Not that I complain of want; for I have learned, in whatever state I am, to be content. I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound; in any and all circumstances I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and want. I can do all things in him who strengthens me. Yet it was kind of you to share my trouble. And you Philippians yourselves know that in the beginning of the gospel, when I left Macedonia, no church entered into partnership with me in giving and receiving except you only; for even in Thessalonica you sent me help once and again. Not that I seek the gift; but I seek the fruit which increases to your credit. I have received full payment, and more; I am filled, having received from Epaphroditos the gifts you sent, a fragrant offering, a sacrifice acceptable and pleasing to God. And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. To our God and Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen. Greet every saint in Christ Jesus. The brethren who are with me greet you. All the saints greet you, especially those of Caesar's household. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen. [RSV]

The Gospel

Monday of the 7th Week of Luke

The reading is from the Holy Gospel according to Luke.

Lk. 11:29-33

At that time, when the crowds were increasing, he began to say, "This generation is an evil generation; it seeks a sign, but no sign shall be given to it except the sign of Jonah. For as Jonah became a sign to the men of Nineveh, so will the Son of man be to this generation. The queen of the South will arise at the judgment with the men of this generation and condemn them; for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and behold, something greater than Solomon is here. The men of Nineveh will arise at the judgment with this generation and condemn it; for they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and behold, something greater than Jonah is here. No one after lighting a lamp puts it in a cellar or under a bushel, but on a stand, that those who enter may see the light." [RSV]

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

Synaxarion

From the Menaion.

On October 31, we commemorate the holy Apostles of the Seventy: Stachys, Apelles, Amplias, Urban, Narcissus and Aristobulus.

On this day we commemorate the holy Martyr Epimachus the Egyptian.

On this day we commemorate our father among the saints Iakovos, Bishop of Mygdonia, one of the 318 holy fathers in Nicea.

On this day there is a narrative by Bishop Theodoritus, about the life and contest of an anonymous Confessor

We also commemorate the holy New Martyr Nicholas who witnessed in Chios in 1754.

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

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Fasting Rule

Fast Free: All foods allowed.