On Tuesday | January 3



The Readings for the Commemoration

The Epistle

(Previously skipped.)

Sunday Before Epiphany

The reading is from Paul's Second Letter to Timothy.

2 Tim. 4:5-8

Timothy, my son, always be steady, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfil your ministry. For I am already on the point of being sacrificed; the time of my departure has come. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that Day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing. [RSV]

The Gospel

(Previously skipped.)

Sunday Before Epiphany

The reading is from the holy Gospel according to Mark.

Mk. 1:1-8

The beginning of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. As it is written in Isaiah the prophet, 'Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who shall prepare your way; the voice of one crying in the wilderness: prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.' John the baptizer appeared in the wilderness, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. And there went out to him all the country of Judea, and all the people of Jerusalem; and they were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. Now John was clothed with camel's hair, and had a leather girdle around his waist, and ate locusts and wild honey. And he preached, saying, "After me comes he who is mightier than I, the thong of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie. I have baptized you with water; but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit." [RSV]



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


From the Menaion.

On January 3 we commemorate the holy Prophet Malachi.

On this day we also commemorate the holy martyr Gordios.

On this day we also commemorate our devout father Peter the worker of signs and wonders, who is buried at St. Zacharias in Atroa.

On this day the holy martyrs, a mother and two children, died by fire.

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



Fasting Rule

Fast Free: All foods allowed.

It is the Twelve Days of Christmas