On Friday | January 12




The Readings for the Commemoration

The Epistle


The reading is from the Acts of the Apostles.

Acts 18:22-28

In those days, when Paul had landed at Caesarea, he went up and greeted the church, and then went down to Antioch. After spending some time there he departed and went from place to place through the region of Galatia and Phrygia, strengthening all the disciples. Now a Jew named Apollos, a native of Alexandria, came to Ephesos. He was an eloquent man, well versed in the scriptures. He had been instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in the spirit, he spoke and taught accurately the things concerning Jesus, though he knew only the baptism of John. He began to speak boldly in the synagogue; but when Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took him and expounded to him the way of God more accurately. And when he wished to cross to Achaia, the brethren encouraged him, and wrote to the disciples to receive him. When he arrived, he greatly helped those who through grace had believed, for he powerfully confuted the Jews in public, showing by the scriptures that the Christ was Jesus. [RSV]

The Gospel


The reading is from the holy Gospel according to John.

Jn. 10:39-42

At that time, the Jews tried to arrest Him, but He escaped from their hands. He went away again across the Jordan to the place where John at first baptized, and there He remained. And many came to Him; and they said, “John did no sign, but everything that John said about this man was true.” And many believed in him there. [RSV]



Stand for the reading of the Synaxarion.


From the Menaion.

On January 12, we commemorate the holy Martyr Tatiana.

On this day we also commemorate the holy Martyr Peter Absalom.

On this day we also commemorate the holy Martyr Mertius.

On this day the holy eight Martyrs from Nicea died by the sword.

On this day, the holy Martyr Efthasia died by the sword.

On this day we also commemorate our devout father Elias the Wonderworker.

By their holy intercessions, O God, have mercy on us. Amen.



Fasting Rule

Strict: Refrain from meat, fish, oil, dairy, and eggs.

It is a Wednesday or Friday.