On Monday | January 29






The Readings for the Commemoration

The Epistle

For the Saint.

The reading is from Paul’s Letter to the Hebrews.

Heb. 10:32-38

Brethren, recall the former days when, after you were enlightened, you endured a hard struggle with sufferings, sometimes being publicly exposed to abuse and affliction, and sometimes being partners with those so treated. For you had compassion on the prisoners, and you joyfully accepted the plundering of your property, since you knew that you yourselves had a better possession and an abiding one. Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that you may do the will of God and receive what is promised. “For yet a little while, and the coming one shall come and shall not tarry; but my righteous one shall live by faith.” [RSV]

The Gospel

For the Saint.

The reading is from the holy Gospel according to Mark.

Mk. 9:33-41

At that time, Jesus and his disciples came to Capernaum, and when he was in the house he asked them, “What were you discussing on the way?” But they were silent; for on the way they had discussed with one another who was the greatest. And he sat down and called the twelve; and he said to them, “If any one would be first, he must be last of all and servant of all.” And he took a child, and put him in the midst of them; and taking him in his arms, he said to them, “Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me; and whoever receives me, receives not me but him who sent me.” John said to him, “Teacher, we saw a man casting out demons in your name, and we forbade him, because he was not following us.” But Jesus said, “Do not forbid him; for no one who does a mighty work in my name will be able soon after to speak evil of me. For he that is not against us is for us. For truly, I say to you, whoever gives you a cup of water to drink because you bear the name of Christ, will by no means lose his reward.” [RSV]



Stand for the reading of the Synaxarion.


From the Menaion.

On January 29 was the translation of the relics of the holy hieromartyr Ignatius the God-bearer.

On this day we also commemorate the holy seven martyrs who reposed in Samosata: Philotheos, Hyperechios, Habib, Julian, Roman, Iakovos, and Parigorios.

On this day we also commemorate the holy martyrs Siluoan the bishop, Luke the deacon, and Mokios the reader.

On this day we also commemorate the holy martyrs Sarvilos and Bebaia his sister who suffered in Edessa.

On this day we also commemorate the holy hieromartyr Barsimaeus, bishop of Edessa.

On this day we also commemorate our devout father Aphrahat.

The holy Neo-martyr Demetrius of Chios witnessed in Constantinople and died by the sword in year 1802.

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



Fasting Rule

Fast Free: All foods allowed.