On Thursday | February 1




The Readings for the Commemoration

The Epistle

For the Martyr.

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

Rom. 8:28-39

Brethren, we know that in everything God works for good with those who love him, who are called according to his purpose. For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the first-born among many brethren. And those whom he predestined he also called; and those whom he called he also justified; and those whom he justified he also glorified. What then shall we say to this? If God is for us, who is against us? He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, will he not also give us all things with him? Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies; who is to condemn? Is it Christ Jesus, who died, yes, who was raised from the dead, who is at the right hand of God, who indeed intercedes for us? Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, “For thy sake we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.” No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. [RSV]

The Gospel

For the Martyr.

The reading is from the holy Gospel according to Luke.

Lk. 10:19-21

The Lord said to his disciples, “Behold, I have given you authority to tread upon serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy; and nothing shall hurt you. Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you; but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.” In that same hour he rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to babes; yes, Father, for such was your gracious will.” [RSV]



Stand for the reading of the Synaxarion.


From the Menaion.

On February 1 we commemorate the holy martyr Tryphon of Lampsacus.

On this day we also commemorate our devout father Peter of Galatia.

On this day we also commemorate our devout father Bendimianos.

On this day we commemorate our devout father and confessor Basil, Archbishop of Thessaloniki, who was from Athens.

On this day the devout Timothy reposed in peace.

On this day the holy martyr Theion, with two children, died by the sword.

On this day the holy martyr Karion died after having his tongue cut out.

On this day we commemorate the holy martyr Perpetua and those with her: Saturus, Revocatus, Saturninus, Secundulus, and Felicity.

The holy new martyr Anastasios of Nafplion, who witnessed in Nafplion in the year 1655, died by being cut into small pieces.

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



Fasting Rule

Fast Free: All foods allowed.