On Thursday | July 16




The Readings from the Regular Cycle

The Epistle


1 Cor. 3:18-23

Brethren, let no one deceive himself. If any one among you thinks that he is wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is folly with God. For it is written, "He catches the wise in their craftiness," and again, "The Lord knows that the thoughts of the wise are futile." So let no one boast of men. For all things are yours, whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death or the present or the future, all are yours; and you are Christ's; and Christ is God's. [RSV]

The Gospel

Thursday of the Sixth Week of Matthew

Mt. 13:36-43

At that time, Jesus went into the house. And his disciples came to him, saying, "Explain to us the parable of the weeds of the field." He answered, "He who sows the good seed is the Son of man; the field is the world, and the good seed means the sons of the kingdom; the weeds are the sons of the evil one, and the enemy who sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the close of the age, and the reapers are angels. Just as the weeds are gathered and burned with fire, so will it be at the close of the age. The Son of man will send his angels, and they will gather out of his kingdom all causes of sin and all evildoers, and throw them into the furnace of fire; there men will weep and gnash their teeth. Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears to hear, let him hear." [RSV]




From the Menaion.

On July 16, we commemorate the holy Hieromartyr Athenogenes, Bishop of Pidachthoa.

On this day we also commemorate the holy Martyr Faustus.

On this day we also commemorate the holy Martyr Antiochus, brother of the holy Martyr Plato.

The holy 15,000 Martyrs in Pisidia died by the sword.

The holy Martyr Athenogenes died by fire, and several women Martyrs died by the sword.

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



Fasting Rule

Fast Free: All foods allowed.