2020

On Saturday | July 18

   

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The Readings from the Regular Cycle

The Epistle

SATURDAY OF THE SIXTH WEEK

Rom. 9:1-5

Brethren, I am speaking the truth in Christ, I am not lying; my conscience bears me witness in the Holy Spirit, that I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. For I could wish that I myself were accursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my brethren, my kinsmen by race. They are Israelites, and to them belong the patriarchs, and of their race, according to the flesh, is the Christ, who is God over all, blessed for ever. Amen. [RSV]

The Gospel

Saturday of the Sixth Week of Matthew

Mt. 9:18-26

At that time, a ruler came in and knelt before him, saying, "My daughter has just died; but come and lay your hand on her, and she will live." And Jesus rose and followed him, with his disciples. And behold, a woman who had suffered from a hemorrhage for twelve years came up behind him and touched the fringe of his garment; for she said to herself, "If I only touch his garment, I shall be made well." Jesus turned, and seeing her he said, "Take heart, daughter; your faith has made you well." And instantly the woman was made well. And when Jesus came to the ruler's house, and saw the flute players, and the crowd making a tumult, he said, "Depart; for the girl is not dead but sleeping." And they laughed at him. But when the crowd had been put outside, he went in and took her by the hand, and the girl arose. And the report of this went through all that district. [RSV]

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The Readings for the Commemoration

The Epistle

For the Saint.

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]

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Synaxarion.

From the Menaion.

On July 18, we commemorate the holy Martyr Emilian.

On this day we also commemorate the holy Martyrs Paul, Thea, and Valentina.

We also commemorate the holy Martyr Hyacinth of Amastris.

The holy Martyr Marcellus died after he was stretched out on a burning bed of fire.

The holy Martyrs Dasius and Maron died by the sword.

The devout Pambo reposed in peace.

We also commemorate our Fathers among the saints: Stephen, Patriarch of Constantinople, who was transferred from Amasia; and John the Confessor, Metropolitan of Chalcedon.

On this day we also commemorate the consecration of the church dedicated to the Most Holy Theotokos in Callistratus.

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

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Fasting Rule

Fast Free: All foods allowed.