2020

2020

Τῇ Πέμπτῃ | Τῌ ΛΑʹ ΔΕΚΕΜΒΡΙΟΥ

On Thursday | December 31

   

   

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Τὰ Ἀναγνώσματα τῆς Σειρᾶς

The Readings from the Regular Cycle

Ὁ Ἀπόστολος

The Epistle

ΠΕΜΠΤΗ Λʹ ΕΒΔΟΜΑΔΟΣ

THURSDAY OF THE THIRTIETH WEEK

Εβρ 10:35-39; 11:1-7

Heb. 10:35-39; 11:1-7

Ἀδελφοί, μὴ ἀποβάλητε τὴν παῤῥησίαν ὑμῶν, ἥτις ἔχει μισθαποδοσίαν μεγάλην. Ὑπομονῆς γὰρ ἔχετε χρείαν, ἵνα τὸ θέλημα τοῦ Θεοῦ ποιήσαντες κομίσησθε τὴν ἐπαγγελίαν. Ἔτι γὰρ μικρὸν ὅσον, ὁ ἐρχόμενος ἥξει καὶ οὐ χρονιεῖ. Ὁ δὲ δίκαιος ἐκ πίστεως ζήσεται· καὶ ἐὰν ὑποστείληται, οὐκ εὐδοκεῖ ἡ ψυχή μου ἐν αὐτῷ· ἡμεῖς δὲ οὐκ ἐσμὲν ὑποστολῆς εἰς ἀπώλειαν, ἀλλὰ πίστεως εἰς περιποίησιν ψυχῆς. ῎Εστιν δὲ πίστις ἐλπιζομένων ὑπόστασις, πραγμάτων ἔλεγχος οὐ βλεπομένων. Ἐν ταύτῃ γὰρ ἐμαρτυρήθησαν οἱ πρεσβύτεροι. Πίστει νοοῦμεν κατηρτίσθαι τοὺς αἰῶνας ῥήματι Θεοῦ, εἰς τὸ μὴ ἐκ φαινομένων τὸ βλεπόμενον γεγονέναι. Πίστει πλείονα θυσίαν Ἅβελ παρὰ Κάϊν προσήνεγκε τῷ Θεῷ, δι' ἧς ἐμαρτυρήθη εἶναι δίκαιος, μαρτυροῦντος ἐπὶ τοῖς δώροις αὐτοῦ τοῦ Θεοῦ, καὶ δι' αὐτῆς ἀποθανὼν ἔτι λαλεῖται. Πίστει Ἑνὼχ μετετέθη τοῦ μὴ ἰδεῖν θάνατον, καὶ οὐχ ηὑρίσκετο διότι μετέθηκεν αὐτὸν ὁ Θεός· πρὸ γὰρ τῆς μεταθέσεως μεμαρτύρηται εὐαρεστηκέναι τῷ Θεῷ, χωρὶς δὲ πίστεως ἀδύνατον εὐαρεστῆσαι, πιστεῦσαι γὰρ δεῖ τὸν προσερχόμενον τῷ Θεῷ ὅτι ἔστιν καὶ τοῖς ἐκζητοῦσιν αὐτὸν μισθαποδότης γίνεται. Πίστει χρηματισθεὶς Νῶε περὶ τῶν μηδέπω βλεπομένων εὐλαβηθεὶς κατεσκεύασεν κιβωτὸν εἰς σωτηρίαν τοῦ οἴκου αὐτοῦ, δι' ἧς κατέκρινεν τὸν κόσμον, καὶ τῆς κατὰ πίστιν δικαιοσύνης ἐγένετο κληρονόμος.

Brethren, 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, and if he shrinks back, my soul has no pleasure in him." But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who have faith and keep their souls. Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. For by it the men of old received divine approval. By faith we understand that the world was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was made out of things which do not appear. By faith Abel offered to God a more acceptable sacrifice than Cain, through which he received approval as righteous, God bearing witness by accepting his gifts; he died, but through his faith he is still speaking. By faith Enoch was taken up so that he should not see death; and he was not found, because God had taken him. Now before he was taken he was attested as having pleased God. And without faith it is impossible to please him. For whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him. By faith Noah, being warned by God concerning events as yet unseen, took heed and constructed an ark for the saving of his household; by this he condemned the world and became an heir of the righteousness which comes by faith. [RSV]

Τὸ Εὐαγγέλιον

The Gospel

Τῌ ΠΕΜΠΤῌ ΤΗΣ ΙΕʹ ΕΒΔΟΜΑΔΟΣ ΤΟΥ ΛΟΥΚΑ

Thursday of the Fifteenth Week of Luke

Μαρ ιαʹ 27 - 33

Mk. 11:27-33

Τῷ καιρῷ ἐκείνῳ, ἦλθεν ὁ Ἰησοῦς πάλιν εἰς Ἱεροσόλυμα· καὶ ἐν τῷ ἱερῷ περιπατοῦντος αὐτοῦ ἔρχονται πρὸς αὐτὸν οἱ ἀρχιερεῖς καὶ οἱ γραμματεῖς καὶ οἱ πρεσβύτεροι καὶ λέγουσιν αὐτῷ· Ἐν ποίᾳ ἐξουσίᾳ ταῦτα ποιεῖς; ἢ τίς σοι ἔδωκε τὴν ἐξουσίαν ταύτην ἵνα ταῦτα ποιῇς; ὁ δὲ Ἰησοῦς ἀποκριθεὶς εἶπεν αὐτοῖς· Ἐπερωτήσω ὑμᾶς κἀγὼ ἕνα λόγον, καὶ ἀποκρίθητέ μοι, καὶ ἐρῶ ὑμῖν ἐν ποίᾳ ἐξουσίᾳ ταῦτα ποιῶ. τὸ βάπτισμα Ἰωάννου ἐξ οὐρανοῦ ἦν ἢ ἐξ ἀνθρώπων; ἀποκρίθητέ μοι. καὶ ἐλογίζοντο πρὸς ἑαυτοὺς λέγοντες· Ἐὰν εἴπωμεν, ἐξ οὐρανοῦ, ἐρεῖ· διατί οὖν οὐκ ἐπιστεύσατε αὐτῷ; ἀλλὰ εἴπωμεν, ἐξ ἀνθρώπων; - ἐφοβοῦντο τὸν λαόν· ἅπαντες γὰρ εἶχον τὸν Ἰωάννην ὅτι προφήτης ἦν. καὶ ἀποκριθέντες λέγουσι τῷ Ἰησοῦ· Οὐκ οἴδαμεν. καὶ ὁ Ἰησοῦς ἀποκριθεὶς λέγει αὐτοῖς· Οὐδὲ ἐγὼ λέγω ὑμῖν ἐν ποίᾳ ἐξουσίᾳ ταῦτα ποιῶ.

At that time, Jesus came again to Jerusalem. And as he was walking in the temple, the chief priests and the scribes and the elders came to him, and they said to him, "By what authority are you doing these things, or who gave you this authority to do them?" Jesus said to them, "I will ask you a question; answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things. Was the baptism of John from heaven or from men? Answer me." And they argued with one another, "If we say, 'From heaven,' he will say, 'Why then did you not believe him?' But shall we say, 'From men'?"—they were afraid of the people, for all held that John was a real prophet. So they answered Jesus, "We do not know." And Jesus said to them, "Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things." [RSV]

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Συναξάριον.

Synaxarion.

Τοῦ Μηναίου.

From the Menaion.

Τῇ ΛΑʹ τοῦ αὐτοῦ μηνός, Μνήμη τῆς Ὁσίας Μητρὸς ἡμῶν Μελάνης της Ῥωμαίας.

On December 31, we commemorate our devout mother Melania the Roman.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ, Μνήμη τοῦ Ἁγίου Μάρτυρος καὶ Πρεσβυτέρου Ζωτικοῦ τοῦ Ὀρφανοτρόφου.

On this day we also commemorate the Martyr and Priest Zotikos who cared for orphans.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ, ὁ Ἅγιος Γελάσιος ἐν εἰρήνῃ τελειοῦται.

On this day St. Gelasios reposed in peace.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ, αἱ Ἅγιαι δέκα Παρθένοι, αἱ ἐν Νικομηδείᾳ τοὺς ὀφθαλμοὺς διατρηθεῖσαι καὶ τὰς πλευρὰς ξεσθεῖσαι, τελειοῦνται.

On this day the holy 10 Virgins in Nikomedia died after their eyes were pierced and the sides were scraped.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ, Ἡ ἁγία Μάρτυς Ὀλυμπιοδώρα πυρὶ τελειοῦται.

On this day the holy Martyr Olympiodora died by fire.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ, Ὁ Ἅγιος Γάϊος ἐν εἰρήνῃ τελειοῦται.

On this day St. Gaios reposed in peace.

Οἱ Ἅγιοι Μάρτυρες Βούσιρις, Γαυδέντιος καὶ Νέμη ξίφει τελειοῦνται.

The holy Martyrs Bousiris, Gaudentios and Neme died by the sword.

Ταῖς αὐτῶν ἁγίαις πρεσβείαις, ὁ Θεὸς ἐλέησον, καὶ σῶσον ἡμᾶς. Ἀμήν.

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

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Κανόνας Νηστείας

Fasting Rule

Κατάλυσις εἰς πάντα.

Fast Free: All foods allowed.

Εἶναι τὸ Δωδεκαήμερον.

It is the Twelve Days of Christmas