2021

2021

Τῷ Σαββάτῳ | Τῌ Βʹ ΙΑΝΟΥΑΡΙΟΥ

On Saturday | January 2

   

   

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Τὰ Ἀναγνώσματα τοῦ Μηνολογίου

The Readings for the Commemoration

Ὁ Ἀπόστολος

The Epistle

Σάββατον πρὸ τῶν Φώτων.

Saturday Before Epiphany

Προκείμενον. Ἦχος πλ. βʹ. Ψαλμὸς 31.

Prokeimenon. Mode pl. 2. Psalm 31.

Εὐφράνθητε ἐπὶ Κύριον καὶ ἀγαλλιᾶσθε, δίκαιοι.

Be glad in the Lord and rejoice greatly. [SAAS]

Στίχ. Μακάριοι ὧν ἀφέθησαν αἱ ἀνομίαι καὶ ὧν ἐπεκαλύφθησαν αἱ ἁμαρτίαι.

Verse: Blessed are those whose transgressions are forgiven, and whose sins are covered. [SAAS]

Πρὸς Τιμόθεον Αʹ Ἐπιστολῆς Παύλου τὸ ἀνάγνωσμα.

The reading is from Paul's First Letter to Timothy.

1Τι 3:13-16, 4:1-5

1 Tim. 3:13-16; 4:1-5

Τέκνον Τιμόθεε, οἱ γὰρ καλῶς διακονήσαντες βαθμὸν ἑαυτοῖς καλὸν περιποιοῦνται καὶ πολλὴν παῤῥησίαν ἐν πίστει τῇ ἐν Χριστῷ ᾿Ιησοῦ. Ταῦτά σοι γράφω ἐλπίζων ἐλθεῖν πρός σε τάχιον· ἐὰν δὲ βραδύνω, ἵνα εἰδῇς πῶς δεῖ ἐν οἴκῳ Θεοῦ ἀναστρέφεσθαι, ἥτις ἐστὶν ἐκκλησία Θεοῦ ζῶντος, στῦλος καὶ ἑδραίωμα τῆς ἀληθείας. Καὶ ὁμολογουμένως μέγα ἐστὶ τὸ τῆς εὐσεβείας μυστήριον· Θεὸς ἐφανερώθη ἐν σαρκί, ἐδικαιώθη ἐν Πνεύματι, ὤφθη ἀγγέλοις, ἐκηρύχθη ἐν ἔθνεσιν, ἐπιστεύθη ἐν κόσμῳ, ἀνελήφθη ἐν δόξῃ. Τὸ δὲ Πνεῦμα ῥητῶς λέγει ὅτι ἐν ὑστέροις καιροῖς ἀποστήσονταί τινες τῆς πίστεως, προσέχοντες πνεύμασι πλάνοις καὶ διδασκαλίαις δαιμονίων, ἐν ὑποκρίσει ψευδολόγων, κεκαυστηριασμένων τὴν ἰδίαν συνείδησιν, κωλυόντων γαμεῖν, ἀπέχεσθαι βρωμάτων ἃ ὁ Θεὸς ἔκτισεν εἰς μετάληψιν μετὰ εὐχαριστίας τοῖς πιστοῖς καὶ ἐπεγνωκόσι τὴν ἀλήθειαν. Ὅτι πᾶν κτίσμα Θεοῦ καλόν, καὶ οὐδὲν ἀπόβλητον μετὰ εὐχαριστίας λαμβανόμενον· ἁγιάζεται γὰρ διὰ λόγου Θεοῦ καὶ ἐντεύξεως.

Timothy, my son, those who serve well as deacons gain a good standing for themselves and also great confidence in the faith which is in Christ Jesus. I hope to come to you soon, but I am writing these instructions to you so that, if I am delayed, you may know how one ought to behave in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and bulwark of the truth. Great indeed, we confess, is the mystery of our religion: God was manifested in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen by angels, preached among the nations, believed on in the world, taken up in glory. Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by giving heed to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons, through the pretensions of liars whose consciences are seared, who forbid marriage and enjoin abstinence from foods which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth. For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving; for then it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer. [RSV]

Ὁ Ἀπόστολος

The Epistle

Σάββατον πρὸ τῶν Φώτων.

Saturday Before Epiphany

Προκείμενον. Ἦχος πλ. βʹ. Ψαλμὸς 31.

Prokeimenon. Mode pl. 2. Psalm 31.

Εὐφράνθητε ἐπὶ Κύριον καὶ ἀγαλλιᾶσθε, δίκαιοι.

Be glad in the Lord and rejoice greatly. [SAAS]

Στίχ. Μακάριοι ὧν ἀφέθησαν αἱ ἀνομίαι καὶ ὧν ἐπεκαλύφθησαν αἱ ἁμαρτίαι.

Verse: Blessed are those whose transgressions are forgiven, and whose sins are covered. [SAAS]

Πρὸς Τιμόθεον Αʹ Ἐπιστολῆς Παύλου τὸ ἀνάγνωσμα.

The reading is from Paul's First Letter to Timothy.

1Τι 3:13-16, 4:1-5

1 Tim. 3:13-16; 4:1-5

Τέκνον Τιμόθεε, οἱ γὰρ καλῶς διακονήσαντες βαθμὸν ἑαυτοῖς καλὸν περιποιοῦνται καὶ πολλὴν παῤῥησίαν ἐν πίστει τῇ ἐν Χριστῷ ᾿Ιησοῦ. Ταῦτά σοι γράφω ἐλπίζων ἐλθεῖν πρός σε τάχιον· ἐὰν δὲ βραδύνω, ἵνα εἰδῇς πῶς δεῖ ἐν οἴκῳ Θεοῦ ἀναστρέφεσθαι, ἥτις ἐστὶν ἐκκλησία Θεοῦ ζῶντος, στῦλος καὶ ἑδραίωμα τῆς ἀληθείας. Καὶ ὁμολογουμένως μέγα ἐστὶ τὸ τῆς εὐσεβείας μυστήριον· Θεὸς ἐφανερώθη ἐν σαρκί, ἐδικαιώθη ἐν Πνεύματι, ὤφθη ἀγγέλοις, ἐκηρύχθη ἐν ἔθνεσιν, ἐπιστεύθη ἐν κόσμῳ, ἀνελήφθη ἐν δόξῃ. Τὸ δὲ Πνεῦμα ῥητῶς λέγει ὅτι ἐν ὑστέροις καιροῖς ἀποστήσονταί τινες τῆς πίστεως, προσέχοντες πνεύμασι πλάνοις καὶ διδασκαλίαις δαιμονίων, ἐν ὑποκρίσει ψευδολόγων, κεκαυστηριασμένων τὴν ἰδίαν συνείδησιν, κωλυόντων γαμεῖν, ἀπέχεσθαι βρωμάτων ἃ ὁ Θεὸς ἔκτισεν εἰς μετάληψιν μετὰ εὐχαριστίας τοῖς πιστοῖς καὶ ἐπεγνωκόσι τὴν ἀλήθειαν. Ὅτι πᾶν κτίσμα Θεοῦ καλόν, καὶ οὐδὲν ἀπόβλητον μετὰ εὐχαριστίας λαμβανόμενον· ἁγιάζεται γὰρ διὰ λόγου Θεοῦ καὶ ἐντεύξεως.

Timothy, my son, those who serve well as deacons gain a good standing for themselves and also great confidence in the faith which is in Christ Jesus. I hope to come to you soon, but I am writing these instructions to you so that, if I am delayed, you may know how one ought to behave in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and bulwark of the truth. Great indeed, we confess, is the mystery of our religion: God was manifested in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen by angels, preached among the nations, believed on in the world, taken up in glory. Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by giving heed to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons, through the pretensions of liars whose consciences are seared, who forbid marriage and enjoin abstinence from foods which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth. For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving; for then it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer. [RSV]

Ἀλληλούϊα. Ἦχος πλ. βʹ. Ψαλμοὶ 64, 101.

Alleluia. Mode pl. 2. Psalms 64, 101.

Ἀλληλούϊα. Ἀλληλούϊα. Ἀλληλούϊα.

Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.

Στίχ. αʹ. Μακάριοι οὓς ἐξελέξω καὶ προσελάβου, Κύριε.

Verse 1: Blessed are they whom You have chosen and received, O Lord. [SAAS]

Ἀλληλούϊα. Ἀλληλούϊα. Ἀλληλούϊα.

Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.

Στίχ. βʹ. Καὶ τὸ μνημόσυνον αὐτῶν εἰς γενεὰν καὶ γενεάν.

Verse 2: And their memorial abides from generation to generation. [SAAS]

Ἀλληλούϊα. Ἀλληλούϊα. Ἀλληλούϊα.

Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.

Τὸ Εὐαγγέλιον

The Gospel

Σάββατον πρὸ τῶν Φώτων.

Saturday Before Epiphany

Ἐκ τοῦ κατὰ Ματθαῖον ἁγίου Εὐαγγελίου τὸ ἀνάγνωσμα.

The reading is from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew.

Ματ γʹ 1-6

Mt. 3:1-6

Τῷ καιρῷ ἐκείνῳ, παραγίνεται Ἰωάννης ὁ βαπτιστὴς κηρύσσων ἐν τῇ ἐρήμῳ τῆς Ἰουδαίας καὶ λέγων· Μετανοεῖτε, ἤγγικεν γὰρ ἡ βασιλεία τῶν οὐρανῶν. Οὗτος γάρ ἐστιν ὁ ῥηθεὶς διὰ 'Ησαΐου τοῦ προφήτου λέγοντος· Φωνὴ βοῶντος ἐν τῇ ἐρήμῳ, Ἑτοιμάσατε τὴν ὁδὸν Κυρίου, εὐθείας ποιεῖτε τὰς τρίβους αὐτοῦ. Αὐτὸς δὲ ὁ Ἰωάννης εἶχεν τὸ ἔνδυμα αὐτοῦ ἀπὸ τριχῶν καμήλου καὶ ζώνην δερματίνην περὶ τὴν ὀσφὺν αὐτοῦ, ἡ δὲ τροφὴ ἦν αὐτοῦ ἀκρίδες καὶ μέλι ἄγριον. Τότε ἐξεπορεύετο πρὸς αὐτὸν Ἱεροσόλυμα καὶ πᾶσα ἡ Ἰουδαία καὶ πᾶσα ἡ περίχωρος τοῦ Ἰορδάνου, καὶ ἐβαπτίζοντο ἐν τῷ Ἰορδάνῃ ποταμῷ ὑπ' αὐτοῦ ἐξομολογούμενοι τὰς ἁμαρτίας αὐτῶν.

At that time, John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand." For this is he who was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah when he said, "The voice of one crying in the wilderness: prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight." Now John wore a garment of camel's hair, and a leather girdle around his waist; and his food was locusts and wild honey. Then went out to him Jerusalem and all Judea and all the region about the Jordan, and they were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. [RSV]

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Συναξάριον.

Synaxarion.

Τοῦ Μηναίου.

From the Menaion.

Τῇ Βʹ τοῦ αὐτοῦ μηνός, μνήμη τοῦ ἐν Ἁγίοις Πατρὸς ἡμῶν Σιλβέστρου Πάπα Ρώμης.

On January 2, we commemorate our father among the saints Silvester, Pope of Rome.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ, μνήμη τοῦ Ἁγίου Ἱερομάρτυρος Θεαγένους.

On this day we commemorate the holy hieromartyr Theagenes.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ, οἱ Ἅγιοι Θεόπεμπτος καὶ Θεοδότη, ἡ μήτηρ τῶν Ἁγίων Ἀναργύρων, ἐν εἰρήνῃ τελειοῦνται.

On this day Saints Theopemptos and Theodota, the mother of the holy Unmercenaries, reposed in peace.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ, ὁ Ὅσιος Μάρκος ὁ κωφός, ἐν εἰρήνῃ τελειοῦται.

On this day devout St. Mark the Deaf reposed in peace.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ, μνήμη τοῦ Ἁγίου Μάρτυρος Βασιλείου τοῦ ἐξ Ἀγκύρας.

On this day we also commemorate holy martyr Basil of Ancyra.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ, ὁ Ἅγιος Σέργιος ξίφει τελειοῦται.

On this day Saint Sergios died by the sword.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ, ὁ Ἅγιος Θεόπιστος, λιθοβοληθείς, τελειοῦται.

On this day Saint Theopistos died by stoning.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ, μνήμη τοῦ Ὁσίου Πατρὸς ἡμῶν Κοσμᾶ, Ἀρχιεπισκόπου Κωνσταντινουπόλεως τοῦ Θαυματουργοῦ, τοῦ ἐν τῇ σεβασμίᾳ Μονῇ τῆς Χώρας.

On this day we also commemorate our devout Father Cosmas, Archbishop of Constantinople, the Wonderworker, of the august Monastery of Chora.

Μνήμη τοῦ Ἁγίου Νεομάρτυρος Γεωργίου, ἢ Ζώρζη τοῦ Γκιουρτζῆ, ἐν Μυτιλήνῃ δι' ἀγχόνης τελειωθέντος ἐν ἔτει ͵αψοʹ (1770).

We also commemorate the holy Neomartyr George Giourtze, who died by hanging in Mytilene in the year 1770.

Ταῖς αὐτῶν ἁγίαις πρεσβείαις, ὁ Θεός ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς.

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

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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