2021

On Saturday | July 3

   

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The Readings from the Regular Cycle

The Epistle

Saturday of the 2nd Week

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

Rom. 3:19-26

Brethren, now we know that whatever the law says it speaks to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be stopped, and the whole world may be held accountable to God. For no human being will be justified in his sight by works of the law, since through the law comes knowledge of sin. But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from law, although the law and the prophets bear witness to it, the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction; since all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, they are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as an expiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins; it was to prove at the present time that he himself is righteous and that he justifies him who has faith in Jesus. [RSV]

The Gospel

Saturday of the 2nd Week of Matthew

The reading is from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew.

Mt. 7:1-8

The Lord said, "Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and the measure you give will be the measure you get. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, 'Let me take the speck out of your eye,' when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye. Do not give dogs what is holy; and do not throw your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under foot and turn to attack you. Ask, and it will be given you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For every one who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened." [RSV]

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It is appropriate for the congregation to stand for the reading of the Synaxarion.

Synaxarion

From the Menaion.

On July 3, we commemorate the holy Martyr Hyacinth, the Chamberlain.

On this day we also commemorate our Father among the Saints Anatolius, Archbishop of Constantinople.

On this day we also commemorate the holy Martyrs Theodotus, Theodota, Diomedes, Eulampius, Asclepiades, and Golinduc.

On this day we also commemorate the holy Martyrs Mark and Mokian.

Saint Gerasimos the New, the devout monastic Martyr from Mega Chorion, Evrytania, witnessed in Constantinople in the year 1812 and died by the sword.

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

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Fasting Rule

Fast Free: All foods allowed.