On Tuesday | July 6




The Readings from the Regular Cycle

The Epistle

Tuesday of the 3rd Week

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

Rom. 7:14-25, 8:1-2

Brethren, we know that the law is spiritual; but I am carnal, sold under sin. I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate. Now if I do what I do not want, I agree that the law is good. So then it is no longer I that do it, but sin which dwells within me. For I know that nothing good dwells within me, that is, in my flesh. I can will what is right, but I cannot do it. For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I do. Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I that do it, but sin which dwells within me. So I find it to be a law that when I want to do right, evil lies close at hand. For I delight in the law of God, in my inmost self, but I see in my members another law at war with the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin which dwells in my members. Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I of myself serve the law of God with my mind, but with my flesh I serve the law of sin. There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set me free from the law of sin and death. [RSV]

The Gospel

Tuesday of the 3rd Week of Matthew

The reading is from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew.

Mt. 10:9-15

The Lord said to his disciples, "Take no gold, nor silver, nor copper in your belts, no bag for your journey, nor two tunics, nor sandals, nor a staff; for the laborer deserves his food. And whatever town or village you enter, find out who is worthy in it, and stay with him until you depart. As you enter the house, salute it. And if the house is worthy, let your peace come upon it; but if it is not worthy, let your peace return to you. And if any one will not receive you or listen to your words, shake off the dust from your feet as you leave that house or town. Truly I say to you, it shall be more tolerable on the day of judgment for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah than for that town." [RSV]



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


From the Menaion.

On July 6 we commemorate our devout Father Sisoes the Great.

On this day we also commemorate the contest of the holy Martyr Lucia the Virgin, Rex the Vicar, and many others who suffered in Campania.

On this day the 24 martyrs who witnessed with Lucia and Rex died by the sword.

On this day we also commemorate the holy Hieromartyr Astius, Bishop of Dyrrhachium.

On this day we also commemorate the holy Martyrs Archippus, Philemon, and Onesimus.

On this day we also commemorate the holy Martyrs Apollonius, Alexandrion, and Epimachus.

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



Fasting Rule

Fast Free: All foods allowed.