2021

On Saturday | July 10

   

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The Readings from the Regular Cycle

The Epistle

Saturday of the 3rd Week

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

Rom. 3:28-31; 4:1-3

Brethren, we hold that a man is justified by faith apart from works of law. Or is God the God of Jews only? Is he not the God of Gentiles also? Yes, of Gentiles also, since God is one; and he will justify the circumcised on the ground of their faith and the uncircumcised through their faith. Do we then overthrow the law by this faith? By no means! On the contrary, we uphold the law. What then shall we say about Abraham, our forefather according to the flesh? For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God. For what does the scripture say? "Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness." [RSV]

The Gospel

Saturday of the 3rd Week of Matthew

The reading is from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew.

Mt. 7:24-29; 8:1-4

The Lord said, "Every one then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house upon the rock; and the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat upon that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. And every one who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house upon the sand; and the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell; and great was the fall of it." And when Jesus finished these sayings, the crowds were astonished at his teaching, for he taught them as one who had authority, and not as their scribes. When he came down from the mountain, great crowds followed him; and behold, a leper came to him and knelt before him saying, "Lord, if you will, you can make me clean." And he stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, "I will; be clean." And immediately his leprosy was cleansed. And Jesus said to him, "See that you say nothing to any one; but go, show yourself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a proof to them." [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 10, we commemorate the forty-five holy Martyrs who witnessed in Nicopolis, Armenia.

On this day we also commemorate the holy Martyrs Bianor and Silvan.

On this day we also commemorate the holy Martyr Apollonius of Sardis.

On this day we also commemorate the ten-thousand holy Fathers, whom Bishop Theophilus of Alexandria delivered to violent death by fire because of Isidore the Presbyter.

On this day was the Synaxis in honor of Saint John the Theologian in the district of Beatus.

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

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Fasting Rule

Fast Free: All foods allowed.