2021

On Sunday | February 7

   

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The Readings from the Regular Cycle

The Epistle

Friday of the Thirty-Third Week

The reading is from Peter's Second Universal Letter.

2 Pet. 1:1-10

Simon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who have obtained a faith of equal standing with ours in the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ: May grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promise, that through these you may escape from the corruption that is in the world because of passion, and become partakers of the divine nature. For this very reason make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. For if these things are yours and abound, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. For whoever lacks these things is blind and shortsighted and has forgotten that he was cleansed from his old sins. Therefore, brethren, be the more zealous to confirm your call and election, for if you do this you will never fall. [RSV]

The Gospel

Friday of the Sixteenth Week

The reading is from the Holy Gospel according to Mark.

Mk. 13:1-8

At that time, as Jesus came out of the temple, one of his disciples said to him, "Look, Teacher, what wonderful stones and what wonderful buildings!" And Jesus said to him, "Do you see these great buildings? There will not be left here one stone upon another, that will not be thrown down." And as he sat on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him privately, "Tell us, when will this be, and what will be the sign when these things are all to be accomplished?" And Jesus began to say to them, "Take heed that no one leads you astray. Many will come in my name, saying, 'I am he!' and they will lead many astray. And when you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed; this must take place, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; there will be earthquakes in various places, there will be famines; this is but the beginning of the sufferings." [RSV]

   

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Synaxarion.

From the Menaion.

On February 7 we commemorate our devout father Parthenius, bishop of Lampsakos.

On this day we also commemorate our devout father Luke of Greece.

On this day we also commemorate the holy one thousand martyrs, three slaves, and four bodyguards who witnessed in Nicomedia.

On this day the holy six martyrs of Phyrgia died by fire.

On this day we also commemorate our devout father Peter who struggled on Monobatos and the holy martyr Theopemptus and his companions.

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

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Fasting Rule

Fast Free: All foods allowed.