On Sunday | February 21





Τὰ Ἀναγνώσματα τῆς Σειρᾶς

The Readings from the Regular Cycle

Ὁ Ἀπόστολος

The Epistle


The 33rd Sunday, of the Publican and Pharisee

Πρὸς Τιμόθεον Βʹ Ἐπιστολῆς Παύλου τὸ ἀνάγνωσμα.

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

2Τι 3:10-15

2 Tim. 3:10-15

Τέκνον Τιμόθεε, παρηκολούθηκάς μου τῇ διδασκαλίᾳ, τῇ ἀγωγῇ, τῇ προθέσει, τῇ πίστει, τῇ μακροθυμίᾳ, τῇ ἀγάπῃ, τῇ ὑπομονῇ, τοῖς διωγμοῖς, τοῖς παθήμασιν, οἷά μοι ἐγένοντο ἐν Ἀντιοχείᾳ, ἐν Ἰκονίῳ, ἐν Λύστροις· οἵους διωγμοὺς ὑπήνεγκα καὶ ἐκ πάντων με ἐῤῥύσατο ὁ Κύριος. Καὶ πάντες δὲ οἱ θέλοντες εὐσεβῶς ζῆν ἐν Χριστῷ Ἰησοῦ διωχθήσονται· πονηροὶ δὲ ἄνθρωποι καὶ γόητες προκόψουσιν ἐπὶ τὸ χεῖρον, πλανῶντες καὶ πλανώμενοι. Σὺ δὲ μένε ἐν οἷς ἔμαθες καὶ ἐπιστώθης, εἰδὼς παρὰ τίνος ἔμαθες, καὶ ὅτι ἀπὸ βρέφους τὰ ἱερὰ γράμματα οἶδας, τὰ δυνάμενά σε σοφίσαι εἰς σωτηρίαν διὰ πίστεως τῆς ἐν Χριστῷ Ἰησοῦ τῷ Κυρίῳ ἡμῶν.

Timothy, my son, you have observed my teaching, my conduct, my aim in life, my faith, my patience, my love, my steadfastness, my persecutions, my sufferings, what befell me at Antioch, at Iconion, and at Lystra, what persecutions I endured; yet from them all the Lord rescued me. Indeed all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, while evil men and impostors will go on from bad to worse, deceivers and deceived. But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings which are able to instruct you for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. [RSV]

Τὸ Εὐαγγέλιον

The Gospel


Sunday of the Publican and Pharisee

Ἐκ τοῦ κατὰ Λουκᾶν ἁγίου Εὐαγγελίου τὸ ἀνάγνωσμα.

The reading is from the Holy Gospel according to Luke.

Λου ιηʹ 9-14

Lk. 18:10-14

Εἶπεν ὁ Κύριος τὴν παραβολὴν ταύτην· Ἄνθρωποι δύο ἀνέβησαν εἰς τὸ ἱερὸν προσεύξασθαι, ὁ εἷς Φαρισαῖος καὶ ὁ ἕτερος τελώνης. ὁ Φαρισαῖος σταθεὶς πρὸς ἑαυτὸν ταῦτα προσηύχετο· ὁ Θεός, εὐχαριστῷ σοι ὅτι οὐκ εἰμὶ ὥσπερ οἱ λοιποὶ τῶν ἀνθρώπων, ἅρπαγες, ἄδικοι, μοιχοί, ἢ καὶ ὡς οὗτος ὁ τελώνης· νηστεύω δὶς τοῦ σαββάτου, ἀποδεκατῷ πάντα ὅσα κτῶμαι. καὶ ὁ τελώνης μακρόθεν ἑστὼς οὐκ ἤθελεν οὐδὲ τοὺς ὀφθαλμοὺς εἰς τὸν οὐρανόν ἐπᾶραι, ἀλλ' ἔτυπτεν εἰς τὸ στῆθος αὐτοῦ λέγων· ὁ Θεός, ἱλάσθητί μοι τῷ ἁμαρτωλῷ. λέγω ὑμῖν, κατέβη οὗτος δεδικαιωμένος εἰς τὸν οἶκον αὐτοῦ ἢ γὰρ ἐκεῖνος· ὅτι πᾶς ὁ ὑψῶν ἑαυτὸν ταπεινωθήσεται, ὁ δὲ ταπεινῶν ἑαυτὸν ὑψωθήσεται.

The Lord said this parable, "Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, 'God, I thank you that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week, I give tithes of all that I get.' But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, 'God, be merciful to me a sinner!' I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted." [RSV]









Τοῦ Μηναίου.

From the Menaion.

Τῇ ΚΑʹ τοῦ αὐτοῦ μηνός, μνήμη τοῦ Ὁσίου Πατρὸς ἡμῶν Τιμοθέου, τοῦ ἐν Συμβόλοις.

On February 21 we commemorate our devout father Timothy of Symbola.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ, μνήμη τοῦ ἐν Ἁγίοις Πατρὸς ἡμῶν Εὐσταθίου, Πατριάρχου Ἀντιοχείας τῆς μεγάλης.

On this day we also commemorate our father among the Saints Eustathios, Patriarch of Antioch the Great.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ, μνήμη τοῦ ἐν Ἁγίοις Πατρὸς ἡμῶν Γεωργίου, Ἐπισκόπου Ἀμάστριδος.

On this day we also commemorate our father among the Saints George, Bishop of Amastris.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ, ὁ ἐν Ἁγίοις Πατὴρ ἡμῶν Ἰωάννης, Πατριάρχης Κωνσταντινουπόλεως, ὁ ἀπὸ Σχολαστικῶν, ἐν εἰρήνῃ τελειοῦται.

On this day our father among the Saints John Scholasticos, Patriarch of Constantinople, reposed in peace.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ, ὁ Ἅγιος Ζαχαρίας, Πατριάρχης Ἱεροσολύμων, ἐν εἰρήνῃ τελειοῦται.

On this day St. Zachariah, Patriarch of Jerusalem, reposed in peace.

Τοῦ Τριωδίου.

From the Triodion.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ τῆς τοῦ Τελώνου καὶ τοῦ Φαρισαίου ἐκ τοῦ ἱεροῦ Εὐαγγελίου τοῦ Εὐαγγελιστοῦ Λουκᾶ (ιη' 10–14) παραβολῆς μνείαν ποιούμεθα.

On this day, we remember the parable of the Publican and the Pharisee from the holy Gospel of the Evangelist Luke (18:10-14).



Φαρισαΐζων, Ἱεροῦ μακρὰν γίνου,

Pharisaical man, stay away from the Temple,

Χριστὸς γὰρ ἔνδον, ᾧ ταπεινὸς δεκτέον.

for Christ is therein, where He accepts the humble.

Ἕτεροι εἰς τὸ Τριῴδιον.

For the Triodion

Ὁ δημιουργὸς τῶν ἄνω καὶ τῶν κάτω,

O Creator of all in earth and in heaven,

Τρισάγιον μὲν ὕμνον ἐκ τῶν Ἀγγέλων,

As You receive the thrice-holy hymn from the Angels,

Τριῴδιον δὲ καὶ παρ' ἀνθρώπων δέχου.

So also accept the Triodion from us humans.

Ταῖς τῶν ἁγίων πάντων μεγαλουργῶν σου πρεσβείαις, Χριστὲ ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, ἐλέησον καὶ σῶσον ἡμᾶς. Ἀμήν.

By the intercessions of all Your Saints, who have done great things, O Christ our God, have mercy on us and save us. Amen.





Κανόνας Νηστείας

Fasting Rule

Κατάλυσις εἰς πάντα.

Fast Free: All foods allowed.

Εἶναι ἡ Αʹ ἑβδομάδα τοῦ Τριωδίου.

It is the first week of the Triodion.