On Saturday | February 27



The Readings from the Regular Cycle

The Epistle

Saturday of the Thirty-Fourth Week

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

1 Tim. 6:11-17

Timothy, my son, aim at righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness. Fight the good fight of the faith; take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses. In the presence of God who gives life to all things, and of Christ Jesus who in his testimony before Pontius Pilate made the good confession, I charge you to keep the commandment unstained and free from reproach until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ; and this will be made manifest at the proper time by the blessed and only Sovereign, and King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone has immortality and dwells in unapproachable light, whom no man has ever seen or can see. To him be honor and eternal dominion. Amen. [RSV]

The Gospel

Saturday of the Seventeenth Week

The reading is from the Holy Gospel according to Luke.

Lk. 20:46-47; 21:1-4

The Lord said to his disciples, "Beware of the scribes, who like to go about in long robes, and love salutations in the market places and the best seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at feasts, who devour widows' houses and for a pretense make long prayers. They will receive the greater condemnation." He looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury; and he saw a poor widow put in two copper coins. And he said, "Truly, I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all of them; for they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all the living that she had." Having said this, he proclaimed, "He who has ears let him hear." [RSV]





From the Menaion.

On February 27 we commemorate our devout father and confessor Procopius of Decapolis.

On this day we also commemorate the holy martyr Gelasios, who was commanded by the ruler to mock baptism, but was truly baptized and died by the sword.

On this day we also commemorate our devout father Thallelaios.

On this day the devout Stephen, who founded the home for the elderly in Armatios, reposed in peace.

On this day St. Nisios died after being beaten with ox hide whips.

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



Fasting Rule

Fast Free: All foods allowed.

It is the first week of the Triodion.