2021

On Tuesday | May 11

   

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The Readings from the Regular Cycle

The Epistle

TUESDAY OF THE SECOND WEEK

The reading is from the Acts of the Apostles.

Acts 4:1-10

In those days, while the apostles were speaking to the people, the priests and the captain of the temple and the Sadducees came upon them, annoyed because they were teaching the people and proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection from the dead. And they arrested them and put them in custody until the morrow, for it was already evening. But many of those who heard the word believed; and the number of the men came to about five thousand. On the morrow their rulers and elders and scribes were gathered together in Jerusalem, with Annas the high priest and Caiaphas and John and Alexander, and all who were of the high-priestly family. And when they had set them in the midst, they inquired, "By what power or by what name did you do this?" Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, "Rulers of the people and elders, if we are being examined today concerning a good deed done to a cripple, by what means this man has been healed, be it known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by him this man is standing before you well." [RSV]

The Gospel

Second Tuesday after Pascha

The reading is from the Holy Gospel according to John.

Jn. 3:16-21

The Lord said to his disciples: "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God sent the Son into the world, not to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him. He who believes in him is not condemned; he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. And this is the judgment, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one who does evil hates the light, and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. But he who does what is true comes to the light, that it may be clearly seen that these deeds have been wrought in God." [RSV]

   

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The Readings for the Commemoration

The Epistle

For the Hieromartyr.

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

Col. 3:12-16

Brethren, put on as God's chosen one, holy and beloved, compassion, kindness, lowliness, meekness, and patience, forbearing one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teach and admonish one another in all wisdom, and sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs with thankfulness in your hearts to God. [RSV]

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Synaxarion.

From the Menaion.

On May 11 we spiritually commemorate the Birthday, i.e. the Dedication, of the City of Constantinople, which was dedicated especially to our holy Lady the Theotokos.

On this day we also commemorate the holy Hieromartyr Mokios.

On this day we also commemorate the holy Martyr Dioskorus of Smyrna.

The holy Neo-martyr Argyros of Thessaloniki died by the sword.

We also commemorate our Fathers among the Saints Cyril (869) and Methodius (885) of Thessaloniki, Equals-of-the-Apostles, and illuminators of the Slavs.

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

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Fasting Rule

Fast Free: All foods allowed.