On Saturday | August 28




The Readings from the Regular Cycle

The Epistle


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

Rom. 15:30-33

Brethren, I appeal to you, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to strive together with me in your prayers to God on my behalf, that I may be delivered from the unbelievers in Judea, and that my service for Jerusalem may be acceptable to the saints, so that by God's will I may come to you with joy and be refreshed in your company. The God of peace be with you all. Amen. [RSV]

The Gospel

Saturday of the Tenth Week of Matthew

The reading is from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew.

Mt. 17:24-27; 18:1-4

At that time, the collectors of the half-shekel tax went up to Peter and said, "Does not your teacher pay the tax?" He said, "Yes." And when he came home, Jesus spoke to him first, saying, "What do you think, Simon? From whom do kings of the earth take toll or tribute? From their sons or from others?" And when he said, "From others," Jesus said to him, "Then the sons are free. However, not to give offense to them, go to the sea and cast a hook, and take the first fish that comes up, and when you open its mouth you will find a shekel; take that and give it to them for me and for yourself." At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, "Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?" And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them, and said, "Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven." [RSV]




From the Menaion.

On August 28, we commemorate our devout father Moses the Ethiopian.

Today, we also commemorate the holy Martyr Akakius the New.

Today, we commemorate the holy Apostles Peter and Paul, and the holy Martyrs Diomides and Laurence, and the other Forty. The Synaxis in their honor took place in the new Palace.

On this day, righteous Hezekiah the King died in peace.

Today, we commemorate St. Anna, the daughter of Phanuel.

The holy thirty-three Martyrs of Heracleia died by fire.

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



Fasting Rule

Fast Free: All foods allowed.