Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Holy Byzantine Catholic Orthodox Daily Readings For Wednesday, 26 January

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Daily Readings for Wednesday of the 31st Week after Pentecost:

Saints/Martyrs/Feasts/Fasts to be observed/commemmorated/celebrated:  Memory of our venerable Father Xenophon and of his wife (Sixth century?)

Scriptural Readings:

James 1:1-18

James 1:1-18 (King James Version)

James 1

1James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting.

2My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;

3Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.

4But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.

5If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.

6But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.

7For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.

8A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.

9Let the brother of low degree rejoice in that he is exalted:

10But the rich, in that he is made low: because as the flower of the grass he shall pass away.

11For the sun is no sooner risen with a burning heat, but it withereth the grass, and the flower thereof falleth, and the grace of the fashion of it perisheth: so also shall the rich man fade away in his ways.

12Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.

13Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:

14But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.

15Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.

16Do not err, my beloved brethren.

17Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

18Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.
King James Version (KJV)

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Mark 10:11-16

Mark 10:11-16 (King James Version)

11And he saith unto them, Whosoever shall put away his wife, and marry another, committeth adultery against her.

12And if a woman shall put away her husband, and be married to another, she committeth adultery.

13And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them.

14But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.

15Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.

16And he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them.

The Synaxarion:

January 26

Memory of our venerable Father Xenophon and of his wife (Sixth century?)

Saint Xenophon held the office of senator in Constantinople. He sent his two sons, Arcadius and John, to Beirut, Phoenicia, to study law. During their passage the two brothers were shipwrecked and had a difficult time escaping. Xenophon and his wife set out to find them. Finding them in Jerusalem, already clothed in the monastic habit, the parents also embraced religious life. Arcadius and John died in the desert where they had withdrawn. Xenophon and his wife separated. He withdrew to the desert, and she lived in the company of pious virgins. Thus they finished their lives very pleasing to God, around the beginning of the Sixth century.

Fifth Class Feast.

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