Saturday, January 29, 2011

Greek Orthodox Church In America Daily Readings For Saturday, 29 January

From The Greek Orthodox Arch-Diocese of America:

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Daily Scripture Readings and Lives of the Saints for Saturday, January 29, 2011

Readings for today:

St. Paul's Letter to the Hebrews 10:32-38

Mark 9:33-41

Feasts and Saints celebrated today:

Removal of the Relics of Ignatios the God-bearer

Laurence the Recluse of the Kiev Caves

Epistle Reading

The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Hebrews 10:32-38

Brethren, recall the former days when, after you were enlightened, you

endured a hard struggle with sufferings, sometimes being publicly exposed

to abuse and affliction, and sometimes being partners with those so

treated. For you had compassion on the prisoners, and you joyfully

accepted the plundering of your property, since you knew that you

yourselves had a better possession and an abiding one. Therefore do not

throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. For you have

need of endurance, so that you may do the will of God and receive what

is promised. "For yet a little while, and the coming one shall come

and shall not tarry; but my righteous one shall live by faith."

(C) 2011 Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America

Gospel Reading

The reading is from Mark 9:33-41

At that time, Jesus and his disciples came to Capernaum, and when he

was in the house he asked them, "What were you discussing on the

way?" But they were silent; for on the way they had discussed with one

another who was the greatest. And he sat down and called the twelve; and

he said to them, "If any one would be first, he must be last of all

and servant of all." And he took a child, and put him in the midst

of them; and taking him in his arms, he said to them, "Whoever

receives one such child in my name receives me; and whoever receives me,

receives not me but him who sent me." John said to him, "Teacher, we saw

a man casting out demons in your name, and we forbade him, because

he was not following us." But Jesus said, "Do not forbid him; for

no one who does a mighty work in my name will be able soon after to

speak evil of me. For he that is not against us is for us. For truly,

I say to you, whoever gives you a cup of water to drink because you

bear the name of Christ, will by no means lose his reward."

(C) 2011 Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America

Removal of the Relics of Ignatios the God-bearer

Apolytikion in the Fourth Tone

As a sharer of the ways and a successor to the throne of the

Apostles, O inspired of God, thou foundest discipline to be a means of

ascent to divine vision. Wherefore, having rightly divided the word of

truth, thou didst also contest for the Faith even unto blood, O

Hieromartyr Ignatios. Intercede with Christ our God that our souls be saved.

Kontakion in the Fourth Tone

Dawning from the East this day, divine Ignatius, that God-bearer praised

of all, hath made the whole creation bright with his wise teachings

of piety and is adorned with the beauty of martyrdom.

Apolytikion courtesy of Holy Transfiguration Monastery

Kontakion courtesy of Holy Transfiguration Monastery

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