Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Greek Orthodox Daily Readings For Tuesday, 25 January

From rongolini.com, biblegateway.com, and bombaxo.com:

Daily Readings:

Saints/Martyrs/Feasts/Fasts to be observed/commemmorated/celebrated:  Memory of our Father among the Saints Gregory the Theologian, Archbishop of Constantinople (329-389?)

Scriptural Readings:

Heb 12.25, 26; 13.22-25Mk 10.2-12

Hebrews 12:25-26; Hebrews 13:22-25 (King James Version)

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Hebrews 12:25-26

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25See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven:

26Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven.

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Hebrews 13:22-25

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22And I beseech you, brethren, suffer the word of exhortation: for I have written a letter unto you in few words.

23Know ye that our brother Timothy is set at liberty; with whom, if he come shortly, I will see you.

24Salute all them that have the rule over you, and all the saints. They of Italy salute you.

25Grace be with you all. Amen.
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Mark 10:2-12 (King James Version)

2And the Pharisees came to him, and asked him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife? tempting him.

3And he answered and said unto them, What did Moses command you?

4And they said, Moses suffered to write a bill of divorcement, and to put her away.

5And Jesus answered and said unto them, For the hardness of your heart he wrote you this precept.

6But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female.

7For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife;

8And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh.

9What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.

10And in the house his disciples asked him again of the same matter.

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.

The Synaxarion:

January 25

Memory of our Father among the Saints Gregory the Theologian, Archbishop of Constantinople (329-389?)

This Father and Teacher of the Church was born around 329 in Arianzus, a market town in Second Cappadocia, in the vicinity of Nazianzus. His father, a convert from paganism who became the Bishop of Nazianzus, was also named Gregory, and his mother Nonna. He studied first in Caesarea of Cappadocia, then in Alexandria, and finally in Athens, where he became a close friend of Saint Basil. Returning to his country in 357, he received Holy Baptism and gave himself to asceticism with his friend in the wilderness of Pontus. He was ordained a priest of the Church of Nazianzus, by his own father. Saint Basil consecrated him Bishop of Sasima, a suffering see of Caesarea. In 375, he withdrew to the monastery of Saint Thecla in Seleucia of Isauria. It is from there that he left in 379 to help the Church of Constantinople, troubled for forty years by the Arians. Supported by the pious Emperor Theodosius the Great, he managed by his wise discourses, sufferings, and many punishments, to free his Church from the plague of heresy. He fell asleep in the Lord in 389 or 390. The grandeur of his theological writings have merited him the surname of "Theologian." That which comes down to us of his works, discourses and poems of all types, witness to his radiant eloquence and remarkable knowledge.

Third Class Feast, follow the general order of a Third Class Feast.

In occurrence with the Saturday of the Dead, the feast of Saint Gregory is anticipated on January 24.

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