Nativity Devotion, January 1: Happy New Year’s Resolutions

Nativity Devotion, January 1: Happy New Year’s Resolutions

And He went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was obedient to them; and His mother kept all these things in her heart.  And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature, and in favor with God and man. Luke 2:51-52 (Gospel Reading-January 1)   Happy New Year Prayer Team!...

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Nativity Devotion, December 31: Tell Me How it Really Is

Nativity Devotion, December 31: Tell Me How it Really Is

And at the end of eight days, when He was circumcised, He was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before He was conceived in the womb.  Luke 2:21 (Gospel Reading-January 1)   Good morning Prayer Team! Christ is Born!  Glorify Him! A story is told of a woman...

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Daily Reading for December 31, 2015, St. Melania

Daily Reading for December 31, 2015, St. Melania

    St. James’ Universal Letter 1:19-27 Prokeimenon. Mode 4. Psalm 18.4,1 Their voice has gone out into all the earth. The heavens declare the glory of God. MY BELOVED BRETHREN, let every man be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger, for the anger of man does...

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Nativity Devotion, December 30: Promises Kept

Nativity Devotion, December 30: Promises Kept

But when Herod died, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, saying, “Rise, take the Child and His mother, and go to the land of Israel, for those who sought the Child’s life are dead.” And he rose and took the Child and His...

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Daily Reading for December 30, 2015, Saint Anysia

Daily Reading for December 30, 2015, Saint Anysia

  St. James’ Universal Letter 1:1-18 Prokeimenon. Mode 3. Luke 1: 46-48 My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior. For he has regarded the humility of his servant. JAMES, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes in the...

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Nativity Devotion, December 29: Rachel Is Still Weeping for Her Children

Nativity Devotion, December 29: Rachel Is Still Weeping for Her Children

Rachel Is Still Weeping for Her Children Then Herod, when he saw that he had been tricked by the wise men, was in a furious rage, and he sent and killed all the male children in Bethlehem and in all that region who were two years old or under, according...

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Daily Reading for December 29, 2015, Holy Innocents

Daily Reading for December 29, 2015, Holy Innocents

  St. Paul’s Letter to the Hebrews 2:11-18 Prokeimenon. Grave Mode. Psalm 98.9,1 Exalt the Lord our God. The Lord reigns; let the people tremble. BRETHREN, he who sanctifies and those who are sanctified have all one origin. That is why he is not ashamed to call them brethren, saying, “I...

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Nativity Devotion, December 28: We Have to Take the Same Journey

Nativity Devotion, December 28: We Have to Take the Same Journey

Now when the magi had departed, behold an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Rise, take the child and His mother and flee to Egypt, and remain there till I tell you; for Herod is about to search for the child, to destroy Him.” ...

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Daily Reading for December 28, 2015, 20,000 Martyrs burned in Nicomedia

Daily Reading for December 28, 2015, 20,000 Martyrs burned in Nicomedia

  St. Paul’s Letter to the Hebrews 11:17-31 Prokeimenon. Mode 4. Psalm 103.4,1 Who makes his angels spirits and his ministers a flame of fire Bless the Lord, O my soul. O Lord my God you are very great. BRETHREN, by faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and...

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Daily Reading for December 27, 2015, Saint Stephen

Daily Reading for December 27, 2015, Saint Stephen

  Acts of the Apostles 6:8-15; 7:1-5, 47-60 Prokeimenon. Mode 4. Psalm 18.4,1 Their voice has gone out into all the earth. The heavens declare the glory of God. IN THOSE DAYS, Stephen, full of grace and power, did great wonders and signs among the people. Then some of those who...

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Daily Reading for December 26, 2015, Synaxis of the Holy Theotokos

Daily Reading for December 26, 2015, Synaxis of the Holy Theotokos

  St. Paul’s First Letter to Timothy 6:11-16 Prokeimenon. Mode Plagal 2. Psalm 44.17,10 They shall make mention of your name from generation to generation. Hear, O daughter, and see, and incline your ear. Timothy, my son, aim at righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness. Fight the good fight of the...

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Daily Reading for December 25, 2015

Daily Reading for December 25, 2015

  St. Paul’s Letter to the Galatians 4:4-7 Prokeimenon. Mode Plagal 1. Psalm 65.4,1 Let all the earth worship you, and sing praises to you. Shout with joy to God, all the earth. BRETHREN, when the time had fully come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the...

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