Daily Reading for January 6, 2016, Holy Theophany, Epiphany

Daily Reading for January 6, 2016, Holy Theophany, Epiphany

  St. Paul’s Letter to Titus 2:11-14; 3:4-7 Prokeimenon. Mode 4. Psalm 117.26,1 Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good. His mercy endures forever. TITUS, my son, the grace of God has appeared for the salvation of all...

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Nativity Devotion, January 5: Live Right!

Nativity Devotion, January 5: Live Right!

For the grace of God has appeared for the salvation of all men, training us to renounce irreligion and worldly passions and to live sober, upright and godly lives in this world, awaiting our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ.  Titus...

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Daily Reading for January 5, 2016; Martyrs Theopemptus and Theonas

Daily Reading for January 5, 2016; Martyrs Theopemptus and Theonas

  St. Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians 9:19-27 Prokeimenon. Mode 1. Psalm 26.1,2 The Lord is my light and my savior.  The Lord is the defender of my life. BRETHREN, though I am free from all men, I have made myself a slave to all, that I might win the...

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The Voice in the Wilderness

The Voice in the Wilderness

As it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the Prophet, “The voice of one crying in the wilderness: Prepare the way of the Lord, make His paths straight.  Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low, and the crooked shall...

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Daily Reading for January 3, 2016

Daily Reading for January 3, 2016

  St. Paul’s Second Letter to Timothy 4:5-8 Prokeimenon. Mode Plagal 2. Psalm 27.9,1 O Lord, save your people and bless your inheritance. To you, O Lord, I have cried, O my God. TIMOTHY, my son, always be steady, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfil your ministry....

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Daily Reading for January 2, 2016

Daily Reading for January 2, 2016

  St. Paul’s Letter to the Hebrews 5:4-10 Prokeimenon. Mode Plagal 2.  Psalm 31.11,1 Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, O righteous. Blessed are they whose transgressions have been forgiven. BRETHREN, one does not take the honor upon himself, but he is called by God, just as Aaron was....

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January 1, 2016, Circumcision of Our Lord, Basil the Great

January 1, 2016, Circumcision of Our Lord, Basil the Great

  St. Paul’s Letter to the Colossians 2:8-12 Prokeimenon. Mode 1. Psalm 48.3,1 My mouth shall speak wisdom and the meditation of my heart shall bring forth understanding. Hear this all you nations. BRETHREN, see to it that no one makes a prey of you by philosophy and empty deceit,...

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Nativity Devotion, January 3: A Spiritual Inventory

Nativity Devotion, January 3: A Spiritual Inventory

Then went out to him Jerusalem and all Judea and all the region about the Jordan, and they were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins.  Matthew 3:5-6 (Gospel from Royal Hours of Epiphany)   Good morning Prayer Team! Saint John the Forerunner was known as the...

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Nativity Devotion, January 2: A Worthy Epitaph for a Life Well Lived

Nativity Devotion, January 2: A Worthy Epitaph for a Life Well Lived

As for you, always be steady, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.  For I am already on the point of being sacrificed, the time of my departure has come.  I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. ...

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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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