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Readings for Monday, Misra 26

Vespers

Vespers Psalm

From the Psalms of our teacher David the prophet.
May his blessings be with us all.

Psalms 31:23,19

 23 O love the LORD, all ye his saints:
for the LORD preserveth the faithful, and plentifully rewardeth the proud doer.
 19 Oh how great is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee;
which thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee before the sons of men!

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Our Lord God, Savior, and King of us all, Jesus Christ, the Living Son of God to whom be glory forever.
Amen.

Vespers Gospel

Stand in the fear of God and listen to the Holy Gospel.
A reading from the Gospel according to our teacher Saint Matthew the Evangelist.
May His Blessings be with us all.

Matthew 10:24-33

Chapter 10
 24 
The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord.
 25 It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household?
 26 Fear them not therefore:
for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed;
and hid, that shall not be known.
 27 What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light:
and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops.
 28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul:
but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
 29 Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing?
and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father.
 30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
 31 Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.
 32 Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.
 33 But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.

And Glory be to God forever


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Matins

Matins Psalm

From the Psalms of our teacher David the prophet.
May his blessings be with us all.

Psalms 145:10,11,19,20

 10 All thy works shall praise thee, O LORD;
and thy saints shall bless thee.
 11 They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, and talk of thy power;
 19 He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him:
he also will hear their cry, and will save them.
 20 The LORD preserveth all them that love him:
but all the wicked will he destroy.

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Our Lord God, Savior, and King of us all, Jesus Christ, the Living Son of God to whom be glory forever.
Amen.

Matins Gospel

Stand in the fear of God and listen to the Holy Gospel.
A reading from the Gospel according to our teacher Saint John the Evangelist.
May His Blessings be with us all.

John 12:20-26

Chapter 12
 20 
And there were certain Greeks among them that came up to worship at the feast:
 21 The same came therefore to Philip, which was of Bethsaida of Galilee, and desired him, saying, Sir, we would see Jesus.
 22 Philip cometh and telleth Andrew:
and again Andrew and Philip tell Jesus.
 23 And Jesus answered them, saying, The hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified.
 24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone:
but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.
 25 He that loveth his life shall lose it;
and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.
 26 If any man serve me, let him follow me;
and where I am, there shall also my servant be:
if any man serve me, him will my Father honour.

And Glory be to God forever


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Liturgy Gospel

Paulines Epistle

Paul, the servant of our Lord Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, appointed to the Gospel of God.
A reading from the Epistle of our teacher Paul to the Romans .
May his blessings be upon us.
Amen.

Romans 8:14-27

Chapter 8
 14 
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
 15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear;
but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
 16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:
 17 And if children, then heirs;
heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ;
if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.
 18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
 19 For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.
 20 For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope,
 21 Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
 22 For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.
 23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.
 24 For we are saved by hope:
but hope that is seen is not hope:
for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?
 25 But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.
 26 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities:
for we know not what we should pray for as we ought:
but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
 27 And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.

The grace of God the Father be with you all.
Amen.


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Catholic Epistle

A Reading from Epistle 1 of St. Peter .
May his blessing be upon us.
Amen.

1 Peter 2:11-17

Chapter 2
 11 
Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;
 12 Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles:
that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.
 13 Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake:
whether it be to the king, as supreme;
 14 Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.
 15 For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:
 16 As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God.
 17 Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.

Do not love the world or the things in the world. The world passes away, and its desires; but he who does the will of God abides forever.
Amen.


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Acts of the Apostles

The Acts of our fathers the apostles, may their blessings be with us.

Acts 19:11-20

Chapter 19
 11 
And God wrought special miracles by the hands of Paul:
 12 So that from his body were brought unto the sick handkerchiefs or aprons, and the diseases departed from them, and the evil spirits went out of them.
 13 Then certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, took upon them to call over them which had evil spirits the name of the LORD Jesus, saying, We adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preacheth.
 14 And there were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew, and chief of the priests, which did so.
 15 And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know;
but who are ye?
 16 And the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and overcame them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded.
 17 And this was known to all the Jews and Greeks also dwelling at Ephesus;
and fear fell on them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was magnified.
 18 And many that believed came, and confessed, and shewed their deeds.
 19 Many of them also which used curious arts brought their books together, and burned them before all men:
and they counted the price of them, and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver.
 20 So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed.

The word of the Lord shall grow, multiply, be mighty, and be confirmed, in the holy Church of God.
Amen.



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Coptic Synaxarium

Misra 26, 1730

Day 26 of the Blessed Coptic Month of Misra, may God make it always received, year after year, with reassurance and tranquility, while our sins after forgiven by the tender mercies of our God my fathers and brothers.
Amen.

Martyrdom of St. Moses (Moisees) and his Sister Sarah

Martyrdom of St. Moses (Moisees) and his Sister Sarah
On this day, St. Moses (Moisees) and his righteous sister Sarah, were martyred. They were born to rich, Christian parents. When their parents departed, St. Moisees wanted to give his sister in marriage, and to hand over to her all their possessions, and to go and become a monk. She answered him and said, If you would get married first, then I also can get married. He said, I have committed many sins, and I want to become a monk to blot out my sins. I can not attend to the marriage and the salvation of my soul at the same time. She answered him saying, O my brother, how can you cast me to the snares of this transitory world, while you seek to save your own soul? He said, Whatever you wish, I will do. She said, What you do for your self, I likewise will do for myself. When he saw her strong determination, he dispersed all their money to the poor and the needy. He took his sister to a convent for virgins, which was outside Alexandria. He also entered one of the monasteries for men. They did not see each other for ten years. When Emperor Decius incited persecution against the Christians, during the papacy of Pope Demetrius, the twelfth Patriarch of Alexandria, many were martyred. St. Moses (Moisees) sent to his sister Sarah to bid her farewell and to inform her that he wished to shed his blood in the Name of the Lord Christ. She rose up immediately and asked the abbess to release her. After she took the blessings
of her sisters the nuns, she joined her brother on his way to Alexandria. They confessed the Lord Christ before the governor. After they had been tortured severely, their heads were cut off, and they received the crowns of martyrdom.
May their prayers be with us. Amen.

Martyrdom of St. Agabius, the Soldier, and his Sister Thecla

Martyrdom of St. Agabius, the Soldier, and his Sister Thecla
On this day also, St. Agabius, the Soldier, and his pious sister Thecla, were martyred. They lived during the time of Julian the Infidel, and they confessed the Lord Christ before him. He cast them to the lions, and they received the crowns of martyrdom.
May their prayers be with us and Glory be to God forever. Amen.


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Divine Liturgy

Divine Psalm

From the Psalms of our teacher David the prophet.
May his blessings be with us all.

Psalms 149:5,9

 5 Let the saints be joyful in glory:
let them sing aloud upon their beds.
 9 To execute upon them the judgment written:
this honour have all his saints. Praise ye the LORD.

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Our Lord God, Savior, and King of us all, Jesus Christ, the Living Son of God to whom be glory forever.
Amen.

Divine Gospel

Stand in the fear of God and listen to the Holy Gospel.
A reading from the Gospel according to our teacher Saint Luke the Evangelist.
May His Blessings be with us all.

Luke 21:12-19

Chapter 21
 12 
But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name's sake.
 13 And it shall turn to you for a testimony.
 14 Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what ye shall answer:
 15 For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.
 16 And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends;
and some of you shall they cause to be put to death.
 17 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake.
 18 But there shall not an hair of your head perish.
 19 In your patience possess ye your souls.

And Glory be to God forever.


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