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Friday, July 22, 2011

Daily Reading

Friday

LITURGY

1 Corinthians 4:5-8

     5 Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God. 6 And these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred to myself and to Apollos for your sakes; that ye might learn in us not to think of men above that which is written, that no one of you be puffed up for one against another. 7 For who maketh thee to differ from another? and what hast thou that thou didst not receive? now if thou didst receive it, why dost thou glory, as if thou hadst not received it? 8 Now ye are full, now ye are rich, ye have reigned as kings without us: and I would to God ye did reign, that we also might reign with you.



Matthew 13:44-54

     44 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field. 45 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls: 46 Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it. 47 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind: 48 Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away. 49 So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just, 50 And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. 51 Jesus saith unto them, Have ye understood all these things? They say unto him, Yea, Lord. 52 Then said he unto them, Therefore every scribe which is instructed unto the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure things new and old. 53 And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these parables, he departed thence. 54 And when he was come into his own country, he taught them in their synagogue, insomuch that they were astonished, and said, Whence hath this man this wisdom, and these mighty works?


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HOLY HIEROMARTYR PANCRATIUS, BISHOP OF TAUROMINA IN SICILY
ST URITH OF CHITTLEHAMPTON, VIRGIN MARTYR

Troparion of St Pancratius    Tone 3
O follower of the chief Apostle,/ thou wast clothed with divine power from on high./ Thy sacred vestments were dyed with the streams of thy blood./ O Father Pancratius/ pray to Christ our God that He will save our souls.

Troparion of St Urith    Tone 5
O holy Virgin Martyr Urith/ who didst suffer martyrdom in a Devon village/ and didst patiently endure the jealousy of thy pagan stepmother;/ pray for the faithful who are today suffering persecution,/ that evil may be destroyed and that God may be glorified,/ that we may cry to thee: Rejoice, O Virgin Urith.

Kontakion of St Pancratius    Tone 4
Thou wast a martyr for Christ, O Pancratius,/ and a bright star for the people of Tauromena./ Intercede for those who venerate thee, for thou ever standest in His Presence.