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Monday, January 26, 2015

Daily Reading

Monday

LITURGY

1 Peter 2:21-3:9

     21 For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: 22 Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: 23 Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously: 24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. 25 For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls. 1 Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives; 2 While they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear. 3 Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; 4 But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price. 5 For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands: 6 Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement. 7 Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered. 8 Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous: 9 Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.

Mark 12:13-17

     13 And they send unto him certain of the Pharisees and of the Herodians, to catch him in his words. 14 And when they were come, they say unto him, Master, we know that thou art true, and carest for no man: for thou regardest not the person of men, but teachest the way of God in truth: Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar, or not? 15 Shall we give, or shall we not give? But he, knowing their hypocrisy, said unto them, Why tempt ye me? bring me a penny, that I may see it. 16 And they brought it. And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription? And they said unto him, Caesar's. 17 And Jesus answering said unto them, Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's. And they marvelled at him.

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HOLY MARTYRS HERMYLOS AND STRATONICOS
ST ERBIN

Troparion of the Feast    Tone 1
When Thou wast baptized in the Jordan, O Lord,/ the worship of the Trinity made its appearance./ For the voice of the Father bore witness to Thee/ when He called Thee His beloved Son./ And the Spirit in the form of a dove/ confirmed the truth of the word./ O Christ our God, Who hast appeared and hast enlightened the world,/ glory to Thee!

Troparion of Ss Hermylos and Stratonicos    Tone 3
O holy Martyrs who have faithfully confessed the transcendent Trinity,/ renowned and invincible Hermylos/ and steadfast, godly Stratonicos:/ since you partake of the glory that surpasses understanding,/ pray that we may be granted great mercy.

Troparion of St Erbin    Tone 3
Following in the footsteps of thy Hieromartyr Father Constantine,/ thou didst dedicate thy life to Christ, O Father Erbin./ Pray for us, that we may prefer nothing to Christ/ and devoting our lives only to Him,/ may at the Last Day be found worthy of His great mercy.

Kontakion of the Feast    Tone 4
Thou hast appeared today to the world,/ and Thy light, O Lord, has been signed upon us/ who with full knowledge sing to Thee./ Thou hast come, Thou hast appeared,/ O Unapproachable Light.

Kontakion of Ss Hermylos and Stratonicos    Tone 1
You drowned the enemy in the depths of your contests/ by your steadfastness, O noble Prize-winners./ You received your end in the streams of the river,/ hence were brought to the waters of incorruption./ You magnified Christ, O divine Hermylos/ and Stratonicos.

Kontakion of St Erbin    Tone 6
O blessed and ever memorable founder of both a church and a monastery,/ we raise our voices to hymn thee, Father Erbin, Pillar of ascetics./ Thou art truly a key to heaven./ Wherefore we pray thee for thy help, that following thy example/ we may be instrumental in reestablishing the Orthodox Faith/ in these hallowed islands.