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Monday, November 30, 2015

Daily Reading:


1 Timothy 5:1-10 

1 Do not rebuke an older man, but exhort him as a father, younger men as brothers, 2 older women as mothers, younger women as sisters, with all purity. 3 Honor widows who are really widows. 4 But if any widow has children or grandchildren, let them first learn to show piety at home and to repay their parents; for this is good and acceptable before God. 5 Now she who is really a widow, and left alone, trusts in God and continues in supplications and prayers night and day. 6 But she who lives in pleasure is dead while she lives. 7 And these things command, that they may be blameless. 8 But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever. 9 Do not let a widow under sixty years old be taken into the number, and not unless she has been the wife of one man, 10 well reported for good works: if she has brought up children, if she has lodged strangers, if she has washed the saints' feet, if she has relieved the afflicted, if she has diligently followed every good work.


Luke 14:12-15 

12 Then He also said to him who invited Him, "When you give a dinner or a supper, do not ask your friends, your brothers, your relatives, nor rich neighbors, lest they also invite you back, and you be repaid. 13 But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind. 14 And you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you; for you shall be repaid at the resurrection of the just. 15 Now when one of those who sat at the table with Him heard these things, he said to Him, "Blessed is he who shall eat bread in the kingdom of God!"


Saint Gregory the Wonderworker, Bishop of Neocaesaria, 
Troparion, Tone VIII 
By vigilance in prayer and continuance in the working of miracles,/ thou didst acquire the name of thy worthy deeds.// Yet pray thou to Christ God, O father Gregory, that He enlighten our souls, lest we sleep unto death.

 Kontakion, Tone II 
"Seeking the highest" — Receiving the power to work many miracles,/ thou didst terrify the demons with awesome signs,/ and didst dispel the diseases of men, O most wise Gregory./ And thou wast called the wonderworker,// receiving this title from thy works.