Cleopas and Artemas of the 70 Apostles

october, 2019

wednesday30octCleopas and Artemas of the 70 ApostlesThe Holy Martyrs Zenobius and His Sister ZenobiaFasting rule:FastPhilippians 2:24-30Luke 11:42-46

Saints, Feasts, and Readings

10/30/2019

Saints and Feasts: Cleopas and Artemas of the 70 Apostles; The Holy Martyrs Zenobius and His Sister Zenobia; Joseph, Patriarch of Constantinople

Strict Fast

Epistle Reading: St. Paul’s Letter to the Philippians 2:24-30
Brethren, I trust in the Lord that shortly I myself shall come also. I have thought it necessary to send to you Epaphroditos my brother and fellow worker and fellow soldier, and your messenger and minister to my need, for he has been longing for you all, and has been distressed because you heard that he was ill. Indeed he was ill, near to death. But God had mercy on him, and not only on him but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow. I am the more eager to send him, therefore, that you may rejoice at seeing him again, and that I may be less anxious. So receive him in the Lord with all joy; and honor such men, for he nearly died for the work of Christ, risking his life to complete your service to me.

Gospel Reading: Luke 11:42-46
The Lord said to the Jews who had come to him, “Woe to you Pharisees! For you tithe mint and rue and every herb, and neglect justice and the love of God; these you ought to have done, without neglecting the others. Woe to you Pharisees! For you love the best seat in the synagogues and salutations in the market places. Woe to you! For you are like graves which are not seen, and men walk over them without knowing it.” One of the lawyers answered him, “Teacher, in saying this you reproach us also.” And he said, “Woe to you lawyers also! For you load men with burdens hard to bear, and you yourselves do not touch the burdens with one of your fingers.”

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