Babylas the Holy Martyr

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Saints, Feasts, and Readings


Saints and Feasts: Babylas the Holy Martyr; Moses the Prophet & Godseer; Hermione the Martyr, daughter of St. Philip the Deacon; Our Righteous Father Anthimus of Coroucle in Cephallenia; Anthimos the new ascetic


Epistle Reading: St. Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians 6:11-16
Brethren, our mouth is open to you, Corinthians; our heart is wide. You are not restricted by us, but you are restricted in your own affections. In return — I speak as to children — widen your hearts also.

Do not be mismated with unbelievers. For what partnership have righteousness and iniquity? Or what fellowship has light with darkness? What accord has Christ with Belial? Or what has a believer in common with an unbeliever? What agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God, as God said.

Gospel Reading: Mark 1:23-28
At that time, there was in the synagogue of the Jews a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out, “What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are, the Holy One of God.” But Jesus rebuked him, saying, “Be silent, and come out of him!” And the unclean spirit, convulsing him and crying with a loud voice, came out of him. And they were all amazed, so that they questioned among themselves, saying, “What is this? A new teaching! With authority he commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey him.” And at once his fame spread everywhere throughout all the surrounding region of Galilee.