THE WORD OF GOD – DECEMBER 6(NOVEMBER 23), 2014


Nativity (St. Philip’s Fast). Fish Allowed

Afterfeast of the Entry of the Most Holy Theotokos into the Temple.
St. Amphilochius, bishop of Iconium (394).
St. Gregory, bishop of Agrigentum (680).
St. Alexander Nevsky (in schema Alexis), grand prince of Novgorod (1263).

Martyr Theodore of Antioch (4th c.)

Matthew 11:27-30 (Matins Gospel)

27

All things have been delivered to Me by My Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father. Nor does anyone know the Father except the Son, and the one to whom the Son wills to reveal Him.

28

Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

29

Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

30

For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.

Luke 10:19-21

19

Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

20

Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven.

21

In that hour Jesus rejoiced in the Spirit and said, “I thank You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and prudent and revealed them to babes. Even so, Father, for so it seemed good in Your sight.

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