THE WORD OF GOD – DECEMBER 7(NOVEMBER 24), 2014


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

Afterfeast of the Entry of the Most Holy Theotokos into the Temple.
Great-martyr Mercurius of Caesarea in Cappadocia (259).
Great-martyr Catherine of Alexandria (305).
Hieromartyr Mercurius of Smolensk (1238).

APOSTLE”S EPISTLE

Ephesians 5:8-17

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For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light

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(for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth),

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finding out what is acceptable to the Lord.

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And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them.

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For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret.

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But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light.

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Therefore He says: “Awake, you who sleep, Arise from the dead, And Christ will give you light.”

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See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise,

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redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

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Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is.

Ephesians 6:10-17 (Great-martyr Catherin)

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Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.

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Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

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For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.

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Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

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Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness,

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and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

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above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.

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And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God;

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Luke 13:10-17

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Now He was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath.

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And behold, there was a woman who had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bent over and could in no way raise herself up.

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But when Jesus saw her, He called her to Him and said to her, “Woman, you are loosed from your infirmity.”

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And He laid His hands on her, and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God.

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But the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation, because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath; and he said to the crowd, “There are six days on which men ought to work; therefore come and be healed on them, and not on the Sabbath day.”

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The Lord then answered him and said, “Hypocrite! Does not each one of you on the Sabbath loose his ox or donkey from the stall, and lead it away to water it?

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So ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has bound-think of it-for eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the Sabbath?

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And when He said these things, all His adversaries were put to shame; and all the multitude rejoiced for all the glorious things that were done by Him.

Luke 21:12-19 (Great-martyr Catherin)

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But before all these things, they will lay their hands on you and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues and prisons. You will be brought before kings and rulers for My name’s sake.

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But it will turn out for you as an occasion for testimony.

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Therefore settle it in your hearts not to meditate beforehand on what you will answer;

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for I will give you a mouth and wisdom which all your adversaries will not be able to contradict or resist.

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You will be betrayed even by parents and brothers, relatives and friends; and they will put some of you to death.

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And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake.

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But not a hair of your head shall be lost.

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By your patience possess your souls.

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