THE WORD OF GOD – DECEMBER 10(NOVEMBER 27), 2014


Nativity (St. Philip’s Fast). By Monastic Charter: Strict Fast (Bread, Vegetables, Fruits)

Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos named “Znamenie”.

Great-martyr James the Persian (421).

St. James, bishop and wonderworker of Rostov (1392).

Venerable Romanus the Wonderworker of Cilicia (5th c.).

APOSTLE’S EPISTLE

1 Timothy 6:3-11

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If anyone teaches otherwise and does not consent to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which accords with godliness,

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he is proud, knowing nothing, but is obsessed with disputes and arguments over words, from which come envy, strife, reviling, evil suspicions,

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useless wranglings of men of corrupt minds and destitute of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain. From such withdraw yourself.

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Now godliness with contentment is great gain.

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For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.

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And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content.

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But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition.

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For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

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But you, O man of God, flee these things and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, gentleness.

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Luke 20:1-8

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Now it happened on one of those days, as He taught the people in the temple and preached the gospel, that the chief priests and the scribes, together with the elders, confronted Him

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and spoke to Him, saying, “Tell us, by what authority are You doing these things? Or who is he who gave You this authority?”

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But He answered and said to them, “I also will ask you one thing, and answer Me:

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The baptism of John-was it from heaven or from men?

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And they reasoned among themselves, saying, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ He will say, ‘Why then did you not believe him?’

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But if we say, ‘From men,’ all the people will stone us, for they are persuaded that John was a prophet.

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So they answered that they did not know where it was from.

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And Jesus said to them, “Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things.”

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