THE WORD OF GOD – JANUARY 17 (4), 2015


Sviatki. Fast-free

Saturday before the Baptism of Our Lord and God and Saviour Jesus Christ
Forefeast of the Theophany.
Synaxis of the Seventy Apostles

The Ethiopian Eunuch of Queen Candace.
Venerable Fathers Evagre, Ilia the Deacon, and the Disciples of the Thirteen Syrian Fathers (6th. c.)

Luke 18:2-8

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saying: “There was in a certain city a judge who did not fear God nor regard man.

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Now there was a widow in that city; and she came to him, saying, ‘Get justice for me from my adversary.’

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And he would not for a while; but afterward he said within himself, ‘Though I do not fear God nor regard man,

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‘yet because this widow troubles me I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.’ “

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Then the Lord said, “Hear what the unjust judge said.

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And shall God not avenge His own elect who cry out day and night to Him, though He bears long with them?

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I tell you that He will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?

Luke 10:1-15 (Apostles)

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After these things the Lord appointed seventy others also, and sent them two by two before His face into every city and place where He Himself was about to go.

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Then He said to them, “The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.

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Go your way; behold, I send you out as lambs among wolves.

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Carry neither money bag, knapsack, nor sandals; and greet no one along the road.

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But whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace to this house.’

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And if a son of peace is there, your peace will rest on it; if not, it will return to you.

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And remain in the same house, eating and drinking such things as they give, for the laborer is worthy of his wages. Do not go from house to house.

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Whatever city you enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you.

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And heal the sick there, and say to them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’

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But whatever city you enter, and they do not receive you, go out into its streets and say,

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‘The very dust of your city which clings to us we wipe off against you. Nevertheless know this, that the kingdom of God has come near you.’

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But I say to you that it will be more tolerable in that Day for Sodom than for that city.

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Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works which were done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes.

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But it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the judgment than for you.

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And you, Capernaum, who are exalted to heaven, will be brought down to Hades.

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