THE WORD OF GOD – JANUARY 25 (12), 2015


Sunday after the Baptism of Our Lord and God and Saviour Jesus Christ
Afterfeast of the Theophany.
Martyr Tatiana of Rome (226-235).
St. Sava I, first archbishop of Serbia (1235).
Venerable Martinian of White Lake, abbot (1483), and Galacteon, his disciple (1506).
Martyr Mertius of Mauretania (284-305).
Martyr Peter Apselamus of Eleutheropolis in Palestine (309).
Venerable Eupraxia of Tabenna in Egypt (393).
Icons of the Most Holy Theotokos “Akathist” and “The Milk-giver”.
Icons of the Most Holy Theotokos “Popskaya”.
Virgin Martyr Euthasia.
Venerable Benedict Bishop, abbot of Wearmouth (689-690) (Celtic & British).

Luke 19:1-10

1

Then Jesus entered and passed through Jericho.

2

Now behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus who was a chief tax collector, and he was rich.

3

And he sought to see who Jesus was, but could not because of the crowd, for he was of short stature.

4

So he ran ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see Him, for He was going to pass that way.

5

And when Jesus came to the place, He looked up and saw him, and said to him, “Zacchaeus, make haste and come down, for today I must stay at your house.”

6

So he made haste and came down, and received Him joyfully.

7

But when they saw it, they all complained, saying, “He has gone to be a guest with a man who is a sinner.”

8

Then Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord, “Look, Lord, I give half of my goods to the poor; and if I have taken anything from anyone by false accusation, I restore fourfold.”

9

And Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because he also is a son of Abraham;

10

for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.

Ephesians 4:7-13 (Sunday After)

7

But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ’s gift.

8

Therefore He says:”When He ascended on high, He led captivity captive, And gave gifts to men.”

9

(Now this, “He ascended”-what does it mean but that He also first descended into the lower parts of the earth?

10

He who descended is also the One who ascended far above all the heavens, that He might fill all things.)

11

And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers,

12

for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ,

13

till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ;

Matthew 4:12-17 (Sunday After)

12

Now when Jesus heard that John had been put in prison, He departed to Galilee.

13

And leaving Nazareth, He came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is by the sea, in the regions of Zebulun and Naphtali,

14

that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying:

15

The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, By the way of the sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles:

16

The people who sat in darkness have seen a great light, And upon those who sat in the region and shadow of death Light has dawned.”

17

From that time Jesus began to preach and to say, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”

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