THE WORD OF GOD – FEBRUARY 7 (JANUARY 25), 2015


Week of the Publican and the Pharisee. Tone one.
Fast-free Week. Fast-free

St. Gregory the Theologian, archbishop of Constantinople (389).
Venerable Anatole I (Zertsalov, the “Elder”) of Optina (1894).
New Hieromartyr Vladimir, metropolitan of Kiev, proto-martyr of the communist yoke in Russia (1918).

St. Moses, archbishop of Novgorod (1362).
Martyrs Felicitas of Rome and seven sons: Januarius, Felix, Philip, Silvanus, Alexander, Vitalis, and Martial (164).
Venerable Publius, ascetic of Syria (380).
Venerable Mares the Singer of Syria (430).
Icons of the Most Holy Theotokos “Assuage My Sorrow” and “Unexpected Joy.”.

2 Timothy 3:1-9

1

But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come:

2

For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,

3

unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good,

4

traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,

5

having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!

6

For of this sort are those who creep into households and make captives of gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts,

7

always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

8

Now as Jannes and Jambres resisted Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, disapproved concerning the faith;

9

but they will progress no further, for their folly will be manifest to all, as theirs also was.

1 Corinthians 12:7-11 (St. Gregory)

7

But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all:

8

for to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit,

9

to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit,

10

to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues.

11

But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills.

Hebrews 13:7-16 (St. Vladimir)

7

Remember those who rule over you, who have spoken the word of God to you, whose faith follow, considering the outcome of their conduct.

8

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

9

Do not be carried about with various and strange doctrines. For it is good that the heart be established by grace, not with foods which have not profited those who have been occupied with them.

10

We have an altar from which those who serve the tabernacle have no right to eat.

11

For the bodies of those animals, whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest for sin, are burned outside the camp.

12

Therefore Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people with His own blood, suffered outside the gate.

13

Therefore let us go forth to Him, outside the camp, bearing His reproach.

14

For here we have no continuing city, but we seek the one to come.

15

Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name.

16

But do not forget to do good and to share, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.

John 10:9-16 (St. Gregory)

9

I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.

10

The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.

11

I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep.

12

But a hireling, he who is not the shepherd, one who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees; and the wolf catches the sheep and scatters them.

13

The hireling flees because he is a hireling and does not care about the sheep.

14

I am the good shepherd; and I know My sheep, and am known by My own.

15

As the Father knows Me, even so I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep.

16

And other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they will hear My voice; and there will be one flock and one shepherd.

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