THE WORD OF GOD – FEBRUARY 21 (8), 2015


Week of the Last Judgment. Tone three.
Maslenitsa. Meat is excluded

All of the venerable fathers, lit up with great deeds (movable holiday on Saturday of the Cheese-fare Week).
Great-martyr Theodore Stratelates (“the General”) of Heraclea (319).
Prophet Zechariah, from among the 12 Minor Prophets (520 BC).

Matthew 6:1-13

1

Take heed that you do not do your charitable deeds before men, to be seen by them. Otherwise you have no reward from your Father in heaven.

2

Therefore, when you do a charitable deed, do not sound a trumpet before you as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory from men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward.

3

But when you do a charitable deed, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,

4

that your charitable deed may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will Himself reward you openly.

5

And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward.

6

But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.

7

And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words.

8

Therefore do not be like them. For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him.

9

In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name.

10

Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven.

11

Give us this day our daily bread.

12

And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors.

13

And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.


Matthew 11:27-30 (Departed)

27

All things have been delivered to Me by My Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father. Nor does anyone know the Father except the Son, and the one to whom the Son wills to reveal Him.

28

Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

29

Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

30

For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.

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