Orthodox Daily Readings for 2/23/2019

saint/feast of the day

Today’s Scripture Readings

Epistle Reading: 2 Timothy 3:1-9
But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! 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, always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. Now as Jannes and Jambres resisted Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, disapproved concerning the faith; but they will progress no further, for their folly will be manifest to all, as theirs also was.

Gospel Reading: Luke 20:46-21:4
“Beware of the scribes, who desire to go around in long robes, love greetings in the marketplaces, the best seats in the synagogues, and the best places at feasts, who devour widows’ houses, and for a pretense make long prayers. These will receive greater condemnation.” And He looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury, and He saw also a certain poor widow putting in two mites. So He said, “Truly I say to you that this poor widow has put in more than all; for all these out of their abundance have put in offerings for God, but she out of her poverty put in all the livelihood that she had.”

Saints and Feasts celebrated today

  • Hieromartyr Polycarp the Bishop of Smyrna
  • Venerable Polycarp of Briansk
  • Venerable John, Ascetic of the Syrian Deserts
  • Venerable Antiochus, Ascetic of the Syrian Deserts
  • Venerable Antoninus, Ascetic of the Syrian Deserts
  • Venerable Moses, Ascetic of the Syrian Deserts
  • Venerable Zebinas, Ascetic of the Syrian Deserts
  • Venerable Polychronius, Ascetic of the Syrian Deserts
  • Venerable Damian, Ascetic of the Syrian Deserts
  • Venerable Alexander the founder of the Monastery, of the “Unsleeping Ones”
  • Venerable Damian of Esphigmenou of Mt Athos
  • Monkmartyr Damian of Philotheou
  • New Hieromartyr Nicholas (Dmitrov) of Tver
  • St. Gorgonia, sister of St. Gregory the Theologian

Today’s Fasting Guidelines

Fast Free
No fasting restrictions

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