Today’s commemorated feasts and saints
Martyrs Menas of Egypt (304), Victor at Damascus (2nd c.) and Vincent of Spain (204). Martyr Stephanida (Stepanida, Stephanie) of Spain (2nd c.). Ven. Theodore the Confessor, Abbot of the Studion (826). Repose of Bl. Maxim, Fool-for-Christ and Wonderworker in Moscow (1434). Ven. Martýrii, Abbot of Zelénsk (Pskov—1603). Repose of St. Stephen Dechani of Serbia. St. Martin the Merciful, Bishop of Tours (397).
1 Thessalonians 1:6-10 (Epistle)
6And you became followers of us and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Spirit,7so that you became examples to all in Macedonia and Achaia who believe.8For from you the word of the Lord has sounded forth, not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place. Your faith toward God has gone out, so that we do not need to say anything.9For they themselves declare concerning us what manner of entry we had to you, and how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God,10and to wait for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead, even Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come.
Luke 12:42-48 (Gospel)
42And the Lord said, “Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his master will make ruler over his household, to give them their portion of food in due season?43Blessed is that servant whom his master will find so doing when he comes.44Truly, I say to you that he will make him ruler over all that he has.45But if that servant says in his heart, ‘My master is delaying his coming,’ and begins to beat the male and female servants, and to eat and drink and be drunk,46the master of that servant will come on a day when he is not looking for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in two and appoint him his portion with the unbelievers.47And that servant who knew his master’s will, and did not prepare himself or do according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes.48But he who did not know, yet committed things deserving of stripes, shall be beaten with few. For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required; and to whom much has been committed, of him they will ask the more.
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