Today’s commemorated feasts and saints
Repose of Ven. Job, Abbot and Wonderworker of Pochaev (1651). Martyrs Terence and Neonila, and their children: Sarbelus, Photus, Theodulus, Hierax, Nitus, Bele, and Eunice. Ven. Stephen of St. Sabbas’ Monastery, Hymnographer (9th c.). Repose of St. Arsenius, Archbishop of Serbia (1266). Greatmartyr Parasceve of Iconomium (3rd c.). St. Dimitry, Metropolitan of Rostov (1709). Ven. Nestor, not the Chronicler, of the Kiev Caves (Far Caves—14th c.). Martyrs Africanus, Terence, Maximus, Pompeius, and 36 others, of Carthage (3rd c.). Hieromartyr Cyriacus, Patriarch of Jerusalem (363). Ven. John the Chozebite (6th c.). St. Neophytus, Bishop of Urbinsk in Georgia (7th c.). Ven. Athanasius the Younger, Patriarch of Constantinople (14th c.).
Colossians 1:1-2, 7-11 (Epistle)
1Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother,2To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ who are in Colosse: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.7as you also learned from Epaphras, our dear fellow servant, who is a faithful minister of Christ on your behalf,8who also declared to us your love in the Spirit.9For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;10that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;11strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, for all patience and longsuffering with joy;
Luke 11:1-10 (Gospel)
1Now it came to pass, as He was praying in a certain place, when He ceased, that one of His disciples said to Him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.”2So He said to them, “When you pray, say: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven.3Give us day by day our daily bread.4And forgive us our sins, For we also forgive everyone who is indebted to us. And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one.”5And He said to them, “Which of you shall have a friend, and go to him at midnight and say to him, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves;6’for a friend of mine has come to me on his journey, and I have nothing to set before him’;7and he will answer from within and say, ‘Do not trouble me; the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give to you’?8I say to you, though he will not rise and give to him because he is his friend, yet because of his persistence he will rise and give him as many as he needs.9So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.10For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.
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