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Monday, February 65, 2017
Prayer Before Reading Holy Scripture
O Master Who loves mankind, illuminate our hearts with the pure light of Your divine knowledge and open the eyes of our mind to understand the teachings of Your Gospel. Instill in us also the fear of Your blessed commandments, that we may overcome all carnal desires, entering upon a spiritual life and understanding and acting in all things according to Your holy will. For You are the enlightenment of our souls and bodies, O Christ God, and to You we give glory together with Your eternal Father and Your all-holy, gracious and life-giving Spirit, now and ever and forever. Amen.
John 21:15-25 (11th Matins Gospel)
So when they had eaten breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me more than these?” He said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I love You.” He said to him, “Feed My lambs.”
He said to him again a second time, “Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me?” He said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I love You.” He said to him, “Tend My sheep.”
He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me?” Peter was grieved because He said to him the third time, “Do you love Me?” And he said to Him, “Lord, You know all things; You know that I love You.” Jesus said to him, “Feed My sheep.
Most assuredly, I say to you, when you were younger, you girded yourself and walked where you wished; but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and another will gird you and carry you where you do not wish.
This He spoke, signifying by what death he would glorify God. And when He had spoken this, He said to him, “Follow Me.”
Then Peter, turning around, saw the disciple whom Jesus loved following, who also had leaned on His breast at the supper, and said, “Lord, who is the one who betrays You?”
Peter, seeing him, said to Jesus, “But Lord, what about this man?”
Jesus said to him, “If I will that he remain till I come, what is that to you? You follow Me.”
Then this saying went out among the brethren that this disciple would not die. Yet Jesus did not say to him that he would not die, but, “If I will that he remain till I come, what is that to you?”
This is the disciple who testifies of these things, and wrote these things; and we know that his testimony is true.
And there are also many other things that Jesus did, which if they were written one by one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that would be written. Amen.
Galatians 5:22-6:2 (Venerable Xenia of Petersburg)
||But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
||gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.
||And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.
||If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
||Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.
||Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted.
||Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.
Luke 6:17-23 (Venerable Xenia of Petersburg)
||And He came down with them and stood on a level place with a crowd of His disciples and a great multitude of people from all Judea and Jerusalem, and from the seacoast of Tyre and Sidon, who came to hear Him and be healed of their diseases,
||as well as those who were tormented with unclean spirits. And they were healed.
||And the whole multitude sought to touch Him, for power went out from Him and healed them all.
||Then He lifted up His eyes toward His disciples, and said: Blessed are you poor, For yours is the kingdom of God.
||Blessed are you who hunger now, For you shall be filled. Blessed are you who weep now, For you shall laugh.
||Blessed are you when men hate you, And when they exclude you, And revile you, and cast out your name as evil, For the Son of Man’s sake.
||Rejoice in that day and leap for joy! For indeed your reward is great in heaven, For in like manner their fathers did to the prophets.
Saints & Feasts
Monday February 6, 2017 / January 24, 2017
- Week of the Publican and the Pharisee. Tone eight.
- Fast-free Week. Fast-free
- Entire week, fast-free.
- Venerable Xenia of Rome and her two female slaves (5th c.).
- St. Xenia of Petersburg, fool-for-Christ (18th c.).
- Martyr Nicholas (1918).
- St. Gerasimus, bishop of Perm (1441).
- Martyr John of Kazan (1529).
- Martyrs Babylas of Sicily and his two disciples Timothy and Agapius (3rd c.).
- Venerable Macedonius, hermit of Syria (ca. 420).
- Translation of the relics (632) of St. Anastasius the Persian (628).
- Venerable Dionysius of Olympus and Mt. Athos (1541) (Greek).
- St. Felician, bishop of Foligno in Italy (254).
- St. Lupicinus of Lipidiaco (500) (Gaul).
- St. Neophytus the Recluse of Cyprus (1214) (Greek).
- Martyrs Hermogenes and Mamas (Greek).
- Martyrs Paul, Pausirius, and Theodotian, of Egypt (3rd c.).
- St. Philo, bishop of Carpasia in Cyprus (5th c.).
- The PriestMartyr Philippikos the Presbyter and Martyress Barsima of Syria and his two brothers.
- Venerable Zosimas, bishop of Babylon in Egypt (6th c.).
The Nun Xenia
Commemorated on January 24
The Nun Xenia (V), in the world Eusebia, was the only daughter of an eminent Roman senator. From her youth she yearned for God. In order to evade the marriage set up for her, she secretly left from her parental home together with two servants devoted to her and they set sail upon a ship. Through the Providence of God meeting up with the head of the monastery of the holy Apostle Andrew, which was situated in the city of Milassa, in Caesarea, she besought him to take her with her companions to Milassa. Having changed her name, she called herself Xenia [which in Greek means “stranger” or foreigner”]. At Milassa she bought land, built a church in the name of Saint Stephen and founded a woman’s monastery. Soon after this the bishop of Milassa, Paul, consecrated Xenia a deaconess, as fully worthy of that calling through virtuous life. The saint rendered aid to all: for the destitute she was a benefactress, for the grief-stricken – a comforter, for sinners – a guide. She possessed deep humility, accounting herself worst and most sinful of all. In her ascetic deeds she was guided by the counsels of the Palestinian ascetic, the Monk Euthymios. By her lofty life Saint Xenia attracted many a soul to salvation. The death of the holy virgin, during a time of prayer, was marked by the Lord with the appearance over the monastery in the heavens of an apparition in the form of a luminous crown with a radiant cross amidst it, which accompanied the body of the saint when it was carried into the city to the people, and it stayed until the moment of burial. Many of the sick, having touched to the remains of the saint, received healing.
© 1996-2001 by translator Fr. S. Janos.
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