Epistle Reading: 2 Thessalonians 1:10-2:2
when He comes, in that Day, to be glorified in His
saints and to be admired among all those who believe, because our testimony
among you was believed.
Therefore we also pray always for you that our God
would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfill all the good pleasure
of His goodness and the work of faith with power,
that the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be
glorified in you, and you in Him, according to the grace of our God and the
Lord Jesus Christ.
Now, brethren, concerning the coming of our Lord
Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, we ask you,
not to be soon shaken in mind or troubled, either by
spirit or by word or by letter, as if from us, as though the day of Christ
Gospel Reading: Luke 17:26-37
"And as it was in the days of Noah, so it will be also in the
days of the Son of Man:
"They ate, they drank, they married wives, they were given in
marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and
destroyed them all.
"Likewise as it was also in the days of Lot: They ate, they
drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built;
"but on the day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and
brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all.
"Even so will it be in the day when the Son of Man is
"In that day, he who is on the housetop, and his goods are in
the house, let him not come down to take them away. And likewise the one
who is in the field, let him not turn back.
"Remember Lot's wife.
"Whoever seeks to save his life will lose it, and whoever
loses his life will preserve it.
"I tell you, in that night there will be two men in one bed:
the one will be taken and the other will be left.
"Two women will be grinding together: the one will be taken
and the other left.
"Two men will be in the field: the one will be taken and the
And they answered and said to Him, "Where, Lord?" So He said
to them, "Wherever the body is, there the eagles will be gathered together."
Saints and Feasts
Amphilochius, Bishop of Iconium; Gregory, Bishop of Agrigentum; Ischyrion, Bishop of Egypt; Afterfeast of the Entry of the Theotokos into the Temple; Dionysios, Patriarch of Constantinople; Sisinios the Confessor