Old Testament Reading: Isaiah 11:10-12:2
"And in that day there shall be a Root of Jesse, who shall
stand as a banner to the people; for the Gentiles shall seek Him, and His
resting place shall be glorious."
It shall come to pass in that day that the LORD shall set
His hand again the second time to recover the remnant of His people who are
left, from Assyria and Egypt, from Pathros and Cush, from Elam and Shinar,
from Hamath and the islands of the sea.
He will set up a banner for the nations, and will assemble
the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the
four corners of the earth.
Also the envy of Ephraim shall depart, and the adversaries
of Judah shall be cut off; Ephraim shall not envy Judah, and Judah shall
not harass Ephraim.
But they shall fly down upon the shoulder of the Philistines
toward the west; together they shall plunder the people of the east; they
shall lay their hand on Edom and Moab; and the people of Ammon shall obey
The LORD will utterly destroy the tongue of the Sea of Egypt;
with His mighty wind He will shake His fist over the River, and strike it
in the seven streams, and make men cross over dryshod.
There will be a highway for the remnant of His people who
will be left from Assyria, as it was for Israel in the day that he came up
from the land of Egypt.
And in that day you will say: "O LORD, I will praise You;
though You were angry with me, Your anger is turned away, and You comfort
Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid; '
For YAH, the LORD, is my strength and my song; He also has become my
Old Testament Reading: Genesis 7:11-8:3
In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second
month, the seventeenth day of the month, on that day all the fountains of
the great deep were broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.
And the rain was on the earth forty days and forty nights.
On the very same day Noah and Noah's sons, Shem, Ham, and
Japheth, and Noah's wife and the three wives of his sons with them, entered
they and every beast after its kind, all cattle after their
kind, every creeping thing that creeps on the earth after its kind, and
every bird after its kind, every bird of every sort.
And they went into the ark to Noah, two by two, of all flesh
in which is the breath of life.
So those that entered, male and female of all flesh, went in
as God had commanded him; and the LORD shut him in.
Now the flood was on the earth forty days. The waters
increased and lifted up the ark, and it rose high above the earth.
The waters prevailed and greatly increased on the earth, and
the ark moved about on the surface of the waters.
And the waters prevailed exceedingly on the earth, and all
the high hills under the whole heaven were covered.
The waters prevailed fifteen cubits upward, and the
mountains were covered.
And all flesh died that moved on the earth: birds and cattle
and beasts and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth, and every man.
All in whose nostrils was the breath of the spirit of life,
all that was on the dry land, died.
So He destroyed all living things which were on the face of
the ground: both man and cattle, creeping thing and bird of the air. They
were destroyed from the earth. Only Noah and those who were with him in the
ark remained alive.
And the waters prevailed on the earth one hundred and fifty
Then God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the
animals that were with him in the ark. And God made a wind to pass over the
earth, and the waters subsided.
The fountains of the deep and the windows of heaven were also
stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained.
And the waters receded continually from the earth. At the end
of the hundred and fifty days the waters decreased.
Old Testament Reading: Proverbs 10:1-22
The Proverbs of Solomon: A wise son makes a glad father,
but a foolish son is the grief of his mother.
treasures of wickedness profit nothing, but righteousness
delivers from death.
The LORD will not allow the righteous soul to famish, but
He casts away the desire of the wicked.
He who deals with a slack hand becomes poor, but the hand
of the diligent makes one rich.
He who gathers in summer is a wise son, but he who sleeps
in harvest is a son who causes shame.
Blessings are on the head of the righteous, but violence
covers the mouth of the wicked.
The memory of the righteous is blessed, but the name of the
wicked will rot.
The wise in heart will receive commands, but a prating fool
He who walks with integrity walks securely, but he who
perverts his ways will become known.
He who winks with the eye causes trouble, but a prating
fool will fall.
The mouth of the righteous is a well of life, but violence
covers the mouth of the wicked.
Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all sins.
Wisdom is found on the lips of him who has understanding,
but a rod is for the back of him who is devoid of understanding.
Wise people store up knowledge, but the mouth of the
foolish is near destruction.
The rich man's wealth is his strong city; the destruction
of the poor is their poverty.
The labor of the righteous leads to life, the wages of the
wicked to sin.
He who keeps instruction is in the way of life, but he who
refuses reproof goes astray.
Whoever hides hatred has lying lips, and whoever spreads
slander is a fool.
In the multitude of words sin is not lacking, but he who
restrains his lips is wise.
The tongue of the righteous is choice silver; the heart of
the wicked is worth little.
The lips of the righteous feed many, but fools die for
lack of wisdom.
The blessing of the LORD makes one rich, and He adds no
sorrow with it.
Saints and Feasts
Basil the Holy Martyr of Ancyra; Kalliniki & Vassilisa the Martyrs; Euthemios the New Martyr