Epistle Reading: 2 Timothy 3:1-9
But know this, that in the last days perilous times will
For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money,
boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control,
brutal, despisers of good,
traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather
than lovers of God,
having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from
such people turn away!
For of this sort are those who creep into households and
make captives of gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various
always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of
Now as Jannes and Jambres resisted Moses, so do these also
resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, disapproved concerning the faith;
but they will progress no further, for their folly will be
manifest to all, as theirs also was.
Gospel Reading: Luke 20:45-21:4
Then, in the hearing of all the people, He said to His
"Beware of the scribes, who desire to walk in long robes,
love greetings in the marketplaces, the best seats in the synagogues, and
the best places at feasts,
"who devour widows' houses, and for a pretense make long
prayers. These will receive greater condemnation."
Then He looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the
and He saw also a certain poor widow putting in two mites.
So He said, "Truly I say to you that this poor widow has put in
more than all;
"for all these out of their abundance have put in offerings
for God, but she out of her poverty has put in all the livelihood that she
Saints and Feasts
Theodore the Tyro, Great Martyr; Mariamne, sister of Apostle Philip; Righteous Auxentius, Pious Kings Marclanus and Pulcherias; Theodore the New Martyr of Byzantium; Hermogenes (Germogen), Patriarch of Moscow