Epistle Reading: Acts 3:19-26
"Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be
blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the
"and that He may send Jesus Christ, who was preached to you
"whom heaven must receive until the times of restoration of
all things, which God has spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets
since the world began.
"For Moses truly said to the fathers, 'The LORD your God will
raise up for you a Prophet like me from your brethren. Him you shall hear
in all things, whatever He says to you.
'And it shall come to pass that every soul who will not hear
that Prophet shall be utterly destroyed from among the people.'
"Yes, and all the prophets, from Samuel and those who follow,
as many as have spoken, have also foretold these days.
"You are sons of the prophets, and of the covenant which God
made with our fathers, saying to Abraham, 'And in your seed all the
families of the earth shall be blessed.'
"To you first, God, having raised up His Servant Jesus, sent
Him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from your iniquities."
Gospel Reading: John 2:1-11
On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the
mother of Jesus was there.
Now both Jesus and His disciples were invited to the wedding.
And when they ran out of wine, the mother of Jesus said to Him, "
They have no wine."
Jesus said to her, "Woman, what does your concern have to do
with Me? My hour has not yet come."
His mother said to the servants, "Whatever He says to you, do it."
Now there were set there six waterpots of stone, according to
the manner of purification of the Jews, containing twenty or thirty gallons
Jesus said to them, "Fill the waterpots with water." And they
filled them up to the brim.
And He said to them, "Draw some out now, and take it to the
master of the feast." And they took it.
When the master of the feast had tasted the water that was made
wine, and did not know where it came from (but the servants who had drawn
the water knew), the master of the feast called the bridegroom.
And he said to him, "Every man at the beginning sets out the
good wine, and when the guests have well drunk, then that which is inferior;
but you have kept the good wine until now."
This beginning of signs Jesus did in Cana of Galilee, and
manifested His glory; and His disciples believed in Him.
Saints and Feasts
James the Apostle and brother of St. John the Theologian; Argyra the New Martyr; Clement the Hymnographer