James the Apostle, son of Alphaeus

Saints, Feasts, and Readings for 10/09/2019

Saints and Feasts: James the Apostle, son of Alphaeus; Andronicus & his wife Athanasia of Egypt; Poplia the Confessor of Antioch; The Righteous Patriarch Abraham and his nephew Lot

Strict Fast

Epistle Reading: St. Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians 4:9-16
Brethren, God has exhibited us apostles as last of all, like men sentenced to death; because we have become a spectacle to the world, to angels and to men. We are fools for Christ’s sake, but you are wise in Christ. We are weak, but you are strong. You are held in honor, but we in disrepute. To the present hour we hunger and thirst, we are ill-clad and buffeted and homeless, and we labor, working with our own hands. When reviled, we bless; when persecuted, we endure; when slandered, we try to conciliate; we have become, and are now, as the refuse of the world, the off-scouring of all things. I do not write this to make you ashamed, but to admonish you as my beloved children. For though you have countless guides in Christ, you do not have many fathers. For I became your father in Christ Jesus through the gospel. I urge you, then, be imitators of me.

Gospel Reading: Matthew 9:36-38; 10:1-8
At that time, when Jesus saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; pray therefore the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.”

And he called to him his twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every disease and every infirmity. The names of the twelve apostles are these: first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother; Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James the son of Alphaios, and Lebbaeos called Thaddaios; Simon the Cananaean, and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him. These twelve Jesus sent out, charging them, “Go nowhere among the Gentiles, and enter no town of the Samaritans, but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. And preach as you go, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’ Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, cast out demons. You received without paying, give without pay.”

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22
Tue
all-day Abercius, Equal-to-the-Apostles ...
Abercius, Equal-to-the-Apostles ...
Oct 22 all-day
Saints, Feasts, and Readings for 10/22/2019 Saints and Feasts: Abercius, Equal-to-the-Apostles and Wonderworker of Hierapolis; Seven Holy Martyred Youths of Ephesus Epistle Reading: St. Paul’s Letter to the Philippians 1:8-14[...]
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23
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all-day James (Iakovos) the Apostle, bro...
James (Iakovos) the Apostle, bro...
Oct 23 all-day
Saints, Feasts, and Readings for 10/23/2019 Saints and Feasts: James (Iakovos) the Apostle, brother of Our Lord; Our Righteous Father Ignatius, Patriarch of Constantinople Fast Day (Wine and Oil Allowed)[...]
6:00 pm Small Paraklesis to the Holy The...
Small Paraklesis to the Holy The...
Oct 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Small Paraklesis to the Holy Theotokos
Join us for the Small Paraklesis (Supplication) service to the Holy Theotokos and Virgin Mary.  Beginning with a service on Thursday, August 1st,  we will sing the Small Paraklesis on[...]
Oct
24
Thu
all-day Arethas the Great Martyr & Syncl...
Arethas the Great Martyr & Syncl...
Oct 24 all-day
Saints, Feasts, and Readings for 10/24/2019 Saints and Feasts: Arethas the Great Martyr & Syncletiki and her two daughters; Sebastiane the Martyr; Maglorious of Sark Epistle Reading: St. Paul’s Letter[...]
Oct
25
Fri
all-day *Strict Fast
*Strict Fast
Oct 25 all-day
Jesus said, ‘and when you fast, do not look dismal, like the hypocrites,  for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by men. Truly, I say to you,[...]
all-day The Holy Martyrs Marcian and Mar...
The Holy Martyrs Marcian and Mar...
Oct 25 all-day
Saints, Feasts, and Readings for 10/25/2019 Saints and Feasts: The Holy Martyrs Marcian and Martyrius the Notaries; Tabitha, who was raised from the dead by Peter the Apostle; Chrysaphios (or[...]
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26
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all-day The Holy Great Martyr Demetrius ...
The Holy Great Martyr Demetrius ...
Oct 26 all-day
Saints, Feasts, and Readings for 10/26/2019 Saints and Feasts: The Holy Great Martyr Demetrius the Myrrh-streamer; Commemoration of the Great Earthquake in Constantinople; Eata of Hexham Matins Gospel Reading: Luke[...]