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"Look upon everything in this world as upon a fleeting shadow, and cling with your heart to nothing of it; consider nothing in this world great, and lay your hopes upon nothing earthly. Cling to the one eternal, invisible, only wise God."

—Saint John of Kronstadt

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Mon 20th Apr 2015

Today's readings
Epistle: Acts 3:19-26
Acts 3:19-26

19 Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord,

20 and that He may send Jesus Christ, who was preached to you before,

21 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.

22 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.

23 And it shall be that every soul who will not hear that Prophet shall be utterly destroyed from among the people.'

24 Yes, and all the prophets, from Samuel and those who follow, as many as have spoken, have also foretold these days.

25 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.'

26 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: John 2:1-11
John 2:1-11

Water Turned to Wine

1 On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there.

2 Now both Jesus and His disciples were invited to the wedding.

3 And when they ran out of wine, the mother of Jesus said to Him, "They have no wine."

4 Jesus said to her, "Woman, what does your concern have to do with Me? My hour has not yet come."

5 His mother said to the servants, "Whatever He says to you, do it."

6 Now there were set there six waterpots of stone, according to the manner of purification of the Jews, containing twenty or thirty gallons apiece.

7 Jesus said to them, "Fill the waterpots with water." And they filled them up to the brim.

8 And He said to them, "Draw some out now, and take it to the master of the feast." And they took it.

9 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.

10 And he said to him, "Every man at the beginning sets out the good wine, and when the guests have well drunk, then the inferior. You have kept the good wine until now!"

11 This beginning of signs Jesus did in Cana of Galilee, and manifested His glory; and His disciples believed in Him.


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Calendar

20 Mon

Theodore Trichinas

Apostle Zachaios

21 Tue

St. Alexandra

Hieromartyr Ianuarius and his companions

22 WedOil & Wine Allowed

Nathaniel the Apostle

Theodore of Sykeote

23 Thu

George the Great Martyr & Triumphant

24 FriOil & Wine Allowed

Elizabeth the Wonderworker

Savvas the General of Rome

25 Sat

Apostle and Evangelist Mark

Macedonios of Constantinople

26 Sun

Sunday of the Holy Myrrh-Bearing Women

Hieromartyr Basil