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"For the correct, Christian upbringing of your children: few words, much example, and more prayer are necessary."

—Father Epiphanios Theodoropoulos, Counsels for Life

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Mon 26th Jan 2015

Today's readings
Epistle: 1 Peter 2:21-3:9
1 Peter 2:21-3:9

21 For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps:

22 " Who committed no sin,
      Nor was deceit found in His mouth";

23 who, when He was reviled, did not revile in return; when He suffered, He did not threaten, but committed Himself to Him who judges righteously;

24 who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness--by whose stripes you were healed.

25 For you were like sheep going astray, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.

1 Peter 3

Submission to Husbands

1 Wives, likewise, be submissive to your own husbands, that even if some do not obey the word, they, without a word, may be won by the conduct of their wives,

2 when they observe your chaste conduct accompanied by fear.

3 Do not let your adornment be merely outward--arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel--

4 rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God.

5 For in this manner, in former times, the holy women who trusted in God also adorned themselves, being submissive to their own husbands,

6 as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord, whose daughters you are if you do good and are not afraid with any terror.

A Word to Husbands

7 Husbands, likewise, dwell with them with understanding, giving honor to the wife, as to the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life, that your prayers may not be hindered.

Called to Blessing

8 Finally, all of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another; love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous;

9 not returning evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary blessing, knowing that you were called to this, that you may inherit a blessing.

Gospel: Mark 12:13-17
Mark 12:13-17

The Pharisees: Is It Lawful to Pay Taxes to Caesar?

13 Then they sent to Him some of the Pharisees and the Herodians, to catch Him in His words.

14 When they had come, they said to Him, "Teacher, we know that You are true, and care about no one; for You do not regard the person of men, but teach the way of God in truth. Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?

15 Shall we pay, or shall we not pay?"
But He, knowing their hypocrisy, said to them, "Why do you test Me? Bring Me a denarius that I may see it."

16 So they brought it.
And He said to them, "Whose image and inscription is this?" They said to Him, "Caesar's."

17 And Jesus answered and said to them, "Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's."
And they marveled at Him.

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Hieromartyr Ananias

Xenophon & His Companions

Symeon the Elder of Mount Sinai

27 Tue

Translation of the Holy Relics St John Chrysostom

Peter the Righteous of Egypt

Dimitrios the New Martyr of Constantinople.

28 WedStrict Fast

Our Righteous St Ephraim the Syrian

James the Righteous

Palladios the Hermit of Antioch

29 Thu

Translation of the Sacred Relics of Ignatius Bishop of Antioch

30 FriOil & Wine Allowed

The Ecumenical teachers Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian, and John Chrysostom

Athanasia the Martyr & her 3 daughters

Theophilos New Martyr

31 Sat

Holy and Wonderworking Unmercenaries Cyrus and John

Holy Women Martyrs Theodote, Theoktiste and Eudoxia

Our Righteous Father Arsenios Of Paros

1 Sun

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Holy Martyr Tryphon

Anastasios the New Martyr of Navplion

Our Holy Father Basil, Archbishop of Thessolonica

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