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Monday 3rd October 2022

Today we commemorate:
Hieromartyr Dionysius (Denys) the Areopagite, bishop of Athens, and with him Holy Martyrs Rusticus the presbyter and Eleutherius the deacon (96). St. John the Chozebite, bishop of Caesarea in Palestine (6th C).
British Isles and Ireland:
Holy Martyrs Ewald the Fair and Ewald the Dark (695).

Today's Readings:
Ephesians 1:22-2:3; Luke 6:24-30

Readings in bold type are those appointed by the Typikon for use at the Liturgy

Ephesians 1:22-2:3
God has put everything beneath Christ’s feet, and he has given to him, the head over the whole Church which is his body, the fullness of that which fills everything in every way. You were dead in the transgressions and sins in which you once walked, following this world’s course, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now working in the children of disobedience among whom we all used to live in self-indulgence, doing the bidding of the flesh and of the mind; and we were by nature children of wrath, like everyone else.

Luke 6:24-30
The Lord said … ‘Woe to you who are rich, for you have received your consolation. Woe to you who are full, for you will go hungry. Woe to you who are laughing now, for you will grieve and weep. Woe, when everyone speaks well of you, for that is how their ancestors treated the false prophets. But I say to you who are listening, love your enemies; do good to those who hate you; bless those who curse you; pray for those who insult you. To the one who strikes you on the cheek, offer the other as well; from the one who takes away your coat, do not withhold even your shirt. Give to everyone who asks of you; and from the one who takes away your possessions, do not demand their return.’