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Saturday 27th November 2021

Nativity Fast: fish, wine and oil allowed

Today we commemorate:
Great Martyr James the Persian (421). St. Palladius of Thessalonica (7th C). St. Pinuphrius the Righteous, of Egypt (4th C). Venerable Nathanael of Nitria (6th C). St. James, bishop and Wonderworker of Rostov (1392).
British Isles and Ireland:
St. Virgilius (Fergal), bishop of Salzburg (784). St. Seachnall, bishop of Dunsaughlin (457). St. Congar, abbot of Congresbury (6th C). St. Gallgo of Llanallgo (6th C). St. Fergus, missionary to the Picts (c.721).

Today's Readings:
2 Corinthians 8:1-5; Luke 10:19-21

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

2 Corinthians 8:1-5
I am letting you know, brothers and sisters, about the gift of God that has been offered by the churches of Macedonia – how the abundance of their joy through great trials and tribulation has overflowed into the richness of their generosity despite their deep poverty. It was what they themselves wished in so far as it was possible and, as I can testify, beyond what was possible! With many appeals they begged us to accept the gift and the fellowship in the ministry to the saints. It was not what we expected but, by God’s will, they gave themselves first to the Lord, then to us.

Luke 10:19-21
The Lord said to the Seventy … ‘Listen – I am giving you authority to tread on snakes and scorpions and upon all the power of the enemy, so nothing might harm you. Nevertheless, do not rejoice in this – that the spirits are obeying you – but rejoice that your names have been written in heaven.’ At that moment Jesus rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, ‘I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and intelligent and have revealed them to infants. Yes, Father, for this was your delight.’