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Monday 22nd July 2024

Today we commemorate:
Holy Myrrh-bearer and Equal-to-the-Apostles Mary Magdalene (1st C). Virgin-martyr Marcella of Chios (1500). Translation of the relics (404) of Hieromartyr Phocas, bishop of Sinope (117). St. Cyril I, patriarch of Antioch (298).
British Isles and Ireland:
St. Dabius, Irish missionary. St. Movean (Biteus), disciple of St. Patrick.

Today's Readings:
Romans 12:4-5, 15-21; Matthew 12:9-13

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

Romans 12:4-5, 15-21
Just as in the one body we have many members, but not all the members have the same function, so we who are many are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another. … Rejoice with those who are rejoicing and weep with those who are weeping. Be of the same mind with one another. Do not be haughty, but accommodate yourself to the lowly. Do not become wise in your own estimation. Repay no one evil for evil. Take care to do what is right in the sight of all. For your part, if it is possible, be at peace with everyone. Do not avenge yourselves, beloved, but leave room for wrath, for it is written, ‘Vengeance is mine; I shall repay, says the Lord.’ Therefore, ‘If your enemies are hungry, feed them. If they are thirsty, give them something to drink. For by doing this you will heap burning coals upon their heads.’ Do not be defeated by evil, but conquer evil with good.

Matthew 12:9-13
Jesus went into their synagogue. A man with a withered hand was there, and in order to bring an accusation against him they questioned him. They asked, ‘Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?’ He said to them, ‘Which of you has a sheep? If it were to fall into a ditch on the Sabbath, would you not take hold of it and lift it out? Surely a person is much more valuable than a sheep. It is therefore lawful to do good on the Sabbath.’ Then he told the man, ‘Stretch out your hand.’ He stretched it out and it was restored to health, just like the other.