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Feasts & Fasts

November

8 - Synaxis of the Archangel Michael and the Other Bodiless Powers
9 - Veterans' Day (USA), Remembrance Day (Canada)
8 - Nativity of the Mother of God
15 - Nativity Fast
21 - The Entry of the Most Holy Mother of God into the Temple
27 - Thanksgiving Day

Synaxis of the Archangel Michael and the Other Bodiless Powers

O Supreme Leaders of the heavenly armies, * we, who are unworthy, ever beseech you, *  that by your prayers you may protect us * with the shelter of the wings of your immaterial glory, * watching over us, who fervently fall down and cry out: * “Deliver us from perils, * for you are the commanders of the Powers on high!” (Troparion, Tone 4)

O Supreme Leaders of the armies of God, * and ministers of the divine glory, * princes of angels and guides of men * ask for what is expedient for us, and for great mercy, * for you are the the Supreme Leaders of the Bodiless hosts. (Kontakion, Tone 2)

November 8th

 

This Week's Scripture

November 9, 2014
Twenty-Second Sunday After Pentecost
- Matins: John 21:15-25 (Gospel 11)
- Liturgy: Galatians 6:11-18, Luke 8:41-56 (Slavs), Luke 16:19-31 (Greeks)

Twenty-Third Week After Pentecost
- Monday: 1 Thessalonians 1:1-5, Luke 12:13-15, 22-31
- Tuesday: 1 Thessalonians 1:6-10, Luke 12:42-48
- Wednesday: 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8, Luke 12:48-59
- Thursday: 1 Thessalonians 2:9-14, Luke 13:1-9
- Friday: 1 Thessalonians 2:14-19, Luke 13:31-35
- Saturday: 2 Corinthians 8:1-5, Luke 9:37-43

November 16, 2014
Twenty-Third Sunday After Pentecost
- Matins: Matthew 28:16-20 (Gospel 1)
- Liturgy: Ephesians 2.4-10, Luke 10:25-37 or Matthew 9:9-13

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

Guard thyself then, O man; thou hast the signs of Antichrist; and remember them not only thyself, but impart them also freely to all. If thou hast a child according to the flesh, admonish him of this now; if thou hast begotten one through catechizing, put him also on his guard, test he receive the false one as the True. For the mystery of iniquity doth already work. I fear these wars of the nations; I fear the schisms of the Churches; I fear the mutual hatred of the brethren. But enough on this subject; only God forbid that it should be fulfilled in our days; nevertheless, let us be on our guard. And thus much concerning Antichrist.

St. Cyril of Jerusalem, Catechetical Lecture XV