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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

No one on this earth can avoid affliction; and although the afflictions which the Lord sends are not great men imagine them beyond their strength and are crushed by them. This is because they will not humble their souls and commit themselves to the will of God. But the Lord Himself guides with His grace those who are given over to God's will, and they bear all things with fortitude for the sake of God Whom they have so loved and with Whom they are glorified for ever. It is impossible to escape tribulation in this world but the man who is giver over to the will of God bears tribulation easily, seeing it but putting his trust in the Lord, and so his tribulations pass.

Archimandrite Sophrony