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Hieromartyr Basil of Ancyra (363)

Venerable Isaac, founder of the Dalmatian Monastery at Constantinople (4th)

Martyr Drosis the daughter of the Emperor Trajan (104-117)

Martyrs Callinica and Basilissa of Rome

Monk-martyr Euthymios of Prodromou on Mt Athos (1814)

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Wednesday of the Fourth Week of Lent

Prov 12.23-13.9

A prudent man conceals his knowledge,
but fools proclaim their folly.
The hand of the diligent will rule,
while the slothful will be put to forced labor.
Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down,
but a good word makes him glad.
A righteous man turns away from evil,
but the way of the wicked leads them astray.
A slothful man will not catch his prey,
but the diligent man will get precious wealth.
In the path of righteousness is life,
but the way of error leads to death.

A wise son hears his father’s instruction,
but a scoffer does not listen to rebuke.
From the fruit of his mouth a good man eats good,
but the desire of the treacherous is for violence.
He who guards his mouth preserves his life;
he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.
The soul of the sluggard craves, and gets nothing,
while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied.
A righteous man hates falsehood,
but a wicked man acts shamefully and disgracefully.
Righteousness guards him whose way is upright,
but sin overthrows the wicked.
One man pretends to be rich, yet has nothing;
another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth.
The ransom of a man’s life is his wealth,
but a poor man has no means of redemption.
The light of the righteous rejoices,
but the lamp of the wicked will be put out.

Gen 9.18-10.1

The sons of Noah who went forth from the ark were Shem, Ham, and Japheth. Ham was the father of Canaan. These three were the sons of Noah; and from these the whole earth was peopled. Noah was the first tiller of the soil. He planted a vineyard; and he drank of the wine, and became drunk, and lay uncovered in his tent. And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brothers outside. Then Shem and Japheth took a garment, laid it upon both their shoulders, and walked backward and covered the nakedness of their father; their faces were turned away, and they did not see their father’s nakedness. When Noah awoke from his wine and knew what his youngest son had done to him, he said, “Cursed be Canaan; a slave of slaves shall he be to his brothers.” He also said, “Blessed by the LORD my God be Shem; and let Canaan be his slave.” God enlarge Japheth, and let him dwell in the tents of Shem; and let Canaan be his slave.” After the flood Noah lived three hundred and fifty years. All the days of Noah were nine hundred and fifty years; and he died.

These are the generations of the sons of Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth; sons were born to them after the flood.

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