St Athanasios the Great, patriarch of Alexandria (373)
Holy Martyrs Hesperos, his wife Zoe, and their children Kyriakos and Theodoulos of Pamphylia (2nd)
Transfer of the Relics of the Holy Passion-bearers Boris (1072) and Gleb (1115), in Holy Baptism Roman and David
St Boris (in Holy Baptism Michael), Equal to the Apostles, Prince and Baptizer of Bulgaria (c908)
May 2, 2012
Wednesday of the 3rd week after Pascha
John 6.35-39Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; he who comes to me shall not hunger, and he who believes in me shall never thirst. But I said to you that you have seen me and yet do not believe. All that the Father gives me will come to me; and him who comes to me I will not cast out. For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will, but the will of him who sent me; and this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me, but raise it up at the last day.
Acts 8.18-25Now when Simon saw that the Spirit was given through the laying on of the apostles’ hands, he offered them money, saying, “Give me also this power, that any one on whom I lay my hands may receive the Holy Spirit.” But Peter said to him, “Your silver perish with you, because you thought you could obtain the gift of God with money! You have neither part nor lot in this matter, for your heart is not right before God. Repent therefore of this wickedness of yours, and pray to the Lord that, if possible, the intent of your heart may be forgiven you. For I see that you are in the gall of bitterness and in the bond of iniquity.” And Simon answered, “Pray for me to the Lord, that nothing of what you have said may come upon me.” Now when they had testified and spoken the word of the Lord, they returned to Jerusalem, preaching the gospel to many villages of the Samaritans.
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