Orthodox Cathedral of the Holy Virgin Protection: Scripture Readings
2nd Street Cathedral
59 East Second Street
(Between First & Second Avenue)
New York, NY 10003
212-677-4664 info@nycathedral.org

We are currently experiencing technical difficulties with our email program. We beg your patience!

Daily Scripture Readings arrow

June 9, 2017 arrow

St Cyril, archbishop of Alexandria (444)

St Columba of Iona, the Enlightener of Scotland

Venerable Cyril the abbot of White Lake (1427)

Venerable Alexander the abbot of Kushta, Vologda (1439)

Holy Women Martyrs Thekla, Martha and Mary in Persia (346)

rss RSS feed Subscribe via email

Friday: Afterfeast of Pentecost

Matt 5.33-41

Again you have heard that it was said to the men of old, ‘You shall not swear falsely, but shall perform to the Lord what you have sworn.’ But I say to you, Do not swear at all, either by heaven, for it is the throne of God, or by the earth, for it is his footstool, or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King. And do not swear by your head, for you cannot make one hair white or black. Let what you say be simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything more than this comes from evil. You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I say to you, Do not resist one who is evil. But if any one strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also; and if any one would sue you and take your coat, let him have your cloak as well; and if any one forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles.

Rom 2.14-29

When Gentiles who have not the law do by nature what the law requires, they are a law to themselves, even though they do not have the law. They show that what the law requires is written on their hearts, while their conscience also bears witness and their conflicting thoughts accuse or perhaps excuse them on that day when, according to my gospel, God judges the secrets of men by Christ Jesus. But if you call yourself a Jew and rely upon the law and boast of your relation to God and know his will and approve what is excellent, because you are instructed in the law, and if you are sure that you are a guide to the blind, a light to those who are in darkness, a corrector of the foolish, a teacher of children, having in the law the embodiment of knowledge and truth – you then who teach others, will you not teach yourself? While you preach against stealing, do you steal? You who say that one must not commit adultery, do you commit adultery? You who abhor idols, do you rob temples? You who boast in the law, do you dishonor God by breaking the law? For, as it is written, “The name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you.” Circumcision indeed is of value if you obey the law; but if you break the law, your circumcision becomes uncircumcision. So, if a man who is uncircumcised keeps the precepts of the law, will not his uncircumcision be regarded as circumcision? Then those who are physically uncircumcised but keep the law will condemn you who have the written code and circumcision but break the law. For he is not a real Jew who is one outwardly, nor is true circumcision something external and physical. He is a Jew who is one inwardly, and real circumcision is a matter of the heart, spiritual and not literal. His praise is not from men but from God.

← Previous Day                               Next Day →

Subscribe arrow

We are currently experiencing technical difficulties with our email program. We beg your patience!

Would you like to receive a daily email with the scripture readings? To subscribe, enter your address below and click the “subscribe” button.

 

Click to learn how to put our readings on your own site!

News arrow

Galleries arrow

Upcoming Services arrow

Thursday, August 24
6:00 pm 9th Hour/Vespers

Saturday, August 26
5:30 pm Vigil Service

Sunday, August 27
9:00 am Hours & Divine Liturgy

Thursday, August 31
6:00 pm 9th Hour/Vespers

Friday, September 1
Church New Year
8:00 am Divine Liturgy

Saturday, September 2
5:30 pm Vigil Service

Sunday, September 3
9:00 am Hours & Divine Liturgy

Thursday, September 7
6:00 pm Festal Vigil

The Cathedral is open one hour before service times. *Confessions are heard after divine services on Thursday and Saturday evenings, and until 9:20am on Sundays. *Memorial Prayers (panikhida) for the departed are offered on Saturdays at 5:15pm upon request made in advance.
Contact: info@nycathedral.org

Click for full schedule.

Home   |   Calendar   |   Readings   |   Feasts   |   Links   |   Resources   |   Contact   |   Marriage & Baptism   |   About Us   |   Orthodoxy   |   Gallery   |   News
News Calendar Photo Galleries About Us Resources
Close
Close
button