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Venerable James the Confessor, bishop of Catania (8th-9th)

Holy Hierarch Cyrill, bishop of Catania (1st-2nd)

Holy Hierarch Thomas, patriarch of Constantinople (610)

Venerable Serapion, bishop of Thmuis

Lupicinus, desert-dweller of Gaul

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Wednesday of the Fifth Week of Lent

Gen 17.1-9 (Vespers)

When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to Abram and said to him, “I am Almighty God; walk before Me and be blameless. “And I will make My covenant between Me and you, and will multiply you exceedingly.” Then Abram fell on his face, and God talked with him, saying: “As for Me, behold, My covenant is with you, and you shall be a father of many nations. “No longer shall your name be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham; for I have made you a father of many nations. “I will make you exceedingly fruitful; and I will make nations of you, and kings shall come from you. “And I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you in their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and your descendants after you. “Also I give to you and your descendants after you the land in which you are a stranger, all the land of Canaan, as an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.” And God said to Abraham: “As for you, you shall keep My covenant, you and your descendants after you throughout their generations.”

Prov 15.20-16.9 (Vespers)

A wise son makes a father glad, But a foolish man despises his mother. Folly is joy to him who is destitute of discernment, But a man of understanding walks uprightly. Without counsel, plans go awry, But in the multitude of counselors they are established. A man has joy by the answer of his mouth, And a word spoken in due season, how good it is! The way of life winds upward for the wise, That he may turn away from hell below. The Lord will destroy the house of the proud, But He will establish the boundary of the widow. The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the Lord, But the words of the pure are pleasant. He who is greedy for gain troubles his own house, But he who hates bribes will live. The heart of the righteous studies how to answer, But the mouth of the wicked pours forth evil. The Lord is far from the wicked, But He hears the prayer of the righteous. The light of the eyes rejoices the heart, And a good report makes the bones healthy. The ear that hears the rebukes of life Will abide among the wise. He who disdains instruction despises his own soul, But he who heeds rebuke gets understanding. The fear of the Lord is the instruction of wisdom, And before honor is humility. The preparations of the heart belong to man, But the answer of the tongue is from the Lord. All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, But the Lord weighs the spirits. Commit your works to the Lord, And your thoughts will be established. The Lord has made all for Himself, Even the wicked for the day of evil. Everyone proud in heart is an abomination to the Lord; Though they join forces, none will go unpunished. The beginning of a good way is to do righteous things, And this is more acceptable to God than to offer sacrifices. He who seeks the Lord will find knowledge with righteousness, And those who seek Him rightly will find peace. All the works of the Lord are with righteousness, But the ungodly man is kept for an evil day.

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