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Venerable Anthony of Optina (1865)

St Theodora of Sihla (Romania)

Martyr Dometios of Persia and his two disciples (363)

Finding of Relics of St Mitrophan, bishop of Voronezh (1832)

Hieromartyr Narcissus, patriarch of Jerusalem

Venerable Horus, hermit of Thebaid

Martyrs Marinos the Soldier and Asterios the Senator at Caesarea

Venerable Mercurius of the Kiev Caves, bishop of Smolensk

Venerable Dometios of Philotheou

Venerable Pimen the much-suffering, of the Kiev Caves

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Tuesday of the 11th week after Pentecost

2 Cor 2.14-3.3 (Epistle)

Brethren, thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place. For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing. To the one we are the aroma of death leading to death, and to the other the aroma of life leading to life. And who is sufficient for these things? For we are not, as so many, peddling the word of God; but as of sincerity, but as from God, we speak in the sight of God in Christ. Do we begin again to commend ourselves? Or do we need, as some others, epistles of commendation to you or letters of commendation from you? You are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read by all men; clearly you are an epistle of Christ, ministered by us, written not with ink but by the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of flesh, that is, of the heart.

Matt 23.23-28 (Gospel)

The Lord said to the Jews that came to Him,Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faith. These you ought to have done, without leaving the others undone. Blind guides, who strain out a gnat and swallow a camel! Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you cleanse the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of extortion and self-indulgence. Blind Pharisee, first cleanse the inside of the cup and dish, that the outside of them may be clean also. Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs which indeed appear beautiful outwardly, but inside are full of dead men’s bones and all uncleanness. Even so you also outwardly appear righteous to men, but inside you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.

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Tuesday, November 20
6:00 pm Festal Vigil

Wednesday, November 21
Entry of the Theotokos into the Temple
8:00 am Divine Liturgy

Thursday, November 22
Thanksgiving Day
No Vespers today

Saturday, November 24

5:30 pm Great Vespers

Sunday, November 25
9:00 am Hours & Divine Liturgy

Thursday, November 29
6:00 pm 9th Hour/Vespers

Saturday, December 1
5:30 pm Vigil Service

Sunday, December 2
9:00 am Hours & Divine Liturgy

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