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Prophet Daniel and the Three Holy Youths, Ananias, Azarias, and Misael (c600BC)

Venerable Daniel the Confessor, in Schema Stephen, of Spain and Egypt (10th)

Holy Hierarch Dionysios, archbishop of Aegina and Wonderworker of Zakynthos (1624)

Martyrs Patermouthios, Kopris, and Alexander of Egypt

Athnasius, Nicholas, and Anthony, founders of Vatopedi Monastery

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Monday of the 30th week after Pentecost

Heb 8.7-13 (Epistle)

Brethren, if that first covenant had been faultless, then no place would have been sought for a second. Because finding fault with them, He says: “Behold, the days are coming, says the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah – not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they did not continue in My covenant, and I disregarded them, says the LORD. For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD: I will put My laws in their mind and write them on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. None of them shall teach his neighbor, and none his brother, saying, ‘Know the LORD,’ for all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them. For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more. In that He says, “A new covenant,” He has made the first obsolete. Now what is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to vanish away.

Mark 9.42-10.1 (Gospel)

The Lord said: whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea. If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter into life maimed, rather than having two hands, to go to hell, into the fire that shall never be quenched – where ‘Their worm does not die, And the fire is not quenched.’ And if your foot causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life lame, rather than having two feet, to be cast into hell, into the fire that shall never be quenched – where ‘Their worm does not die, And the fire is not quenched.’ And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye, rather than having two eyes, to be cast into hell fire – where ‘Their worm does not die, And the fire is not quenched.’ For everyone will be seasoned with fire, and every sacrifice will be seasoned with salt. Salt is good, but if the salt loses its flavor, how will you season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace with one another. Then He arose from there and came to the region of Judea by the other side of the Jordan. And multitudes gathered to Him again, and as He was accustomed, He taught them again.

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Thursday, December 13
St Herman, Elder of Alaska
8:00 am Divine Liturgy
6:00 pm 9th Hour/Vespers

Saturday, December 15
5:30 pm Vigil Service

Sunday, December 16
9:00 am Hours & Divine Liturgy

Thursday, December 20
Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ
6:00 pm Royal Hours of the Nativity

Saturday, December 22
Saturday Before Nativity
5:30 pm Vigil Service

Sunday, December 23
Sunday Before Nativity
Ancestors of Christ
9:00 am Hours & Divine Liturgy

Monday, December 24
Eve of the Nativity
9:00 am Vesperal Liturgy of St Basil the Great
4:00 pm Holy Supper and Carol Sing
6:00 pm Festal Vigil

Tuesday, December 25
Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ
9:30 am Hours & Divine Liturgy
Festal Reception and Carolling

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