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Martyr Boniface at Tarsus in Cilicia and the Righteous Aglaida of Rome (290)

Martyr Polyeuctus of Caesarea in Cappadocia and Timothy

Martyrs Elias, Probos and Ares in Cilicia (308)

St Boniface the Merciful, bishop of Ferentino (6th)

St Gregory, archbishop of Zafar (c552)

Venerable Ilya of Murom, Wonderworker of the Kiev Caves (c1188)

Martyr Tryphon the Presbyter

George the Scribe and Sabbas of Khakhuli

Righteous Susanna the Chaste

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Wednesday of the 30th week after Pentecost

Heb 10.1-18 (Epistle)

Brethren, the law, having a shadow of the good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with these same sacrifices, which they offer continually year by year, make those who approach perfect. For then would they not have ceased to be offered? For the worshipers, once purified, would have had no more consciousness of sins. But in those sacrifices there is a reminder of sins every year. For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and goats could take away sins. Therefore, when He came into the world, He said: “Sacrifice and offering You did not desire, But a body You have prepared for Me. In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin You had no pleasure. Then I said, ‘Behold, I have come – In the volume of the book it is written of Me – To do Your will, O God.’ “ Previously saying, “Sacrifice and offering, burnt offerings, and offerings for sin You did not desire, nor had pleasure in them” (which are offered according to the law), then He said, “Behold, I have come to do Your will, O God.” He takes away the first that He may establish the second. By that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. And every priest stands ministering daily and offering repeatedly the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. But this Man, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God, from that time waiting till His enemies are made His footstool. For by one offering He has perfected forever those who are being sanctified. But the Holy Spirit also witnesses to us; for after He had said before, This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the LORD: I will put My laws into their hearts, and in their minds I will write them, then He adds, “Their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.” Now where there is remission of these, there is no longer an offering for sin.

Mark 10.11-16 (Gospel)

The Lord said: “Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery against her. And if a woman divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery. Then they brought little children to Him, that He might touch them; but the disciples rebuked those who brought them. But when Jesus saw it, He was greatly displeased and said to them, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God. Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it. And He took them up in His arms, laid His hands on them, and blessed them.

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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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