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Venerable Gerasimos the New, Ascetic of Cephalonia (1579)

Venerable Matrona of Chios (1462)

Greatmartyr Artemius of Antioch (362)

Righteous Child Artemius of Verkolsk (1545)

Martyrs Eboras and Eunous of Persia

Martyr Zebinas of Palestine

New Hieromartyr Herman, bishop of Alatyr and those with him (1937)

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18th Sunday after Pentecost

2 Cor 9.6-11 (Epistle)

Brethren, he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work. As it is written: “He has dispersed abroad, He has given to the poor; His righteousness endures forever.” Now may He who supplies seed to the sower, and bread for food, supply and multiply the seed you have sown and increase the fruits of your righteousness, while you are enriched in everything for all liberality, which causes thanksgiving through us to God.

Luke 16.19-31 (Gospel)

The Lord said this parable: There was a certain rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and fared sumptuously every day. But there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, full of sores, who was laid at his gate, desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table. Moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. So it was that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s bosom. The rich man also died and was buried. And being in torments in Hades, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. Then he cried and said, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.’ But Abraham said, ‘Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things; but now he is comforted and you are tormented. ’And besides all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed, so that those who want to pass from here to you cannot, nor can those from there pass to us.’ Then he said, ‘I beg you therefore, father, that you would send him to my father’s house, ’for I have five brothers, that he may testify to them, lest they also come to this place of torment.’ Abraham said to him, ‘They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.’ And he said, ‘No, father Abraham; but if one goes to them from the dead, they will repent.’ But he said to him, ‘If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded though one rise from the dead.’

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Thursday, October 17
6:00 pm 9th Hour/Vespers

Saturday, October 19
Memorial Soul Saturday
9:00 am Divine Liturgy/Panikhida
5:30 pm Vigil Service

Sunday, October 20
9:00 am Hours & Divine Liturgy

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

Saturday, October 26
Holy GM Demetrios, Myroblyte of Thessalonica
9:00 am Divine Liturgy
5:30 pm Vigil Service

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

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.
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