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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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Tuesday of the 27th week after Pentecost

1 Tim 5.11-21 (Epistle)

My son Timothy, refuse the younger widows; for when they have begun to grow wanton against Christ, they desire to marry, having condemnation because they have cast off their first faith. And besides they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house, and not only idle but also gossips and busybodies, saying things which they ought not. Therefore I desire that the younger widows marry, bear children, manage the house, give no opportunity to the adversary to speak reproachfully. For some have already turned aside after Satan. If any believing man or woman has widows, let them relieve them, and do not let the church be burdened, that it may relieve those who are really widows. Let the elders who rule well be counted worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in the word and doctrine. For the Scripture says, “You shall not muzzle an ox while it treads out the grain,” and, “The laborer is worthy of his wages.” Do not receive an accusation against an elder except from two or three witnesses. Those who are sinning rebuke in the presence of all, that the rest also may fear. I charge you before God and the Lord Jesus Christ and the elect angels that you observe these things without prejudice, doing nothing with partiality.

Mark 10.2-12 (Gospel)

At that time, the Pharisees came to Jesus and asked Him, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?” testing Him. And He answered and said to them, “What did Moses command you?” They said, “Moses permitted a man to write a certificate of divorce, and to dismiss her.” And Jesus answered and said to them, “Because of the hardness of your heart he wrote you this precept. But from the beginning of the creation, God ‘made them male and female.’ ’For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, ’and the two shall become one flesh’; so then they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate. In the house His disciples also asked Him again about the same matter. So He said to them, “Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery against her. And if a woman divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery.”

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