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Holy 362 Martyrs: 62 Clergy and 300 Laymen, who suffered in Africa under the Arian Heretics (477)

Venerable Patapios of Thebes (7th)

Holy Apostles of the 70: Sosthenes, Apollos, Cephas, Tychicos, Epaphrodites, Caesarius and Onysiphoros (1st)

Sophronios, bishop of Cyprus (6th)

Venerable Cyril, abbot of Chelmogorsk (1378)

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Wednesday of the 25th week after Pentecost

2 Thess 2.1-12 (Epistle)

Brethren, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, we ask you, not to be soon shaken in mind or troubled, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as if from us, as though the day of Christ had come. Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God. Do you not remember that when I was still with you I told you these things? And now you know what is restraining, that he may be revealed in his own time. For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way. And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming. The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

Luke 21.5-7, 10-11, 20-24 (Gospel)

At that time, as some spoke of the temple to Jesus, how it was adorned with beautiful stones and donations, He said, These things which you see – the days will come in which not one stone shall be left upon another that shall not be thrown down. So they asked Him, saying, “Teacher, but when will these things be? And what sign will there be when these things are about to take place?” . . . Then He said to them, “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be great earthquakes in various places, and famines and pestilences; and there will be fearful sights and great signs from heaven. . . . But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation is near. Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, let those who are in the midst of her depart, and let not those who are in the country enter her. For these are the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled. But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days! For there will be great distress in the land and wrath upon this people. And they will fall by the edge of the sword, and be led away captive into all nations. And Jerusalem will be trampled by Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.

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