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20,000 Martyrs burned in Nicomedia

December 28

Saints, Feasts, and Readings for 12/28/2021

Saints and Feasts: 20,000 Martyrs burned in Nicomedia; Holy Martyr Glycerus; Simon the Myrrhbearer, Founder of Simonopetra, Monastery of Mount Athos; Afterfeast of the Nativity

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Epistle Reading: II Timothy 3:16-17;4:1-4
Timothy, my son, all scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.

I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: preach the word, be urgent in season and out of season, convince, rebuke, and exhort, be unfailing in patience and in teaching. For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own likings, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander into myths.

Gospel Reading: Luke 14:25-35
At that time, great multitudes accompanied Jesus; and he turned and said to them, “If any one comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple. Whoever does not bear his own cross and come after me, cannot be my disciple. For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it? Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation, and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, saying, ‘This man began to build, and was not able to finish.’ Or what king, going to encounter another king in war, will not sit down first and take counsel whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand? And if not, while the other is yet a great way off, he sends an embassy and asks terms of peace. So therefore, whoever of you does not renounce all that he has cannot be my disciple. Salt is good; but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltness be restored? It is fit neither for the land nor for the dunghill; men throw it away. He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”

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December 28

Fasting Legend

strict fast  Strict Fast: Refrain from meat, fish, oil, wine, dairy, and eggs. (Red)
wine and oil Wine & Oil:Wine and oil are allowed. Refrain from meat, fish, dairy, and eggs. (Purple)
fish Fish, oil and wine are allowed: Refrain from    meat, dairy and eggs. (Blue)
dairy Dairy Allowed: Dairy, eggs, fish, oil and wine are allowed. Refrain from meat. (Orange)
No Symbol Fast Free: All Foods Allowed(Yellow)