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John the Merciful, Patriarch of Alexandria

November 12

Saints, Feasts, and Readings for 11/12/2021

Saints and Feasts: John the Merciful, Patriarch of Alexandria; Nilus the Ascetic of Sinai; Martin, Bishop of Tours; Leondos Styppi, Patriarch of Constantinople

Fast Day (Wine and Oil Allowed)

Epistle Reading: II Corinthians 9:6-11
Brethren, he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must do as he has made up his mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that you may always have enough of everything and may provide in abundance for every good work. As it is written, “He scatters abroad, he gives to the poor; his righteousness endures for ever.” He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your resources and increase the harvest of your righteousness. You will be enriched in every way for great generosity, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God.

Gospel Reading: Matthew 5:14-19
The Lord said to his disciples, “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hid. Nor do men light a lamp and put it under a bushel, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. Think not that I have come to abolish the law and the prophets; I have come not to abolish them but to fulfill them. For truly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the law until all is accomplished. Whoever then relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but he who does them and teaches them shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.”

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Date:
November 12

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)