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Tuesday 21st September 2021

Leavetaking of the Exaltation of the Precious and Lifegiving Cross

Today we commemorate:
Righteous Prophet Jonah. Apostle Quadratus the Apologist (c.130). St. Jonah the presbyter (9th C), father of SS Theophanes the Hymnographer and Theodore Graptus. SS Isaacius and Meletius, bishops of Cyprus. St. Jonah the Sabbaite (9th C). Uncovering of the relics (1752) of St. Demetrius, metropolitan of Rostov (1709).
British Isles and Ireland:
St. Mabyn, missionary in Cornwall (5th C).

Today's Readings:
2 Corinthians 12:20-13:2; Luke 3:23-4:1

Readings in bold type are those appointed by the Typikon for use at the Liturgy

2 Corinthians 12:20-13:2
I am afraid that when I arrive I might find you not as I would wish – and that I myself might be found by you not as you would wish – should there be, perhaps, quarrelling, jealousy, anger, intrigue, backbiting, insinuation, pomposity, disorder; that when I come again my God might humiliate me in front of you; and that I might grieve over many who have sinned earlier and not repented of the impurity and sexual immorality and debauchery which they have committed. This is the third time I am to visit you. ‘From the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established.’ I have said before – yes, I did say it before when I was present the second time – and now that I am absent I am writing to those who have sinned previously, and to all the rest, that if I come again I will not spare you.

Luke 3:23-4:1
When Jesus himself was beginning his ministry he was about thirty years old. He was – as it was supposed – a son of Joseph, the son of Heli, the son of Matthan, the son of Levi, the son of Melchi, the son of Joannas, the son of Joseph, the son of Mattathias, the son of Amos, the son of Nahum, the son of Esli, the son of Nagge, the son of Maath, the son of Mattathias, the son of Semei, the son of Joseph, the son of Judah, the son of Joannas, the son of Rhesa, the son of Zorobabel, the son of Salathiel, the son of Neri, the son of Melchi, the son of Addi, the son of Kosam, the son of Elmodam, the son of Er, the son of Joses, the son of Eliezer, the son of Jorim, the son of Matthat, the son of Levi, the son of Simeon, the son of Judah, the son of Joseph, the son of Jonan, the son of Eliakim, the son of Meleas, the son of Mainan, the son of Mattatha, the son of Nathan, the son of David, the son of Jesse, the son of Obed, the son of Boaz, the son of Salmon, the son of Naasson, the son of Aminadab, the son of Aram, the son of Joram, the son of Esrom, the son of Phares, the son of Judah, the son of Jacob, the son of Isaac, the son of Abraham, the son of Terah, the son of Nachor, the son of Saruch, the son of Ragau, the son of Phalek, the son of Eber, the son of Sala, the son of Cainan, the son of Arphaxad, the son of Shem, the son of Noah, the son of Lamech, the son of Methuselah, the son of Enoch, the son of Jared, the son of Mahaleleel, the son of Cainan, the son of Enos, the son of Seth, the son of Adam, the son of God. Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the desert.