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Saints and Feasts of November 18

Monday, November 18, 2019

The House of Saint Nektarios on the Island of Chios

House of St. Nektarios in Lithi

Lithi is located at the side of the mountain Erikani, about 120m above sea level, 23km west of Chios town, with panoramic views of the Aegean Sea. The population is probably no more than 500 people. It is one of the 22 villages on the island of Chios that cultivate the unique mastic tree that produces the masticha.

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Synaxis of All Saints of Kastoria


On the third Sunday of November, the Metropolis of Kastoria celebrates the Synaxis of All Saints of Kastoria. On this day, in the Church of Saint Nikanoros, portions of the sacred relics of these Saints are displayed for veneration by the faithful.

Among the Saints celebrated this day who had some association with Kastoria - whether they were born there, served there, taught there or died there - are the following:

Sermon on the Parable of the Rich Fool (St. Cyril of Alexandria)


By St. Cyril of Alexandria

Commentary on the Gospel of Luke

Sermon 89

Luke 12:13-21

And one of the multitude said unto Him, "Teacher, bid my brother divide with me the inheritance." But He said unto him, "Man, who made Me a judge or a divider over you?" And He said unto them, "Take heed, and keep yourselves from all greediness: for a man's life is not from his possessions by reason of his having a superfluity." And He spoke a parable unto them, saying, "The land of a certain rich man brought forth unto him plentifully. And he thought within himself, saying, 'What shall I do, because I have not where to gather my fruits?' And he said, 'This will I do: I will pull down my storehouses, and build greater: and there will I gather all my crops and my goods. And I will say to myself, Self, you have many goods laid up for many years; take your ease, eat, drink, enjoy thyself.' But God said unto him, 'You fool, this night they demand of you your soul. But whose shall those things be which you have provided?' So is he that lays up treasures for himself, and is not rich toward God."

Ninth Sunday of Luke: Gospel Reading


Ninth Sunday of Luke

Gospel According to Luke 12:16-21

Parable of the Rich Fool

English

The Lord said this parable: "The land of a rich man brought forth plentifully; and he thought to himself, 'What shall I do, for I have nowhere to store my crops?' And he said, 'I will do this: I will pull down my barns, and build larger ones; and there I will store all my grain and my goods. And I will say to my soul, 'Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; take your ease, eat, drink, be merry.' But God said to him, 'Fool! This night your soul is required of you; and the things you have prepared, whose will they be?' So is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God." As he said these things, he cried out: "He who has ears to hear, let him hear."

Twenty-Second Sunday After Pentecost: Epistle Reading


Twenty-Second Sunday of Pentecost

St. Paul's Letter to the Galatians 6:11-18

English

Brethren, see with what large letters I am writing to you with my own hand. It is those who want to make a good showing in the flesh that would compel you to be circumcised, and only in order that they may not be persecuted for the cross of Christ. For even those who receive circumcision do not themselves keep the law, but they desire to have you circumcised that they may glory in your flesh. But far be it from me to glory except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. For neither circumcision counts for anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation. Peace and mercy be upon all who walk by this rule, upon the Israel of God. Henceforth let no man trouble me; for I bear on my body the marks of Jesus. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brethren. Amen.

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