Epistle Reading: Colossians 3:4-11
When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will
appear with Him in glory.
Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth:
fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is
Because of these things the wrath of God is coming upon
the sons of disobedience,
in which you also once walked when you lived in them.
But now you must also put off all these: anger, wrath,
malice, blasphemy, filthy language out of your mouth.
Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old
man with his deeds,
and have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge
according to the image of Him who created him,
where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcised nor
uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave nor free, but Christ is all and
Gospel Reading: Luke 14:16-24
Then He said to him, "A certain man gave a great supper and
"and sent his servant at supper time to say to those who were
invited, 'Come, for all things are now ready.'
"But they all with one accord began to make excuses. The
first said to him, 'I have bought a piece of ground, and I must go and see
it. I ask you to have me excused.'
"And another said, 'I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I am
going to test them. I ask you to have me excused.'
"Still another said, 'I have married a wife, and therefore I
"So that servant came and reported these things to his master.
Then the master of the house, being angry, said to his servant, 'Go out
quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in here the poor
and the maimed and the lame and the blind.'
"And the servant said, 'Master, it is done as you commanded,
and still there is room.'
"Then the master said to the servant, 'Go out into the
highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be
'For I say to you that none of those men who were invited
shall taste my supper.' "
Saints and Feasts
Daniel the Prophet & Ananias, Azarias, & Misail, the Three Holy Youths; Dionysius of Zakynthos