November 11 2014


The Letter of Saint Paul to Titus    2: 1-8, 11-14

2:1 But you are to speak the things that befit sound doctrine.
2:2 Old men should be sober, chaste, prudent, sound in faith, in love, in patience.
2:3 Old women, similarly, should be in holy attire, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teaching well,
2:4 so that they may teach prudence to the young women, so that they may love their husbands, love their children,
2:5 be sensible, chaste, restrained, have concern for the household, be kind, be subordinate to their husbands: so that the Word of God may be not blasphemed.
2:6 Exhort young men similarly, so that they may show self-restraint.
2:7 In all things, present yourself as an example of good works: in doctrine, with integrity, with seriousness,
2:8 with sound words, irreproachably, so that he who is an opponent may dread that he has nothing evil to say about us.
2:11 For the grace of God our Savior has appeared to all men,
2:12 instructing us to reject impiety and worldly desires, so that we may live soberly and justly and piously in this age,
2:13 looking forward to the blessed hope and the advent of the glory of the great God and of our Savior Jesus Christ.
2:14 He gave himself for our sake, so that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and might cleanse for himself an acceptable people, pursuers of good works.


The Holy Gospel According to Luke   17: 7-10

17:7 But which of you, having a servant plowing or feeding cattle, would say to him, as he was returning from the field, ‘Come in immediately; sit down to eat,’
17:8 and would not say to him: ‘Prepare my dinner; gird yourself and minister to me, while I eat and drink; and after these things, you shall eat and drink?’
17:9 Would he be grateful to that servant, for doing what he commanded him to do?
17:10 I think not. So too, when you have done all these things that have been taught to you, you should say: ‘We are useless servants. We have done what we should have done.’ ”


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