Tuesday, July 20, 2021
St. Bishop Athenogenes and his ten disciples and five martyrs
I Peter 5:1-7
 Does not wisdom call,
does not understanding raise her voice?
 On the heights beside the way,
in the paths she takes her stand;
 beside the gates in front of the town,
at the entrance of the portals she cries aloud:
 “To you, O men, I call,
and my cry is to the sons of men.
 My covenant with him was a covenant of life and peace, and I gave them to him, that he might fear; and he feared me, he stood in awe of my name.
 True instruction was in his mouth, and no wrong was found on his lips. He walked with me in peace and uprightness, and he turned many from iniquity.
 For the lips of a priest should guard knowledge, and men should seek instruction from his mouth, for he is the messenger of the LORD of hosts.
I Peter 5:1-7
 So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ as well as a partaker in the glory that is to be revealed.
 Tend the flock of God that is your charge, not by constraint but willingly, not for shameful gain but eagerly,
 not as domineering over those in your charge but being examples to the flock.
 And when the chief Shepherd is manifested you will obtain the unfading crown of glory.
 Likewise you that are younger be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”
 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that in due time he may exalt you.
 Cast all your anxieties on him, for he cares about you.
 I have said this to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”
 When Jesus had spoken these words, he lifted up his eyes to heaven and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify thy Son that the Son may glorify thee,
 since thou hast given him power over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom thou hast given him.
 And this is eternal life, that they know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom thou hast sent.
 I glorified thee on earth, having accomplished the work which thou gavest me to do;
 and now, Father, glorify thou me in thy own presence with the glory which I had with thee before the world was made.
 “I have manifested thy name to the men whom thou gavest me out of the world; thine they were, and thou gavest them to me, and they have kept thy word.
 Now they know that everything that thou hast given me is from thee;
 for I have given them the words which thou gavest me, and they have received them and know in truth that I came from thee; and they have believed that thou didst send me.
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