Monday, November 15, 2021
St. Andrew of Melitene, Roman officer, and his companion soldiers,
St. Callinicus of Cilcia, martyr,
St. Diometes of Tarsus, martyr
II Corinthians 10:3-6
 Hear, my son, and accept my words,
that the years of your life may be many.
 I have taught you the way of wisdom;
I have led you in the paths of uprightness.
 When you walk, your step will not be hampered;
and if you run, you will not stumble.
 Keep hold of instruction, do not let go;
guard her, for she is your life.
 Do not enter the path of the wicked,
and do not walk in the way of evil men.
 Avoid it; do not go on it;
turn away from it and pass on.
 For they cannot sleep unless they have done wrong;
they are robbed of sleep unless they have made some one stumble.
 For they eat the bread of wickedness
and drink the wine of violence.
 But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn,
which shines brighter and brighter until full day.
 The way of the wicked is like deep darkness;
they do not know over what they stumble.
 My son, be attentive to my words;
incline your ear to my sayings.
 Let them not escape from your sight;
keep them within your heart.
 For they are life to him who finds them,
and healing to all his flesh.
 Keep your heart with all vigilance;
for from it flow the springs of life.
 Put away from you crooked speech,
and put devious talk far from you.
 Let your eyes look directly forward,
and your gaze be straight before you.
 Take heed to the path of your feet,
then all your ways will be sure.
 Do not swerve to the right or to the left;
turn your foot away from evil.
 Thus says the LORD,
your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel:
“I am the LORD your God,
who teaches you to profit,
who leads you in the way you should go.
 O that you had hearkened to my commandments!
Then your peace would have been like a river,
and your righteousness like the waves of the sea;
 your offspring would have been like the sand,
and your descendants like its grains;
their name would never be cut off
or destroyed from before me.”
 Go forth from Babylon, flee from Chalde’a,
declare this with a shout of joy, proclaim it,
send it forth to the end of the earth;
say, “The LORD has redeemed his servant Jacob!”
 They thirsted not when he led them through the deserts;
he made water flow for them from the rock;
he cleft the rock and the water gushed out.
II Corinthians 10:3-6
 For though we live in the world we are not carrying on a worldly war,
 for the weapons of our warfare are not worldly but have divine power to destroy strongholds.
 We destroy arguments and every proud obstacle to the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ,
 being ready to punish every disobedience, when your obedience is complete.
 He who loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and he who loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me;
 and he who does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me.
 He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for my sake will find it.
 “He who receives you receives me, and he who receives me receives him who sent me.
 He who receives a prophet because he is a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward, and he who receives a righteous man because he is a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward.
 And whoever gives to one of these little ones even a cup of cold water because he is a disciple, truly, I say to you, he shall not lose his reward.”
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