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THE SEVENTH MONTH
MEGABIT 21
(March 30)

IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER AND THE SON AND THE HOLY SPIRIT, 
ONE GOD.  AMEN.

On this day our Lord Jesus Christ came with His disciples to Bethany, where was Lazarus, whom He raised from the dead; he was one of those who sat at meat with him.  And Martha his sister ministered unto those who were with Him, and Mary the other sister began to anoint out Lord’s feet with scented unguent, and to wipe them with her hair.  And our Lord praised her, and He knew it was for His death which was nigh.  And he said, “She hath anointed them for the day of my burial.”  And He also said, “The poor ye have with you always, but I am not always with you” (Matthew xxvi, II).  He made known by this that His Crucifixion and Death were nigh.

And on this day also is the commemoration of our holy Lady, the two-fold Virgin, Mary.

And on this day also the high priests took counsel together that they might kill Lazarus, because very many people, by reason of the great miracle of his resurrection, believed on our Lord Jesus Christ.

And on this day also is commemorated Lamech, the son of Methuselah, on the fifth day. And he lived 138 years and begat Noah; and all the days of Lamech were 753 years.

And on this day also are commemorated the holy martyrs Theodore and Timothy.

Glory be to God Who is glorified in His Saints.  Amen.