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Genesis & the Weekday θεοτοκια


Genesis

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2:7

"then the Lord God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being."

Monday, 7

"Hail to Bethlehem, the city of the prophets, in which was born Christ the second Adam in order to bring Adam the first man, who was made of dust, back to Paradise.”

2:7-8

"then the Lord God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being. And the Lord God planted a garden in Eden, in the east; and there he put the man whom he had formed."

Wednesday, 5​

“Hail to the rational paradise of Christ, who became the second Adam, for the sake of Adam the first man.”

2:19-20

"So out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to the man to see what he would call them; and whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name. The man gave names to all cattle, and to the birds of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for the man there was not found a helper fit for him."

Tuesday, 4

"…He remained God as He is and became a perfect man so as to abolish the iniquity of Adam, and that He may save those who perished, and to make him a citizen of heaven and restore his leadership, according to His great mercy."​

2:21-24

"So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh; and the rib which the Lord God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man. Then the man said, ‘This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.’ Therefore a man leaves his father and his mother and cleaves to his wife, and they become one flesh."

Thursday, 6

"O what a great wonder! He took a rib from Adam’s side and created a woman from it."

3:1-24

"Now the serpent was more subtle than any other wild creature that the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, ‘Did God say, ‘You shall not eat of any tree of the garden’?’ And the woman said to the serpent, ‘We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden; but God said, ‘You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.’’ But the serpent said to the woman, ‘You will not die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.’ So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate; and she also gave some to her husband, and he ate. Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves aprons. And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden. But the Lord God called to the man, and said to him, ‘Where are you?’ And he said, ‘I heard the sound of thee in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.’ He said, ‘Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten of the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?’ The man said, ‘The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me fruit of the tree, and I ate.’ Then the Lord God said to the woman, ‘What is this that you have done?’ The woman said, ‘The serpent beguiled me, and I ate.’ The Lord God said to the serpent, ‘Because you have done this, cursed are you above all cattle, and above all wild animals; upon your belly you shall go, and dust you shall eat all the days of your life. I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.’ To the woman he said, ‘I will greatly multiply your pain in childbearing; in pain you shall bring forth children, yet your desire shall be for your husband, and he shall rule over you.’ And to Adam he said, ‘Because you have listened to the voice of your wife, and have eaten of the tree of which I commanded you, ‘You shall not eat of it,’ cursed is the ground because of you; in toil you shall eat of it all the days of your life; thorns and thistles it shall bring forth to you; and you shall eat the plants of the field. In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread till you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; you are dust, and to dust you shall return.’ The man called his wife’s name Eve, because she was the mother of all living. And the Lord God made for Adam and for his wife garments of skins, and clothed them. Then the Lord God said, ‘Behold, the man has become like one of us, knowing good and evil; and now, lest he put forth his hand and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever’— therefore the Lord God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from which he was taken. He drove out the man; and at the east of the garden of Eden he placed the cherubim, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to guard the way to the tree of life."

Monday, 1

"While Adam was sad, God was pleased to bring him back to his authority."


Monday, 2

"Eve who was tempted by the serpent was condemned by the Lord."


Monday, 8

"...He has torn the verdict of slavery pronounced on Adam and Eve and He freed them..."


Monday, 9

"...O true Light that shines upon every man that comes into the world, You have come into the world through Your love for man, and all the creation rejoiced at Your coming. You have saved Adam from the seduction, and delivered Eve from the pangs of death."


Tuesday, 4

"...He remained God as He is and became a perfect man so as to abolish the iniquity of Adam, and that He may save those who perished, and to make him a citizen of heaven and restore his leadership, according to His great mercy."


Thursday, 2

"The pride of all virgins is Mary the Mother of God. For her sake, He has revoked the first curse which was pronounced upon our race through the violation incurred by the first woman when she ate from the fruit of the tree."


Thursday, 3

"He became the source of immortality; she gave birth to Emmanuel without the seed of man, to revoke the corruption of our race…"

3:16

"To the woman he said, ‘I will greatly multiply your pain in childbearing; in pain you shall bring forth children, yet your desire shall be for your husband, and he shall rule over you."

Monday, 2

"For in abundance, I will greatly multiply your sorrows and your sighs."


Thursday, 3

"O the depth of the riches and wisdom of God, for the womb under punishment bore children with deep pain."

3:19

"[v.17: And to Adam he said…] In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread till you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; you are dust, and to dust you shall return."

Monday, 7

"And to absolve the decree of death, saying: ‘Adam you are from dust, and to dust you shall return.’"

3:22-24

"Then the Lord God said, ‘Behold, the man has become like one of us, knowing good and evil; and now, lest he put forth his hand and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever’—therefore the Lord God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from which he was taken. He drove out the man; and at the east of the garden of Eden he placed the cherubim, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to guard the way to the tree of life."

​Thursday, 2

"Because of Eve the door of Paradise was closed, and through the Virgin Mary it was opened to us once more. We have become worthy to have the tree of life to eat from, which is the Body of God, and His true Blood."


Friday, 5

"Through His Cross and His holy Resurrection, He restored man once again to the Paradise."

28:10-22

"Jacob left Beer-sheba, and went toward Haran. And he came to a certain place, and stayed there that night, because the sun had set. Taking one of the stones of the place, he put it under his head and lay down in that place to sleep. And he dreamed that there was a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven; and behold, the angels of God were ascending and descending on it! And behold, the Lord stood above it and said, ‘I am the Lord, the God of Abraham your father and the God of Isaac; the land on which you lie I will give to you and to your descendants; and your descendants shall be like the dust of the earth, and you shall spread abroad to the west and to the east and to the north and to the south; and by you and your descendants shall all the families of the earth bless themselves. Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done that of which I have spoken to you.’ Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, ‘Surely the Lord is in this place; and I did not know it.’ And he was afraid, and said, ‘How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.’ So Jacob rose early in the morning, and he took the stone which he had put under his head and set it up for a pillar and poured oil on the top of it. He called the name of that place Bethel; but the name of the city was Luz at the first. Then Jacob made a vow, saying, ‘If God will be with me, and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat and clothing to wear, so that I come again to my father’s house in peace, then the Lord shall be my God, and this stone, which I have set up for a pillar, shall be God’s house; and of all that thou givest me I will give the tenth to thee.’"

Tuesday, 2

"Great is the glory of your virginity, O Virgin Mary, the perfect one. You have found grace, and the Lord is with you. You are the ladder which Jacob saw set firmly on the earth, reaching to heaven where the angels come down upon it…"


Friday, 8

"You were likened to the ladder which Jacob saw rising up to heaven, with the awesome God standing above it…"


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