Feb 4 - Our Venerable Father Isidore of Pelusium, Postfeast of the Presentation

Troparion (8):  The divine image was faithfully preserved in you, O father, for taking up the cross you followed Christ. By your deeds you have taught to see beyond human flesh, which passes, and care for the soul, a thing immortal. And so, O Venerable Isidore, your spirit rejoices with the angels.
Troparion (1): Hail, Mother of God, Virgin full of grace. From you has shown forth the Sun of Justice, Christ our God, shingin upon those who are in darkness. Rejoice also, you just elder, Simeon, for you received in your arms the Redeemer of our souls,Who has giving us resurrection.
Kontakion (6): O Christ our God, through Your birth You santified the Virgin's womb, and blessed, as was proper, the hands of Simeon. Today, You have come to bring us deliverance. Give peace to nations at war and strengthen our civil authorities, for You alone love mankind
Kontakion (2): Divinely armed with purity of spirit, and mightily wielding the lance of unceasing prayers, you over came the powers of demons, O Venerable Isidore, pray without ceasing for us all.

1 Peter 2:23-3:9

For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps.  He committed no sin; no guile was found on his lips.  When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten; but he trusted to him who judges justly.  He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree,g that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.  For you were straying like sheep, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Guardian of your souls.
Likewise you wives, be submissive to your husbands, so that some, though they do not obey the word, may be won without a word by the behavior of their wives,  when they see your reverent and chaste behavior. Let not yours be the outward adorning with braiding of hair, decoration of gold, and wearing of fine clothing,  but let it be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable jewel of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious.  So once the holy women who hoped in God used to adorn themselves and were submissive to their husbands,  as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord. And you are now her children if you do right and let nothing terrify you.
Likewise you husbands, live considerately with your wives, bestowing honor on the woman as the weaker sex, since you are joint heirs of the grace of life, in order that your prayers may not be hindered.
Finally, all of you, have unity of spirit, sympathy, love of the brethren, a tender heart and a humble mind.  Do not return evil for evil or reviling for reviling; but on the contrary bless, for to this you have been called, that you may obtain a blessing.

Mark 12:13-17

 And they sent to him some of the Pharisees and some of the Herodi-ans, to entrap him in his talk.  And they came and said to him, “Teacher, we know that you are true, and care for no man; for you do not regard the position of men, but truly teach the way of God. Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?  Should we pay them, or should we not?” But knowing their hypocrisy, he said to them, “Why put me to the test? Bring me a coin,* and let me look at it.”  And they brought one. And he said to them, “Whose likeness and inscription is this?” They said to him, “Caesar’s.”  Jesus said to them, “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” And they were amazed at him.

St. Isidore, in the Catholic Encyclopedia