Interesting Epistle & Gospel for this auspicious day

The Epistle and Gospel appointed for Liturgies January 20 in the Orthodox Church are interesting:

These two passages — one on partiality (particularly toward the wealthy to the disadvantage of the poor), the other on “how hard it is for those who trust in riches to enter the kingdom of God”— were appointed long, long ago, not sometime after November 8.

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Some succinct standing advice on recurring themes.