The Diocesan Apostolate For Vocations and Clergy Care

For the priestly office is indeed discharged on earth, but it ranks amongst heavenly ordinances; and very naturally so: for neither man, nor angel, nor archangel, nor any     other created power, but the Paraclete Himself, instituted this vocation, and persuaded men while still abiding in the flesh to represent the ministry of angels. Wherefore the consecrated priest ought to be as pure as if he were standing in the heavens themselves   in the midst of those powers. - St. John Chrysostom -  On The Priesthood


Matins Gospel Reading: John 20:11-18

Epistle Reading: St. Paul's Letter to Titus 3:8-15

Gospel Reading: Luke 8:5-15

Sunday of the 7th Ecumenical Council; Nazarius, Gervasius, Protasius, & Celsus of Milan; Cosmas the Hagiopolite; Praised Ignatius, Archbishop of Methymna; Righteous Paraskeve of Serbia; Justinian the Emperor and his wife Theodora; Panteleimon the New Martyr of Asia Minor

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