Epistle Reading: Romans 16:1-16
I commend to you Phoebe our sister, who is a servant of the
church in Cenchrea,
that you may receive her in the Lord in a manner worthy of
the saints, and assist her in whatever business she has need of you; for
indeed she has been a helper of many and of myself also.
Greet Priscilla and Aquila, my fellow workers in Christ Jesus,
who risked their own necks for my life, to whom not only I
give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles.
Likewise greet the church that is in their house. Greet my
beloved Epaenetus, who is the firstfruits of Achaia to Christ.
Greet Mary, who labored much for us.
Greet Andronicus and Junia, my kinsmen and my fellow
prisoners, who are of note among the apostles, who also were in Christ
Greet Amplias, my beloved in the Lord.
Greet Urbanus, our fellow worker in Christ, and Stachys, my
Greet Apelles, approved in Christ. Greet those who are of
the household of Aristobulus.
Greet Herodion, my kinsman. Greet those who are of the
household of Narcissus who are in the Lord.
Greet Tryphena and Tryphosa, who have labored in the Lord.
Greet the beloved Persis, who labored much in the Lord.
Greet Rufus, chosen in the Lord, and his mother and mine.
Greet Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermas, Patrobas, Hermes, and the
brethren who are with them.
Greet Philologus and Julia, Nereus and his sister, and
Olympas, and all the saints who are with them.
Greet one another with a holy kiss. The churches of Christ
Gospel Reading: Matthew 13:4-9
"And as he sowed, some seed fell by the wayside; and the
birds came and devoured them.
"Some fell on stony places, where they did not have much
earth; and they immediately sprang up because they had no depth of earth.
"But when the sun was up they were scorched, and because
they had no root they withered away.
"And some fell among thorns, and the thorns sprang up and
"But others fell on good ground and yielded a crop: some a
hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.
"He who has ears to hear, let him hear!"
Saints and Feasts
Synaxis of Archangel Gabriel; Stephen of Mar Sabbas Monastery; Holy Martyr Golinduc; Marcian the Martyr of Iconium; Serapion the Martyr