Epistle Reading: 1 Corinthians 15:39-45
All flesh is not the same flesh, but there is one
kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fish, and another
There are also celestial bodies and terrestrial
bodies; but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the
terrestrial is another.
There is one glory of the sun, another glory of the
moon, and another glory of the stars; for one star differs from another
star in glory.
So also is the resurrection of the dead. The body is
sown in corruption, it is raised in incorruption.
It is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory. It is
sown in weakness, it is raised in power.
It is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual
body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.
And so it is written, "The first man Adam became a
living being." The last Adam became a life-giving spirit.
Gospel Reading: Luke 6:1-10
Now it happened on the second Sabbath after the first that He
went through the grainfields. And His disciples plucked the heads of grain
and ate them, rubbing them in their hands.
And some of the Pharisees said to them, "Why are you doing what
is not lawful to do on the Sabbath?"
But Jesus answering them said, "Have you not even read this,
what David did when he was hungry, he and those who were with him:
"how he went into the house of God, took and ate the showbread,
and also gave some to those who were with him, which is not lawful for any
but the priests to eat?"
And He said to them, "The Son of Man is also Lord of the Sabbath."
Now it happened on another Sabbath, also, that He entered the
synagogue and taught. And a man was there whose right hand was withered.
And the scribes and Pharisees watched Him closely, whether He
would heal on the Sabbath, that they might find an accusation against Him.
But He knew their thoughts, and said to the man who had the
withered hand, "Arise and stand here." And he arose and stood.
Then Jesus said to them, "I will ask you one thing: Is it lawful
on the Sabbath to do good or to do evil, to save life or to destroy it?"
And looking around at them all, He said to the man, "Stretch
out your hand." And he did so, and his hand was restored as whole as the
Saints and Feasts
Carpus, Papylus, Agathodorus, & Agathonica, the Martyrs of Pergamus; Benjamin the Deacon; Chryssi the New Martyr of Greece; Florentios the Martyr of Thessaloniki; Meletios of Pegas, Patriarch of Alexandria