Epistle Reading: 1 Corinthians 14:26-40
How is it then, brethren? Whenever you come together,
each of you has a psalm, has a teaching, has a tongue, has a revelation,
has an interpretation. Let all things be done for edification.
If anyone speaks in a tongue, let there be two or at
the most three, each in turn, and let one interpret.
But if there is no interpreter, let him keep silent
in church, and let him speak to himself and to God.
Let two or three prophets speak, and let the others
But if anything is revealed to another who sits by,
let the first keep silent.
For you can all prophesy one by one, that all may
learn and all may be encouraged.
And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the
For God is not the author of confusion but of peace,
as in all the churches of the saints.
Let your women keep silent in the churches, for they
are not permitted to speak; but they are to be submissive, as the law also
And if they want to learn something, let them ask
their own husbands at home; for it is shameful for women to speak in church.
Or did the word of God come originally from you? Or
was it you only that it reached?
If anyone thinks himself to be a prophet or spiritual,
let him acknowledge that the things which I write to you are the
commandments of the Lord.
But if anyone is ignorant, let him be ignorant.
Therefore, brethren, desire earnestly to prophesy,
and do not forbid to speak with tongues.
Let all things be done decently and in order.
Gospel Reading: Matthew 21:12-14,17-20
Then Jesus went into the temple of God and drove out all
those who bought and sold in the temple, and overturned the tables of the
moneychangers and the seats of those who sold doves.
And He said to them, "It is written, 'My house shall be
called a house of prayer,' but you have made it a 'den of thieves.' "
Then the blind and the lame came to Him in the temple, and
He healed them.
Then He left them and went out of the city to Bethany, and
He lodged there.
Now in the morning, as He returned to the city, He was
And seeing a fig tree by the road, He came to it and found
nothing on it but leaves, and said to it, "Let no fruit grow on you ever
again." And immediately the fig tree withered away.
Now when the disciples saw it, they marveled, saying, "How
did the fig tree wither away so soon?"
Saints and Feasts
Laurence the Holy Martyr & Archdeacon of Rome; Chitus of Athens, Bishop of Rome; Hippolytus the Martyr of Rome; Afterfeast of the Transfiguration of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ