Epistle Reading: Galatians 2:16-20
"knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the
law but by faith in Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Christ Jesus,
that we might be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the
law; for by the works of the law no flesh shall be justified.
"But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we
ourselves also are found sinners, is Christ therefore a minister of sin?
"For if I build again those things which I destroyed, I
make myself a transgressor.
"For I through the law died to the law that I might live
"I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who
live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I
live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.
Gospel Reading: Luke 8:41-56
And behold, there came a man named Jairus, and he was a ruler
of the synagogue. And he fell down at Jesus' feet and begged Him to come to
for he had an only daughter about twelve years of age, and she
was dying. But as He went, the multitudes thronged Him.
Now a woman, having a flow of blood for twelve years, who had
spent all her livelihood on physicians and could not be healed by any,
came from behind and touched the border of His garment. And
immediately her flow of blood stopped.
And Jesus said, "Who touched Me?" When all denied it, Peter and
those with him said, "Master, the multitudes throng You and press You, and
You say, 'Who touched Me?' "
But Jesus said, "Somebody touched Me, for I perceived power
going out from Me."
Now when the woman saw that she was not hidden, she came
trembling; and falling down before Him, she declared to Him in the presence
of all the people the reason she had touched Him and how she was healed
And He said to her, "Daughter, be of good cheer; your faith has
made you well. Go in peace."
While He was still speaking, someone came from the ruler of the
synagogue's house, saying to him, "Your daughter is dead. Do not trouble
But when Jesus heard it, He answered him, saying, "Do not be
afraid; only believe, and she will be made well."
When He came into the house, He permitted no one to go in
except Peter, James, and John, and the father and mother of the girl.
Now all wept and mourned for her; but He said, "Do not weep;
she is not dead, but sleeping."
And they laughed Him to scorn, knowing that she was dead.
But He put them all out, took her by the hand and called,
saying, "Little girl, arise."
Then her spirit returned, and she arose immediately. And He
commanded that she be given something to eat.
And her parents were astonished, but He charged them to tell no
one what had happened.
Saints and Feasts
Joannicius the Great; The Holy Hieromartyrs Nicander, Bishop of Myra, and Hermias the Presbyter; Porphyrios the Mime; Emperor John Batatze, the Merciful; George Karslidis of Pontos