Epistle Reading: 1 Corinthians 15:1-11
Moreover, brethren, I declare to you the gospel which
I preached to you, which also you received and in which you stand,
by which also you are saved, if you hold fast that
word which I preached to you; unless you believed in vain.
For I delivered to you first of all that which I also
received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures,
and that He was buried, and that He rose again the
third day according to the Scriptures,
and that He was seen by Cephas, then by the twelve.
After that He was seen by over five hundred brethren
at once, of whom the greater part remain to the present, but some have
After that He was seen by James, then by all the
Then last of all He was seen by me also, as by one
born out of due time.
For I am the least of the apostles, who am not worthy
to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.
But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace
toward me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all, yet
not I, but the grace of God which was with me.
Therefore, whether it was I or they, so we preach and
so you believed.
Gospel Reading: Matthew 19:16-26
Now behold, one came and said to Him, "Good Teacher, what
good thing shall I do that I may have eternal life?"
So He said to him, "Why do you call Me good? No one is good
but One, that is, God. But if you want to enter into life, keep the
He said to Him, "Which ones?" Jesus said, " 'You shall not
murder,' 'You shall not commit adultery,' 'You shall not steal,' 'You
shall not bear false witness,'
'Honor your father and your mother,' and, 'You shall love
your neighbor as yourself.' "
The young man said to Him, "All these things I have kept
from my youth. What do I still lack?"
Jesus said to him, "If you want to be perfect, go, sell
what you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven;
and come, follow Me."
But when the young man heard that saying, he went away
sorrowful, for he had great possessions.
Then Jesus said to His disciples, "Assuredly, I say to you
that it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven.
"And again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go
through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God."
When His disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed,
saying, "Who then can be saved?"
But Jesus looked at them and said to them, "With men this
is impossible, but with God all things are possible."
Saints and Feasts
Mammas the Martyr; John the Abstainer, Patriarch of Constantinople; Ammon & Aeithalas the Martyrs of Thrace