The Diocesan Apostolate For Vocations and Clergy Care

For the priestly office is indeed discharged on earth, but it ranks amongst heavenly ordinances; and very naturally so: for neither man, nor angel, nor archangel, nor any     other created power, but the Paraclete Himself, instituted this vocation, and persuaded men while still abiding in the flesh to represent the ministry of angels. Wherefore the consecrated priest ought to be as pure as if he were standing in the heavens themselves   in the midst of those powers. - St. John Chrysostom -  On The Priesthood


Epistle Reading: 1 Corinthians 15:39-45

Gospel Reading: Luke 5:27-32

3rd Sunday of Luke; Eulampius & Eulampia the Martyrs; Our Righteous Father Theophilus the Confessor; Pinytos, Bishop of Knossos; The 200 Monk-martyrs of Nicomedia; Vassianos the Righteous of Constantinople; The 14 Holy Elders of Optina Monastery; Paulinus, Archbishop of York

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