Holy Prophet Elisha (9thBC)
Venerable Niphon of Mt Athos (14th)
St Methodius, patriarch of Constantinople (846)
St Mstislav the Brave (in baptism George), prince of Novgorod (1180)
Venerable Elisha of Sumsk (15th-16th)
St Methodius, igumen of Peshnosha (1392)
Ss Julitta and Julia of Tabenna
St John, metropolitan of Euchaita
June 14, 2012
Thursday of the 2nd week after Pentecost
Matt 8.23-27And when he got into the boat, his disciples followed him. And behold, there arose a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by the waves; but he was asleep. And they went and woke him, saying, “Save, Lord; we are perishing.” And he said to them, “Why are you afraid, O men of little faith?” Then he rose and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm. And the men marveled, saying, “What sort of man is this, that even winds and sea obey him?”
Rom 5.10-16For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life. Not only so, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received our reconciliation. Therefore as sin came into the world through one man and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all men sinned – sin indeed was in the world before the law was given, but sin is not counted where there is no law. Yet death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those whose sins were not like the transgression of Adam, who was a type of the one who was to come. But the free gift is not like the trespass. For if many died through one man’s trespass, much more have the grace of God and the free gift in the grace of that one man Jesus Christ abounded for many. And the free gift is not like the effect of that one man’s sin. For the judgment following one trespass brought condemnation, but the free gift following many trespasses brings justification.
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