Placing of the Honorable Robe of the Most Holy Mother of God at Blachernae (5th)
St John of Shanghai & San Francisco
Martyr Juvenaly of Alaska
St Juvenal, patriarch of Jerusalem (ca 458)
St Photius, metropolitan of Kiev and All Russia (1431)
July 2, 2012
Monday of the 5th week after Pentecost
Matt 12.9-13And he went on from there, and entered their synagogue. And behold, there was a man with a withered hand. And they asked him, “Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath?” so that they might accuse him. He said to them, “What man of you, if he has one sheep and it falls into a pit on the sabbath, will not lay hold of it and lift it out? Of how much more value is a man than a sheep! So it is lawful to do good on the sabbath.” Then he said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” And the man stretched it out, and it was restored, whole like the other.
Rom 12.4-5, 15-21For as in one body we have many members, and all the members do not have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with one another; do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly; never be conceited. Repay no one evil for evil, but take thought for what is noble in the sight of all. If possible, so far as it depends upon you, live peaceably with all. Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God; for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” No, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals upon his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
Would you like to receive a daily email with the scripture readings? To subscribe, enter your address below and click the “subscribe” button.
Click to learn how to put our readings on your own site!