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July 16, 2020
Martyrs Antiochos the Physician and Faustus of Sebaste (4th)
Virgin-martyr Julia of Carthage (c440 or 613)
Hieromartyr Athenogenes, bishop of Heracleopolis, and his 10 Disciples (c311)
Martyrs Paul and two sisters Alevtina (Valentina) and Chionia (Thea), at Caesarea in Palestine (308)
Thursday of the 6th week after Pentecost
1 Cor 3.18-23 (Epistle)
Brethren, let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you seems to be wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, “He catches the wise in their own craftiness”; and again, “The LORD knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are futile.” Therefore let no one boast in men. For all things are yours: whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas, or the world or life or death, or things present or things to come – all are yours. And you are Christ’s, and Christ is God’s.
Matt 13.36-43 (Gospel)
At that time, Jesus went into a house. And His disciples came to Him, saying, “Explain to us the parable of the tares of the field.” He answered and said to them: “He who sows the good seed is the Son of Man. The field is the world, the good seeds are the sons of the kingdom, but the tares are the sons of the wicked one. The enemy who sowed them is the devil, the harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are the angels. Therefore as the tares are gathered and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of this age. The Son of Man will send out His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all things that offend, and those who practice lawlessness, and will cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Then the righteous will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears to hear, let him hear!