Today’s commemorated feasts and saints
Apostles of the Seventy: Erastus, Olympas, Herodion, Sosipater, Quartus, and Tertius (1st c.). Martyr Orestes of Cappadocia (204). Hieromartyr Milles, Bishop in Persia, and two disciples (341). Ven. Theocteristus, Abbot of Symbola on Mt. Olympus. Martyr Constantine, Prince of Georgia (852).
1 Thessalonians 1:1-5 (Epistle)
1Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.2We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers,3remembering without ceasing your work of faith, labor of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ in the sight of our God and Father,4knowing, beloved brethren, your election by God.5For our gospel did not come to you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Spirit and in much assurance, as you know what kind of men we were among you for your sake.
Luke 12:13-15, 22-31 (Gospel)
13Then one from the crowd said to Him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.”14But He said to him, “Man, who made Me a judge or an arbitrator over you?”15And He said to them, “Take heed and beware of covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses.”22Then He said to His disciples, “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; nor about the body, what you will put on.23Life is more than food, and the body is more than clothing.24Consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap, which have neither storehouse nor barn; and God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds?25And which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?26If you then are not able to do the least, why are you anxious for the rest?27Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.28If then God so clothes the grass, which today is in the field and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will He clothe you, O you of little faith?29And do not seek what you should eat or what you should drink, nor have an anxious mind.30For all these things the nations of the world seek after, and your Father knows that you need these things.31But seek the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added to you.
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