Today’s commemorated feasts and saints
22nd SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST — Tone 5. Martyrs Onesiphorus and Porphyrius of Ephesus (3rd-4th c.). Ven. Matrona, Abbess, of Constantinople (ca. 492). Ven. Theoctiste of the Isle of Lesbos (881). Ven. Onísifor (Onesiphorus) the Confessor, of the Kiev Caves (Near Caves—1148). Martyr Alexander of Thessalonica (4th c.). Martyr Anthony of Apamea (5th c.). Ven. John the Short, of Egypt (5th c.). Ss. Eustolia (610) and Sosipatra (ca. 625), of Constantinople. St. Nectarios Kephalas, Metropolitan of Pentapolis (1920). Ven. Euthymius, Founder of Dochiariou Monastery (Mt. Athos—10th c.), and Ven. Neophytus, Co-founder of the Monastery. Icon of the Most-holy Theotokos, “SHE WHO IS QUICK TO HEAR”.
Galatians 6:11-18 (Epistle)
11See with what large letters I have written to you with my own hand!12As many as desire to make a good showing in the flesh, these would compel you to be circumcised, only that they may not suffer persecution for the cross of Christ.13For not even those who are circumcised keep the law, but they desire to have you circumcised that they may boast in your flesh.14But God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.15For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything, but a new creation.16And as many as walk according to this rule, peace and mercy be upon them, and upon the Israel of God.17From now on let no one trouble me, for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus.18Brethren, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.
Luke 8:41-56 (Gospel)
41And behold, there came a man named Jairus, and he was a ruler of the synagogue. And he fell down at Jesus’ feet and begged Him to come to his house,42for he had an only daughter about twelve years of age, and she was dying. But as He went, the multitudes thronged Him.43Now a woman, having a flow of blood for twelve years, who had spent all her livelihood on physicians and could not be healed by any,44came from behind and touched the border of His garment. And immediately her flow of blood stopped.45And Jesus said, “Who touched Me?” When all denied it, Peter and those with him said, “Master, the multitudes throng and press You, and You say, ‘Who touched Me?’ “46But Jesus said, “Somebody touched Me, for I perceived power going out from Me.”47Now when the woman saw that she was not hidden, she came trembling; and falling down before Him, she declared to Him in the presence of all the people the reason she had touched Him and how she was healed immediately.48And He said to her, “Daughter, be of good cheer; your faith has made you well. Go in peace.”49While He was still speaking, someone came from the ruler of the synagogue’s house, saying to him, “Your daughter is dead. Do not trouble the Teacher.”50But when Jesus heard it, He answered him, saying, “Do not be afraid; only believe, and she will be made well.”51When He came into the house, He permitted no one to go in except Peter, James, and John, and the father and mother of the girl.52Now all wept and mourned for her; but He said, “Do not weep; she is not dead, but sleeping.”53And they ridiculed Him, knowing that she was dead.54But He put them all outside, took her by the hand and called, saying, “Little girl, arise.”55Then her spirit returned, and she arose immediately. And He commanded that she be given something to eat.56And her parents were astonished, but He charged them to tell no one what had happened.
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