Wednesday Nov. 5th, 2014

Today’s commemorated feasts and saints

Martyr Galacteon and his wife, Epistemis, at Emesa (3rd c.). Repose of St. Jonah, Archbishop of Novgorod (1470). Apostles Patrobus, Hermes, Linus, Gaius, and Philologus, of the Seventy (1st c.). St. Gregory, Archbishop of Alexandria (9th c.).

 

Colossians 3:17-4:1 (Epistle)

17And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.18Wives, submit to your own husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.19Husbands, love your wives and do not be bitter toward them.20Children, obey your parents in all things, for this is well pleasing to the Lord.21Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged.22Bondservants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh, not with eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but in sincerity of heart, fearing God.23And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men,24knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ.25But he who does wrong will be repaid for what he has done, and there is no partiality.1Masters, give your bondservants what is just and fair, knowing that you also have a Master in heaven.

 

Luke 11:42-46 (Gospel)

42But woe to you Pharisees! For you tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs, and pass by justice and the love of God. These you ought to have done, without leaving the others undone.43Woe to you Pharisees! For you love the best seats in the synagogues and greetings in the marketplaces.44Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like graves which are not seen, and the men who walk over them are not aware of them.45Then one of the lawyers answered and said to Him, “Teacher, by saying these things You reproach us also.”46And He said, “Woe to you also, lawyers! For you load men with burdens hard to bear, and you yourselves do not touch the burdens with one of your fingers.

 

The New King James Version text of the New Testament is provided courtesy of the Thomas Nelson Publishing Company