And through the hands of the Apostles many signs and wonders were accomplished among the people. And they all met with one accord at Solomon’s portico. And among the others, no one dared to join himself to them. But the people magnified them. Now the multitude of men and women who believed in the Lord was ever increasing, so much so that they laid the infirm in the streets, placing them on beds and stretchers, so that, as Peter arrived, at least his shadow might fall upon any one of them, and they would be freed from their infirmities. But a multitude also hurried to Jerusalem from the neighboring cities, carrying the sick and those troubled by unclean spirits, who were all healed. Amen.
Second Reading/ First Corinthians 4: 9- 13
A reading from the first Letter of St. Paul to Corinthians “Barikh-Mar.
For I think that God has presented us as the last Apostles, as those destined for death. For we have been made into a spectacle for the world, and for Angels, and for men. So we are fools because of Christ, but you are discerning in Christ? We are weak, but you are strong? You are noble, but we are ignoble? Even to this very hour, we hunger and thirst, and we are naked and repeatedly beaten, and we are unsteady. And we labor, working with our own hands. We are slandered, and so we bless. We suffer and endure persecution. We are cursed, and so we pray. We have become like the refuse of this world, like the reside of everything, even until now.
The grace and peace be with you all brothers. Amen.
Gospel Reading/ Luke 14: 1-6
A reading from the Holy Gospel According to Saint Luke.
when Jesus entered the house of a certain leader of the Pharisees on the Sabbath to eat bread, they were observing him. And behold, a certain man before him was afflicted with edema. And responding, Jesus spoke to the experts in the law and to the Pharisees, saying, “Is it lawful to cure on the Sabbath?” But they kept silent. Yet truly, taking hold of him, he healed him and sent him away. And responding to them, he said, “Which of you will have a donkey or an ox fall into a pit, and will not promptly pull him out, on the day of the Sabbath?” And they were unable to respond to him about these things.
P: Glory be to God forever..All: Glory be to Christ Our Lord.