Epistle Reading: 1 Corinthians 4:17-5:5
For this reason I have sent Timothy to you, who is my
beloved and faithful son in the Lord, who will remind you of my ways in
Christ, as I teach everywhere in every church.
Now some are puffed up, as though I were not coming to
But I will come to you shortly, if the Lord wills, and
I will know, not the word of those who are puffed up, but the power.
For the kingdom of God is not in word but in power.
What do you want? Shall I come to you with a rod, or
in love and a spirit of gentleness?
It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality
among you, and such sexual immorality as is not even named among the
Gentiles; that a man has his father's wife!
And you are puffed up, and have not rather mourned,
that he who has done this deed might be taken away from among you.
For I indeed, as absent in body but present in spirit,
have already judged, as though I were present, concerning him who has so
done this deed.
In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when you are
gathered together, along with my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus
deliver such a one to Satan for the destruction of the
flesh, that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.
Gospel Reading: Matthew 24:1-13
Then Jesus went out and departed from the temple, and His
disciples came to Him to show Him the buildings of the temple.
And Jesus said to them, "Do you not see all these things?
Assuredly, I say to you, not one stone shall be left here upon another,
that shall not be thrown down."
Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to
Him privately, saying, "Tell us, when will these things be? And what will
be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?"
And Jesus answered and said to them: "Take heed that no one
"For many will come in My name, saying, 'I am the Christ,'
and will deceive many.
"And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you
are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is
"For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against
kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various
"All these are the beginning of sorrows.
"Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you,
and you will be hated by all nations for My name's sake.
"And then many will be offended, will betray one another,
and will hate one another.
"Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many.
"And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many
will grow cold.
"But he who endures to the end shall be saved.
Saints and Feasts
Eumenius the Wonderworker, Bishop of Gortynia; Ariadne the Martyr; Afterfeast of the Holy Cross