Epistle Reading: 2 Thessalonians 3:6-18
But we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord
Jesus Christ, that you withdraw from every brother who walks disorderly and
not according to the tradition which he received from us.
For you yourselves know how you ought to follow us,
for we were not disorderly among you;
nor did we eat anyone's bread free of charge, but
worked with labor and toil night and day, that we might not be a burden to
any of you,
not because we do not have authority, but to make
ourselves an example of how you should follow us.
For even when we were with you, we commanded you
this: If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat.
For we hear that there are some who walk among you
in a disorderly manner, not working at all, but are busybodies.
Now those who are such we command and exhort through
our Lord Jesus Christ that they work in quietness and eat their own bread.
But as for you, brethren, do not grow weary in doing
And if anyone does not obey our word in this epistle,
note that person and do not keep company with him, that he may be ashamed.
Yet do not count him as an enemy, but admonish him
as a brother.
Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace
always in every way. The Lord be with you all.
The salutation of Paul with my own hand, which is a
sign in every epistle; so I write.
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.
Gospel Reading: Luke 13:31-35
On that very day some Pharisees came, saying to Him, "Get out
and depart from here, for Herod wants to kill You."
And He said to them, "Go, tell that fox, 'Behold, I cast out
demons and perform cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I shall be
"Nevertheless I must journey today, tomorrow, and the day
following; for it cannot be that a prophet should perish outside of
"O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets and
stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your
children together, as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, but you were
"See! Your house is left to you desolate; and assuredly, I
say to you, you shall not see Me until the time comes when you say, '
Blessed is He who Comes in the name of the LORD!' "
Saints and Feasts
Erastus, Olympas, Rodion, Sosipater, Quartus, and Tertios, Apostles of the 70; Holy Father Arsenius of Cappadocia; Our Holy Father Gregory, Bishop of Assa; Orestes the Martyr of Cappadocia