Epistle Reading: Romans 6:18-23
And having been set free from sin, you became slaves of
I speak in human terms because of the weakness of your flesh.
For just as you presented your members as slaves of uncleanness, and of
lawlessness leading to more lawlessness, so now present your members as
slaves of righteousness for holiness.
For when you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to
What fruit did you have then in the things of which you are
now ashamed? For the end of those things is death.
But now having been set free from sin, and having become
slaves of God, you have your fruit to holiness, and the end, everlasting
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal
life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Gospel Reading: Matthew 8:5-13
Now when Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to Him,
pleading with Him,
saying, "Lord, my servant is lying at home paralyzed,
And Jesus said to him, "I will come and heal him."
The centurion answered and said, "Lord, I am not worthy that
You should come under my roof. But only speak a word, and my servant will
"For I also am a man under authority, having soldiers under
me. And I say to this one, 'Go,' and he goes; and to another, 'Come,' and
he comes; and to my servant, 'Do this,' and he does it."
When Jesus heard it, He marveled, and said to those who
followed, "Assuredly, I say to you, I have not found such great faith, not
even in Israel!
"And I say to you that many will come from east and west,
and sit down with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven.
"But the sons of the kingdom will be cast out into outer
darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth."
Then Jesus said to the centurion, "Go your way; and as you
have believed, so let it be done for you." And his servant was healed that
Saints and Feasts
Agrippina the Martyr of Rome; Holy Martyrs Aristocleus the Priest, Demetrius the Deacon and Athanasius the Reader; The Holy New Archpriest Martyrs Gerasimus of Crete, Neophytos of Knossos, Joachim of Cherronisos, Hierotheos of Lampi, Zachariah of Sitia, Joachim of Petra, Gerasimos of Rethymno, Kallinikos of Kydonia, Melchizedek of Kissamos, Kallinikos of Diopolos, and those Martyred with Them (1821-1822); Mark, Bishop of Ephesus