Epistle Reading: Ephesians 2:14-22
For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and
has broken down the middle wall of division between us,
having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law
of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new
man from the two, thus making peace,
and that He might reconcile them both to God in one body
through the cross, thereby putting to death the enmity.
And He came and preached peace to you who were afar off
and to those who were near.
For through Him we both have access by one Spirit to the
Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners,
but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God,
having been built on the foundation of the apostles and
prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone,
in whom the whole building, being joined together, grows
into a holy temple in the Lord,
in whom you also are being built together for a habitation
of God in the Spirit.
Gospel Reading: Luke 8:41-56
And behold, there came a man named Jairus, and he was a ruler
of the synagogue. And he fell down at Jesus' feet and begged Him to come to
for he had an only daughter about twelve years of age, and she
was dying. But as He went, the multitudes thronged Him.
Now a woman, having a flow of blood for twelve years, who had
spent all her livelihood on physicians and could not be healed by any,
came from behind and touched the border of His garment. And
immediately her flow of blood stopped.
And Jesus said, "Who touched Me?" When all denied it, Peter and
those with him said, "Master, the multitudes throng You and press You, and
You say, 'Who touched Me?' "
But Jesus said, "Somebody touched Me, for I perceived power
going out from Me."
Now when the woman saw that she was not hidden, she came
trembling; and falling down before Him, she declared to Him in the presence
of all the people the reason she had touched Him and how she was healed
And He said to her, "Daughter, be of good cheer; your faith has
made you well. Go in peace."
While He was still speaking, someone came from the ruler of the
synagogue's house, saying to him, "Your daughter is dead. Do not trouble
But when Jesus heard it, He answered him, saying, "Do not be
afraid; only believe, and she will be made well."
When He came into the house, He permitted no one to go in
except Peter, James, and John, and the father and mother of the girl.
Now all wept and mourned for her; but He said, "Do not weep;
she is not dead, but sleeping."
And they laughed Him to scorn, knowing that she was dead.
But He put them all out, took her by the hand and called,
saying, "Little girl, arise."
Then her spirit returned, and she arose immediately. And He
commanded that she be given something to eat.
And her parents were astonished, but He charged them to tell no
one what had happened.
Saints and Feasts
Galaktion & his wife Episteme, the Martyrs of Emesa; Patrobos, Gaios, Hermas, Linos, & Philologos, Apostles of the 70