June 10, 2018: Second Sunday after Pentecost, Second Sunday of Matthew

The Epistle: Romans 2:10-16

Brethren, glory and honor and peace for everyone who does good, the Jew first and also the Greek. For God shows no partiality. All who have sinned without the law will also perish without the law, and all who have sinned under the law will be judged by the law. For it is not the hearers of the law who are righteous before God, but the doers of the law who will be justified. When Gentiles who have not the law do by nature what the law requires, they are a law to themselves, even though they do not have the law. They show that what the law requires is written on their hearts, while their conscience also bears witness and their conflicting thoughts accuse or perhaps excuse them on that day when, according to my gospel, God judges the secrets of men by Christ Jesus.

The Gospel: Matthew 4:18-23

At that time, as Jesus was walking by the Sea of Galilee, He saw two brothers, Simon who is called Peter and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. And He said to them,  Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men. Immediately they left their nets and followed Him. And going on from there He saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets, and He called them. Immediately they left the boat and their father, and followed Him. And He went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the gospel of the Kingdom and healing every disease and every infirmity amount the people. Megalynarion : It is truly meet, it is truly meet to call thee blessed, Lady Theotokos. Lady every greatly blessed, and most perfect in innocence and the Mother of our God. Lady more precious than the cherubim, and more glorious beyond all measure than the seraphim, who without corruption gavest birth to God the Word, and art truly Theotokos, we magnify thee, we magnify thee.

Saints and Commemorations:

Martyr Alexander & Virgin-martyr Antonina at Constantinople; Venerable Theophanes the Monk & Pansemne the former harlot of Antioch; John the Wonderworker, Metropolitan of Tobolsk & all Serbia

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