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ECUMENICAL PATRIARCHATE OF CONSTANTINOPLE

GREEK ORTHODOX ARCHDIOCESE OF AUSTRALIA

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CENTRAL YOUTH COMMITTEE
OF VICTORIA AND TASMANIA

Daily Readings from the Holy Scriptures

18th November 2017



Epistle: 2 Corinthians 11:1-6
2 Corinthians 11:1-6

Concern for Their Faithfulness

1 Oh, that you would bear with me in a little folly--and indeed you do bear with me.

2 For I am jealous for you with godly jealousy. For I have betrothed you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.

3 But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.

4 For if he who comes preaches another Jesus whom we have not preached, or if you receive a different spirit which you have not received, or a different gospel which you have not accepted--you may well put up with it!

Paul and False Apostles

5 For I consider that I am not at all inferior to the most eminent apostles.

6 Even though I am untrained in speech, yet I am not in knowledge. But we have been thoroughly manifested among you in all things.




Gospel: Luke 9:57-62
Luke 9:57-62

The Cost of Discipleship

57 Now it happened as they journeyed on the road, that someone said to Him, "Lord, I will follow You wherever You go."

58 And Jesus said to him, "Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head."

59 Then He said to another, "Follow Me."
But he said, "Lord, let me first go and bury my father."

60 Jesus said to him, "Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and preach the kingdom of God."

61 And another also said, "Lord, I will follow You, but let me first go and bid them farewell who are at my house."

62 But Jesus said to him, "No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God."




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