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GREEK ORTHODOX ARCHDIOCESE OF AUSTRALIA

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CENTRAL YOUTH COMMITTEE
OF VICTORIA AND TASMANIA

Daily Readings from the Holy Scriptures

30th August 2015



Epistle: 1 Corinthians 16:13-24
1 Corinthians 16:13-24

Final Exhortations

13 Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong.

14 Let all that you do be done with love.

15 I urge you, brethren--you know the household of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruits of Achaia, and that they have devoted themselves to the ministry of the saints--

16 that you also submit to such, and to everyone who works and labors with us.

17 I am glad about the coming of Stephanas, Fortunatus, and Achaicus, for what was lacking on your part they supplied.

18 For they refreshed my spirit and yours. Therefore acknowledge such men.

Greetings and a Solemn Farewell

19 The churches of Asia greet you. Aquila and Priscilla greet you heartily in the Lord, with the church that is in their house.

20 All the brethren greet you.
Greet one another with a holy kiss.

21 The salutation with my own hand--Paul's.

22 If anyone does not love the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be accursed. O Lord, come!

23 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

24 My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.



Gospel: Matthew 21:33-42
Matthew 21:33-42

The Parable of the Wicked Vinedressers

33 "Hear another parable: There was a certain landowner who planted a vineyard and set a hedge around it, dug a winepress in it and built a tower. And he leased it to vinedressers and went into a far country.

34 Now when vintage-time drew near, he sent his servants to the vinedressers, that they might receive its fruit.

35 And the vinedressers took his servants, beat one, killed one, and stoned another.

36 Again he sent other servants, more than the first, and they did likewise to them.

37 Then last of all he sent his son to them, saying, 'They will respect my son.'

38 But when the vinedressers saw the son, they said among themselves, 'This is the heir. Come, let us kill him and seize his inheritance.'

39 So they took him and cast him out of the vineyard and killed him.

40 "Therefore, when the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those vinedressers?"

41 They said to Him, "He will destroy those wicked men miserably, and lease his vineyard to other vinedressers who will render to him the fruits in their seasons."

42 Jesus said to them, "Have you never read in the Scriptures:

      ' The stone which the builders rejected
      Has become the chief cornerstone.
      This was the LORD's doing,
      And it is marvelous in our eyes'?



Click here to download the Daily Scripture Reading Guide for 2015. The Daily Scripture Reading Guide is prepared by St Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Theological College each year. It may be used freely in electronic and print forms. This lectionary is intended as a general guide for personal use. It is not intended for liturgical use except for Sundays as well as major feast days of our Lord Jesus Christ and of Mary the Theotokos. Information is taken from the Kanonion of the Ecumenical Patriarchate (http://www.goarch.org/chapel/kanonion) and the lectionary found on pages 1767-1774 in The Orthodox Study Bible (Thomas Nelson, 2008).

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