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Daily Readings from the Holy Scriptures

2nd July 2015



Epistle: Romans 15:17-29
Romans 15:17-29

17 Therefore I have reason to glory in Christ Jesus in the things which pertain to God.

18 For I will not dare to speak of any of those things which Christ has not accomplished through me, in word and deed, to make the Gentiles obedient--

19 in mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God, so that from Jerusalem and round about to Illyricum I have fully preached the gospel of Christ.

20 And so I have made it my aim to preach the gospel, not where Christ was named, lest I should build on another man's foundation,

21 but as it is written:

      " To whom He was not announced, they shall see;
      And those who have not heard shall understand."

Plan to Visit Rome

22 For this reason I also have been much hindered from coming to you.

23 But now no longer having a place in these parts, and having a great desire these many years to come to you,

24 whenever I journey to Spain, I shall come to you. For I hope to see you on my journey, and to be helped on my way there by you, if first I may enjoy your company for a while.

25 But now I am going to Jerusalem to minister to the saints.

26 For it pleased those from Macedonia and Achaia to make a certain contribution for the poor among the saints who are in Jerusalem.

27 It pleased them indeed, and they are their debtors. For if the Gentiles have been partakers of their spiritual things, their duty is also to minister to them in material things.

28 Therefore, when I have performed this and have sealed to them this fruit, I shall go by way of you to Spain.

29 But I know that when I come to you, I shall come in the fullness of the blessing of the gospel of Christ.



Gospel: Matthew 12:46-13:3
Matthew 12:46-13:3

Jesus' Mother and Brothers Send for Him

46 While He was still talking to the multitudes, behold, His mother and brothers stood outside, seeking to speak with Him.

47 Then one said to Him, "Look, Your mother and Your brothers are standing outside, seeking to speak with You."

48 But He answered and said to the one who told Him, "Who is My mother and who are My brothers?"

49 And He stretched out His hand toward His disciples and said, "Here are My mother and My brothers!

50 For whoever does the will of My Father in heaven is My brother and sister and mother."

Matthew 13

The Parable of the Sower

1 On the same day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the sea.

2 And great multitudes were gathered together to Him, so that He got into a boat and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore.

3 Then He spoke many things to them in parables, saying: "Behold, a sower went out to sow.



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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