Stand in the fear of God and listen to the Holy Gospel.
A reading from the Gospel according to our teacher Saint Matthew the Evangelist.
May His Blessings be with us all.
Matthew 10 : 16 - 22
|16||"Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents and harmless as doves.|
|17||But beware of men, for they will deliver you up to councils and scourge you in their synagogues.|
|18||You will be brought before governors and kings for My sake, as a testimony to them and to the Gentiles.|
|19||But when they deliver you up, do not worry about how or what you should speak. For it will be given to you in that hour what you should speak;|
|20||for it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you.|
|21||"Now brother will deliver up brother to death, and a father his child; and children will rise up against parents and cause them to be put to death.|
|22||And you will be hated by all for My name's sake. But he who endures to the end will be saved.|
And Glory be to God forever.