Today’s Reading July 12th
Today is the Feast Day in the Lutheran and Anglican Churches of Blessed Nathan Soderblom of Sweden. It is the Day of Remembrance for the Martyrdom of St Peter and St Paul in Rome in the Coptic Church and the Feast Day of St Bernice in the Russian Church. May these our holy friends pray with us and for us through Jesus Christ Our Lord Amen+
Today’s Gospel Reading is taken from the OCA Lectionary:
Straightforward, plain, simple and therefore a log in the road for many!
Matthew 13:36-43 (Gospel)
Then Jesus sent the multitude away and went into the house. And His disciples came to Him, saying, “Explain to us the parable of the tares of the field.”
He answered and said to them: “He who sows the good seed is the Son of Man.
The field is the world, the good seeds are the sons of the kingdom, but the tares are the sons of the wicked one.
The enemy who sowed them is the devil, the harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are the angels.
Therefore as the tares are gathered and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of this age.
The Son of Man will send out His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all things that offend, and those who practice lawlessness,
and will cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
Then the righteous will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears to hear, let him hear!
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