Today’s Reading for July 13th


Today the 13th of July is the Feast of St Henry the King in Latin Kalendar,
• The Martyrdom of St. Aoulimpas, the Apostle.
• The Martyrdom of St. Theodosia and her companions, in the Coptic Kalendar and the Feast of St Julian the student of the Apostle Peter and the Martyrs Marcian and Serapion in the Russian Kalendar. May these holy souls our friends triumphant in Christ pray with us and for us through Jesus Christ Our Lord Amen+

The Gospel Reading taken from the Office of Matins of the Coptic Church appointed for this day the 13 of July:

(Sir or Madam “we” wish to see Jesus! If someone were to ask this of us what would be our response!? How do people “see” Jesus now? DO they see Jesus now!?

Have we as a “religion” so many times sought to save our life, that is to say, preserve the institution, that we have made it impossible for the vast majority of folke to “see Jesus”?)

GOSPEL:
Jn 12:20-26 [Arabic]

Now there were certain Greeks among those who came up to worship at the feast. Then they came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida of Galilee, and asked him, saying, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.”
Philip came and told Andrew, and in turn Andrew and Philip told Jesus.
But Jesus answered them, saying, “The hour has come that the Son of Man should be glorified. Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain. He who loves his life will lose it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. If anyone serves Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also. If anyone serves Me, him My Father will honor.

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