Today’s July the 27th Reading
Today’s July the 27th, Gospel Reading according to the Roman Lectionary:
Gospel Mt 13:18-23
Jesus said to his disciples:
“Hear the parable of the sower.
The seed sown on the path is the one who hears the word of the Kingdom
without understanding it,
and the Evil One comes and steals away
what was sown in his heart.
The seed sown on rocky ground
is the one who hears the word and receives it at once with joy.
But he has no root and lasts only for a time.
When some tribulation or persecution comes because of the word,
he immediately falls away.
The seed sown among thorns is the one who hears the word,
but then worldly anxiety and the lure of riches choke the word
and it bears no fruit.
But the seed sown on rich soil
is the one who hears the word and understands it,
who indeed bears fruit and yields a hundred or sixty or thirtyfold.”
What are lives? good soil or rocky transitory soil?
Today in the OCA and Russian Kalendars is the Commemoration of the Martyrdom of St Panteleimon the Healer, St Nicholas Kochanov. Fool-for-Christ, in the Episcopal Kalendar it is the Feast of Blessed William Reed Huntington, in the Roman Kalendar it is the Feast of St Antonio Luci, in the Coptic Tradition it is the Commemoration of the Martyrdom of St Theodore the Roman Centurion of Shoptp and finally in my Kalendar I with Joy remember the Japanese American Episcopal priest who was illegally imprisoned along with his fellow Japanese Americans in a prison camp where Blessed Hiram Hisanori Kano ministered to all including German prisoners and American guards. May Blessed Kano and all the saints pray with us and for us through Jesus Christ Our Lord Ame+
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