21 September

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Matthew 9,9-13.

As Jesus passed by, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the customs post. He said to him, «Follow me.» And he got up and followed him.
While he was at table in his house, many tax collectors and sinners came and sat with Jesus and his disciples.
The Pharisees saw this and said to his disciples, «Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?»
He heard this and said, «Those who are well do not need a physician, but the sick do.
Go and learn the meaning of the words, ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’ I did not come to call the righteous but sinners.»
22 September

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke 9,1-6.

Jesus summoned the Twelve and gave them power and authority over all demons and to cure diseases,
and he sent them to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal the sick.
He said to them, «Take nothing for the journey, neither walking stick, nor sack, nor food, nor money, and let no one take a second tunic.
Whatever house you enter, stay there and leave from there.
And as for those who do not welcome you, when you leave that town, shake the dust from your feet in testimony against them.»
Then they set out and went from village to village proclaiming the good news and curing diseases everywhere.
23 September

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke 9,7-9.

Herod the tetrarch heard about all that was happening, and he was greatly perplexed because some were saying, «John has been raised from the dead» ;
others were saying, «Elijah has appeared»; still others, «One of the ancient prophets has arisen.»
But Herod said, «John I beheaded. Who then is this about whom I hear such things?» And he kept trying to see him.
24 September

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke 9,18-22.

Once when Jesus was praying in solitude, and the disciples were with him, he asked them, «Who do the crowds say that I am?»
They said in reply, «John the Baptist; others, Elijah; still others, ‘One of the ancient prophets has arisen.'»
Then he said to them, «But who do you say that I am?» Peter said in reply, «The Messiah of God.»
He rebuked them and directed them not to tell this to anyone.
He said, «The Son of Man must suffer greatly and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed and on the third day be raised.»
25 September

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke 9,43b-45.

While they were all amazed at his every deed, he said to his disciples,
«Pay attention to what I am telling you. The Son of Man is to be handed over to men.»
But they did not understand this saying; its meaning was hidden from them so that they should not understand it, and they were afraid to ask him about this saying.