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St. Bartholomew


August 24

Epistle  •  1 Corinthians 12:27-31

Lesson from the first Epistle of Blessed Paul to the Corinthians.

[Of the diversity of spiritual gifts.]

Brethren, You are the body of Christ, and members of member.  And God indeed hath set some in the Church, first Apostles, secondly prophets, thirdly doctors, after that miracles, then the graces of healings, helps, governments, kinds of tongues, interpretations of speeches.  Are all Apostles?  Are all prophets?  Are all doctors?  Are all workers of miracles?  Have all the grace of healing?  Do all speak with tongues?  Do all interpret?  But be ye zealous for the better gifts.

Gospel  •  Luke 6:12-19

Continuation of the holy Gospel according to St. Luke.  

[Christ chooses the Twelve.]

At that time, Jesus went out into a mountain to pray, and He passed the whole night in the prayer of God: and when day was come, He called unto Him His disciples; and He chose twelve of them (whom also He named Apostles), Simon whom he surnamed Peter, and Andrew his brother, James and John, Philip and Bartholomew, Matthew and Thomas, James the son of Alpheus, and Simon who is called Zelotes, and Jude the brother of James, and Judas Iscariot, who was the traitor. 

And coming down with them, He stood in a plain place, and the company of His disciples, and a very great multitude of people from all Judæa and Jerusalem, and the sea-coast, both of Tyre and Sidon, who were come to hear Him, and to be healed of their diseases.  And they that were troubled with unclean spirits were cured.  And all the multitude sought to touch Him, for virtue went out from Him, and healed all.

Read a Brief Summary: St. Bartholomew – Apostle