Epistle • Romans 10:10-18
Lesson from the Epistle of Blessed Paul the Apostle to the Romans.
[How beautiful are they that preach the Gospel of peace, the faith in Christ.]
Brethren, with the heart we believe unto justice, but, with the mouth, confession is made unto salvation. For the Scripture saith: Whosoever believeth in Him shall not be confounded. For there is no distinction of the Jew and the Greek, for the same is Lord over all, rich unto all that call upon Him. For whosoever shall call upon the Name of the Lord shall be saved.
How then shall they call on Him in Whom they have not believed? Or how shall they believe Him of Whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear, without a preacher? And how shall they preach, unless they be sent? As it is written: How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, of them that bring glad tidings of good things!
But all have not obeyed the Gospel. For Isaias saith: Lord, who hath believed our report? Faith, then, cometh by hearing: and hearing by the word of Christ. But I say: Have they not heard? Yea, verily, their sound hath gone into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the whole world.
Gospel • Matthew 4:18-22
Continuation of the holy Gospel according to St. Matthew.
[The call of St. Andrew and of the first disciples.]
At that time, Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting their nets into the sea (for they were fishers). And He saith to them: come ye after Me, and I will make you to be fishers of men. And they immediately leaving their nets, followed Him.
And going on from thence, He saw other two brethren, James, the son of Zebedee and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets: and He called them. And they forthwith left their nets and father, and followed Him.
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