Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
Epistle • Ephesians 5:15-21
Lesson from the Epistle of Blessed Paul the Apostle to the Ephesians.
[Filled with the Holy Ghost, let us give thanks always for all things in the Name of Our Lord Jesus Christ, to God, being subject one to another in the fear of Christ.]
Brethren, See how you walk circumspectly, not as unwise, but as wise; redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Wherefore, become not unwise, but understanding what is the will of God.
And be not drunk with wine, wherein is luxury; but be ye filled with the Holy Spirit, speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns, and spiritual canticles, singing and making melody in your hearts to the Lord: giving thanks always for all things, in the Name of Our Lord Jesus Christ, to God and the Father; being subject one to another in the fear of Christ.
Gospel • John 4:46-53
Continuation of the holy Gospel according to St. John.
[Healing of the rulers son at Capharnaum. The reward of faith in Our Lord.]
At that time, there was a certain ruler whose son was sick at Capharnaum. He having heard that Jesus was come from Judæa into Galilee, went to Him, and prayed Him to come down, and heal his son; for he was at the point of death. Jesus therefore said to him: Unless you see signs and wonders, you believe not. The ruler saith to Him: Lord, come down before my son die. Jesus saith to him: Go thy way, thy son liveth. The man believed the word which Jesus said to him, and went his way.
And as he was going down, his servants met him, and they brought word, saying that his son lived. He asked therefore of them the hour wherein he grew better. And they said to him: Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him. The father therefore knew that it was at the same hour that Jesus said to him: Thy son liveth; and himself believed, and his whole house.