Ε Λ Λ Η Ν Ι Κ Α Κ Α Ι Κ Α Τ Η Χ Η Τ Ι Κ Α Σ Χ Ο Λ Ε Ι Α Α Π Ο Σ Τ Ο Λ Ο Υ Β Α Ρ Ν Α Β Α
ΕΥΑΓΓΕΛΙΚΗ ΠΕΡΙΚΟΠΗ ΠΡΩΤΗΣ ΚΥΡΙΑΚΗΣ ΜΑΤΘΑΙΟΥ (ΑΓΙΩΝ ΠΑΝΤΩΝ) FIRST SUNDAY OF MATTHEW
The Lord said to His disciples, “Whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven.
But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven.
He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me.
And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me.”
Then Peter answered and said to Him, “See, we have left all and followed You. Therefore what shall we have?”
So Jesus said to them, “Assuredly I say to you, that in the regeneration, when the Son of Man sits on the throne of His glory, you who have followed Me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands, for My name’s sake, shall receive a hundredfold, and inherit eternal life.
But many who are first will be last, and the last first.”
(Mat. 10: 32-33, 37-38, 19: 27-30)
Clothed as in purple and fine linen with the blood of your Martyrs throughout the world, your Church cries out to you through them, Christ God: Send down your pity on your people. Grant peace to your commonwealth, and to our souls your great mercy.