Thursday in the Second Week after Pentecost
The Lesson of the Epistle of the Holy Apostle Paul to the Romans.
Romans §89 (5:10-16).
Brethren: If, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of His Son; much more, being reconciled, shall we be saved by His life. And not only so; but also we glory in God, through our Lord Jesus Christ, by Whom we have now received reconciliation. Wherefore as by one man sin entered into this world, and by sin death; and so death passed upon all men, in whom all have sinned. For until the law sin was in the world; but sin was not imputed, when the law was not. But death reigned from Adam unto Moses, even over them also who have not sinned after the similitude of the transgression of Adam, who is a figure of Him Who was to come. But not as the offence, so also the gift. For if by the offence of one, many died; much more the grace of God, and the gift, by the grace of one Man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many. And not as it was by one sin, so also is the gift. For judgment indeed was by one unto condemnation; but grace is of many offences, unto justification.
The Lesson of the Holy Gospel according to Saint Matthew.
Saint Matthew §27 (8:23-27).
At that time: Jesus entered into the boat, and His disciples followed Him. And behold a great tempest arose in the sea, so that the boat was covered with waves, but He was asleep. And they came to Him, and awaked Him, saying: Lord, save us, we perish. And Jesus saith to them: Why are you fearful, O ye of little faith? Then rising up He commanded the winds, and the sea, and there came a great calm. But the men wondered, saying: What manner of man is this, for the winds and the sea obey Him?