Wednesday in the Twenty-First Week after Pentecost
The Lesson of the Epistle of the Holy Apostle Paul to the Colossians.
Colossians §251 (1:18-23).
Brethren: Christ is the head of the body, the church, Who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things He may hold the primacy: because in Him, it hath well pleased the Father, that all fulness should dwell; and through Him to reconcile all things unto Himself, making peace through the blood of His cross, both as to the things that are on earth, and the things that are in heaven. And you, whereas you were some time alienated and enemies in mind in evil works: yet now He hath reconciled in the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy and unspotted, and blameless before Him: if so ye continue in the faith, grounded and settled, and immoveable from the hope of the gospel which you have heard, which is preached in all the creation that is under heaven, whereof I Paul am made a minister.
The Lesson of the Holy Gospel according to Saint Luke.
Saint Luke §37 (8:22-25).
At that time: Jesus went into a little ship with His disciples, and He said to them: Let us go over to the other side of the lake. And they launched forth. And when they were sailing, He slept; and there came down a storm of wind upon the lake, and they were filled, and were in danger. And they came and awaked Him, saying: Master, we perish. But He arising, rebuked the wind and the rage of the water; and it ceased, and there was a calm. And He said to them: Where is your faith? Who being afraid, wondered, saying one to another: Who is this, (think you), that He commandeth both the winds and the sea, and they obey Him?