Ninth Sunday after Pentecost – Tone Eight
The Lesson of the Epistle of the Holy Apostle Paul to the Corinthians.
I Corinthians 3:9-17.
Brethren: we are God’s coadjutors: you are God’s husbandry, you are God’s building. According to the grace that is given me, as a wise workmaster have I laid the foundation: and another buildeth thereupon. But let every one look how he buildeth thereon. For other foundation no man can lay, beside that which is laid: which is Christ Jesus. And if any man build upon this foundation, gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble, the work of every one shall be manifest: for the day of our Lord will declare, because it
shall be revealed in fire: and the work of every one of what kind it is, the fire shall try. If any man’s work abide, which he built thereupon: he shall receive reward. If any man’s work burn, he shall suffer detriment: but himself shall be saved: yet so as by fire. Know you not that you are the temple of God: and the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? But if any violate the temple of God, God will destroy him. For the temple of God is holy: which you are.
The Lesson of the Holy Gospel according to Saint Matthew.
St Matthew 14:22-34.
At that time, Jesus commanded His Disciples to go up into the boat, and to go before Him over the water, till He dismissed the multitudes. And having dismissed the multitude, He ascended into a mountain alone to pray. And when it was evening, He was there alone. But the boat in the midst of the sea was tossed with waves. for the wind was contrary. And in the fourth watch of the night, He came unto them walking upon the sea. And seeing Him upon the sea walking, they were troubled, saying, “That is a ghost.” And for fear they cried out. And immediately Jesus spake unto them, saying, “Have confidence: it is I, fear ye not.” And Peter making answer, said, “Lord, if it be Thou, bid me come to Thee upon the waters.” And He said, “Come.” And Peter descending out of the boat, walked upon the water to come to Jesus. But seeing the wind rough, he was afraid: and when he began to be drowned, he cried out, saying, “Lord, save me.” And incontinent Jesus stretching forth His hand took hold of him, and said unto him, “O thou of little faith, why didst thou doubt?” And when they were gone up into the boat, the wind ceased. And they that were in the boat, came and adored Him, saying, “Indeed Thou art the Son of God.” And having passed the water, they came into the country of Genesar.