January 18, 2015


The first Book of Samuel   3: 3-10, 19

3:3 And so, to prevent the lamp of God from going out, Samuel was sleeping in the temple of the Lord, where the ark of God was.
3:4 And the Lord called Samuel. And responding, he said, “Here I am.”
3:5 And he ran to Eli, and he said, “Here I am. For you called me.” And he said: “I did not call. Return and sleep.” And he went away, and he slept.
3:6 And again, the Lord continued to call to Samuel. And rising up, Samuel went to Eli, and he said: “Here I am. For you called me.” And he responded: “I did not call you, my son. Return and sleep.”
3:7 Now Samuel did not yet know the Lord, and the word of the Lord had not been revealed to him.
3:8 And the Lord continued, and he called to Samuel still a third time. And rising up, he went to Eli.
3:9 And he said: “Here I am. For you called me.” Then Eli understood that the Lord had called the boy. And he said to Samuel: “Go and sleep. And if he calls to you from now on, you will say, ‘Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.’ ” Therefore, Samuel went away, and he slept in his place.
3:10 And the Lord came, and stood, and he called, just as he had called the other times, “Samuel, Samuel.” And Samuel said, “Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.”
3:19 And Samuel grew up, and the Lord was with him, and not one of his words fell to the ground.

Second Reading

The First Letter of St. Paul to the Corinthians   6: 13- 15, 17-20

6:13 Food is for the stomach, and the stomach is for food. But God shall destroy both the stomach and food. And the body is not for fornication, but rather for the Lord; and the Lord is for the body.
6:14 Truly, God has raised up the Lord, and he will raise us up by his power.
6:15 Do you not know that your bodies are a part of Christ? So then, should I take a part of Christ and make it a part of a harlot? Let it not be so!
6:17 But whoever is joined to the Lord is one spirit.
6:18 Flee from fornication. Every sin whatsoever that a man commits is outside of the body, but whoever fornicates, sins against his own body.
6:19 Or do you not know that your bodies are the Temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own?
6:20 For you have been bought at a great price. Glorify and carry God in your body.


The Holy Gospel Accoording to John   1: 35- 42

1:35 The next day again, John was standing with two of his disciples.
1:36 And catching sight of Jesus walking, he said, “Behold, the Lamb of God.”
1:37 And two disciples were listening to him speaking. And they followed Jesus.
1:38 Then Jesus, turning around and seeing them following him, said to them, “What are you seeking?” And they said to him, “Rabbi (which means in translation, Teacher), where do you live?”
1:39 He said to them, “Come and see.” They went and saw where he was staying, and they stayed with him that day. Now it was about the tenth hour.
1:40 And Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter, was one of the two who had heard about him from John and had followed him.
1:41 First, he found his brother Simon, and he said to him, “We have found the Messiah,” (which is translated as the Christ).
1:42 And he led him to Jesus. And Jesus, gazing at him, said: “You are Simon, son of Jonah. You shall be called Cephas,” (which is translated as Peter).



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