July 21, 2015


Exodus  14: 21- 15: 1

14:21 And when Moses had extended his hand over the sea, the Lord took it away by an intense burning wind, blowing throughout the night, and he turned it into dry ground. And the water was divided.

14:22 And the sons of Israel went in through the midst of the dried sea. For the water was like a wall at their right hand and at their left hand.

14:23 And the Egyptians, pursuing them, went in after them, along with all of the horses of Pharaoh, his chariots and horsemen, through the midst of the sea.

14:24 And now the morning watch had arrived, and behold, the Lord, looking down upon the camp of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and of cloud, put to death their army.

14:25 And he overturned the wheels of the chariots, and they were carried into the deep. Therefore, the Egyptians said: “Let us flee from Israel. For the Lord fights on their behalf against us.”

14:26 And the Lord said to Moses: “Extend your hand over the sea, so that the waters may return on the Egyptians, over their chariots and horsemen.”

14:27 And when Moses had extended his hand opposite the sea, it was returned, at first light, to its former place. And the fleeing Egyptians met with the waters, and the Lord immersed them in the midst of the waves.

14:28 And the waters were returned, and they covered the chariots and horsemen of the entire army of Pharaoh, who, in following, had entered into the sea. And not so much as one of them was left alive.

14:29 But the sons of Israel continued directly through the midst of the dried sea, and the waters were to them like a wall on the right and on the left.

14:30 And so the Lord freed Israel on that day from the hand of the Egyptians.

14:31 And they saw the Egyptians dead on the shore of the sea and the great hand that the Lord had exercised against them. And the people feared the Lord, and they believed in the Lord and in Moses his servant.

15:1 Then Moses and the sons of Israel sang this song to the Lord, and they said: “Let us sing to the Lord, for he has been gloriously magnified: the horse and the rider he has cast into the sea.


The Holy Gospel to Matthew   12: 46-50

12:46 While he was still speaking to the crowds, behold, his mother and his brothers were standing outside, seeking to speak with him.
12:47 And someone said to him: “Behold, your mother and your brothers are standing outside, seeking you.”
12:48 But responding to the one speaking to him, he said, “Which one is my mother, and who are my brothers?”
12:49 And extending his hand to his disciples, he said: “Behold: my mother and my brothers.
12:50 For anyone who does the will of my Father, who is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.”


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