July 5, 2021

Reading

Genesis   28: 10-22

28:10 Meanwhile Jacob, having departed from Beersheba, continued on to Haran.

28:11 And when he had arrived at a certain place, where he would rest after the setting of the sun, he took some of the stones that lay there, and placing them under his head, he slept in the same place.

28:12 And he saw in his sleep: a ladder standing upon the earth, with its top touching heaven, also, the Angels of God ascending and descending by it,

28:13 and the Lord, leaning upon the ladder, saying to him: “I am the Lord, the God of Abraham your father, and the God of Isaac. The land, in which you sleep, I will give to you and to your offspring.

28:14 And your offspring will be like the dust of the earth. You will spread abroad to the West, and to the East, and to the North, and to the Meridian. And in you and in your offspring, all the tribes of the earth shall be blessed.

28:15 And I will be your guardian wherever you will journey, and I will bring you back into this land. Neither will I dismiss you, until I have accomplished all that I have said.”

28:16 And when Jacob had awakened from sleep, he said, “Truly, the Lord is in this place, and I did not know it.”

28:17 And being terrified, he said: “How terrible this place is! This is nothing other than the house of God and the gateway of heaven.”

28:18 Therefore, Jacob, arising in the morning, took the stone which he had placed under his head, and he set it up as monument, pouring oil over it.

28:19 And he called the name of the city, ‘Bethel,’ which before was called Luz.

28:20 And then he made a vow, saying: “If God will be with me, and will guard me along the way by which I walk, and will give me bread to eat and clothing to wear,

28:21 and if I will return prosperously to my father’s house, then the Lord will be my God,

28:22 and this stone, which I have set up as a monument, will be called ‘the House of God.’ And from all the things that you will give to me, I will offer tithes to you.”

Gospel

The Holy Gospel According to Matthew    9: 18-26

9:18 As he was speaking these things to them, behold, a certain ruler approached and adored him, saying: “Lord, my daughter has recently passed away. But come and impose your hand upon her, and she will live.”
9:19 And Jesus, rising up, followed him, with his disciples.
9:20 And behold, a woman, who had suffered from a flow of blood for twelve years, approached from behind and touched the hem of his garment.
9:21 For she said within herself, “If I will touch even his garment, I shall be saved.”
9:22 But Jesus, turning and seeing her, said: “Be strengthened in faith, daughter; your faith has made you well.” And the woman was made well from that hour.
9:23 And when Jesus had arrived in the house of the ruler, and he had seen the musicians and the tumultuous crowd,
9:24 he said, “Depart. For the girl is not dead, but asleep.” And they derided him.
9:25 And when the crowd had been sent away, he entered. And he took her by the hand. And the girl rose up.
9:26 And the news of this went out to that entire land.