Thursday, October 8, 2020
St. Pantaleon the Physician, of Nicomedia,
St. Hermolaos the Priest, of Nicomedia,
St. Euphraxis the Virgin-Hermit, of Byzantium
I Corinthians 12:1-7
 My son, be attentive to my words;
incline your ear to my sayings.
 Let them not escape from your sight;
keep them within your heart.
 For they are life to him who finds them,
and healing to all his flesh.
 Keep your heart with all vigilance;
for from it flow the springs of life.
 Put away from you crooked speech,
and put devious talk far from you.
 Let your eyes look directly forward,
and your gaze be straight before you.
 Take heed to the path of your feet,
then all your ways will be sure.
 Do not swerve to the right or to the left;
turn your foot away from evil.
 Therefore thus says the LORD:
“If you return, I will restore you,
and you shall stand before me.
If you utter what is precious, and not what is worthless,
you shall be as my mouth.
They shall turn to you,
but you shall not turn to them.
 And I will make you to this people
a fortified wall of bronze;
they will fight against you,
but they shall not prevail over you,
for I am with you
to save you and deliver you, says the LORD.
I Corinthians 12:1-7
 Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not want you to be uninformed.
 You know that when you were heathen, you were led astray to dumb idols, however you may have been moved.
 Therefore I want you to understand that no one speaking by the Spirit of God ever says “Jesus be cursed!” and no one can say “Jesus is Lord” except by the Holy Spirit.
 Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit;
 and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord;
 and there are varieties of working, but it is the same God who inspires them all in every one.
 To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.
 And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every disease and every infirmity.
 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.
 Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few;
 pray therefore the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.”
 And he called to him his twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every disease and every infirmity.
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