- The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not a man.For I neither received it for a man, neither was I tought, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ. For ye have heard of my conversation in time past in the Jews’ religion, how that beyound measure I persecuted the church of God, and wasted it: And profited in the Jews’religion above many my equals in mine nation, being more exceedingly sealous of the traditions of my fathers. But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb and called me by his grace. To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen: immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood:Neither went I up to Jerusalim to them which were apstoles before me: but I went into Arabia, and returned again unto Damascus. Then after three years I went up to Jerusalim to see Peter,and abode with him fifteen days. But other of the apostles saw I none, save James the Lord’s brother.
The Gospel reading is from Luke 7: 11-16
At that time, Jesus went to a city called Nain, and his disciples and a great crowd went with him. As he drew near to the gate of the city, behold, a man who had died was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow; and a large crowd from the city was with her. And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her and said to her, “Do not weep.” And he came and touched the bier, and the bearers stood still. And he said, “Young man, I say to you, arise.” And the dead man sat up, and began to speak. And he gave him to his mother. Fear seized them all; and they glorified God, saying, “A great prophet has arisen among us!” and “God has visited his people!”read more >