May 18 : First Sunday after Holy Pentecost
St. Luke 8: 4-15
St. Matthew 11: 20- 24
Before Holy Qurbana
Genesis 41: 38-40 ; Exodus 12: 31-40 ; Joshua 5: 9-12 ; Jeremiah 29: 10-16
Acts 17: 10-15 ; II Corinthians 5: 14 - 6:10 ; St. John 6: 26-35
Labor together with one another; strive in company together; run together; suffer together; sleep together; and awake together, as the stewards, and associates, and servants of God. Please Him under whom you fight, and from whom you receive your wages. Let none of you be found a deserter. Let your baptism endure as your arms; your faith as your helmet; your love as your spear; your patience as a complete panoply. Let your works be the charge assigned to you, that you may receive a worthy recompense. Be long-suffering, therefore, with one another, in meekness, as God is towards you.
St. Ignatius of Antioch – Epistle to Polycarp, Chapter 6