Tuesday of the Thirtieth week in Ordinary Time
Letter to the Ephesians - 5,21-33.
Brothers and sisters: be subordinate to one another out of reverence for Christ.
Wives should be subordinate to their husbands as to the Lord.
For the husband is head of his wife just as Christ is head of the church, he himself the savior of the body.
As the church is subordinate to Christ, so wives should be subordinate to their husbands in everything.
Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ loved the church and handed himself over for her
to sanctify her, cleansing her by the bath of water with the word,
that he might present to himself the church in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish.
So (also) husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.
For no one hates his own flesh but rather nourishes and cherishes it, even as Christ does the church,
because we are members of his body.
"For this reason a man shall leave (his) father and (his) mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh."
This is a great mystery, but I speak in reference to Christ and the church.
In any case, each one of you should love his wife as himself, and the wife should respect her husband.
Psalms - 128(127),1-2.3.4-5.
Blessed are you who fear the LORD,
who walk in his ways!
For you shall eat the fruit of your handiwork;
blessed shall you be, and favored.
Your wife shall be like a fruitful vine
in the recesses of your home;
Your children like olive plants
around your table.
Behold, thus is the man blessed
who fears the LORD.
The LORD bless you from Zion:
may you see the prosperity of Jerusalem
all the days of your life.
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke - 13,18-21.
Jesus said, “What is the Kingdom of God like? To what can I compare it?
It is like a mustard seed that a person took and planted in the garden. When it was fully grown, it became a large bush and 'the birds of the sky dwelt in its branches.'"
Again he said, "To what shall I compare the kingdom of God?
It is like yeast that a woman took and mixed in with three measures of wheat flour until the whole batch of dough was leavened."
St. Frumentius (Bishop (4th century))
St. Frumentius was a child when his uncle, Meropins of Tyre took him and his brother, Edesius on a voyage to Ethiopia. During the course of their voyage, the vessel touched at a certain port, and the barbarians of that country put all the crew and passengers to the sword except the two children. They were carried to the king at Axuma, who, charmed with the wit and sprightliness of the two boys, took special care of their education. Not long after, he made Edesius his cup-bearer and Frumentius, who was the elder, his treasurer and secretary of state. On his death-bed, he thanked them for their services and in recompense gave them their liberty.
After his death, the queen begged them to remain at court and assist her in the government of the state, until the young king came of age. Edesius went back to Tyre, but St. Athanasius ordained Frumentius Bishop of the Ethiopians. Vested with this sacred character, Frumentius gained great numbers to the Faith, and continued to feed and defend his flock until it pleased the Supreme Pastor to recompense his fidelity and labors.
Bl. Emilina ()
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