12 But I would ye should understand, brethren, that the things which happened unto me have fallen out rather unto the furtherance of the gospel; 13 So that my bonds in Christ are manifest in all the palace, and in all other places; 14 And many of the brethren in the Lord, waxing confident by my bonds, are much more bold to speak the word without fear. 15 Some indeed preach Christ even of envy and strife; and some also of good will: 16 The one preach Christ of contention, not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my bonds: 17 But the other of love, knowing that I am set for the defence of the gospel. 18 What then? notwithstanding, every way, whether in pretence, or in truth, Christ is preached; and I therein do rejoice, yea, and will rejoice. 19 For I know that this shall turn to my salvation through your prayer, and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ, 20 According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death.
46 And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say? 47 Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is like: 48 He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock. 49 But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great. 1 Now when he had ended all his sayings in the audience of the people, he entered into Capernaum.
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HOLY AND GLORIOUS APOSTLE THOMAS
ST LALLUWY, VIRGIN
ST LALLUWY, VIRGIN
Troparion of St Thomas Tone 2Thou wast a disciple of Christ and one of the Twelve,/ and by thy unbelief didst proclaim Christ's Resurrection./ By touch thou wast assured of His holy Passion,/ O glorious Apostle Thomas./ Pray to Him to grant us peace and mercy.
Troparion of St Lalluwy Tone 8To this day Menheniot's sacred well witnesses to thy virtue, O Pius Lalluwy./ As thou didst call forth a stream of living water from the earth,/ we pray thee, entreat Christ our God to pour forth for us/ the saving waters of eternal life.
Kontakion of St Thomas Tone 4The grace-filled Apostle and true servant of Christ/ cried out in repentance:/ Thou art my Lord and my God.