St. Lucien, Priest of Antioch,
Sts. Taracus, Probus, and Andronicus, martyrs of Tarsus,
Sts. Onesimus and the other disciples of St. Paul
II Corinthians 2:14-17
 With thee is wisdom, who knows thy works
and was present when thou didst make the world,
and who understand what is pleasing in thy sight
and what is right according to thy commandments.
 Send her forth from the holy heavens,
and from the throne of thy glory send her,
that she may be with me and toil,
and that I may learn what is pleasing to thee.
 For she knows and understands all things,
and she will guide me wisely in my actions
and guard me with her glory.
 Then my works will be acceptable,
and I shall judge thy people justly,
and shall be worthy of the throne of my father.
 Behold, I will make of you a threshing sledge,
new, sharp, and having teeth;
you shall thresh the mountains and crush them,
and you shall make the hills like chaff;
 You shall winnow them and the wind shall carry them away,
and the tempest shall scatter them.
And you shall rejoice in the LORD;
in the Holy One of Israel you shall glory.
 When the poor and needy seek water,
and there is none,
and their tongue is parched with thirst,
I the LORD will answer them,
I the God of Israel will not forsake them.
 I will open rivers on the bare heights,
and fountains in the midst of the valleys;
I will make the wilderness a pool of water,
and the dry land springs of water.
 I will put in the wilderness the cedar,
the acacia, the myrtle, and the olive;
I will set in the desert the cypress,
the plane and the pine together;
II Corinthians 2:14-17
 But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumph, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere.
 For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing,
 to one a fragrance from death to death, to the other a fragrance from life to life. Who is sufficient for these things?
 For we are not, like so many, peddlers of God’s word; but as men of sincerity, as commissioned by God, in the sight of God we speak in Christ.
 And when it was day, he called his disciples, and chose from them twelve, whom he named apostles;
 Simon, whom he named Peter, and Andrew his brother, and James and John, and Philip, and Bartholomew,
 and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon who was called the Zealot,
 and Judas the son of James, and Judas Iscariot, who became a traitor.
 And he came down with them and stood on a level place, with a great crowd of his disciples and a great multitude of people from all Judea and Jerusalem and the seacoast of Tyre and Sidon, who came to hear him and to be healed of their diseases;
 and those who were troubled with unclean spirits were cured.
 And all the crowd sought to touch him, for power came forth from him and healed them all.
 And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said: “Blessed are you poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.
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