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- At that time Herod the tetrarch heard of the fame of Jesus,
- And said unto his servants, This is John the Baptist; he is risen
from the dead; and therefore mighty works do shew forth themselves in
- For Herod had laid hold on John, and bound him, and put him in
prison for Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's wife.
- For John said unto him, It is not lawful for thee to have her.
- And when he would have put him to death, he feared the multitude,
because they counted him as a prophet.
- But when Herod's birthday was kept, the daughter of Herodias
danced before them, and pleased Herod.
- Whereupon he promised with an oath to give her whatsoever she
- And she, being before instructed of her mother, said, Give me
here John Baptist's head in a charger.
- And the king was sorry: nevertheless for the oath's sake, and
them which sat with him at meat, he commanded it to be given her.
- And he sent, and beheaded John in the prison.
- And his head was brought in a charger, and given to the damsel:
and she brought it to her mother.
- And his disciples came, and took up the body, and buried it, and
went and told Jesus.
- When Jesus heard of it, he departed thence by ship into a desert
place apart: and when the people had heard thereof, they followed him
on foot out of the cities.
- And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved
with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick.
- And when it was evening, his disciples came to him, saying, This
is a desert place, and the time is now past; send the multitude away,
that they may go into the villages, and buy themselves victuals.
- But Jesus said unto them, They need not depart; give ye them to
- And they say unto him, We have here but five loaves, and two
- He said, Bring them hither to me.
- And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass, and
took the five loaves, and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he
blessed, and brake, and gave the loaves to his disciples, and the
disciples to the multitude.
- And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the
fragments that remained twelve baskets full.
- And they that had eaten were about five thousand men, beside
women and children.
- And straightway Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a
ship, and to go before him unto the other side, while he sent the
- And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a
mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there
- But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves:
for the wind was contrary.
- And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them,
walking on the sea.
- And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were
troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear.
- But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer;
it is I; be not afraid.
- And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me
come unto thee on the water.
- And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the
ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus.
- But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and
beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.
- And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him,
and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?
- And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased.
- Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying,
Of a truth thou art the Son of God.
- And when they were gone over, they came into the land of
- And when the men of that place had knowledge of him, they sent
out into all that country round about, and brought unto him all that
- And besought him that they might only touch the hem of his
garment: and as many as touched were made perfectly whole.
Orthodox Library, St. Mary Magdalene, 2006.
Have mercy, O Lord, upon Thy servants
the scribe John, the priest John, the monk James,
and the parishioners of the temple of Saint Andrew in Lubbock.
THE END, AND TO GOD BE THE GLORY!