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If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any
of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies,
Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same
being of one accord, of one mind.
Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in
of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.
Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on
things of others.
Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be
But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the
a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:
And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself,
became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a
which is above every name:
That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things
heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is
to the glory of God the Father.
Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in
presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own
salvation with fear and trembling.
For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do
Do all things without murmurings and disputings:
That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God,
rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye
shine as lights in the world;
Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the
Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain.
Yea, and if I be offered upon the sacrifice and service of
faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all.
For the same cause also do ye joy, and rejoice with me.
But I trust in the Lord Jesus to send Timotheus shortly
you, that I also may be of good comfort, when I know your state.
For I have no man likeminded, who will naturally care for
For all seek their own, not the things which are Jesus
But ye know the proof of him, that, as a son with the
hath served with me in the gospel.
Him therefore I hope to send presently, so soon as I shall
how it will go with me.
But I trust in the Lord that I also myself shall come
Yet I supposed it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus,
brother, and companion in labour, and fellowsoldier, but your
messenger, and he that ministered to my wants.
For he longed after you all, and was full of heaviness,
that ye had heard that he had been sick.
For indeed he was sick nigh unto death: but God had mercy
him; and not on him only, but on me also, lest I should have sorrow
I sent him therefore the more carefully, that, when ye see
again, ye may rejoice, and that I may be the less sorrowful.
Receive him therefore in the Lord with all gladness; and
such in reputation:
Because for the work of Christ he was nigh unto death,
regarding his life, to supply your lack of service toward me.
Orthodox Library, Holy Tuesday, 2008.
Have mercy, O Lord, upon Thy servants
the scribe John, the priest Peter, the newly-enlightened Brendan,
and the parishioners of the temple of Saint Andrew in Lubbock.
THE END, AND TO GOD BE THE GLORY!