Epistle of Saint Paul the Apostle to the Romans [Romans xii, 6-16]
Brethren, Having different gifts, according to the grace that is given us: either prophecy, to be used according to the rule of faith;Or ministry, in ministering; or he that teacheth, in doctrine;He that exhorteth, in exhorting; he that giveth, with simplicity; he that ruleth, with carefulness; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.Let love be without dissimulation. Hating that which is evil, cleaving to that which is good,Loving one another with the charity of brotherhood: with honour preventing one another.In carefulness not slothful. In spirit fervent. Serving the Lord.Rejoicing in hope. Patient in tribulation. Instant in prayer.Communicating to the necessities of the saints. Pursuing hospitality.Bless them that persecute you: bless, and curse not.Rejoice with them that rejoice: weep with them that weep.Being of one mind one towards another. Not minding high things, but consenting to the humble. Be not wise in your own conceits.
Third Sunday after the Epiphany [Jan. 22]:
Epistle of Saint Paul the Apostle to the Romans [Romans xii, 16-21]
Brethren, Be not wise in your own conceits.
To no man rendering evil for evil. Providing good things, not only in the sight of God but also in the sight of all men.
If it be possible, as much as is in you, have peace with all men.
Revenge not yourselves, my dearly beloved; but give place unto wrath, for it is written: Revenge is mine, I will repay, saith the Lord.
But if the enemy be hungry, give him to eat; if he thirst, give him to drink. For, doing this, thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head.
Be not overcome by evil: but overcome evil by good.
Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany [Jan. 29]:
Epistle of Saint Paul the Apostle to the Romans [Romans xiii, 8-10]
Owe no man any thing, but to love one another. For he that loveth his neighbour hath fulfilled the law.
For: Thou shalt not commit adultery: Thou shalt not kill: Thou shalt not steal: Thou shalt not bear false witness: Thou shalt not covet. And if there be any other commandment, it is comprised in this word: Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
The love of our neighbour worketh no evil.
Love therefore is the fulfilling of the law.