P: The Holy Gospel according to Luke.
C: Glory be to Thee, O Lord
Jesus Heals a Centurion’s Servant
After he had finished all his sayings in the hearing of the people, he entered
Capernaum. Now a centurion had a servant who was sick and at the point of death,
who was highly valued by him. When the centurion heard about Jesus, he sent to
him elders of the Jews, asking him to come and heal his servant. And when they
came to Jesus, they pleaded with him earnestly, saying, “He is worthy to have you
do this for him, for he loves our nation, and he is the one who built us our
synagogue.” And Jesus went with them. When he was not far from the house, the
centurion sent friends, saying to him, “Lord, do not trouble yourself, for I am not
worthy to have you come under my roof. Therefore I did not presume to come to
you. But say the word, and let my servant be healed. For I too am a man set under
authority, with soldiers under me: and I say to one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and to
another, ‘Come,’ and he comes; and to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.” When
Jesus heard these things, he marveled at him, and turning to the crowd that followed
him, said, “I tell you, not even in Israel have I found such faith.” And when those
who had been sent returned to the house, they found the servant well.
P: This is the Gospel of the Lord.
C: Praise be to Thee, O Christ.