Gospel 2-6-24. Luke 10:1-9. St Titus, Bishop, Confessor
And after these things the Lord appointed also other seventy-two: and he sent them two and two before his face into every city and place whither he himself was to come.
Post haec autem designavit Dominus et alios septuaginta duos : et misit illos binos ante faciem suam in omnem civitatem et locum, quo erat ipse venturus.
2 And he said to them: The harvest indeed is great, but the labourers are few. Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he send labourers into his harvest.
Et dicebat illis : Messis quidem multa, operarii autem pauci. Rogate ergo dominum messis ut mittat operarios in messem suam.
3 Go: Behold I send you as lambs among wolves.
Ite : ecce ego mitto vos sicut agnos inter lupos.
4 Carry neither purse, nor scrip, nor shoes; and salute no man by the way.
Nolite portare sacculum, neque peram, neque calceamenta, et neminem per viam salutaveritis.
5 Into whatsoever house you enter, first say: Peace be to this house.
In quamcumque domum intraveritis, primum dicite : Pax huic domui :
6 And if the son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon him; but if not, it shall return to you.
et si ibi fuerit filius pacis, requiescet super illum pax vestra : sin autem, ad vos revertetur.
7 And in the same house, remain, eating and drinking such things as they have: for the labourer is worthy of his hire. Remove not from house to house.
In eadem autem domo manete, edentes et bibentes quae apud illos sunt : dignus est enim operarius mercede sua. Nolite transire de domo in domum.
8 And into what city soever you enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you.
Et in quamcumque civitatem intraveritis, et susceperint vos, manducate quae apponuntur vobis :
9 And heal the sick that are therein, and say to them: The kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.
et curate infirmos, qui in illa sunt, et dicite illis : Appropinquavit in vos regnum Dei.
St Titus, Bishop of Crete, was one of the most faithful disciples of St Paul. The Apostle wrote to Titus a letter included in Holy Scripture. He died A.D. 101.