I Corinthians 12:27-31, 13:1-8

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I Corinthians 12:27–31, 13:1–8

27Now you are the body of Christ, and members individually. 28God has appointed some in the Church as follows: first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then wonderworkers, also those having gifts of healing, those able to help others, those with gifts of administration, and those with different kinds of tongues. 29However, are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Are all miracle workers? 30Do all have gifts of healings? Do all speak with various languages? Do all interpret? 31But earnestly desire the best gifts. Moreover, I [will] show you a most excellent way. 

1If I speak with the tongues of men and angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2If I have the gift of prophecy and know all mysteries and have all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to move mountains, but if I do not have love; I am nothing. 3If I give out all my goods to feed the poor, and give my body to be burned but do not have love, it profits me nothing.

4Love is patient and is kind; love does not envy. Love does not brag, it is not proud, 5it does not behave inappropriately, it is not self-oriented. [Love] does not take offence and does not keep track of evil, 6it does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth. 7[Love] bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 8Love never fails. 

You will hear this Epistle read at The Good Shepherd Orthodox Church during Holy Week, on Great and Holy Wednesday. It is paired with a Gospel reading from Matthew 10:1, 5-8.


The Good Shepherd Orthodox Church, located in Clayton, Melbourne, is a living witness to the power of the Gospel and the fullness of the Christian Faith in modern, secular Australia. 

About us. We are a vibrant Australian Christian community under the direction of the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia, New Zealand & the Philippines, which is under the jurisdiction of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East. The Church of Antioch is the continuation of the Christian community founded in Antioch by the Apostles Peter (who served as its first bishop) and Paul. The Patriarchate of Antioch is the oldest of the ancient Patriarchates constituting the one Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ.

All services are in the English language and the Service of Holy Unction is held in the Main Chapel of the Religious Centre at Monash University, Clayton Campus, conveniently located in the centre of Melbourne’s residential population.

Parking in the University car parks is free after 7:00 pm, but please take note of all signs regarding Loading Zones, No Standing and Disabled Parking, these restrictions apply and are enforced.

For directions to the Religious Centre click here