Matthew 8:14-23

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Matthew 8:14–23

14When Jesus came into Peter’s house, he saw Peter’s mother-in-law lying sick with a fever. 15He touched her hand, and the fever left her. She got up and served him. 16When evening came, many who were possessed with demons were brought to him. He cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were sick. 17Thus, what had been spoken through Isaiah the prophet was fulfilled:

He took our infirmities, and bore our diseases.

18Now, when Jesus saw great crowds around him, he gave the order to depart to the other side. 

19A scribe came and said to him, “Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go!” 20Jesus replied, “The foxes have holes and the birds of the sky have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.”

21Another of his disciples said to Jesus, “Lord, allow me first to go and bury my father.” 22But Jesus replied, “Follow me, and let the dead bury their [own] dead.” 

23When he got into a boat, his disciples followed him. 

You will hear this Gospel read at The Good Shepherd Orthodox Church during Holy Week, on Great and Holy Wednesday. It is followed by an Epistle reading from II Corinthians 1:8-11.


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