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First Reading for St. Basil the Great and St. Gregory Nazianzen

Ephesians 4:1-7, 11-13

Summary: As a prisoner for the Lord, I urge living a life worthy of your calling: with humility, gentleness, and patience, preserving unity and peace. Christ's grace varies, equipping us for diverse roles to build up His body in unity and maturity.

Unity and Diversity in Christ

I, a prisoner of the Lord, urge you to live in a manner worthy of the call you have received, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another through love, striving to preserve the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace: one Body and one Spirit, as you were also called to the one hope of your call; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.

But grace was given to each of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift.

And he gave some as Apostles, others as prophets, others as evangelists, others as pastors and teachers, to equip the holy ones for the work of ministry, for building up the Body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of faith and knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the extent of the full stature of Christ.

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