Daily Readings
THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2009
Liturgical Year C
Second Reading - Eph 4:1-13

1 I therefore, a prisoner in the Lord, beseech you that you walk worthy of the vocation in which you are called,
2 With all humility and mildness, with patience, supporting one another in charity.
Careful to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
4 One body and one Spirit; as you are called in one hope of your calling.
One Lord, one faith, one baptism.
One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in us all.
But to every one of us is given grace, according to the measure of the giving of Christ.
8 Wherefore he saith: Ascending on high, he led captivity captive; he gave gifts to men.
Now that he ascended, what is it, but because he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?
He that descended is the same also that ascended above all the heavens, that he might fill all things.
And he gave some apostles, and some prophets, and other some evangelists, and other some pastors and doctors,
For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
Until we all meet into the unity of faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the age of the fulness of Christ;


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