Epistle Of Saint Paul To Philemon

Biblical Verses Omitted From Roman Catholic Mass Readings

Chapter 1  verses 1-6 and 21-25 have been omitted from the Mass readings.

[1] Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus, and Timothy, a brother: to Philemon, our beloved and fellow labourer; [2] And to Appia, our dearest sister, and to Archippus, our fellow soldier, and to the church which is in thy house: [3] Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.

[4] I give thanks to my God, always making a remembrance of thee in my prayers. [5] Hearing of thy charity and faith, which thou hast in the Lord Jesus, and towards all the saints: [6] That the communication of thy faith may be made evident in the acknowledgment of every good work, that is in you in Christ Jesus.

[21] Trusting in thy obedience, I have written to thee: knowing that thou wilt also do more than I say.

[22] But withal prepare me also a lodging. For I hope that through your prayers I shall be given unto you. [23] There salute thee Epaphras, my fellow prisoner in Christ Jesus; [24] Mark, Aristarchus, Demas, and Luke my fellow labourers. [25] The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.