Friday in the Tenth Week after Pentecost
The Lesson of the Epistle of the Holy Apostle Paul to the Corinthians.
II Corinthians §169 (1:12-20).
Brethren: Our glory is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity of heart and sincerity of God, and not in carnal wisdom, but in the grace of God, we have conversed in this world: and more abundantly towards you. For we write no other things to you than what you have read and known. And I hope that you shall know unto the end: as also you have known us in part, that we are your glory, as you also are ours, in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. And in this confidence I had a mind to come to you before, that you might have a second grace: and to pass by you into Macedonia, and again from Macedonia to come to you, and by you to be brought on my way towards Judea. Whereas then I was thus minded, did I use lightness? Or, the things that I purpose, do I purpose according to the flesh, that there should be with me, It is, and It is not? But God is faithful, for our preaching which was to you, was not, It is, and It is not. For the Son of God, Jesus Christ Who was preached among you by us, by me, and Sylvanus, and Timothy, was not, It is and It is not, but, It is, was in Him. For all the promises of God are in Him, It is; therefore also by Him, amen to God, unto our glory.
The Lesson of the Holy Gospel according to Saint Matthew.
Saint Matthew §91 (22:23-33).
At that time: There came to Jesus the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection; and asked Him, saying: Master, Moses said: If a man die having no son, his brother shall marry his wife, and raise up issue to his brother. Now there were with us seven brethren: and the first having married a wife, died; and not having issue, left his wife to his brother. In like manner the second, and the third, and so on to the seventh. And last of all the woman died also. At the resurrection therefore whose wife of the seven shall she be? For they all had her. And Jesus answering, said to them: You err, not knowing the Scriptures, nor the power of God. For in the resurrection they shall neither marry nor be married; but shall be as the angels of God in heaven. And concerning the resurrection of the dead, have you not read that which was spoken by God, saying to you: I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? He is not the God of the dead, but of the living. And the multitudes hearing it, were in admiration at his doctrine.