Monday in the Eighteenth Week after Pentecost
The Lesson of the Epistle of the Holy Apostle Paul to the Ephesians.
Ephesians §227 (4:25-32).
Brethren: Putting away lying, speak ye the truth every man with his neighbour; for we are members one of another. Be angry, and sin not. Let not the sun go down upon your anger. Give not place to the devil. He that stole, let him now steal no more; but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have something to give to him that suffereth need. Let no evil speech proceed from your mouth; but that which is good, to the edification of faith, that it may administer grace to the hearers. And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God: whereby you are sealed unto the day of redemption. Let all bitterness, and anger, and indignation, and clamour, and blasphemy, be put away from you, with all malice. And be ye kind one to another; merciful, forgiving one another, even as God hath forgiven you in Christ.
The Lesson of the Holy Gospel according to Saint Luke.
Saint Luke §10 (3:19-22).
At that time: Herod the tetrarch, when he was reproved by John for Herodias, his brother’s wife, and for all the evils which Herod had done; he added this also above all, and shut up John in prison. Now it came to pass, when all the people were baptized, that Jesus also being baptized and praying, heaven was opened; and the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape, as a dove upon Him; and a voice came from heaven: Thou art my beloved Son; in Thee I am well pleased.