Monday in the Seventeenth Week after Pentecost
The Lesson of the Epistle of the Holy Apostle Paul to the Ephesians.
Ephesians §219 (1:22-2:3).
Brethren: God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ hath subjected all things under His feet, and hath made Him head over all the church, which is His body, and the fulness of Him Who is filled all in all. And you, when you were dead in your offences, and sins, wherein in time past you walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of this air, of the spirit that now worketh on the children of unbelief: in which also we all conversed in time past, in the desires of our flesh, fulfilling the will of the flesh and of our thoughts, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest.
The Lesson of the Holy Gospel according to Saint Mark.
Saint Mark §48 (10:46-52).
At that time: As Jesus went out of Jericho, with His disciples, and a very great multitude, Bartimeus the blind man, the son of Timeus, sat by the way side begging. Who when he had heard, that it was Jesus of Nazareth, began to cry out, and to say: Jesus Son of David, have mercy on me. And many rebuked him, that he might hold his peace; but he cried a great deal the more: Son of David, have mercy on me. And Jesus, standing still, commanded him to be called. And they call the blind man, saying to him: Be of better comfort: arise, He calleth thee. Who casting off his garment leaped up, and came to Him. And Jesus answering, said to him: What wilt thou that I should do to thee? And the blind man said to Him: Rabboni, that I may see. And Jesus saith to him: Go thy way, thy faith hath made thee whole. And immediately he saw, and followed Him in the way.