Monday in the Twelfth Week after Pentecost
The Lesson of the Epistle of the Holy Apostle Paul to the Corinthians.
II Corinthians §179 (5:10-15).
Brethren: We must all be manifested before the judgment seat of Christ, that every one may receive the proper things of the body, according as he hath done, whether it be good or evil. Knowing therefore the fear of the Lord, we use persuasion to men; but to God we are manifest. And I trust also that in your consciences we are manifest. We commend not ourselves again to you, but give you occasion to glory in our behalf; that you may have somewhat to answer them who glory in face, and not in heart. For whether we be transported in mind, it is to God; or whether we be sober, it is for you. For the charity of Christ presseth us: judging this, that if one died for all, then all were dead. And Christ died for all; that they also who live, may not now live to themselves, but unto Him Who died for them, and rose again.
The Lesson of the Holy Gospel according to Saint Mark.
Saint Mark §2a (1:9-15).
At that time: Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized by John in the Jordan. And forthwith coming up out of the water, He saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit as a dove descending, and remaining on Him. And there came a voice from heaven: Thou art My beloved Son; in Thee I am well pleased. And immediately the Spirit drove Him out into the desert. And He was in the desert forty days and forty nights, and was tempted by Satan; and He was with beasts, and the angels ministered to Him. And after that John was delivered up, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the Gospel of the Kingdom of God, and saying: The time is accomplished, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent, and believe the Gospel.