Monday in the Twentieth Week after Pentecost
The Lesson of the Epistle of the Holy Apostle Paul to the Philippians.
Philippians §241 (2:12-16a).
Brethren: As you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but much more now in my absence, with fear and trembling work out your salvation. For it is God who worketh in you, both to will and to accomplish, according to His good will. And do ye all things without murmurings and hesitations; that you may be blameless, and sincere children of God, without reproof, in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation; among whom you shine as lights in the world. Holding forth the word of life to my glory in the day of Christ.
The Lesson of the Holy Gospel according to Saint Luke.
Saint Luke §25 (6:24-30).
The Lord said to the Jews that came to Him: Woe to you that are rich: for you have your consolation. Woe to you that are filled: for you shall hunger. Woe to you that now laugh: for you shall mourn and weep. Woe to you when men shall bless you: for according to these things did their fathers to the false prophets. But I say to you that hear: Love your enemies, do good to them that hate you. Bless them that curse you, and pray for them that calumniate you. And to him that striketh thee on the one cheek, offer also the other. And him that taketh away from thee thy cloak, forbid not to take thy coat also. Give to every one that asketh thee, and of him that taketh away thy goods, ask them not again.