Monday in the Twenty-Sixth Week after Pentecost
The Lesson of the Epistle of the Holy Apostle Paul to Timothy.
I Timothy §278 (1:1-7).
Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the commandment of God our Saviour, and of Christ Jesus our hope: to Timothy, his beloved son in faith. Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father, and from Christ Jesus our Lord. As I desired thee to remain at Ephesus when I went into Macedonia, that thou mightest charge some not to teach otherwise, not to give heed to fables and endless genealogies: which furnish questions rather than the edification of God, which is in faith. Now the end of the commandment is charity, from a pure heart, and a good conscience, and an unfeigned faith. From which things some going astray, are turned aside unto vain babbling: desiring to be teachers of the law, understanding neither the things they say, nor whereof they affirm.
The Lesson of the Holy Gospel according to Saint Luke.
Saint Luke §75 (14:12-15).
At that time: Jesus went into the house of one of the chief of the Pharisees, on the sabbath day, to eat bread, and He said to him that had invited Him: When thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends, nor thy brethren, nor thy kinsmen, nor thy neighbours who are rich; lest perhaps they also invite thee again, and a recompense be made to thee. But when thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, and the blind; and thou shalt be blessed, because they have not wherewith to make thee recompense: for recompense shall be made thee at the resurrection of the just. When one of them that sat at table with Him, had heard these things, he said to Him: Blessed is he that shall eat bread in the kingdom of God.