Saturday in the Ninth Week after Pentecost
The Lesson of the Epistle of the Holy Apostle Paul to the Romans.
Romans §113 (14:6-9).
Brethren: He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord. And he that eateth, eateth to the Lord: for he giveth thanks to God. And he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth thanks to God. For none of us liveth to himself; and no man dieth to himself. For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; or whether we die, we die unto the Lord. Therefore, whether we live, or whether we die, we are the Lord’s. For to this end Christ died and rose again; that he might be Lord both of the dead and of the living.
The Lesson of the Holy Gospel according to Saint Matthew.
Saint Matthew §64 (15:32-39).
At that time: Jesus called together His disciples, and said: I have compassion on the multitudes, because they continue with Me now three days, and have not what to eat, and I will not send them away fasting, lest they faint in the way. And the disciples say unto Him: Whence then should we have so many loaves in the desert, as to fill so great a multitude? And Jesus said to them: How many loaves have you? But they said: Seven, and a few little fishes. And he commanded the multitude to sit down upon the ground. And taking the seven loaves and the fishes, and giving thanks, He brake, and gave to His disciples, and the disciples to the people. And they did all eat, and had their fill. And they took up seven baskets full, of what remained of the fragments. And they that did eat, were four thousand men, beside children and women. And having dismissed the multitude, He went up into a boat, and came into the coasts of Magedan.