Saturday in the Tenth Week after Pentecost
The Lesson of the Epistle of the Holy Apostle Paul to the Romans.
Romans §119 (15:30-33).
Brethren: I beseech you through our Lord Jesus Christ, and by the charity of the Holy Ghost, that you help me in your prayers for me to God, that I may be delivered from the unbelievers that are in Judea, and that the oblation of my service may be acceptable in Jerusalem to the saints. That I may come to you with joy, by the will of God, and may be refreshed with you. Now the God of peace be with you all. Amen.
The Lesson of the Holy Gospel according to Saint Matthew.
Saint Matthew §73 (17:24-18:4).
At that time: They that received the didrachmas came to Peter and said: Doth not your Master pay the didrachmas? He said: Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying: What is thy opinion, Simon? The kings of the earth, of whom do they receive tribute or custom? Of their own children, or of strangers? And he said: Of strangers. Jesus said to him: Then the children are free. But that we may not scandalize them, go to the sea, and cast in a hook: and that fish which shall first come up, take: and when thou hast opened its mouth, thou shalt find a stater: take that, and give it to them for Me and thee. At that hour the disciples came to Jesus, saying: Who thinkest Thou is the greater in the Kingdom of Heaven? And Jesus calling unto Him a little child, set him in the midst of them, and said: Amen I say to you, unless you be converted, and become as little children, you shall not enter into the Kingdom of Heaven. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, he is the greater in the Kingdom of Heaven.