Saturday in the Thirty-Fourth Week after Pentecost
The Lesson of the Epistle of the Holy Apostle Paul to Timothy.
II Timothy §295 (3:1-9).
My Son Timothy: Know this, that in the last days shall come dangerous times. Men shall be lovers of themselves, covetous, haughty, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, wicked, without affection, without peace, slanderers, incontinent, unmerciful, without kindness, traitors, stubborn, puffed up, and lovers of pleasures more than of God: having an appearance indeed of godliness, but denying the power thereof. Now these avoid. For of these sort are they who creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, who are led away with divers desires: ever learning, and never attaining to the knowledge of the truth. Now as Jannes and Mambres resisted Moses, so these also resist the truth, men corrupted in mind, reprobate concerning the faith. But they shall proceed no farther; for their folly shall be manifest to all men, as theirs also was.
The Lesson of the Holy Gospel according to Saint Luke.
Saint Luke §103 (20:45-21:4).
The Lord said to His disciples: Beware of the scribes, who desire to walk in long robes, and love salutations in the marketplace, and the first chairs in the synagogues, and the chief rooms at feasts: who devour the houses of widows, feigning long prayer. These shall receive greater damnation. And looking on, He saw the rich men cast their gifts into the treasury. And He saw also a certain poor widow casting in two brass mites. And He said: Verily I say to you, that this poor widow hath cast in more than they all: for all these have of their abundance cast into the offerings of God: but she of her want, hath cast in all the living that she had.