Saturday in the Thirty-Third Week after Pentecost
The Lesson of the Epistle of the Holy Apostle Paul to Timothy.
II Timothy §293 (2:11-19).
My son Timothy: A faithful saying: for if we be dead with Him, we shall live also with Him. If we suffer, we shall also reign with Him. If we deny Him, He will also deny us. If we believe not, He continueth faithful, He can not deny Himself. Of these things put them in mind, charging them before the Lord. Contend not in words, for it is to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers. Carefully study to present thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth. But shun profane and vain babblings: for they grow much towards ungodliness. And their speech spreadeth like a canker: of whom are Hymeneus and Philetus: who have erred from the truth, saying, that the resurrection is past already, and have subverted the faith of some. But the sure foundation of God standeth firm, having this seal: the Lord knoweth who are His; and let every one depart from iniquity who nameth the name of the Lord.
The Lesson of the Holy Gospel according to Saint Luke.
Saint Luke §88 (18:2-8a).
The Lord said this parable: There was a judge in a certain city, who feared not God, nor regarded man. And there was a certain widow in that city, and she came to him, saying: Avenge me of my adversary. And he would not for a long time. But afterwards he said within himself: Although I fear not God, nor regard man, yet because this widow is troublesome to me, I will avenge her, lest continually coming she weary me. And the Lord said: Hear what the unjust judge saith. And will not God revenge His elect who cry to Him day and night: and will He have patience in their regard? I say to you, that He will quickly revenge them.