Saturday in the Twelfth Week after Pentecost
The Lesson of the Epistle of the Holy Apostle Paul to the Corinthians.
I Corinthians §125c (1:26-29).
Brethren: See your vocation, brethren, that there are not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble: but the foolish things of the world hath God chosen, that He may confound the wise; and the weak things of the world hath God chosen, that He may confound the strong. And the base things of the world, and the things that are contemptible, hath God chosen, and things that are not, that He might bring to nought things that are: that no flesh should glory in the sight of God.
The Lesson of the Holy Gospel according to Saint Matthew.
Saint Matthew §82 (20:29-34).
At that time: When Jesus went out from Jericho, a great multitude followed Him. And behold two blind men sitting by the way side, heard that Jesus passed by, and they cried out, saying: O Lord, Thou Son of David, have mercy on us. And the multitude rebuked them that they should hold their peace. But they cried out the more, saying: O Lord, Thou Son of David, have mercy on us. And Jesus stood, and called them, and said: What will ye that I do to you? They say to him: Lord, that our eyes be opened. And Jesus having compassion on them, touched their eyes. And immediately they saw, and followed Him.