Saturday in the Twenty-Fifth Week after Pentecost
The Lesson of the Epistle of the Holy Apostle Paul to the Galatians.
Galatians §199 (1:3-10).
Brethren: Grace be to you, and peace from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ, Who gave Himself for our sins, that He might deliver us from this present wicked world, according to the will of God and our Father: to Whom is glory for ever and ever. Amen. I wonder that you are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ, unto another gospel. Which is not another, only there are some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach a gospel to you besides that which we have preached to you, let him be anathema. As we said before, so now I say again: If any one preach to you a gospel, besides that which you have received, let him be anathema. For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? If I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.
The Lesson of the Holy Gospel according to Saint Luke.
Saint Luke §46 (9:37-44a).
At that time: As Jesus came down from the mountain, there met Him a great multitude. And behold a man among the crowd cried out, saying: Master, I beseech Thee, look upon my son, because he is my only one. And lo, a spirit seizeth him, and he suddenly crieth out, and he throweth him down and teareth him, so that he foameth; and bruising him, he hardly departeth from him. And I desired Thy disciples to cast him out, and they could not. And Jesus answering, said: O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you, and suffer you? Bring hither thy son. And as he was coming to Him, the devil threw him down, and tore him. And Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and cured the boy, and restored him to his father. And all were astonished at the mighty power of God.