Thursday in the Twenty-Seventh Week after Pentecost
The Lesson of the Epistle of the Holy Apostle Paul to Timothy.
I Timothy §289 (6:17-21).
My son Timothy: Charge the rich of this world not to be highminded, nor to trust in the uncertainty of riches, but in the living God, (Who giveth us abundantly all things to enjoy,) to do good, to be rich in good works, to give easily, to communicate to others, to lay up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on the true life. O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding the profane novelties of words, and oppositions of knowledge falsely so called. Which some promising, have erred concerning the faith. Grace be with thee. Amen.
The Lesson of the Holy Gospel according to Saint Luke.
Saint Luke §92 (18:31-33).
At that time: Jesus took unto Himself His disciples, and said to them: Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and all things shall be accomplished which were written by the prophets concerning the Son of man. For He shall be delivered to the Gentiles, and shall be mocked, and scourged, and spit upon: and after they have scourged Him, they will put Him to death; and the third day He shall rise again. And they understood none of these things, and this word was hid from them, and they understood not the things that were said.