Tuesday in the Fifteenth Week after Pentecost
The Lesson of the Epistle of the Holy Apostle Paul to the Galatians.
Galatians §204 (2:21-3:7).
Brethren: I cast not away the grace of God. For if justice be by the law, then Christ died in vain. O senseless Galatians, who hath bewitched you that you should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been set forth, crucified among you? This only would I learn of you: Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? Are you so foolish, that, whereas you began in the Spirit, you would now be made perfect by the flesh? Have you suffered so great things in vain? If it be yet in vain. He therefore who giveth to you the Spirit, and worketh miracles among you; doth he do it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of the faith? As it is written: Abraham believed God, and it was reputed to him unto justice. Know ye therefore, that they who are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham.
The Lesson of the Holy Gospel according to Saint Mark.
Saint Mark §22 (6:1-7).
At that time: Jesus went into His own country; and His disciples followed Him. And when the sabbath was come, He began to teach in the synagogue: and many hearing Him were in admiration at His doctrine, saying: How came this man by all these things? And what wisdom is this that is given to Him, and such mighty works as are wrought by His hands? Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joseph, and Jude, and Simon? Are not also His sisters here with us? And they were scandalized in regard of Him. And Jesus said to them: A prophet is not without honor, but in his own country, and in his own house, and among his own kindred. And He could not do any miracles there, only that He cured a few that were sick, laying His hands upon them. And He wondered because of their unbelief, and He went through the villages round about teaching. And He called the twelve; and began to send them two and two, and gave them power over unclean spirits.