Tuesday in the Nineteenth Week after Pentecost
The Lesson of the Epistle of the Holy Apostle Paul to the Philippians.
Philippians §236 (1:8-14).
Brethren: God is my witness, how I long after you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ. And this I pray, that your charity may more and more abound in knowledge, and in all understanding: that you may approve the better things, that you may be sincere and without offence unto the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of justice, through Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God. Now, brethren, I desire you should know, that the things which have happened to me, have fallen out rather to the furtherance of the gospel: so that my bands are made manifest in Christ, in all the court, and in all other places; and many of the brethren in the Lord, growing confident by my bands, are much more bold to speak the word of God without fear.
The Lesson of the Holy Gospel according to Saint Luke.
Saint Luke §18 (5:12-16).
At that time: When Jesus was in a certain city, behold a man full of leprosy, who seeing Jesus, and falling on his face, besought Him, saying: Lord, if Thou wilt, Thou canst make me clean. And stretching forth His hand, He touched him, saying: I will. Be thou cleansed. And immediately the leprosy departed from him. And He charged him that he should tell no man, but, Go, shew thyself to the priest, and offer for thy cleansing according as Moses commanded, for a testimony to them. But the fame of Him went abroad the more, and great multitudes came together to hear, and to be healed by Him of their infirmities. And He retired into the desert, and prayed.