Tuesday in the Twelfth Week after Pentecost
The Lesson of the Epistle of the Holy Apostle Paul to the Corinthians.
II Corinthians §180 (5:15-21).
Brethren: Christ died for all; that they also who live, may not now live to themselves, but unto Him Who died for them, and rose again. Wherefore henceforth, we know no man according to the flesh. And if we have known Christ according to the flesh; but now we know Him so no longer. If then any be in Christ a new creature, the old things are passed away, behold all things are made new. But all things are of God, Who hath reconciled us to Himself by Christ; and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation. For God indeed was in Christ, reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing to them their sins; and He hath placed in us the word of reconciliation. For Christ therefore we are ambassadors, God as it were exhorting by us. For Christ, we beseech you, be reconciled to God. Him, Who knew no sin, He hath made sin for us, that we might be made the justice of God in Him.
The Lesson of the Holy Gospel according to Saint Mark.
Saint Mark §3 (1:16-22).
At that time: Jesus passing by the sea of Galilee saw Simon and Andrew his brother, casting nets into the sea (for they were fishermen). And Jesus said to them: Come after Me, and I will make you to become fishers of men. And immediately leaving their nets, they followed Him. And going on from thence a little farther, He saw James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, who also were mending their nets in the ship: and forthwith He called them. And leaving their father Zebedee in the ship with his hired men, they followed Him. And they entered into Capharnaum, and forthwith upon the sabbath days going into the synagogue, He taught them. And they were astonished at His doctrine. For He was teaching them as one having power, and not as the scribes.