Tuesday in the Twenty-First Week after Pentecost
The Lesson of the Epistle of the Holy Apostle Paul to the Colossians.
Colossians §249 (1:1-2a, 7-11).
Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ, by the will of God, and Timothy, a brother, to the saints and faithful brethren in Christ Jesus, who are at Colossa. As you learned of Epaphras, our most beloved fellow servant, who is for you a faithful minister of Christ Jesus; who also hath manifested to us your love in the spirit. Therefore we also, from the day that we heard it, cease not to pray for you, and to beg that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will, in all wisdom, and spiritual understanding: that you may walk worthy of God, in all things pleasing; being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God: strengthened with all might, according to the power of His glory, in all patience and longsuffering with joy.
The Lesson of the Holy Gospel according to Saint Luke.
Saint Luke §34 (8:1-3).
At that time: Jesus travelled through the cities and towns, preaching and evangelizing the Kingdom of God; and the twelve with Him: and certain women who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities; Mary who is called Magdalen, out of whom seven devils were gone forth, and Joanna the wife of Chusa, Herod’s steward, and Susanna, and many others who ministered unto Him of their substance.