Tuesday in the Twenty-Fourth Week after Pentecost
The Lesson of the Epistle of the Holy Apostle Paul to the Thessalonians.
I Thessalonians §268 (3:9-13).
Brethren: What thanks can we return to God for you, in all the joy wherewith we rejoice for you before our God, night and day more abundantly praying that we may see your face, and may accomplish those things that are wanting to your faith? Now God Himself and our Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, direct our way unto you. And may the Lord multiply you, and make you abound in charity towards one another, and towards all men: as we do also towards you, to confirm your hearts without blame, in holiness, before God and our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, with all His saints. Amen.
The Lesson of the Holy Gospel according to Saint Luke.
Saint Luke §60 (11:34-41).
The Lord said: The light of thy body is thine eye. If thine eye be single, thy whole body will be lightsome: but if it be evil, thy body also will be darksome. Take heed therefore, that the light which is in thee, be not darkness. If then thy whole body be lightsome, having no part of darkness; the whole shall be lightsome; and as a bright lamp, shall enlighten thee. And as He was speaking, a certain Pharisee prayed Him, that He would dine with him. And He going in, sat down to eat. And the Pharisee began to say, thinking within himself, why He was not washed before dinner. And the Lord said to him: Now you Pharisees make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter; but your inside is full of rapine and iniquity. Ye fools, did not He that made that which is without, make also that which is within? But yet that which remaineth, give alms; and behold, all things are clean unto you.