Wednesday in the Twelfth Week after Pentecost
The Lesson of the Epistle of the Holy Apostle Paul to the Corinthians.
II Corinthians §182a (6:11-16a).
Brethren: Our mouth is open to you, O ye Corinthians, our heart is enlarged. You are not straitened in us, but in your own bowels you are straitened. But having the same recompense, (I speak as to my children,) be you also enlarged. Bear not the yoke with unbelievers. For what participation hath justice with injustice? Or what fellowship hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? Or what part hath the faithful with the unbeliever? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God, as God saith.
The Lesson of the Holy Gospel according to Saint Mark.
Saint Mark §4 (1:23-28).
At that thime: There was in the synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out, saying: What have we to do with Thee, Jesus of Nazareth? Art Thou come to destroy us? I know who Thou art, the Holy One of God. And Jesus threatened him, saying: Speak no more, and go out of the man. And the unclean spirit tearing him, and crying out with a loud voice, went out of him. And they were all amazed, insomuch that they questioned among themselves, saying: What thing is this? What is this new doctrine? For with power He commandeth even the unclean spirits, and they obey Him. And the fame of Him was spread forthwith into all the country of Galilee.