Seventh Sunday after Pentecost – Tone Six
The Lesson of the Epistle of the Holy Apostle Paul to the Romans.
Brethren: We that are the stronger, must sustain the infirmities of the weak, and not please ourselves. Let every one of you please his neighbour unto good, to edification. For Christ did not please Himself, but as it is written, “The reproaches of them that reproached Thee fell upon Me.” For what things soever have been written, to our learning they are written: that by patience and consolation of the Scriptures, we may have hope. And the God of patience and of comfort give you to be of one mind one toward another according to Jesus Christ: that of one mind, with one mouth you may glorify God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. For the which cause, receive one another: as Christ also hath received you unto the honour of God.
The Lesson of the Holy Gospel according to Saint Matthew.
St Matthew 9:27-35.
At that time, as Jesus passed forth from thence, there followed Him two blind men crying and saying, “Have mercy on us, O Son of David.” And when He was come to the house, the blind came to Him. And Jesus saith to them, “Do you believe, that I can do this unto you?” They say to Him, “Yea, Lord.” Then He touched their eyes, saying, “According to your faith, be it done to you.” And their eyes were opened, and Jesus threatened them, saying, “See that no man know it.” But they went forth, and bruited Him in all that country. And when they were gone forth, behold they brought Him a dumb man, possessed with a devil. And after the devil was cast out, the dumb man spake, and, the multitude marveled saying, “Never was the like seen in Israel.” But the Pharisees said, “In the prince of devils He casteth out devils.” And Jesus went about all the cities and towns, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the Gospel of the kingdom, and curing every disease, and every infirmity.