St. Paul's First Letter to the Corinthians 10:23-28

Prokeimenon. Mode Plagal 2.
Psalm 31.11,1

Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, O righteous.
Verse: Blessed are they whose transgressions have been forgiven.

The reading is from St. Paul's First Letter to the Corinthians 10:23-28

Brethren, "all things are lawful," but not all things are helpful. "All things are lawful," but not all things build up. Let no one seek his own good, but the good of his neighbor. Eat whatever is sold in the meat market without raising any question on the ground of conscience. For "the earth is the Lord's, and everything in it." If one of the unbelievers invites you to dinner and you are disposed to go, eat whatever is set before you without raising any question on the ground of conscience. But if some one says to you, "This has been offered in sacrifice," then out of consideration for the man who informed you, and for conscience' sake, do not eat it. For "the earth is the Lord's, and everything in it."