This week's Matins readings are from 2 Corinthians, so thirteen chapters to get through.
2 Corinthians was written around 57AD from Macedonia or Northern Greece, and very much follows from I Corinthians: some of those targeted by St Paul's previous letter seem to have responded by attacking his authority; this is his response to them. The result is a defense of St Paul's mission, and a dissertation on the apostolic mission.
Theologically it is important in responding to the ever-present problem of dissent in the Church.
The structure of the letter is fairly loose. Chapters 1 to 7 review his relationship to the Corinthian Christian community, and defends his actions and conduct. Chapters 8 and 9 solicit financial support for the church in Jerusalem. And chapters 10 to 13 attacks his accusers.