February 19, 2018


Leviticus   19: 1-2, 11-18

19:1 The Lord spoke to Moses, saying:
19:2 Speak to the entire assembly of the sons of Israel, and you shall say to them: Be holy, for I, the Lord your God, am holy.
19:11 You shall not steal. You shall not lie. Neither shall anyone deceive his neighbor.
19:12 You shall not commit perjury in my name, nor shall you pollute the name of your God. I am the Lord.
19:13 You shall not slander your neighbor, nor shall you oppress him by violence. The wages of a hired hand, you shall not delay with you until tomorrow.
19:14 You shall not speak evil of the deaf, nor shall you place a stumbling block before the blind, but you shall fear the Lord your God, for I am the Lord.
19:15 You shall not do what is unjust, nor shall you judge unjustly. You shall not consider the reputation of the poor, nor shall you honor the countenance of the powerful. Judge your neighbor justly.
19:16 You shall not be a detractor, nor a whisperer, among the people. You shall not stand against the blood of your neighbor. I am the Lord.
19:17 You shall not hate your brother in your heart, but reprove him openly, lest you have sin over him.
19:18 Do not seek revenge, neither should you be mindful of the injury of your fellow citizens. You shall love your friend as yourself. I am the Lord.


The Holy Gospel According to Matthew    25: 31-46

25:31 But when the Son of man will have arrived in his majesty, and all the Angels with him, then he will sit upon the seat of his majesty.
25:32 And all the nations shall be gathered together before him. And he shall separate them from one another, just as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.
25:33 And he shall station the sheep, indeed, on his right, but the goats on his left.
25:34 Then the King shall say to those who will be on his right: ‘Come, you blessed of my Father. Possess the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.
25:35 For I was hungry, and you gave me to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave me to drink; I was a stranger, and you took me in;
25:36 naked, and you covered me; sick, and you visited me; I was in prison, and you came to me.’
25:37 Then the just will answer him, saying: ‘Lord, when have we see you hungry, and fed you; thirsty, and given you drink?
25:38 And when have we seen you a stranger, and taken you in? Or naked, and covered you?
25:39 Or when did we see you sick, or in prison, and visit to you?’
25:40 And in response, the King shall say to them, ‘Amen I say to you, whenever you did this for one of these, the least of my brothers, you did it for me.’
25:41 Then he shall also say, to those who will be on his left: ‘Depart from me, you accursed ones, into the eternal fire, which was prepared for the devil and his angels.
25:42 For I was hungry, and you did not give me to eat; I was thirsty, and you did not give me to drink;
25:43 I was a stranger and you did not take me in; naked, and you did not cover me; sick and in prison, and you did not visit me.’
25:44 Then they will also answer him, saying: ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister to you?’
25:45 Then he shall respond to them by saying: ‘Amen I say to you, whenever you did not do it to one of these least, neither did you do it to me.’
25:46 And these shall go into eternal punishment, but the just shall go into eternal life.”