October 17, 2014

Reading

The Letter of Saint Paul to the Ephesians   1: 11-14

1:11 In him, we too are called to our portion, having been predestined in accord with the plan of the One who accomplishes all things by the counsel of his will.
1:12 So may we be, to the praise of his glory, we who have hoped beforehand in Christ.
1:13 In him, you also, after you heard and believed the Word of truth, which is the Gospel of your salvation, were sealed with the Holy Spirit of the Promise.
1:14 He is the pledge of our inheritance, unto the acquisition of redemption, to the praise of his glory.

Gospel

The Holy Gospel According to Luke   12: 1-7

12:1 Then, as great crowds were standing so close that they were stepping on one another, he began to say to his disciples: “Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.
12:2 For there is nothing covered, which will not be revealed, nor anything hidden, which will not be known.
12:3 For the things that you have spoken in darkness will be declared in the light. And what you have said in the ear in bedrooms will be proclaimed from the housetops.
12:4 So I say to you, my friends: Do not be fearful of those who kill the body, and afterwards have no more that they can do.
12:5 But I will reveal to you whom you should fear. Fear him who, after he will have killed, has the power to cast into Hell. So I say to you: Fear him.
12:6 Are not five sparrows sold for two small coins? And yet not one of these is forgotten in the sight of God.
12:7 But even the very hairs of your head have all been numbered. Therefore, do not be afraid. You are worth more than many sparrows.

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