October 20, 2020

The Letter of Saint Paul to the Ephesians    2: 12-22

2:12and that you were, in that time, without Christ, being foreign to the way of life of Israel, being visitors to the testament, having no hope of the promise, and being without God in this world.
2:13But now, in Christ Jesus, you, who were in times past far away, have been brought near by the blood of Christ.
2:14For he is our peace. He made the two into one, by dissolving the intermediate wall of separation, of opposition, by his flesh,
2:15emptying the law of commandments by decree, so that he might join these two, in himself, into one new man, making peace
2:16and reconciling both to God, in one body, through the cross, destroying this opposition in himself.
2:17And upon arriving, he evangelized peace to you who were far away, and peace to those who were near.
2:18For by him, we both have access, in the one Spirit, to the Father.
2:19Now, therefore, you are no longer visitors and new arrivals. Instead, you are citizens among the saints in the household of God,
2:20having been built upon the foundation of the Apostles and of the Prophets, with Jesus Christ himself as the preeminent cornerstone.
2:21In him, all that has been built is framed together, rising up into a holy temple in the Lord.
2:22In him, you also have been built together into a habitation of God in the Spirit.

The Holy Gospel According to Luke    12: 35-38

12:35Let your waists be girded, and let lamps be burning in your hands.
12:36And let you yourselves be like men awaiting their lord, when he will return from the wedding; so that, when he arrives and knocks, they may open to him promptly.
12:37Blessed are those servants whom the Lord, when he returns, will find being vigilant. Amen I say to you, that he will gird himself and have them sit down to eat, while he, continuing on, will minister to them.
12:38And if he will return in the second watch, or if in the third watch, and if he will find them to be so: then blessed are those servants.