September 25, 2014

Reading

The Book of Ecclesiastes   1: 2-11

1:2 Ecclesiastes said: Vanity of vanities! Vanity of vanities, and all is vanity!
1:3 What more does a man have from all his labor, as he labors under the sun?
1:4 A generation passes away, and a generation arrives. But the earth stands forever.
1:5 The sun rises and sets; it returns to its place, and from there, being born again,
1:6 it circles through the south, and arcs toward the north. The spirit continues on, illuminating everything in its circuit, and turning again in its cycle.
1:7 All rivers enter into the sea, and the sea does not overflow. To the place from which the rivers go out, they return, so that they may flow again.
1:8 Such things are difficult; man is not able to explain them with words. The eye is not satisfied by seeing, nor is the ear fulfilled by hearing.
1:9 What is it that has existed? The same shall exist in the future. What is it that has been done? The same shall continue to be done.
1:10 There is nothing new under the sun. Neither is anyone able to say: “Behold, this is new!” For it has already been brought forth in the ages that were before us.
1:11 There is no remembrance of the former things. Indeed, neither shall there be any record of past things in the future, for those who will exist at the very end.

Gospel

The Holy Gospel According to Luke   9: 7-9

9:7 Now Herod the tetrarch heard about all the things that were being done by him, but he doubted, because it was said
9:8 by some, “For John has risen from the dead,” yet truly, by others, “For Elijah has appeared,” and by still others, “For one of the prophets from of old has risen again.”
9:9 And Herod said: “I beheaded John. So then, who is this, about whom I hear such things?” And he sought to see him.

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