September 25, 2020


The Book of Ecclesiastes    3: 1-11

3:1All things have their time, and all things under heaven continue during their interval.
3:2A time to be born, and a time to die. A time to plant, and a time to pull up what was planted.
3:3A time to kill, and a time to heal. A time to tear down, and a time to build up.
3:4A time to weep, and a time to laugh. A time to mourn, and a time to dance.
3:5A time to scatter stones, and a time to gather. A time to embrace, and a time to be far from embraces.
3:6A time to gain, and a time to lose. A time to keep, and a time to cast away.
3:7A time to rend, and a time to sew. A time to be silent, and a time to speak.
3:8A time of love, and a time of hatred. A time of war, and a time of peace.
3:9What more does a man have from his labor?
3:10I have seen the affliction that God has given to the sons of men, in order that they may be occupied by it.
3:11He has made all things good in their time, and he has handed over the world to their disputes, so that man may not discover the work which God made from the beginning, even until the end.


The Holy Gospel According to Luke    9: 18-22

9:18And it happened that, when he was praying alone, his disciples also were with him, and he questioned them, saying: “Who do the multitudes say that I am?”
9:19But they answered by saying: “John the Baptist. But some say Elijah. Yet truly, others say that one of the prophets from before has risen again.”
9:20Then he said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” In response, Simon Peter said, “The Christ of God.”
9:21But speaking sharply to them, he instructed them not to tell this to anyone,
9:22saying, “For the Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders and the leaders of the priests and the scribes, and be killed, and on the third day rise again.”