Book of Isaiah 25:6-10a.
On this mountain the LORD of hosts will
provide for all peoples A feast of rich food and choice wines, juicy, rich food and pure, choice
On this mountain he will destroy the veil that
veils all peoples, The web that is woven over all nations;
he will destroy death forever. The Lord GOD will wipe away the tears from all faces; The
reproach of his people he will remove from the whole earth; for the LORD has spoken.
On that day it will be said: "Behold our God, to whom we looked to save
us! This is the LORD for whom we looked; let us rejoice and be glad that he has saved
For the hand of the LORD will rest on this
mountain, but Moab will be trodden down as a straw is trodden down in the mire.
A psalm of David. The LORD is my shepherd; there is nothing I
In green pastures you let me graze; to safe
waters you lead me;
you restore my strength. You guide
me along the right path for the sake of your name.
restore my strength. You guide me along the right path for the sake of your name.
Even when I walk through a
dark valley, I fear no harm for you are at my side; your rod and staff give me
You set a table before me as my enemies watch;
You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
goodness and love will pursue me all the days of my life; I will dwell in the house of the LORD for
years to come.
Letter to the Philippians 4:12-14.19-20.
I know indeed how to live in humble
circumstances; I know also how to live with abundance. In every circumstance and in all things I
have learned the secret of being well fed and of going hungry, of living in abundance and of being
I have the strength for everything through him
who empowers me.
Still, it was kind of you to share in
My God will fully supply whatever you
need, in accord with his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.
To our God and Father, glory forever and ever. Amen.
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ
according to Saint Matthew 22:1-14.
Jesus again in reply spoke to them in
The kingdom of heaven may be likened to a
king who gave a wedding feast for his son.
He dispatched his
servants to summon the invited guests to the feast, but they refused to come.
A second time he sent other servants, saying, 'Tell those invited:
"Behold, I have prepared my banquet, my calves and fattened cattle are killed, and everything is
ready; come to the feast."'
Some ignored the invitation
and went away, one to his farm, another to his business.
The rest laid hold of his servants, mistreated them, and killed them.
The king was enraged and sent his troops, destroyed those murderers,
and burned their city.
Then he said to his servants, 'The
feast is ready, but those who were invited were not worthy to come.
Go out, therefore, into the main roads and invite to the feast whomever
The servants went out into the streets and
gathered all they found, bad and good alike, and the hall was filled with guests.
But when the king came in to meet the guests he saw a man there not
dressed in a wedding garment.
He said to him, 'My friend, how
is it that you came in here without a wedding garment?' But he was reduced to
Then the king said to his attendants, 'Bind
his hands and feet, and cast him into the darkness outside, where there will be wailing and grinding
Many are invited, but few are