Letter to the Romans
In the same way, the Spirit too comes to the aid
of our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but the Spirit itself intercedes with
And the one who searches hearts knows what is the intention
of the Spirit, because it intercedes for the holy ones according to God's will.
know that all things work for good for those who love God, who are called according to his
For those he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of
his Son, so that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.
And those he
predestined he also called; and those he called he also justified; and those he justified he also
Look upon me, answer me, LORD, my God! Give
light to my eyes lest I sleep in death,
Lest my enemy say, "I have prevailed," lest
my foes rejoice at my downfall.
I trust in your faithfulness. Grant my heart joy in
your help, That I may sing of the LORD, "How good our God has been to
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke
He passed through towns and villages, teaching
as he went and making his way to Jerusalem.
Someone asked him, "Lord, will only a few
people be saved?" He answered them,
Strive to enter through the narrow gate, for
many, I tell you, will attempt to enter but will not be strong enough.
master of the house has arisen and locked the door, then will you stand outside knocking and saying,
'Lord, open the door for us.' He will say to you in reply, 'I do not know where you are
And you will say, 'We ate and drank in your company and you taught in our
Then he will say to you, 'I do not know where (you) are from. Depart from
me, all you evildoers!'
And there will be wailing and grinding of teeth when you see
Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God and you yourselves cast
And people will come from the east and the west and from the north and the
south and will recline at table in the kingdom of God.
For behold, some are last who
will be first, and some are first who will be