Letter to the Romans
What then shall we say to this? If God is for
us, who can be against us?
He who did not spare his own
Son but handed him over for us all, how will he not also give us everything else along with
Who will bring a charge against God's chosen ones?
It is God who acquits us.
Who will condemn? It is
Christ (Jesus) who died, rather, was raised, who also is at the right hand of God, who indeed
intercedes for us.
What will separate us from the love
of Christ? Will anguish, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or the
As it is written: "For your sake we are being
slain all the day; we are looked upon as sheep to be slaughtered."
No, in all these things we conquer overwhelmingly through him who loved
For I am convinced that neither death, nor life,
nor angels, nor principalities, nor present things, nor future things, nor powers,
nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature will be able to separate
us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
But you, LORD, my God, deal kindly with me for your name's sake; in
your great mercy rescue me.
For I am sorely in need; my
heart is pierced within me.
Help me, LORD, my God; save
me in your kindness.
Make them know this is your hand,
that you, LORD, have acted.
I will give fervent thanks to the LORD; before all I will praise my
For God stands at the right hand of the poor to
defend them against unjust accusers.
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ
according to Saint Luke 13:31-35.
At that time some Pharisees came to him
and said, "Go away, leave this area because Herod wants to kill you."
He replied, "Go and tell that fox, 'Behold, I cast out demons and I
perform healings today and tomorrow, and on the third day I accomplish my purpose.
Yet I must continue on my way today, tomorrow, and the following day,
for it is impossible that a prophet should die outside of Jerusalem.'
Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how many
times I yearned to gather your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, but you
Behold, your house will be abandoned.
(But) I tell you, you will not see me until (the time comes when) you say, 'Blessed is he who comes
in the name of the Lord.'"