Holy Gospel: Luke 13:1-9
P: The Holy Gospel according to Luke.
C: Glory be to Thee, O Lord
There were some present at that very time who told him about the Galileans whose
blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. And he answered them, “Do you
think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans, because
they suffered in this way? No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise
perish. Or those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them: do you
think that they were worse offenders than all the others who lived in Jerusalem? No,
I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.”
The Parable of the Barren Fig Tree: And he told this parable: “A man had a fig
tree planted in his vineyard, and he came seeking fruit on it and found none. And he
said to the vinedresser, ‘Look, for three years now I have come seeking fruit on this
fig tree, and I find none. Cut it down. Why should it use up the ground?’ And he
answered him, ‘Sir, let it alone this year also, until I dig around it and put on
manure. Then if it should bear fruit next year, well and good; but if not, you can cut
P: This is the Gospel of the Lord.
C: Praise be to Thee, O Christ.