HOLY GOSPEL Luke 13:22–30
P The Holy Gospel according to St. Luke, the thirteenth chapter.
C Glory to You, O Lord.
22[Jesus] went on his way through towns and villages, teaching and
journeying toward Jerusalem. 23And someone said to him, “Lord,
will those who are saved be few?” And he said to them, 24“Strive to
enter through the narrow door. For many, I tell you, will seek to
enter and will not be able. 25When once the master of the house has
risen and shut the door, and you begin to stand outside and to
knock at the door, saying, ‘Lord, open to us,’ then he will answer
you, ‘I do not know where you come from.’ 26Then you will begin to
say, ‘We ate and drank in your presence, and you taught in our
streets.’ 27But he will say, ‘I tell you, I do not know where you come
from. Depart from me, all you workers of evil!’ 28In that place there
will be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when you see Abraham and
Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God but you
yourselves cast out. 29And people will come from east and west, and
from north and south, and recline at table in the kingdom of God.
30And behold, some are last who will be first, and some are first who
will be last.”
P This is the Gospel of the Lord.
C Praise to You, O Christ.