P: The Holy Gospel according to Luke.
C: Glory be to Thee, O Lord
Lament over Jerusalem
At that very hour some Pharisees came and said to him, “Get away from
here, for Herod wants to kill you.” And he said to them, “Go and tell that
fox, ‘Behold, I cast out demons and perform cures today and tomorrow,
and the third day I finish my course. Nevertheless, I must go on my way
today and tomorrow and the day following, for it cannot be that a prophet
should perish away from Jerusalem.’ O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that
kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often would I
have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her
wings, and you were not willing! Behold, your house is forsaken. And I
tell you, you will not see me until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in
the name of the Lord!’”
P: This is the Gospel of the Lord.
C: Praise be to Thee, O Christ.