HOLY GOSPEL Luke 15:1–10

HOLY GOSPEL Luke 15:1–10
P The Holy Gospel according to St. Luke, the fifteenth chapter.
C Glory to You, O Lord.
1Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear
[Jesus]. 2And the Pharisees and the scribes grumbled, saying, “This
man receives sinners and eats with them.”
3So he told them this parable: 4“What man of you, having a
hundred sheep, if he has lost one of them, does not leave the
ninety-nine in the open country, and go after the one that is lost,
until he finds it? 5And when he has found it, he lays it on his
shoulders, rejoicing. 6And when he comes home, he calls together
his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I
have found my sheep that was lost.’ 7Just so, I tell you, there will be
more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninetynine
righteous persons who need no repentance.
8“Or what woman, having ten silver coins, if she loses one coin,
does not light a lamp and sweep the house and seek diligently until
she finds it? 9And when she has found it, she calls together her
friends and neighbors, saying, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found the
coin that I had lost.’ 10Just so, I tell you, there is joy before the
angels of God over one sinner who repents.”
P This is the Gospel of the Lord.
C Praise to You, O Christ.