LAST SUNDAY OF THE CHURCH YEAR – Epistle: 1 Corinthians 15:20-26

But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have died.  21For since death came through a human being, the resurrection of the dead has also come through a human being; 22for as all die in Adam, so all will be made alive in Christ.  23But each in his own order:  Christ the first fruits, then at his coming those who belong to Christ.  24Then comes the end, when he hands over the kingdom to God the Father, after he has destroyed every ruler and every authority and power.  25For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet.  26The last enemy to be destroyed is death.