Stand in the fear of God and listen to the Holy Gospel.
A reading from the Gospel according to our teacher Saint Luke the Evangelist.
May His Blessings be with us all.
Luke 6 : 17 - 23
|17||And He came down with them and stood on a level place with a crowd of His disciples and a great multitude of people from all Judea and Jerusalem, and from the seacoast of Tyre and Sidon, who came to hear Him and be healed of their diseases,|
|18||as well as those who were tormented with unclean spirits. And they were healed.|
|19||And the whole multitude sought to touch Him, for power went out from Him and healed them all.|
|20||Then He lifted up His eyes toward His disciples, and said: "Blessed are you poor, For yours is the kingdom of God.|
|21||Blessed are you who hunger now, For you shall be filled. Blessed are you who weep now, For you shall laugh.|
|22||Blessed are you when men hate you, And when they exclude you, And revile you, and cast out your name as evil, For the Son of Man's sake.|
|23||Rejoice in that day and leap for joy! For indeed your reward is great in heaven, For in like manner their fathers did to the prophets.|
And Glory be to God forever.