Epistle Reading: Hebrews 3:5-11,17-19
And Moses indeed was faithful in all His house as a servant,
for a testimony of those things which would be spoken afterward,
but Christ as a Son over His own house, whose house we are if
we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm to the end.
Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says: "Today, if you will hear
do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion, in the day of
trial in the wilderness,
where your fathers tested Me, proved Me, and saw My works
Therefore I was angry with that generation, and said, 'They
always go astray in their heart, and they have not known My ways.'
So I swore in My wrath, 'They shall not enter My rest.' "
Now with whom was He angry forty years? Was it not with
those who sinned, whose corpses fell in the wilderness?
And to whom did He swear that they would not enter His rest,
but to those who did not obey?
So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.
Gospel Reading: Luke 20:27-44
Then some of the Sadducees, who deny that there is a
resurrection, came to Him and asked Him,
saying: "Teacher, Moses wrote to us that if a man's brother
dies, having a wife, and he dies without children, his brother should take
his wife and raise up offspring for his brother.
"Now there were seven brothers. And the first took a wife,
and died without children.
"And the second took her as wife, and he died childless.
"Then the third took her, and in like manner the seven also;
and they left no children, and died.
"Last of all the woman died also.
"Therefore, in the resurrection, whose wife does she become?
For all seven had her as wife."
And Jesus answered and said to them, "The sons of this age
marry and are given in marriage.
"But those who are counted worthy to attain that age, and the
resurrection from the dead, neither marry nor are given in marriage;
"nor can they die anymore, for they are equal to the angels
and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection.
"Now even Moses showed in the burning bush passage that the
dead are raised, when he called the Lord 'the God of Abraham, the God of
Isaac, and the God of Jacob.'
"For He is not the God of the dead but of the living, for all
live to Him."
Then some of the scribes answered and said, "Teacher, You have
But after that they dared not question Him anymore.
And He said to them, "How can they say that the Christ is
"Now David himself said in the Book of Psalms, 'The LORD said
to my Lord, "sit at My right hand,
till I make Your enemies Your footstool." '
"David therefore calls Him 'Lord'; how is He then his Son?"
Saints and Feasts
George of Hozeva; Domnica the Righteous of Constantinople; Atticus and Cyrus, Holy Patriarchs of Constantinople; Afterfeast of the Theophany of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ; Emilianos the Confessor, Bishop of Cyzikos; Gregory of the Kiev Caves