Letter to the Romans 1:16-25.
For I am not ashamed of the gospel. It
is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: for Jew first, and then
For in it is revealed the righteousness of God
from faith to faith; as it is written, "The one who is righteous by faith will
The wrath of God is indeed being revealed from
heaven against every impiety and wickedness of those who suppress the truth by their
For what can be known about God is evident
to them, because God made it evident to them.
since the creation of the world, his invisible attributes of eternal power and divinity have been
able to be understood and perceived in what he has made. As a result, they have no
for although they knew God they did not accord
him glory as God or give him thanks. Instead, they became vain in their reasoning, and their
senseless minds were darkened.
While claiming to be
wise, they became fools
and exchanged the glory of the
immortal God for the likeness of an image of mortal man or of birds or of four-legged animals or of
Therefore, God handed them over to impurity
through the lusts of their hearts for the mutual degradation of their bodies.
They exchanged the truth of God for a lie and revered and worshiped the
creature rather than the creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.
The heavens declare the glory of God; the sky proclaims its builder's
One day to the next conveys that message; one
night to the next imparts that knowledge.
There is no
word or sound; no voice is heard;
Yet their report goes
forth through all the earth, their message, to the ends of the world. God has pitched there a tent
for the sun;
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to
Saint Luke 11:37-41.
After he had spoken, a Pharisee invited him to dine at his home. He
entered and reclined at table to eat.
The Pharisee was amazed
to see that he did not observe the prescribed washing before the meal.
The Lord said to him, "Oh you Pharisees! Although you cleanse the
outside of the cup and the dish, inside you are filled with plunder and evil.
You fools! Did not the maker of the outside also make the
But as to what is within, give alms, and
behold, everything will be clean for you.