Letter to the Romans 8:12-17.
Consequently, brothers, we are not
debtors to the flesh, to live according to the flesh.
For if you live according to the flesh, you will die, but if by the spirit you put to
death the deeds of the body, you will live.
who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God.
For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you received a
spirit of adoption, through which we cry, "Abba, Father!"
The Spirit itself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of
and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and
joint heirs with Christ, if only we suffer with him so that we may also be glorified with
God will arise for battle; the enemy
will be scattered; those who hate God will flee.
the just will be glad; they will rejoice before God; they will celebrate with great
Father of the fatherless, defender of widows--
this is the God whose abode is holy,
Who gives a home
to the forsaken, who leads prisoners out to prosperity, while rebels live in the
gives a home to the forsaken, who leads prisoners out to prosperity, while rebels live in the
Blessed be the Lord day by day, God, our
salvation, who carries us. Selah
Our God is a God who
saves; escape from death is in the LORD God's hands.
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ
according to Saint Luke 13:10-17.
He was teaching in a synagogue on the
And a woman was there who for eighteen years had
been crippled by a spirit; she was bent over, completely incapable of standing
When Jesus saw her, he called to her and said,
"Woman, you are set free of your infirmity."
his hands on her, and she at once stood up straight and glorified God.
But the leader of the synagogue, indignant that Jesus had cured on the
sabbath, said to the crowd in reply, "There are six days when work should be done. Come on those
days to be cured, not on the sabbath day."
said to him in reply, "Hypocrites! Does not each one of you on the sabbath untie his ox or his ass
from the manger and lead it out for watering?
of Abraham, whom Satan has bound for eighteen years now, ought she not to have been set free on the
sabbath day from this bondage?"
When he said this, all his
adversaries were humiliated; and the whole crowd rejoiced at all the splendid deeds done by