Lectionary Readings

Format: 10/03/2022

Monday, October 3, 2022
Liturgical Season: 
Special Significance: 
Mar Divannasios of Areopagos

Heb 1:5-14

Messianic Enthronement.* 5For to which of the angels did God ever say:

“You are my son; this day I have begotten you”?d

Or again:

“I will be a father to him, and he shall be a son to me”?

6And again, when he leads* the first-born into the world, he says:

“Let all the angels of God worship him.”e

7Of the angels he says:

“He makes his angels winds

and his ministers a fiery flame”;f

8but of the Son:

“Your throne, O God,* stands forever and ever;

and a righteous scepter is the scepter of your kingdom.g

9You loved justice and hated wickedness;

therefore God, your God, anointed you

with the oil of gladness above your companions”;

10and:

“At the beginning, O Lord, you established the earth,h

and the heavens are the works of your hands.

11They will perish, but you remain;

and they will all grow old like a garment.

12You will roll them up like a cloak,

and like a garment they will be changed.

But you are the same, and your years will have no end.”

13But to which of the angels has he ever said:

“Sit at my right hand

until I make your enemies your footstool”?i

14Are they not all ministering spirits sent to serve, for the sake of those who are to inherit salvation?j

Mt 18:10-14

The Parable of the Lost Sheep.* 10f “See that you do not despise one of these little ones,* for I say to you that their angels in heaven always look upon the face of my heavenly Father. [ 11 ]* g 12 What is your opinion? If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them goes astray, will he not leave the ninety-nine in the hills and go in search of the stray? 13And if he finds it, amen, I say to you, he rejoices more over it than over the ninety-nine that did not stray. 14In just the same way, it is not the will of your heavenly Father that one of these little ones be lost.