Monday in the Twenty-Ninth Week after Pentecost
The Lesson of the Epistle of the Holy Apostle Paul to the Hebrews.
Hebrews §308 (3:5-11, 17-19).
Brethren: Moses indeed was faithful in all his house as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were to be said: but Christ as the Son in His own house: which house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and glory of hope unto the end. Wherefore, as the Holy Ghost saith: Today if you shall hear His voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation; in the day of temptation in the desert, where your fathers tempted Me, proved and saw My works, forty years: for which cause I was offended with this generation, and I said: They always err in heart. And they have not known My ways, as I have sworn in My wrath: if they shall enter into My rest. And with whom was He offended forty years? Was it not with them that sinned, whose carcasses were overthrown in the desert? And to whom did He swear, that they should not enter into His rest: but to them that were incredulous? And we see that they could not enter in, because of unbelief.
The Lesson of the Holy Gospel according to Saint Luke.
Saint Luke §102 (20:27-44).
At that time: There came to Jesus some of the Sadducees, who deny that there is any resurrection, and they asked Him, saying: Master, Moses wrote unto us, if any man’s brother die, having a wife, and he leave no children, that his brother should take her to wife, and raise up seed unto his brother. There were therefore seven brethren: and the first took a wife, and died without children. And the next took her to wife, and he also died childless. And the third took her. And in like manner all the seven, and they left no children, and died. Last of all the woman died also. In the resurrection therefore, whose wife of them shall she be? For all the seven had her to wife. And Jesus said to them: The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage: but they that shall be accounted worthy of that world, and of the resurrection from the dead, shall neither be married, nor take wives. Neither can they die any more: for they are equal to the angels, and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection. Now that the dead rise again, Moses also shewed, at the bush, when he called the Lord, the God of Abraham, and 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. And some of the scribes answering, said to Him: Master, Thou hast said well. And after that they durst not ask Him any more questions. But He said to them: How say they that Christ is the son of David? And David himself saith in the book of Psalms: The Lord said to my Lord, sit Thou on My right hand, till I make Thy enemies Thy footstool. David then calleth Him Lord: and how is He his son?