Epistle Reading: Hebrews 2:2-10
For if the word spoken through angels proved steadfast, and
every transgression and disobedience received a just reward,
how shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation, which
at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed to us by
those who heard Him,
God also bearing witness both with signs and wonders, with
various miracles, and gifts of the Holy Spirit, according to His own will?
For He has not put the world to come, of which we speak, in
subjection to angels.
But one testified in a certain place, saying: "What is man
that You are mindful of him, or the son of man that You take care of him?
You made him a little lower than the angels; You crowned him
with glory and honor, and set him over the works of Your hands.
You have put all things in subjection under his feet." For in
that He put all in subjection under him, He left nothing that is not put
under him. But now we do not yet see all things put under him.
But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels,
for the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that He, by the
grace of God, might taste death for everyone.
For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things and by
whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to make the author of
their salvation perfect through sufferings.
Gospel Reading: Luke 10:16-21
"He who hears you hears Me, he who rejects you rejects Me,
and he who rejects Me rejects Him who sent Me."
Then the seventy returned with joy, saying, "Lord, even the
demons are subject to us in Your name."
And He said to them, "I saw Satan fall like lightning from
"Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and
scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any
means hurt you.
"Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are
subject to you, but rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven."
In that hour Jesus rejoiced in the Spirit and said, "I praise
You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things
from the wise and prudent and revealed them to babes. Even so, Father, for
so it seemed good in Your sight.
Saints and Feasts
Synaxis of Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel; Synaxis of the Archangel Michael & the other Bodiless Powers: Gabriel, Raphael, Uriel, Salaphiel, Jegudiel, & Barachiel