Liturgical Colour : Green
Sequentia Sancti Evangelii secundum Lucam – Continuation of the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke
Luke 18 : 9-14
In illo tempore : Dixit Jesus ad quosdam, qui in se confidebant tamquam justi et aspernabantur ceteros, parabolam istam : Duo homines ascenderunt in templum, ut orarent : unus pharisaeus, et alter publicanus.
Pharisaeus stans, haec apud se orabat : Deus, gratias ago Tibi, quia non sum sicut ceteri hominum : raptores, injusti, adulteri : velut etiam hic publicanus. Jejuno bis in sabbato : decimas do omnium, quae possideo.
Et publicanus a longe stans nolebat nec oculos ad caelum levare : sed percutiebat pectus suum, dicens : Deus, propitius esto mihi peccatori. Dico vobis : descendit hic justificatus in domum suam ab illo : quia omnis qui se exaltat, humiliabitur : et qui se humiliat, exaltabitur.
At that time, Jesus spoke this parable to some who trusted in themselves as just, and despised others, “Two men went up into the Temple to pray, the one was a Pharisee, and the other a publican.”
“The Pharisee standing, prayed thus with himself, ‘O God, I give You thanks that I am not as the rest of men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, as also is this publican. I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.'”
“And the publican, standing afar off, would not so much as lift up his eyes towards heaven, but struck his breast saying, ‘O God, be merciful to me a sinner.’ I say to you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other, because every one who exalts himself shall be humbled, and he who humbles himself shall be exalted.”