Liturgical Colour : White
Sequentia Sancti Evangelii secundum Lucam – Continuation of the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke
Luke 14 : 16-24
In illo tempore : Dixit Jesus pharisaeis parabolam hanc : Homo quidam fecit cenam magnam, et vocavit multos. Et misit servum suum hora cenae dicere invitatis, ut venirent, quia jam parata sunt omnia. Et coeperunt simul omnes excusare. Primus dixit ei : Villam emi, et necesse habeo exire et videre illam : rogo te, habe me excusatum. Et alter dixit : Juga boum emi quinque et eo probare illa : rogo te, habe me excusatum. Et alius dixit : Uxorem duxi, et ideo non possum venire.
Et reversus servus nuntiavit haec domino suo. Tunc iratus paterfamilias, dixit servo suo : Exi cito in plateas et vicos civitatis : et pauperes ac debiles et caecos et claudos introduc huc. Et ait servus : Domine, factum est, ut imperasti, et adhuc locus est. Et ait dominus servo : Exi in vias et sepes : et compelle intrare, ut impleatur domus mea. Dico autem vobis, quod nemo virorum illorum, qui vocati sunt, gustabit cenam meam.
At that time, Jesus spoke to the Pharisees this parable, “A certain man made a great supper, and invited many. And he sent his servant, at the hour of supper, to say to those who were invited, that they should come, for now all things are ready. And they began all at once to make excuses. The first said to him, ‘I have bought a farm, and I have to go out, and see it. I ask you to have me excused.’ And another said, ‘I have bought five yokes of oxen, and I need to go to try them, I ask you to have me excused.’ And another said, ‘I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.'”
“And the servant returning, told these things to his lord. Then the master of the house being angry, said to his servant, ‘Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in to here the poor, the feeble and the blind, and the lame.’ And the servant said, ‘Lord, it is done as you has commanded, and yet there is still room.’ And the lord said to the servant, ‘Go out to the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.’ But I say unto you, that none of these men who were invited shall taste my supper.”