Holy Eucharist, Rite II
In last week's 1st lesson, the Israelites have left their bondage in Egypt and crossed the sea to the wilderness (probably the Sinai peninsula). Not surprisingly, they begin to complain.
The second lesson begins Paul's Epistle to the church at Caesarea Philippi.
In today's Gospel reading, Jesus continues to teach His disciples using parables. He is a bit more direct than usual, by putting his teaching in the form of "the Kingdom of Heaven is like..."
Readings for Proper 20, Year A, Track I:
Psalm 105:1-6, 37-45