Holy Eucharist, Rite II
Our Exodus journey with the Children of Israel continues. Today, after all that Moses has gone through to bring his people out of Egypt, Moses asks to know God's glory.
The second lesson begins Paul's first Epistle to the church at Thessaloniki. We begin with Paul's greeting to the church, which summarizes their history and relationship in advance of what Paul will write in the body of his letter.
In today's Gospel reading, the Pharisees are (again) attempting to use Jesus' words against him, asking if Jewish Law allows the faithful to pay taxes to the Emperor (Caesar).
Readings for Proper 24, Year A, Track I:
1 Thessalonians 1:1-10