P: The Holy Gospel according to Luke.
C: Glory be to Thee, O Lord
The Temptation of Jesus
And Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the
Spirit in the wilderness for forty days, being tempted by the devil. And he ate
nothing during those days. And when they were ended, he was hungry. The devil
said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread.” And
Jesus answered him, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone.’” And the
devil took him up and showed him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of
time, and said to him, “To you I will give all this authority and their glory, for it has
been delivered to me, and I give it to whom I will. If you, then, will worship me, it
will all be yours.” And Jesus answered him, “It is written,
“‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and him only shall you serve.’”
And he took him to Jerusalem and set him on the pinnacle of the temple and
said to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down from here, for it is
written, “‘He will command his angels concerning you, to guard you,’ and “‘On
their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone.’”
And Jesus answered him, “It is said, ‘You shall not put the Lord your God to
the test.’” And when the devil had ended every temptation, he departed from him
until an opportune time.
P: This is the Gospel of the Lord.
C: Praise be to Thee, O Christ.