The Sunday called Septuagesima
or, the Third Sunday before Lent (focus text in bold):
Genesis 1:1-5 - the creation of light
Psalm 29 - the Lord sits above the water-flood
1 Corinthians 9:24-27 - all the runners in a race run, but only one receives the prize
Matthew 20:1-16 - the parable of the workers in the vineyard
Cover art: “The Creation of Light” by Gustav Dore, engraving, 1897
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