A reading from the letter to the Hebrews.
Every other priest performs services every day and offers the same sacrifices many times; but these sacrifices can never take away sins. Christ, however, offered one sacrifice for sins, an offering that is effective forever. Then Christ took the seat at the right hand of God, and now waits there until God puts all enemies in their rightful place. With one sacrifice, then, Jesus has made perfect forever those who are being sanctified. So when sins and evil deeds have been forgiven, an offering to take away sins is no longer needed.
The Word of God recorded in the letter to the Hebrews.