17, Bashans 1736 (Monday, 25 May 2020)

Monday of the Sixth week of the Holy Fifty Days

Vespers

Psalm

Psalms 47:1

1Oh, clap your hands, all you peoples! Shout to God with the voice of triumph!

Gospel

Mark 6:30-34

30Then the apostles gathered to Jesus and told Him all things, both what they had done and what they had taught.31And He said to them, Come aside by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while. For there were many coming and going, and they did not even have time to eat.32So they departed to a deserted place in the boat by themselves.33But the multitudes saw them departing, and many knew Him and ran there on foot from all the cities. They arrived before them and came together to Him.34And Jesus, when He came out, saw a great multitude and was moved with compassion for them, because they were like sheep not having a shepherd. So He began to teach them many things.

Matins

Psalm

Psalms 47:6-7

6Sing praises to God, sing praises! Sing praises to our King, sing praises!7For God is the King of all the earth; Sing praises with understanding.

Gospel

Mark 8:22-26

22Then He came to Bethsaida; and they brought a blind man to Him, and begged Him to touch him.23So He took the blind man by the hand and led him out of the town. And when He had spit on his eyes and put His hands on him, He asked him if he saw anything.24And he looked up and said, I see men like trees, walking.25Then He put His hands on his eyes again and made him look up. And he was restored and saw everyone clearly.26Then He sent him away to his house, saying, Neither go into the town, nor tell anyone in the town.

Liturgy

Pauline

Romans 8:2-5

2For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.3For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin: He condemned sin in the flesh,4that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.5For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit.

Catholic

1 John 5:9-13

9If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater; for this is the witness of God which He has testified of His Son.10He who believes in the Son of God has the witness in himself; he who does not believe God has made Him a liar, because he has not believed the testimony that God has given of His Son.11And this is the testimony: that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.12He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.13These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God.

Acts

Acts 9:23-31

23Now after many days were past, the Jews plotted to kill him.24But their plot became known to Saul. And they watched the gates day and night, to kill him.25Then the disciples took him by night and let him down through the wall in a large basket.26And when Saul had come to Jerusalem, he tried to join the disciples; but they were all afraid of him, and did not believe that he was a disciple.27But Barnabas took him and brought him to the apostles. And he declared to them how he had seen the Lord on the road, and that He had spoken to him, and how he had preached boldly at Damascus in the name of Jesus.28So he was with them at Jerusalem, coming in and going out.29And he spoke boldly in the name of the Lord Jesus and disputed against the Hellenists, but they attempted to kill him.30When the brethren found out, they brought him down to Caesarea and sent him out to Tarsus.31Then the churches throughout all Judea, Galilee, and Samaria had peace and were edified. And walking in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, they were multiplied.

Psalm

Psalms 28:9, 8

9Save Your people, And bless Your inheritance; Shepherd them also, And bear them up forever.
8The Lord is their strength

Gospel

John 16:15-23

15All things that the Father has are Mine. Therefore I said that He will take of Mine and declare it to you.16A little while, and you will not see Me; and again a little while, and you will see Me, because I go to the Father.17Then some of His disciples said among themselves, What is this that He says to us, `A little while, and you will not see Me; and again a little while, and you will see Me'; and, `because I go to the Father'?18They said therefore, What is this that He says, `A little while'? We do not know what He is saying.19Now Jesus knew that they desired to ask Him, and He said to them, Are you inquiring among yourselves about what I said, `A little while, and you will not see Me; and again a little while, and you will see Me'?20Most assuredly, I say to you that you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice; and you will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will be turned into joy.21A woman, when she is in labor, has sorrow because her hour has come; but as soon as she has given birth to the child, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a human being has been born into the world.22Therefore you now have sorrow; but I will see you again and your heart will rejoice, and your joy no one will take from you.23And in that day you will ask Me nothing. Most assuredly, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in My name He will give you.