10, Toubah 1738 (Tuesday, 18 January 2022)

Vespers

Psalm

Psalms 42:2, 11

2My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.
11Hope in God; For I shall yet praise Him, The help of my countenance and my God.

Gospel

Matthew 4:12-22

12Now when Jesus heard that John had been put in prison, He departed to Galilee.13And leaving Nazareth, He came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is by the sea, in the regions of Zebulun and Naphtali,14that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying:15The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, By the way of the sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles:16The people who sat in darkness have seen a great light, And upon those who sat in the region and shadow of death Light has dawned.17From that time Jesus began to preach and to say, Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.18And Jesus, walking by the Sea of Galilee, saw two brothers, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen.19Then He said to them, Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.20They immediately left their nets and followed Him.21Going on from there, He saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets. He called them,22and immediately they left the boat and their father, and followed Him.

Matins

Psalm

Psalms 42:7, 8

7Deep calls unto deep at the noise of Your waterfalls
8His song shall be with me--A prayer to the God of my life.

Gospel

John 3:22-29

22After these things Jesus and His disciples came into the land of Judea, and there He remained with them and baptized.23Now John also was baptizing in Aenon near Salim, because there was much water there. And they came and were baptized.24For John had not yet been thrown into prison.25Then there arose a dispute between some of John's disciples and the Jews about purification.26And they came to John and said to him, Rabbi, He who was with you beyond the Jordan, to whom you have testified--behold, He is baptizing, and all are coming to Him!27John answered and said, A man can receive nothing unless it has been given to him from heaven.28You yourselves bear me witness, that I said, `I am not the Christ,' but, `I have been sent before Him.'29He who has the bride is the bridegroom; but the friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly because of the bridegroom's voice. Therefore this joy of mine is fulfilled.

Liturgy

Pauline

1 Corinthians 1:1-17

1Paul, called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and Sosthenes our brother,2To the church of God which is at Corinth, to those who are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all who in every place call on the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours:3Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.4I thank my God always concerning you for the grace of God which was given to you by Christ Jesus,5that you were enriched in everything by Him in all utterance and all knowledge,6even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you,7so that you come short in no gift, eagerly waiting for the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ,8who will also confirm you to the end, that you may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.9God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.10Now I plead with you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.11For it has been declared to me concerning you, my brethren, by those of Chloe's household, that there are contentions among you.12Now I say this, that each of you says, I am of Paul, or I am of Apollos, or I am of Cephas, or I am of Christ.13Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul?14I thank God that I baptized none of you except Crispus and Gaius,15lest anyone should say that I had baptized in my own name.16Yes, I also baptized the household of Stephanas. Besides, I do not know whether I baptized any other.17For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel

Catholic

2 Peter 1:12-19

12For this reason I will not be negligent to remind you always of these things, though you know and are established in the present truth.13Yes, I think it is right, as long as I am in this tent, to stir you up by reminding you,14knowing that shortly I must put off my tent, just as our Lord Jesus Christ showed me.15Moreover I will be careful to ensure that you always have a reminder of these things after my decease.16For we did not follow cunningly devised fables when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of His majesty.17For He received from God the Father honor and glory when such a voice came to Him from the Excellent Glory: This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.18And we heard this voice which came from heaven when we were with Him on the holy mountain.19And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts;

Acts

Acts 16:25-34

25But at midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them.26Suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone's chains were loosed.27And the keeper of the prison, awaking from sleep and seeing the prison doors open, supposing the prisoners had fled, drew his sword and was about to kill himself.28But Paul called with a loud voice, saying, Do yourself no harm, for we are all here.29Then he called for a light, ran in, and fell down trembling before Paul and Silas.30And he brought them out and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?31So they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.32Then they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all who were in his house.33And he took them the same hour of the night and washed their stripes. And immediately he and all his family were baptized.34Now when he had brought them into his house, he set food before them; and he rejoiced, having believed in God with all his household.

Psalm

Psalms 45:2

2You are fairer than the sons of men; Grace is poured upon Your lips; Therefore God has blessed You forever.

Gospel

Luke 3:1-18

1Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judea, Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, his brother Philip tetrarch of Iturea and the region of Trachonitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene,2while Annas and Caiaphas were high priests, the word of God came to John the son of Zacharias in the wilderness.3And he went into all the region around the Jordan, preaching a baptism of repentance for the remission of sins,4as it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet, saying: The voice of one crying in the wilderness: `Prepare the way of the Lord; Make His paths straight.5Every valley shall be filled And every mountain and hill brought low; The crooked places shall be made straight And the rough ways smooth;6And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.'7Then he said to the multitudes that came out to be baptized by him, Brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?8Therefore bear fruits worthy of repentance, and do not begin to say to yourselves, `We have Abraham as our father.' For I say to you that God is able to raise up children to Abraham from these stones.9And even now the ax is laid to the root of the trees. Therefore every tree which does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.10So the people asked him, saying, What shall we do then?11He answered and said to them, He who has two tunics, let him give to him who has none; and he who has food, let him do likewise.12Then tax collectors also came to be baptized, and said to him, Teacher, what shall we do?13And he said to them, Collect no more than what is appointed for you.14Likewise the soldiers asked him, saying, And what shall we do? So he said to them, Do not intimidate anyone or accuse falsely, and be content with your wages.15Now as the people were in expectation, and all reasoned in their hearts about John, whether he was the Christ or not,16John answered, saying to all, I indeed baptize you with water; but One mightier than I is coming, whose sandal strap I am not worthy to loose. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.17His winnowing fan is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clean out His threshing floor, and gather the wheat into His barn; but the chaff He will burn with unquenchable fire.18And with many other exhortations he preached to the people.