13, Baunah 1735 (Thursday, 20 June 2019)

Vespers

Psalm

Psalms 34:7-8

7The angel of the Lord encamps all around those who fear Him, And delivers them.8Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good; Blessed is the man who trusts in Him!

Gospel

Matthew 16:24-28

24Then Jesus said to His disciples, If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.25For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.26For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?27For the Son of Man will come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and then He will reward each according to his works.28Assuredly, I say to you, there are some standing here who shall not taste death till they see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom.

Matins

Psalm

Psalms 97:7-8, 9

7Worship Him, all you gods.8Zion hears and is glad
9For You, Lord, are most high above all the earth; You are exalted far above all gods.

Gospel

Matthew 18:10-20

10Take heed that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that in heaven their angels always see the face of My Father who is in heaven.11For the Son of Man has come to save that which was lost.12What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them goes astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine and go to the mountains to seek the one that is straying?13And if he should find it, assuredly, I say to you, he rejoices more over that sheep than over the ninety-nine that did not go astray.14Even so it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish.15Moreover if your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone. If he hears you, you have gained your brother.16But if he will not hear, take with you one or two more, that `by the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.'17And if he refuses to hear them, tell it to the church. But if he refuses even to hear the church, let him be to you like a heathen and a tax collector.18Assuredly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.19Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven.20For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.

Liturgy

Pauline

Hebrews 2:5-18

5For He has not put the world to come, of which we speak, in subjection to angels.6But one testified in a certain place, saying: What is man that You are mindful of him, Or the son of man that You take care of him?7You have made him a little lower than the angels; You have crowned him with glory and honor, And set him over the works of Your hands.8You have put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that He put all in subjection under him, He left nothing that is not put under him. But now we do not yet see all things put under him.9But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, for the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that He, by the grace of God, might taste death for everyone.10For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.11For both He who sanctifies and those who are being sanctified are all of one, for which reason He is not ashamed to call them brethren,12saying: I will declare Your name to My brethren; In the midst of the assembly I will sing praise to You.13And again: I will put My trust in Him. And again: Here am I and the children whom God has given Me.14Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil,15and release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.16For indeed He does not give aid to angels, but He does give aid to the seed of Abraham.17Therefore, in all things He had to be made like His brethren, that He might be a merciful and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people.18For in that He Himself has suffered, being tempted, He is able to aid those who are tempted.

Catholic

1 Peter 1:3-12

3Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,4to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you,5who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.6In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials,7that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ,8whom having not seen you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory,9receiving the end of your faith--the salvation of your souls.10Of this salvation the prophets have inquired and searched carefully, who prophesied of the grace that would come to you,11searching what, or what manner of time, the Spirit of Christ who was in them was indicating when He testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ and the glories that would follow.12To them it was revealed that, not to themselves, but to us they were ministering the things which now have been reported to you through those who have preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven--things which angels desire to look into.

Acts

Acts 10:21-33

21Then Peter went down to the men who had been sent to him from Cornelius, and said, Yes, I am he whom you seek. For what reason have you come?22And they said, Cornelius the centurion, a just man, one who fears God and has a good reputation among all the nation of the Jews, was divinely instructed by a holy angel to summon you to his house, and to hear words from you.23Then he invited them in and lodged them. On the next day Peter went away with them, and some brethren from Joppa accompanied him.24And the following day they entered Caesarea. Now Cornelius was waiting for them, and had called together his relatives and close friends.25As Peter was coming in, Cornelius met him and fell down at his feet and worshiped him.26But Peter lifted him up, saying, Stand up; I myself am also a man.27And as he talked with him, he went in and found many who had come together.28Then he said to them, You know how unlawful it is for a Jewish man to keep company with or go to one of another nation. But God has shown me that I should not call any man common or unclean.29Therefore I came without objection as soon as I was sent for. I ask, then, for what reason have you sent for me?30So Cornelius said, Four days ago I was fasting until this hour; and at the ninth hour I prayed in my house, and behold, a man stood before me in bright clothing,31and said, `Cornelius, your prayer has been heard, and your alms are remembered in the sight of God.32`Send therefore to Joppa and call Simon here, whose surname is Peter. He is lodging in the house of Simon, a tanner, by the sea. When he comes, he will speak to you.'33So I sent to you immediately, and you have done well to come. Now therefore, we are all present before God, to hear all the things commanded you by God.

Psalm

Psalms 138:1-2, 3

1I will praise You with my whole heart; Before the gods I will sing praises to You.2I will worship toward Your holy temple
3In the day when I cried out, You answered me

Gospel

Matthew 25:31-46

31When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory.32All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats.33And He will set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left.34Then the King will say to those on His right hand, `Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:35`for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in;36`I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.'37Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, `Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink?38`When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You?39`Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?'40And the King will answer and say to them, `Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.'41Then He will also say to those on the left hand, `Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels:42`for I was hungry and you gave Me no food; I was thirsty and you gave Me no drink;43`I was a stranger and you did not take Me in, naked and you did not clothe Me, sick and in prison and you did not visit Me.'44Then they also will answer Him, saying, `Lord, when did we see You hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to You?'45Then He will answer them, saying, `Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.'46And these will go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.