12, Bashans 1735 (Monday, 20 May 2019)

Monday of the Fourth week of the Holy Fifty Days

Vespers

Psalm

Psalms 43:5

5Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God; For I shall yet praise Him, The help of my countenance and my God.

Gospel

Mark 16:17-20

17And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues;18they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.19So then, after the Lord had spoken to them, He was received up into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God.20And they went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word through the accompanying signs. Amen.

Matins

Psalm

Psalms 43:3

3Oh, send out Your light and Your truth! Let them lead me; Let them bring me to Your holy hill And to Your tabernacle.

Gospel

Mark 4:30-34

30Then He said, To what shall we liken the kingdom of God? Or with what parable shall we picture it?31It is like a mustard seed which, when it is sown on the ground, is smaller than all the seeds on earth;32but when it is sown, it grows up and becomes greater than all herbs, and shoots out large branches, so that the birds of the air may nest under its shade.33And with many such parables He spoke the word to them as they were able to hear it.34But without a parable He did not speak to them. And when they were alone, He explained all things to His disciples.

Liturgy

Pauline

Romans 4:4-8

4Now to him who works, the wages are not counted as grace but as debt.5But to him who does not work but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness,6just as David also describes the blessedness of the man to whom God imputes righteousness apart from works:7Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven, And whose sins are covered;8Blessed is the man to whom the Lord shall not impute sin.

Catholic

1 John 3:8-12

8He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.9Whoever has been born of God does not sin, for His seed remains in him; and he cannot sin, because he has been born of God.10In this the children of God and the children of the devil are manifest: Whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is he who does not love his brother.11For this is the message that you heard from the beginning, that we should love one another,12not as Cain who was of the wicked one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his works were evil and his brother's righteous.

Acts

Acts 5:21-25

21And when they heard that, they entered the temple early in the morning and taught. But the high priest and those with him came and called the council together, with all the elders of the children of Israel, and sent to the prison to have them brought.22But when the officers came and did not find them in the prison, they returned and reported,23saying, Indeed we found the prison shut securely, and the guards standing outside before the doors; but when we opened them, we found no one inside!24Now when the high priest, the captain of the temple, and the chief priests heard these things, they wondered what the outcome would be.25So one came and told them, saying, Look, the men whom you put in prison are standing in the temple and teaching the people!

Psalm

Psalms 119:105, 135

105Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path.
135Make Your face shine upon Your servant, And teach me Your statutes.

Gospel

John 8:39-42

39They answered and said to Him, Abraham is our father. Jesus said to them, If you were Abraham's children, you would do the works of Abraham.40But now you seek to kill Me, a Man who has told you the truth which I heard from God. Abraham did not do this.41You do the deeds of your father. Then they said to Him, We were not born of fornication; we have one Father--God.42Jesus said to them, If God were your Father, you would love Me, for I proceeded forth and came from God; nor have I come of Myself, but He sent Me.