14, Amshir 1735 (Thursday, 21 February 2019)

Jonah's Feast

Matins

Psalm

Psalms 30:10-11

10Hear, O Lord, and have mercy on me; Lord, be my helper!11You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; You have put off my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness,

Gospel

Mark 8:10-21

10immediately got into the boat with His disciples, and came to the region of Dalmanutha.11Then the Pharisees came out and began to dispute with Him, seeking from Him a sign from heaven, testing Him.12But He sighed deeply in His spirit, and said, Why does this generation seek a sign? Assuredly, I say to you, no sign shall be given to this generation.13And He left them, and getting into the boat again, departed to the other side.14Now the disciples had forgotten to take bread, and they did not have more than one loaf with them in the boat.15Then He charged them, saying, Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod.16And they reasoned among themselves, saying, It is because we have no bread.17But Jesus, being aware of it, said to them, Why do you reason because you have no bread? Do you not yet perceive nor understand? Is your heart still hardened?18Having eyes, do you not see? And having ears, do you not hear? And do you not remember?19When I broke the five loaves for the five thousand, how many baskets full of fragments did you take up? They said to Him, Twelve.20Also, when I broke the seven for the four thousand, how many large baskets full of fragments did you take up? And they said, Seven.21So He said to them, How is it you do not understand?

Liturgy

Pauline

Romans 10:4-18

4For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.5For Moses writes about the righteousness which is of the law, The man who does those things shall live by them.6But the righteousness of faith speaks in this way, Do not say in your heart, `Who will ascend into heaven?' (that is, to bring Christ down from above)7or, `Who will descend into the abyss?' (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead).8But what does it say? The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart (that is, the word of faith which we preach):9that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.10For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.11For the Scripture says, Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.12For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him.13For whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.14How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher?15And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace, Who bring glad tidings of good things!16But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah says, Lord, who has believed our report?17So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.18But I say, have they not heard? Yes indeed: Their sound has gone out to all the earth, And their words to the ends of the world.

Catholic

1 Peter 3:17-22

17For it is better, if it is the will of God, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil.18For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit,19by whom also He went and preached to the spirits in prison,20who formerly were disobedient, when once the Divine longsuffering waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, in which a few, that is, eight souls, were saved through water.21There is also an antitype which now saves us--baptism (not the removal of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God), through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,22who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, angels and authorities and powers having been made subject to Him.

Acts

Acts 3:22-26

22For Moses truly said to the fathers, `The Lord your God will raise up for you a Prophet like me from your brethren. Him you shall hear in all things, whatever He says to you.23`And it shall be that every soul who will not hear that Prophet shall be utterly destroyed from among the people.'24Yes, and all the prophets, from Samuel and those who follow, as many as have spoken, have also foretold these days.25You are sons of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying to Abraham, `And in your seed all the families of the earth shall be blessed.'26To you first, God, having raised up His Servant Jesus, sent Him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from your iniquities.

Psalm

Psalms 118:5, 18

5I called on the Lord in distress; The Lord answered me and set me in a broad place.
18The Lord has chastened me severely, But He has not given me over to death.

Gospel

John 2:12-25

12After this He went down to Capernaum, He, His mother, His brothers, and His disciples; and they did not stay there many days.13Now the Passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.14And He found in the temple those who sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the moneychangers doing business.15When He had made a whip of cords, He drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and the oxen, and poured out the changers' money and overturned the tables.16And He said to those who sold doves, Take these things away! Do not make My Father's house a house of merchandise!17Then His disciples remembered that it was written, Zeal for Your house has eaten Me up.18So the Jews answered and said to Him, What sign do You show to us, since You do these things?19Jesus answered and said to them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.20Then the Jews said, It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and will You raise it up in three days?21But He was speaking of the temple of His body.22Therefore, when He had risen from the dead, His disciples remembered that He had said this to them; and they believed the Scripture and the word which Jesus had said.23Now when He was in Jerusalem at the Passover, during the feast, many believed in His name when they saw the signs which He did.24But Jesus did not commit Himself to them, because He knew all men,25and had no need that anyone should testify of man, for He knew what was in man.