7, Bashans 1737 (Saturday, 15 May 2021)

Saturday of the Second week of the Holy Fifty Days

Vespers

Psalm

Psalms 42:8, 11

8The Lord will command His lovingkindness in the daytime, And in the night His song shall be with
11Hope in God; For I shall yet praise Him, The help of my countenance and my God.

Gospel

Luke 18:35-43

35Then it happened, as He was coming near Jericho, that a certain blind man sat by the road begging.36And hearing a multitude passing by, he asked what it meant.37So they told him that Jesus of Nazareth was passing by.38And he cried out, saying, Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!39Then those who went before warned him that he should be quiet; but he cried out all the more, Son of David, have mercy on me!40So Jesus stood still and commanded him to be brought to Him. And when he had come near, He asked him,41saying, What do you want Me to do for you? He said, Lord, that I may receive my sight.42Then Jesus said to him, Receive your sight; your faith has made you well.43And immediately he received his sight, and followed Him, glorifying God. And all the people, when they saw it, gave praise to God.

Matins

Psalm

Psalms 111:1-2

1I will praise the Lord with my whole heart, In the assembly of the upright and in the congregation.2The works of the Lord are great, Studied by all who have pleasure in them.

Gospel

John 5:37-47

37And the Father Himself, who sent Me, has testified of Me. You have neither heard His voice at any time, nor seen His form.38But you do not have His word abiding in you, because whom He sent, Him you do not believe.39You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me.40But you are not willing to come to Me that you may have life.41I do not receive honor from men.42But I know you, that you do not have the love of God in you.43I have come in My Father's name, and you do not receive Me; if another comes in his own name, him you will receive.44How can you believe, who receive honor from one another, and do not seek the honor that comes from the only God?45Do not think that I shall accuse you to the Father; there is one who accuses you--Moses, in whom you trust.46For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me; for he wrote about Me.47But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe My words?

Liturgy

Pauline

2 Timothy 2:8-15

8Remember that Jesus Christ, of the seed of David, was raised from the dead according to my gospel,9for which I suffer trouble as an evildoer, even to the point of chains; but the word of God is not chained.10Therefore I endure all things for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.11This is a faithful saying: For if we died with Him, We shall also live with Him.12If we endure, We shall also reign with Him. If we deny Him, He also will deny us.13If we are faithless, He remains faithful; He cannot deny Himself.14Remind them of these things, charging them before the Lord not to strive about words to no profit, to the ruin of the hearers.15Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

Catholic

1 John 2:21-25

21I have not written to you because you do not know the truth, but because you know it, and that no lie is of the truth.22Who is a liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist who denies the Father and the Son.23Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father either; he who acknowledges the Son has the Father also.24Therefore let that abide in you which you heard from the beginning. If what you heard from the beginning abides in you, you also will abide in the Son and in the Father.25And this is the promise that He has promised us--eternal life.

Acts

Acts 9:31-35

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.32Now it came to pass, as Peter went through all parts of the country, that he also came down to the saints who dwelt in Lydda.33There he found a certain man named Aeneas, who had been bedridden eight years and was paralyzed.34And Peter said to him, Aeneas, Jesus the Christ heals you. Arise and make your bed. Then he arose immediately.35So all who dwelt at Lydda and Sharon saw him and turned to the Lord.

Psalm

Psalms 107:20, 22

20He sent His word and healed them, And delivered them from their destructions.
22Let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving

Gospel

John 6:1-14

1After these things Jesus went over the Sea of Galilee, which is the Sea of Tiberias.2Then a great multitude followed Him, because they saw His signs which He performed on those who were diseased.3And Jesus went up on the mountain, and there He sat with His disciples.4Now the Passover, a feast of the Jews, was near.5Then Jesus lifted up His eyes, and seeing a great multitude coming toward Him, He said to Philip, Where shall we buy bread, that these may eat?6But this He said to test him, for He Himself knew what He would do.7Philip answered Him, Two hundred denarii worth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may have a little.8One of His disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, said to Him,9There is a lad here who has five barley loaves and two small fish, but what are they among so many?10Then Jesus said, Make the people sit down. Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand.11And Jesus took the loaves, and when He had given thanks He distributed them to the disciples, and the disciples to those sitting down; and likewise of the fish, as much as they wanted.12So when they were filled, He said to His disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, so that nothing is lost.13Therefore they gathered them up, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves which were left over by those who had eaten.14Then those men, when they had seen the sign that Jesus did, said, This is truly the Prophet who is to come into the world.