17, Bashans 1734 (Friday, 25 May 2018)

Friday of the Seventh week of the Holy Fifty Days

Vespers

Psalm

Psalms 42:8

8The Lord will command His lovingkindness in the daytime, And in the night His song shall be with

Gospel

Luke 11:24-26

24When an unclean spirit goes out of a man, he goes through dry places, seeking rest; and finding none, he says, `I will return to my house from which I came.'25And when he comes, he finds it swept and put in order.26Then he goes and takes with him seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter and dwell there; and the last state of that man is worse than the first.

Matins

Psalm

Psalms 119:96, 89

96I have seen the consummation of all perfection, But Your commandment is exceedingly broad.
89Forever, O Lord, Your word is settled in heaven.

Gospel

Luke 8:18-21

18Therefore take heed how you hear. For whoever has, to him more will be given; and whoever does not have, even what he seems to have will be taken from him.19Then His mother and brothers came to Him, and could not approach Him because of the crowd.20And it was told Him by some, who said, Your mother and Your brothers are standing outside, desiring to see You.21But He answered and said to them, My mother and My brothers are these who hear the word of God and do it.

Liturgy

Pauline

1 Corinthians 14:12-17

12Even so you, since you are zealous for spiritual gifts, let it be for the edification of the church that you seek to excel.13Therefore let him who speaks in a tongue pray that he may interpret.14For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my understanding is unfruitful.15What is the conclusion then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will also pray with the understanding. I will sing with the spirit, and I will also sing with the understanding.16Otherwise, if you bless with the spirit, how will he who occupies the place of the uninformed say Amen at your giving of thanks, since he does not understand what you say?17For you indeed give thanks well, but the other is not edified.

Catholic

Jude 1:22-25

22And on some have compassion, making a distinction;23but others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire, hating even the garment defiled by the flesh.24Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, And to present you faultless Before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy,25To God our Savior, Who alone is wise, Be glory and majesty, Dominion and power, Both now and forever. Amen.

Acts

Acts 15:13-18

13And after they had become silent, James answered, saying, Men and brethren, listen to me:14Simon has declared how God at the first visited the Gentiles to take out of them a people for His name.15And with this the words of the prophets agree, just as it is written:16`After this I will return And will rebuild the tabernacle of David, which has fallen down; I will rebuild its ruins, And I will set it up;17So that the rest of mankind may seek the Lord, Even all the Gentiles who are called by My name, Says the Lord who does all these things.'18Known to God from eternity are all His works.

Psalm

Psalms 25:1-3

1To You, O Lord, I lift up my soul.2O my God, I trust in You; Let me not be ashamed; Let not my enemies triumph over me.3Indeed, let no one who waits on You be ashamed

Gospel

John 7:37-39

37On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink.38He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.39But this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those believing in Him would receive; for the Holy Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.