19, Tut 1739 (Thursday, 29 September 2022)

Vespers

Psalm

Psalms 45:6, 17

6Your throne, O God, is forever and ever; A scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Your kingdom.
17Therefore the people shall praise You forever and ever.

Gospel

Matthew 16:21-26

21From that time Jesus began to show to His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised the third day.22Then Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him, saying, Far be it from You, Lord; this shall not happen to You!23But He turned and said to Peter, Get behind Me, Satan! You are an offense to Me, for you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of men.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?

Matins

Psalm

Psalms 74:2, 12

2Remember Your congregation, which You have purchased of old, The tribe of Your inheritance, which You have redeemed--This Mount Zion where You have dwelt.
12For God is my King from of old, Working salvation in the midst of the earth.

Gospel

Mark 8:34 - 9:1

34When He had called the people to Himself, with His disciples also, He said to them, Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.35For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel's will save it.36For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?37Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?38For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him the Son of Man also will be ashamed when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels.1And He said to them, Assuredly, I say to you that there are some standing here who will not taste death till they see the kingdom of God present with power.

Liturgy

Pauline

Colossians 2:6-19

6As you have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him,7rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving.8Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ.9For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily;10and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.11In Him you were also circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of the sins of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ,12buried with Him in baptism, in which you also were raised with Him through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead.13And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses,14having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross.15Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it.16So let no one judge you in food or in drink, or regarding a festival or a new moon or sabbaths,17which are a shadow of things to come, but the substance is of Christ.18Let no one cheat you of your reward, taking delight in false humility and worship of angels, intruding into those things which he has not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,19and not holding fast to the Head, from whom all the body, nourished and knit together by joints and ligaments, grows with the increase that is from God.

Catholic

1 John 5:13-21

13These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God.14Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.15And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.16If anyone sees his brother sinning a sin which does not lead to death, he will ask, and He will give him life for those who commit sin not leading to death. There is sin leading to death. I do not say that he should pray about that.17All unrighteousness is sin, and there is sin not leading to death.18We know that whoever is born of God does not sin; but he who has been born of God keeps himself, and the wicked one does not touch him.19We know that we are of God, and the whole world lies under the sway of the wicked one.20And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us an understanding, that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life.21Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.

Acts

Acts 3:12-21

12So when Peter saw it, he responded to the people: Men of Israel, why do you marvel at this? Or why look so intently at us, as though by our own power or godliness we had made this man walk?13The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the God of our fathers, glorified His Servant Jesus, whom you delivered up and denied in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let Him go.14But you denied the Holy One and the Just, and asked for a murderer to be granted to you,15and killed the Prince of life, whom God raised from the dead, of which we are witnesses.16And His name, through faith in His name, has made this man strong, whom you see and know. Yes, the faith which comes through Him has given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.17Yet now, brethren, I know that you did it in ignorance, as did also your rulers.18But those things which God foretold by the mouth of all His prophets, that the Christ would suffer, He has thus fulfilled.19Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord,20and that He may send Jesus Christ, who was preached to you before,21whom heaven must receive until the times of restoration of all things, which God has spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began.

Psalm

Psalms 61:2-3, 5

2Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.3For You have been a shelter for me, A strong tower from the enemy.
5For You, O God, have heard my vows; You have given me the heritage of those who fear Your name.

Gospel

Luke 14:25-35

25Now great multitudes went with Him. And He turned and said to them,26If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be My disciple.27And whoever does not bear his cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple.28For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it--29lest, after he has laid the foundation, and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him,30saying, `This man began to build and was not able to finish.'31Or what king, going to make war against another king, does not sit down first and consider whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand?32Or else, while the other is still a great way off, he sends a delegation and asks conditions of peace.33So likewise, whoever of you does not forsake all that he has cannot be My disciple.34Salt is good; but if the salt has lost its flavor, how shall it be seasoned?35It is neither fit for the land nor for the dunghill, but men throw it out. He who has ears to hear, let him hear!