16, Baunah 1734 (Saturday, 23 June 2018)

Vespers

Psalm

Psalms 112:6-7, 9

6The righteous will be in everlasting remembrance.7He will not be afraid of evil tidings
9His righteousness endures forever; His horn will be exalted with honor.

Gospel

Matthew 24:42-47

42Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming.43But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into.44Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.45Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his master made ruler over his household, to give them food in due season?46Blessed is that servant whom his master, when he comes, will find so doing.47Assuredly, I say to you that he will make him ruler over all his goods.

Matins

Psalm

Psalms 92:10, 14, 15

10But my horn You have exalted like a wild ox; I have been anointed with fresh oil.
14They shall still bear fruit in old age
15To declare that the Lord is upright

Gospel

Luke 19:11-19

11Now as they heard these things, He spoke another parable, because He was near Jerusalem and because they thought the kingdom of God would appear immediately.12Therefore He said: A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom and to return.13So he called ten of his servants, delivered to them ten minas, and said to them, `Do business till I come.'14But his citizens hated him, and sent a delegation after him, saying, `We will not have this man to reign over us.'15And so it was that when he returned, having received the kingdom, he then commanded these servants, to whom he had given the money, to be called to him, that he might know how much every man had gained by trading.16Then came the first, saying, `Master, your mina has earned ten minas.'17And he said to him, `Well done, good servant; because you were faithful in a very little, have authority over ten cities.'18And the second came, saying, `Master, your mina has earned five minas.'19Likewise he said to him, `You also be over five cities.'

Liturgy

Pauline

Hebrews 11:32 - 12:2

32And what more shall I say? For the time would fail me to tell of Gideon and Barak and Samson and Jephthah, also of David and Samuel and the prophets:33who through faith subdued kingdoms, worked righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,34quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, became valiant in battle, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.35Women received their dead raised to life again. And others were tortured, not accepting deliverance, that they might obtain a better resurrection.36Still others had trial of mockings and scourgings, yes, and of chains and imprisonment.37They were stoned, they were sawn in two, were tempted, were slain with the sword. They wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins, being destitute, afflicted, tormented--38of whom the world was not worthy. They wandered in deserts and mountains, in dens and caves of the earth.39And all these, having obtained a good testimony through faith, did not receive the promise,40God having provided something better for us, that they should not be made perfect apart from us.1Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,2looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Catholic

James 5:9-20

9Do not grumble against one another, brethren, lest you be condemned. Behold, the Judge is standing at the door!10My brethren, take the prophets, who spoke in the name of the Lord, as an example of suffering and patience.11Indeed we count them blessed who endure. You have heard of the perseverance of Job and seen the end intended by the Lord--that the Lord is very compassionate and merciful.12But above all, my brethren, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath. But let your Yes, be Yes, and your No, No, lest you fall into judgment.13Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing psalms.14Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.15And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.16Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.17Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain; and it did not rain on the land for three years and six months.18And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth produced its fruit.19Brethren, if anyone among you wanders from the truth, and someone turns him back,20let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save a soul from death and cover a multitude of sins.

Acts

Acts 18:24 - 19:6

24Now a certain Jew named Apollos, born at Alexandria, an eloquent man and mighty in the Scriptures, came to Ephesus.25This man had been instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in spirit, he spoke and taught accurately the things of the Lord, though he knew only the baptism of John.26So he began to speak boldly in the synagogue. When Aquila and Priscilla heard him, they took him aside and explained to him the way of God more accurately.27And when he desired to cross to Achaia, the brethren wrote, exhorting the disciples to receive him; and when he arrived, he greatly helped those who had believed through grace;28for he vigorously refuted the Jews publicly, showing from the Scriptures that Jesus is the Christ.1And it happened, while Apollos was at Corinth, that Paul, having passed through the upper regions, came to Ephesus. And finding some disciples2he said to them, Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed? So they said to him, We have not so much as heard whether there is a Holy Spirit.3And he said to them, Into what then were you baptized? So they said, Into John's baptism.4Then Paul said, John indeed baptized with a baptism of repentance, saying to the people that they should believe on Him who would come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus.5When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.6And when Paul had laid hands on them, the Holy Spirit came upon them, and they spoke with tongues and prophesied.

Psalm

Psalms 92:12-13

12The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree, He shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.13Those who are planted in the house of the Lord Shall flourish in the courts of our God.

Gospel

Luke 12:32-44

32Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.33Sell what you have and give alms; provide yourselves money bags which do not grow old, a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches nor moth destroys.34For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.35Let your waist be girded and your lamps burning;36and you yourselves be like men who wait for their master, when he will return from the wedding, that when he comes and knocks they may open to him immediately.37Blessed are those servants whom the master, when he comes, will find watching. Assuredly, I say to you that he will gird himself and have them sit down to eat, and will come and serve them.38And if he should come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants.39But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into.40Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.41Then Peter said to Him, Lord, do You speak this parable only to us, or to all people?42And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his master will make ruler over his household, to give them their portion of food in due season?43Blessed is that servant whom his master will find so doing when he comes.44Truly, I say to you that he will make him ruler over all that he has.