11, Bashans 1738 (Thursday, 19 May 2022)

Thursday of the Fourth week of the Holy Fifty Days

Vespers

Psalm

Psalms 127:2, 3

2For so He gives His beloved sleep.
3Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord

Gospel

Mark 7:1-4

1Then the Pharisees and some of the scribes came together to Him, having come from Jerusalem.2Now when they saw some of His disciples eat bread with defiled, that is, with unwashed hands, they found fault.3For the Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they wash their hands in a special way, holding the tradition of the elders.4When they come from the marketplace, they do not eat unless they wash. And there are many other things which they have received and hold, like the washing of cups, pitchers, copper vessels, and couches.

Matins

Psalm

Psalms 97:7-8

7Worship Him, all you gods.8Zion hears and is glad, And the daughters of Judah rejoice Because of Your judgments, O Lord.

Gospel

Mark 4:21-25

21Also He said to them, Is a lamp brought to be put under a basket or under a bed? Is it not to be set on a lampstand?22For there is nothing hidden which will not be revealed, nor has anything been kept secret but that it should come to light.23If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear.24Then He said to them, Take heed what you hear. With the same measure you use, it will be measured to you; and to you who hear, more will be given.25For whoever has, to him more will be given; but whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him.

Liturgy

Pauline

Romans 3:21-26

21But now the righteousness of God apart from the law is revealed, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets,22even the righteousness of God, through faith in Jesus Christ, to all and on all who believe. For there is no difference;23for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,24being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,25whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed,26to demonstrate at the present time His righteousness, that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.

Catholic

1 John 3:18-24

18My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth.19And by this we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before Him.20For if our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and knows all things.21Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence toward God.22And whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do those things that are pleasing in His sight.23And this is His commandment: that we should believe on the name of His Son Jesus Christ and love one another, as He gave us commandment.24Now he who keeps His commandments abides in Him, and He in him. And by this we know that He abides in us, by the Spirit whom He has given us.

Acts

Acts 5:30-33

30The God of our fathers raised up Jesus whom you murdered by hanging on a tree.31Him God has exalted to His right hand to be Prince and Savior, to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins.32And we are His witnesses to these things, and so also is the Holy Spirit whom God has given to those who obey Him.33When they heard this, they were furious and plotted to kill them.

Psalm

Psalms 67:1, 7

1God be merciful to us and bless us, And cause His face to shine upon us.
7God shall bless us

Gospel

John 8:54-59

54Jesus answered, If I honor Myself, My honor is nothing. It is My Father who honors Me, of whom you say that He is your God.55Yet you have not known Him, but I know Him. And if I say, `I do not know Him,' I shall be a liar like you; but I do know Him and keep His word.56Your father Abraham rejoiced to see My day, and he saw it and was glad.57Then the Jews said to Him, You are not yet fifty years old, and have You seen Abraham?58Jesus said to them, Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.59Then they took up stones to throw at Him; but Jesus hid Himself and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.