+ Lessons Home
+ Last Week
+ Next Week
23rd Sunday after Trinity
(If you can, go to mass today. If you can't, read the mass propers
for today, found on pages 222-223
of the Book of Common Prayer.)
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 33. Exultate, justi.
1 Now these are the words of the letter that Jeremiah the prophet
sent from Jerusalem unto the residue of the elders which were
carried away captives, and to the priests, and to the prophets,
and to all the people whom Nebuchadnezzar had carried away captive
from Jerusalem to Babylon;
4 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, unto all that
are carried away captives, whom I have caused to be carried away
from Jerusalem unto Babylon;
5 Build ye houses, and dwell in them; and plant gardens, and
eat the fruit of them;
6 Take ye wives, and beget sons and daughters; and take wives
for your sons, and give your daughters to husbands, that they
may bear sons and daughters; that ye may be increased there,
and not diminished.
7 And seek the peace of the city whither I have caused you to
be carried away captives, and pray unto the LORD for it: for
in the peace thereof shall ye have peace.
8 For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Let not
your prophets and your diviners, that be in the midst of you,
deceive you, neither hearken to your dreams which ye cause to
9 For they prophesy falsely unto you in my name: I have not sent
them, saith the LORD.
10 For thus saith the LORD, That after seventy years be accomplished
at Babylon I will visit you, and perform my good word toward
you, in causing you to return to this place.
I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD,
thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
12 Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto
me, and I will hearken unto you.
13 And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for
me with all your heart.
14 And I will be found of you, saith the LORD: and I will turn
away your captivity, and I will gather you from all the nations,
and from all the places whither I have driven you, saith the
LORD; and I will bring you again into the place whence I caused
you to be carried away captive.
1 Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers,
to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work,
speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, showing
all meekness unto all men.
3 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient,
deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice
and envy, hateful, and hating one another.
4 But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward
by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to
his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing
of the Holy Ghost;
6 Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;
7 That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs
according to the hope of eternal life.
8 This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou
affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might
be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and
profitable unto men.
Ps 19. Caeli enarrant.
Ps 67. Deus misereatur.
30 Also, thou son of man, the children of thy people still are
talking against thee by the walls and in the doors of the houses,
and speak one to another, every one to his brother, saying, Come,
I pray you, and hear what is the word that cometh forth from
they come unto thee as the people cometh, and they sit before
thee as my people, and they hear thy words, but they will not
do them: for with their mouth they show much love, but their
heart goeth after their covetousness.
32 And, lo, thou art unto them as a very lovely song of one that
hath a pleasant voice, and can play well on an instrument: for
they hear thy words, but they do them not.
33 And when this cometh to pass, (lo, it will come,) then shall
they know that a prophet hath been among them.
1 Corinthians 4:8-16
8 Now ye are full, now ye are rich, ye have reigned as kings
without us: and I would to God ye did reign, that we also might
reign with you.
9 For I think that God hath set forth us the apostles last, as
it were appointed to death: for we are made a spectacle unto
the world, and to angels, and to men.
10 We are fools for Christ's sake, but ye are wise in Christ;
we are weak, but ye are strong; ye are honourable, but we are
11 Even unto this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and
are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwellingplace;
12 And labour, working with our own hands: being reviled, we
bless; being persecuted, we suffer it:
13 Being defamed, we entreat: we are made as the filth of the
world, and are the offscouring of all things unto this day.
14 I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons
I warn you.
though ye have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet have ye
not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through
16 Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers of me.
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 41. Beatus qui intelligit.
1 The word which came unto Jeremiah from the LORD in the days
of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah, saying,
2 Go unto the house of the Rechabites, and speak unto them, and
bring them into the house of the LORD, into one of the chambers,
and give them wine to drink.
3 Then I took Jaazaniah the son of Jeremiah, the son of Habaziniah,
and his brethren, and all his sons, and the whole house of the
4 And I brought them into the house of the LORD, into the chamber
of the sons of Hanan, the son of Igdaliah, a man of God, which
was by the chamber of the princes, which was above the chamber
of Maaseiah the son of Shallum, the keeper of the door:
5 And I set before the sons of the house of the Rechabites pots
full of wine, and cups, and I said unto them, Drink ye wine.
6 But they said, We will drink no wine: for Jonadab the son of
Rechab our father commanded us, saying, Ye shall drink no wine,
neither ye, nor your sons for ever:
7 Neither shall ye build house, nor sow seed, nor plant vineyard,
nor have any: but all your days ye shall dwell in tents; that
ye may live many days in the land where ye be strangers.
8 Thus have we obeyed the voice of Jonadab the son of Rechab
our father in all that he hath charged us, to drink no wine all
our days, we, our wives, our sons, nor our daughters;
9 Nor to build houses for us to dwell in: neither have we vineyard,
nor field, nor seed:
10 But we have dwelt in tents, and have obeyed, and done according
to all that Jonadab our father commanded us.
11 But it came to pass, when Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon came
up into the land, that we said, Come, and let us go to Jerusalem
for fear of the army of the Chaldeans, and for fear of the army
of the Syrians: so we dwell at Jerusalem.
1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timotheus
2 To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ which are at
Colosse: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father and
the Lord Jesus Christ.
3 We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
praying always for you,
4 Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love
which ye have to all the saints,
5 For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye
heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel;
6 Which is come unto you, as it is in all the world; and bringeth
forth fruit, as it doth also in you, since the day ye heard of
it, and knew the grace of God in truth:
7 As ye also learned of Epaphras our dear fellowservant, who
is for you a faithful minister of Christ;
8 Who also declared unto us your love in the Spirit.
9 For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease
to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the
knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;
ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful
in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;
11 Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power,
unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness;
12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to
be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:
13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath
translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:
whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness
15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every
16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and
that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones,
or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created
by him, and for him:
17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
Ps 42. Quemadmodum.
Ps 43. Judica me, Deus.
1 Now these are the commandments, the statutes, and the judgments,
which the LORD your God commanded to teach you, that ye might
do them in the land whither ye go to possess it:
thou mightest fear the LORD thy God, to keep all his statutes
and his commandments, which I command thee, thou, and thy son,
and thy son's son, all the days of thy life; and that thy days
may be prolonged.
3 Hear therefore, O Israel, and observe to do it; that it may
be well with thee, and that ye may increase mightily, as the
LORD God of thy fathers hath promised thee, in the land that
floweth with milk and honey.
4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD:
5 And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart,
and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.
these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine
thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt
talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou
walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest
8 And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they
shall be as frontlets between thine eyes.
thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy
1 And it came to pass, when Jesus had finished all these sayings,
he said unto his disciples,
2 Ye know that after two days is the feast of the passover, and
the Son of man is betrayed to be crucified.
3 Then assembled together the chief priests, and the scribes,
and the elders of the people, unto the palace of the high priest,
who was called Caiaphas,
4 And consulted that they might take Jesus by subtlety, and kill
5 But they said, Not on the feast day, lest there be an uproar
among the people.
6 Now when Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper,
came unto him a woman having an alabaster box of very precious
ointment, and poured it on his head, as he sat at meat.
8 But when his disciples saw it, they had indignation, saying,
To what purpose is this waste?
9 For this ointment might have been sold for much, and given
to the poor.
10 When Jesus understood it, he said unto them, Why trouble ye
the woman? for she hath wrought a good work upon me.
11 For ye have the poor always with you; but me ye have not always.
12 For in that she hath poured this ointment on my body, she
did it for my burial.
13 Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached
in the whole world, there shall also this, that this woman hath
done, be told for a memorial of her.
one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief
15 And said unto them, What will ye give me, and I will deliver
him unto you? And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces
16 And from that time he sought opportunity to betray him.
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 44. Deus, auribus.
12 Then came the word of the LORD unto Jeremiah, saying,
13 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Go and tell
the men of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, Will ye not
receive instruction to hearken to my words? saith the LORD.
14 The words of Jonadab the son of Rechab, that he commanded
his sons not to drink wine, are performed; for unto this day
they drink none, but obey their father's commandment: notwithstanding
I have spoken unto you, rising early and speaking; but ye hearkened
not unto me.
15 I have sent also unto you all my servants the prophets, rising
up early and sending them, saying, Return ye now every man from
his evil way, and amend your doings, and go not after other gods
to serve them, and ye shall dwell in the land which I have given
to you and to your fathers: but ye have not inclined your ear,
nor hearkened unto me.
16 Because the sons of Jonadab the son of Rechab have performed
the commandment of their father, which he commanded them; but
this people hath not hearkened unto me:
17 Therefore thus saith the LORD God of hosts, the God of Israel;
Behold, I will bring upon Judah and upon all the inhabitants
of Jerusalem all the evil that I have pronounced against them:
because I have spoken unto them, but they have not heard; and
I have called unto them, but they have not answered.
18 And Jeremiah said unto the house of the Rechabites, Thus saith
the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Because ye have obeyed
the commandment of Jonadab your father, and kept all his precepts,
and done according unto all that he hath commanded you:
19 Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel;
Jonadab the son of Rechab shall not want a man to stand before
me for ever.
18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning,
the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have
19 For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell;
20 And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by
him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether
they be things in earth, or things in heaven.
21 And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your
mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled
22 In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy
and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight:
ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved
away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which
was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof
I Paul am made a minister;
24 Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that
which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for
his body's sake, which is the church:
25 Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation
of God which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God;
26 Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations,
but now is made manifest to his saints:
27 To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory
of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the
hope of glory:
28 Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man
in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ
29 Whereunto I also labour, striving according to his working,
which worketh in me mightily.
1 For I would that ye knew what great conflict I have for you,
and for them at Laodicea, and for as many as have not seen my
face in the flesh;
2 That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in
love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding,
to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father,
and of Christ;
3 In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing words.
5 For though I be absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the
spirit, joying and beholding your order, and the stedfastness
of your faith in Christ.
Ps 46. Deus noster refugium.
Ps 85. Benedixisti, Domine.
10 And it shall be, when the LORD thy God shall have brought
thee into the land which he sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham,
to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give thee great and goodly cities,
which thou buildest not,
11 And houses full of all good things, which thou filledst not,
and wells digged, which thou diggedst not, vineyards and olive
trees, which thou plantedst not; when thou shalt have eaten and
beware lest thou forget the LORD, which brought thee forth out
of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage.
13 Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God, and serve him, and shalt
swear by his name.
14 Ye shall not go after other gods, of the gods of the people
which are round about you;
15 (For the LORD thy God is a jealous God among you) lest the
anger of the LORD thy God be kindled against thee, and destroy
thee from off the face of the earth.
16 Ye shall not tempt the LORD your God, as ye tempted him in
20 And when thy son asketh thee in time to come, saying, What
mean the testimonies, and the statutes, and the judgments, which
the LORD our God hath commanded you?
21 Then thou shalt say unto thy son, We were Pharaoh's bondmen
in Egypt; and the LORD brought us out of Egypt with a mighty
22 And the LORD showed signs and wonders, great and sore, upon
Egypt, upon Pharaoh, and upon all his household, before our eyes:
23 And he brought us out from thence, that he might bring us
in, to give us the land which he sware unto our fathers.
the LORD commanded us to do all these statutes, to fear the LORD
our God, for our good always, that he might preserve us alive,
as it is at this day.
25 And it shall be our righteousness, if we observe to do all
these commandments before the LORD our God, as he hath commanded
17 Now the first day of the feast of unleavened bread the disciples
came to Jesus, saying unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare
for thee to eat the passover?
18 And he said, Go into the city to such a man, and say unto
him, The Master saith, My time is at hand; I will keep the passover
at thy house with my disciples.
19 And the disciples did as Jesus had appointed them; and they
made ready the passover.
20 Now when the even was come, he sat down with the twelve.
21 And as they did eat, he said, Verily I say unto you, that
one of you shall betray me.
they were exceeding sorrowful, and began every one of them to
say unto him, Lord, is it I?
23 And he answered and said, He that dippeth his hand with me
in the dish, the same shall betray me.
24 The Son of man goeth as it is written of him: but woe unto
that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! it had been good
for that man if he had not been born.
25 Then Judas, which betrayed him, answered and said, Master,
is it I? He said unto him, Thou hast said.
26 And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it,
and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat;
this is my body.
27 And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them,
saying, Drink ye all of it;
28 For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for
many for the remission of sins.
29 But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit
of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my
30 And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 50. Deus deorum.
1 And it came to pass in the fourth year of Jehoiakim the son
of Josiah king of Judah, that this word came unto Jeremiah from
the LORD, saying,
2 Take thee a roll of a book, and write therein all the words
that I have spoken unto thee against Israel, and against Judah,
and against all the nations, from the day I spake unto thee,
from the days of Josiah, even unto this day.
3 It may be that the house of Judah will hear all the evil which
I purpose to do unto them; that they may return every man from
his evil way; that I may forgive their iniquity and their sin.
4 Then Jeremiah called Baruch the son of Neriah: and Baruch wrote
from the mouth of Jeremiah all the words of the LORD, which he
had spoken unto him, upon a roll of a book.
5 And Jeremiah commanded Baruch, saying, I am shut up; I cannot
go into the house of the LORD:
6 Therefore go thou, and read in the roll, which thou hast written
from my mouth, the words of the LORD in the ears of the people
in the LORD'S house upon the fasting day: and also thou shalt
read them in the ears of all Judah that come out of their cities.
7 It may be they will present their supplication before the LORD,
and will return every one from his evil way: for great is the
anger and the fury that the LORD hath pronounced against this
8 And Baruch the son of Neriah did according to all that Jeremiah
the prophet commanded him, reading in the book the words of the
LORD in the LORD'S house.
6 As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk
ye in him:
7 Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as
ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.
lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after
the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not
9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.
10 And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality
11 In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made
without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh
by the circumcision of Christ:
12 Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with
him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised
him from the dead.
13 And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of
your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven
you all trespasses;
14 Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against
us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing
it to his cross;
15 And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a show
of them openly, triumphing over them in it.
16 Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in
respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath
17 Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.
no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and
worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath
not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,
19 And not holding the Head, from which all the body by joints
and bands having nourishment ministered, and knit together, increaseth
with the increase of God.
Ps 47. Omnes gentes, plaudite.
Ps 48. Magnus Dominus.
6 For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God: the LORD
thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself,
above all people that are upon the face of the earth.
7 The LORD did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because
ye were more in number than any people; for ye were the fewest
of all people:
8 But because the LORD loved you, and because he would keep the
oath which he had sworn unto your fathers, hath the LORD brought
you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out of the house
of bondmen, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.
9 Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is God, the faithful
God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him
and keep his commandments to a thousand generations;
repayeth them that hate him to their face, to destroy them: he
will not be slack to him that hateth him, he will repay him to
11 Thou shalt therefore keep the commandments, and the statutes,
and the judgments, which I command thee this day, to do them.
12 Wherefore it shall come to pass, if ye hearken to these judgments,
and keep, and do them, that the LORD thy God shall keep unto
thee the covenant and the mercy which he sware unto thy fathers:
13 And he will love thee, and bless thee, and multiply thee:
he will also bless the fruit of thy womb, and the fruit of thy
land, thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil, the increase of
thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep, in the land which he sware
unto thy fathers to give thee.
31 Then saith Jesus unto them, All ye shall be offended because
of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd,
and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad.
32 But after I am risen again, I will go before you into Galilee.
33 Peter answered and said unto him, Though all men shall be
offended because of thee, yet will I never be offended.
34 Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That this night,
before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.
35 Peter said unto him, Though I should die with thee, yet will
I not deny thee. Likewise also said all the disciples.
36 Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane,
and saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray
37 And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and
began to be sorrowful and very heavy.
38 Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even
unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me.
39 And he went a little farther, and fell on his face, and prayed,
saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from
me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.
40 And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep,
and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour?
and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed
is willing, but the flesh is weak.
42 He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O
my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink
it, thy will be done.
43 And he came and found them asleep again: for their eyes were
44 And he left them, and went away again, and prayed the third
time, saying the same words.
45 Then cometh he to his disciples, and saith unto them, Sleep
on now, and take your rest: behold, the hour is at hand, and
the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.
46 Rise, let us be going: behold, he is at hand that doth betray
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 52. Quid gloriaris?
Ps 53. Dixit insipiens.
11 When Michaiah the son of Gemariah, the son of Shaphan, had
heard out of the book all the words of the LORD,
12 Then he went down into the king's house, into the scribe's
chamber: and, lo, all the princes sat there, even Elishama the
scribe, and Delaiah the son of Shemaiah, and Elnathan the son
of Achbor, and Gemariah the son of Shaphan, and Zedekiah the
son of Hananiah, and all the princes.
13 Then Michaiah declared unto them all the words that he had
heard, when Baruch read the book in the ears of the people.
14 Therefore all the princes sent Jehudi the son of Nethaniah,
the son of Shelemiah, the son of Cushi, unto Baruch, saying,
Take in thine hand the roll wherein thou hast read in the ears
of the people, and come. So Baruch the son of Neriah took the
roll in his hand, and came unto them.
15 And they said unto him, Sit down now, and read it in our ears.
So Baruch read it in their ears.
16 Now it came to pass, when they had heard all the words, they
were afraid both one and other, and said unto Baruch, We will
surely tell the king of all these words.
17 And they asked Baruch, saying, Tell us now, How didst thou
write all these words at his mouth?
18 Then Baruch answered them, He pronounced all these words unto
me with his mouth, and I wrote them with ink in the book.
19 Then said the princes unto Baruch, Go, hide thee, thou and
Jeremiah; and let no man know where ye be.
20 Wherefore if ye be dead with Christ from the rudiments of
the world, why, as though living in the world, are ye subject
21 (Touch not; taste not; handle not;
22 Which all are to perish with the using;) after the commandments
and doctrines of men?
23 Which things have indeed a show of wisdom in will-worship.
and humility, and neglecting of the body; not in any honour to
the satisfying of the flesh.
ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above,
where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.
4 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also
appear with him in glory.
therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication,
uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness,
which is idolatry:
6 For which things' sake the wrath of God cometh on the children
7 In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them.
8 But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy,
filthy communication out of your mouth.
not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with
10 And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge
after the image of him that created him:
11 Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision,
Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in
Ps 49. Audite haec, omnes.
1 All the commandments which I command thee this day shall ye
observe to do, that ye may live, and multiply, and go in and
possess the land which the LORD sware unto your fathers.
2 And thou shalt remember all the way which the LORD thy God
led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee,
and to prove thee, to know what was in thine heart, whether thou
wouldest keep his commandments, or no.
3 And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee
with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know;
that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread
only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the
LORD doth man live.
4 Thy raiment waxed not old upon thee, neither did thy foot swell,
these forty years.
5 Thou shalt also consider in thine heart, that, as a man chasteneth
his son, so the LORD thy God chasteneth thee.
6 Therefore thou shalt keep the commandments of the LORD thy
God, to walk in his ways, and to fear him.
the LORD thy God bringeth thee into a good land, a land of brooks
of water, of fountains and depths that spring out of valleys
8 A land of wheat, and barley, and vines, and fig trees, and
pomegranates; a land of oil olive, and honey;
9 A land wherein thou shalt eat bread without scarceness, thou
shalt not lack any thing in it; a land whose stones are iron,
and out of whose hills thou mayest dig brass.
10 When thou hast eaten and art full, then thou shalt bless the
LORD thy God for the good land which he hath given thee.
47 And while he yet spake, lo, Judas, one of the twelve, came,
and with him a great multitude with swords and staves, from the
chief priests and elders of the people.
48 Now he that betrayed him gave them a sign, saying, Whomsoever
I shall kiss, that same is he: hold him fast.
49 And forthwith he came to Jesus, and said, Hail, master; and
50 And Jesus said unto him, Friend, wherefore art thou come?
Then came they, and laid hands on Jesus, and took him.
behold, one of them which were with Jesus stretched out his hand,
and drew his sword, and struck a servant of the high priest's,
and smote off his ear.
52 Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his
place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the
53 Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he
shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?
54 But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus
it must be?
55 In that same hour said Jesus to the multitudes, Are ye come
out as against a thief with swords and staves for to take me?
I sat daily with you teaching in the temple, and ye laid no hold
56 But all this was done, that the scriptures of the prophets
might be fulfilled. Then all the disciples forsook him, and fled.
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 54. Deus, in Nomine.
Ps 61. Exaudi, Deus.
20 And they went in to the king into the court, but they laid
up the roll in the chamber of Elishama the scribe, and told all
the words in the ears of the king.
21 So the king sent Jehudi to fetch the roll: and he took it
out of Elishama the scribe's chamber. And Jehudi read it in the
ears of the king, and in the ears of all the princes which stood
beside the king.
22 Now the king sat in the winterhouse in the ninth month: and
there was a fire on the hearth burning before him.
23 And it came to pass, that when Jehudi had read three or four
leaves, he cut it with the penknife, and cast it into the fire
that was on the hearth, until all the roll was consumed in the
fire that was on the hearth.
24 Yet they were not afraid, nor rent their garments, neither
the king, nor any of his servants that heard all these words.
25 Nevertheless Elnathan and Delaiah and Gemariah had made intercession
to the king that he would not burn the roll: but he would not
26 But the king commanded Jerahmeel the son of Hammelech, and
Seraiah the son of Azriel, and Shelemiah the son of Abdeel, to
take Baruch the scribe and Jeremiah the prophet: but the LORD
Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels
of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;
13 Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any
man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so
also do ye.
14 And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond
15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which
also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.
the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching
and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual
songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord
Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.
Ps 51. Miserere mei, Deus.
Beware that thou forget not the LORD thy God, in not keeping
his commandments, and his judgments, and his statutes, which
I command thee this day:
12 Lest when thou hast eaten and art full, and hast built goodly
houses, and dwelt therein;
13 And when thy herds and thy flocks multiply, and thy silver
and thy gold is multiplied, and all that thou hast is multiplied;
14 Then thine heart be lifted up, and thou forget the LORD thy
God, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from
the house of bondage;
15 Who led thee through that great and terrible wilderness, wherein
were fiery serpents, and scorpions, and drought, where there
was no water; who brought thee forth water out of the rock of
16 Who fed thee in the wilderness with manna, which thy fathers
knew not, that he might humble thee, and that he might prove
thee, to do thee good at thy latter end;
17 And thou say in thine heart, My power and the might of mine
hand hath gotten me this wealth.
thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for it is he that giveth
thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant
which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day.
19 And it shall be, if thou do at all forget the LORD thy God,
and walk after other gods, and serve them, and worship them,
I testify against you this day that ye shall surely perish.
20 As the nations which the LORD destroyeth before your face,
so shall ye perish; because ye would not be obedient unto the
voice of the LORD your God.
57 And they that had laid hold on Jesus led him away to Caiaphas
the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were assembled.
58 But Peter followed him afar off unto the high priest's palace,
and went in, and sat with the servants, to see the end.
59 Now the chief priests, and elders, and all the council, sought
false witness against Jesus, to put him to death;
60 But found none: yea, though many false witnesses came, yet
found they none. At the last came two false witnesses,
61 And said, This fellow said, I am able to destroy the temple
of God, and to build it in three days.
62 And the high priest arose, and said unto him, Answerest thou
nothing? what is it which these witness against thee?
63 But Jesus held his peace. And the high priest answered and
said unto him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell
us whether thou be the Christ, the Son of God.
64 Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto
you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right
hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.
65 Then the high priest rent his clothes, saying, He hath spoken
blasphemy; what further need have we of witnesses? behold, now
ye have heard his blasphemy.
66 What think ye? They answered and said, He is guilty of death.
67 Then did they spit in his face, and buffeted him; and others
smote him with the palms of their hands,
68 Saying, Prophesy unto us, thou Christ, Who is he that smote
69 Now Peter sat without in the palace: and a damsel came unto
him, saying, Thou also wast with Jesus of Galilee.
70 But he denied before them all, saying, I know not what thou
71 And when he was gone out into the porch, another maid saw
him, and said unto them that were there, This fellow was also
with Jesus of Nazareth.
72 And again he denied with an oath, I do not know the man.
73 And after a while came unto him they that stood by, and said
to Peter, Surely thou also art one of them; for thy speech betrayeth
74 Then began he to curse and to swear, saying, I know not the
man. And immediately the cock crew.
Peter remembered the word of Jesus, which said unto him, Before
the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. And he went out, and
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 55. Exaudi, Deus.
2 Kings 25:8-11,22,25-26
8 And in the fifth month, on the seventh day of the month, which
is the nineteenth year of king Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon,
came Nebuzar-adan, captain of the guard, a servant of the king
of Babylon, unto Jerusalem:
9 And he burnt the house of the LORD, and the king's house, and
all the houses of Jerusalem, and every great man's house burnt
he with fire.
10 And all the army of the Chaldees, that were with the captain
of the guard, brake down the walls of Jerusalem round about.
11 Now the rest of the people that were left in the city, and
the fugitives that fell away to the king of Babylon, with the
remnant of the multitude, did Nebuzar-adan the captain of the
guard carry away.
22 And as for the people that remained in the land of Judah,
whom Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon had left, even over them
he made Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan, ruler.
25 But it came to pass in the seventh month, that Ishmael the
son of Nethaniah, the son of Elishama, of the seed royal, came,
and ten men with him, and smote Gedaliah, that he died, and the
Jews and the Chaldees that were with him at Mizpah.
26 And all the people, both small and great, and the captains
of the armies, arose, and came to Egypt: for they were afraid
of the Chaldees.
18 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is
fit in the Lord.
19 Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them.
20 Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is wellpleasing
unto the Lord.
21 Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be
22 Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the
flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singleness
of heart, fearing God:
23 And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and
not unto men;
24 Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the
inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.
he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath
done: and there is no respect of persons.
1 Masters, give unto your servants that which is just and equal;
knowing that ye also have a Master in heaven.
2 Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving;
3 Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door
of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am
also in bonds:
4 That I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak.
5 Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the
6 Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that
ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.
Ps 93. Dominus regnavit.
Ps 98. Cantate Domino.
7 Remember, and forget not, how thou provokedst the LORD thy
God to wrath in the wilderness: from the day that thou didst
depart out of the land of Egypt, until ye came unto this place,
ye have been rebellious against the LORD.
8 Also in Horeb ye provoked the LORD to wrath, so that the LORD
was angry with you to have destroyed you.
9 When I was gone up into the mount to receive the tables of
stone, even the tables of the covenant which the LORD made with
you, then I abode in the mount forty days and forty nights, I
neither did eat bread nor drink water:
10 And the LORD delivered unto me two tables of stone written
with the finger of God; and on them was written according to
all the words, which the LORD spake with you in the mount out
of the midst of the fire in the day of the assembly.
11 And it came to pass at the end of forty days and forty nights,
that the LORD gave me the two tables of stone, even the tables
of the covenant.
12 And the LORD said unto me, Arise, get thee down quickly from
hence; for thy people which thou hast brought forth out of Egypt
have corrupted themselves; they are quickly turned aside out
of the way which I commanded them; they have made them a molten
the LORD spake unto me, saying, I have seen this people, and,
behold, it is a stiffnecked people:
14 Let me alone, that I may destroy them, and blot out their
name from under heaven: and I will make of thee a nation mightier
and greater than they.
15 So I turned and came down from the mount, and the mount burned
with fire: and the two tables of the covenant were in my two
16 And I looked, and, behold, ye had sinned against the LORD
your God, and had made you a molten calf: ye had turned aside
quickly out of the way which the LORD had commanded you.
17 And I took the two tables, and cast them out of my two hands,
and brake them before your eyes.
25 Thus I fell down before the LORD forty days and forty nights,
as I fell down at the first; because the LORD had said he would
26 I prayed therefore unto the LORD, and said, O Lord GOD, destroy
not thy people and thine inheritance, which thou hast redeemed
through thy greatness, which thou hast brought forth out of Egypt
with a mighty hand.
27 Remember thy servants, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; look not
unto the stubbornness of this people, nor to their wickedness,
nor to their sin:
28 Lest the land whence thou broughtest us out say, Because the
LORD was not able to bring them into the land which he promised
them, and because he hated them, he hath brought them out to
slay them in the wilderness.
29 Yet they are thy people and thine inheritance, which thou
broughtest out by thy mighty power and by thy stretched out arm.
1 When the morning was come, all the chief priests and elders
of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death:
2 And when they had bound him, they led him away, and delivered
him to Pontius Pilate the governor.
Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned,
repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver
to the chief priests and elders,
4 Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent
blood. And they said, What is that to us? see thou to that.
5 And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed,
and went and hanged himself.
6 And the chief priests took the silver pieces, and said, It
is not lawful for to put them into the treasury, because it is
the price of blood.
7 And they took counsel, and bought with them the potter's field,
to bury strangers in.
8 Wherefore that field was called, The field of blood, unto this
9 Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet,
saying, And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price
of him that was valued, whom they of the children of Israel did
10 And gave them for the potter's field, as the Lord appointed
All Rights Reserved.
Copyright. 1998 - 2000 episcopalnet.org