15, Barmoudah 1734 (Monday, 23 April 2018)

Monday of the Third week of the Holy Fifty Days

Vespers

Psalm

Psalms 96:5-6

5But the Lord made the heavens.6Honor and majesty are before Him; Strength and beauty are in His sanctuary.

Gospel

Matthew 18:1-5

1At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?2Then Jesus called a little child to Him, set him in the midst of them,3and said, Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.4Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.5Whoever receives one little child like this in My name receives Me.

Matins

Psalm

Psalms 19:1-2

1The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork.2Day unto day utters speech, And night unto night reveals knowledge.

Gospel

Matthew 17:10-13

10And His disciples asked Him, saying, Why then do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?11Jesus answered and said to them, Indeed, Elijah is coming first and will restore all things.12But I say to you that Elijah has come already, and they did not know him but did to him whatever they wished. Likewise the Son of Man is also about to suffer at their hands.13Then the disciples understood that He spoke to them of John the Baptist.

Liturgy

Pauline

Romans 2:4-7

4Or do you despise the riches of His goodness, forbearance, and longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance?5But in accordance with your hardness and your impenitent heart you are treasuring up for yourself wrath in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God,6who will render to each one according to his deeds:7eternal life to those who by patient continuance in doing good seek for glory, honor, and immortality;

Catholic

1 John 2:15-17

15Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.16For all that is in the world--the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life--is not of the Father but is of the world.17And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.

Acts

Acts 4:23-27

23And being let go, they went to their own companions and reported all that the chief priests and elders had said to them.24So when they heard that, they raised their voice to God with one accord and said: Lord, You are God, who made heaven and earth and the sea, and all that is in them,25who by the mouth of Your servant David have said: `Why did the nations rage, And the people plot vain things?26The kings of the earth took their stand, And the rulers were gathered together Against the Lord and against His Christ.'27For truly against Your holy Servant Jesus, whom You anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles and the people of Israel, were gathered together

Psalm

Psalms 7:1, 17

1O Lord my God, in You I put my trust; Save me
17I will praise the Lord according to His righteousness, And will sing praise to the name of the Lord Most High.

Gospel

John 7:39-42

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.40Therefore many from the crowd, when they heard this saying, said, Truly this is the Prophet.41Others said, This is the Christ. But some said, Will the Christ come out of Galilee?42Has not the Scripture said that the Christ comes from the seed of David and from the town of Bethlehem, where David was?