12, Barmoudah 1734 (Friday, 20 April 2018)

Friday of the Second week of the Holy Fifty Days

Vespers

Psalm

Psalms 16:9

9Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices; My flesh also will rest in hope.

Gospel

Matthew 17:14-18

14And when they had come to the multitude, a man came to Him, kneeling down to Him and saying,15Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is an epileptic and suffers severely; for he often falls into the fire and often into the water.16So I brought him to Your disciples, but they could not cure him.17Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I bear with you? Bring him here to Me.18And Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of him; and the child was cured from that very hour.

Matins

Psalm

Psalms 16:10-11

10For You will not leave my soul in Sheol, Nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption.11You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy

Gospel

Matthew 16:21-23

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.

Liturgy

Pauline

Romans 1:19-21

19because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them.20For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse,21because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened.

Catholic

1 John 2:11-14

11But he who hates his brother is in darkness and walks in darkness, and does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.12I write to you, little children, Because your sins are forgiven you for His name's sake.13I write to you, fathers, Because you have known Him who is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, Because you have overcome the wicked one. I write to you, little children, Because you have known the Father.14I have written to you, fathers, Because you have known Him who is from the beginning. I have written to you, young men, Because you are strong, and the word of God abides in you, And you have overcome the wicked one.

Acts

Acts 4:19-21

19But Peter and John answered and said to them, Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you more than to God, you judge.20For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.21So when they had further threatened them, they let them go, finding no way of punishing them, because of the people, since they all glorified God for what had been done.

Psalm

Psalms 9:10-11

10And those who know Your name will put their trust in You; For You, Lord, have not forsaken those who seek You.11Sing praises to the Lord, who dwells in Zion! Declare His deeds among the people.

Gospel

John 6:54-58

54Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.55For My flesh is food indeed, and My blood is drink indeed.56He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him.57As the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, so he who feeds on Me will live because of Me.58This is the bread which came down from heaven--not as your fathers ate the manna, and are dead. He who eats this bread will live forever.