9, Toubah 1738 (Monday, 17 January 2022)

Vespers

Psalm

Psalms 112:1-2

1Blessed is the man who fears the Lord, Who delights greatly in His commandments.2His descendants will be mighty on earth; The generation of the upright will be blessed.

Gospel

Matthew 25:14-23

14For the kingdom of heaven is like a man traveling to a far country, who called his own servants and delivered his goods to them.15And to one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one, to each according to his own ability; and immediately he went on a journey.16Then he who had received the five talents went and traded with them, and made another five talents.17And likewise he who had received two gained two more also.18But he who had received one went and dug in the ground, and hid his lord's money.19After a long time the lord of those servants came and settled accounts with them.20So he who had received five talents came and brought five other talents, saying, `Lord, you delivered to me five talents; look, I have gained five more talents besides them.'21His lord said to him, `Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.'22He also who had received two talents came and said, `Lord, you delivered to me two talents; look, I have gained two more talents besides them.'23His lord said to him, `Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.'

Matins

Psalm

Psalms 132:1-2, 9-10

1Lord, remember David And all his afflictions;2How he swore to the Lord, And vowed to the Mighty One of Jacob:
9Let Your priests be clothed with righteousness, And let Your saints shout for joy.10For Your servant David's sake

Gospel

Luke 6:17-23

17And He came down with them and stood on a level place with a crowd of His disciples and a great multitude of people from all Judea and Jerusalem, and from the seacoast of Tyre and Sidon, who came to hear Him and be healed of their diseases,18as well as those who were tormented with unclean spirits. And they were healed.19And the whole multitude sought to touch Him, for power went out from Him and healed them all.20Then He lifted up His eyes toward His disciples, and said: Blessed are you poor, For yours is the kingdom of God.21Blessed are you who hunger now, For you shall be filled. Blessed are you who weep now, For you shall laugh.22Blessed are you when men hate you, And when they exclude you, And revile you, and cast out your name as evil, For the Son of Man's sake.23Rejoice in that day and leap for joy! For indeed your reward is great in heaven, For in like manner their fathers did to the prophets.

Liturgy

Pauline

Hebrews 11:17-31

17By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and he who had received the promises offered up his only begotten son,18of whom it was said, In Isaac your seed shall be called,19concluding that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead, from which he also received him in a figurative sense.20By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come.21By faith Jacob, when he was dying, blessed each of the sons of Joseph, and worshiped, leaning on the top of his staff.22By faith Joseph, when he was dying, made mention of the departure of the children of Israel, and gave instructions concerning his bones.23By faith Moses, when he was born, was hidden three months by his parents, because they saw he was a beautiful child; and they were not afraid of the king's command.24By faith Moses, when he became of age, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter,25choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin,26esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt; for he looked to the reward.27By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king; for he endured as seeing Him who is invisible.28By faith he kept the Passover and the sprinkling of blood, lest he who destroyed the firstborn should touch them.29By faith they passed through the Red Sea as by dry land, whereas the Egyptians, attempting to do so, were drowned.30By faith the walls of Jericho fell down after they were encircled for seven days.31By faith the harlot Rahab did not perish with those who did not believe, when she had received the spies with peace.

Catholic

James 1:12-21

12Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.13Let no one say when he is tempted, I am tempted by God; for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone.14But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed.15Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death.16Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren.17Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.18Of His own will He brought us forth by the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures.19So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath;20for the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God.21Therefore lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.

Acts

Acts 19:11-20

11Now God worked unusual miracles by the hands of Paul,12so that even handkerchiefs or aprons were brought from his body to the sick, and the diseases left them and the evil spirits went out of them.13Then some of the itinerant Jewish exorcists took it upon themselves to call the name of the Lord Jesus over those who had evil spirits, saying, We exorcise you by the Jesus whom Paul preaches.14Also there were seven sons of Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, who did so.15And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are you?16Then the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, overpowered them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded.17This became known both to all Jews and Greeks dwelling in Ephesus; and fear fell on them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was magnified.18And many who had believed came confessing and telling their deeds.19Also, many of those who had practiced magic brought their books together and burned them in the sight of all. And they counted up the value of them, and it totaled fifty thousand pieces of silver.20So the word of the Lord grew mightily and prevailed.

Psalm

Psalms 1:1

1Blessed is the man Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful;

Gospel

Matthew 4:23 - 5:16

23And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease among the people.24Then His fame went throughout all Syria; and they brought to Him all sick people who were afflicted with various diseases and torments, and those who were demon-possessed, epileptics, and paralytics; and He healed them.25Great multitudes followed Him--from Galilee, and from Decapolis, Jerusalem, Judea, and beyond the Jordan.1And seeing the multitudes, He went up on a mountain, and when He was seated His disciples came to Him.2Then He opened His mouth and taught them, saying:3Blessed are the poor in spirit, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.4Blessed are those who mourn, For they shall be comforted.5Blessed are the meek, For they shall inherit the earth.6Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, For they shall be filled.7Blessed are the merciful, For they shall obtain mercy.8Blessed are the pure in heart, For they shall see God.9Blessed are the peacemakers, For they shall be called sons of God.10Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.11Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake.12Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.13You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.14You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.15Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.16Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.