19, Hatour 1738 (Sunday, 28 November 2021)

Hatour Third Sunday

Vespers

Psalm

Psalms 86:2-4

2You are my God; Save Your servant who trusts in You!3Be merciful to me, O Lord, For I cry to You all day long.4Rejoice the soul of Your servant

Gospel

Matthew 11:25-30

25At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and prudent and have revealed them to babes.26Even so, Father, for so it seemed good in Your sight.27All things have been delivered to Me by My Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father. Nor does anyone know the Father except the Son, and the one to whom the Son wills to reveal Him.28Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.29Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.30For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.

Matins

Psalm

Psalms 113:3-4

3From the rising of the sun to its going down The Lord's name is to be praised.4The Lord is high above all nations, His glory above the heavens.

Gospel

Luke 24:1-12

1Now on the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they, and certain other women with them, came to the tomb bringing the spices which they had prepared.2But they found the stone rolled away from the tomb.3Then they went in and did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.4And it happened, as they were greatly perplexed about this, that behold, two men stood by them in shining garments.5Then, as they were afraid and bowed their faces to the earth, they said to them, Why do you seek the living among the dead?6He is not here, but is risen! Remember how He spoke to you when He was still in Galilee,7saying, `The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.'8And they remembered His words.9Then they returned from the tomb and told all these things to the eleven and to all the rest.10It was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the other women with them, who told these things to the apostles.11And their words seemed to them like idle tales, and they did not believe them.12But Peter arose and ran to the tomb; and stooping down, he saw the linen cloths lying by themselves; and he departed, marveling to himself at what had happened.

Liturgy

Pauline

2 Thessalonians 1:1-12

1Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ:2Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.3We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is fitting, because your faith grows exceedingly, and the love of every one of you all abounds toward each other,4so that we ourselves boast of you among the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that you endure,5which is manifest evidence of the righteous judgment of God, that you may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you also suffer;6since it is a righteous thing with God to repay with tribulation those who trouble you,7and to give you who are troubled rest with us when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with His mighty angels,8in flaming fire taking vengeance on those who do not know God, and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.9These shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power,10when He comes, in that Day, to be glorified in His saints and to be admired among all those who believe, because our testimony among you was believed.11Therefore we also pray always for you that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfill all the good pleasure of His goodness and the work of faith with power,12that the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and you in Him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Catholic

1 Peter 4:3-11

3For we have spent enough of our past lifetime in doing the will of the Gentiles--when we walked in lewdness, lusts, drunkenness, revelries, drinking parties, and abominable idolatries.4In regard to these, they think it strange that you do not run with them in the same flood of dissipation, speaking evil of you.5They will give an account to Him who is ready to judge the living and the dead.6For this reason the gospel was preached also to those who are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit.7But the end of all things is at hand; therefore be serious and watchful in your prayers.8And above all things have fervent love for one another, for love will cover a multitude of sins.9Be hospitable to one another without grumbling.10As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.11If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God. If anyone ministers, let him do it as with the ability which God supplies, that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belong the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.

Acts

Acts 5:30-42

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.34Then one in the council stood up, a Pharisee named Gamaliel, a teacher of the law held in respect by all the people, and commanded them to put the apostles outside for a little while.35And he said to them: Men of Israel, take heed to yourselves what you intend to do regarding these men.36For some time ago Theudas rose up, claiming to be somebody. A number of men, about four hundred, joined him. He was slain, and all who obeyed him were scattered and came to nothing.37After this man, Judas of Galilee rose up in the days of the census, and drew away many people after him. He also perished, and all who obeyed him were dispersed.38And now I say to you, keep away from these men and let them alone; for if this plan or this work is of men, it will come to nothing;39but if it is of God, you cannot overthrow it--lest you even be found to fight against God.40And they agreed with him, and when they had called for the apostles and beaten them, they commanded that they should not speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go.41So they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for His name.42And daily in the temple, and in every house, they did not cease teaching and preaching Jesus as the Christ.

Psalm

Psalms 86:15-16

15But You, O Lord, are a God full of compassion, and gracious, Longsuffering and abundant in mercy and truth.16Oh, turn to me, and have mercy on me! Give Your strength to Your servant, And save the son of Your maidservant.

Gospel

Luke 14:25-35

25Now great multitudes went with Him. And He turned and said to them,26If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be My disciple.27And whoever does not bear his cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple.28For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it--29lest, after he has laid the foundation, and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him,30saying, `This man began to build and was not able to finish.'31Or what king, going to make war against another king, does not sit down first and consider whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand?32Or else, while the other is still a great way off, he sends a delegation and asks conditions of peace.33So likewise, whoever of you does not forsake all that he has cannot be My disciple.34Salt is good; but if the salt has lost its flavor, how shall it be seasoned?35It is neither fit for the land nor for the dunghill, but men throw it out. He who has ears to hear, let him hear!