14, Bashans 1734 (Tuesday, 22 May 2018)

Tuesday of the Seventh week of the Holy Fifty Days

Vespers

Psalm

Psalms 48:1

1Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised In the city of our God, In His holy mountain.

Gospel

Mark 9:14-29

14And when He came to the disciples, He saw a great multitude around them, and scribes disputing with them.15Immediately, when they saw Him, all the people were greatly amazed, and running to Him, greeted Him.16And He asked the scribes, What are you discussing with them?17Then one of the crowd answered and said, Teacher, I brought You my son, who has a mute spirit.18And wherever it seizes him, it throws him down; he foams at the mouth, gnashes his teeth, and becomes rigid. So I spoke to Your disciples, that they should cast it out, but they could not.19He answered him and said, O faithless generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I bear with you? Bring him to Me.20Then they brought him to Him. And when he saw Him, immediately the spirit convulsed him, and he fell on the ground and wallowed, foaming at the mouth.21So He asked his father, How long has this been happening to him? And he said, From childhood.22And often he has thrown him both into the fire and into the water to destroy him. But if You can do anything, have compassion on us and help us.23Jesus said to him, If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.24Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!25When Jesus saw that the people came running together, He rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, Deaf and dumb spirit, I command you, come out of him and enter him no more!26Then the spirit cried out, convulsed him greatly, and came out of him. And he became as one dead, so that many said, He is dead.27But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him up, and he arose.28And when He had come into the house, His disciples asked Him privately, Why could we not cast it out?29So He said to them, This kind can come out by nothing but prayer and fasting.

Matins

Psalm

Psalms 138:1

1I will praise You with my whole heart; Before the gods I will sing praises to You.

Gospel

Luke 6:12-16

12Now it came to pass in those days that He went out to the mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.13And when it was day, He called His disciples to Himself; and from them He chose twelve whom He also named apostles:14Simon, whom He also named Peter, and Andrew his brother; James and John; Philip and Bartholomew;15Matthew and Thomas; James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon called the Zealot;16Judas the son of James, and Judas Iscariot who also became a traitor.

Liturgy

Pauline

Romans 8:22-27

22For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now.23Not only that, but we also who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body.24For we were saved in this hope, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees?25But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance.26Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.27Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God.

Catholic

2 John 1:8-13

8Look to yourselves, that we do not lose those things we worked for, but that we may receive a full reward.9Whoever transgresses and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ does not have God. He who abides in the doctrine of Christ has both the Father and the Son.10If anyone comes to you and does not bring this doctrine, do not receive him into your house nor greet him;11for he who greets him shares in his evil deeds.12Having many things to write to you, I did not wish to do so with paper and ink; but I hope to come to you and speak face to face, that our joy may be full.13The children of your elect sister greet you. Amen.

Acts

Acts 14:20-23

20However, when the disciples gathered around him, he rose up and went into the city. And the next day he departed with Barnabas to Derbe.21And when they had preached the gospel to that city and made many disciples, they returned to Lystra, Iconium, and Antioch,22strengthening the souls of the disciples, exhorting them to continue in the faith, and saying, We must through many tribulations enter the kingdom of God.23So when they had appointed elders in every church, and prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord in whom they had believed.

Psalm

Psalms 13:6, 5

6I will sing to the Lord, Because He has dealt bountifully with me.
5But I have trusted in Your mercy; My heart shall rejoice in Your salvation.

Gospel

John 15:9-15

9As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love.10If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father's commandments and abide in His love.11These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full.12This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.13Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends.14You are My friends if you do whatever I command you.15No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you.