12, Babah 1735 (Monday, 22 October 2018)

Vespers

Psalm

Psalms 22:22-23

22I will declare Your name to My brethren; In the midst of the assembly I will praise You.23You who fear the Lord, praise Him! All you descendants of Jacob, glorify Him

Gospel

Matthew 9:9-13

9As Jesus passed on from there, He saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax office. And He said to him, Follow Me. So he arose and followed Him.10Now it happened, as Jesus sat at the table in the house, that behold, many tax collectors and sinners came and sat down with Him and His disciples.11And when the Pharisees saw it, they said to His disciples, Why does your Teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?12When Jesus heard that, He said to them, Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick.13But go and learn what this means: `I desire mercy and not sacrifice.' For I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.

Matins

Psalm

Psalms 40:9-10

9I have proclaimed the good news of righteousness In the great assembly; Indeed, I do not restrain my lips, O Lord, You Yourself know.10I have not hidden Your righteousness within my heart; I have declared Your faithfulness and Your salvation; I have not concealed Your lovingkindness and Your truth From the great assembly.

Gospel

Mark 2:13-17

13Then He went out again by the sea; and all the multitude came to Him, and He taught them.14As He passed by, He saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax office. And He said to him, Follow Me. So he arose and followed Him.15Now it happened, as He was dining in Levi's house, that many tax collectors and sinners also sat together with Jesus and His disciples; for there were many, and they followed Him.16And when the scribes and Pharisees saw Him eating with the tax collectors and sinners, they said to His disciples, How is it that He eats and drinks with tax collectors and sinners?17When Jesus heard it, He said to them, Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.

Liturgy

Pauline

Ephesians 4:11-19

11And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers,12for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ,13till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ;14that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting,15but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head--Christ--16from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.17This I say, therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you should no longer walk as the rest of the Gentiles walk, in the futility of their mind,18having their understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart;19who, being past feeling, have given themselves over to lewdness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.

Catholic

1 Peter 1:3-12

3Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,4to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you,5who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.6In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials,7that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ,8whom having not seen you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory,9receiving the end of your faith--the salvation of your souls.10Of this salvation the prophets have inquired and searched carefully, who prophesied of the grace that would come to you,11searching what, or what manner of time, the Spirit of Christ who was in them was indicating when He testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ and the glories that would follow.12To them it was revealed that, not to themselves, but to us they were ministering the things which now have been reported to you through those who have preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven--things which angels desire to look into.

Acts

Acts 5:12-18

12And through the hands of the apostles many signs and wonders were done among the people. And they were all with one accord in Solomon's Porch.13Yet none of the rest dared join them, but the people esteemed them highly.14And believers were increasingly added to the Lord, multitudes of both men and women,15so that they brought the sick out into the streets and laid them on beds and couches, that at least the shadow of Peter passing by might fall on some of them.16Also a multitude gathered from the surrounding cities to Jerusalem, bringing sick people and those who were tormented by unclean spirits, and they were all healed.17Then the high priest rose up, and all those who were with him (which is the sect of the Sadducees), and they were filled with indignation,18and laid their hands on the apostles and put them in the common prison.

Psalm

Psalms 68:11-12

11The Lord gave the word; Great was the company of those who proclaimed it:12Kings of armies flee, they flee, And she who remains at home divides the spoil.

Gospel

Luke 5:27-32

27After these things He went out and saw a tax collector named Levi, sitting at the tax office. And He said to him, Follow Me.28So he left all, rose up, and followed Him.29Then Levi gave Him a great feast in his own house. And there were a great number of tax collectors and others who sat down with them.30And their scribes and the Pharisees complained against His disciples, saying, Why do You eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?31Jesus answered and said to them, Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick.32I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.