15, Abib 1734 (Sunday, 22 July 2018)

Abib Third Sunday

Vespers

Psalm

Psalms 52:9, 8

9And in the presence of Your saints I will wait on Your name, for it is good.
8I trust in the mercy of God forever and ever.

Gospel

Luke 14:7-15

7So He told a parable to those who were invited, when He noted how they chose the best places, saying to them:8When you are invited by anyone to a wedding feast, do not sit down in the best place, lest one more honorable than you be invited by him;9and he who invited you and him come and say to you, `Give place to this man,' and then you begin with shame to take the lowest place.10But when you are invited, go and sit down in the lowest place, so that when he who invited you comes he may say to you, `Friend, go up higher.' Then you will have glory in the presence of those who sit at the table with you.11For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.12Then He also said to him who invited Him, When you give a dinner or a supper, do not ask your friends, your brothers, your relatives, nor rich neighbors, lest they also invite you back, and you be repaid.13But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind.14And you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you; for you shall be repaid at the resurrection of the just.15Now when one of those who sat at the table with Him heard these things, he said to Him, Blessed is he who shall eat bread in the kingdom of God!

Matins

Psalm

Psalms 135:1-2

1Praise the name of the Lord; Praise Him, O you servants of the Lord!2You who stand in the house of the Lord, In the courts of the house of our God,

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

1 Timothy 6:3-16

3If anyone teaches otherwise and does not consent to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which accords with godliness,4he is proud, knowing nothing, but is obsessed with disputes and arguments over words, from which come envy, strife, reviling, evil suspicions,5useless wranglings of men of corrupt minds and destitute of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain. From such withdraw yourself.6Now godliness with contentment is great gain.7For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.8And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content.9But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition.10For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.11But you, O man of God, flee these things and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, gentleness.12Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.13I urge you in the sight of God who gives life to all things, and before Christ Jesus who witnessed the good confession before Pontius Pilate,14that you keep this commandment without spot, blameless until our Lord Jesus Christ's appearing,15which He will manifest in His own time, He who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings and Lord of lords,16who alone has immortality, dwelling in unapproachable light, whom no man has seen or can see, to whom be honor and everlasting power. Amen.

Catholic

James 3:1-12

1My brethren, let not many of you become teachers, knowing that we shall receive a stricter judgment.2For we all stumble in many things. If anyone does not stumble in word, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle the whole body.3Indeed, we put bits in horses' mouths that they may obey us, and we turn their whole body.4Look also at ships: although they are so large and are driven by fierce winds, they are turned by a very small rudder wherever the pilot desires.5Even so the tongue is a little member and boasts great things. See how great a forest a little fire kindles!6And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity. The tongue is so set among our members that it defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire by hell.7For every kind of beast and bird, of reptile and creature of the sea, is tamed and has been tamed by mankind.8But no man can tame the tongue. It is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.9With it we bless our God and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in the similitude of God.10Out of the same mouth proceed blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be so.11Does a spring send forth fresh water and bitter from the same opening?12Can a fig tree, my brethren, bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Thus no spring yields both salt water and fresh.

Acts

Acts 18:12-23

12When Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews with one accord rose up against Paul and brought him to the judgment seat,13saying, This fellow persuades men to worship God contrary to the law.14And when Paul was about to open his mouth, Gallio said to the Jews, If it were a matter of wrongdoing or wicked crimes, O Jews, there would be reason why I should bear with you.15But if it is a question of words and names and your own law, look to it yourselves; for I do not want to be a judge of such matters.16And he drove them from the judgment seat.17Then all the Greeks took Sosthenes, the ruler of the synagogue, and beat him before the judgment seat. But Gallio took no notice of these things.18So Paul still remained a good while. Then he took leave of the brethren and sailed for Syria, and Priscilla and Aquila were with him. He had his hair cut off at Cenchrea, for he had taken a vow.19And he came to Ephesus, and left them there; but he himself entered the synagogue and reasoned with the Jews.20When they asked him to stay a longer time with them, he did not consent,21but took leave of them, saying, I must by all means keep this coming feast in Jerusalem; but I will return again to you, God willing. And he sailed from Ephesus.22And when he had landed at Caesarea, and gone up and greeted the church, he went down to Antioch.23After he had spent some time there, he departed and went over the region of Galatia and Phrygia in order, strengthening all the disciples.

Psalm

Psalms 145:17-18

17The Lord is righteous in all His ways, Gracious in all His works.18The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, To all who call upon Him in truth.

Gospel

Luke 9:10-17

10And the apostles, when they had returned, told Him all that they had done. Then He took them and went aside privately into a deserted place belonging to the city called Bethsaida.11But when the multitudes knew it, they followed Him; and He received them and spoke to them about the kingdom of God, and healed those who had need of healing.12When the day began to wear away, the twelve came and said to Him, Send the multitude away, that they may go into the surrounding towns and country, and lodge and get provisions; for we are in a deserted place here.13But He said to them, You give them something to eat. And they said, We have no more than five loaves and two fish, unless we go and buy food for all these people.14For there were about five thousand men. Then He said to His disciples, Make them sit down in groups of fifty.15And they did so, and made them all sit down.16Then He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, He blessed and broke them, and gave them to the disciples to set before the multitude.17So they all ate and were filled, and twelve baskets of the leftover fragments were taken up by them.