Sunday, April 09, 2006

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A Reading for Monday of Holy Week:
Psalm 36.5-10

The Book of Commom Prayer lists the following readings for Monday of Holy Week. The Psalm is 36.5-10, the Old Testament reading is Isaiah 42.1-9; the Epistle is Hebrews 11.39-12.3; and theGospel reading is John 12.1-11 (or Mark 14.3-9.)

Because of its beauty, I've included the Psalm reading below.

Psalm 36.5-10:

Your love, O Lord, reaches to the heavens,
And your faithfulness to the clouds.

Your righteousness is like the strong mountains,
your justice like the great deep;
you save both man and beast, O Lord.

How priceless is your love, O God!
your people take refuge under the
shadow of your wings.

They feast upon the abundance of your house;
you give them drink from the river of your delights.

For with you is the well of life,
and in your light we see light.

Continue your loving-kindness to thouse who know you,
and your favor to those who are true of heart.

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And the collect for Monday of Holy Week is:

Almighty God, whose most dear Son went not up to joy but first he suffered pain, and entered not into glory before he was crucified: Mercifully grant that we, walking in the way of the cross, may find it none other than the way of life and peace; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever Amen.

1 Comments:

Blogger Andrew Harnack said...

Mason,
How thoughtful of you to provide us with the Scripture readings for today. In gratitude for your giving us the BCP's lessons, I want you to know that I've printed up your posting, inserted it into The Daily Prayer of the Church, something of the Lutheran equivalent to much in the BCP. If you have the heart and energy to provide the rest of Holy Week's readings, I (and I hope others) will follow along with you. It's encouragement among ourselves to deepen our quiet listening to Scripture and to pray with a common heart that helps all of us walk more faithfully and put into practice what Jesus says about life in the kingdom. As the desert abbas and ammas used to say when they met one another, "The Christ in me greets the Christ in you." Thanks again, Mason.

PS: Please include the needs of Stan, June's son, in your prayers. Apparently he's undergoing some serious depression and is need of profound healing.

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