Antony of Egypt, Monastic, 356

Antony Egypt
Thursday, January 17, 2019Friday, January 17, 2020Monday, January 17, 2022
The Collect: 

Rite I:
O God, as thou by thy Holy Spirit didst enable thy servant Antony to withstand the temptations of the world, the flesh, and the devil, so give us grace, with pure hearts and minds, to follow thee, the only God; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the same Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Rite II:
O God, as you by your Holy Spirit enabled your servant Antony to withstand the temptations of the world, the flesh, and the devil, so give us grace, with pure hearts and minds, to follow you, the only God; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

First Lesson: 
1 Peter 5:6–11

6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, so that he may exalt you in due time. 7 Cast all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you. 8 Discipline yourselves; keep alert. Like a roaring lion your adversary the devil prowls around, looking for someone to devour. 9 Resist him, steadfast in your faith, for you know that your brothers and sisters throughout the world are undergoing the same kinds of suffering. 10 And after you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, support, strengthen, and establish you. 11 To him be the power for ever and ever. Amen.

Psalm: 
Psalm 91

1 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High, *
       abides under the shadow of the Almighty.
2 He shall say to the Lord,
   “You are my refuge and my stronghold, *
       my God in whom I put my trust.”
3 He shall deliver you from the snare of the hunter *
       and from the deadly pestilence.
4 He shall cover you with his pinions,
   and you shall find refuge under his wings; *
       his faithfulness shall be a shield and buckler.
5 You shall not be afraid of any terror by night, *
       nor of the arrow that flies by day;
6 Of the plague that stalks in the darkness, *
       nor of the sickness that lays waste at mid-day.
7 A thousand shall fall at your side
   and ten thousand at your right hand, *
       but it shall not come near you.
8 Your eyes have only to behold *
       to see the reward of the wicked.
9 Because you have made the LORD your refuge, *
       and the Most High your habitation,
10 There shall no evil happen to you, *
       neither shall any plague come near your dwelling.
11 For he shall give his angels charge over you, *
       to keep you in all your ways.
12 They shall bear you in their hands, *
       lest you dash your foot against a stone.
13 You shall tread upon the lion and adder; *
       you shall trample the young lion and the serpent under your feet.
14 Because he is bound to me in love,
   therefore will I deliver him; *
       I will protect him, because he knows my Name.
15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him; *
       I am with him in trouble;
       I will rescue him and bring him to honor.
16 With long life will I satisfy him, *
       and show him my salvation.

Gospel: 
Mark 10:17-22

17 As he was setting out on a journey, a man ran up and knelt before him, and asked him, ‘Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?’ 18 Jesus said to him, ‘Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone. 19 You know the commandments: “You shall not murder; You shall not commit adultery; You shall not steal; You shall not bear false witness; You shall not defraud; Honour your father and mother.”’ 20 He said to him, ‘Teacher, I have kept all these since my youth.’ 21 Jesus, looking at him, loved him and said, ‘You lack one thing; go, sell what you own, and give the money[a] to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.’ 22 When he heard this, he was shocked and went away grieving, for he had many possessions.

The Old Testament, New Testament and Gospels readings are from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Anglicized Edition, copyright 1989, 1995, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

The Collects, Psalms and Canticles are from the Book of Common Prayer, 1979.