John Chrysostom, Bishop and Theologian, 407

Monday, January 27, 2020Wednesday, January 27, 2021Thursday, January 27, 2022
The Collect: 

Rite I:
O God, who didst give thy servant John Chrysostom grace eloquently to proclaim thy righteousness in the great congregation, and fearlessly to bear reproach for the honor of thy Name: mercifully grant to all who proclaim thy word such excellence in preaching that all thy people may be made partakers of the glory that shall be revealed; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, one God for ever and ever. Amen.

Rite II:
O God, who gave your servant John Chrysostom grace eloquently to proclaim your righteousness in the great congregation, and fearlessly to bear reproach for the honor of your Name: mercifully grant to all who proclaim your word such excellence in preaching, that all your people may be made partakers of the glory that shall be revealed; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. Amen.

First Lesson: 
Jeremiah 1:4–10

Now the word of the Lord came to me saying,
5 ‘Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,
and before you were born I consecrated you;
I appointed you a prophet to the nations.’
6Then I said, ‘Ah, Lord God! Truly I do not know how to speak, for I am only a boy.’ 7But the Lord said to me,
‘Do not say, “I am only a boy”;
for you shall go to all to whom I send you,
and you shall speak whatever I command you.
8 Do not be afraid of them,
for I am with you to deliver you,
says the Lord.’
9Then the Lord put out his hand and touched my mouth; and the Lord said to me,
‘Now I have put my words in your mouth.
10 See, today I appoint you over nations and over kingdoms,
to pluck up and to pull down,
to destroy and to overthrow,
to build and to plant.’

Psalm: 
Psalm 49:1-8

1 Hear this, all you peoples;
  hearken, all you who dwell in the world, *
       you of high degree and low, rich and poor together.
2 My mouth shall speak of wisdom, *
       and my heart shall meditate on understanding.
3 I will incline my ear to a proverb *
       and set forth my riddle upon the harp.
4 Why should I be afraid in evil days, *
       when the wickedness of those at my heels surrounds me,
5 The wickedness of those who put their trust in their goods, *
       and boast of their great riches?
6 We can never ransom ourselves, *
       or deliver to God the price of our life;
7 For the ransom of our life is so great, *
       that we should never have enough to pay it,
8 In order to live for ever and ever, *
       and never see the grave.

Gospel: 
Luke 21:12-15

12 ‘But before all this occurs, they will arrest you and persecute you; they will hand you over to synagogues and prisons, and you will be brought before kings and governors because of my name. 13This will give you an opportunity to testify. 14So make up your minds not to prepare your defence in advance; 15for I will give you words and a wisdom that none of your opponents will be able to withstand or contradict.

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.