Marina the Monk, Monastic, 5th century

Wednesday, June 17, 2020Thursday, June 17, 2021Friday, June 17, 2022
The Collect: 

Rite I:
Teach us, Lord God, to refrain from false judgments about the sins of others, and to hold fast to our path of discipleship when we suffer unjustly because of judgments made by others. All this we ask in the name of Jesus Christ, our only mediator and advocate. Amen.

Rite II:
Teach us, Lord God, to refrain from false judgments about the sins of others, and to hold fast to our path of discipleship when we suffer unjustly because of judgments made by others. All this we ask in the name of Jesus Christ, our only mediator and advocate. Amen.

First Lesson: 
2 Corinthians 5:14–20

14 For the love of Christ urges us on, because we are convinced that one has died for all; therefore all have died. 15 And he died for all, so that those who live might live no longer for themselves, but for him who died and was raised for them.

16 From now on, therefore, we regard no one from a human point of view; even though we once knew Christ from a human point of view, we know him no longer in that way. 17 So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new! 18 All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation; 19 that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting the message of reconciliation to us. 20 So we are ambassadors for Christ, since God is making his appeal through us; we entreat you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.

Psalm: 
Psalm 148

1 Hallelujah!
   Praise the Lord from the heavens; *
       praise him in the heights.
2 Praise him, all you angels of his; *
       praise him, all his host.
3 Praise him, sun and moon; *
       praise him, all you shining stars.
4 Praise him, heaven of heavens, *
       and you waters above the heavens.
5 Let them praise the Name of the Lord; *
       for he commanded, and they were created.
6 He made them stand fast for ever and ever; *
       he gave them a law which shall not pass away.
7 Praise the Lord from the earth, *
       you sea-monsters and all deeps;
8 Fire and hail, snow and fog, *
       tempestuous wind, doing his will;
9 Mountains and all hills, *
       fruit trees and all cedars;
10 Wild beasts and all cattle, *
       creeping things and winged birds;
11 Kings of the earth and all peoples, *
       princes and all rulers of the world;
12 Young men and maidens, *
       old and young together.
13 Let them praise the Name of the Lord, *
       for his Name only is exalted,
       his splendor is over earth and heaven.
14 He has raised up strength for his people
    and praise for all his loyal servants, *
       the children of Israel, a people who are near him.
       Hallelujah!

Gospel: 
Luke 10:38–42

38 Now as they went on their way, he entered a certain village, where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home. 39 She had a sister named Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to what he was saying. 40 But Martha was distracted by her many tasks; so she came to him and asked, ‘Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to do all the work by myself? Tell her then to help me.’ 41 But the Lord answered her, ‘Martha, Martha, you are worried and distracted by many things; 42 there is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part, which will not be taken away from her.’

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.