Maryam of Qidun, Monastic, fourth century

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The Collect: 

Rite I:
O God, whose glory it is always to have mercy: Be gracious to all who have gone astray from your ways, and restore them again like thy servant Maryam of Qidun, that with penitent hearts and steadfast faith they might embrace and hold fast the unchangeable truth of thy Word, Jesus Christ; who with thee and the Holy Ghost liveth and reigneth, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Rite II:
O God, whose glory it is always to have mercy: Be gracious to all who have gone astray from your ways, and restore them again like your servant Maryam of Qidun, that with penitent hearts and steadfast faith they might embrace and hold fast the unchangeable truth of your Word, Jesus Christ; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

First Lesson: 
Hosea 2:14–23

14    Therefore, I will now persuade her,
           and bring her into the wilderness,
           and speak tenderly to her.
15    From there I will give her her vineyards,
           and make the Valley of Achor a door of hope.
       There she shall respond as in the days of her youth,
           as at the time when she came out of the land of Egypt.

16 On that day, says the Lord, you will call me, ‘My husband’, and no longer will you call me, ‘My Baal’. 17 For I will remove the names of the Baals from her mouth, and they shall be mentioned by name no more. 18 I will make for you a covenant on that day with the wild animals, the birds of the air, and the creeping things of the ground; and I will abolish the bow, the sword, and war from the land; and I will make you lie down in safety. 19 And I will take you for my wife for ever; I will take you for my wife in righteousness and in justice, in steadfast love, and in mercy. 20 I will take you for my wife in faithfulness; and you shall know the Lord.

21    On that day I will answer, says the Lord,
           I will answer the heavens
           and they shall answer the earth;
22    and the earth shall answer the grain, the wine, and the oil,
           and they shall answer Jezreel;
23        and I will sow him for myself in the land.
       And I will have pity on Lo-ruhamah,
           and I will say to Lo-ammi, ‘You are my people’;
           and he shall say, ‘You are my God.’

Psalm: 
Psalm 130

1 Out of the depths have I called to you, O Lord;
   Lord, hear my voice; *
       let your ears consider well the voice of my supplication.
2 If you, Lord, were to note what is done amiss, *
       O Lord, who could stand?
3 For there is forgiveness with you; *
       therefore you shall be feared.
4 I wait for the Lord; my soul waits for him; *
       in his word is my hope.
5 My soul waits for the Lord,
   more than watchmen for the morning, *
       more than watchmen for the morning.
6 O Israel, wait for the Lord, *
       for with the Lord there is mercy;
7 With him there is plenteous redemption, *
       and he shall redeem Israel from all their sins.

Gospel: 
John 8:1-11

 

1 while Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. 2 Early in the morning he came again to the temple. All the people came to him and he sat down and began to teach them. 3 The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery; and making her stand before all of them, 4 they said to him, ‘Teacher, this woman was caught in the very act of committing adultery. 5 Now in the law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?’ 6 They said this to test him, so that they might have some charge to bring against him. Jesus bent down and wrote with his finger on the ground. 7 When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, ‘Let anyone among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.’ 8 And once again he bent down and wrote on the ground. 9 When they heard it, they went away, one by one, beginning with the elders; and Jesus was left alone with the woman standing before him. 10 Jesus straightened up and said to her, ‘Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?’ 11 She said, ‘No one, sir.’ And Jesus said, ‘Neither do I condemn you. Go your way, and from now on do not sin again.’

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.