Melania the Elder, Monastic, 410

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The Collect: 

Rite I:
Most High and Merciful God, who didst call thy servant Melania to forsake earthly comforts that she might devote herself to studying the scriptures and to welcoming the poor; instruct us in the ways of poverty and the grace of hospitality, that we might comfort those who have no place to rest and teach the way of thy love; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Rite II:
Most High and Merciful God, who called your servant Melania to forsake earthly comforts in order to devote herself to studying the scriptures and to welcoming the poor; instruct us in the ways of poverty and the grace of hospitality, that we might comfort those who have no place to rest and teach the way of your love; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

First Lesson: 
Proverbs 9:1–6

1 Wisdom has built her house,
    she has hewn her seven pillars.
2 She has slaughtered her animals, she has mixed her wine,
    she has also set her table.
3 She has sent out her servant-girls, she calls
    from the highest places in the town,
4 ‘You that are simple, turn in here!’
    To those without sense she says,
5 ‘Come, eat of my bread
    and drink of the wine I have mixed.
6 Lay aside immaturity, and live,
    and walk in the way of insight.’

Psalm: 
Psalm 119:65–72

65 O Lord, you have dealt graciously with your servant, *
       according to your word.
66 Teach me discernment and knowledge, *
       for I have believed in your commandments.
67 Before I was afflicted I went astray, *
       but now I keep your word.
68 You are good and you bring forth good; *
       instruct me in your statutes.
69 The proud have smeared me with lies, *
       but I will keep your commandments with my whole heart.
70 Their heart is gross and fat, *
       but my delight is in your law.
71 It is good for me that I have been afflicted, *
       that I might learn your statutes.
72 The law of your mouth is dearer to me *
       than thousands in gold and silver.

Gospel: 
Matthew 11:25–30

25 At that time Jesus said, ‘I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and the intelligent and have revealed them to infants; 26 yes, Father, for such was your gracious will. 27 All things have been handed over to me by my Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.

28 ‘Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.’

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.