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Sunday After Easter
(If you can, go to mass today. If you can't, read the mass propers
for today, found on pages 171-172 of the Book of Common Prayer.)
PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 23. Dominus regit me.
Ps 146. Lauda, anima mea.
1 Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God.
2 Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her
warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned: for she
hath received of the LORD'S hand double for all her sins.
3 The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye
the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for
4 Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill
shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and
the rough places plain:
5 And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh
shall see it together: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken
6 The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry? All flesh
is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of
7 The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: because the spirit
of the LORD bloweth upon it: surely the people is grass.
8 The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our
God shall stand for ever.
9 O Zion, that bringest good tidings, get thee up into the high
mountain; O Jerusalem, that bringest good tidings, lift up thy
voice with strength; lift it up, be not afraid; say unto the
cities of Judah, Behold your God!
10 Behold, the Lord GOD will come with strong hand, and his arm
shall rule for him: behold, his reward is with him, and his work
shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs
with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead
those that are with young.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door
into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same
is a thief and a robber.
2 But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the
3 To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and
he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out.
4 And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them,
and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.
5 And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him:
for they know not the voice of strangers.
6 This parable spake Jesus unto them: but they understood not
what things they were which he spake unto them.
7 Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto
you, I am the door of the sheep.
that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep
did not hear them.
9 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved,
and shall go in and out, and find pasture.
10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to
destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might
have it more abundantly.
Ps 145. Exaltabo te, Deus.
Ezekiel 34:11-16, 30-31
For thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I, even I, will both search
my sheep, and seek them out.
12 As a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the day that he is
among his sheep that are scattered; so will I seek out my sheep,
and will deliver them out of all places where they have been
scattered in the cloudy and dark day.
13 And I will bring them out from the people, and gather them
from the countries, and will bring them to their own land, and
feed them upon the mountains of Israel by the rivers, and in
all the inhabited places of the country.
14 I will
feed them in a good pasture, and upon the high mountains of Israel
shall their fold be: there shall they lie in a good fold, and
in a fat pasture shall they feed upon the mountains of Israel.
15 I will feed my flock, and I will cause them to lie down, saith
the Lord GOD.
16 I will seek that which was lost, and bring again that which
was driven away, and will bind up that which was broken, and
will strengthen that which was sick: but I will destroy the fat
and the strong; I will feed them with judgment.
30 Thus shall they know that I the LORD their God am with them,
and that they, even the house of Israel, are my people, saith
the Lord GOD.
31 And ye my flock, the flock of my pasture, are men, and I am
your God, saith the Lord GOD.
1 After these things Jesus showed himself again to the disciples
at the sea of Tiberias; and on this wise showed he himself.
2 There were together Simon Peter, and Thomas called Didymus,
and Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, and
two other of his disciples.
3 Simon Peter saith unto them, I go a-fishing. They say unto
him, We also go with thee. They went forth, and entered into
a ship immediately; and that night they caught nothing.
4 But when the morning was now come, Jesus stood on the shore:
but the disciples knew not that it was Jesus.
5 Then Jesus saith unto them, Children, have ye any meat? They
answered him, No.
6 And he said unto them, Cast the net on the right side of the
ship, and ye shall find. They cast therefore, and now they were
not able to draw it for the multitude of fishes.
7 Therefore that disciple whom Jesus loved saith unto Peter,
It is the Lord. Now when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord,
he girt his fisher's coat unto him, (for he was naked,) and did
cast himself into the sea.
8 And the other disciples came in a little ship; (for they were
not far from land, but as it were two hundred cubits,) dragging
the net with fishes.
9 As soon then as they were come to land, they saw a fire of
coals there, and fish laid thereon, and bread.
10 Jesus saith unto them, Bring of the fish which ye have now
11 Simon Peter went up, and drew the net to land full of great
fishes, an hundred and fifty and three: and for all there were
so many, yet was not the net broken.
12 Jesus saith unto them, Come and dine. And none of the disciples
durst ask him, Who art thou? knowing that it was the Lord.
13 Jesus then cometh, and taketh bread, and giveth them, and
14 This is now the third time that Jesus showed himself to his
disciples, after that he was risen from the dead.
15 So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon,
son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him,
Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him,
Feed my lambs.
16 He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas,
lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that
I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep.
17 He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest
thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third
time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest
all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him,
Feed my sheep.
18 Verily, verily, I say unto thee, When thou wast young, thou
girdedst thyself, and walkedst whither thou wouldest: but when
thou shalt be old, thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, and another
shall gird thee, and carry thee whither thou wouldest not.
19 This spake he, signifying by what death he should glorify
God. And when he had spoken this, he saith unto him, Follow me.
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Ps 49. Audite haec, omnes.
8 Then came Amalek, and fought with Israel in Rephidim.
9 And Moses said unto Joshua, Choose us out men, and go out,
fight with Amalek: tomorrow I will stand on the top of the hill
with the rod of God in mine hand.
10 So Joshua did as Moses had said to him, and fought with Amalek:
and Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill.
11 And it came to pass, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel
prevailed: and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed.
12 But Moses' hands were heavy; and they took a stone, and put
it under him, and he sat thereon; and Aaron and Hur stayed up
his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other
side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun.
13 And Joshua discomfited Amalek and his people with the edge
of the sword.
14 And the LORD said unto Moses, Write this for a memorial in
a book, and rehearse it in the ears of Joshua: for I will utterly
put out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven.
15 And Moses built an altar, and called the name of it Jehovah-nissi:
16 For he said, Because the LORD hath sworn that the LORD will
have war with Amalek from generation to generation.
1 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ,
let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation
of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,
the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection
of the dead, and of eternal judgment.
3 And this will we do, if God permit.
4 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and
have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of
the Holy Ghost,
5 And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the
world to come,
they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing
they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him
to an open shame.
7 For the earth which drinketh in the rain that cometh oft upon
it, and bringeth forth herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed,
receiveth blessing from God:
8 But that which beareth thorns and briers is rejected, and is
nigh unto cursing; whose end is to be burned.
9 But, beloved, we are persuaded better things of you, and things
that accompany salvation, though we thus speak.
10 For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour
of love, which ye have shown toward his name, in that ye have
ministered to the saints, and do minister.
11 And we desire that every one of you do show the same diligence
to the full assurance of hope unto the end:
ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and
patience inherit the promises.
Ps 47. Omnes gentes, plaudite.
Ps 48. Magnus Dominus.
Bring forth the blind people that have eyes, and the deaf that
9 Let all the nations be gathered together, and let the people
be assembled: who among them can declare this, and show us former
things? let them bring forth their witnesses, that they may be
justified: or let them hear, and say, It is truth.
10 Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I
have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand
that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall
there be after me.
11 I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour.
12 I have declared, and have saved, and I have shown, when there
was no strange god among you: therefore ye are my witnesses,
saith the LORD, that I am God.
13 Yea, before the day was I am he; and there is none that can
deliver out of my hand: I will work, and who shall let it?
1 Peter 3:13-22
13 And who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that
which is good?
14 But and if ye suffer for righteousness' sake, happy are ye:
and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled;
sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to
give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope
that is in you with meekness and fear:
a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of
evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good
conversation in Christ.
it is better, if the will of God be so, that ye suffer for well
doing, than for evil doing.
18 For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for
the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death
in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:
19 By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison;
20 Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering
of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a-preparing,
wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.
like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not
the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of
a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ:
22 Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God;
angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto him.
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Ps 50. Deus deorum.
1 When Jethro, the priest of Midian, Moses' father-in-law, heard
of all that God had done for Moses, and for Israel his people,
and that the LORD had brought Israel out of Egypt;
2 Then Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, took Zipporah, Moses' wife,
after he had sent her back,
3 And her two sons; of which the name of the one was Gershom;
for he said, I have been an alien in a strange land:
4 And the name of the other was Eliezer; for the God of my father,
said he, was mine help, and delivered me from the sword of Pharaoh:
5 And Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, came with his sons and his
wife unto Moses into the wilderness, where he encamped at the
mount of God:
6 And he said unto Moses, I thy father-in-law Jethro am come
unto thee, and thy wife, and her two sons with her.
7 And Moses went out to meet his father-in-law, and did obeisance,
and kissed him; and they asked each other of their welfare; and
they came into the tent.
8 And Moses told his father-in-law all that the LORD had done
unto Pharaoh and to the Egyptians for Israel's sake, and all
the travail that had come upon them by the way, and how the LORD
9 And Jethro rejoiced for all the goodness which the LORD had
done to Israel, whom he had delivered out of the hand of the
10 And Jethro said, Blessed be the LORD, who hath delivered you
out of the hand of the Egyptians, and out of the hand of Pharaoh,
who hath delivered the people from under the hand of the Egyptians.
11 Now I know that the LORD is greater than all gods: for in
the thing wherein they dealt proudly he was above them.
12 And Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, took a burnt offering and
sacrifices for God: and Aaron came, and all the elders of Israel,
to eat bread with Moses' father-in-law before God.
13 For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear
by no greater, he sware by himself,
14 Saying, Surely blessing I will bless thee, and multiplying
I will multiply thee.
so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise.
16 For men verily swear by the greater: and an oath for confirmation
is to them an end of all strife.
17 Wherein God, willing more abundantly to show unto the heirs
of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an
by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to
lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge
to lay hold upon the hope set before us:
19 Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and
stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil;
20 Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made
an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.
Ps 61. Exaudi, Deus.
Ps 62. Nonne Deo?
Isaiah 43:15-21; 44:1-3
15 I am the LORD, your Holy One, the creator of Israel, your
16 Thus saith the LORD, which maketh a way in the sea, and a
path in the mighty waters;
bringeth forth the chariot and horse, the army and the power;
they shall lie down together, they shall not rise: they are extinct,
they are quenched as tow.
18 Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things
I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not
know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers
in the desert.
20 The beast of the field shall honour me, the dragons and the
owls: because I give waters in the wilderness, and rivers in
the desert, to give drink to my people, my chosen.
people have I formed for myself; they shall show forth my praise.
1 Yet now hear, O Jacob my servant; and Israel, whom I have chosen:
2 Thus saith the LORD that made thee, and formed thee from the
womb, which will help thee; Fear not, O Jacob, my servant; and
thou, Jesurun, whom I have chosen.
3 For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods
upon the dry ground: I will pour my spirit upon thy seed, and
my blessing upon thine offspring.
1 Peter 4:1-6
1 Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh,
arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath
suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin;
he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to
the lusts of men, but to the will of God.
3 For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought
the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts,
excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries:
4 Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with them to
the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you:
5 Who shall give account to him that is ready to judge the quick
and the dead.
6 For for this cause was the gospel preached also to them that
are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh,
but live according to God in the spirit.
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Ps 63. Deus, Deus meus.
13 And it came to pass on the morrow, that Moses sat to judge
the people: and the people stood by Moses from the morning unto
14 And when Moses' father-in-law saw all that he did to the people,
he said, What is this thing that thou doest to the people? why
sittest thou thyself alone, and all the people stand by thee
from morning unto even?
15 And Moses said unto his father-in-law, Because the people
come unto me to inquire of God:
16 When they have a matter, they come unto me; and I judge between
one and another, and I do make them know the statutes of God,
and his laws.
17 And Moses' father-in-law said unto him, The thing that thou
doest is not good.
18 Thou wilt surely wear away, both thou, and this people that
is with thee: for this thing is too heavy for thee; thou art
not able to perform it thyself alone.
19 Hearken now unto my voice, I will give thee counsel, and God
shall be with thee: Be thou for the people to God-ward, that
thou mayest bring the causes unto God:
20 And thou shalt teach them ordinances and laws, and shalt show
them the way wherein they must walk, and the work that they must
21 Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men,
such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place
such over them, to be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds,
rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens:
22 And let them judge the people at all seasons: and it shall
be, that every great matter they shall bring unto thee, but every
small matter they shall judge: so shall it be easier for thyself,
and they shall bear the burden with thee.
thou shalt do this thing, and God command thee so, then thou
shalt be able to endure, and all this people shall also go to
their place in peace.
24 So Moses hearkened to the voice of his father-in-law, and
did all that he had said.
25 And Moses chose able men out of all Israel, and made them
heads over the people, rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds,
rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens.
26 And they judged the people at all seasons: the hard causes
they brought unto Moses, but every small matter they judged themselves.
27 And Moses let his father-in-law depart; and he went his way
into his own land.
1 For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most high
God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings,
and blessed him;
2 To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being
by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also
King of Salem, which is, King of peace;
3 Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither
beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son
of God; abideth a priest continually.
4 Now consider how great this man was, unto whom even the patriarch
Abraham gave the tenth of the spoils.
5 And verily they that are of the sons of Levi, who receive the
office of the priesthood, have a commandment to take tithes of
the people according to the law, that is, of their brethren,
though they come out of the loins of Abraham:
6 But he whose descent is not counted from them received tithes
of Abraham, and blessed him that had the promises.
7 And without all contradiction the less is blessed of the better.
8 And here men that die receive tithes; but there he receiveth
them, of whom it is witnessed that he liveth.
9 And as I may so say, Levi also, who receiveth tithes, paid
tithes in Abraham.
10 For he was yet in the loins of his father, when Melchisedec
therefore perfection were by the Levitical priesthood, (for under
it the people received the law,) what further need was there
that another priest should rise after the order of Melchisedec,
and not be called after the order of Aaron?
Ps 65. Te decet hymnus.
Isaiah 44:6-8, 21-23
6 Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the
LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside
me there is no God.
7 And who, as I, shall call, and shall declare it, and set it
in order for me, since I appointed the ancient people? and the
things that are coming, and shall come, let them show unto them.
ye not, neither be afraid: have not I told thee from that time,
and have declared it? ye are even my witnesses. Is there a God
beside me? yea, there is no God; I know not any.
21 Remember these, O Jacob and Israel; for thou art my servant:
I have formed thee; thou art my servant: O Israel, thou shalt
not be forgotten of me.
22 I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy transgressions,
and, as a cloud, thy sins: return unto me; for I have redeemed
23 Sing, O ye heavens; for the LORD hath done it: shout, ye lower
parts of the earth: break forth into singing, ye mountains, O
forest, and every tree therein: for the LORD hath redeemed Jacob,
and glorified himself in Israel.
1 Peter 4:7-11
But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober,
and watch unto prayer.
above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity
shall cover the multitude of sins.
9 Use hospitality one to another without grudging.
10 As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the
same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of
any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man
minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that
God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom
be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
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Ps 66. Jubilate Deo.
Exodus 19:1-7, 16-20
1 In the third month, when the children of Israel were gone forth
out of the land of Egypt, the same day came they into the wilderness
2 For they were departed from Rephidim, and were come to the
desert of Sinai, and had pitched in the wilderness; and there
Israel camped before the mount.
3 And Moses went up unto God, and the LORD called unto him out
of the mountain, saying, Thus shalt thou say to the house of
Jacob, and tell the children of Israel;
4 Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare
you on eagles' wings, and brought you unto myself.
therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant,
then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people:
for all the earth is mine:
6 And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation.
These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children
7 And Moses came and called for the elders of the people, and
laid before their faces all these words which the LORD commanded
16 And it came to pass on the third day in the morning, that
there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the
mount, and the voice of the trumpet exceeding loud; so that all
the people that was in the camp trembled.
17 And Moses brought forth the people out of the camp to meet
with God; and they stood at the nether part of the mount.
18 And mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because the LORD
descended upon it in fire: and the smoke thereof ascended as
the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly.
19 And when the voice of the trumpet sounded long, and waxed
louder and louder, Moses spake, and God answered him by a voice.
20 And the LORD came down upon mount Sinai, on the top of the
mount: and the LORD called Moses up to the top of the mount;
and Moses went up.
12 For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity
a change also of the law.
13 For he of whom these things are spoken pertaineth to another
tribe, of which no man gave attendance at the altar.
14 For it is evident that our Lord sprang out of Judah; of which
tribe Moses spake nothing concerning priesthood.
15 And it is yet far more evident: for that after the similitude
of Melchisedec there ariseth another priest,
16 Who is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but
after the power of an endless life.
17 For he testifieth, Thou art a priest for ever after the order
18 For there is verily a disannulling of the commandment going
before for the weakness and unprofitableness thereof.
19 For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a
better hope did; by the which we draw nigh unto God.
20 And inasmuch as not without an oath he was made priest:
21 (For those priests were made without an oath; but this with
an oath by him that said unto him, The Lord sware and will not
repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec:)
22 By so much was Jesus made a surety of a better testament.
23 And they truly were many priests, because they were not suffered
to continue by reason of death:
24 But this man, because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable
25 Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that
come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession
26 For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless,
undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;
needeth not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice,
first for his own sins, and then for the people's: for this he
did once, when he offered up himself.
28 For the law maketh men high priests which have infirmity;
but the word of the oath, which was since the law, maketh the
Son, who is consecrated for evermore.
Ps 71. In te, Domine, speravi.
9 They that make a graven image are all of them vanity; and their
delectable things shall not profit; and they are their own witnesses;
they see not, nor know; that they may be ashamed.
10 Who hath formed a god, or molten a graven image that is profitable
11 Behold, all his fellows shall be ashamed: and the workmen,
they are of men: let them all be gathered together, let them
stand up; yet they shall fear, and they shall be ashamed together.
12 The smith with the tongs both worketh in the coals, and fashioneth
it with hammers, and worketh it with the strength of his arms:
yea, he is hungry, and his strength faileth: he drinketh no water,
and is faint.
13 The carpenter stretcheth out his rule; he marketh it out with
a line; he fitteth it with planes, and he marketh it out with
the compass, and maketh it after the figure of a man, according
to the beauty of a man; that it may remain in the house.
14 He heweth him down cedars, and taketh the cypress and the
oak, which he strengtheneth for himself among the trees of the
forest: he planteth an ash, and the rain doth nourish it.
15 Then shall it be for a man to burn: for he will take thereof,
and warm himself; yea, he kindleth it, and baketh bread; yea,
he maketh a god, and worshippeth it; he maketh it a graven image,
and falleth down thereto.
16 He burneth part thereof in the fire; with part thereof he
eateth flesh; he roasteth roast, and is satisfied: yea, he warmeth
himself, and saith, Aha, I am warm, I have seen the fire:
17 And the residue thereof he maketh a god, even his graven image:
he falleth down unto it, and worshippeth it, and prayeth unto
it, and saith, Deliver me; for thou art my god.
18 They have not known nor understood: for he hath shut their
eyes, that they cannot see; and their hearts, that they cannot
none considereth in his heart, neither is there knowledge nor
understanding to say, I have burned part of it in the fire; yea,
also I have baked bread upon the coals thereof; I have roasted
flesh, and eaten it: and shall I make the residue thereof an
abomination? shall I fall down to the stock of a tree?
20 He feedeth on ashes: a deceived heart hath turned him aside,
that he cannot deliver his soul, nor say, Is there not a lie
in my right hand?
1 Peter 4:12-19
12 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which
is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:
13 But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings;
that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with
ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the
spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he
is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified.
15 But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or
as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men's matters.
16 Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed;
but let him glorify God on this behalf.
17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house
of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of
them that obey not the gospel of God?
18 And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly
and the sinner appear?
19 Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God
commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto
a faithful Creator.
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 51. Miserere mei, Deus.
1 And God spake all these words, saying,
2 I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land
of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness
of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth
beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:
5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for
I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of
the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation
of them that hate me;
6 And showing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and
keep my commandments.
7 Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for
the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in
8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:
10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in
it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter,
thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy
stranger that is within thy gates:
11 For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and
all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the
LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.
12 Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long
upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
13 Thou shalt not kill.
14 Thou shalt not commit adultery.
15 Thou shalt not steal.
16 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.
17 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not
covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant,
nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.
18 And all the people saw the thunderings, and the lightnings,
and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and when
the people saw it, they removed, and stood afar off.
19 And they said unto Moses, Speak thou with us, and we will
hear: but let not God speak with us, lest we die.
20 And Moses said unto the people, Fear not: for God is come
to prove you, and that his fear may be before your faces, that
ye sin not.
21 And the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near unto the
thick darkness where God was.
1 Now of the things which we have spoken this is the sum: We
have such an high priest, who is set on the right hand of the
throne of the Majesty in the heavens;
2 A minister of the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle, which
the Lord pitched, and not man.
3 For every high priest is ordained to offer gifts and sacrifices:
wherefore it is of necessity that this man have somewhat also
4 For if he were on earth, he should not be a priest, seeing
that there are priests that offer gifts according to the law:
5 Who serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things, as
Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle:
for, See, saith he, that thou make all things according to the
pattern shown to thee in the mount.
6 But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how
much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was
established upon better promises.
7 For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should
no place have been sought for the second.
8 For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, the days come,
saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house
of Israel and with the house of Judah:
9 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers
in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the
land of Egypt; because they continued not in my covenant, and
I regarded them not, saith the Lord.
this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel
after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their
mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a
God, and they shall be to me a people:
11 And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every
man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me,
from the least to the greatest.
12 For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their
sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.
13 In that he saith, A new covenant, he hath made the first old.
Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away.
Ps 73. Quam bonus Israel!
24 Thus saith the LORD, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee
from the womb, I am the LORD that maketh all things; that stretcheth
forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself;
25 That frustrateth the tokens of the liars, and maketh diviners
mad; that turneth wise men backward, and maketh their knowledge
26 That confirmeth the word of his servant, and performeth the
counsel of his messengers; that saith to Jerusalem, Thou shalt
be inhabited; and to the cities of Judah, Ye shall be built,
and I will raise up the decayed places thereof:
27 That saith to the deep, Be dry, and I will dry up thy rivers:
28 That saith of Cyrus, He is my shepherd, and shall perform
all my pleasure: even saying to Jerusalem, Thou shalt be built;
and to the temple, Thy foundation shall be laid.
saith the LORD to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I
have holden, to subdue nations before him; and I will loose the
loins of kings, to open before him the two leaved gates; and
the gates shall not be shut;
2 I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight:
I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder
the bars of iron:
3 And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden
riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the LORD,
which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel.
4 For Jacob my servant's sake, and Israel mine elect, I have
even called thee by thy name: I have surnamed thee, though thou
hast not known me.
1 Peter 5:1-7
1 The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder,
and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker
of the glory that shall be revealed:
2 Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight
thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre,
but of a ready mind;
3 Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being examples
to the flock.
4 And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive
a crown of glory that fadeth not away.
ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you
be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for
God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.
6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that
he may exalt you in due time:
7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 72. Deus, judicium.
Exodus 24:1-11, 16-18
1 And He said unto Moses, Come up unto the LORD, thou, and Aaron,
Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel; and worship
ye afar off.
2 And Moses alone shall come near the LORD: but they shall not
come nigh; neither shall the people go up with him.
Moses came and told the people all the words of the LORD, and
all the judgments: and all the people answered with one voice,
and said, All the words which the LORD hath said will we do.
4 And Moses wrote all the words of the LORD, and rose up early
in the morning, and builded an altar under the hill, and twelve
pillars, according to the twelve tribes of Israel.
5 And he sent young men of the children of Israel, which offered
burnt offerings, and sacrificed peace offerings of oxen unto
6 And Moses took half of the blood, and put it in basins; and
half of the blood he sprinkled on the altar.
he took the book of the covenant, and read in the audience of
the people: and they said, All that the LORD hath said will we
do, and be obedient.
8 And Moses took the blood, and sprinkled it on the people, and
said, Behold the blood of the covenant, which the LORD hath made
with you concerning all these words.
9 Then went up Moses, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy
of the elders of Israel:
10 And they saw the God of Israel: and there was under his feet
as it were a paved work of a sapphire stone, and as it were the
body of heaven in his clearness.
11 And upon the nobles of the children of Israel he laid not
his hand: also they saw God, and did eat and drink.
16 And the glory of the LORD abode upon mount Sinai, and the
cloud covered it six days: and the seventh day he called unto
Moses out of the midst of the cloud.
17 And the sight of the glory of the LORD was like devouring
fire on the top of the mount in the eyes of the children of Israel.
18 And Moses went into the midst of the cloud, and gat him up
into the mount: and Moses was in the mount forty days and forty
1 Then verily the first covenant had also ordinances of divine
service, and a worldly sanctuary.
2 For there was a tabernacle made; the first, wherein was the
candlestick, and the table, and the showbread; which is called
3 And after the second veil, the tabernacle which is called the
Holiest of all;
4 Which had the golden censer, and the ark of the covenant overlaid
round about with gold, wherein was the golden pot that had manna,
and Aaron's rod that budded, and the tables of the covenant;
5 And over it the cherubims of glory shadowing the mercyseat;
of which we cannot now speak particularly.
6 Now when these things were thus ordained, the priests went
always into the first tabernacle, accomplishing the service of
7 But into the second went the high priest alone once every year,
not without blood, which he offered for himself, and for the
errors of the people:
8 The Holy Ghost this signifying, that the way into the holiest
of all was not yet made manifest, while as the first tabernacle
was yet standing:
9 Which was a figure for the time then present, in which were
offered both gifts and sacrifices, that could not make him that
did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience;
stood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal
ordinances, imposed on them until the time of reformation.
11 But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come,
by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands,
that is to say, not of this building;
12 Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood
he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal
redemption for us.
13 For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an
heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of
much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal
Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience
from dead works to serve the living God?
Ps 33. Exultate, justi.
Isaiah 45:5-12, 15-19
5 I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside
me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me:
6 That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the
west, that there is none beside me. I am the LORD, and there
is none else.
7 I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create
evil: I the LORD do all these things.
8 Drop down, ye heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down
righteousness: let the earth open, and let them bring forth salvation,
and let righteousness spring up together; I the LORD have created
unto him that striveth with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive
with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that
fashioneth it, What makest thou? or thy work, He hath no hands?
10 Woe unto him that saith unto his father, What begettest thou?
or to the woman, What hast thou brought forth?
11 Thus saith the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker,
Ask me of things to come concerning my sons, and concerning the
work of my hands command ye me.
12 I have made the earth, and created man upon it: I, even my
hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have
15 Verily thou art a God that hidest thyself, O God of Israel,
16 They shall be ashamed, and also confounded, all of them: they
shall go to confusion together that are makers of idols.
17 But Israel shall be saved in the LORD with an everlasting
salvation: ye shall not be ashamed nor confounded world without
18 For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself
that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he
created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the
LORD; and there is none else.
19 I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth:
I said not unto the seed of Jacob, Seek ye me in vain: I the
LORD speak righteousness, I declare things that are right.
1 Peter 5:8-14
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a
roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
9 Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions
are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.
10 But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal
glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make
you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.
11 To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
12 By Silvanus, a faithful brother unto you, as I suppose, I
have written briefly, exhorting, and testifying that this is
the true grace of God wherein ye stand.
13 The church that is at Babylon, elected together with you,
saluteth you; and so doth Marcus my son.
14 Greet ye one another with a kiss of charity. Peace be with
you all that are in Christ Jesus. Amen.