(If you can, go to mass today. If you can't, read the mass propers
for today, found on pages 247-249
of the Book of Common Prayer.)
EVENING PRAYER (Abbreviated + Full) , Eve (August
Ps 97. Dominus regnavit.
Ps 99. Dominus regnavit.
1 Kings 19:1-12
1 And Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and withal
how he had slain all the prophets with the sword.
2 Then Jezebel sent a messenger unto Elijah, saying, So let the
gods do to me, and more also, if I make not thy life as the life
of one of them by tomorrow about this time.
3 And when he saw that, he arose, and went for his life, and
came to Beer-sheba, which belongeth to Judah, and left his servant
4 But he himself went a day's journey into the wilderness, and
came and sat down under a juniper tree: and he requested for
himself that he might die; and said, It is enough; now, O LORD,
take away my life; for I am not better than my fathers.
5 And as he lay and slept under a juniper tree, behold, then
an angel touched him, and said unto him, Arise and eat.
6 And he looked, and, behold, there was a cake baked on the coals,
and a cruse of water at his head. And he did eat and drink, and
laid him down again.
7 And the angel of the LORD came again the second time, and touched
him, and said, Arise and eat; because the journey is too great
8 And he arose, and did eat and drink, and went in the strength
of that meat forty days and forty nights unto Horeb the mount
9 And he came thither unto a cave, and lodged there; and, behold,
the word of the LORD came to him, and he said unto him, What
doest thou here, Elijah?
10 And he said, I have been very jealous for the LORD God of
hosts: for the children of Israel have forsaken thy covenant,
thrown down thine altars, and slain thy prophets with the sword;
and I, even I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it
11 And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the
LORD. And, behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong
wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before
the LORD; but the LORD was not in the wind: and after the wind
an earthquake; but the LORD was not in the earthquake:
12 And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the
fire: and after the fire a still small voice.
2 Corinthians 4:1-6
1 Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received
mercy, we faint not;
have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in
craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by
manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's
conscience in the sight of God.
3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:
4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them
which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ,
who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
5 For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and
ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.
6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness,
hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge
of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
(Feast of the Transfiguration, August 6)
Ps 27. Dominus illuminatio.
29 And it came to pass, when Moses came down from mount Sinai
with the two tables of testimony in Moses' hand, when he came
down from the mount, that Moses wist not that the skin of his
face shone while he talked with him.
30 And when Aaron and all the children of Israel saw Moses, behold,
the skin of his face shone; and they were afraid to come nigh
31 And Moses called unto them; and Aaron and all the rulers of
the congregation returned unto him: and Moses talked with them.
32 And afterward all the children of Israel came nigh: and he
gave them in commandment all that the LORD had spoken with him
in mount Sinai.
33 And till Moses had done speaking with them, he put a veil
on his face.
34 But when Moses went in before the LORD to speak with him,
he took the veil off, until he came out. And he came out, and
spake unto the children of Israel that which he was commanded.
35 And the children of Israel saw the face of Moses, that the
skin of Moses' face shone: and Moses put the veil upon his face
again, until he went in to speak with him.
2 Corinthians 3
1 Do we begin again to commend ourselves? or need we, as some
others, epistles of commendation to you, or letters of commendation
2 Ye are
our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men:
3 Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of
Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit
of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables
of the heart.
4 And such trust have we through Christ to God-ward:
5 Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing
as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God;
6 Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament;
not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth,
but the spirit giveth life.
7 But if the ministration of death, written and engraven in stones,
was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly
behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance; which
glory was to be done away:
8 How shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather glorious?
9 For if the ministration of condemnation be glory, much more
doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory.
10 For even that which was made glorious had no glory in this
respect, by reason of the glory that excelleth.
11 For if that which is done away was glorious, much more that
which remaineth is glorious.
12 Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great plainness
13 And not as Moses, which put a veil over his face, that the
children of Israel could not stedfastly look to the end of that
which is abolished:
14 But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth
the same veil untaken away in the reading of the old testament;
which veil is done away in Christ.
15 But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the veil is upon
16 Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord, the veil shall
be taken away.
17 Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord
is, there is liberty.
18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory
of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory,
even as by the Spirit of the Lord.
(Feast of the Transfiguration, August 6)
Ps 29. Afferte Domino.
Ps 93. Dominus regnavit.
12 And the LORD said unto Moses, Come up to me into the mount,
and be there: and I will give thee tables of stone, and a law,
and commandments which I have written; that thou mayest teach
13 And Moses rose up, and his minister Joshua: and Moses went
up into the mount of God.
14 And he said unto the elders, Tarry ye here for us, until we
come again unto you: and, behold, Aaron and Hur are with you:
if any man have any matters to do, let him come unto them.
15 And Moses went up into the mount, and a cloud covered the
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.
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
13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this
one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and
reaching forth unto those things which are before,
14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling
of God in Christ Jesus.
15 Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and
if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even
this unto you.
16 Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let us walk
by the same rule, let us mind the same thing.
17 Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which
walk so as ye have us for an example.
18 (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell
you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ:
19 Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose
glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.)
20 For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look
for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ:
21 Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like
unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is
able even to subdue all things unto himself.
(If you can, go to mass today. If you can't, read the mass propers
for today, found on pages 249-250
of the Book of Common Prayer.)
EVENING PRAYER (Abbreviated + Full) , Eve
Ps 1. Beatus vir qui non
Ps 15. Domine, quis habitabit?
15 The LORD thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the
midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall
16 According to all that thou desiredst of the LORD thy God in
Horeb in the day of the assembly, saying, Let me not hear again
the voice of the LORD my God, neither let me see this great fire
any more, that I die not.
17 And the LORD said unto me, They have well spoken that which
they have spoken.
18 I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren,
like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall
speak unto them all that I shall command him.
19 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever will not hearken
unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require
it of him.
12 And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a
mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.
13 And when it was day, he called unto him his disciples: and
of them he chose twelve, whom also he named apostles;
14 Simon, (whom he also named Peter,) and Andrew his brother,
James and John, Philip and Bartholomew,
15 Matthew and Thomas, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon called
16 And Judas the brother of James, and Judas Iscariot, which
also was the traitor.
17 And he came down with them, and stood in the plain, and the
company of his disciples, and a great multitude of people out
of all Judaea and Jerusalem, and from the sea coast of Tyre and
Sidon, which came to hear him, and to be healed of their diseases;
18 And they that were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were
19 And the whole multitude sought to touch him: for there went
virtue out of him, and healed them all.
20 And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said, Blessed
be ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God.
21 Blessed are ye that hunger now: for ye shall be filled. Blessed
are ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh.
22 Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall
separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and
cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake.
23 Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your
reward is great in heaven: for in the like manner did their fathers
unto the prophets.
Ps 91. Qui habitat.
Genesis 28:10-12, 16-17
10 And Jacob went out from Beer-sheba, and went toward Haran.
11 And he lighted upon a certain place, and tarried there all
night, because the sun was set; and he took of the stones of
that place, and put them for his pillows, and lay down in that
place to sleep.
12 And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and
the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God
ascending and descending on it.
16 And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the
LORD is in this place; and I knew it not.
17 And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful is this place! this
is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.
43 The day following Jesus would go forth into Galilee, and findeth
Philip, and saith unto him, Follow me.
44 Now Philip was of Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter.
45 Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found
him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus
of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.
46 And Nathanael said unto him, Can there any good thing come
out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come and see.
47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and saith of him, Behold
an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!
48 Nathanael saith unto him, Whence knowest thou me? Jesus answered
and said unto him, Before that Philip called thee, when thou
wast under the fig tree, I saw thee.
49 Nathanael answered and saith unto him, Rabbi, thou art the
Son of God; thou art the King of Israel.
50 Jesus answered and said unto him, Because I said unto thee,
I saw thee under the fig tree, believest thou? thou shalt see
greater things than these.
he saith unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Hereafter
ye shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and
descending upon the Son of man.
- Saint Bartholomew
Ps 46. Deus noster refugium.
Isaiah 66:1-2, 18-23
1 Thus saith the LORD, The heaven is my throne, and the earth
is my footstool: where is the house that ye build unto me? and
where is the place of my rest?
all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have
been, saith the LORD: but to this man will I look, even to him
that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word.
18 For I know their works and their thoughts: it shall come,
that I will gather all nations and tongues; and they shall come,
and see my glory.
19 And I will set a sign among them, and I will send those that
escape of them unto the nations, to Tarshish, Pul, and Lud, that
draw the bow, to Tubal, and Javan, to the isles afar off, that
have not heard my fame, neither have seen my glory; and they
shall declare my glory among the Gentiles.
20 And they shall bring all your brethren for an offering unto
the LORD out of all nations upon horses, and in chariots, and
in litters, and upon mules, and upon swift beasts, to my holy
mountain Jerusalem, saith the LORD, as the children of Israel
bring an offering in a clean vessel into the house of the LORD.
21 And I will also take of them for priests and for Levites,
saith the LORD.
22 For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make,
shall remain before me, saith the LORD, so shall your seed and
your name remain.
23 And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another,
and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship
before me, saith the LORD.
1 Peter 5:1-11
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.
5 Likewise, 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.
8 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.