5th Sunday in Lent
The Collect: We beseech thee, Almighty God, mercifully to look upon thy people: that by thy great goodness they may be governed and preserved evermore, both in body and soul. Through Jesus Christ, thy Son, etc.
The Introit. Psalm 43:1-2 (v 23-26) (Judica me) Give sentence with me, O God, and defend my cause against the ungodly people: O deliver me from the deceitful and wicked man: for thou art the God of my strength. Ps. 43:3. O send out thy light and thy truth, that they may lead me: and bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy dwelling.(v 1) I was glad when they said unto me:I
The Epistle: Hebrews 9:11-15 Christ is the new and permanent High Priest made so by His blood offered for our eternal redemption. Therefore, He is the Mediator of the new testament so that by His death we may all receive the promise of eternal inheritance.
Gradual Ps. 143:9,10. Deliver me, O Lord, from mine enemies: teach me to do the thing that pleaseth thee. Ps 18:49 It is the Lord that delivereth me from my cruel enemies, and setteth me up above mine adversaries: thou shalt rid me from the wicked man.
Tract. Ps. 129:1-4.
- Many a time have they fought against me from my youth up * may Israel now say.
- Yea, many a time have they vexed me from my youth up * but they have not prevailed against me.
- The plowers plowed upon my back * and made long furrows.
- But the righteous Lord * hath hewn the snares of the ungodly in pieces.
The Gospel. St. John 8:46-59 Jesus answers the charge that He is a Samaritan and hath a devil by reference to His miracles. The Jews claim that He cannot have seen Abraham because He is not yet even 50 years old. Then Jesus proclaims to them: “Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was I am”thereby stating that He is Very God.
Offertory. Ps. 119 I will give thanks unto thee, O Lord, with my whole heart: O do well unto thy servant that I may live and keep thy word: quicken thou me, O Lord, according to thy word.
Communion. I Cor. 11:24-25. This is my Body, which is given for you: this cup is the new testament in my Blood, saith the Lord: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.
At the Divine Office
The Old Testament lessons in the Daily Office for the week to come are set out below:
|Matins||Isaiah 1:10-20||Exodus 3:1-15||Exodus 4:10-31||Exodus 5:1-6:1||Exodus 11:1-8||Exodus 12:21-28||Exodus 12:29-42|
|Vespers||Jereimiah14:7-21||Jeremiah 20:7-13||Jeremiah 22:10-23||Jeremiah 28:1-17||Jeremiah 30:12-24||Jeremiah 32:36-42||Jeremiah 33:1-16|
Benedictus and Magnificat Antiphons
At 1st Vespers: I am one that bear witness of myself, and the Father that sent me beareth witness of me.
At Matins: Jesus said unto the multitude of the Jews, and to the chief priests: He that is of God heareth God’s words; ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of not, because ye are not of God.
At 2nd Vespers: Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it and was glad.