June 12th, 2018

The Ecumenical Council of Nicaea, A.D. 325

First Reading: Prov. 10:1-23

 1The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother.

 2Treasures of wickedness profit nothing: but righteousness delivereth from death.

 3The LORD will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish: but he casteth away the substance of the wicked.

 4He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.

 5He that gathereth in summer is a wise son: but he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame.

 6Blessings are upon the head of the just: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.

 7The memory of the just is blessed: but the name of the wicked shall rot.

 8The wise in heart will receive commandments: but a prating fool shall fall.

 9He that walketh uprightly walketh surely: but he that perverteth his ways shall be known.

 10He that winketh with the eye causeth sorrow: but a prating fool shall fall.

 11The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.

 12Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.

 13In the lips of him that hath understanding wisdom is found: but a rod is for the back of him that is void of understanding.

 14Wise men lay up knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish is near destruction.

 15The rich man's wealth is his strong city: the destruction of the poor is their poverty.

 16The labour of the righteous tendeth to life: the fruit of the wicked to sin.

 17He is in the way of life that keepeth instruction: but he that refuseth reproof erreth.

 18He that hideth hatred with lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander, is a fool.

 19In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise.

 20The tongue of the just is as choice silver: the heart of the wicked is little worth.

 21The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom.

 22The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.

 23It is as sport to a fool to do mischief: but a man of understanding hath wisdom.

Second Reading: John 14:1-17

 1Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.

 2In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.

 3And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

 4And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.

 5Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?

 6Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

 7If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.

 8Philip saith unto him, Lord, show us the Father, and it sufficeth us.

 9Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Show us the Father?

 10Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.

 11Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works' sake.

 12Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.

 13And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

 14If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.

 15If ye love me, keep my commandments.

 16And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;

 17Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.


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