March 18th, 2019

Monday of Reminiscere (Lent 2)


First Reading: Gen. 18:1-15


 1And the LORD appeared unto him in the plains of Mamre: and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day;

 2And he lift up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood by him: and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself toward the ground,

 3And said, My LORD, if now I have found favour in thy sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy servant:

 4Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree:

 5And I will fetch a morsel of bread, and comfort ye your hearts; after that ye shall pass on: for therefore are ye come to your servant. And they said, So do, as thou hast said.

 6And Abraham hastened into the tent unto Sarah, and said, Make ready quickly three measures of fine meal, knead it, and make cakes upon the hearth.

 7And Abraham ran unto the herd, and fetcht a calf tender and good, and gave it unto a young man; and he hasted to dress it.

 8And he took butter, and milk, and the calf which he had dressed, and set it before them; and he stood by them under the tree, and they did eat.

 9And they said unto him, Where is Sarah thy wife? And he said, Behold, in the tent.

 10And he said, I will certainly return unto thee according to the time of life; and, lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son. And Sarah heard it in the tent door, which was behind him.

 11Now Abraham and Sarah were old and well stricken in age; and it ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women.

 12Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?

 13And the LORD said unto Abraham, Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety bear a child, which am old?

 14Is any thing too hard for the LORD? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.

 15Then Sarah denied, saying, I laughed not; for she was afraid. And he said, Nay; but thou didst laugh.



Second Reading: Mk. 6:14-34


 14And king Herod heard of him; (for his name was spread abroad:) and he said, That John the Baptist was risen from the dead, and therefore mighty works do shew forth themselves in him.

 15Others said, That it is Elias. And others said, That it is a prophet, or as one of the prophets.

 16But when Herod heard thereof, he said, It is John, whom I beheaded: he is risen from the dead.

 17For Herod himself had sent forth and laid hold upon John, and bound him in prison for Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's wife: for he had married her.

 18For John had said unto Herod, It is not lawful for thee to have thy brother's wife.

 19Therefore Herodias had a quarrel against him, and would have killed him; but she could not:

 20For Herod feared John, knowing that he was a just man and an holy, and observed him; and when he heard him, he did many things, and heard him gladly.

 21And when a convenient day was come, that Herod on his birthday made a supper to his lords, high captains, and chief estates of Galilee;

 22And when the daughter of the said Herodias came in, and danced, and pleased Herod and them that sat with him, the king said unto the damsel, Ask of me whatsoever thou wilt, and I will give it thee.

 23And he sware unto her, Whatsoever thou shalt ask of me, I will give it thee, unto the half of my kingdom.

 24And she went forth, and said unto her mother, What shall I ask? And she said, The head of John the Baptist.

 25And she came in straightway with haste unto the king, and asked, saying, I will that thou give me by and by in a charger the head of John the Baptist.

 26And the king was exceeding sorry; yet for his oath's sake, and for their sakes which sat with him, he would not reject her.

 27And immediately the king sent an executioner, and commanded his head to be brought: and he went and beheaded him in the prison,

 28And brought his head in a charger, and gave it to the damsel: and the damsel gave it to her mother.

 29And when his disciples heard of it, they came and took up his corpse, and laid it in a tomb.

 30And the apostles gathered themselves together unto Jesus, and told him all things, both what they had done, and what they had taught.

 31And he said unto them, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while: for there were many coming and going, and they had no leisure so much as to eat.

 32And they departed into a desert place by ship privately.

 33And the people saw them departing, and many knew him, and ran afoot thither out of all cities, and outwent them, and came together unto him.

 34And Jesus, when he came out, saw much people, and was moved with compassion toward them, because they were as sheep not having a shepherd: and he began to teach them many things.



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