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April 18th, 2019

Maundy Thursday

  1. Collect
  2. Old Testament
  3. Epistle
  4. Gospel
  5. Morning Psalm
  6. First Reading
  7. Evening Psalm
  8. Second Reading

Collect

O Lord, in this wondrous Sacrament You have left us a remembrance of Your passion. Grant that we may so receive the sacred mystery of Your body and blood that the fruits of Your redemption may continually be manifest in us; for You who live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
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Old Testament · Exodus 12:1-14

The Passover Lamb

 1Now the LORD said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt,

 2"(A)This month shall be the beginning of months for you; it is to be the first month of the year to you.

 3"Speak to all the congregation of Israel, saying, 'On the tenth of this month they are each one to take a lamb for themselves, according to their fathers' households, a lamb for each household.

 4'Now if the household is too small for a lamb, then he and his neighbor nearest to his house are to take one according to the number of persons in them; according to what each man should eat, you are to divide the lamb.

 5'Your lamb shall be (B)an unblemished male a year old; you may take it from the sheep or from the goats.

 6'You shall keep it until the (C)fourteenth day of the same month, then the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel is to kill it (D)at twilight.

 7'(E)Moreover, they shall take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and on the lintel of the houses in which they eat it.

 8'They shall eat the flesh (F)that same night, (G)roasted with fire, and they shall eat it with (H)unleavened bread (I)and bitter herbs.

 9'Do not eat any of it raw or boiled at all with water, but rather (J)roasted with fire, both its head and its legs along with (K)its entrails.

 10'(L)And you shall not leave any of it over until morning, but whatever is left of it until morning, you shall burn with fire.

 11'Now you shall eat it in this manner: with your loins girded, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and you shall eat it in haste--it is (M)the LORD'S Passover.

 12'For (N)I will go through the land of Egypt on that night, and will strike down all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and (O)against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgments--(P)I am the LORD.

 13'(Q)The blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you live; and when I see the blood I will pass over you, and no plague will befall you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt.

Feast of Unleavened Bread

 14'Now (R)this day will be (S)a memorial to you, and you shall celebrate it as a feast to the LORD; throughout your generations you are to celebrate it as (T)a permanent ordinance.


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Epistle · 1 Cor. 11:23-32

The Lord's Supper

 23For (A)I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you, that (B)the Lord Jesus in the night in which He was betrayed took bread;

 24and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, "This is My body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of Me."

 25In the same way He took (C)the cup also after supper, saying, "This cup is the (D)new covenant in My blood; do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me."

 26For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord's death (E)until He comes.

 27Therefore whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner, shall be (F)guilty of the body and the blood of the Lord.

 28But a man must (G)examine himself, and in so doing he is to eat of the bread and drink of the cup.

 29For he who eats and drinks, eats and drinks judgment to himself if he does not judge the body rightly.

 30For this reason many among you are weak and sick, and a number (H)sleep.

 31But if we judged ourselves rightly, we would not be judged.

 32But when we are judged, we are (I)disciplined by the Lord so that we will not be condemned along with (J)the world.


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Gospel · John 13:1-15

The Lord's Supper

 1Now before the Feast of (A)the Passover, Jesus knowing that (B)His hour had come that He would depart out of this world (C)to the Father, having loved His own who were in the world, He loved them to the end.

 2During supper, (D)the devil having already put into the heart of (E)Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon, to betray Him,

 3Jesus, (F)knowing that the Father had given all things into His hands, and that (G)He had come forth from God and was going back to God,

 4got up from supper, and laid aside His garments; and taking a towel, He (H)girded Himself.

Jesus Washes the Disciples' Feet

 5Then He poured water into the basin, and began to (I)wash the disciples' feet and to wipe them with the towel with which He was girded.

 6So He came to Simon Peter. He said to Him, "Lord, do You wash my feet?"

 7Jesus answered and said to him, "What I do you do not realize now, but you will understand (J)hereafter."

 8Peter said to Him, "Never shall You wash my feet!" Jesus answered him, "(K)If I do not wash you, (L)you have no part with Me."

 9Simon Peter said to Him, "Lord, then wash not only my feet, but also my hands and my head."

 10Jesus said to him, "He who has bathed needs only to wash his feet, but is completely clean; and (M)you are clean, but not all of you."

 11For (N)He knew the one who was betraying Him; for this reason He said, "Not all of you are clean."

 12So when He had washed their feet, and (O)taken His garments and reclined at the table again, He said to them, "Do you know what I have done to you?

 13"You call Me (P)Teacher and (Q)Lord; and you are right, for so I am.

 14"If I then, (R)the Lord and the Teacher, washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet.

 15"For I gave you (S)an example that you also should do as I did to you.


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Morning Psalm · Ps. 116

Thanksgiving for Deliverance from Death.

    1(A)I love the LORD, because He (B)hears
         My voice and my supplications.
    2Because He has (C)inclined His ear to me,
         Therefore I shall call upon Him as long as I live.
    3The (D)cords of death encompassed me
         And the terrors of Sheol came upon me;
         I found distress and sorrow.
    4Then (E)I called upon the name of the LORD:
         "O LORD, I beseech You, (F)save my life!"
    5(G)Gracious is the LORD, and (H)righteous;
         Yes, our God is (I)compassionate.
    6The LORD preserves (J)the simple;
         I was (K)brought low, and He saved me.
    7Return to your (L)rest, O my soul,
         For the LORD has (M)dealt bountifully with you.
    8For You have (N)rescued my soul from death,
         My eyes from tears,
         My feet from stumbling.
    9I shall walk before the LORD
         In the (O)land of the living.
    10I (P)believed when I said,
         "I am (Q)greatly afflicted."
    11I (R)said in my alarm,
         "(S)All men are liars."
    12What shall I (T)render to the LORD
         For all His (U)benefits toward me?
    13I shall lift up the (V)cup of salvation
         And (W)call upon the name of the LORD.
    14I shall (X)pay my vows to the LORD,
         Oh may it be (Y)in the presence of all His people.
    15(Z)Precious in the sight of the LORD
         Is the death of His godly ones.
    16O LORD, surely I am (AA)Your servant,
         I am Your servant, the (AB)son of Your handmaid,
         You have (AC)loosed my bonds.
    17To You I shall offer (AD)a sacrifice of thanksgiving,
         And (AE)call upon the name of the LORD.
    18I shall (AF)pay my vows to the LORD,
         Oh may it be in the presence of all His people,
    19In the (AG)courts of the LORD'S house,
         In the midst of you, O (AH)Jerusalem.
         Praise the LORD!


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First Reading · Ex. 12:1-28

The Passover Lamb
 1Now the LORD said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt,

 2"(A)This month shall be the beginning of months for you; it is to be the first month of the year to you.

 3"Speak to all the congregation of Israel, saying, 'On the tenth of this month they are each one to take a lamb for themselves, according to their fathers' households, a lamb for each household.

 4'Now if the household is too small for a lamb, then he and his neighbor nearest to his house are to take one according to the number of persons in them; according to what each man should eat, you are to divide the lamb.

 5'Your lamb shall be (B)an unblemished male a year old; you may take it from the sheep or from the goats.

 6'You shall keep it until the (C)fourteenth day of the same month, then the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel is to kill it (D)at twilight.

 7'(E)Moreover, they shall take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and on the lintel of the houses in which they eat it.

 8'They shall eat the flesh (F)that same night, (G)roasted with fire, and they shall eat it with (H)unleavened bread (I)and bitter herbs.

 9'Do not eat any of it raw or boiled at all with water, but rather (J)roasted with fire, both its head and its legs along with (K)its entrails.

 10'(L)And you shall not leave any of it over until morning, but whatever is left of it until morning, you shall burn with fire.

 11'Now you shall eat it in this manner: with your loins girded, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and you shall eat it in haste--it is (M)the LORD'S Passover.

 12'For (N)I will go through the land of Egypt on that night, and will strike down all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and (O)against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgments--(P)I am the LORD.

 13'(Q)The blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you live; and when I see the blood I will pass over you, and no plague will befall you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt.

Feast of Unleavened Bread
 14'Now (R)this day will be (S)a memorial to you, and you shall celebrate it as a feast to the LORD; throughout your generations you are to celebrate it as (T)a permanent ordinance.

 15'(U)Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, but on the first day you shall remove leaven from your houses; for whoever eats anything leavened from the first day until the seventh day, (V)that person shall be cut off from Israel.

 16'(W)On the first day you shall have a holy assembly, and another holy assembly on the seventh day; no work at all shall be done on them, except what must be eaten by every person, that alone may be prepared by you.

 17'You shall also observe (X)the Feast of Unleavened Bread, for on this (Y)very day I brought your hosts out of the land of Egypt; therefore you shall observe this day throughout your generations as (Z)a permanent ordinance.

 18'(AA)In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at evening, you shall eat unleavened bread, until the twenty-first day of the month at evening.

 19'(AB)Seven days there shall be no leaven found in your houses; for whoever eats what is leavened, that (AC)person shall be cut off from the congregation of Israel, whether he is an alien or a native of the land.

 20'You shall not eat anything leavened; in all your dwellings you shall eat unleavened bread.'"

 21Then (AD)Moses called for all the elders of Israel and said to them, "Go and (AE)take for yourselves lambs according to your families, and slay (AF)the Passover lamb.

 22"(AG)You shall take a bunch of hyssop and dip it in the blood which is in the basin, and apply some of the blood that is in the basin to the lintel and the two doorposts; and none of you shall go outside the door of his house until morning.

A Memorial of Redemption
 23"For (AH)the LORD will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when He sees the blood on the lintel and on the two doorposts, the LORD will pass over the door and will (AI)not allow the (AJ)destroyer to come in to your houses to smite you.

 24"And (AK)you shall observe this event as an ordinance for you and your children forever.

 25"When you enter the land which the LORD will give you, as He has promised, you shall observe this rite.

 26"(AL)And when your children say to you, 'What does this rite mean to you?'

 27you shall say, 'It is a Passover sacrifice to (AM)the LORD who passed over the houses of the sons of Israel in Egypt when He smote the Egyptians, but spared our homes '" (AN)And the people bowed low and worshiped.

 28Then the sons of Israel went and did so; just as the LORD had commanded Moses and Aaron, so they did.


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Evening Psalm · Ps. 70

Prayer for Help against Persecutors.

For the choir director. A Psalm of David; for a memorial.

    1(A)O God, hasten to deliver me;
         O LORD, hasten to my help!
    2(B)Let those be ashamed and humiliated
         Who seek my life;
         Let those be turned back and dishonored
         Who delight in my hurt.
    3(C)Let those be turned back because of their shame
         Who say, "Aha, aha!"
    4Let all who seek You rejoice and be glad in You;
         And let those who love Your salvation say continually,
         "Let God be magnified."
    5But (D)I am afflicted and needy;
         (E)Hasten to me, O God!
         You are my help and my deliverer;
         O LORD, do not delay.


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Second Reading · Heb. 5:1-14

The Perfect High Priest
 1For every high priest (A)taken from among men is appointed on behalf of men in (B)things pertaining to God, in order to (C)offer both gifts and sacrifices (D)for sins;

 2(E)he can deal gently with the (F)ignorant and (G)misguided, since he himself also is (H)beset with weakness;

 3and because of it he is obligated to offer sacrifices (I)for sins, (J)as for the people, so also for himself.

 4And (K)no one takes the honor to himself, but receives it when he is called by God, even (L)as Aaron was.

 5So also Christ (M)did not glorify Himself so as to become a (N)high priest, but He who (O)said to Him,
         "(P)YOU ARE MY SON,
         TODAY I HAVE BEGOTTEN YOU";

 6just as He says also in another passage,
         "(Q)YOU ARE A PRIEST FOREVER
         ACCORDING TO (R)THE ORDER OF MELCHIZEDEK."

 7In the days of His flesh, (S)He offered up both prayers and supplications with (T)loud crying and tears to the One (U)able to save Him from death, and He was heard because of His (V)piety.

 8Although He was (W)a Son, He learned (X)obedience from the things which He suffered.

 9And having been made (Y)perfect, He became to all those who obey Him the source of eternal salvation,

 10being designated by God as (Z)a high priest according to (AA)the order of Melchizedek.

 11Concerning [a]him we have much to say, and it is hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing.

 12For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you have need again for someone to teach you (AB)the (AC)elementary principles of the (AD)oracles of God, and you have come to need (AE)milk and not solid food.

 13For everyone who partakes only of milk is not accustomed to the word of righteousness, for he is an (AF)infant.

 14But solid food is for (AG)the mature, who because of practice have their senses (AH)trained to (AI)discern good and evil.


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