May 19th, 2019

Cantate (Easter 5)


Explanation of the Week

Though Jesus has departed from us visibly to the right hand of the Father who sent Him, yet this is to our advantage. For Jesus-who is Lord over all creation, who intercedes for us before the Father, who is preparing a place for us in heaven-has sent the Helper, the Spirit of Truth. (Jn 16:5-15) "Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above and comes down from the Father of lights" through Christ. (James 1:16-21) The Holy Spirit helps us by taking of what is Christ's and declaring it to us. In the Word of truth the Spirit works repentance and delivers to us the forgiveness of sins, the righteousness of Christ, and victory over the devil. For the ruler of this world is judged and defeated by the cross. Through the ministry of the Holy Spirit we have been brought forth to new life in Him who is the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. Confident of our resurrection with Christ we confess, "Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid." (Is 12:1-6)

Introit

Antiphon:
Oh, sing to the LORD a new song! Alle- | luia!*
     His righteousness He has revealed in the sight of the nations. Alle- | luia (Psalm 98:1-2)

Psalm:
His right hand and His | holy arm*
     have gained Him the | victory.
He has remembered His | mercy*
     and His faithfulness to the house of | Israel.
All the ends | of the earth*
     have seen the salvation | of our God.
Shout joyfully to the LORD, | all the earth;*
     break forth in song, rejoice, and sing | praises. (Psalm 98:1, 3-4)

Collect (LSB)

O God, You make the minds of Your faithful to be of one will. Grant that we may love what You have commanded and desire what You promise, that among the many changes of this world our hearts may be fixed where true joys are found; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Collect (TLH)

O God, who makest the minds of the faithful to be of one will, grant unto Thy people that they may love what Thou commandest and desire what Thou dost promise, that among the manifold changes of this world our hearts may there be fixed where true joys are to be found; through Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

Collecta Latina

Deus qui fidelium mentes unius efficis voluntatis, da populis tuis id amare quod praecipis, id desiderare quod promittis, ut inter mundanas varietates, ibi nostra fixa sint corda, ubi vera sunt gaudia. Per Dominum nostrum Jesum Christum filium tuum, qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus sancti Deus. Per omnia secula seculorum, Amen.

Old Testament (LSB): Isaiah 12:1-6


 1And in that day thou shalt say, O LORD, I will praise thee: though thou wast angry with me, thine anger is turned away, and thou comfortedst me.

 2Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation.

 3Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation.

 4And in that day shall ye say, Praise the LORD, call upon his name, declare his doings among the people, make mention that his name is exalted.

 5Sing unto the LORD; for he hath done excellent things: this is known in all the earth.

 6Cry out and shout, thou inhabitant of Zion: for great is the Holy One of Israel in the midst of thee.



Old Testament: Isaiah 12:1-6


 1And in that day thou shalt say, O LORD, I will praise thee: though thou wast angry with me, thine anger is turned away, and thou comfortedst me.

 2Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation.

 3Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation.

 4And in that day shall ye say, Praise the LORD, call upon his name, declare his doings among the people, make mention that his name is exalted.

 5Sing unto the LORD; for he hath done excellent things: this is known in all the earth.

 6Cry out and shout, thou inhabitant of Zion: for great is the Holy One of Israel in the midst of thee.



Epistle: Jas. 1:16-21


 16Do not err, my beloved brethren.

 17Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

 18Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.

 19Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:

 20For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.

 21Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.



Verse

Alle- | luia.*
     Alle- | luia.
The right hand of the LORD is | exalted;*
     the right hand of the LORD does valiantly. Alle- | luia.
Christ, having been raised from the dead, | dies no more.*
     Death no longer has dominion over Him. Alle- | luia. (Psalm 118:16, Romans 6:9)

Gospel: John 16:5-15


 5But now I go my way to him that sent me; and none of you asketh me, Whither goest thou?

 6But because I have said these things unto you, sorrow hath filled your heart.

 7Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.

 8And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:

 9Of sin, because they believe not on me;

 10Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more;

 11Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.

 12I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now.

 13Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.

 14He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.

 15All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you.



Offertory

Make a joyful shout to God, all the earth! Sing out the honor of His name; Come and hear, all you who fear God, and I will declare what He has done for my soul, Alleluia. (Psalm 66)

Matins Psalm(s): Ps. 82


 1God standeth in the congregation of the mighty; he judgeth among the gods.

 2How long will ye judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah.

 3Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy.

 4Deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of the hand of the wicked.

 5They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course.

 6I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.

 7But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.

 8Arise, O God, judge the earth: for thou shalt inherit all nations.



First Reading: Lev. 20:1-16; Lev. 20:22-27


 1And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

 2Again, thou shalt say to the children of Israel, Whosoever he be of the children of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn in Israel, that giveth any of his seed unto Molech; he shall surely be put to death: the people of the land shall stone him with stones.

 3And I will set my face against that man, and will cut him off from among his people; because he hath given of his seed unto Molech, to defile my sanctuary, and to profane my holy name.

 4And if the people of the land do any ways hide their eyes from the man, when he giveth of his seed unto Molech, and kill him not:

 5Then I will set my face against that man, and against his family, and will cut him off, and all that go a whoring after him, to commit whoredom with Molech, from among their people.

 6And the soul that turneth after such as have familiar spirits, and after wizards, to go a whoring after them, I will even set my face against that soul, and will cut him off from among his people.

 7Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be ye holy: for I am the LORD your God.

 8And ye shall keep my statutes, and do them: I am the LORD which sanctify you.

 9For every one that curseth his father or his mother shall be surely put to death: he hath cursed his father or his mother; his blood shall be upon him.

 10And the man that committeth adultery with another man's wife, even he that committeth adultery with his neighbour's wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death.

 11And the man that lieth with his father's wife hath uncovered his father's nakedness: both of them shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.

 12And if a man lie with his daughter in law, both of them shall surely be put to death: they have wrought confusion; their blood shall be upon them.

 13If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.

 14And if a man take a wife and her mother, it is wickedness: they shall be burnt with fire, both he and they; that there be no wickedness among you.

 15And if a man lie with a beast, he shall surely be put to death: and ye shall slay the beast.

 16And if a woman approach unto any beast, and lie down thereto, thou shalt kill the woman, and the beast: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.





 22Ye shall therefore keep all my statutes, and all my judgments, and do them: that the land, whither I bring you to dwell therein, spue you not out.

 23And ye shall not walk in the manners of the nation, which I cast out before you: for they committed all these things, and therefore I abhorred them.

 24But I have said unto you, Ye shall inherit their land, and I will give it unto you to possess it, a land that floweth with milk and honey: I am the LORD your God, which have separated you from other people.

 25Ye shall therefore put difference between clean beasts and unclean, and between unclean fowls and clean: and ye shall not make your souls abominable by beast, or by fowl, or by any manner of living thing that creepeth on the ground, which I have separated from you as unclean.

 26And ye shall be holy unto me: for I the LORD am holy, and have severed you from other people, that ye should be mine.

 27A man also or woman that hath a familiar spirit, or that is a wizard, shall surely be put to death: they shall stone them with stones: their blood shall be upon them.



Vespers Psalm(s): Ps. 126


 1When the LORD turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream.

 2Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, The LORD hath done great things for them.

 3The LORD hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad.

 4Turn again our captivity, O LORD, as the streams in the south.

 5They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.

 6He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.



Second Reading: Lk. 11:37-54


 37And as he spake, a certain Pharisee besought him to dine with him: and he went in, and sat down to meat.

 38And when the Pharisee saw it, he marvelled that he had not first washed before dinner.

 39And the Lord said unto him, Now do ye Pharisees make clean the outside of the cup and the platter; but your inward part is full of ravening and wickedness.

 40Ye fools, did not he that made that which is without make that which is within also?

 41But rather give alms of such things as ye have; and, behold, all things are clean unto you.

 42But woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs, and pass over judgment and the love of God: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.

 43Woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye love the uppermost seats in the synagogues, and greetings in the markets.

 44Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are as graves which appear not, and the men that walk over them are not aware of them.

 45Then answered one of the lawyers, and said unto him, Master, thus saying thou reproachest us also.

 46And he said, Woe unto you also, ye lawyers! for ye lade men with burdens grievous to be borne, and ye yourselves touch not the burdens with one of your fingers.

 47Woe unto you! for ye build the sepulchres of the prophets, and your fathers killed them.

 48Truly ye bear witness that ye allow the deeds of your fathers: for they indeed killed them, and ye build their sepulchres.

 49Therefore also said the wisdom of God, I will send them prophets and apostles, and some of them they shall slay and persecute:

 50That the blood of all the prophets, which was shed from the foundation of the world, may be required of this generation;

 51From the blood of Abel unto the blood of Zacharias which perished between the altar and the temple: verily I say unto you, It shall be required of this generation.

 52Woe unto you, lawyers! for ye have taken away the key of knowledge: ye entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye hindered.

 53And as he said these things unto them, the scribes and the Pharisees began to urge him vehemently, and to provoke him to speak of many things:

 54Laying wait for him, and seeking to catch something out of his mouth, that they might accuse him.



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