June 2nd, 2019

Exaudi (Sunday after the Ascension)


Explanation of the Week

The Spirit of truth testifies of Jesus, who is the Truth. But the world does not receive the Truth. It loves its own and hates those who are of the Truth. Just as Jesus was scorned, so is His church. "The time is coming that whoever kills you will think that he offers God service." (Jn 15:26Ñ16:4) Yet it is by Jesus' suffering and death that we are saved. Therefore we rejoice to share in His sufferings, that we may also share in His resurrection glory. (1 Pet 4:7-14) Through the ministry of the Spirit of truth, we are cleansed from the deceit of our idols and given a new heart and a new spirit, the heart and Spirit of Christ. (Ezek 36:22-28) He is now at work in us to have fervent, self-giving love for one another, love which covers a multitude of sins, "that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belong the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen."

Introit

Antiphon:
Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice! Alle- | luia.*
     Your face, LORD, I will seek. Do not hide Your face from me. Alle- | luia. (Psalm 27:7-9)

Psalm:
The LORD is my light and my sal- | vation;*
     whom | shall I fear?
The LORD is the strength | of my life;*
     of whom shall I | be afraid?
Teach me Your | way, O LORD,*
     do not deliver me to the will of my adver- | saries;
for false witnesses have risen a- | gainst me,*
     and such as breathe out | violence. (Psalm 27:1, 11-12)

Collect (LSB)

O King of glory, Lord of hosts, uplifted in triumph far above all heavens, leave us not without consolation but send us the Spirit of truth whom You promised from the Father; for You live and reign with Him and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Collect (TLH)

Almighty, everlasting God, make us to have a devout will toward Thee and to serve Thy Majesty with a pure heart; 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

Omnipotens sempiterne Deus, fac nos tibi semper et devotam gerere voluntatem, et majestati tuae sincero corde servire. 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): Ezk. 36:22-28

 22Therefore say unto the house of Israel, thus saith the Lord GOD; I do not this for your sakes, O house of Israel, but for mine holy name's sake, which ye have profaned among the heathen, whither ye went.

 23And I will sanctify my great name, which was profaned among the heathen, which ye have profaned in the midst of them; and the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, saith the Lord GOD, when I shall be sanctified in you before their eyes.

 24For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land.

 25Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you.

 26A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.

 27And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.

 28And ye shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; and ye shall be my people, and I will be your God.


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Old Testament: Ezek. 36:25-27

 25Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you.

 26A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.

 27And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.


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Epistle: 1 Pet. 4:7-11

 7But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.

 8And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.

 9Use hospitality one to another without grudging.

 10As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.

 11If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.


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Verse

Alle- | luia.*
     Alle- | luia.
God reigns over the | nations;*
     God sits on His holy throne. Alle- | luia.
I will not leave you orphans; I am going away and coming | back to you;*
     and your heart will rejoice. Alle- | luia. (Psalm 47:8, John 14:18, 28, 16:22)

Gospel: John 15:26-16:4

 26But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:

 27And ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning.

 1These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended.

 2They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.

 3And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me.

 4But these things have I told you, that when the time shall come, ye may remember that I told you of them. And these things I said not unto you at the beginning, because I was with you.


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Offertory

God has gone up with a shout, The LORD with the sound of a trumpet. (Psalm 47)

Matins Psalm(s): Ps. 93

 1The LORD reigneth, he is clothed with majesty; the LORD is clothed with strength, wherewith he hath girded himself: the world also is stablished, that it cannot be moved.

 2Thy throne is established of old: thou art from everlasting.

 3The floods have lifted up, O LORD, the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their waves.

 4The LORD on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, yea, than the mighty waves of the sea.

 5Thy testimonies are very sure: holiness becometh thine house, O LORD, for ever.


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First Reading: Num. 14:1-25

 1And all the congregation lifted up their voice, and cried; and the people wept that night.

 2And all the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron: and the whole congregation said unto them, Would God that we had died in the land of Egypt! or would God we had died in this wilderness!

 3And wherefore hath the LORD brought us unto this land, to fall by the sword, that our wives and our children should be a prey? were it not better for us to return into Egypt?

 4And they said one to another, Let us make a captain, and let us return into Egypt.

 5Then Moses and Aaron fell on their faces before all the assembly of the congregation of the children of Israel.

 6And Joshua the son of Nun, and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, which were of them that searched the land, rent their clothes:

 7And they spake unto all the company of the children of Israel, saying, The land, which we passed through to search it, is an exceeding good land.

 8If the LORD delight in us, then he will bring us into this land, and give it us; a land which floweth with milk and honey.

 9Only rebel not ye against the LORD, neither fear ye the people of the land; for they are bread for us: their defence is departed from them, and the LORD is with us: fear them not.

 10But all the congregation bade stone them with stones. And the glory of the LORD appeared in the tabernacle of the congregation before all the children of Israel.

 11And the LORD said unto Moses, How long will this people provoke me? and how long will it be ere they believe me, for all the signs which I have shewed among them?

 12I will smite them with the pestilence, and disinherit them, and will make of thee a greater nation and mightier than they.

 13And Moses said unto the LORD, Then the Egyptians shall hear it, (for thou broughtest up this people in thy might from among them;)

 14And they will tell it to the inhabitants of this land: for they have heard that thou LORD art among this people, that thou LORD art seen face to face, and that thy cloud standeth over them, and that thou goest before them, by day time in a pillar of a cloud, and in a pillar of fire by night.

 15Now if thou shalt kill all this people as one man, then the nations which have heard the fame of thee will speak, saying,

 16Because the LORD was not able to bring this people into the land which he sware unto them, therefore he hath slain them in the wilderness.

 17And now, I beseech thee, let the power of my lord be great, according as thou hast spoken, saying,

 18The LORD is longsuffering, and of great mercy, forgiving iniquity and transgression, and by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation.

 19Pardon, I beseech thee, the iniquity of this people according unto the greatness of thy mercy, and as thou hast forgiven this people, from Egypt even until now.

 20And the LORD said, I have pardoned according to thy word:

 21But as truly as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the LORD.

 22Because all those men which have seen my glory, and my miracles, which I did in Egypt and in the wilderness, and have tempted me now these ten times, and have not hearkened to my voice;

 23Surely they shall not see the land which I sware unto their fathers, neither shall any of them that provoked me see it:

 24But my servant Caleb, because he had another spirit with him, and hath followed me fully, him will I bring into the land whereinto he went; and his seed shall possess it.

 25(Now the Amalekites and the Canaanites dwelt in the valley.) Tomorrow turn you, and get you into the wilderness by the way of the Red sea.


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Vespers Psalm(s): Ps. 97

 1The LORD reigneth; let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of isles be glad thereof.

 2Clouds and darkness are round about him: righteousness and judgment are the habitation of his throne.

 3A fire goeth before him, and burneth up his enemies round about.

 4His lightnings enlightened the world: the earth saw, and trembled.

 5The hills melted like wax at the presence of the LORD, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.

 6The heavens declare his righteousness, and all the people see his glory.

 7Confounded be all they that serve graven images, that boast themselves of idols: worship him, all ye gods.

 8Zion heard, and was glad; and the daughters of Judah rejoiced because of thy judgments, O LORD.

 9For thou, LORD, art high above all the earth: thou art exalted far above all gods.

 10Ye that love the LORD, hate evil: he preserveth the souls of his saints; he delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked.

 11Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.

 12Rejoice in the LORD, ye righteous; and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.


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Second Reading: Lk. 18:18-34

 18And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?

 19And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is good, save one, that is, God.

 20Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honour thy father and thy mother.

 21And he said, All these have I kept from my youth up.

 22Now when Jesus heard these things, he said unto him, Yet lackest thou one thing: sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me.

 23And when he heard this, he was very sorrowful: for he was very rich.

 24And when Jesus saw that he was very sorrowful, he said, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!

 25For it is easier for a camel to go through a needle's eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

 26And they that heard it said, Who then can be saved?

 27And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.

 28Then Peter said, Lo, we have left all, and followed thee.

 29And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or parents, or brethren, or wife, or children, for the kingdom of God's sake,

 30Who shall not receive manifold more in this present time, and in the world to come life everlasting.

 31Then he took unto him the twelve, and said unto them, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and all things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of man shall be accomplished.

 32For he shall be delivered unto the Gentiles, and shall be mocked, and spitefully entreated, and spitted on:

 33And they shall scourge him, and put him to death: and the third day he shall rise again.

 34And they understood none of these things: and this saying was hid from them, neither knew they the things which were spoken.


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