June 23rd, 2019

Trinity 1


Explanation of the Week

When the beggar Lazarus died, he was carried by the angels to Abraham's bosom. For he was truly Abraham's seed. He believed in the Lord, and the Lord "accounted it to him for righteousness" (Gen 15:1-6). The name Lazarus means "God is my help." The unnamed rich man, on the other hand, did not love and trust in God. For he evidently cared little for the beggar at his gate. And "he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen?" (1 John 4:16-21). He who loved and trusted in possessions and prestige died and was in torments in Hades (Luke 16:19-31). Repentance and faith are worked only through Moses and the prophetsÑthat is, the Word of God, for it points us to Christ. Through His death and resurrection, we are brought to the comfort of life everlasting.

Introit

Antiphon:
O Lord, I have trusted in Your | mercy;*
     my heart shall rejoice in Your sal- | vation.
I will sing | to the LORD,*
     because He has dealt bountiful- | ly with me. (Psalm 13:5-6)

Psalm:How long, O LORD? Will You forget me for- | ever?*
     How long will You hide Your | face from me?
How long shall I take counsel | in my soul,*
     how long will my enemy be exalted | over me?
consider and hear me, O | LORD my God;*
     enlighten my eyes, lest I sleep the | sleep of death;
lest my enemy say, "I have prevailed a- | gainst him";*
     lest those who trouble me rejoice when | I am moved. (Psalm 13:1-4)

Collect (LSB)

O God, the Strength of all who trust in You, mercifully accept our prayers; and because through the weakness of our mortal nature we can do no good thing, grant us Your grace to keep Your commandments that we may please You in both will and deed; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Collect (TLH)

O God, the strength of all them that put their trust in Thee, mercifully accept our prayers; and because through the weakness of our mortal nature we can do no good thing without Thee, grant us the help of Thy grace that in keeping Thy commandments we may please Thee both in will and deed; 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 sperantium fortitudo, adesto propitius invocationibus nostris, ut quia sine te nihil potest mortalis infirmitas, praesta auxilium gratiae tuae, ut in exequendis mandatis tuis, et voluntate tibi et actione placeamus. 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): Gen. 15:1-6

 1After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.

 2And Abram said, LORD God, what wilt thou give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of Damascus?

 3And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no seed: and, lo, one born in my house is mine heir.

 4And, behold, the word of the LORD came unto him, saying, This shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir.

 5And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be.

 6And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness.


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Old Testament: Jer. 9:23-24

 23Thus saith the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches:

 24But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the LORD.


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Gradual

I said, “LORD, be merci - / ful to me;*
     heal my soul, for I have sinned a- / gainst You.”
Blessed is he who consi- / ders the poor;*
     the LORD will deliver him in time of / trouble. (Ps. 41:4, 1)

Epistle: 1 John 4:16-21

 16And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.

 17Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.

 18There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.

 19We love him, because he first loved us.

 20If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?

 21And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.


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Verse

Alle- / luia.*
     Alle- / luia.
O LORD my God, in You I / put my trust;*
     save me from all those who persecute me, and deliver me. Alle- / luia. (Psalm 7:1)

Gospel: Luke 16:19-31

 19There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day:

 20And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores,

 21And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.

 22And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;

 23And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.

 24And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.

 25But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.

 26And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.

 27Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father's house:

 28For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment.

 29Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.

 30And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent.

 31And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.


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Offertory

Give heed to the voice of my cry, My King and my God, For to You I will pray. (Psalm 5)

Matins Psalm(s): Ps. 119:1-8

 1Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD.

 2Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart.

 3They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways.

 4Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently.

 5O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes!

 6Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy commandments.

 7I will praise thee with uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned thy righteous judgments.

 8I will keep thy statutes: O forsake me not utterly.


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First Reading: Prov. 27:1-24

 1Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.

 2Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips.

 3A stone is heavy, and the sand weighty; but a fool's wrath is heavier than them both.

 4Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is able to stand before envy?

 5Open rebuke is better than secret love.

 6Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.

 7The full soul loatheth an honeycomb; but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.

 8As a bird that wandereth from her nest, so is a man that wandereth from his place.

 9Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so doth the sweetness of a man's friend by hearty counsel.

 10Thine own friend, and thy father's friend, forsake not; neither go into thy brother's house in the day of thy calamity: for better is a neighbour that is near than a brother far off.

 11My son, be wise, and make my heart glad, that I may answer him that reproacheth me.

 12A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself; but the simple pass on, and are punished.

 13Take his garment that is surety for a stranger, and take a pledge of him for a strange woman.

 14He that blesseth his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, it shall be counted a curse to him.

 15A continual dropping in a very rainy day and a contentious woman are alike.

 16Whosoever hideth her hideth the wind, and the ointment of his right hand, which bewrayeth itself.

 17Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.

 18Whoso keepeth the fig tree shall eat the fruit thereof: so he that waiteth on his master shall be honoured.

 19As in water face answereth to face, so the heart of man to man.

 20Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.

 21As the fining pot for silver, and the furnace for gold; so is a man to his praise.

 22Though thou shouldest bray a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, yet will not his foolishness depart from him.

 23Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds.

 24For riches are not for ever: and doth the crown endure to every generation?


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Vespers Psalm(s): Ps. 34

 1I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.

 2My soul shall make her boast in the LORD: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad.

 3O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together.

 4I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.

 5They looked unto him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed.

 6This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.

 7The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.

 8O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.

 9O fear the LORD, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him.

 10The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall not want any good thing.

 11Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the LORD.

 12What man is he that desireth life, and loveth many days, that he may see good?

 13Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.

 14Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.

 15The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry.

 16The face of the LORD is against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.

 17The righteous cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.

 18The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.

 19Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all.

 20He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken.

 21Evil shall slay the wicked: and they that hate the righteous shall be desolate.

 22The LORD redeemeth the soul of his servants: and none of them that trust in him shall be desolate.


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Second Reading: John 20:1-18

 1The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre.

 2Then she runneth, and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and saith unto them, They have taken away the LORD out of the sepulchre, and we know not where they have laid him.

 3Peter therefore went forth, and that other disciple, and came to the sepulchre.

 4So they ran both together: and the other disciple did outrun Peter, and came first to the sepulchre.

 5And he stooping down, and looking in, saw the linen clothes lying; yet went he not in.

 6Then cometh Simon Peter following him, and went into the sepulchre, and seeth the linen clothes lie,

 7And the napkin, that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself.

 8Then went in also that other disciple, which came first to the sepulchre, and he saw, and believed.

 9For as yet they knew not the scripture, that he must rise again from the dead.

 10Then the disciples went away again unto their own home.

 11But Mary stood without at the sepulchre weeping: and as she wept, she stooped down, and looked into the sepulchre,

 12And seeth two angels in white sitting, the one at the head, and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain.

 13And they say unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? She saith unto them, Because they have taken away my LORD, and I know not where they have laid him.

 14And when she had thus said, she turned herself back, and saw Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus.

 15Jesus saith unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? whom seekest thou? She, supposing him to be the gardener, saith unto him, Sir, if thou have borne him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away.

 16Jesus saith unto her, Mary. She turned herself, and saith unto him, Rabboni; which is to say, Master.

 17Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.

 18Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples that she had seen the LORD, and that he had spoken these things unto her.


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