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

Abram Promised a Son

 1After these things (A)the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision, saying,
         "(B)Do not fear, Abram,
         I am (C)a shield to you;
         Your (D)reward shall be very great."

 2Abram said, "O Lord GOD, what will You give me, since I am childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?"

 3And Abram said, "Since You have given no offspring to me, one (E)born in my house is my heir."

 4Then behold, the word of the LORD came to him, saying, "This man will not be your heir; (F)but one who will come forth from your own body, he shall be your heir."

 5And He took him outside and said, "Now look toward the heavens, and (G)count the stars, if you are able to count them " And He said to him, "(H)So shall your descendants be."

 6(I)Then he believed in the LORD; and He reckoned it to him as righteousness.

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Old Testament: Jer. 9:23-24

 23Thus says the LORD, "(A)Let not a wise man boast of his wisdom, and let not the (B)mighty man boast of his might, let not a (C)rich man boast of his riches;

 24but let him who boasts (D)boast of this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the LORD who (E)exercises lovingkindness, justice and righteousness on earth; for I (F)delight in these things," declares 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

 16(A)We have come to know and have believed the love which God has (B)for us (C)God is love, and the one who (D)abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.

 17By this, (E)love is perfected with us, so that we may have (F)confidence in (G)the day of judgment; because (H)as He is, so also are we in this world.

 18There is no fear in love; but (I)perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not (J)perfected in love.

 19(K)We love, because He first loved us.

 20(L)If someone says, "I love God," and (M)hates his brother, he is a (N)liar; for (O)the one who does not love his brother whom he has seen, (P)cannot love God whom he has not seen.

 21And (Q)this commandment we have from Him, that the one who loves God (R)should 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

The Rich Man and Lazarus

 19"Now there was a rich man, and he habitually dressed in purple and fine linen, joyously living in splendor every day.

 20"And a poor man named Lazarus (A)was laid at his gate, covered with sores,

 21and longing to be fed with the crumbs which were falling from the rich man's table; besides, even the dogs were coming and licking his sores.

 22"Now the poor man died and was carried away by the angels to (B)Abraham's bosom; and the rich man also died and was buried.

 23"In (C)Hades he lifted up his eyes, being in torment, and saw Abraham far away and Lazarus in his bosom.

 24"And he cried out and said, '(D)Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus so that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool off my tongue, for I am in agony in (E)this flame.'

 25"But Abraham said, 'Child, remember that (F)during your life you received your good things, and likewise Lazarus bad things; but now he is being comforted here, and you are in agony.

 26'And besides all this, between us and you there is a great chasm fixed, so that those who wish to come over from here to you will not be able, and that none may cross over from there to us.'

 27"And he said, 'Then I beg you, father, that you send him to my father's house--

 28for I have five brothers--in order that he may (G)warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.'

 29"But Abraham said, 'They have (H)Moses and the Prophets; let them hear them.'

 30"But he said, 'No, (I)father Abraham, but if someone goes to them from the dead, they will repent!'

 31"But he said to him, 'If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be persuaded even if someone rises 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

Meditations and Prayers Relating to the Law of God.

A Aleph.

    1How blessed are those whose way is [a](A)blameless,
         Who (B)walk in the law of the LORD.
    2How blessed are those who (C)observe His testimonies,
         Who (D)seek Him (E)with all their heart.
    3They also (F)do no unrighteousness;
         They walk in His ways.
    4You have (G)ordained Your precepts,
         That we should keep them diligently.
    5Oh that my (H)ways may be established
         To (I)keep Your statutes!
    6Then I (J)shall not be ashamed
         When I look upon all Your commandments.
    7I shall (K)give thanks to You with uprightness of heart,
         When I learn Your righteous judgments.
    8I shall keep Your statutes;
         Do not (L)forsake me utterly!

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First Reading: Prov. 27:1-24

Warnings and Instructions

    1(A)Do not boast about tomorrow,
         For you (B)do not know what a day may bring forth.
    2Let (C)another praise you, and not your own mouth;
         A stranger, and not your own lips.
    3A stone is heavy and the sand weighty,
         But the provocation of a fool is heavier than both of them.
    4Wrath is fierce and anger is a flood,
         But (D)who can stand before jealousy?
    5Better is (E)open rebuke
         Than love that is concealed.
    6Faithful are the (F)wounds of a friend,
         But deceitful are the (G)kisses of an enemy.
    7A sated man loathes honey,
         But to a famished man any bitter thing is sweet.
    8Like a (H)bird that wanders from her nest,
         So is a man who (I)wanders from his home.
    9(J)Oil and perfume make the heart glad,
         So a man's counsel is sweet to his friend.
    10Do not forsake your own (K)friend or (L)your father's friend,
         And do not go to your brother's house in the day of your calamity;
         Better is a neighbor who is near than a brother far away.
    11(M)Be wise, my son, and make my heart glad,
         That I may (N)reply to him who reproaches me.
    12A prudent man sees evil and hides himself,
         The naive proceed and pay the penalty.
    13(O)Take his garment when he becomes surety for a stranger;
         And for an adulterous woman hold him in pledge.
    14(P)He who blesses his friend with a loud voice early in the morning,
         It will be reckoned a curse to him.
    15A (Q)constant dripping on a day of steady rain
         And a contentious woman are alike;
    16He who would restrain her restrains the wind,
         And grasps oil with his right hand.
    17Iron sharpens iron,
         So one man sharpens another.
    18He who tends the (R)fig tree will eat its fruit,
         And he who (S)cares for his master will be honored.
    19As in water face reflects face,
         So the heart of man reflects man.
    20(T)Sheol and Abaddon are (U)never satisfied,
         Nor are the (V)eyes of man ever satisfied.
    21The (W)crucible is for silver and the furnace for gold,
         And each (X)is tested by the praise accorded him.
    22Though you (Y)pound a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with crushed grain,
         Yet his foolishness will not depart from him.
    23(Z)Know well the condition of your flocks,
         And pay attention to your herds;
    24For riches are not forever,
         Nor does a (AA)crown endure to all generations.

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Vespers Psalm(s): Ps. 34

The LORD, a Provider and Deliverer.

A Psalm of David when he feigned madness before Abimelech, who drove him away and he departed.

    1I will (A)bless the LORD at all times;
         His (B)praise shall continually be in my mouth.
    2My soul will (C)make its boast in the LORD;
         The (D)humble will hear it and rejoice.
    3O (E)magnify the LORD with me,
         And let us (F)exalt His name together.
    4I (G)sought the LORD, and He answered me,
         And (H)delivered me from all my fears.
    5They (I)looked to Him and were radiant,
         And their faces will (J)never be ashamed.
    6This poor man cried, and (K)the LORD heard him
         And saved him out of all his troubles.
    7The (L)angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear Him,
         And rescues them.
    8O (M)taste and see that the LORD is good;
         How (N)blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!
    9O fear the LORD, you (O)His saints;
         For to those who fear Him there is (P)no want.
    10The young lions do lack and suffer hunger;
         But they who seek the LORD shall (Q)not be in want of any good thing.
    11(R)Come, you children, listen to me;
         (S)I will teach you (T)the fear of the LORD.
    12(U)Who is the man who desires life
         And loves length of days that he may (V)see good?
    13Keep (W)your tongue from evil
         And your lips from speaking (X)deceit.
    14(Y)Depart from evil and do good;
         Seek peace and (Z)pursue it.
    15The (AA)eyes of the LORD are toward the righteous
         And His ears are open to their cry.
    16The (AB)face of the LORD is against evildoers,
         To (AC)cut off the memory of them from the earth.
    17The righteous (AD)cry, and the LORD hears
         And delivers them out of all their troubles.
    18The LORD (AE)is near to the (AF)brokenhearted
         And saves those who are [a](AG)crushed in spirit.
    19(AH)Many are the (AI)afflictions of the righteous,
         But the LORD (AJ)delivers him out of them all.
    20He keeps all his bones,
         (AK)Not one of them is broken.
    21(AL)Evil shall slay the wicked,
         And those who hate the righteous will be condemned.
    22The LORD (AM)redeems the soul of His servants,
         And none of those who (AN)take refuge in Him will be condemned.

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Second Reading: John 20:1-18

The Empty Tomb

 1(A)Now on the first day of the week (B)Mary Magdalene came early to the tomb, while it was still dark, and saw (C)the stone already taken away from the tomb.

 2So she ran and came to Simon Peter and to the other (D)disciple whom Jesus loved, and said to them, "(E)They have taken away the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid Him."

 3(F)So Peter and the other disciple went forth, and they were going to the tomb.

 4The two were running together; and the other disciple ran ahead faster than Peter and came to the tomb first;

 5and (G)stooping and looking in, he saw the (H)linen wrappings lying there; but he did not go in.

 6And so Simon Peter also came, following him, and entered the tomb; and he saw the linen wrappings lying there,

 7and (I)the face-cloth which had been on His head, not lying with the (J)linen wrappings, but rolled up in a place by itself.

 8So the other disciple who (K)had first come to the tomb then also entered, and he saw and believed.

 9For as yet (L)they did not understand the Scripture, (M)that He must rise again from the dead.

 10So the disciples went away again (N)to their own homes.

 11(O)But Mary was standing outside the tomb weeping; and so, as she wept, she (P)stooped and looked into the tomb;

 12and she saw (Q)two angels in white sitting, one at the head and one at the feet, where the body of Jesus had been lying.

 13And they said to her, "(R)Woman, why are you weeping?" She said to them, "Because (S)they have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid Him."

 14When she had said this, she turned around and (T)saw Jesus standing there, and (U)did not know that it was Jesus.

 15Jesus said to her, "(V)Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?" Supposing Him to be the gardener, she said to Him, "Sir, if you have carried Him away, tell me where you have laid Him, and I will take Him away."

 16Jesus said to her, "Mary!" She turned and said to Him (W)in Hebrew, "(X)Rabboni!" (which means, Teacher).

 17Jesus said to her, "Stop clinging to Me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to (Y)My brethren and say to them, 'I (Z)ascend to My Father and your Father, and My God and your God.'"

 18(AA)Mary Magdalene came, (AB)announcing to the disciples, "I have seen the Lord," and that He had said these things to her.

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