Jesus and the Woman of Canaan
Michael Angelo Immenraet
between 1673 and 1678
Unionskirche Idstein, Germany
Public Domain

The Sunday Lessons

The Collect

ALMIGHTY God, who seest that we have no power of ourselves to help ourselves; Keep us both outwardly in our bodies, and inwardly in our souls; that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle – 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8

WE beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would abound more and more. For ye know what commandments we gave you by the Lord Jesus. For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication: That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour; Not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles which know not God: That no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter: because that the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also have forewarned you and testified. For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness. He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not man, but God, who hath also given unto us his Holy Spirit.

The Psalm – Psalm 121

The Gospel – Matthew 15:21-28

JESUS went thence, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon. And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil. But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us. But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me. But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children’s bread, and to cast it to dogs. And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table. Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.

The Daily Lessons for the Week

DateAM PsalmsPM PsalmsO.T. and Holy DaysWeekdayNT, Holy Days, etc.
8-MarPs 143 Ps 144 Lam 12nd Sunday in Lent1 Thes 4:1-8; Ps 121; Matt 15:21-28
9-MarPs 145 Ps 146 Lam 2MondayEph 2
10-MarPs 147 Ps 148Lam 3TuesdayEph 3
11-MarPs 149Ps 150Lam 4WednesdayEph 4
12-MarPs 1Ps 2Lam 5ThursdayEph 5
13-MarPs 3Ps 4Dan 1 FridayEph 6
14-MarPs 5 Ps 6 Dan 2 SaturdayPhil 1

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