Parable of the Great Banquet
Brunswick Monogrammist
circa 1525
National Museum, Warsaw, Poland
Public Domain

The Sunday Lessons

The Collect

O Lord, who never failest to help and govern them who thou dost bring up in thy stedfast fear and love: Keep us, we beseech thee, under the protection of thy good providence, and make us to have a perpetual fear and love of thy holy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle – 1 John 3:13-end

MARVEL not, my brethren, if the world hate you. We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death. Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him. Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. But whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him; how dwelleth the love of God in him? My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed, and in truth. And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him. For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things. Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence towards God. And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight. And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment. And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him: and hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.

The Psalm – Psalm 34

The Gospel – Luke 14:16-24

A CERTAIN man made a great supper, and bade many; and sent his servant at supper-time to say to them that were bidden, Come, for all things are now ready. And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it; I pray thee have me excused. And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them; I pray thee have me excused. And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come. So that servant came and shewed his lord these things. Then the master of the house being angry said to his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind. And the servant said, Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room. And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the high-ways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled. For I say unto you, That none of those men which were bidden shall taste of my supper.

The Daily Lessons for the Week

DateAM PsalmsPM PsalmsO.T. and Holy DaysWeekdayNT, Holy Days, etc.
21-JunPs 58Ps 59 2 Chr 27 2nd Sunday after Trinity1 John 3:13-24; Ps 34; Luke 14:16-24
22-JunPs 60 Ps 61 2 Chr 28 Monday3 John 1 
23-JunPs 62 Ps 63 2 Chr 29 TuesdayLuke 1 
24-Jun : Saint John the BaptistPs 64Ps 65Isa 40:1-11; The Benedictus; Luke 1:57-80WednesdayLuke 2 
25-JunPs 66Ps 67 2 Chr 30 ThursdayLuke 3 
26-JunPs 68 Ps 69 2 Chr 31 FridayLuke 4 
27-JunPs 70 Ps 71 2 Chr 32 SaturdayLuke 5 

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