Jesus feeding a crowd with 5 loaves of bread and two fish
Bernardo Strozzi
early 1600s
Unknown location
Public Domain

The Sunday Lessons

The Collect

Lord of all power and might, who art the author and giver of all good things: Graft in our hearts the love of thy name, increase in us true religion, nourish us with all goodness, and of thy great mercy keep us in the same; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle – Romans 6:19-end

I SPEAK after the manner of men, because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness, and to iniquity, unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness, unto holiness. For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness. What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death. But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. For the wages of sin is death: but the gift of God is eternal life, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The Psalm – Psalm 33

The Gospel – Mark 8:1-9

IN those days the multitude being very great, and having nothing to eat, Jesus called his disciples unto him, and saith unto them, I have compassion on the multitude, because they have now been with me three days, and have nothing to eat: and if I send them away fasting to their own houses, they will faint by the way; for divers of them came from far. And his disciples answered him, From whence can a man satisfy these men with bread here in the wilderness? And he asked them, How many loaves have ye? And they said, Seven. And he commanded the people to sit down on the ground. And he took the seven loaves, and gave thanks, and brake, and gave to his disciples to set before them; and they did set them before the people. And they had a few small fishes; and he blessed, and commanded to set them also before them. So they did eat, and were filled: and they took up of the broken meat that was left seven baskets. And they that had eaten were about four thousand. And he sent them away.

The Daily Lessons for the Week

DateAM PsalmsPM PsalmsO.T. and Holy DaysWeekdayNT, Holy Days, etc.
26-JulPs 129 Ps 130Job 37 7th Sunday after TrinityRom 6:19-23; Ps 33; Mark 8:1-9
27-JulPs 131 & Ps 132 Ps 133 & Ps 134Job 38 & Job 39 MondayActs 6 
28-JulPs 135 Ps 136Job 40 TuesdayActs 7 
29-JulPs 137 Ps 138 Job 41 & Job 42 WednesdayActs 8 
30-JulPs 139 Ps 140 Song 1 & Song 2ThursdayActs 9 
31-JulPs 141 Ps 142 Song 3 & Song 4FridayActs 10 
1-AugPs 143 Ps 144 Song 5 & Song 6SaturdayActs 11 

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