The Pharisee and the Publican
John Everett Millais
1864
Tate Britain, Westminster, London, UK
Public Domain

The Sunday Lessons

The Collect

O God, who declarest thy almighty power most chiefly in shewing mercy and pity: Mercifully grant unto us such a measure of thy grace, that we, running the way of thy commandments, may obtain thy gracious promises, and be made partakers of thy heavenly treasure; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle – 1 Corinthians 15:1-11

BRETHREN, I declare unto you the Gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand: by which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all, that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins, according to the Scriptures; and that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day, according to the Scriptures; and that he was seen of Cephas; then of the twelve: after that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep: after that, he was seen of James; then of all the Apostles: and last of all, he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. For I am the least of the Apostles, that am not meet to be called an Apostle, because I persecuted the Church of God. But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all; yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me. Therefore whether it were I or they, so we preach, and so ye believed.

The Psalm – Psalm 50

The Gospel – Luke 18:9-14

JESUS spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a Publican. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this Publican: I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess. And the Publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner. I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

The Daily Lessons for the Week

DateAM PsalmsPM PsalmsO.T. and Holy DaysWeekdayNT, Holy Days, etc.
23-AugPs 37 Ps 38Isa 29 11th Sunday after Trinity1 Cor 15:1-11; Ps 50; Luke 18:9-14
24-Aug : Saint BartholomewPs 39 Ps 40 Acts 5:12-16: Ps 91; Luke 22:24-30MondayEccl 2
25-AugPs 41Pss 42 & 43Isa 30 TuesdayEccl 3
26-AugPs 44Ps 45 Isa 31 WednesdayEccl 4
27-AugPs 46 Ps 47 Isa 32 & Isa 33 ThursdayEccl 5
28-AugPs 48 Ps 49 Isa 34 FridayEccl 6
29-Aug : Beheading of John the BaptistPs 50 Ps 51 Rev 6:9-11; Ps 23; Mark 6:14-29SaturdayEccl 7

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