Jesus Healing a Deaf-mute
Bartholomeus Breenbergh
Louvre, Paris, France
Public Domain

The Sunday Lessons

The Collect

Almighty and everlasting God, who art always more ready to hear than we are to pray, and art wont to give more than either we desire or deserve: Pour down upon us the abundance of thy mercy; forgiving us those things whereof our conscience is afraid, and giving us those good things which we are not worthy to ask, but through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ, thy Son, our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle – 2 Corinthians 3:4-9

SUCH trust have we through Christ to Godward: not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God: who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life. But if the ministration of death written and engraven in stones was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance, which glory was to be done away; how shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather glorious? For if the ministration of condemnation be glory, much more doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory.

The Psalm – psalm 146

The Gospel – Mark 7:31-end

JESUS, departing from the coasts of Tyre and Sidon, came unto the sea of Galilee, through the midst of the coasts of Decapolis. And they bring unto him one that was deaf, and had an impediment in his speech; and they beseech him to put his hand upon him. And he took him aside from the multitude, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spit, and touched his tongue; and looking up to heaven, he sighed, and saith unto him, Ephphatha, that is, Be opened. And straightway his ears were opened, and the string of his tongue was loosed, and he spake plain. And he charged them that they should tell no man: but the more he charged them, so much the more a great deal they published it; and were beyond measure astonished, saying, He hath done all things well; he maketh both the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak.

The Daily Lessons for the Week

DateAM PsalmsPM PsalmsO.T. and Holy DaysWeekdayNT, Holy Days, etc.
30-AugPs 52 Ps 53 Isa 35 & Isa 36 12th Sunday after Trinity2 Cor 3:4-9; Ps 146; Mark 7:31-37
31-AugPs 54 Ps 55 Isa 37 MondayEccl 8
1-SepPs 56 Ps 57 Isa 38 TuesdayEccl 9
2-SepPs 58 Ps 59 Isa 39 WednesdayEccl 10
3-SepPs 60 Ps 61 Isa 40 ThursdayEccl 11
4-SepPs 62 Ps 63 Isa 41 FridayEccl 12
5-SepPs 64Ps 65Isa 42 SaturdayPhilem 1 

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