Head of Christ
16th century
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC, US
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The Sunday Lessons

The Collect

LORD, we beseech thee, grant thy people grace to withstand the temptations of the world, the flesh, and the devil, and with pure hearts and minds to follow thee the only God; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle – 1 Corinthians 1:4-8

I THANK my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ; that in every thing ye are enriched by him, in all utterance, and in all knowledge; even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you; so that ye come behind in no gift; waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, who shall also confirm you unto the end, that ye may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.

The Psalm – Psalm 34

The Gospel – Matthew 22:34-end

WHEN the Pharisees had heard that Jesus had put the Sadducees to silence, they were gathered together. Then one of them, who was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying, Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, saying, What think ye of Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, The son of David. He saith unto them, How then doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying, the Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy foot-stool? If David then call him Lord, how is he his son? And no man was able to answer him a word; neither durst any man from that day forth ask him any more questions.

The Daily Lessons for the Week

DateAM PsalmsPM PsalmsO.T. and Holy DaysWeekdayNT, Holy Days, etc.
11-OctPs 139 Ps 140 Ezek 18 18th Sunday after Trinity1 Cor 1:4-8; Ps 34; Matt 22:34-46
12-OctPs 141 Ps 142 Ezek 19 MondayMatt 18 
13-OctPs 143 Ps 144 Ezek 20 TuesdayMatt 19 
14-OctPs 145 Ps 146 Ezek 21 WednesdayMatt 20 
15-OctPs 147 Ps 148Ezek 22 ThursdayMatt 21 
16-OctPs 149Ps 150Ezek 23 FridayMatt 22 
17-OctPs 1Ps 2Ezek 24 SaturdayMatt 23 

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