Daily Bible Reading

The Feast of the Holy Trinity

Liturgical Color: White

Introit

BLESS- ED - || be the Holy Trinity and the Undi- | vid- | ed | U-ni- |

ty: *

Let us give glory to Him for He has shown mercy un- | to | us. (Liturgical Text based on Tobit 13:1-2)

|| O | Lord, | our | Lord, | - *

How excellent is Your name in all | the | earth,

|| You have set Your glory a- | bove | the | heav- | ens! *

Out of the mouth of babes and nursing infants, You have or- | dained | strength.

|| What is man that You are | mind- | ful | of | him, *

And the son of man that You vi- | sit | him?

|| For You have made him a little lower | than | the | an- | gels, *

And You have crowned him with glory and | hon- | or. (Psalm 8:1-2a, 4–5)

GLORIA PATRI (From Hymnal)

|| Blessed be the Holy Trinity and the Undi- | vid- | ed | U-ni- | ty: *

Let us give glory to Him for He has shown mercy un- | to | us. (Liturgical Text based on Tobit 13:1-2)

Psalm Readings

Collect

Almighty and Everlasting God, Who hast given unto us, Thy servants, grace, by the confession of a true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the Eternal Trinity and in the power of the Divine Majesty to worship the Unity, we beseech Thee that Thou wouldst keep us steadfast in this faith and evermore defend us from all adversities; Who livest and reignest, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

First Reading: Rom. 11:33-36

Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out! “For who has known the mind of the Lord ? Or who has become His counselor?” “Or who has first given to Him And it shall be repaid to him?” For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things, to whom be glory forever. Amen.

Gradual

|| Blessed are You, O Lord, who be- | holds | the | deep, | - *

And who dwells between the che- | ru- | bim.

|| Blessed are You, O Lord, in the firma- | ment | of | heav- | en, *

And greatly to be praised for- | ev- | er. (Prayer of Azariah 1:32, 34)

Verse

|| Al- | — | le- | lu- | ia! *

Alle- | lu- | ia!

|| Blessèd are You, O Lord God | of | our | fa- | thers, *

And greatly to be praised and glorified forever. Alle- | lu- | ia! (Prayer of Azariah 1:29)

Second Reading: John 3:1-15

3  There was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. This man came to Jesus by night and said to Him, “Rabbi, we know that You are a teacher come from God; for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him.” Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Nicodemus said to Him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?” Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit.” Nicodemus answered and said to Him, “How can these things be?” Jesus answered and said to him, “Are you the teacher of Israel, and do not know these things? Most assuredly, I say to you, We speak what We know and testify what We have seen, and you do not receive Our witness. If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell you heavenly things? No one has ascended to heaven but He who came down from heaven, that is, the Son of Man who is in heaven. And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.

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Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.