Daily Bible Reading

First Sunday after Trinity Sunday

Liturgical Color: Green

Introit

O LORD, - || I have trusted | in | Your | mer- | cy; *

My heart shall rejoice in Your sal- | va- | tion.

|| I will sing | to | the | Lord, | - *

Because He has dealt bountifully | with | me. (Psalm 13:5–6)

|| How long, O Lord? Will You forget | me | for- | ev- | er? *

How long will You hide Your face | from | me?

|| How long shall I take counsel | in | my | soul, | - *

How long will my enemy be exalted o- | ver | me?

|| Consider and hear me, O | Lord | my | God; | - *

Enlighten my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep | of | death;

|| Lest my enemy say, “I have pre- | vailed | a- | gainst | him”; *

Lest those who trouble me rejoice when I | am | moved. (Psalm 13:1, 2–4)

GLORIA PATRI (From Hymnal)

|| O Lord, I have trusted | in | Your | mer- | cy; *

My heart shall rejoice in Your sal- | va- | tion.

|| I will sing | to | the | Lord, | - *

Because He has dealt bountifully | with | me. (Psalm 13:5–6)

Psalm Readings

Matins: Psalm 119:1-8

Vespers: Psalm 34

Collect

O God, the Strength of all them that put their trust in Thee, mercifully accept our prayers; and because through the weakness of our mortal nature we can do no good thing without Thee, grant us the help of Thy grace that in keeping Thy Commandments we may please Thee both in will and deed; through Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee, and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

First Reading: 1 John 4:16-21

And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him. Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world. There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love. We love Him because He first loved us. If someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen? And this commandment we have from Him: that he who loves God must love his brother also.

Gradual

|| I said, “Lord, be merci- | ful | to | me; | - *

Heal my soul, for I have sinned a- | gainst | You.”

|| Blessed is he who consi- | ders | the | poor; | - *

The Lord will deliver him in time of | trou- | ble. (Psalm 41:4, 1)

Verse

|| Al- | — | le- | lu- | ia! *

Alle- | lu- | ia!

|| Give ear to my | words, | O | Lord, | - *

Consider my meditation. Alle- | lu- | ia! (Psalm 5:1)

Second Reading: Luke 16:19-31

“There was a certain rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and fared sumptuously every day. But there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, full of sores, who was laid at his gate, desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table. Moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. So it was that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s bosom. The rich man also died and was buried. And being in torments in Hades, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. “Then he cried and said, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.’ But Abraham said, ‘Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things; but now he is comforted and you are tormented. And besides all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed, so that those who want to pass from here to you cannot, nor can those from there pass to us.’ “Then he said, ‘I beg you therefore, father, that you would send him to my father’s house, for I have five brothers, that he may testify to them, lest they also come to this place of torment.’ Abraham said to him, ‘They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.’ And he said, ‘No, father Abraham; but if one goes to them from the dead, they will repent.’ But he said to him, ‘If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded though one rise from the dead.’ ”

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