This Week’s Bible Readings

This Week’s Bible Readings

Bible readings for Good Friday:

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vulnerable authority

The Psalm: 121

1 I will lift up my eyes unto the hills; *
from whence comes my help?
2 My help comes from the LORD, *
who has made heaven and earth.
3 He will not let your foot be moved, *
and he who keeps you will not sleep.
4 Behold, he who keeps Israel *
shall neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The LORD himself is your keeper; *
the LORD is your defense upon your right hand,
6 So that the sun shall not burn you by day, *
neither the moon by night.
7 The LORD shall preserve you from all evil; *
indeed, it is he who shall keep your soul.
8 The LORD shall preserve your going out and your coming in, *
from this time forth for evermore.
BCP 2019

The first LESSON: mark 15: 22-25, 33-34

22 And they brought him to the place called Golgotha (which means Place of a Skull). 23 And they offered him wine mixed with myrrh, but he did not take it. 24 And they crucified him and divided his garments among them, casting lots for them, to decide what each should take. 25 And it was the third hour when they crucified him.

The Death of Jesus

33 And when the sixth hour[a] had come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour. 34 And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” which means, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”

The second LESSON: john 19: 28-30

The Death of Jesus

28 After this, Jesus, knowing that all was now finished, said (to fulfill the Scripture), “I thirst.” 29 A jar full of sour wine stood there, so they put a sponge full of the sour wine on a hyssop branch and held it to his mouth. 30 When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, “It is finished,” and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.

Bible readings for easter sunday:

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the reason for the ressurection

The Psalm: 16: 9-11

9 I have set the Lord always before me; *
he is at my right hand; therefore I shall not fall.
10 Therefore my heart is glad and my soul rejoices. *
My flesh also shall rest in hope.
11 For you shall not leave my soul in the grave, *
neither shall you allow your Holy One to see corruption.
BCP 2019

The LESSON: john 20: 1-10

The Resurrection

20 Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb. So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him.” So Peter went out with the other disciple, and they were going toward the tomb. Both of them were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. And stooping to look in, he saw the linen cloths lying there, but he did not go in. Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb. He saw the linen cloths lying there, and the face cloth, which had been on Jesus’ head, not lying with the linen cloths but folded up in a place by itself. Then the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed; for as yet they did not understand the Scripture, that he must rise from the dead. 10 Then the disciples went back to their homes.

The Collect for easter:

O God, who for our redemption gave your only-begotten Son to the death of the cross, and by his glorious resurrection delivered us from the power of our enemy: Grant us so to die daily to sin, that we may evermore live with him in the joy of his resurrection; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

A Prayer for our Holy Communion Fast

Lord Jesus, you so graciously give yourself to your church in the sacrament of Holy Communion. We lament that we cannot at this time partake of your precious body and blood. And we pray that through this unwilling fast, you would increase in us a deep hunger for you, until that day when, with all the saints, we join again around your table, to feed on you in our hearts by faith and with thanksgiving. Amen.