First ReadingIsaiah 52:3-6
For thus says the LORD: You were sold for nothing, and you shall be redeemed without money. For thus says the Lord GOD: Long ago, my people went down into Egypt to reside there as aliens; the Assyrian, too, has oppressed them without cause. Now therefore what am I doing here, says the LORD, seeing that my people are taken away without cause? Their rulers howl, says the LORD, and continually, all day long, my name is despised. Therefore my people shall know my name; therefore in that day they shall know that it is I who speak; here am I.
Second ReadingRevelation 2:1-7
"To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: These are the words of him who holds the seven stars in his right hand, who walks among the seven golden lampstands: "I know your works, your toil and your patient endurance. I know that you cannot tolerate evildoers; you have tested those who claim to be apostles but are not, and have found them to be false. I also know that you are enduring patiently and bearing up for the sake of my name, and that you have not grown weary. But I have this against you, that you have abandoned the love you had at first. Remember then from what you have fallen; repent, and do the works you did at first. If not, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place, unless you repent. Yet this is to your credit: you hate the works of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate. Let anyone who has an ear listen to what the Spirit is saying to the churches. To everyone who conquers, I will give permission to eat from the tree of life that is in the paradise of God.
The Holy GospelJohn 2:1-11
On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. When the wine gave out, the mother of Jesus said to him, "They have no wine." And Jesus said to her, "Woman, what concern is that to you and to me? My hour has not yet come." His mother said to the servants, "Do whatever he tells you." Now standing there were six stone water jars for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons. Jesus said to them, "Fill the jars with water." And they filled them up to the brim. He said to them, "Now draw some out, and take it to the chief steward." So they took it. When the steward tasted the water that had become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the steward called the bridegroom and said to him, "Everyone serves the good wine first, and then the inferior wine after the guests have become drunk. But you have kept the good wine until now." Jesus did this, the first of his signs, in Cana of Galilee, and revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him.
Morning PsalmsPsalm 103 Benedic, anima mea
1 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy Name.
2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits.
3 He forgives all your sins and heals all your infirmities;
4 He redeems your life from the grave and crowns you with mercy and loving-kindness;
5 He satisfies you with good things, and your youth is renewed like an eagle's.
6 The LORD executes righteousness and judgment for all who are oppressed.
7 He made his ways known to Moses and his works to the children of Israel.
8 The LORD is full of compassion and mercy, slow to anger and of great kindness.
9 He will not always accuse us, nor will he keep his anger for ever.
10 He has not dealt with us according to our sins, nor rewarded us according to our wickedness.
11 For as the heavens are high above the earth, so is his mercy great upon those who fear him.
12 As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our sins from us.
13 As a father cares for his children, so does the LORD care for those who fear him.
14 For he himself knows whereof we are made; he remembers that we are but dust.
15 Our days are like the grass; we flourish like a flower of the field;
16 When the wind goes over it, it is gone, and its place shall know it no more.
17 But the merciful goodness of the LORD endures for ever on those who fear him, and his righteousness on children's children;
18 On those who keep his covenant and remember his commandments and do them.
19 The LORD has set his throne in heaven, and his kingship has dominion over all.
20 Bless the LORD, you angels of his, you mighty ones who do his bidding, and hearken to the voice of his word.
21 Bless the LORD, all you his hosts, you ministers of his who do his will.
22 Bless the LORD, all you works of his, in all places of his dominion; bless the LORD, O my soul.
Evening PsalmsPsalm 114 In exitu Israel
1 Hallelujah! When Israel came out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of strange speech,
2 Judah became God's sanctuary and Israel his dominion.
3 The sea beheld it and fled; Jordan turned and went back.
4 The mountains skipped like rams, and the little hills like young sheep.
5 What ailed you, O sea, that you fled? O Jordan, that you turned back?
6 You mountains, that you skipped like rams? you little hills like young sheep?
7 Tremble, O earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob,
8 Who turned the hard rock into a pool of water and flint-stone into a flowing spring.
Psalm 115 Non nobis, Domine
1 Not to us, O LORD, not to us, but to your Name give glory; because of your love and because of your faithfulness.
2 Why should the heathen say, "Where then is their God?"
3 Our God is in heaven; whatever he wills to do he does.
4 Their idols are silver and gold, the work of human hands.
5 They have mouths, but they cannot speak; eyes have they, but they cannot see;
6 They have ears but they cannot hear; noses, but they cannot smell;
7 They have hands, but they cannot feel; feet, but they cannot walk; they make no sound with their throat.
8 Those who make them are like them, and so are all who put their trust in them.
9 O Israel, trust in the LORD; he is their help and their shield.
10 O house of Aaron, trust in the LORD; he is their help and their shield.
11 You who fear the LORD, trust in the LORD; he is their help and their shield.
12 The LORD has been mindful of us, and he will bless us; he will bless the house of Israel; he will bless the house of Aaron;
13 He will bless those who fear the LORD, both small and great together.
14 May the LORD increase you more and more, you and your children after you.
15 May you be blessed by the LORD, the maker of heaven and earth.
16 The heaven of heavens is the LORD'S, but he entrusted the earth to its peoples.
17 The dead do not praise the LORD, nor all those who go down into silence;
18 But we will bless the LORD, from this time forth for evermore. Hallelujah!
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