Daily LectionaryJanuary 17 Ezekiel 39:1–10, 17–29; Romans 7:21—8:17
January 18 (Confession of St Peter) Ezekiel 40:1–4; 43:1–12; Romans 8:18–39
January 19 Ezekiel 44:1–16, 23–29; Romans 9:1–18
January 20 Ezekiel 47:1–14, 21–23; Romans 9:19–33
January 21 Joel 1:1–20; Romans 10:1–21
January 22 Joel 2:1–17; Romans 11:1–24
January 23 Joel 2:18–32; Romans 11:25—12:13
NEXT WEEKS LESSONS: THE TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORDThe Lord appeared to Moses in the light of the burning bush. (Exodus 3:1–14) Later Moses’ face would shine with the light of God’s glory when he came down from Mount Sinai. (Exodus 34:29–35) Now Moses and Elijah appear with Him who is the Light of Light Himself on the Mount of Transfiguration. (Matthew 17:1–9) Jesus’ glory as God shines with brilliant splendor in and through His human nature. By this epiphany, our Lord confirmed the prophetic word (2 Peter 1:16–21), revealing that He is the fulfillment of the Law and the Prophets. He manifested His majesty as the eternal Son of the Father. And He wonderfully foreshowed our adoption as sons. (Collect) For in this event we who have been baptized into Christ’s body are given a glimpse of the glory that we will share with Him in the resurrection on the Last Day.
O God, who in the glorious transfiguration of Your only-begotten Son confirmed the mysteries of the faith by the testimony of the fathers and who, in the voice that came from the bright cloud, did in a wonderful manner foreshow the adoption of sons, mercifully make us co-heirs with the King of His glory and bring us to the enjoyment of our inheritance in heaven; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
Old Testament: Exodus 34:29–35 [Moses’ Shining Face]
Epistle: 2 Peter 1:16–21 [Eyewitnesses of His majesty]
Holy Gospel: Matthew 17:1–9 [Transfiguration of Jesus]