Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Daily Readings May 23-30, 2010

Pentecost Sunday Numbers 21:10–35; Luke 21:20–38
May 24     Numbers 22:1–20; Luke 22:1–23
May 25    Numbers 22:21—23:3; Luke 22:24–46
May 26    Numbers 23:4–28; Luke 22:47–71
May 27    Numbers 24:1–25; Luke 23:1–25
May 28    Numbers 27:12–23; Luke 23:26–56
May 29    Numbers 32:1–6, 16–27; Luke 24:1–27

Looking Ahead: Trinity Sunday

the feast of the holy trinity

When Isaiah beheld the glory of the Lord, he cried out “Woe is me!” For the sinner cannot stand in the presence of a holy God and live (Is 6:1–7). But God the Father lifted up His Son Jesus for us on the cross, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life (John 3:1–15). This eternal life of Christ is given us according to the Holy Spirit’s good pleasure in Baptism. “Unless one is born (again) of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.” To sinners in fear of death, the messengers of God place on our lips the living body and blood of Christ and speak His words of absolution, “Your iniquity is taken away, and your sin purged.” Having received forgiveness and life from the Father through the Son by the Holy Spirit, we join with the angels in praising the blessed Trinity, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts!” “For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things, to whom be glory forever. Amen” (Rom 11:33–36).

Blessed the Holy / Trinity*
        and the Undivided / Unity:
Let us give glo- / ry to Him*
        For He has shown mercy / unto us. (Liturgical Text)

Almighty and everlasting God, who has given to us, Your servants, grace, by the confession of a truth faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity and in the power of the Divine Majesty to worship the Unity, we implore You that You would keep us steadfast in this faith and evermore defend us from all adversities; who lives and reigns, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.n

Old Testament: Isaiah 6:1–7
Epistle: Romans 11:33–36
Holy Gospel: John 3:1–15 (16–17)

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