Feb. 20, 2017 – Feb. 24, 2017
Office of Morning Prayer Rite II Prepared Texts
Morning Prayer Test 01
Readings for this week:
Monday, February 20, 2017
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Friday, February 24, 2017
Comments about this week’s readings:
This week we are scheduled to have a marathon Psalm recitation – 11 of them! 106, 120, 121, 122, 123, 119, 131, 132, 133, 140 and 142!!
Last week we were reading the end of Isaiah, up to chapter 65, but unfortunately, chapter 66 fell on the weekend and we could not read it together. I suggest you read the ending on your own just to wrap it up.
This week we begin the short, but touching book of Ruth. This is really a great love story at many, many levels – Mother (almost) to Daughter, Man to Woman and God to Man because it is through this relationship that the line of David came into being. It is a wonderful book.
Also, we start with the second letter of Paul to the Corinthians. You and I know we are going through First letter to the Corinthians. If I had the time, I’d like to understand the difference in tone and message of the two. Maybe we’ll get a chance now.
AND the Gospel reading- we are taking a hiatus from Mark and we are beginning in the middle of Matthew – almost in line with the Sunday readings. So it will feel like we are repeating the past few Sundays.
Next week we will enter the Lenten season with Ash Wednesday. I will prepare a new Prayer Test03 to fit the Lenten season prayers. One with no Alleluias..