Tuesday after the Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

    The Collect of the Day

    Proper 28

    The Sunday closest to November 16

    Blessed Lord, who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: Grant us so to hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, which you have given us in our Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.



    Dominus regnavitBCP p. 726

    1The Lord is King; let the earth rejoice; *let the multitude of the isles be glad.

    2Clouds and darkness are round about him, *righteousness and justice are the foundations of his throne.

    3A fire goes before him *and burns up his enemies on every side.

    4His lightnings light up the world; *the earth sees it and is afraid.

    5The mountains melt like wax at the presence of the Lord, *at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.

    6The heavens declare his righteousness, *and all the peoples see his glory.

    7Confounded be all who worship carved images and delight in false gods! *Bow down before him, all you gods.

    8Zion hears and is glad, and the cities of Judah rejoice, *because of your judgments, O Lord.

    9For you are the Lord, most high over all the earth; *you are exalted far above all gods.

    10The Lord loves those who hate evil; *he preserves the lives of his saints and delivers them from the hand of the wicked.

    11Light has sprung up for the righteous, *and joyful gladness for those who are truehearted.

    12Rejoice in the Lord, you righteous, *and give thanks to his holy Name.


    Dominus regnavitBCP p. 728

    1The Lord is King; let the people tremble; *he is enthroned upon the cherubim; let the earth shake.

    2The Lord is great in Zion; *he is high above all peoples.

    3Let them confess his Name, which is great and awesome; *he is the Holy One.

    4“O mighty King, lover of justice, you have established equity; *you have executed justice and righteousness in Jacob.”

    5Proclaim the greatness of the Lord our God and fall down before his footstool; *he is the Holy One.

    6Moses and Aaron among his priests, and Samuel among those who call upon his Name, *they called upon the Lord, and he answered them.

    7He spoke to them out of the pillar of cloud; *they kept his testimonies and the decree that he gave them.

    8“O Lord our God, you answered them indeed; *you were a God who forgave them, yet punished them for their evil deeds.”

    9Proclaim the greatness of the Lord our God and worship him upon his holy hill; *for the Lord our God is the Holy One.


    Jubilate DeoBCP p. 729

    1Be joyful in the Lord, all you lands; *serve the Lord with gladness and come before his presence with a song.

    2Know this: The Lord himself is God; *he himself has made us, and we are his; we are his people and the sheep of his pasture.

    3Enter his gates with thanksgiving; go into his courts with praise; *give thanks to him and call upon his Name.

    4For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; *and his faithfulness endures from age to age.

    Daily Office Readings




    Matt. 17:14-21

    14 When they came to the crowd, a man came to him, knelt before him, 15 and said, “Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is an epileptic and he suffers terribly; he often falls into the fire and often into the water. 16 And I brought him to your disciples, but they could not cure him.” 17 Jesus answered, “You faithless and perverse generation, how much longer must I be with you? How much longer must I put up with you? Bring him here to me.” 18 And Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of him, and the boy was cured instantly. 19 Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, “Why could we not cast it out?” 20 He said to them, “Because of your little faith. For truly I tell you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.”

    Rev. 21:1-8

    1 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. 2 And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “See, the home of God is among mortals. He will dwell with them as their God; they will be his peoples, and God himself will be with them; 4 he will wipe every tear from their eyes. Death will be no more; mourning and crying and pain will be no more, for the first things have passed away.” 5 And the one who was seated on the throne said, “See, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this, for these words are trustworthy and true.” 6 Then he said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give water as a gift from the spring of the water of life. 7 Those who conquer will inherit these things, and I will be their God and they will be my children. 8 But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the polluted, the murderers, the fornicators, the sorcerers, the idolaters, and all liars, their place will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”

    1 Macc. 3:25-41

    25 Then Judas and his brothers began to be feared, and terror fell on the Gentiles all around them. 26 His fame reached the king, and the Gentiles talked of the battles of Judas. 27 When King Antiochus heard these reports, he was greatly angered; and he sent and gathered all the forces of his kingdom, a very strong army. 28 He opened his coffers and gave a year’s pay to his forces, and ordered them to be ready for any need. 29 Then he saw that the money in the treasury was exhausted, and that the revenues from the country were small because of the dissension and disaster that he had caused in the land by abolishing the laws that had existed from the earliest days. 30 He feared that he might not have such funds as he had before for his expenses and for the gifts that he used to give more lavishly than preceding kings. 31 He was greatly perplexed in mind; then he determined to go to Persia and collect the revenues from those regions and raise a large fund. 32 He left Lysias, a distinguished man of royal lineage, in charge of the king’s affairs from the river Euphrates to the borders of Egypt. 33 Lysias was also to take care of his son Antiochus until he returned. 34 And he turned over to Lysias half of his forces and the elephants, and gave him orders about all that he wanted done. As for the residents of Judea and Jerusalem, 35 Lysias was to send a force against them to wipe out and destroy the strength of Israel and the remnant of Jerusalem; he was to banish the memory of them from the place, 36 settle aliens in all their territory, and distribute their land by lot. 37 Then the king took the remaining half of his forces and left Antioch his capital in the one hundred and forty-seventh year. He crossed the Euphrates river and went through the upper provinces. 38 Lysias chose Ptolemy son of Dorymenes, and Nicanor and Gorgias, able men among the Friends of the king, 39 and sent with them forty thousand infantry and seven thousand cavalry to go into the land of Judah and destroy it, as the king had commanded. 40 So they set out with their entire force, and when they arrived they encamped near Emmaus in the plain. 41 When the traders of the region heard what was said to them, they took silver and gold in immense amounts, and fetters, and went to the camp to get the Israelites for slaves. And forces from Syria and the land of the Philistines joined with them.