The Lessons Appointed for Use
on the Feast of

Hugh

Bishop of Lincoln, 1200

November 17

Titus 2:7-8, 11-14
Matthew 24:42-47
Psalm 112:1-9
or Psalm 15

Preface of a Saint (2)

The Collect

O holy God, you endowed your servant and bishop Hugh of Lincoln with wise and cheerful boldness, and taught him to commend the discipline of holy life to kings and princes: Grant that we also, rejoicing in the Good News of your mercy, and fearing nothing but the loss of you, may be bold to speak the truth in love, in the name of Jesus Christ our Redeemer; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen


Titus 2:7-8, 11-14

Show yourself in all respects a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, gravity, and sound speech that cannot be censured; then any opponent will be put to shame, having nothing evil to say of us.

For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all, training us to renounce impiety and worldly passions, and in the present age to live lives that are self-controlled, upright, and godly, while we wait for the blessed hope and the manifestation of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ. He it is who gave himself for us that he might redeem us from all iniquity and purify for himself a people of his own who are zealous for good deeds.

The Psalm

Psalm 112:1-9 Page 755, BCP

Beatus vir

1
Hallelujah!
Happy are they who fear the Lord *
and have great delight in his commandments!

2
Their descendants will be mighty in the land; *
the generation of the upright will be blessed.

3
Wealth and riches will be in their house, *
and their righteousness will last for ever.

4
Light shines in the darkness for the upright; *
the righteous are merciful and full of compassion.

5
It is good for them to be generous in lending *
and to manage their affairs with justice.

6
For they will never be shaken; *
the righteous will be kept in everlasting remembrance.

7
They will not be afraid of any evil rumors; *
their heart is right;
they put their trust in the Lord.

8
Their heart is established and will not shrink, *
until they see their desire upon their enemies.

9
They have given freely to the poor, *
and their righteousness stands fast for ever;
they will hold up their head with honor.

or

Psalm 15 Page 599, BCP

Domine, quis habitabit?

1
LORD, who may dwell in your tabernacle? *
who may abide upon your holy hill?

2
Whoever leads a blameless life and does what is right, *
who speaks the truth from his heart.

3
There is no guile upon his tongue;
he does no evil to his friend; *
he does not heap contempt upon his neighbor.

4
In his sight the wicked is rejected, *
but he honors those who fear the LORD.

5
He has sworn to do no wrong *
and does not take back his word.

6
He does not give his money in hope of gain, *
nor does he take a bribe against the innocent.

7
Whoever does these things *
shall never be overthrown.

Matthew 24:42-47

Jesus said to his disciples, "Keep awake therefore, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming. But understand this: if the owner of the house had known in what part of the night the thief was coming, he would have stayed awake and would not have let his house be broken into. Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an unexpected hour.

"Who then is the faithful and wise slave, whom his master has put in charge of his household, to give the other slaves their allowance of food at the proper time? Blessed is that slave whom his master will find at work when he arrives. Truly I tell you, he will put that one in charge of all his possessions."


Optional parts of the readings are set off in square brackets.

The Bible texts of the Old Testament, Epistle and Gospel lessons are from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Church of Christ in the USA, and used by permission.

The Collects, Psalms and Canticles are from the Book of Common Prayer, 1979.


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