The Lessons Appointed for Use
on the Feast of
Queen of Scotland, 1093
or Psalm 112:1-9
O God, you called your servant Margaret to an earthly throne that she might advance your heavenly kingdom, and gave her zeal for your Church and love for your people: Mercifully grant that we who commemorate her this day may be fruitful in good works, and attain to the glorious crown of your saints; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen
- A capable wife who can find?
- She is far more precious than jewels.
- The heart of her husband trusts in her,
- and he will have no lack of gain.
- She opens her hand to the poor,
- and reaches out her hands to the needy.
- She opens her mouth with wisdom,
- and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.
- Her children rise up and call her happy;
- her husband too, and he praises her:
Psalm 146:4-9 Page 803, BCP
Lauda, anima mea
- Happy are they who have the God of Jacob for their help!*
whose hope is in the LORD their God;
- Who made heaven and earth, the seas, and all that is in them; *
who keeps his promise for ever;
- Who gives justice to those who are oppressed, *
and food to those who hunger.
- The LORD sets the prisoners free;
the LORD opens the eyes of the blind; *
the LORD lifts up those who are bowed down;
- The LORD loves the righteous;
the LORD cares for the stranger; *
he sustains the orphan and widow,
but frustrates the way of the wicked.
- The LORD shall reign for ever, *
your God, O Zion, throughout all generations.
Psalm 112:1-9 Page 755, BCP
Happy are they who fear the Lord *
and have great delight in his commandments!
- Their descendants will be mighty in the land; *
the generation of the upright will be blessed.
- Wealth and riches will be in their house, *
and their righteousness will last for ever.
- Light shines in the darkness for the upright; *
the righteous are merciful and full of compassion.
- It is good for them to be generous in lending *
and to manage their affairs with justice.
- For they will never be shaken; *
the righteous will be kept in everlasting remembrance.
- They will not be afraid of any evil rumors; *
their heart is right;
they put their trust in the Lord.
- Their heart is established and will not shrink, *
until they see their desire upon their enemies.
- They have given freely to the poor, *
and their righteousness stands fast for ever;
they will hold up their head with honor.
Jesus said to his disciples, "The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which someone found and hid; then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.
"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls; on finding one pearl of great value, he went and sold all that he had and bought it.
"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was thrown into the sea and caught fish of every kind; when it was full, they drew it ashore, sat down, and put the good into baskets but threw out the bad. So it will be at the end of the age. The angels will come out and separate the evil from the righteous and throw them into the furnace of fire, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
"Have you understood all this?" They answered, "Yes." And he said to them, "Therefore every scribe who has been trained for the kingdom of heaven is like the master of a household who brings out of his treasure what is new and what is old."
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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