scripture readings for the week.
as the week progresses, check back here and click on the appropriate day for Prayer and Scripture text for that day
- Monday: Psalm 118 // Mark 14:3-9
- Tuesday: Psalm 121 // Mark 14:32-52
- Wednesday: Psalm 51 // Mark 14:53-65
- Maundy Thursday: Psalm 126 // Mark 14:12-26
- Good Friday: Psalm 22 // Mark 15:1-41
- Holy Saturday: Psalm 31 // Mark 15:42-47
Am I a stone, and not a sheep, That I can stand, O Christ, beneath Thy cross, To number drop by drop Thy Blood’s slow loss, And yet not weep?
Not so those women loved Who with exceeding grief lamented Thee; Not so fallen Peter weeping bitterly; Not so the thief was moved;
Not so the Sun and Moon Which hid their faces in a starless sky, A horror of great darkness at broad noon- I, only I.
Yet give not o’er, But seek Thy sheep, true Shepherd of the flock; Greater than Moses, turn and look once more And smite a rock.
-Christina Rossetti, “Beneath Thy Cross”
How fair and lovely is the hope which the Lord gave to the dead when He lay down like them beside them. Rise up and come forth and sing praise to Him who has raised you from destruction.
-excerpt from the Syrian Orthodox Liturgy