The Angelus

The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost, Solemn Mass, by the Rector

I dislike the readings appointed for the daily Eucharist on Thursday after the First Sunday in Lent so, that if I can, I avoid being celebrant and preacher that day. The lesson is from the part of the book of Esther that belongs to the Apocrypha.[1] The psalm for that day is the same as today’s, Psalm 138, with its words, “When I called, you answered me.”[2] The gospel is Matthew’s version of the last part of today’s gospel from Luke: “Ask, and it will be given you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.”[3]
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