Sunday, 21 July 2019

Mass readings in Scots: Sixteenth Sunday of the Year (Year C)

Second reading
Colossians 1: 24-28

And now I haue ioy in passioun for you, and I fill tha thingis that failyeis of the passionns of Crist in my flesch, for his body, that is the kirk. Of quhilk I am made minister be the dispensatioun of Gode, that is gevin to me in you, that I fulfill the word of God, the priuitee, that was hid fra warldis and generatiouns. Bot now it is schewit to his Sanctis, to quhilkis God wald mak knawne the richessis of the glorie of this sacrait in hethin men, quhilk is Crist, in yow the hope of glorie. Quham we schaw, repreving ilkman, and teching ilkman in al wisdome, that we offire ilkman perfite in Crist Jesu.

 [From The New Testament in Scots Murdoch Nisbet [c.1520] (1901) vol 2 here]

Gospel reading
Luke 10: 38-42

And it was done, quhile thai yede, [Jesus] entirit into a castell: and a woman, Martha be name, resauet him into hir house. And to this was a sistire, Marie be name, quhilk alsa sat beside the feet of the Lord, and herde his word. Bot Martha besiet about the oft seruice, and scho stude and said, "Lord, thou takis na kepe that my sistire has left me allaan to serue: tharfor say thou to hir that scho help me." And the Lord ansuerd and said to hir, "Martha, Martha, thou art besie and art trubilit about full mony thingis: Bot a thing is necessarie: Marie has chosen the best part, quhilk sal nocht be takin away fra hir."

[From The New Testament in Scots Murdoch Nisbet [c.1520] (1901) vol 1 here]

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