Psalter: Psalm 50:16-23
Old Testament: 2 Samuel 13:20-36
Gospel: Mark 8:1-10
Almighty God, bestow upon me, and upon all of us who pray together, the meaning of words, the light of understanding, the nobility of diction and the faith of the true nature. And grant that what we believe we may also speak.-- St. Hilary, 345 A.D.