Readings for the Feast of the St. Basil the Great

AD 379
Feast Day: June 14

1 Corinthians 2:6-13
Psalm 139:1-9 or
Psalm 34:1-8
Luke 10:21-24

1 Corinthians 2:6-13

Yet among the mature we do speak wisdom, though it is not a wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are doomed to perish. But we speak God’s wisdom, secret and hidden, which God decreed before the ages for our glory. None of the rulers of this age understood this; for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. But, as it is written, ‘What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the human heart conceived, what God has prepared for those who love him’— these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit; for the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God. For what human being knows what is truly human except the human spirit that is within? So also no one comprehends what is truly God’s except the Spirit of God. Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit that is from God, so that we may understand the gifts bestowed on us by God. And we speak of these things in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual things to those who are spiritual.

Psalm 139:1-9

1 Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous, *
 for it is good for the just to sing praises.
2 Praise the Lord with the lyre; *
 on the ten-stringed harp sing his praise.
3 Sing for him a new song; *
 play skilfully, with shouts of praise.
4 For the word of the Lord is true *
 and all his works are sure.
5 He loves righteousness and justice; *
 the earth is full of the loving-kindness of the Lord.
20 Our soul waits longingly for the Lord; *
 he is our help and our shield.
21 Indeed, our heart rejoices in him; *
 in his holy name have we put our trust.


Psalm 34:1-8

1 I will bless the Lord at all times; *
 his praise shall ever be in my mouth.
2 My soul shall glory in the Lord; *
 let the humble hear and be glad.
3 O magnify the Lord with me; *
 let us exalt his name together.
4 I sought the Lord and he answered me *
 and delivered me from all my fears.
5 Look upon him and be radiant *
 and your faces shall not be ashamed.
6 This poor soul cried, and the Lord heard me *
 and saved me from all my troubles.
7 The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him *
 and delivers them.
8 O taste and see that the Lord is gracious; *
 blessed is the one who trusts in him.

Luke 10:21-24

At that same hour Jesus rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, ‘I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and the intelligent and have revealed them to infants; yes, Father, for such was your gracious will. All things have been handed over to me by my Father; and no one knows who the Son is except the Father, or who the Father is except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.’ Then turning to the disciples, Jesus said to them privately, ‘Blessed are the eyes that see what you see! For I tell you that many prophets and kings desired to see what you see, but did not see it, and to hear what you hear, but did not hear it.’


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