Readings for the Feast of St. Hilary
Bishop of Poitiers
AD 367
Feast Day: January 13

1 John 2:18-25
Psalm 37:3-6,32-33 or Psalm 119:97-104
Luke 12:8-12

1 John 2:18-25
Children, it is the last hour! As you have heard that antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have come. From this we know that it is the last hour. They went out from us, but they did not belong to us; for if they had belonged to us, they would have remained with us. But by going out they made it plain that none of them belongs to us. But you have been anointed by the Holy One, and all of you have knowledge. I write to you, not because you do not know the truth, but because you know it, and you know that no lie comes from the truth. Who is the liar but the one who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, the one who denies the Father and the Son. No one who denies the Son has the Father; everyone who confesses the Son has the Father also. Let what you heard from the beginning abide in you. If what you heard from the beginning abides in you, then you will abide in the Son and in the Father. And this is what he has promised us, eternal life.

Psalm 37:3-6,32-33
Trust in the Lord and do good :
  and you shall dwell in the land and feed in safe pastures.

Let the Lord be your delight :
  and he will grant you your heartís desire.

Commit your way to the Lord :
  trust him, and he will act.

He will make your righteousness shine as clear as the light :
  and your innocence as the noonday.

The law of his God is in his heart :
  and his footsteps will not slip.

The ungodly man watches out for the righteous :
  and seeks occasion to slay him.


Psalm 119:97-104
Lord, how I love your law :
  it is my meditation all the day long.

Your commandments have made me wiser than my enemies :
  for they remain with me for ever.

I have more understanding than all my teachers :
  for I study your commands.

I am wiser than the aged :
  because I have kept your precepts.

I have held back my feet from every evil path :
  that I might keep your word;

I have not turned aside from your judgements :
  for you yourself are my teacher.

How sweet are your words to my tongue :
  sweeter than honey to my mouth.

Through your precepts I get understanding :
  therefore I hate all lying ways.

Luke 12:8-12
'And I tell you, everyone who acknowledges me before others, the Son of Man also will acknowledge before the angels of God; but whoever denies me before others will be denied before the angels of God. And everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven; but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven. When they bring you before the synagogues, the rulers, and the authorities, do not worry about how you are to defend yourselves or what you are to say; for the Holy Spirit will teach you at that very hour what you ought to say.í


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