Readings for Wed. 24th of Feb.: Thirty-Eighth week After Pentecost: Great Fast

Bulletin as of February 24 2021

Genesis 4:16-26

Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition

16 Then Cain went away from the presence of the Lord, and dwelt in the land of Nod,[a] east of Eden.

Beginnings of Civilization

17 Cain knew his wife, and she conceived and bore Enoch; and he built a city, and called the name of the city after the name of his son, Enoch. 18 To Enoch was born Irad; and Irad was the father of Mehu′ja-el, and Mehu′ja-el the father of Methu′sha-el, and Methu′sha-el the father of Lamech. 19 And Lamech took two wives; the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah. 20 Adah bore Jabal; he was the father of those who dwell in tents and have cattle. 21 His brother’s name was Jubal; he was the father of all those who play the lyre and pipe. 22 Zillah bore Tubal-cain; he was the forger of all instruments of bronze and iron. The sister of Tubal-cain was Na′amah.

23 Lamech said to his wives:

“Adah and Zillah, hear my voice;
    you wives of Lamech, hearken to what I say:
I have slain a man for wounding me,
    a young man for striking me.
24 If Cain is avenged sevenfold,
    truly Lamech seventy-sevenfold.”

25 And Adam knew his wife again, and she bore a son and called his name Seth, for she said, “God has appointed for me another child instead of Abel, for Cain slew him.” 26 To Seth[b] also a son was born, and he called his name Enosh. At that time men began to call upon the name of the Lord.

Proverbs 5:15-6:3

Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition

15 Drink water from your own cistern,
    flowing water from your own well.
16 Should your springs be scattered abroad,
    streams of water in the streets?
17 Let them be for yourself alone,
    and not for strangers with you.
18 Let your fountain be blessed,
    and rejoice in the wife of your youth,
19     a lovely hind, a graceful doe.
Let her affection fill you at all times with delight,
    be infatuated always with her love.
20 Why should you be infatuated, my son, with a loose woman
    and embrace the bosom of an adventuress?
21 For a man’s ways are before the eyes of the Lord,
    and he watches[a] all his paths.
22 The iniquities of the wicked ensnare him,
    and he is caught in the toils of his sin.
23 He dies for lack of discipline,
    and because of his great folly he is lost.

Practical Admonitions

My son, if you have become surety for your neighbor,
    have given your pledge for a stranger;
if you are snared in the utterance of your lips,[b]
    caught in the words of your mouth;
then do this, my son, and save yourself,
    for you have come into your neighbor’s power:
    go, hasten,[c] and importune your neighbor.


24 The first and second finding of the head of the Holy Prophet, Forerunner, and Baptist John. Readings at Vespers. Polyeleos at Matins. Tradition tells us that the first finding was in the fourth century by two monks who came to Jerusalem. They brought the relic to the city of Emmesia. The second finding was during the fifth century.

Mitigation for wine and oil.


Wednesday, February 24 –

  • 1:12 AM