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Apr 04 2007

Holy Week: Wednesday

Holy Wednesday

On Holy Wednesday, we recall the fallen woman who anoints Christ with costly oil and kisses His feet, in contrast to Judas who betrayed Christ for money. The apostles chastised her for wasting what might have been used for the poor. Christ defended her action as one of beauty and devotion, knowing that this anointing was in anticipation of His death. (Matthew 26:3-16)

Today’s Prayer
These are yours alone, Lord,
and by you was I moved to write them.
I pray, blessed Lord, for those gifts uniquely
yours to give,
Grant them, I pray you.
Open, Lord, the treasures of your good things,
according to the prayer of the Proverbs.
Do not mix my wrongdoing in the storehouse of
your good things.
Do not store up vengeance and anger, which are
hateful to you, with compassion and mercy,
which you love.
Do not keep in your venerable creation the darkness and cruelty displeasing to you
or the sin and misery harmful to me.
Do not record with your blessed right hand
into the book of life
the mortgage of my damning debts.
Rather bring to pass the seemingly impossible,
exalt your name yet again, Lord, by showing
how simple and easy these are for you.

Today’s Scripture (Reading)

Mark 14:1-11
Genesis 18:1-19:30
Zechariah 11:11-14
Matthew 26:3-16

Daily Prayer and Scripture taken from the Armenian Church website

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Timothy Haroutunian

Timothy Haroutunian is a ServiceNow Cloud Implementation Specialist at Acorio. ServiceNow is an IT Management solution that allows for a complete view of your IT and physical environment.

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