Day Thirty Five, Monday in Holy Week

Kneeler 150

John 12

Six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, the home of Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead.

2 There they gave a dinner for him. Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those at the table with him.

3 Mary took a pound of costly perfume made of pure nard, anointed Jesus' feet, and wiped them with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.

4 But Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples (the one whom was about to betray him), said,

5 "Why was this perfume not sold for three hundred denarii and the money given to the poor?"

6 (He said this not because he cared about the poor, but because he was a thief; he kept the common purse and used to steal what was put into it.)

7 Jesus said, "Leave her alone. She bought it so that she might keep it for the day of my burial.

8 You always have the poor with you, but you do not always have me."

Let our praise to you be as incense
Let our praise to you be as pillars of your throne.
Let our praise to you be as incense
as we come before you and worship you alone.

As we see you in your splendour,
as we gaze upon your majesty,
As we join the hosts of angels,
and proclaim together your holiness.

Holy, holy, holy,
Holy is the Lord

Holy, holy, holy,
Holy is the Lord
words: Brent Chambers

St Philip's Anglican Church,
cnr Moorhouse and Macpherson Streets, O'Connor, ACT 2602.