Introit: Ps. lxiii: 3
Thou hast protected me, O God, from the assembly of the malignant, alleluia: from the multitude of the workers of iniquity, alleluia, alleluia. [Ps.] Hear, O God, my prayer, when I make supplication to Thee. Free my soul from the fear of the enemy. Glory be.Á Thou hast protected me.
O God, Who who seest that our evil deeds disturb us on every side, grant, we beseech Thee, that we may be protected by the glorious intercession of Blessed John, Thine Apostle and Evangelist. Through our Lord.
Epistle: Wisdom v: 1-5
A reading from the Book of Wisdom.
Alleluia: Psalm xci: 13
Alleluia, alleluia. The just shall flourish like the palm tree; he shall grow up like the cedar of Lebanon. Alleluia. [Osee xiv: 6] The just shall spring as the lily: and flourish forever before the Lord. Alleluia.
Gospel: Matthew xx: 20-23
At that time, the mother of the sons of Zebedee came to Jesus with her sons, worshipping, and asking something of Him. And He said to her, "What wilt thou?" She said to him, "Say that these, my two sons, may sit, the one on Thy right hand, and the other on Thy left in Thy kingdom. And Jesus, answering, said, "You know not what you ask. Can you drink the chalice that I shall drink?" They said to Him, "We can." He said to them, "My chalice indeed you shall drink; but to sit on my right hand or left hand is not Mine to give you, but to them for whom it is prepared by My Father.
Offertory: Ps. lxxxviii: 6
The heavens shall confess Thy wonders, O Lord, and Thy truth in the Church of the saints, alleluia.
Receive our gifts and our prayers, we beseech Thee, O Lord, and cleanse us by heavenly mysteries, and mercifully hear us. Through our Lord.
Communion: Ps. lxiii: 11
The just shall rejoice in the Lord, and shall hope in Him: and all the upright of heart shall be praised, alleluia, alleluia.
O Lord, we beseech Thee, that refreshed with heavenly Bread, it may nourish us unto life everlasting. Through our Lord.