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18 October
S. Luke, Evangelist

   [Latin Text]

Saint Luke Painting the Virgin
Maerten van Heemskerck, 
(1498-1574) Haarlem

Introit: Ps. cxxxviii: 17

To me, Thy friends, O God, are made exceedingly honorable; their principality is exceedingly strengthened.  [Ps. ibid.]Lord, Thou hast proved me and known me. Thou hast known my sitting down and my rising up.v.   Glory be .  To me .


We beseech Thee, O Lord, grant to us to be aided by the prayers of St. Luke, Thine evangelist; who, for the glory of Thy name, ever bore in his body the mortification of the cross.  Through our Lord.

2 Cor. viii: 16-24

A reading from the Epistle of blessed Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians:
Brethren, Thanks be to God, who has inspired Titus with this same zeal for you.  For not only has he accepted our exhortation, but being very zealous himself, he has gone to you of his own choice.  And we have sent along with him the brother whose services to the Gospel are praised in all the churches; and what is more, who was also appointed by the churches to travel with us in this work of grace which is being done by us, to the glory of the Lord, and to show our own readiness.  We are on our guard, lest anyone should slander us in the matter of the administration of this generous amount.  For we take forethought for what is honorable, not only before God, but also in the sight of men.  And we have sent with them also our brother, whom we have proved to be zealous often, and in many things, but who now is more earnest than ever;  because of his great confidence in you, whether as regards Titus, who is my companion and fellow worker among you;  or as regards our brethren, the messengers of the churches, the glory of Christ.  Give them, therefore, in the sight of the churches, a proof of your charity, and of our boasting on your behalf.

Graduale: Ps. xviii: 5 et 2

Their sound went forth into all the earth, and their words to the end of the world.  The heavens show forth the glory of God, and the firmament declareth the works of His hands.

Alleluia, alleluia!  [John. xv 16] I have chosen you out of the world, that you should go, and should bring forth fruit; and your fruit should remain.  Alleluia!

 Luke. x: 1-9

The continuation of the Holy Gospel according to Luke:

At that time, the Lord appointed seventy-two others, and sent them off two by two before Him, into every town and place where He Himself was about to come.  And He said to them, "The harvest is indeed great, but the laborers are few.  Pray therefore the Lord of the harvest to send forth laborers into His harvest.  Go.  Behold, I send you forth as lambs in the midst of wolves.  Carry neither purse, nor wallet, nor sandals, and greet no one on the way.  Whatever house you enter, say first, `Peace be unto this house!'  And if a son of peace be there, your peace will rest upon him;  but if not, it will return to you.  And remain in the same house, eating and drinking what they have; for the laborer deserves his wages.  Do not go from house to house.  And whatever town you enter, and they receive you, eat what is set before you, and cure the sick who are there, and say to them, `The kingdom of God is at hand for you.'"


Offertory: Ps. cxxxviii: 17

To me, Thy friends, O God, are made exceedingly honorable; their principality is exceedingly strengthened.


Grant unto us, we beseech Thee, O Lord, by Thy heavenly gifts, that we may serve Thee with freedom of mind.  May the offerings which we bring, through the intercession of blessed Luke, Thine evangelist, win for us both healing and glory.

The Preface of the Apostles

Communio: Matth: xix: 28

You who have followed Me, shall sit upon seats, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.


Grant, we beseech Thee, O almighty God, that the gift we have received from Thy holy altar, may, through the prayers of blessed Luke, Thine evangelist, sanctify our souls and keep us in safety.


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