Introit: Ps. lxvii: 6-7, 36
God in His holy place; God who maketh men of one mind to dwell together. He shall give power and strength to His people. [Ps.] Let Go arise, and let His enemies be scattered. Let them that hate Him flee before His face. Glory be.... God in....
O almighty and eternal God, who in the abundance of Thy loving kindness art wont to give beyond the deserts and desires of those who humbly pray; pour down upon us Thy mercy, forgiving those things of which our conscience is afraid, and granting us those blessings for which we dare not presume to ask.
Epistle: 1 Corinthians xv: 1-10
A reading from the first Epistle of blessed Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians:
Brethren: I recall to your minds that Gospel that I preached to you, which also your received, wherein you also stand, through which you are being saved, if you hold it fast, as I preached it to you -- unless you believed to no purpose. For I delivered to you first of all, what I also received; that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures; and that He was buried; and that He rose again on the third day, according to the scriptures; and that He appeared to Cephas, and after that to the Eleven. Then He was seen by more than five hundred brethren at one time, many of whom are with us still, but some have fallen asleep. After that He was seen by James, and then by all the Apostles. And last of all, as one born out of due time, He was seen also by me. For I am the least of the Apostles, and am not worthy to be called an Apostle, because I persecuted the Church of God. But by the grace of God, I am what I am, and His grace in me has not been fruitless.
Gradual: Ps. xxvii: 7, 1
In God hath my heart confided, and I have been helped; and my flesh hath flourished again; and with my will I will give praise to Him. Unto Thee will I cry, O Lord. O my God, be Thou not silent; depart not from me.
Alleluia, alleluia! Rejoice to God our helper; sing aloud to the God of Jacob. Take a pleasant Psalm with the harp. Alleluia!
Gospel: Mark vii: 31-37
+ The continuation of the Holy Gospel according to Mark:
At that time, Jesus departing from the district of Tyre came by way of Sidon to the Sea of Galilee, through the midst of the district of Decapolis. And they brought to Him one deaf and dumb, and entreated Him to lay His hand upon him. And taking him aside from the crowd, He put His fingers into the man's ears; and spitting, He touched his tongue. And looking up to heaven, He sighed and said to him, "Ephpheta," that is, "Be thou opened." And his ears were at once opened, and the bond of his tongue was loosed, and he began to speak correctly. And He charged them to tell no one. But the more He charged them, so much the more did they continue to publish it. And so much the more did they wonder, saying, "He has done all things well. He has made both the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak."
Offertory: Ps. xxix: 2-3
I will extol Thee, O Lord, for Thou hast upheld me; and hast not made my enemies to rejoice over me. O Lord, I have cried to Thee, and Thou hast healed me.
Look down in mercy upon the lowness of our service, we beseech Thee, O Lord, that the gifts we offer may be acceptable to Thee, and a support in our weakness.
Communion: Proverbs iii: 9-10
Honor the Lord with thy substance, and with the first of all thy fruits; and thy barns shall be filled with abundance, and thy presses shall run over with wine.
Having received Thy Holy Sacrament, we beseech Thee, O Lord, that we may feel supported in soul and body, that being saved in both, we may glory in the fullness of the heavenly remedy.