Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost|
Introit: Ps. lxxxiii: 10-11
Behold, O God, our protector, and look upon the face of Thy
Christ, for better is one day in Thy courts than thousands apart from
Thee. [Ps.] How lovely are Thy tabernacles, O Lord of hosts! My
soul longeth and fainteth for the courts of the Lord. Glory be....
Keep, we beseech Thee, O Lord, Thy Church with perpetual peace.
And because the frailty of man without Thee cannot but fall, keep us
ever by Thy help from all things hurtful, and lead us to all things
profitable to our salvation.
Collects of the Season
Epistle: Galatians v: 16-24
A reading from the Epistle of blessed Paul the Apostle to the
Brethren: Walk in the spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lusts of
the flesh. For the flesh lusts against the spirit, and the spirit
against the flesh; for these are contrary, one to another, so that
you do not do the things you would. But if you are led by the spirit
you are not under the law. Now the works of the flesh are manifest,
which are fornication, uncleanness, immodesty, luxury, idolatry,
witchcrafts, enmities, contentions, emulations, wraths, quarrels,
dissensions, sects, envies, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such
like; of which I foretell you, as I have foretold to you, that they
who do such things shall not obtain the kingdom of God. But the fruit
of the spirit is charity, joy, peace, patience, benignity, goodness,
longanimity, mildness, faith, modesty, continency, and chastity.
Against such there is no law. And they that are Christ's have
crucified their flesh with its vices and concupiscences.
Gradual: Ps. cxvii: 8-9
It is good to confide in the Lord, rather than to have confidence
in man. It is good to trust in the Lord, rather than to trust in
Alleluia, alleluia. Come let us praise the Lord with joy; let
us joyfully sing to God our Savior. Alleluia.
Gospel: Matthew vi: 24-33
+ The continuation of the holy Gospel according to Matthew:
At that time, Jesus said to His disciples, "No man can serve two
masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he
will sustain the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and
mammon. Therefore, I say to you, be not solicitous for your life,
what you shall eat; nor for your body, what you shall put on. Is not
the life more than the meat, and the body more than the raiment?
Behold the birds of the air; for they neither sow nor do they reap,
nor gather into barns, and your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you
not of much more value than they? And which of you, by taking
thought, can add to his stature one cubit? And for raiment, why are
you solicitous? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow;
they labor not, neither do they spin; but I say to you that not even
Solomon in all his glory was arrayed as one of these. Now if God so
clothes the grass of the field, which is today, and tomorrow is cast
into the oven, how much more you, O ye of little faith! Be not
solicitous therefore saying, what shall we eat, or what shall we
drink, or wherewith shall we be clothed, for after all these things do
the heathens seek. For your Father knows that you have need of all
these things. Seek ye therefore first the Kingdom of God, and His
justice; and all these things shall be added unto you."
Offertory: Ps. xxxiii: 8-9
The angel of the Lord shall encamp round about them that fear
Him, and shall deliver them. O taste and see that the Lord is sweet!
Grant, we beseech Thee, O Lord, that the saving victim we offer,
may both atone for our sins, and propitiate for us Thine almighty
Secret prayers of the Season
of the Trinity
Communion: Matthew vi: 33
Seek ye therefore first the Kingdom of God, and His justice; and
all these things shall be added unto you, sayeth the Lord.
May Thy Sacraments, O God, at all times purify and strengthen us,
and through them may we attain to eternal salvation.
Postcommunion prayers of the Season