Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost|
cxviii: 137, 124
Thou art just, O Lord, and Thy judgment is right. Deal with Thy
servant according to Thy mercy. [Ps.] Blessed are the undefiled in
the way, who walk in the law of the Lord. Glory be.... Thou art....
Grant, O Lord, unto Thy people grace to withstand the temptations
of the devil, and with pure minds to follow Thee, the only God.
Collectss of the Season
Epistle: Ephesians iv: 1-6
A reading from the Epistle of blessed Paul the Apostle to the
Brethren: I, a prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of
the vocation in which you are called. With all humility and mildness,
with patience, supporting one another in charity, careful to keep the
unity of the spirit in the bond of peace. One body and one spirit, as
you are called in one hope of your calling. One Lord, one faith, one
baptism. One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through
all, and in us all, who is blessed forever and ever. Amen.
Gradual: Ps xxxii: 12, 6
Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord; the people whom He
has chosen for His inheritance. By the word of the Lord the heavens
were established, and all the power of them by the spirit of His
Alleluia, alleluia. O Lord hear my prayer, and let my cry come
unto Thee. Alleluia.
Gospel: Matthew xxii: 34-46
+ The continuation of the Holy Gospel according to Matthew.
At that time, the Pharisees came to Jesus, and one of them, a doctor
of the law, testing Him, asked, "Master, which is the great
commandment of the law?" Jesus said to him, "Thou shalt love the
Lord, thy God, with thy whole heart, and with thy whole soul, and with
thy whole mind. This is the greatest and first commandment. The
second is like unto it: Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.. On
these two commandments depend the whole law and the prophets." And
the Pharisees, being gathered together, Jesus asked them, saying,
"What think you of the Christ; whose son is He?" They said to Him,
"David's." He said to them, "How then does David, in spirit, call Him
Lord, saying, 'The Lord said to my Lord, sit Thou at my right hand
until I make thine enemies thy footstool?' If David then calls Him
Lord, how is He his son? And no man was able to answer Him a word;
neither dared any man, from that day forth, ask Him any more
Offertory: Daniel ix: 9, 10, 18, 19
I, Daniel, prayed to my God, saying, "Hear, O Lord, the prayers
of Thy servant. Show Thy face upon Thy sanctuary, and favorably look
down upon this people upon whom Thy name is invoked, O God.
We humbly implore Thy majesty, O Lord, that the holy mysteries we
are celebrating, may free us both from past sins and future
Secret prayers of the Season
of the Trinity
Communion: Ps. lxxv: 12-13
Vow ye, and pray to the Lord your God, all ye that round about Him
bring presents; to Him that is terrible, even to Him that taketh away
the spirit of princes; terrible with all the kings of the earth.
By the grace of Thy sacraments, O almighty God, may our passions
be subdued and our eternal salvation assured.
Postcommunion prayers of the Season