Nineteenth Sunday After Pentecost|
Introit: Ps. lxxvii
I am the salvation of the people, saith the Lord: In whatever
tribulation they shall cry to Me, I will hear them; and I will be
their Lord forever. [Ps.] Attend, O My people to My law; incline
your ears to the words of My mouth. I am.... Glory be....
O almighty and merciful God, in Thy goodness keep us, we beseech
Thee, from all things hurtful; that we, being ready both in body and
soul may accomplish those things which belong to Thy service.
Collects of the Season
Epistle: Ephesians iv: 23-28
A reading from the Epistle of blessed Paul the Apostle to the
Be ye renewed in the spirit of your mind, and put on the new man, who
according to God is created in justice and holiness of truth.
Wherefore, put away lying, speak ye the truth every man with his
neighbor, for we are members of one another. Be angry, and sin not.
Let not the sun go down upon your anger. Give not place to the devil.
He that stole, let him steal no more: but rather let him labor,
working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have
something to give to him that suffereth need.
Gradual: Ps. cxi: 2
Let my prayer be directed as incense in Thy sight, O Lord. The
lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.
Alleluia, alleluia. Give glory to the Lord, and call upon His
name: declare His deeds among the nations. Alleluia.
Gospel: Matthew xxii: 1-14
The continuation of the Holy Gospel according to Matthew:
At that time, Jesus spoke to the chief priests and the Pharisees in
parables, saying: "The kingdom of heaven is likened to a king, who
made a marriage for his son; and he sent his servants to call them
that were invited to the marriage, and they would not come. Again, he
sent other servants, saying 'Tell them that were invited, Behold, I
have prepared my dinner; my beeves and fatlings are killed, and all
things are ready; come ye to the marriage.' But they neglected, and
went their ways, one to his farm, and another to his merchandise; and
the rest laid hands on his servants, and having treated them
shamefully, put them to death. But when the king heard of it, he was
angry; and sending his armies, he destroyed those murderers and burned
their city. Then he said to his servants, 'The marriage indeed is
ready, but they that were invited were not worthy. Go ye therefore
into the highways, and as many as you shall find, call to the
marriage.' And his servants going forth into the ways, gathered
together all that they found, both bad and good; and the marriage was
filled with guests. And the king went in to see the guests; and he
saw there a man who had not on a wedding garment; and he said to him,
'Friend, how camest thou in hither, not having on a wedding garment?'
but he was silent. Then the king said to the waiters, 'Bind his hands
and feet, and cast him into the exterior darkness, where there will be
weeping and gnashing of teeth. For many are called, but few are
Offertory: Ps. cxxxvii: 7
If I shall walk in the midst of tribulation, thou shalt quicken
me, O Lord; and Thou wilt stretch forth Thy hand against the wrath of
my enemies; and Thy right hand shall save me.
Grant, we beseech Thee, O Lord, that the gifts which we offer up
in the sight of Thy majesty, may avail us to salvation.
Secret prayers of the Season
of the Trinity
Thou hast commanded Thy commandments to be kept most diligently:
O that my ways may be directed to keep Thy justifications.
May the healing power of Thy grace, O Lord, mercifully rid us of
all perverseness of heart, and make us ever cleave to Thy
Postcommunion prayers of the Season