Twenty Second Sunday After Pentecost|
Introit: Ps. cxxix: 3-4
If Thou shalt observe iniquities, O Lord, Lord who shall endure
it? for with Thee is propitiation, O God of Israel. [Ps.] From the
depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord: Lord hear my voice. Glory
be.... If Thou....
O God, who art our refuge and strength, who art the author of all
godliness; hear, we pray Thee, the devout prayers of Thy Church, and
grant that what we ask confidently we may obtain effectually.
Collects of the Season
Epistle: Philippians i: 6-11
A reading from the Epistle of blessed Paul the Apostle to the
Brethren: we are confident in the Lord Jesus, that He who has begun a
good work in you, will perfect it unto the day of Jesus Christ. As it
is proper for me to think this for you all, for that I have you in my
heart, and that in my bonds, and in the defense and confirmation of
the Gospel, you are all partakers of my joy. For God is my witness,
how I long after you in Jesus Christ. And this I pray, that your
charity may more and more abound in knowledge and in all
understanding; that you may approve the better things; that you may
be sincere and without offense unto the day of Christ; filled with the
fruit of justice, through Jesus Christ unto the glory and praise of
Gradual: Ps. cxxxii: 1-2
Behold how good and how pleasant it is when brethren dwell
together in unity. It is like the precious ointment on the head, that
ran down upon the beard, the beard of Aaron.
Alleluia, alleluia. They that fear the Lord, let them hope in
Him; He is their helper and protector. Alleluia.
Gospel: Matthew xxii: 15-21
The continuation of the holy Gospel according to Saint Matthew:
At that time, the Pharisees went and consulted among themselves, how
to ensnare Jesus in His speech. And they sent to Him their disciples
with the Herodians, saying: "Master, we know that Thou art a true
speaker, and teachest the way of God in truth, neither carest Thou for
any man, for Thou dost not regard the person of men. Tell us
therefore, what dost Thou think? Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar, or not?" But Jesus knowing their wickedness, said, "Why do you
tempt Me, ye hypocrites? Show me the coin of the tribute." And they
offered Him a denarius. And Jesus said to them, "Whose image and
inscription is this?" And they said to Him, "Caesar's." Then He said
to them: "Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar's; and
to God the things that are God's.
Offertory: Esther xiv: 12, 13
Remember me, O Lord, Thou who rulest above all power; and give a
well ordered speech in my mouth, that my words may be pleasing in the
sight of the prince.
Grant unto us, O merciful God, that this saving oblation may
unceasingly cleanse us from our faults and keep us from all harm.
Secret prayers of the Season
of the Trinity
Communion: Ps. xvi: 6
I have cried for Thou, O God, hast heard me: O incline Thine ear
to me, and hear my words.
We have received, O Lord, the gifts of Thy sacred mysteries; and
most humbly pray, that what Thou hast commanded us to do in memory of
Thee, may be a help in our weakness.
Postcommunion prayers of the Season