Twenty Third Sunday After Pentecost|
Introit: Jer. xxix: 11, 12, 14
The Lord saith: "I think thoughts of peace, and not of
affliction. You shall call upon Me, and I will hear you, and I will
bring back your captivity from all places." [Ps.] Lord, Thou hast
blessed Thy Land. Thou hast turned away the captivity of Jacob.
Glory be.... The Lord saith....
Absolve, we beseech Thee, O Lord, the sins of Thy people; that we
may be delivered by Thy goodness, from the bonds of sin which by our
frailty we have committed.
Collects of the Season
Epistle: Philippians iii: 17-21; iv: 1-3
A reading from the Epistle of blessed Paul the Apostle to the
Brethren: Be followers of me and follow those who walk as I do. For
many walk, as I have told you often (and now tell you weeping) that
they are enemies of the Cross of Christ; whose end is destruction,
whose god is the belly, and whose glory is in their shame; who mind
earthly things. But our conversation is in heaven, from whence also
we look for the Savior, our Lord Jesus Christ, who will reform the
body of our lowness, made like to the body of His glory, according to
the operation whereby also He is able to subdue all things unto
Himself. Therefore, my brethren, dearly beloved and most desired, my
joy and crown: so stand fast in the Lord, my dearly beloved.
I beg of Evodia, and I beseech Syntyche to be of one mind in the
Lord. And I entreat thee also, my sincere companion, help those women
who have labored with me in the Gospel with Clement and the rest of my
fellow-laborers, whose names are in the book of life.
Gradual: Ps. xliii: 8-9
Thou hast delivered us, O Lord, from them that afflict us; and
hast put them to shame that hate us. In God we will glory all the
day, and in Thy name we will give praise for ever.
Alleluia, alleluia. From the depths I have cried to Thee, O
Lord. Lord hear my prayer. Alleluia.
Gospel: Matthew ix: 18-26
The continuation of the Holy Gospel according to Matthew:
At that time, as Jesus was speaking to the multitudes, behold a
certain ruler came up and adored Him, saying, "Lord, my daughter is
even now dead; but come lay Thy hand upon her, and she shall live."
And Jesus, rising up, followed him, with His disciples.
And behold, a woman who was troubled with an issue of blood for
twelve years, came behind Him and touched the hem of His garment. For
she had said within herself, "If I shall touch only His garment, I
shall be healed." But Jesus, turning and seeing her, said, "Be of
good heart, thy faith has made thee whole." And the woman was made
whole from that hour.
And when Jesus was come into the house of the ruler, and saw the
minstrels and the multitude making a tumult, He said, "Give place; for
the girl is not dead, but sleepeth." And they laughed Him to scorn.
And when the multitude was put forth, He went in, and took her by the
hand. And the girl arose. And the fame thereof went abroad into all
Offertory: Ps. cxxix: 1-2
From the depths I have cried out to Thee, O Lord. Lord hear my
prayer. From the depths I have cried out to Thee, O Lord.
We offer to Thee, O Lord, this sacrifice of praise as an
additional act of homage: that what Thou hast granted to us, Thine
unworthy servants, Thou wouldst mercifully accomplish.
Secret prayers of the Season
of the Trinity
Communion: Mark xi: 24
Amen I say to you, whatsoever you ask when you pray, believe that you shall receive and it shall be done to you.
We beseech Thee, almighty God, that Thou wouldst not permit us to
be subject to human dangers, to who Thou givest to rejoice in the
participation of Thy divine mercies.
Postcommunion prayers of the Season