Twentieth Sunday After Pentecost
Introit: Daniel iii: 31, 29, 35
All that Thou hast done to us, O Lord, Thou hast done in true
judgment; because we have sinned against Thee, and have not obeyed Thy
commandments. But give glory to Thy name, and deal with us according
to Thy mercy. [Ps.] Blessed are the undefiled in the way; who walk
in the law of the Lord. Glory be.... All that....
Grant unto Thy faithful people pardon and peace, we beseech Thee,
merciful Lord, that they may be both cleansed from all their sins and
serve Thee with a quiet mind.
Collects of the Season
Epistle: Ephesians v: 15-21
A reading from the Epistle of blessed Paul the Apostle to the
Brethren: See how you walk circumspectly, not as unwise, but as wise;
redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Therefore, become not
unwise, but understanding what is the will of God. And be not drunk
with wine, wherein is luxury: but be ye filled with the Holy Ghost,
speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns, and spiritual canticles,
singing and making melody in your hearts to the Lord: giving thanks
always for all things, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to God
and the Father; being subject one to another in the fear of Christ.
Gradual: Ps. cxliv: 15-16
The eyes of all hope in Thee, O Lord; and Thou givest them meat
in due season. Thou openest Thy hand, and fillest every living
creature with Thy blessing.
Alleluia, alleluia. My heart is ready, O God, my heart is ready.
I will sing, and I will give praise to Thee, my glory. Alleluia.
Gospel: John iv: 46-53
The continuation of the holy Gospel according to Saint John:
At that time, there was a certain ruler whose son was sick at
Cepharnaum. He, having heard that Jesus was come from Judea into
Galilee, went to Him, and prayed Him to come down, and heal his son;
for he was at the point of death. Jesus therefore said to him,
"Unless you see signs and wonders, you believe not." The ruler said
to Him, "Lord, come down before my son dies." Jesus said to him, "Go
thy way, thy son lives." The man believed the word that Jesus said to
him, and went his way. And as he was going down, his servants met
him, and they brought word, saying that his son lived. He asked them,
therefore, the hour in which he grew better. And they said to him,
"Yesterday at the seventh hour, the fever left him." The father,
therefore, knew that it was at the same hour that Jesus said to him,
"Thy son liveth." And he himself believed, and his whole household.
Offertory: Ps. cxxxvi: 1
Upon the rivers of Babylon there we sat and wept when we
remembered Thee, O Sion.
May these mysteries, we beseech Thee, O Lord, bring us a heavenly
remedy and root out all vice from our hearts.
Secret prayers of the Season
of the Trinity
Communion: Ps. cxviii: 49-50
Be Thou mindful of Thy word to Thy servant, O Lord, in which Thou
hast given me hope. This has comforted me in my humiliation.
That we may become worthy, O Lord, to receive Thy holy gifts,
make us ever obedient to our commandments.
Postcommunion prayers of the Season