Let Thy priests, O Lord, be clothed with justice, and let Thy Saints rejoice: for Thy servant David’s sake, turn not away from the face of Thine Anointed. (Psalm) O Lord, remember David, and all his meekness. Glory be to the Father. Let Thy priests…
O God, Who hast promised an hundredfold and eternal life hereafter to those who in this world leave all things for Thy sake: grant in Thy mercy that we may follow in the footsteps of the holy Bishop Paulinus, and may come to despise all things earth and long alone for those of heaven. Who livest and reignest.
Epistle – II Corinthians 8:9-15
Brethren, You know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, being rich, He became poor for your sakes; that through His poverty you might be rich. And herein I give my council: for this is profitable for you, who have begun not only to do, but also to be willing, a year ago; now therefore perform ye it also in deed: that, as your mind is forward to be willing, so it may be also to perform, out of that which you have.
For if the will be forward, it is accepted according to that which a man hath, not according to that which he hath not. For I mean not that others should be eased, and you burdened, but by an equality. In this present time let your abundance supply their want, that their abundance also may supply your want; that there may be an equality, as it is written: He that had much had nothing over; and he that had little had no want.
Behold a great priest, who in his days pleased God. There was not found the like to him, who kept the law of the Most High.
Gospel – Luke 12:32-34
At that time, Jesus said to His disciples: Fear not, little flock, for it hath pleased your Father to give you a kingdom. Sell what you possess, and give alms. Make to yourselves bags which grow not old, a treasure in heaven which faileth not: where no thief approacheth, nor moth corrupteth. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
I have found David My servant, with My holy oil I have anointed him: for My hand shall help him, and Mine arm shall strengthen him.
Grant us, O Lord, that following the example of the holy Bishop Paulinus, we may add the sacrifice of perfect charity to the offerings of the altar, and by zeal in doing good may win Thine everlasting mercy. Through our Lord.
This is the faithful and wise steward, whom his lord setteth over his family: to give them their measure of wheat in due season.
Grant us, O Lord, through these holy mysteries, that spirit of lowliness and love which Thy holy Bishop Paulius drew from this divine source: and through his intercession pour forth in Thy bounty the riches of Thy grace on all who call upon Thee. Through our Lord.