The just shall rejoice in the Lord, and shall hope in Him: and all the upright of heart shall be praised. (Psalm) Hear, O God, my prayer when I make supplication to Thee: deliver my soul from the fear of the enemy. Glory be to the Father. The just shall…
Grant, we beseech Thee, almighty God: that through the intercession of blessed Pantaleon, Thy Martyr, we may be delivered from all harm to the body and all uncleanness of mind. Through our Lord.
Epistle – II Timothy 2:8-10;3:10-12
Dearly beloved, be mindful that the Lord Jesus Christ is risen again from the dead, of the seed of David, according to my gospel: wherein I labor even unto bands, as an evildoer: but the word of God is not bound. Therefore I endure all things for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus, with heavenly glory.
But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, love, patience, persecutions, afflictions: such as came upon me at Antioch, at Iconium, and at Lystra: what persecutions I endured, and out of them all the Lord delivered me. And all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
When the just man shall fall, he shall not be bruised: for the Lord putteth His hand under him. He showeth mercy and lendeth all the day long: and his seed shall be in blessing.
Alleluia, alleluia. He that followeth Me walketh not in darkness, but shall have the light of life eternal. Alleluia.
Gospel – Matthew 10:26-32
At that time, Jesus said to His disciples: Nothing is covered that shall not be revealed: nor hid that shall not be known. That which I tell you in the dark, speak ye in the light: and that which you hear in the ear, preach ye upon the housetops. And fear ye not them that kill the body and are not able to kill the soul; but rather fear him that can destroy both soul and body in hell. Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and not one of them shall fall on the ground without your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
Fear not therefore: better are you than many sparrows. Every one therefore that shall confess Me before men, I will also confess him before My Father who is in heaven.
O Lord, Thou hast set on his head a crown of precious stones: he asked life of Thee, and Thou hast given it to him, alleluia.
May our offering be acceptable in Thy sight, O Lord, and may it benefit us by the prayer of him on whose feast it is offered. Through our Lord.
If any man minister to Me, let him follow Me: and where I am, there also shall My minister be.
Refreshed by partaking of Thy sacred Gift, we beseech Thee, O Lord, our God, that through the intercession of blessed Pantaleon, Thy Martyr, we may perceive the fruit of the right which we celebrate. Through our Lord.