Thou hast loved justice and hated iniquity: therefore God, Thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows. (Psalm) My heart hath uttered a good word: I speak my works to the King. Glory be to the Father. Thou hast…
Hear us, O God, our Savior: and as we rejoice in the feat of blessed Martha, Thy Virgin, so we may learn a filial devotion to Thee. Through our Lord.
Epistle – II Corinthians 10:17-18;11:1-2
Brethren, he that glorieth let him glory in the Lord. For not he who commendeth himself is approved: but he whom God commendeth.
Would to God you could bear with some little of my folly, but do bear with me: for I am jealous of you with the jealousy of God. For I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.
With thy comeliness and thy beauty set out, proceed prosperously, and reign. Because of truth, and meekness, and justice: and thy right hand shall conduct thee wonderfully.
Alleluia, alleluia. After her shall virgins be brought to the King: her companions shall be brought to thee with gladness. Alleluia.
Gospel – Luke 10:38-42
At that time, Jesus entered into a certain town; and a certain woman named Martha received Him into her house: and she had a sister called Mary, who sitting also at the Lord’s feet, heard His word. But Martha was busy about much serving: who stood and said, Lord, hast Thou no care that my sister hath left me alone to serve? Speak to her therefore, that she help me.
And the Lord answering, said to her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful, and art troubled about many things: but one thing is necessary. Mary hath chosen the best part, which shall not be taken away from her.
The daughters of kings are in thine honor, the queen stood on thy right hand in gilded clothing, surrounded with variety.
May this sacrifice of Thy dedicated people be accepted by Thee, O Lord, in honor of Thy Saints: to whose merits we attribute the help afforded us in tribulation. Through our Lord.
The five wise virgins took oil in their vessels with the lamps: and at midnight there was a cry made: Behold the Bridegroom cometh: go ye forth to meet Christ the Lord.
Thou hast filled Thy household, O Lord, with holy gifts: do Thou cherish us always, through the intercession of her whose festival we are keeping. Through our Lord.