Let Thy Saints bless Thee, O Lord; they shall speak of the glory of Thy Kingdom, alleluia, alleluia. (Psalm) I will extol Thee, O God my King: and I will bless Thy name for ever: yea, for ever and ever. Glory be to the Father. Let Thy Saints…
May the feast of the blessed Martyrs Alexander and companions defend us, we beseech Thee, O Lord, and may their venerable prayer commend us to Thee. Through our Lord.
Epistle – I Peter 1:3-7
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Who according to His great mercy hath regenerated us unto a lively hope, by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, unto an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that cannot fade, reserved in heaven for you, who, by the power of God, are kept by faith unto salvation, ready to be revealed in the last time.
Wherein you shall greatly rejoice if now you must be for a little time made sorrowful in divers temptations: that the trial of your faith much more precious than gold (which is tried by the fire) may be found unto praise and glory and honor, at the appearing of Jesus Christ our Lord.
Alleluia, alleluia. Thy saints. Shall flourish like the lily. O Lord, and be as the odor of balsam before Thee.
Alleluia. Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His Saints. Alleluia.
Gospel – John 15:5-11
At that time, Jesus said to His disciples: I am the vine, you the branches: he that abideth in Me, and I in him, the same beareth much fruit: for without Me you can do nothing.
If any one abide not in Me, he shall be cast forth as a branch and shall wither, and they shall gather him up and cast him into the fire: and he burneth. If you abide in Me and My words abide in you, you shall ask whatever you will, and it shall be done unto you. In this is My Father glorified, that you bring forth very much fruit and become My disciples. As the Father hath loved Me, I also have loved you. Abide in My love. If you keep My commandments, you shall abide in My love: as I also have kept My Father’s commandments, and do abide in His love.
These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may be in you, and your joy may be filled.
Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, ye just: and glory, all ye right of heart, alleluia, alleluia.
Stand by us, O Lord, while we commemorate Thy saints and humbly pray: that by their merits these, Thy friends, may assist us who dare not rely on our own. Through our Lord.
Rejoice its the Lord, O ye just, alleluia: praise becometh the upright, alleluia.
Well satisfied with these saving mysteries, O Lord, we beseech Thee that those whose feast we celebrate may aid us by their prayers. Through our Lord.