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 by the preaching and miracles of blessed Augustine, Thy Confessor and Bishop, didst vouchsafe to shed upon the English people the light of the true faith: grant that, through his intercession, the hearts of the straying may return to the unity of Thy truth, and that we may do Thy will with one accord. Through our Lord.
Epistle – I Thessalonians 2:2-9
Brethren, we had confidence in our God to speak unto you the gospel of God in much carefulness. For our exhortation was not of error, nor of uncleanness, nor in deceit. But as we were approved by God that the gospel should be committed to us, even so we speak, not as pleasing men, but God, Who proveth our hearts. For neither have we used at any time the speech of flattery, as you know; nor taken an occasion of covetousness, God is witness:
nor sought we glory of men, neither of you, nor of others. Whereas we might have been burdensome to you, as the Apostles of Christ: but we became little ones in the midst of you, as if a nurse should cherish her children: so desirous of you we would gladly impart unto you not only the gospel of God, but also our own souls; because you were become most dear unto us. For, you remember, brethren, our labor and toil: working night and day lest we should be chargeable to any of you, we preached among you the gospel of God.
I will clothe her priests with salvation: and her saints shall rejoice with exceeding great joy. There will I bring forth a horn to David: I have prepared a lamp for Mine Anointed.
Alleluia, alleluia. The Lord hath sworn, and He will not repent: Thou art a priest for ever according to the order of Melchisedech. Alleluia.
Gospel – Luke 10:1-9
At that time, the Lord appointed also other seventy-two: and He sent them two and two before His face into every city and place whither He Himself was to come. And He said to them: The harvest indeed is great, but the laborers are few; pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest that He send laborers into His harvest. Go; behold I send you as lambs among wolves. Carry neither purse, nor scrip, nor shoes; and salute no man by the way. Into whatsoever house you enter, first say: Peace be to this house: and if the son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon him; but if not, it shall return to you; and in the same house, remain, eating and drinking such things as they have: for the laborer is worthy of his hire. Remove not from house to house. And into what city soever you enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you; and heal the sick that are therein; and say to them: The kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.
My truth and My mercy shall be with him: and in My name shall his horn be exalted.
We offer Thee this sacrifice, O Lord, on the solemn feast of blessed Augustine, Thy Bishop and Confessor, humbly entreating that the sheep which are lost may return to the one fold, and be nourished by this food of salvation. Through our Lord.
Blessed is that servant, whom when his lord shall come he shall find so doing: Amen I say to you, he shall place him over all his goods.
We who are refreshed by this saving Victim humbly entreat Thee, O Lord, that through the intercession of blessed Augustine pleading for us, It may continually be offered in every place to the glory of Thy name. Through our Lord.