The Lord saith: I think thoughts of peace, and not of affliction: you shall call upon Me, and I will hear you; and I will bring back your captivity from all places. (Psalm) Lord, Though hast blessed Thy land: Thou hast turned away the captivity of Jacob. Glory be to the Father. The Lord saith…
O Lord, we beseech Thee, absolve Thy people from their offenses, that through Thy bountiful goodness, we may be freed from the bonds of those sins, which by frailty we have committed. Through our Lord.
Epistle – Philippians 3:17-21;4:1-3
Brethren, be ye followers of me, and observe them who walk so as you have our model. For many walk, of whom I have told you often (and now tell you weeping), that they are enemies of the cross of Christ; whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame; who mind earthly things. But our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, our Lord Jesus Christ,
Who will reform the body of our lowness, made like to the body of His glory, according to the operation whereby also He is able to subdue all things unto Himself.
Therefore, my brethren, dearly beloved, and most desired, my joy and my crown: so stand fast in the Lord, my dearly beloved. I beg of Evodia, and I beseech Syntyche, to be of one mind in the Lord: and I entreat thee also, my sincere companion, help those women who have labored with me in the Gospel, with Clement and the rest of my fellow laborers, whose names are in the book of life.
Thou hast saved us, O Lord, from them that afflict us: and hast put them to shame the hate us. In God we will glory all the day long: and in Thy name we will give praise for ever.
Alleluia, alleluia. Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord: Lord, hear my voice. Alleluia.
Gospel – Matthew 9:18-26
At that time, as Jesus was speaking to the multitudes, behold a certain ruler came up, and adored Him, saying: Lord, my daughter is even now dead; but come lay Thy hand upon her, and she shall live. And Jesus, rising up, followed him, with his disciples. And behold a woman, who was troubled with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind Him, and touched the hem of His garment.
For she said within herself: If I shall touch only His garment, I shall be healed. But Jesus turning and seeing her, said: Be of good heart, daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour. And when Jesus was come into the house of the ruler, and saw the minstrels and the multitude making a tulmult, He said: Give place, for the girl is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed Him to scorn. And when the multitude was put forth, He went in and took her by the hand. And the maid arose.
And the fame hereof went abroad into all that country.
Out of the depths have I cried to Thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice. Out of the depths have I cried to Thee, O Lord.
May this sacrifice of praise which we offer Thee, O Lord, help us to serve Thee better, and move Thee to complete in us what through no merit of ours Thou didst begin. Through our Lord.
Amen I say to you, whatsoever you ask when you pray, believe that you will receive and it shall be done to you.
O God almighty, we beseech Thee, do not leave to succumb to human dangers those who from Thee have had the happiness of being partakers of the divine nature. Through our Lord.