Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost

Introit

Eccles 36.18

Give peace, O Lord, to them that patiently wait for Thee, that Thy prophets may be found faithful: hear the prayers of Thy servant, and of Thy people Israel. Ps. I rejoiced at the things that were said to me: we shall go into the house of the Lord. V . Glory be to the Father.

Collect

Let the exercise of Thy compassion, we beseech Thee, O Lord, direct out hearts: for without Thee we are not able to please Thee. Through the same Lord.

Epistle

1 Corinthians 1:4-8

Brethren, I give thanks to my God always for you, for the grace of God that is given you in Jesus Christ, that in all things you are made rich in Him in all utterance and in all knowledge, as the testimony of Christ was confirmed to you so that nothing is wanting to you in my grace, waiting for the manifestation of our Lord Jesus Christ, Who will also confirm you into the end without crime, in the day of the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Gradual

Ps 121:1,7

I rejoiced at the things that were said to me: We shall go into the house of the Lord. V. Let peace be in thy strength, and abundance in the towers.

Alleluia

Alleluia, alleluia. V. The Gentiles shall fear Thy Name, O Lord: and all the kings of the earth Thy glory. Alleluia.

Gospel

Matthew 9:1-8

At that time, Jesus entering into a boat, passed over the water and came into His own city. And behold they brought Him one sick of the palsy lying in a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith, said to the man sick of the palsy: Be of good heart, son, thy sins are forgiven thee. And behold some of the scribes said within themselves: He blasphemeth. And Jesus seeing their thoughts said: Why do you think evil in your hearts? whether is it easier to say: Thy sins are forgiven thee; or to say: Arise and walk? But that you may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins (then said He to the man sick of the palsy): Arise, take up thy bed, and go into thy house. And he arose, and went into his house. And the multitude seeing it, feared, and glorified God who had given such power to men.

Offertory

Ex. 24:4,5

Moses consecrated an altar to the Lord, offering upon it holocausts, and sacrificing victims: he made an evening sacrifice to the Lord God for an odour of sweetness, in the sight of the children of Israel.

Secret

O God who, through the venerable intercourse of this sacrifice dost make us partakers of the one supreme Godhead: grant, we beseech Thee, that having come to the knowledge of Thy truth, we may obtain it by worthy lives. Through the same Lord.

Communion

Psalm 95:8-9

Bring up sacrifices, and come into His courts: adore ye the Lord in His holy court.

Postcommunion

We who are fed with Thy holy Gift, O Lord, do offer our thanks unto Thee: beseeching Thy mercy that Thou mayest make us worthy to share in it. Through the same Lord Jesus Christ.