Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost

Introit

Psalm 85:1,2-3

Incline Thine ear, O Lord, to me and hear me: save Thy servant, O my God, that trusteth in Thee: have mercy on me, O Lord, for I have cried to Thee all day. Ps. Give joy to the soul of Thy servant; for to Thee, O Lord, I have lifted up my soul. V. Glory be to the Father.

Collect

Let Thy continual pity cleanse and defend Thy Church, we beseech Thee, O Lord; and because it cannot continue in safety without Thee, govern it evermore by Thy help. Through our Lord.

Epistle

Galatians 5:25-26; 6:1-10

Brethren: If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not be made desirous of vainglory, provoking one another, envying one another. Brethren, and if a man be overtaken in any fault, you, who are spiritual, instruct such a one in the spirit of meekness, considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so you shall fulfil the law of Christ. For if any man think himself to be something, whereas he is nothing, he deceiveth himself. But let everyone prove his own work, and so he shall have glory in himself only, and not in another. For every one shall bear his own burden. And let him that is instructed in the word, communicate to him that instructeth him, in all good things. Be not deceived: God is not mocked; for what things a man shall sow, those also shall he reap. For he that soweth in his flesh, of the flesh also shall reap corruption: but he that soweth in the spirit, of the spirit shall reap life everlasting. And in doing good, let us not fail; for in due time we shall reap, not failing. Therefore, whilst we have time, let us work good to all men, but especially to those who are of the household of the faith.

Gradual

Psalm 91:2-3

It is good to give praise to the Lord; and to sing to Thy name, O Most High. V. To show forth Thy mercy in the morning, and Thy truth in the night.

Alleluia

Psalm 94:3

Alleluia, alleluia. V. For the Lord is a great God, and a great King over all the earth. Alleluia.

Gospel

Luke 7:11-16

At that time, Jesus went into a city called Naim; and there went with Him His disciples, and a great multitude. And when He came nigh to the city, behold a dead man was carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow, and a great multitude of the city were with her. And when the Lord saw her, He had compassion on her, and said to her: Weep not. And He came near and touched the bier. And they that carried it stood still. And He said: Young man, I say to thee, Arise: and he that was dead sat up, and began to speak. And He delivered him to his mother. And there came a fear on them all: and they glorified God, saying: A great prophet is risen up amongst us, and God hath visited His people.

Offertory

Psalm 39:2,3,4

With expectation I have waited for the Lord, and He had regard to me; and he heard my prayer, and He put a new canticle into my mouth, a song to our God.

Secret

May Thy Sacraments, O Lord, be our safe-guard, and ever defend us against the at-tacks of the evil one. Through our Lord.

Communion

John 6:52

The bread that I will give is My flesh for the life of the world.

Postcommunion

In soul and in body, O Lord, may we be ruled by the operation of this heavenly gift; that the graces flowin g therefrom, and not the impulses of nature, may inspire all our actions. Through our Lord.