Ninth Sunday After Pentecost
Behold, God is my helper, and the Lord is the protector of my soul: turn back the evils upon mine enemies, and cut them off in Thy truth, O Lord my protector. Ps. Save me, O God, by Thy name, and de- liver me in Thy strength. V. Glory be to the Father.
Let Thy merciful ears, O Lord, be open to the prayers of Thy suppliant people; and that Thou mayest grant them their peti- tions, make them to ask such things as shall please Thee. Through our Lord.
1 Corinthians 10:6-13
Brethren, let us not covet evil things, as they also coveted. Neither become ye idolaters, as some of them: as it is written: The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play. Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed fornication, and there fell in one day three and twenty thousand. Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them tempted, and perished by the serpents. Neither do you murmur, as some of them murmured, and were destroyed by the destroyer. Now all these things happened to them in figure, and they are written for our correction, upon whom the ends of the world are come. Wherefore he that thinketh himself to stand, let him take heed lest he fall. Let no temptation take hold on you, but such as is human: and God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that which you are able; but will make also with temptation issue, that you may be able to bear it.
O Lord, our Lord, how admirable is Thy name in the whole earth! V. For Thy magnificence is elevated above the heavens.
Alleluia, alleluia. V. Deliver me from my enemies, O my God: and defend me from them that rise up against me. Alleluia.
At that time, when Jesus drew near to Jerusalem, seeing the city, He wept over it saying: If thou also hadst known, and that in this day, the things that are to thy peace: but now they are hidden from thy eyes. For the days shall come upon thee, and thy enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and straiten thee on every side; and beat thee flat to the ground, and thy children who are in thee; and they shall not leave in thee a stone upon a stone, because thou hast not known the time of thy visitation. And entering into the temple, He began to cast out them that sold therein, and them that bought, saying to them: It is written, My house is the house of prayer, but you have made it a den of thieves. And He was teaching daily in the temple.
The justices of the Lord are right, rejoicing hearts, and His judgments sweeter than honey and the honeycomb: for thy servant keepeth them.
Grant us, we beseech Thee, O Lord, worthily to frequent these sacred mysteries: for as often as this memorial sacrifice is offered, the work of our redemption is wrought. Through our Lord.
He that eateth My Flesh, and drinketh My Blood, abideth in Me, and I in him, saith the Lord.
May our reception of Thy holy Sacrament, O Lord, both purify us from sin and grant us unity in Thy service. Through our Lord.