Let Thy priests, O Lord, be clothed with justice, and let Thy saints rejoice: for Thy servant David’s sake, turn not away the face of Thine anointed. Ps. O Lord, remember David and all his meekness. Glory be to the Father.
O God, Who hast promised to those who leave all in this world for Thee a hundredfold in the world to come and life everlasting, mercifully grant that, following closely in the footsteps of the holy bishop, Paulinus, we may have the grace to despise earthly things and desire only those fromheaven. Who livest and reignest.
II Corinthians 8:9-15
Brethren, Ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that being rich He became poor for your sakes; that through His poverty ye might be rich. And herein, I give my counsel: for this is profitable for you, who have begun not only to do, but also to be willing, a year ago; now therefore perform it also in deed: that as your mind is forward to be willing, so it may be also to perform, out of that which ye have. For if the will be forward, to be willing, so it may be also to perform, out of that which ye have. For if the will be forward, it is accepted according to that which a man hath, not according to which he hath not. For I mean not that others should be eased, and you burdened, but by an equality. In this present time let your abundance supply their want, that their abundance also may supply your want; that there may be an equality, as it is written: He that hath much had nothing over; and he that had little had no want.
Behold a great priest, who in his days pleased God. There was not another found like to him, who kept the law of the Most High.
Alleluia, alleluia. Thou are a priest forever according to the order of Melchisedech. Alleluia.
At that time, Jesus said to His disciples: Fear not, little flock, for it hath pleased your Father to give you a kingdom. Sell what you possess, and give alms. Make to yourselves bags which grow not old, a treasure in Heaven which faileth not: where no thief approacheth, nor moth corrupteth. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
I have found David My servant, with My holy oil I have anointed him: for My hand shall help him, and My arm shall strengthen him.
Grant us, O Lord, to join the sacrifice of perfect charity with the oblation of the altar, after the example of the holy bishop Paulinus, and, by zeal for good works, to deserve everlasting mercy. Through our Lord.
This is the faithful and wise steward, whom his lord setteth over his family: to give them their measure of wheat in due season.
Grant us, O Lord, by these holy things that sentiment of piety and humility which Thy holy bishop Paulinus drew from the same divine source, and by his intercession benignly pour the riches of Thy grace upon all who call upon Thee. Through the Lord.