Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost

Introit

Psalm 118:137,124

Thou art just, O Lord, and Thy judgment is right; deal with Thy servant according to Thy mercy. Ps. Blessed are the undefiled in the way: who walk in the law of the Lord. V. Glory be to the Father.

Collect

Grant, O Lord, unto Thy people grace to avoid all contact with the devil, and with pure minds to follow Thee, the only God. Through our Lord.

Epistle

Ephesians 4:1-6

Brethren: I, a prisoner of the Lord, be- seech you that you walk worthy of the vocation in which you are called. With all humility and mildness, with patience, sup- porting one another in charity, careful to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. One body and one spirit, as you are called in one hope of your calling. One Lord, one faith, one baptism. One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in us all, who is blessed for ever and ever. Amen.

Gradual

Psalm 32:12,6

Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord: the people whom He hath chosen for His inheritance. V. By the word of the Lord the heavens were established; and all the power of them by the spirit of His mouth.

Alleluia

Psalm 101:2

Alleluia, alleluia. V. O Lord, hear my prayer; and let my cry come to Thee. Alleluia.

Gospel

Matthew 22:34-46

At that time the Pharisees came to Jesus, and one of them, a doctor of the law, asked Him, tempting Him: Master, which is the great commandment of the law? Jesus said to him: Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with thy whole heart, and with thy whole soul and with thy whole mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment. And the second is like to this: Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments dependeth the whole law and the prophets. And the Pharisees being gathered together, Jesus asked them, saying: What think you of Christ, whose son is He? They say to Him: David’s. He saith to them: How then doth David, in spirit, call Him Lord, saying: The Lord said to my Lord: Sit on my right hand until I make Thy enemies Thy footstool? If David then call Him Lord, how is He his son? And no man was able to answer Him a word; neither durst any man, from that day forth, ask Him any more questions.

Offertory

Daniel 9:4,17,18,19

I, Daniel, prayed to my God, saying: Hear, O Lord, the prayers of Thy servant; show Thy face upon Thy sanctuary, and favourably look down upon this people upon whom Thy name is invoked, O God.

Secret

We humbly implore Thy majesty, O Lord, that the holy mysteries we are celebrating, may free us both from past sins and future transgressions. Through our Lord.

Communion

Psalm 75:12,13

Vow ye, and pray to the Lord your God, all you that round about Him bring presents: to Him that is terrible, even to Him who taketh away the spirit of princes; to the terrible with all the kings of the earth.

Postcommunion

By the grace of Thy sacraments, almighty God, may our passions be subdued and our eternal salvation assured. Through our Lord.