N050 – 9th Sunday after Trinity

Notes from the Subdeacon

                                                 9th Sunday after Trinity 

Collect: Grant to us, Lord, we beseech thee, the spirit to think and do always such things as be rightful: that we who cannot do anything that is good without thee, may by thee be enabled to live according to thy will. Through Jesus Christ thy Son, Our Lord: Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

The Introit: Ps 54 (Ecce Deus) Behold, God is my helper: the Lord is with them that uphold my soul: he shall reward evil unto mine enemies: destroy thou them in thy truth, O Lord, my defender.

The Epistle: 1st Corinthians 10:6-13 St Paul here gives a very sobering warning to all of us. We must not think that once we baptized it is impossible for us to sin again. Temptations from the world, the flesh, and the devil will still assail us. In order to refrain from sin, we must be firmly rooted and grounded in Christ. In His Body, the Church, there is continuing spiritual nourishment and healing in the sacraments and the liturgical life of the Church. And, indeed, we have His sure promise that we will never be tempted beyond what we are able to resist.

Gradual: Ps 8 O Lord our Governor, how excellent is thy Name in all the world. Thou hast set thy glory above the heavens.

Alleluia: Ps 59 Deliver me from mine enemies, O God: defend me from them that rise up against me. Alleluia.

The Gospel: St. Luke 15:11-32 Christ gives us the Parable of the Prodigal Son to help us understand just how serious God’s love for sinners is.

Offertory: Ps 19 The statutes of the Lord are right, and rejoice the heart: his judgments are sweeter also than honey and the honey-comb: moreover by them is thy servant taught.

At the Divine Office

The Old Testament lessons in the Daily Office for the week to come are set out below:

 

Sunday Monday

 

Tuesday

 

Wednesday

 

Thursday

 

Friday Saturday
Matins Wisdom 11:21 – 12:2 1 Sam. 16:1-13 1 Sam. 16:14 – end 1 Sam. 17:1-11 1 Sam. 17:12– 27 1 Sam. 17:28 – 40 1 Sam. 17:41- end
Vespers Lam. 3:40 – 58 Micah 4:1-8 Micah 4:9-5:1 Micah 6:1-8 Micah 6:9-end Micah 7:1-13 Micah 7:14-end

Sunday Benedictus and Magnificat Antiphons

At 1st  Vespers: My son, keep thy fathers commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother: bind them continually upon thine heart.

At Matins: I will go to my father, and will say unto him: Father, make me as one of your hired servants.

At 2nd Vespers: But the father said to this servants, Bring forth the best robe and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet, alleluia.

 

Communion: St. John 6 He that eateth my Flesh and drinketh my Blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him, saith the Lord.

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N049 – 8th Sunday after Trinity

Notes from the Subdeacon

                                          8th Sunday after Trinity 

Collect: O God, whose never-failing providence ordereth all things both in heaven and earth: we humbly beseech thee; to put away from us all hurtful things, and to give us those things which be profitable for us. Through Jesus Christ thy Son, Our Lord: Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

The Introit: Ps 48. (Suscepimus) We wait for thy loving-kindness, O God, in the midst of thy temple: O God, according to thy Name, so is thy praise unto the world’s end: thy right hand is full of righteousness. Ps 48 Great is the Lord, and highly to be praised in the city of our God, even upon his holy hill.

The Epistle: Romans 8:12-17. We must ever be mindful of the fundamental change which God has worked in us by our Baptism and Chrismation. We have been set free from sin; we have ceased to be debtors of the devil. Now, however, we are adopted by God as His very dear children through the Incarnation, Passion, Death, and Resurrection of His only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ, Who is true God and true man.

Gradual: Ps. 31, Ps. 71. Be thou my strong rock and house of defense, that thou mayest save me. In thee, O God, have I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion, O Lord.

Alleluia. Ps. 48. Great is the Lord and highly to be praised, in the city of our God, even upon his holy hill. Alleluia.

The Gospel: St. Matthew 7:15-21. Jesus warns us that we must beware of false prophets: wolves in sheep’s clothing, He calls them. He also tells us that we can recognize those who constituted such danger to us: Ye shall know them by their fruits.

Offertory: Ps 18. Thou shalt save the people that are in adversity, O Lord, and shalt bring down the high looks of the proud: for who is God, but thou, O Lord?

Communion: Ps 34. O taste and see how gracious the Lord is: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.

At the Divine Office

The Old Testament lessons in the Daily Office for the week to come are set out below:

 

Sunday Monday

 

Tuesday

 

Wednesday

 

Thursday

 

Friday Saturday
Matins Ecclus. 1:18 – 27 1 Sam. 11:1-13 1 Sam. 11:14 – 12:5 1 Sam. 12:19 – end 1 Sam. 15:1 – 9 1 Sam. 15:10 – 23 1 Sam. 15:24 – 34
Vespers Ecclus. 6:22 – end Dan. 6:1-8 Dan. 6:9-15 Dan. 6:16 – 27 Esther 2:5 – 23 Esther 3:1-12 Esther 4:1-17

Sunday Benedictus and Magnificat Antiphons

At 1st  Vespers: Wisdom crieth aloud in the broad places: whosoever loveth wisdom, let him turn in hither, and he shall find her; and when he hath found her, happy is he if he hold her fast.

At Matins: Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits, alleluia.

At 2nd Vespers: A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit: every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire, Alleluia.

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N047S – The Finding of the Relics of St. Stephen the Protomartyr

August 3rd

Feast of the finding of the body of blessed Stephen, first martyr, and of the Saints Gamaliel, Nicodemus, and Abibo.

This is a supplement to N047, which was for the 6th Sunday after Trinity. It sets out the history of the martyrdom of St. Stephen, the protomartyr as well as importance of the finding of his relics and those of St. Gamaliel, St. Nicodemus, and St. Abibon.

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