18th Sunday after Trinity
Collect: Lord, we beseech thee, grant thy people grace to withstand the temptations of the world, the flesh, and the devil; and with pure hearts and minds to follow thee, the only God. 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: Ecclesiasticus 36 (v 23-26) (Da pacem) Give peace, O Lord, to them that wait for thee, and let thy prophets be found faithful: hear the prayers of thy servant, and of thy people Israel Ps 122:1 I was glad when they said unto me: we will go unto the house of the Lord.
The Epistle: I Corinthians 1:4-8. St. Paul tells us that we will be constantly supported by Christ and will not want any gift of grace as we proceed though our life, waiting for His Return.
Gradual Ps. 122:1-2 I was glad when they said unto me: we will go unto the house of the Lord. Peace be within thy walls: and plenteousness within thy palaces.
Alleluia: Alleluia, alleluia. Ps. 102:15 The heathen shall fear thy Name, O Lord, and all the kings of the earth thy majesty. Alleluia.
The Gospel: St. Matthew 22:34-46. This is the well-known account of Jesus replying to a lawyer’s question: Which is the greatest commandment of the Law. Jesus not only fully replies and removes all doubt, but he then goes on to show that the Messiah must indeed be the Son of God.
Offertory. Exodus 24: 1-20 Moses consecrated an altar unto the Lord, offering burnt offerings upon it, and sacrificing peace offerings. And he made an evening sacrifice for a sweet-smelling savour unto the Lord God, in the sight of the children of Israel..
Communion. Psalm 96:8-9 Bring offerings and come into his courts: O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.
At the Divine Office
The Old Testament lessons in the Daily Office for the week to come are set out below:
Sunday Benedictus and Magnificat Antiphons
At 1st Vespers: Thine is the power, O Lord, and thine is the kingdom: thou art high above all nations: give peace in our time, O Lord our God. (1st Vespers for the 5th Sunday in October)
At Matins: Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, alleluia.
At 2nd Vespers: What think ye of Christ? Whose son is he: They say unto him, The son of David. Jesus saith unto them, How then doth David in spirit call him Lord saying, The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand.Click here to download a pdf copy of the minor propers for Trinity 18