S. Luke, Evangelist
Saint Luke Painting the Virgin
Maerten van Heemskerck,
Introit: Ps. cxxxviii: 17
o me, Thy friends, O
God, are made exceedingly honorable; their principality is exceedingly
strengthened. [Ps. ibid.]Lord, Thou hast proved me and known me. Thou hast known my sitting down
and my rising up.v.
Glory be . To me .
beseech Thee, O Lord, grant to us to be aided by the prayers of St. Luke, Thine
evangelist; who, for the glory of Thy name, ever bore in his body the
mortification of the cross. Through our Lord.
2 Cor. viii: 16-24
A reading from the Epistle of blessed Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians:
Thanks be to God, who has inspired Titus with this same zeal for you.
For not only has he accepted our exhortation, but being very zealous
himself, he has gone to you of his own choice.
And we have sent along with him the brother whose services to the Gospel
are praised in all the churches; and what is more, who was also appointed by the
churches to travel with us in this work of grace which is being done by us, to
the glory of the Lord, and to show our own readiness. We
are on our guard, lest anyone should slander us in the matter of the
administration of this generous amount. For
we take forethought for what is honorable, not only before God, but also in the
sight of men. And we have sent with
them also our brother, whom we have proved to be zealous often, and in many
things, but who now is more earnest than ever;
because of his great confidence in you, whether as regards Titus, who is
my companion and fellow worker among you; or
as regards our brethren, the messengers of the churches, the glory of Christ.
Give them, therefore, in the sight of the churches, a proof of your
charity, and of our boasting on your behalf.
Graduale: Ps. xviii: 5 et 2
sound went forth into all the earth, and their words to the end of the world.
The heavens show forth the glory of God, and the firmament declareth the
works of His hands.
alleluia! [John. xv 16]
I have chosen you
out of the world, that you should go, and should bring forth fruit; and your
fruit should remain. Alleluia!
continuation of the Holy Gospel according to Luke:
that time, the Lord appointed seventy-two others, and sent them off two by two
before Him, into every town and place where He Himself was about to come.
And He said to them, "The harvest is indeed great, but the laborers
are few. Pray therefore the Lord of
the harvest to send forth laborers into His harvest. Go. Behold, I
send you forth as lambs in the midst of wolves.
Carry neither purse, nor wallet, nor sandals, and greet no one on the
way. Whatever house you enter, say
first, `Peace be unto this house!' And
if a son of peace be there, your peace will rest upon him;
but if not, it will return to you. And
remain in the same house, eating and drinking what they have; for the laborer
deserves his wages. Do not go from
house to house. And whatever town
you enter, and they receive you, eat what is set before you, and cure the sick
who are there, and say to them, `The kingdom of God is at hand for you.'"
Offertory: Ps. cxxxviii: 17
me, Thy friends, O God, are made exceedingly honorable; their principality is
unto us, we beseech Thee, O Lord, by Thy heavenly gifts, that we may serve Thee
with freedom of mind.
May the offerings which we bring, through the intercession of blessed
Luke, Thine evangelist, win for us both healing and glory.
The Preface of the Apostles
Communio: Matth: xix: 28
You who have followed
Me, shall sit upon seats, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
Grant, we beseech Thee,
O almighty God, that the gift we have received from Thy holy altar, may, through
the prayers of blessed Luke, Thine evangelist, sanctify our souls and keep us in