Introit: Ps. liv: 17, 18, 20, 23
When I cried to the Lord He heard my voice, distinguishing it from them that draw near to me; and He humbled them, Who is before all ages, and remains forever. Cast all thy care upon the Lord, and He will sustain thee. [Ps.] Hear, O God, my prayer, and despise not my supplication; be attentive to me and hear me. Glory be.... When....
O God, who dost manifest Thy power chiefly in showing mercy and pity: increase Thy mercy towards us, that we, seeking the way of Thy promises, may be made partakers of Thy heavenly treasures.
Epistle: 1 Cor. xii: 2-11
A reading from the first Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians.
Brethren: You know that when you were Gentiles, you went to dumb idols, according as you were led. Wherefore, I give you to understand that no one speaking in the Spirit of God says "Anathema" to Jesus. And no one can say, "Jesus is Lord," except in the Holy Ghost. Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of ministries, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of workings, but the same God, who works all things in all. Now the manifestation of the Spirit is given to everyone for profit. To one through the Spirit is given the utterance of wisdom; and to another the utterance of knowledge, according to the same Spirit; to another the gift of healing, in the one Spirit; to another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another the distinguishing of spirits; to another various kinds of tongues; to another interpreta- tion of tongues. But all these things are the work of one and the same Spirit, who allots to everyone according as he will.
Gradual: Ps. xvi: 8, 2.
Keep me, O Lord, as the apple of Thine eye. Protect me under the shadow of Thy wings. Let my judgment come forth from Thy countenance. Let Thine eyes behold the things that are equitable.
Alleluia, alleluia. A hymn, O God, becometh Thee in Sion, and a vow shall be paid to Thee in Jerusalem. Alleluia.
Gospel: Luke xviii: 9-14.
+ The continuation of the holy Gospel according to Luke.
At that time, Jesus spoke this parable also to those who trusted in themselves as being just, and despised others. "Two men went up to the temple to pray, the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. The Pharisee stood up and began to pray thus within himself: 'O God, I thank Thee that I am not like the rest of men, robbers, dishonest, adulterers, or even like this publican. I fast twice a week. I pay tithes of all that I possess.' But the publican, standing afar off, would not so much as lift up his eyes to heaven, but kept striking his breast, saying, 'O God, be merciful to me the sinner!' I tell you, this man went back to his home justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself shall be humbled, and he who humbles himself shall be exalted.
Offertory: Ps. xxiv: 1-3
To Thee, O Lord, have I lifted up my soul. In Thee, O my God, I put my trust. Let me not be put to shame. Neither let my enemies laugh at me, for none of them that wait on Thee shall be confounded.
May these sacrifices, O Lord, which Thou hast appointed to be offered up to Thee for the glory of Thy name in such wise be hallowed, that they may remain a remedy for all our ills. This we ask of Thee through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who lives and reigns with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end.
Communion: Ps. i: 21
Thou wilt accept the sacrifice of justice, oblations, and holocausts, upon Thine altar, O Lord.
Grant, we beseech Thee, O Lord our God, that Thy gracious help may never be lacking to us whose strength Thou cease not to renew with Thy divine Sacraments. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who lives and reigns with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end.