Tenth Sunday of Pentecost
Introit When I cried to the Lord He heard my voice, from them that draw near to me; and He humbled them, who is before all ages, and remains for ever: cast your care upon the Lord, and He shall sustain You. Hear, O God, my prayer, and despise not my supplication; be attentive to me and hear me. ℣. Glory be … Amen. — When I cried to the Lord …
Collect O God, who manifests Your almighty power mostly in sparing and showing mercy: multiply upon us Your mercy: that as we hasten towards Your promises, You may make us partakers of heavenly treasures. Through our Lord …
Epistle (1 Corinthians 12:2-11) Brethren, you know that, when you were heathens, you went to dumb idols, according as you were led. Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man, speaking by the Spirit of God, says Anathema to Jesus; and no man can say: The Lord Jesus, but by the Holy Ghost. Now there are diversities of graces, but the same Spirit; and there are diversities of ministries, but the same Lord; and there are diversities of operations, but the same God, who works all in all. And the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man unto profit. To one indeed, by the Spirit, is given the word of wisdom; and to another, the word of knowledge, according to the same Spirit; to another faith in the same Spirit; to another the grace of healing in one Spirit; to another, the working of miracles; to another, prophecy; to another, the discerning of spirits; to another, divers kinds of tongues; to another, interpretation of speeches. But all these things one and the same Spirit works, dividing to every one according as He will.
Gradual Keep me, O Lord, as the apple of Your eye: protect me under the shadow of Your wings. Let my judgment come forth from Your countenance: let Your eyes behold the thing that is equitable. Alleluia, alleluia. (Ps. 64:2.) A hymn, O God, is fitting for you in Sion: and a vow shall be paid to You in Jerusalem. Alleluia.
Gospel (Luke 18:9-14) At that time, Jesus spoke this parable to some who trusted in themselves as just, and despised others. Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one was a Pharisee, and the other a publican. The Pharisee standing, prayed thus with himself: O God, I give You thanks that I am not as the rest of men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers; as also is this publican. I fast twice in the week; I give tithes of all that I possess. And the publican standing afar off would not so much as lift up his eyes towards heaven, but struck his breast saying: O God, be merciful to me a sinner. I say to you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: because everyone that exalts himself shall be humbled, and he that humbles himself shall be exalted.
Offertory To You, O Lord, have I lifted up my soul: in You, O my God, I put my trust, let me not be ashamed: neither let mine enemies laugh at me: for none of them that wait on You shall be confounded.
Secret Let the appointed Sacrifice be offered to You, O Lord: which You hast arranged to be offered to the honour of Your name in such wise that it may be a remedy to us.
Communion You will accept the sacrifice of justice, oblations and holocausts, upon Your altar, O Lord.
Postcommunion May We beseech You, O Lord, our God, that in Your goodness You will not deprive of Your aid those whom You dost not cease to renew with Your divine Sacraments. Through our Lord Jesus Christ …