Columba, Abbot of Iona
O God, who by the preaching of your blessed servant Columba caused the light of the Gospel to shine in Scotland: Grant, we pray, that, having his life and labors in remembrance, we may show our thankfulness to you by following the example of his zeal and patience; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
The LORD reigns; Let the earth rejoice; Let the multitude of isles be glad! 2
Clouds and darkness surround Him; Righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne. 7
Let all be put to shame who serve carved images, Who boast of idols. Worship Him, all you gods. 8
Zion hears and is glad, And the daughters of Judah rejoice Because of Your judgments, O LORD. 9
For You, LORD, are most high above all the earth; You are exalted far above all gods. 10
You who love the LORD, hate evil! He preserves the souls of His saints; He delivers them out of the hand of the wicked. 11
Light is sown for the righteous, And gladness for the upright in heart. 12
Rejoice in the LORD, you righteous, And give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name. *At the end of the Psalms this is sung or said
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: * as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.
Old Testament 1
The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon Me, Because the LORD has anointed Me To preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives, And the opening of the prison to those who are bound; 2
To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, And the day of vengeance of our God; To comfort all who mourn, 3
To console those who mourn in Zion, To give them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for mourning, The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of righteousness, The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified.' Officiant: The Word of the Lord. The People:
Thanks be to God.
New Testament 11
1 Corinthians 3:11-23
For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. 12
Now if anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, 13
each one's work will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one's work, of what sort it is. 14
If anyone's work which he has built on it endures, he will receive a reward. 15
If anyone's work is burned, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire. 16
Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? 17
If anyone defiles the temple of God, God will destroy him. For the temple of God is holy, which temple you are. 18
Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you seems to be wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise. 19
For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, 'He catches the wise in their own craftiness'; 20
and again, 'The LORD knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are futile.' 21
Therefore let no one boast in men. For all things are yours: 22
whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas, or the world or life or death, or things present or things to come -- all are yours. 23
And you are Christ's, and Christ is God's. Officiant: The Word of the Lord. The People:
Thanks be to God.
Gospel Introduction to the Gospel:
Deacon:The Lord be with you.
People: And also with you. Or And with your spirit
Deacon: May the Lord be on our minds, on our lips, and on our hearts as we hear His Holy Gospel. The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke
People: Glory to You, Lord Christ.
Deacon: We are reading from Luke's Gospel chapter 10, beginning at verse 17
Then the seventy returned with joy, saying, 'Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name.' 18
And He said to them, 'I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. 19
Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you. 20
Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven.'
After the Gospel reading, the deacon can elevate the book and says:
Deacon: The Gospel of the Lord.
People: Praise to You, Lord Jesus Christ.