Almighty and everlasting God, who gave to your apostle Bartholomew grace truly to believe and to preach your Word: Grant that your Church may love what he believed and preach what he taught; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Old Testament 15
The LORD your God will raise up for you a Prophet like me from your midst, from your brethren. Him you shall hear, 16
according to all you desired of the LORD your God in Horeb in the day of the assembly, saying, 'Let me not hear again the voice of the LORD my God, nor let me see this great fire anymore, lest I die.' 17
And the LORD said to me: 'What they have spoken is good. 18
I will raise up for them a Prophet like you from among their brethren, and will put My words in His mouth, and He shall speak to them all that I command Him.
1 Officiant: The Word of the Lord. The People:
Thanks be to God.
He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. 2
I will say of the LORD, 'He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.' 3
Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler And from the perilous pestilence. 4
He shall cover you with His feathers, And under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler. 5
You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, Nor of the arrow that flies by day, 6
Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday. 7
A thousand may fall at your side, And ten thousand at your right hand; But it shall not come near you. 8
Only with your eyes shall you look, And see the reward of the wicked. 9
Because you have made the LORD, who is my refuge, Even the Most High, your dwelling place, 10
No evil shall befall you, Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling; 11
For He shall give His angels charge over you, To keep you in all your ways. 12
In their hands they shall bear you up, Lest you dash your foot against a stone. 13
You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra, The young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot. 14
Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high, because he has known My name. 15
He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him. 16
With long life I will satisfy him, And show him My salvation.' *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.
New Testament 9
1 Corinthians 4:9-15
For I think that God has displayed us, the apostles, last, as men condemned to death; for we have been made a spectacle to the world, both to angels and to men. 10
We are fools for Christ's sake, but you are wise in Christ! We are weak, but you are strong! You are distinguished, but we are dishonored! 11
To the present hour we both hunger and thirst, and we are poorly clothed, and beaten, and homeless. 12
And we labor, working with our own hands. Being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we endure; 13
being defamed, we entreat. We have been made as the filth of the world, the offscouring of all things until now. 14
I do not write these things to shame you, but as my beloved children I warn you. 15
For though you might have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet you do not have many fathers; for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel. 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 22, beginning at verse 24
Now there was also a dispute among them, as to which of them should be considered the greatest. 25
And He said to them, 'The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them, and those who exercise authority over them are called 'benefactors.' 26
But not so among you; on the contrary, he who is greatest among you, let him be as the younger, and he who governs as he who serves. 27
For who is greater, he who sits at the table, or he who serves? Is it not he who sits at the table? Yet I am among you as the One who serves. 28
But you are those who have continued with Me in My trials. 29
And I bestow upon you a kingdom, just as My Father bestowed one upon Me, 30
that you may eat and drink at My table in My kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.'
After the Gospel reading, the deacon elevates the book and says:
Deacon: The Gospel of the Lord.
People: Praise to You, Lord Christ.