HOLY TRINITY CELTIC ORTHODOX CHURCH
MASS READINGS FOR THE ANGLO-CELTIC LITURGY
CELEBRATED ACCORDING TO THE REVISED JULIAN CALENDAR
AUGUST 20TH , 2017
TENTH SUNDAY AFTER THE FEAST OF HOLY TRINITY
FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE, THE HOMILY APPEARS
IMMEDIATELY BELOW THE PROPERS / READINGS
INTROIT. Cum clamarem. Ps. 55.
When I called upon the Lord, he heard my voice, even from the battle
that was against me: yea, even God that endureth for ever shall hear me,
and bring them down: O cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall
nourish thee. Ps. ibid. Hear my prayer, O Lord, and hide not thyself
from my petition: take heed unto me, and hear me. V. Glory be.
Let thy merciful ears, O Lord, be open to the prayers of thy humble
servants: and that they may obtain their petitions, make them to ask
such things as shall please thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
EPISTLE. 1 Corinthians 12:1-11
1 Brethren: concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you
2 Ye know that ye were Gentiles, carried away unto these dumb idols,
even as ye were led.
3 Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit
of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the
Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.
4 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.
5 And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord.
6 And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which
worketh all in all.
7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit
8 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the
word of knowledge by the same Spirit;
9 To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing
by the same Spirit;
10 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another
discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another
the interpretation of tongues:
11 But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to
every man severally as he will.
GRADUAL. Ps. 7. Keep me, O Lord, as the apple of an eye: hide me
under the shadow of thy wings. V. Let my sentence come forth from thy
presence: and let thine eyes look upon the thing that is equal.
Alleluia, alleluia. V. Ps. 65. Thou, O God, art praised in Sion: and
unto thee shall the vow be performed in Jerusalem. Alleluia.
GOSPEL. St. Luke 19:41-47
41 AT that time: When Jesus was come near, he beheld the city, and wept
42 Saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the
things which belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes.
43 For the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a
trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side,
44 And shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children within
thee; and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another; because
thou knewest not the time of thy visitation.
45 And he went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold
therein, and them that bought;
46 Saying unto them, It is written, My house is the house of prayer: but
ye have made it a den of thieves.
47 And he taught daily in the temple.
OFFERTORY. Ps. 25. Unto thee, O Lord, will I lift up my soul: my
God, I have put my trust in thee, O let me not be confounded: neither
let mine enemies triumph over me: for all they that hop in thee shall
not be ashamed.
O Lord, who hast instituted this sacrifice to be a remembrance of the
effectual continuance of the work of our redemption: grant, we pray
thee, that we may ever be enabled by thee to draw near in worthiness
unto these thy mysteries. [Through.]
COMMUNION. Ps. 51. Thou shalt be pleased with the sacrifice of
righteousness, with the burnt offerings and oblations upon thine altar,
Grant, O Lord, we pray thee: that this holy Communion, which we have
received, may cleanse us from all our sins, and bestow upon us unity and
HOMILY FROM THE GOSPEL
(41) He beheld the city, and wept over it.—This, and the tears over the
grave of Lazarus, John 11:35, are the only recorded instances of our Lord’s tears.
It is significant that in the one case they flow from the intensity of personal friendship,
and in the other from that of the intense love of country which we know as
Although Jesus wept over Jerusalem, he executed awful vengeance upon it. Though
he delights not in the death of a sinner, yet he will surely bring to
pass his awful judgment on those who neglect his salvation. The Son
of God did not weep for a light matter, nor for himself. He knows the value of souls,
the weight of guilt, and how low it will press and sink mankind. May he then come and
cleanse our hearts by his Spirit, from all that defiles. May sinners, on every side,
become attentive to the words of truth and salvation.
IT IS A SERIOUS SIN TO NEGLECT THE DAILY PRAYING AND STUDY OF SCRIPTURE