Below are the proper prayers for the Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost. A PDF version is also available here: Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost Propers.
INTROIT (Dan. 3. 31, 29, 35)
All that Thou hast done to us, O Lord, Thou hast done in true judgment: because we have sinned against Thee, and we have not obeyed Thy commandments: but give glory to Thy Name, and deal with us according to the multitude of Thy mercy. Ps. 118. 1. Blessed are the undefiled in the way; who walk in the law of the Lord. ℣. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost. As it was in the be ginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. — All that Thou …
Be appeased, O Lord, we beseech Thee, and bestow on Thy faithful pardon and peace, cleansing them from every sin and letting them feel secure in Thy service. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who with Thee liveth and reigneth in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end.
EPISTLE From the Letter of Blessed Paul the Apostle to the Ephesians, 5. 15-21.
Brethren: See how you walk circumspectly, not as unwise, but as wise; redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Wherefore, become not unwise, but understanding what is the will of God. And be not drunk with wine, wherein is luxury: but be ye filled with the Holy Spirit, speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual canticles, singing and making melody in your hearts to the Lord: giving thanks always for all things, in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to God and the Father; being subject one to another in the fear of Christ.
GRADUAL (Ps. 144. 15, 16)
The eyes of all hope in Thee, O Lord; and Thou givest them meat in due season. Thou openest Thy hand, and fillest every living creature with Thy blessing. Alleluia, alleluia. (Ps. 107. 2.) My heart is ready, O God, my heart is ready: I will sing, and will give praise to Thee, my glory. Alleluia.
GOSPEL Continuation of the holy Gospel according to St. John, 4. 46-53.
At that time, there was a certain ruler whose son was sick at Capharnaum. He having heard that Jesus was come from Judea into Galilee, went to Him, and prayed Him to come down, and heal his son; for he was at the point of death. Jesus therefore said to him: Unless you see signs and wonders, you believe not. The ruler saith to Him: Lord, come down before my son die. Jesus saith to him: Go thy way, thy son liveth. The man believed the word which Jesus said to him, and went his way. And as he was going down, his servants met him, and they brought word, saying that his son lived. He asked therefore of them the hour wherein he grew better. And the y said to him: Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him. The father therefore knew that it was at the same hour that Jesus said to him: Thy son liveth; and himself believed, and his whole house.
OFFERTORY (Ps. 136. 1)
May these Mysteries, we beseech Thee, O Lord, provide us with a heavenly Remedy; and purge our hearts from their vices. Through our Lord …
PREFACE OF THE MOST HOLY TRINITY
It is truly meet and just, right and for our salvation, that we should at all times and in all places give thanks to Thee, holy Lord, Father almighty, eternal God: Who, together with Thine only-be gotten Son and the Holy Ghost, art one God, one Lord: not in the Oneness of a single Person, but in the Trinity of one Substance. For what by Thy revelation we believe of Thy glory, the same do we believe of Thy Son, the same of the Holy Ghost, without difference or separation; so that in confessing the true and eternal Godhead, in It we should adore distinction in Persons, unity in Essence, and equality in Majesty: in praise of which An gels and Archangels, Cherubim also and Seraphim, day by day exclaim, without end and with one voice, saying: — Sanctus.
COMMUNION (Ps. 118. 49-50)
Be Thou mindful of Thy word to Thy servant, O Lord, in which Thou hast given me hope: this hath comforted me in my humiliation.
Make us worthy of Thy sacred gifts, we beseech Thee, Lord, by keeping us always obedient to Thy commandments. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son …
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