To read the proper prayers for the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost, please read below or follow this link for a PDF version: Eighth Sunday after Pentecost Propers.
INTROIT (Ps. 47. 10-11)
WE have received Thy mercy, O God, in the midst of Thy temple; according to Thy Name, O God, so also is Thy praise unto the ends of the earth: Thy right hand is full of justice. Ps. ibid. 2. Great is the Lord, and exceedingly to be praised, in the city of God, in his holy mountain. ℣. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. — We have received Thy mercy …
GRACIOUSLY grant to us, we beseech Thee, O Lord, the spirit to think and do always such things as are rightful: that we, who cannot exist without Thee, may be enabled to live according to Thy will. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end.
EPISTLE From the Letter of Blessed Paul the Apostle to the Romans, 8. 12-17.
BRETHREN: we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh; for if you live according to the flesh, you shall die; but if by the Sprit you mortify the deeds of the flesh, you shall live. For whosoever are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. For you have not received the spirit of bondage again in fear, but you have received the spirit of adoption of sons, whereby we cry: Abba (Father). For the Spirit Himself giveth testimony to our spirit, that we are the sons of God; and if sons, heirs also; heirs indeed of God, and joint heirs with Christ.
GRADUAL (Ps. 30. 3)
BE Thou unto me a God, a protector, and a place of refuge, to save me. (Ps. 70. 1.) In Thee, O God, have I hoped: O Lord, let me never be confounded. Alleluia, alleluia. (Ps. 47. 2.) Great is the Lord, and exceedingly to be praised, in the city of our God in His holy mountain. Alleluia.
GOSPEL Continuation of the holy Gospel according to St. Luke, 16. 1-9.
AT THAT TIME, Jesus spoke to His disciples this parable: There was a certain rich man who had a steward; and the same was accused unto him that he had wasted his goods; and he called him, and said to him: How is it that I hear this of thee? give an account of thy stewardship, for now thou canst be steward no longer. And the steward said within himself: What shall I do, because my lord taketh away from me the stewardship? To dig I am not able: to beg I am ashamed. I know what I will do, that when I shall be removed from the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses. Therefore calling together every one of his lord’s debtors, he said to the first: How much dost thou owe my lord? But he said: A hundred barrels of oil. And he said to him: Take thy bill, and sit down quickly, and write fifty. Then he said to another: And how much dost thou owe? Who said: A hundred quarters of wheat. He said to him: Take thy bill, and write eighty. And the lord commended the unjust steward, for as much as he had done wisely: for the children of this world are wiser in their generation than the children of light. And I say to you: Make unto you friends of the mammon of iniquity, that when you shall fail, they may receive you into everlasting dwellings.
OFFERTORY (Ps. 17. 28, 32)
THOU will save the humble people, O Lord, and wilt bring down the eyes of the proud; for who is God but Thou, O Lord?
ACCEPT, we beseech Thee, O Lord, the gifts of Thine own bounty, which we bring Thee: that these holy and sacred Mysteries may by the working of the power of Thy grace, sanctify us in our conduct of this present life and bring us to everlasting joys. 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-begotten 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 Angels and Archangels, Cherubim also and Seraphim, day by day exclaim, without end and with one voice, saying: — Sanctus.
COMMUNION (Ps. 33. 9)
TASTE and see that the Lord is sweet: blessed is the man that hopeth in Him.
MAY this heavenly Mystery avail us, O Lord, for renewal of mind and body: that we may enjoy the fruits of that which we celebrate. Through our Lord …