The Spiritual Workshop - Notes from the Subdeacon & Tools of the Spiritual Life podcasts by Subdeacon Joseph L. Vacca, M.A. - St. Vincent of Lerins Orthodox Church
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Podcasts for spiritual growth in the Western Orthodox tradition. Includes both Notes from the Subdeacon and Tools of the Spiritual Life.
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N058 – Trinity 17
6 days ago
17th Sunday after Trinity
Collect: Lord we pray thee that thy grace may always prevent and follow us; and make us to be given to all good works. Through Jesus Christ thy Son, Our Lord: Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
The Introit:. Psalm 119:137 (v 23-26) (Justus es, Domine) Righteous art thou, O Lord, and true is thy judgment: O deal with thy servant according unto thy loving mercy. Ps 119:1 Blessed are those that are undefiled in the way: and walk in the law of the Lord.
The Epistle: Ephesians 4:1-6. Saint Paul, in prison himself, appeals to all of us to live in such a manner that we are worthy of the vocation to which we are called: eternal life in the glory of the Holy Trinity. We can do this because we are all members of the Cody of Christ, the Church.
Gradual Ps. 102:15-16 The heathen shall fear thy Name, O Lord, and all the kings of the earth thy majesty. When the Lord shall build up Sion, and when his glory shall appear.
Alleluia: Alleluia, alleluia. Ps. 102:1 Hear my prayer, O Lord, and let my cry come unto thee. Alleluia.
The Gospel: St. Luke 14:1-11 Jesus dines with a Pharisee on the Sabbath. He heals a man with dropsy to the great scandal of the lawyers and Pharisees. In response to this, Jesus relates the parable of the man bidden to a formal dinner who chooses too high a place.
Offertory: Daniel 9: 1-20 I, Daniel, prayed unto my God, and said: Hear, O Lord, the prayers of thy servant. Cause thy face to shine upon thy sanctuary: and behold, O God, this thy people, who are called by thy Name.
Communion. Psalm 76:11-12 Promise unto the Lord your God and keep it, all ye that are round about him, bring presents unto him that ought to be feared. He shall refrain the spirit of princes: and is wonderful among the kings of the earth.
At the Divine Office
The Old Testament lessons in the Daily Office for the week to come are set out below:
2 Macc. 1:1-6 or Jer. 13:15-21
1 Kings 12:1-11
1 Kings 12:12-20
1 Kings 12:25
1 Kings 16:29
1 Kings 17:1-16
1 Kings 17:17