Feast of St. George, Martyr (Red)
Introit • Ps. 63, 3
Thou hast protected me, O God, from the assembly of the malignant, alleluia: from the multitude of the workers of iniquity, alleluia, alleluia. Ps. 63, 2. Hear, O God, my prayers, when I make supplication to Thee: deliver my soul from the fear of the enemy. Glory be …
O God, Who dost gladden us by the merits and intercession of blessed George, Thy Martyr, mercifully grant that we, who ask Thy favors through him, may obtain them by the gift of Thy grace, Through our Lord.
Epistle • 2 Tim. 2, 8-10; 3, 10-12
Lesson from the Epistle of blessed Paul the Apostle to Timothy.
[Duties of servants. The danger of covetousness. Lessons for the rich.]
Dearly beloved, be mindful that the Lord Jesus Chris is risen again from the dead, of the seed of David, according to my gospel. Wherein I labor even unto bands, as an evil-doer; but the word of God is not bound. Therefore I endure all thins for the sake of the elect, that they may also obtain the salvation, which is in Christ Jesus, with heavenly glory. But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, long suffering, love, patience, persecutions, afflictions, such as came upon me at Atntioch, at Iconium, and at Lystra; what persecutions I endured and out of them all the Lord delivered me, And all that will live godly in Jesus Christ shall suffer persecution.
Alleluia, alleluia. Ps. 88, 6. The heavens shall confess Thy wonders, O Lord; and Thy
truth in the church of the saints. Alleluia. Ps. 20, 4. O Lord, Thou has set on his head a
crown of precious stones. Alleluia.
Gospel • John 15, 1-7
Continuation of the Holy Gospel According to St. John.
[A continuation of Christ's discourse to his disciples.]
At that time, Jesus said to His disciples, I am the true vine; and my Father is the husbandman. Every branch in me, that beareth not fruit, he will take away: and every one that beareth fruit, he will purge it, that it may bring forth more fruit. Now you are clean by reason of the word, which I have spoken to you. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abide in the vine, so neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine: you the branches: he that abideth in me, and I in him, the same beareth much fruit: for without me you can do nothing. If any one abide not in me, he shall be cast forth as a branch, and shall wither, and they shall gather him up, and cast him into the fire, and he burneth. If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, you shall ask whatever you will, and it shall be done unto you.
Offertory • Ps. 88, 6
The heavens shall confess Thy wonders, O Lord and Thy truth in the church of the saints, alleluia, alleluia.
Sanctify the gift we offer Thee, O Lord, and through the intercession of blessed George, Thy martyr, cleanse us by them from the stains of our sins. Through our Lord.
Communion • Ps. 63, 11
The just shall rejoice in the Lord and shall hope in Him: and all the upright in heart shall be praised, alleluia, alleluia.
We beseech Thee, O almighty God, that those whom Thou dost refresh with Thy sacrament, Thou also grant them, by the intersession of blessed George, They martyr, to serve Thee, as befits unto Thee. Through our Lord.