Feast of St. Hyacinth
Introit • Psalms 36:30, 31
The mouth of the just shall meditate wisdom, and his tongue shall speak judgment: the law of his God is in his heart (Ps. 36: 1) Be not emulous of evildoers: nor envy them that work. Glory be …
O God, Who dost gladden us by the annual feast of blessed Hyacinth, Thy confessor, mercifully grant that, as we celebrate his natal day, we may also imitate his actions. Through the same.
Epistle • Ecclesiasticus 31: 8-11
Happy the man found without fault, who turns not aside after gain, nor puts his trust in money nor in treasures! Who is he, that we may praise him? For he has done wonders in his life. He has been tested by gold and come off safe, and this remains his glory forever; he could have sinned but did not, could have done evil but would not, so that his possessions are secure in the Lord, and the assembly of the Saints shall recount his alms.
Gradual • Psalms 91: 13, 14
The just shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow up like the cedar of Lebanon in the house of the Lord. To show forth Thy mercy in the morning, and Thy truth in the night.
Lesser Alleluia • James 1: 12
Alleluia, alleluia. Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he hath been proved, he shall receive the crown of life. Alleluia.
Gospel • Luke 12: 35-40
Continuation of the Holy Gospel According to St. Luke.
At that time, Jesus said to His disciples, Let your loins be girt, and lamps burning in your hands. And you yourselves like to men who wait for their lord, when he shall return from the wedding; that when he cometh and knocketh, they may open to him immediately. Blessed are those servants, whom the Lord when he cometh, shall find watching. Amen I say to you, that he will gird himself, and make them sit down to mean, and passing will minister unto them. And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants. But this know ye, that if the householder did know at what hour the thief would come, he would surely watch, and would not suffer his house to be broken open. Be you then also ready: for at what hour you think not, the Son of man will come.
Offertory • Psalms 88: 25
My truth and My mercy shall be with him: and in My name shall his horn be exalted.
We offer Thee, O Lord, sacrifices of praise in commemoration of Thy saints, by whom we trust to be delivered from evils both present and future. Through our Lord.
Communion • Matthew 24: 46-47
Blessed is that servant, whom when his lord shall come he shall find so doing. Amen I say to you, he shall place him over all his goods.
We Thy suppliants, who are refreshed with heavenly food and rink, beseech Thee, O our God, that we may be fortified by the prayers of him in whose commemoration we have partaken of these gifts. Through our Lord.