Feast of St. Joachim
Introit • Ps. 111, 9
He hath distributed, he hath given to the poor: his justice remaineth forever and ever: his horn shall be exalted in glory. Ps. 111, 1. Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord: he delighteth exceedingly in His commandments. Glory be …
O God, Who didst will that blessed Joachim, in preference to any other of Thy saints, should be the father of the mother of Thy Son, grant, we beseech Thee, that, as we venerate his festival, we may continually experience his patronage. Through the same.
Epistle • Ecclus. 31, 8-11
Lesson from the Book of Wisdom.
[The just man that hath not gone after earthly things is praised on earth and shall have glory everlasting.]
Blessed is the man that is found without blemish, and that hath not gone after gold, nor put his trust in money nor in treasures. Who is he, and we will praise him? For he hath done wonderful things in his life. Who hath been tried thereby, and made perfect, he shall have glory everlasting: he that could have transgressed, and hath not transgressed: and could do evil things, and hath not done them: therefore are his goods established in the Lord, and all the Church of the Saints shall declare his alms.
Gradual • Ps. 111, 9, 2
He hath distributed, he hath given to the poor: his justice remaineth forever and ever. His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the righteous shall be blessed.
Alleluia, alleluia. O holy Joachim, spouse of St. Anne, father of the kindly virgin, help they servants to save their souls. Alleluia.
Gospel • Matt. 1, 1-16
Continuation of the Holy Gospel According to St. Matthew.
[The genealogy of Christ: he is conceived and born of a virgin.]
The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham: Abraham begot Isaac. And Isaac begot Jacob. And Jacob begot Judas and his brethren. And Judas begot Phares and Zara of Thamar. And Phares begot Esron. And Esron begot Aram. And Aram begot Aminadab. And Aminadab begot Naasson. And Naasson begot Salmon. And Salmon begot Booz of Rahab. And Booz begot Obed of Ruth. And Obed begot Jesse.
And Jesse begot David the king. And David the king begot Solomon, of her that had been the wife of Urias. And Solomon begot Roboam. And Roboam begot Abia. And Abia begot Asa. And Asa begot Josaphat. And Josaphat begot Joram. And Joram begot Ozias. And Ozias begot Joatham. And Joatham begot Achaz. And Achaz begot Ezechias. And Ezechias begot Manasses. And Manasses begot Amon. And Amon begot Josias.
And Josias begot Jechonias and his brethren in the transmigration of Babylon. And after the transmigration of Babylon, Jechonias begot Salathiel. And Salathiel begot Zorobabel. And Zorobabel begot Abiud. And Abiud begot Eliacim. And Eliacim begot Azor. And Azor begot Sadoc. And Sadoc begot Achim. And Achim begot Eliud. And Eliud begot Eleazar. And Eleazar begot Mathan. And Mathan begot Jacob. And Jacob begot Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.
Offertory • Ps. 8, 6, 7
Thou hast crowned him with glory and honor, and hast set him over the works of Thy hands, O Lord.
Graciously receive, O most merciful God, the sacrifice of offered to Thy majesty in honor of the holy patriarch Joachim, father of Mary the Virgin, that by his own intercession, with that of his spouse and their most blessed off-spring, we may deserve to obtain forgiveness of our sins and everlasting glory. Through our Lord.
Communion • Luke 12, 42
A faithful and wise steward, whom His lord set over his family; to give them their measure of wheat in due season.
We beseech Thee, O almighty God, that by this sacrament which we have received, and by the interceding merits and prayers of blessed Joachim, the father of mother of Thy beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, we may deserve to share Thy grace in the present and eternal glory in the future. Through the same.