Tuesday after the Fifth Sunday of Lent
Tuesday after the 5th Sunday of Lent
Introit – Psalm 26: 14
Expect the Lord, do manfully: let your heart be strengthened and wait for the Lord. (Ps. 26:1) The Lord is my light and my salvation. Whom should I fear? Expect the Lord, do manfully: let your heart be strengthened, and wait for the Lord.
We beseech Thee, O Lord, may our fast speaks up to able to Thee; may they atone for our sins, make us worthy of Thy Grace and lead us to Eternal remedies through our Lord Jesus Christ. Thy son who lives and reigns with the in the unity of the Holy Spirit God forever and ever amen.
EPISTLE – Daniel (14:27-42)
In those days, the Babylonians went to the king and demanded: Hand over to us Daniel, who was destroyed Bel and killed the dragon, or we will kill you and your family. When he saw himself threatened with violence, the king was forced to hand Daniel over to them. They threw Daniel into a lion’s den, where he remained six days. In the den where were seven lions, and two carcasses and two sheep had been giving to them daily. But now they were given nothing, so that they would devour Daniel. In Judea there was a prophet, Harbacuc; he makes some bread in a bowl with the stew he had boiled, and was going to bring it to the reapers in the field, when an angel of the Lord told him, Take the lunch you have to Daniel in the lions’ den at Babylon. But Habacuc answered, Babylon, sir, I have never seen, and do not know the den! The angel of the Lord seized him by the crown of his head and carried him by the hair; with the speed of the wind. He set him down by one above the den. Daniel, servant of God, cried Habacuc, take the lunch God has sent you. Thou hast not forsaken those who love Thee. While Daniel began to eat, the Angel of The Lord at once brought Habacuc back to the his own place. On the seventh day the king came to mourn for Daniel. As he came to the den and looked in, there was Daniel, sitting in the midst of the lions! The king cried out aloud, Thou art great, O Lord, the God of Daniel. Daniel, he took out of the lions’ den, but those who had tried to destroy him he threw into the den, and they were devoured in a moment before his eyes. Then the king said: Let all the inhabitants of the whole earth fear the God of Daniel; for He is the Savior, working signs and wonders in the earth, Who was pleased who has delivered Daniel out of the lions’ den.
Gradual – Psalms 42: 1,3
Distinguish might cause, O Lord: deliver me from the unjust and deceitful man. Send forth Thy light and Thy truth: they have conducted me and brought me unto Thy holy mount.
Gospel – John 7: 1-13
At that time, Jesus went about in Galilee, for He did not wish to go about in Judea because the Jews were seeking to put him to death. Now the Jewish Feast of Tabernacles was at hand. His bretheren therefore said to him, Leave here and go into Judea that Thy disciples also may see the works that Thou do; for no one does a thing in secret if he wants to be publicly known. If thou do these things, manifest Thyself to the world. For not even His brethren and believed in Him. Jesus therefore said to them, My time has not yet come, but your time is always at hand. The world cannot hate you, but it hates Me because I bear witness concerning it, that it works that it’s works are evil. As for you, go up to the feast, but I do not go up to this feast, for My time is not yet fulfilled. When He had said these things He stayed on in Galilee. But as soon as His Brethren had gone up to the feast, then He also went up, not publicly, but as it were privately. The Jews therefore were looking for Him, at the feast, and we’re saying, Where is He? And there was much whispered comment among the crowd concerning Him. For some were saying, He is a good man. But others were saying, No, rather He seduces the crowd. Yet for fear of the Jews no one spoke openly of Him.
Offertory – Psalm 9: 11-13
They trust in Thee who cherish Thy Name, O Lord, for thou forsake not those who seek Thee. Sing praise to the Lord enthroned in Sion, for He has not forgotten the cry of the afflicted.
We bring Thee, O Lord, to be immolated the victims which signify the comforts of this life, that we may not despair of the eternal promises. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who lives and reigns with Thee in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, forever and ever.
Preface of the Holy Cross:
It is truly meet and just, right and for our salvation, that we should at all times, and in all places give thanks onto Thee, O holy Lord, Father almighty, everlasting God: Who didst establish the salvation of mankind on the tree of the Cross: that once death came, thence also life might arise again, and that he, who overcame by the tree, by the tree might also be overcome. Through Christ Our Lord. Through Whom the Angels praise Thy Majesty, the Dominations worship it, the Power stand in awe. The Heavens and the Heavenly Host together with a blessed Seraphim and triumphant chorus unite and celebrate it. With whom, we pray Thee, command that our voices of supplication also be admitted in confessing Thee saying:
Communion – Psalm 24: 22
Redeem Me, O God Israel from all my tribulations.
Grant, we beseech Thee, O Lord, ever following those things which are divine, we may be worthy to approach heavenly gifts. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who lives and reigns with Thee unity of the Holy Spirit, God, forever and ever.
Prayer over the people:
Bow your heads to God grant us. Grant us, we beseech Thee O Lord persevering service in Thy will: so that in our days, the people serving Thee may increase both in number and in number and in merit. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who lives and reigns with the in the unity of the Holy Spirit God, forever and ever.