25 June - Saint William, Abbot (d.) - Gallo-Russo-Byzantine and Anglican-Byzantine Rites


Ps. 36.30-31.    THE mouth of the just shall meditate wisdom and his tongue shall speak judgement: the law of his God is in his heart.  Ps. 36.1. Be not emulous of evildoers: nor envy them that work iniquity. Ps. 20.4-5.   Lord, thou hast prevented him with blessings of sweetness: thou hast set on his head a crown of precious stones. He asked life of thee, and thou hast given him length of days for ever and ever. Ps. 91.13. The just shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow up like the cedar of Libanus. Alleluia.

Ps. 111.1-3. Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord: he shall delight exceedingly in his commandments. His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the righteous shall be blessed. Glory and wealth shall be in his house: and his justice remaineth for ever and ever. Ps. 91.13. The just shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow up like the cedar of Libanus. Alleluia. Osee 14.6. The just shall spring as the lily: and flourish for ever before the Lord.


Alleluia. Luke 12.42. The faithful and wise servant, whom his lord setteth over his family, to give them their measure of wheat in due season.


MAY the intercession of blessed William the Abbot, commend us unto thee, we beseech thee, O Lord: so that what we may not have by any merits of ours, we may obtain by his patronage. Through.

LESSON Ecclus. 45.1-6.    BELOVED of God, and men: whose memory is in benediction. He made him like the saints in glory, and magnified him in the fear of his enemies, and with his words he made prodigies to cease. He glorified him in the  sight of kings, and gave him commandments in the sight of his people, and shewed him his glory. He sanctified him in his faith, and meekness, and chose him out of all flesh. For he heard him, and his voice, and brought him into a cloud. And he gave him commandments before his face, and a law of life and instruction.

+ The Continuation of the Holy Gospel according to Matthew (19.27-29)
AT that time, Peter said to Jesus: Behold we have left all things, and have followed thee: what therefore shall we have? And Jesus said to them: Amen, I say to you, that you, who have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit on the seat of his majesty, you also shall sit on twelve seats, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. And every one that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my Name's sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall possess life everlasting.