30 June - Commemoration of Saint Paul, Apostle (gd.) - Gallo-Russo-Byzantine and Anglican-Byzantine Rites


II Tim 1.12  I KNOW whom I have believed, and I am certain that he is able to keep that which I committed to him, against that day; being a just judge. Ps. 135.1,2  Lord, Thou hast proved me and known me: thou hast known my sitting down, and my rising up. Gal. 2.8-9   He who wrought in Peter to the apostleship of the circumcision, wrought in me also among the Gentiles; and they knew the grace of God, which was given to me. I Cor. 15.10.   The grace of God in me hath not been void; but grace always remaineth in me. Holy Apostle Paul, preacher of truth, and doctor of the Genitles, intercede for us.

Ps. 106.8. Let the mercies of the Lord give glory to him: and his wonderful works to the children of men. Alleluia. O Holy Apostle Paul, Preacher of the truth, and Teacher of the Gentiles, intercede for us to God who hath chosen thee. Thou art a vessel of election, holy Paul the Apostle: thou art indeed worthy to be glorified. The preacher of truth, and doctor of the Gentiles in faith and truth. Through thee all the Gentiles have have known the grace of God. Intercede for us to God, who hath chosen thee. 


Alleluia. Matt. 19.28,29  Amen I say to you, that you, who have left all things and followed me, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall possess life everlasting.


O GOD, who by the preaching of blessed Paul the Apostle, didst teach the multitude of the Gentiles: grant, we beseech thee, that we who celebrate his heavenly birthday, may also experience his patronage. O GOD, who by delivering to thy blessed Apostle Peter the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven, didst confer upon him the pontifical power of binding and of loosing, grant that, by the help of his intercession, we may be freed from the bonds of sin: Who livest and reignest.

EPISTLE Gal. 1.11-20    BRETHREN, I give you to understand, brethren, that the Gospel which was preached by me is not according to man. For neither did I receive it of man, nor did I learn it; but by the revelation of Jesus Christ. For you have heard of my conversation in time past in the Jews' religion: how that, beyond measure, I persecuted the church of God, and wasted it. And I made progress in the Jews' religion above many of my equals in my own nation, being more abundantly zealous for the traditions of my fathers. But when it pleased him, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace, To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the Gentiles, immediately I condescended not to flesh and blood. Neither went I to Jerusalem, to the apostles who were before me: but I went into Arabia, and again I returned to Damascus. Then, after three years, I went to Jerusalem, to see Peter, and I tarried with him fifteen days. But other of the apostles I saw none, saving James the brother of the Lord. Now the things which I write to you, behold, before God, I lie not.

+ The Continuation of the Holy Gospel according to Matthew (10.16-22)    
AT that time, Jesus said to his disciples: Behold I send you as sheep in the midst of wolves. Be ye therefore wise as serpents and simple as doves. But beware of men. For they will deliver you up in councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues. And you shall be brought before governors, and before kings for my sake, for a testimony to them and to the Gentiles: But when they shall deliver you up, take no thought how or what to speak: for it shall be given you in that hour what to speak. For it is not you that speak, but the Spirit of your Father that speaketh in you. The brother also shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the son: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and shall put them to death. And you shall be hated by all men for my name's sake: but he that shall persevere unto the end, he shall be saved.