5 July - Saint Anthony Maria Zacharias, Confessor (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. 91.13,14.    The just shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow up like the cedar of Libanus in the house of the Lord. James 1.12. Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he hath been proved, he shall receive the crown of life.

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. James 1.12.    Blessed is the man that endureth temptation, for when he hath been proved, he shall receive the crown of life. Ecclus. 45.9. The Lord loved him and adorned him: He clothed him with a robe of glory.


Alleluia. Matt. 24.46-47.  Blessed is that servant, whom when his lord cometh he shall find watching: amen I say to you, he shall place him over all his goods.


O GOD, who dost gladden us by the annual feast of blessed Anthony Maria thy Confessor: mercifully grant that we may follow the example of his life, whose heavenly birthday we celebrate. Through.

EPISTLE I Cor. 4.9-14.   BRETHREN, We are made a spectacle to the world, and to angels, and to men. We are fools for Christ's sake, but you are wise in Christ; we are weak, but you are strong; you are honorable, but we without honor. Even unto this hour we both hunger and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no fixed abode; and we labor, working with our own hands: we are reviled, and we bless; we are persecuted, and we suffer it. We are blasphemed, and we entreat; we are made as the refuse of this world, the offscouring of all even until now. I write not these things to confound you; but I admonish you as my dearest children: in Christ Jesus our Lord.

+ The Continuation of the Holy Gospel according to Luke  (12.32-34)
AT that time, Jesus said to his disciples: Fear not, little flock, for it hath pleased your Father to give you a kingdom. Sell what you possess and give alms. Make to yourselves bags which grow not old, a treasure in heaven which faileth not: where no thief approacheth, nor moth corrupteth. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.