The First Collect.
We beseech thee, O Lord, to succour our infirmity with the healing of thy loving-kindness; that we, who by the frailty of our nature are ready to fall, may by thy merciful goodness be renewed. Through Jesus Christ thy Son, our Lord: Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost. ever one God, world without end. Amen.
The First Lesson - Amos 9:13-15
The Second Collect.
Grant, we beseech thee, O Lord, unto thy humble servants; that, as they do abstain from bodily food, so they may also fast from sin within their souls. Through Jesus Christ thy Son, our Lord: Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost. ever one God, world without end. Amen.
The Second Lesson - Nehemiah 8:1-10
The Holy Gospel - St. Mark 9:17-28
Following the 1928 BCP
O ALMIGHTY God, who hast committed to the hands of men the ministry of reconciliation; We humbly beseech thee, by the inspiration of thy Holy Spirit, to put it into the hearts of many to offer themselves for this ministry; that thereby mankind may be drawn to thy blessed kingdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Epistle - Acts 13:44-49.
The Holy Gospel - St. Luke 4:16-21.