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24th Sunday After Trinity

Intent: The Truth That Makes Free


Thou O Lord of Truth, art the adored of souls, we give our selves into thy hand, we have received our whole lives from thy grace; we have let it drink the milk of thy spirit; since the start of our lives thou hast sealed us with thy hope and thy name. Our feet are on the path of truth along with thy great host; let us belong to the van of thy host, let us not be of its stragglers. Open the three gates of our bodies by thy most glorious key, pay the price of our spirits with thy truth, for it is Thou who art the good Lord of our spirit, the giver of Truth: From eternity to eternity thou art our God!


The lesson is taken from the Holy Prophet Mani:

God, O how lovely art Thou my God! I dived to the depth of the Abyss wishing to comprehend Thy depth; I swam in the breadth of the Sea wishing to comprehend Thy breadth! Who can comprehend Thee, and who is able to understand Thee, my Lord? I have tasted a sweet taste; I have found no sweeter than the Word of Truth! I have tasted a sweet taste; I have found no sweeter than the Name of God! I have tasted a sweet taste; I have found no sweeter than Christ, the Logos! My brethren, taste and realize that the Lord is sweet!


The gospel is taken from the Gospel according to St. John:

Jesus said: My doctrine is not Mine, but His that sent Me. If any man will do His will, he shall know of the doctrine whether it be of God. Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgement. If any man thirst, let him come unto Me and drink. I am the light of the world; he that followeth Me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. If ye continue in My word, then are ye My disciples indeed; and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

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