5th Monday of Lent

St. Paul's Letter to the Ephesians 6:18-24

Prokeimenon. Grave Mode.
Psalm 98.9,1

Exalt the Lord our God.
Verse: The Lord reigns; let the people tremble.

The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Ephesians 6:18-24

BRETHREN, pray at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints, and also for me, that utterance may be given me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains; that I may declare it boldly, as I ought to speak.

Now that you also may know how I am and what I am doing, Tychicos the beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord will tell you everything. I have sent him to you for this very purpose, that you may know how we are, and that he may encourage your hearts.

Peace be to the brethren, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Grace be with all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with love undying. Amen.