THE SIXTEENTH KATHISMA

PSALM 109

A Psalm of David.

The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit Thou at my right hand, until I make Thine enemies Thy footstool.
The Lord shall send Thee a rod of power out of Zion; rule Thou in the midst of Thine enemies.
With Thee is dominion in the day of Thy power, in the splendour of Thy saints.
From the womb before the morning star have I begotten Thee.
The Lord hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.
The Lord at Thy right hand hath crushed kings in the day of His wrath.
He shall judge among the nations, He shall fill them up with the dead bodies; He shall crush the heads of many upon the earth.
He shall drink of the brook in the way; therefore shall He lift up his head.

PSALM 110

Alleluia.

I will give Thee thanks, O Lord, with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation.
Great are the works of the Lord, sought out in all that He hath willed.
His work is thanksgiving and majesty, and His righteousness endureth for ever and ever.
He hath made His wonderful works to be remembered; the Lord is merciful and full of compassion.
He hath given food unto them that fear Him; He will ever be mindful of His covenant.
He hath shewed His people the power of His works, that He may give them the heritage of the heathen.
The works of His hands are verity and judgment; all His commandments are sure, made fast for ever and ever, done in truth and uprightness.
He sent redemption to His people, He hath commanded His covenant for ever; holy and terrible is His name.

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and a good understanding have all they that do accordingly.
His praise endureth for ever and ever.

PSALM 111

Alleluia.

Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord; he shall delight greatly in His commandments.
His seed shall be mighty upon earth; the generation of the upright shall be blessed.
Glory and riches shall be in his house, and his righteousness endureth for ever and ever.
Unto the upright there hath arisen light in the darkness; he is merciful, and full of compassion, and righteous.
A good man is he that sheweth compassion, and lendeth; he will order his words with discretion, for he shall not be moved for ever.
The righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance; he shall not be afraid of evil tidings; his heart is ready to hope in the Lord.
His heart is established, he shall not be afraid, until he see his desire upon his enemies.
He hath dispersed, he hath given to the poor; his righteousness endureth for ever and ever; his horn shall be exalted with glory.
The sinner shall see it, and be angry; he shall gnash with his teeth and melt away; the desire of the sinner shall perish.


Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, glory to Thee, O God.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, glory to Thee, O God.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, glory to Thee, O God.
Lord, have mercy; Lord, have mercy; Lord, have mercy.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.


PSALM 112

Alleluia.

Praise the Lord, ye servants; praise the name of the Lord.
Blessed be the name of the Lord, from this time forth and for evermore.
From the rising of the sun to the going down of the same, the Lord’s name is to be praised.
The Lord is high above all nations; His glory is above the heavens.
Who is like unto the Lord our God, Who dwelleth on high, and beholdeth the things that are lowly in heaven, and in the earth? Who raiseth up the poor from the earth, and lifteth the needy out of the dunghill, That He may set him with princes, even with the princes of His people.
Who maketh the barren woman to dwell in a house, a mother rejoicing over children.

PSALM 113

Alleluia.

When Israel went out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from among a barbarous people, Judah was His sanctuary, and Israel His dominion.
The sea saw it, and fled; Jordan was turned back.
The mountains skipped like rams, and the hills like lambs. What ailed thee, O sea, that thou fleddest? and thou, Jordan, that thou wast turned back? Ye mountains, that ye skipped like rams, and ye hills, like lambs?
The earth trembled at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob.
Who turneth the rock into pools of water, and the sharp rock into fountains of water.
Not unto us, Lord, not unto us, but unto Thy name give glory, for Thy mercy and truth’s sake.
Lest the heathen say, Where is their God? for evermore.

But our God is in heaven and on earth; He hath done whatsoever He willed.
The idols of the heathen are of silver and gold, the work of men’s hands.
They have a mouth, but they shall not speak; they have eyes, but they see not.
They have ears, but they hear not; noses have they, but they smell not.
They have hands, but they handle not; feet have they, but they walk not; neither speak they through their throat.
Let those that make them become like unto them; yea, all such as put their trust in them.
The house of Israel hath hoped in the Lord; He is their help and their defender.
The house of Aaron hath hoped in the Lord; He is their help and their defender.
They that fear the Lord have hoped in the Lord; He is their help and their defender.
The Lord hath been mindful of us, and hath blessed us; He hath blessed the house of Israel, He hath blessed the house of Aaron.
He hath blessed them that fear the Lord, both small and great. The Lord increase you, you and your children.
Ye are blessed of the Lord, Which made heaven and earth.
The heaven of heavens is the Lord’s, but the earth hath He given to the sons of men.
The dead shall not praise Thee, O Lord, nor any that go down into Hades.
But we who live will bless the Lord, from this time forth and

PSALM 114

Alleluia.

I am filled with love, for the Lord will hear the voice of my supplication.
For He hath inclined His ear to me, and I will call upon Him as long as I live.

The pangs of death compassed me, and the perils of Hades came upon me. I found trouble and sorrow, and I called upon the name of the Lord: O Lord, deliver my soul.
Merciful is the Lord, and righteous; yea, our God is merciful.
The Lord preserveth the infants; I was brought low, and He saved me.
Return unto thy rest, O my soul, for the Lord hath dealt bountifully with thee.
For He hath delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from tears, and my feet from falling.
I will be well pleasing before the Lord in the land of the living.


Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, glory to Thee, O God.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, glory to Thee, O God.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, glory to Thee, O God.
Lord, have mercy; Lord, have mercy; Lord, have mercy. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.


PSALM 115

Alleluia.

I believed, and therefore have I spoken; I was greatly humbled.
I said in mine ecstacy, Every man is a liar.
What shall I render unto the Lord for all that He hath rendered unto me? I will take the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of the Lord.
I will pay my vows unto the Lord, in the presence of all His people.
Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.
O Lord, I am Thy servant; I am Thy servant, and the son of Thine handmaid; Thou hast broken my bonds in sunder.
I will sacrifice to Thee a sacrifice of praise, and will call upon the name of the Lord.

I will pay my vows unto the Lord in the presence of all His people, in the courts of the Lord’s house, in the midst of thee, O Jerusalem.

PSALM 116

Alleluia.

O praise the Lord, all ye nations; praise Him, all ye peoples.
For He hath made His mercy to prevail over us, and the truth of the Lord endureth for ever.

PSALM 117

Alleluia.

O give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good; for His mercy endureth for ever.
Let the house of Israel now say that He is good, for His mercy endureth for ever.
Let the house of Aaron now say that He is good, for His mercy endureth for ever.
Let all that fear the Lord now say that He is good, for His mercy endureth for ever.
I called upon the Lord out of my trouble, and the Lord heard me, and set me at large.
The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.
The Lord is my help, and I shall see my desire upon mine enemies.
It is better to trust in the Lord than to trust in man.
It is better to hope in the Lord than to hope in princes.
All the nations compassed me about, but in the name of the Lord I warded them off.
They compassed me, yea, they compassed me about; but in the name of the Lord I warded them off.

They compassed me about, like bees around a honeycomb, and they kindled like fire among thorns; but in the name of the Lord I warded them off.
I was thrust, and overturned, that I might fall; but the Lord was quick to help me.
The Lord is my strength and my song, and is become my salvation.
The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tabernacles of the righteous.
The right hand of the Lord hath wrought mightily, the right hand of the Lord hath exalted me; the right hand of the Lord hath wrought mightily.
I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord.
The Lord hath chastened me sore, but He hath not given me over unto death.
Open to me the gates of righteousness, and I will go in by them, and I will praise the Lord.
This is the gate of the Lord; the just shall enter thereby.
I will praise Thee, for Thou hast heard me, and art become my salvation.
The stone which the builder rejected is become the head stone of the corner.
This is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes.
This is the day which the Lord hath made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Save now, O Lord; O Lord, send now prosperity.
Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; we have blessed you out of the house of the Lord.
God is the Lord, and hath appeared unto us; appoint a feast with thick boughs, even to the horns of the altar.
Thou art my God, and I will praise Thee; Thou art my God, and I will exalt Thee; I will praise Thee, for Thou hast heard me, and art become my salvation.
O give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good; for His mercy endureth for ever.


Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, glory to Thee, O God.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, glory to Thee, O God.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, glory to Thee, O God, glory to Thee, O God.
O Lord, our Hope, glory to Thee.