For a more enriching experience,
go down on your knees to pray or take it one step further
and prostrate yourself (lay face down) on the floor while praying.
I believe in one God,
the Father, the Almighty,
Maker of heaven and earth
of all that is seen and unseen.
I believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God,
Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten not made,
one in Being with the Father.
Through Him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation,
He came down from heaven:
by the Power of the Holy Spirit,
He was born of the Virgin Mary,
and became Man.
For our sake, He was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
He suffered, died, and was buried.
On the third day He rose again
in fulfillment of the Scriptures;
He ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in Glory
to judge the living and the dead,
and His Kingdom will have no end.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the Lord, the Giver of Life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son.
With the Father and the Son
He is worshipped and glorified.
He has spoken through the prophets.
I believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
I acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
I look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come.
A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew
5 As he entered Caper'na-um, a centurion came forward to Him, beseeching Him
6 and saying, "Lord, my servant is lying paralyzed at home, in terrible distress."
7 And Ge said to him, "I will come and heal him."
8 But the centurion answered Him, "Lord, I am not worthy to have You come under my roof; but only say the word, and my servant will be healed.
9 For I am a man under authority, with soldiers under me; and I say to one, `Go,' and he goes, and to another, `Come,' and he comes, and to my slave, `Do this,' and he does it."
10 When Jesus heard him, He marveled, and said to those who followed Him, "Truly, I say to you, not even in Israel have I found such faith.
11 I tell you, many will come from east and west and sit at table with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven,
12 while the sons of the kingdom will be thrown into the outer darkness; there men will weep and gnash their teeth."
13 And to the centurion Jesus said, "Go; be it done for you as you have believed." And the servant was healed at that very moment.
14 And when Jesus entered Peter's house, He saw his mother-in-law lying sick with a fever;
15 He touched her hand, and the fever left her, and she rose and served Him.
16 That evening they brought to Him many who were possessed with demons; and He cast out the spirits with a Word, and healed all who were sick.
17 This was to fulfil what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah, "He took our infirmities and bore our diseases."
The Gospel of the Lord
Praise to You Lord Jesus Christ
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