Introit: Isaias xlviii: 20
Declare it with the voice of joy, and make it known, alleluia: declare it even to the ends of the earth: the Lord has delivered His people, alleluia, alleluia. [Ps.] Shout with joy to God, all the earth, sing ye a psalm to His name: give glory to His praise. Glory be.... Declare it....
O God, from whom all things do proceed, grant unto Thine humble servants, that by Thy holy inspiration, we may think those things that are right, and under Thy merciful guidance may perform the same.
Epistle: James i: 22-27
A reading from the epistle of blessed James the Apostle:
Beloved: Be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like a man looking at his natural face in a mirror: for he looks at himself and goes away, and presently he forgets what kind of man he is. But he who has looked carefully into the perfect law of liberty and has remained in it, not becoming a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, shall be blessed in his deed. And if anyone thinks himself to be religious, not restraining his tongue but deceiving his own heart, that man's religion is in vain. Religion pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to give aid to orphans and widows in their tribulations, and to keep oneself unspotted from this world.
Alleluia, Alleluia. Christ is risen and has shone upon us, whom He redeemed with His Blood. Alleluia. I came forth from the Father, and have come into the world. Again I leave the world and I go to the Father. Alleluia
Gospel: John xvi: 23-30
+ The continuation of the holy Gospel according to John:
At that time, Jesus said to His disciples: "Amen, amen, I say to you, if you ask the Father anything in My name, He will give it to you. Hitherto you have not asked anything in My name. Ask and you shall receive, that your joy may be full. These things I have spoken to you in parables. The hour is coming that I will no longer speak to you in parables, but will speak to you plainly of the Father. In that day you shall ask in My name; and I do not say to you that I will ask the Father for you, for the Father Himself loves you because you have loved Me, and have believed that I came forth from God. I came forth from the Father and have come into the world. Again I leave the world and go to the Father." His disciples said to Him, "Behold, now Thou speakest plainly, and utterest no parable. Now we know that Thou knowest all things, and dost not need that anyone should question Thee. For this reason we believe that Thou comest forth from God."
Offertory: Ps. lxv: 8-9, 20
O bless the Lord our God, ye peoples, and make the voice of His praise be heard; who has set my soul to live, and has not suffered my feet to be moved. Blessed be the Lord, who has not turned away my prayer, nor His mercy from me, alleluia.
Receive, O Lord, the prayers and sacrifices of the faithful, that by these offices of loving devotion we may attain to heavenly glory. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who with Thee and the Holy Ghost livest and reignest, one God, world without end.
Communion: Ps. xcv: 2
Sing unto the Lord, alleluia. Sing unto the Lord and bless His name. Show forth His salvation from day to day, alleluia, alleluia.
Grant us, O Lord, who have been nourished and strengthened at the heavenly table, both to desire that which is right, and to gain that which we desire.