Second Sunday of Lent
Latin Mass Text
Station at Saint Mary in Dominica
Introit: Ps. xxiv, 6, 3, et 22
Remember, O Lord, Thine heart of mercy, and Thy mercies that are
from the beginning of the world; lest at any time our enemies come to
rule over us. Deliver us, O God of Israel, from all our tribulations.
[Ps.] To Thee, O Lord, have I lifted up my soul. In Thee, O my God,
I put my trust; let me not be put to shame. Glory be.... Remember....
God, who seest that we have no power whatever from ourselves;
keep us both outwardly in our bodies and inwardly in our souls; that
we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body,
and from all evil thoughts which may hurt the soul. This we ask of
Thee through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who with the Holy Ghost
and Thee live and reign together, one God, world without end. Amen
Epistle: 1 Thessalonians iv. 1-7
A reading from the epistle of blessed Paul the Apostle to the
Brethren: Even as you have learned from us how you ought to walk
and to please God -- as, indeed, you are walking -- we beseech and
exhort you in the Lord Jesus to make even greater progress. For you
know what precepts I have given you by the Lord Jesus. For this is
the will of God, your sanctification; that you abstain from
immorality; that every one of you learn how to possess his vessel in
holiness and honor, not in the passion of lust like the Gentiles who
do not know God; that no one over-reach and transgress his brother in
the matter, because the Lord is the avenger of all these things, as we
have told you before, and have testified. For God has not called you
unto uncleanness, but unto holiness, in Christ Jesus, our Lord.
The troubles of my heart are multiplied. Deliver me from my
necessities, O Lord. See my abjection and my labor, and forgive me
all my sins.
Give glory to the Lord, for He is good, for His mercy endures
forever. Who shall declare the powers of the Lord? Who shall set
forth all His praises? Blessed are they that keep judgment, and do
justice at all times. Remember us, O Lord, in the favor of Thy
people. Visit us with Thy salvation.
+ The continuation of the Holy Gospel according to Matthew.
At that time, Jesus took Peter, James, and his brother John, and led
them up a high mountain by themselves, and was transfigured before
them. And His face shone as the sun, and His garments became white as
snow. And, behold, there appeared to them Moses and Elias, talking
together with Him. Then Peter addressed Jesus, saying, "Lord, it is
good for us to be here. If Thou wilt, let us set up three tents here,
one for Thee, one for Moses, and one for Elias." As he was still
speaking, behold a bright cloud overshadowed them, and behold, a voice
out of the cloud said, "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well
pleased; hear Him." And on hearing it, the disciples fell on their
faces and were exceedingly afraid. And Jesus came near, and touched
them, and said to them, "Arise, and do not be afraid." But lifting up
their eyes, they saw no one, but Jesus only. And as they were coming
down from the mountain, Jesus cautioned them, saying, "Tell the vision
to no one, till the Son of Man has risen from the dead."
I will meditate on Thy commandments, which I love exceedingly. I
will lift up my hands to Thy commandments, which I have loved.
Peacefully look down, we beseech Thee, O Lord, upon these
sacrifices, that they may both increase our devotion, and contribute
to our salvation. This we ask of Thee through our Lord Jesus Christ,
Thy Son, who with the Holy Ghost and Thee live and reign together, one
God, world without end. Amen
for Lent (Quadragesima)
Communion Hymn: Ps. v. 2-4.
Understand my cry. Harken to the voice of my prayer, O my King
and my God, for to Thee will I pray, O Lord.
We humbly beseech Thee, O almighty God, that we whom Thou hast
strengthened with Thy sacraments, may henceforth serve Thee in
worthiness of life. This we ask of Thee through our Lord Jesus
Christ, Thy Son, who with the Holy Ghost and Thee live and reign
together, one God, world without end. Amen.
for Lent (Quadragesima)
V. Let us bless the Lord.
R. Thanks be to God.