Station: St. Peter's
Introit: Psalm xxx: 3-4
Thou unto me a God, a protector, and a place of refuge to save me.
For Thou art my strength and my refuge, and for Thy name's sake Thou
wilt lead me, and nourish me. [Ps.] In Thee,
O Lord, have I hoped, let me never be confounded.
Deliver me in Thy justice, and save me. Glory be. Be Thou....
The "Gloria in excelsis" is
not recited in Masses of the season until Holy Thursday.
Do Thou, we beseech
Thee, O Lord, mercifully hear our prayers, that we being loosed from the bonds of our sins,
may by Thee be defended against all adversity.
Collects of the
Epistle: 1 Corinthians
reading from the epistle of blessed Paul the Apostle to
Brethren: If I should speak with
the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have charity, I
have become as a sounding brass or a tinkling
cymbal. And if I have prophecy and know all mysteries
and all knowledge, and if I have all faith so as to remove mountains, yet
do not have charity, I am nothing. And if I distribute all my
goods to feed the poor, and if I deliver my body to be burned,
yet do not have charity, it profits me nothing.
Charity is patient, is kind; charity does not envy, is
not pretentious, is not puffed up, is not ambitious, is not self-seeking,
is not provoked; thinks no evil, does not rejoice over wickedness,
but rejoices with the truth; bears with all things, believes all things,
hopes all things, endures all things. Charity never fails, whereas
prophecies will disappear, and tongues will cease, and knowledge
will be destroyed. For we know in part and we prophesy in
part; but when that which is perfect has come, that which
is imperfect will be done away with. When I
was a child, I spoke as a child, I felt as a child, I thought as a child.
Now that I have become a man, I have put away the things of a child.
We see now through a mirror in an obscure manner, but then face to
face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know
even as I have been known. So there abide faith, hope, and
charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.
lxxvi: 15, 16
art the God that alone dost wonders. Thou hast
made Thy power known among the nations. With Thine arm Thou hast delivered
Thy people, the children of Israel and of Joseph.
Tract: Psalm xcix: 1-2
The Tract is omitted in ferial Masses.
joyfully to God, ll the earth. Serve ye the
Lord with gladness. Come in before His presence
with exceedingly great joy. Know ye that the Lord He is
God. He made us, and not we ourselves; but we are His people and the
sheep of His pasture.
Luke xviii: 31-43
+ The continuation
of the holy Gospel according to Luke.
At that time, Jesus taking to
Himself the Twelve said to them, "Behold,
we are going up to Jerusalem, and all things that have been
written by the prophets concerning
the Son of Man will be
accomplished. For He will be delivered to the Gentiles, and
will be mocked and scourged and spit upon; and after they have
scourged Him, they will put Him to death; and on the third day He will
rise again." And they understood none of these things,
and this saying was hidden from them -- neither did they get to know
the things that were being said.
Now it came to pass as He drew near
to Jericho, that a certain blind man was sitting by the
wayside, begging. But hearing a crowd passing by, he inquired
what this might be. And they told him that Jesus of Nazareth
was passing by. And he cried out, saying, "Jesus, Son of
David, have mercy on me!" And they who went in front angrily
tried to silence him. But he cried out all the louder, "Son of David,
have mercy on me!" Then Jesus stopped and commanded that he should
bebrought to Him. And when he drew near, He asked him,
saying, "What wouldst thou have me do for
thee?" And he said, "Lord, that I may
see." And Jesus said to him, "Receive thy sight, thy faith
has saved thee." And at once he
received his sight, and followed him, glorifying
God. And all the people upon seeing it gave praise to God.
Offertory: Psalm cxviii: 12-13
art Thou, O Lord. Teach me Thy justifications. With my lips I
have pronounced all the judgments of Thy mouth.
these sacrifices, we beseech Thee, O Lord,
cleanse our offences, and sanctify the bodies and minds
of Thy servants for the celebration of this sacrifice.
Secrets of the
Communion: Psalm lxxvii: 29-30
did eat, and were filled exceedingly, and the Lord gave them their desire.
They were not defrauded of that which they craved.
beseech Thee, almighty God, that we who have received
this heavenly nourishment may be
strengthened by it against all adversities.
Until Holy Saturday, when the Gloria in excelsis is omitted, the
Ite Missa est is replaced by.
V. Let us bless the Lord.
R. Thanks be to God.