ANGLICAN SUNDAY LECTIONARY

ADVENT: COME LORD JESUS

Advent I, Advent II, Advent III, Advent IV

ADVENT CANDLES

Advent Wreath I, Advent II, Advent Wreath III, Advent Wreath IV

CHRISTMAS/CHRISTMASTIDE

THE CHRIST MASS, CHRISTMAS DAY, Christmas Octave

EPIPHANY/EPIPHANYTIDE

Epiphany, Epiphany I, Epiphany II, Epiphany III,
Epiphany IV, Epiphany V, Epiphany VI

PRELENT/LENT

Septuagesima, Sexagesima,Quinquagesima, Ash Wednesday, Lent I, Lent II, Lent III, Lent IV,Passion Sunday, Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday

EASTER/EASTERTIDE

Easter Day, Easter I, Easter II, Easter III,
Easter IV, Rogation Sunday,Sunday After the Ascension WhitSunday

TRINITY/TRINITYTIDE

Trinity , Trinity I , Trinity II, Trinity III, Trinity IV,Trinity V, Trinity VI, Trinity VII, Trinity VIII, Trinity IX, Trinity X, Trinity XI, Trinity XII, Trinity XIII , Trinity XIV , Trinity XV, Trinty XVI, Trinty XVII, Trinity XVIII, Trinity XIX, Trinity XX, Trinity XXI, Trinity XXII, Trinity XXIII, Trinity XXIV , Trinity XXV, Sunday Next Before Advent

THE FIRST SUNDAY IN ADVENT

THE INTROIT:Psalm 25. Unto thee, O Lord, will lift up my soul : my God, I have put my trust in thee, O let me not be confounded : neither let mine enemies triumph over me : for all they that hope in thee shall not be ashamed. Ps. Ibid. Shew me thy ways, O Lord : and teach me thy paths. GLORY BE...

THE COLLECT: Almighty God, give us grace that we may cast away the works of darkness, and put upon us the armour of light, now in the time of this mortal life, in which thy Son, Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility : that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge both the quick and the dead ; we may rise to the life immortal. Through the same Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
O God, who didst ordain that thy Word should be made flesh in the womb of the Blessed Virgin Mary at the message of an Angel : grant to us thy humble servants ; that we, believing her to be indeed the Mother of God, may be aided by her intercessions before thee.
We beseech thee, O Lord, favorably to receive the prayers of thy Church : that all adversity and error being done away, she may serve thee in untroubled freedom. Through Jesus Christ thy Son, our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

THE EPISTLE: Romans 13:8 Brethren : Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law. For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying: But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.

THE GRADUAL:Psalm 25. For all they that look for thee shall not be ashamed, O Lord. Make known to me thy ways, O Lord : and teach me thy paths.Alleluia, alleluia. Psalm 85. Shew us thy mercy, O Lord : and grant us thy salvation. Alleluia.

THE HOLY GOSPEL: Saint Matthew 21:1 At that time: When they drew nigh unto Jerusalem, and were come to Bethphage, unto the mount of Olives, then sent Jesus two disciples, Saying unto them, Go into the village over against you, and straightway ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her: loose them, and bring them unto me. And if any man say ought unto you, ye shall say, The Lord hath need of them; and straightway he will send them. All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass. And the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them, And brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them their clothes, and they set him thereon. And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strawed them in the way. And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest. And when he was come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, Who is this? And the multitude said, This is Jesus the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee. And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves, And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.

THE OFFERTORY: Psalm 25. Unto thee, O Lord, will I lift up my soul : my God, I have put my trust in thee, O let me not be confounded : neither let mine enemies triumph over me : for all they that hope in thee shall not be ashamed.

THE COMMUNION: Psalm 86. The Lord shall shew lovingkindness : and our land shall give her increase.

THE POST-COMMUNION: We wait for thy mercy, O Lord, in the mist of thy Temple : that so we may with due reverence prepare for the approaching festival of our redemption. Through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
We beseech thee, O Lord, pour thy grace into our hearts : that as we have known the incarnation of thy Son Jesus Christ by the message of an Angel, so by his cross and passion we may be brought to the glory of his resurrection.
Grant, we beseech thee, O Lord our God : that we whom thou hast made partakers of heavenly gladness, may be thee be defended from all earthly perils. Through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen

THE ADVENT PROPHECY: Jeremiah 31:31-34 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah: Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers, in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the Lord: But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the Lord, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people. And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the Lord: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.

THE ADVENT WREATH One of the most beautiful traditions of Advent is the lighting of The Advent Wreath; the purpose of which is to deepen your understanding of Christmas as the Church prepares you once again to go in heart and mind unto Bethlehem to see the loving-kindness of our God. As time passes from Advent Sunday to the Vigil of Christmas, the wreath grows in the brightness of illumination - symbolic of the coming of Christ who is the light of the world. The prophecies that are read with the lighting of the Advent Wreath, help you to relate to the people of the Old Testament who waited in anticipation for the coming day of the Lord, as the mystery of the Incarnation was unfolded before them by the Lord's prophets through the centuries who prepared the way for His Coming.
Only as you understand the message of the Old Testament, do you come to appreciate the fact of the incarnation of Christ: that the Second Person of the Godhead humbled Himself to take our nature upon Himself in every way - sin being the only exception. Christ became man in order that He might offer Himself upon Calvary's Cross before His Father in heaven for the sins of the world. The use of evergreens symbolizes the life that is everlasting by faith in Christ. The bending of the branch so that the ends touch further symbolize that life in Christ is without end because Christ Himself is from everlasting: the same, yesterday, today, and forever. The candles are symbolic of the coming into the world of God's Son. The first candle, The Prophecy Candle, announces the period of waiting upon God for the fulfillment of His promise. The second candle is The Bethlehem Candle and is symbolic of the preparations being made to cradle the Christ Child. The third candle is The Shepherd Candle and typifies the act of worshipping Christ. The fourth candle is The Angel's Candle and encourages the forth-telling of the Good News to the world.

THE SECOND SUNDAY IN ADVENT

THE INTROIT: Isaiah 30. O people of Sion, behold, the Lord is nigh at hand to redeem the nations : and in the gladness of your heart the Lord shall cause his glorious voice to be heard. Psalm 80. Hear, O thou Shepherd of Israel : thous that leadest Joseph like a sheep. GLORY BE...

THE COLLECT:Blessed Lord, who hast caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning; Grant that we may in such wise hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that by patience and comfort of thy holy Word, we may embrace, and ever hold fast, the blessed hope of everlasting life, which thou hast given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
Almighty God, give us grace that we may cast away the works of darkness, and put upon us the armour of light, now in the time of this mortal life, in which thy Son, Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility : that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge both the quick and the dead ; we may rise to the life immortal.
O God, who didst ordain that thy Word should be made flesh in the womb of the Blessed Virgin Mary at the message of an Angel : grant to us thy humble servants ; that we, believing her to be indeed the Mother of God, may be aided by her intercessions before thee. Through the same Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

THE EPISTLE:Romans 15:4
Brethren: For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope. Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus: That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ also received us, to the glory of God. Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made unto the fathers: And that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy; as it is written, For this cause I will confess to thee among the Gentiles, and sing unto thy name. And again he saith, Rejoice, ye Gentiles, with his people. And again, Praise the Lord, all ye Gentiles; and laud him, all ye people. And again, Esaias saith, There shall be a root of Jesse, and he that shall rise to reign over the Gentiles; in him shall the Gentiles trust. Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.

THE GRADUAL: Psalm 50. Out of Sion hath God appeared : in perfect beauty. Gather my saints together unto me : those that have made a covenant with me with sacrifice.Alleluia, alleluia. Psalm 122. I was glad when they said unto me : we will go unto the house of the Lord. Alleluia.

THE HOLY GOSPEL: Saint Luke 21:25
At that time ; Jesus said unto his disciples : And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Mens hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh. And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree, and all the trees; When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand. So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand. Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled. Heaven and earth shall pass away; but my words shall not pass away.

THE OFFERTORY:Psalm 85. Wilt thou not turn again, O God, and quicken us, that thy people may rejoice in thee : shew us thy mercy, O Lord, and grant us thy salvation.

THE COMMUNION: Baruch 4 & 5. Arise, O Jerusalem, and stand on high, and behold the joy that cometh unto thee from thy God.

THE POST-COMMUNION: O Lord, who hast vouchsafed to satisfy us with heavenly sustenance : we humbly beseech thee ; that we, whom thou hast made partakers of thy holy mysteries, may learn therein to despise all things earthly, and to cleave stedfastly unto all things heavenly. Through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
We wait for thy mercy, O Lord, in the midst of thy Temple : that so we may with due reverence prepare for the approaching festival of our redemption.
We beseech thee, O Lord, pour thy grace into our hearts : that as we have known the incarnation of thy Son Jesus Christ by the message of an angel, so by his cross and passion we may be brought unto the glory of his resurrection. Through the same Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

THE ADVENT PROPHECY: Isaiah 40:1-8 Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God. Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned: for she hath received of the Lords hand double for all her sins. The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain: And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it. The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry? All flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field: The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: because the spirit of the Lord bloweth upon it: surely the people is grass. The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.

THE ADVENT WREATH One of the most beautiful traditions of Advent is the lighting of The Advent Wreath; the purpose of which is to deepen your understanding of Christmas as the Church prepares you once again to go in heart and mind unto Bethlehem to see the loving-kindness of our God. As time passes from Advent Sunday to the Vigil of Christmas, the wreath grows in the brightness of illumination - symbolic of the coming of Christ who is the light of the world. The prophecies that are read with the lighting of the Advent Wreath, help you to relate to the people of the Old Testament who waited in anticipation for the coming day of the Lord, as the mystery of the Incarnation was unfolded before them by the Lord's prophets through the centuries who prepared the way for His Coming. Only as you understand the message of the Old Testament, do you come to appreciate the fact of the incarnation of Christ: that the Second Person of the Godhead humbled Himself to take our nature upon Himself in every way - sin being the only exception. Christ became man in order that He might offer Himself upon Calvary's Cross before His Father in heaven for the sins of the world.
The use of evergreens symbolizes the life that is everlasting by faith in Christ. The bending of the branch so that the ends touch further symbolize that life in Christ is without end because Christ Himself is from everlasting: the same, yesterday, today, and forever. The candles are symbolic of the coming into the world of God's Son. The first candle, The Prophecy Candle, announces the period of waiting upon God for the fulfillment of His promise. The second candle is The Bethlehem Candle and is symbolic of the preparations being made to cradle the Christ Child. The third candle is The Shepherd Candle and typifies the act of worshipping Christ. The fourth candle is The Angel's Candle and encourages the forth-telling of the Good News to the world.

THE THIRD SUNDAY IN ADVENT (GAUDETTE SUNDAY)

THE INTROIT: Philippians 4. Rejoice in the Lord alway : and again I say, Rejoice ye ; let your moderation be known unto all men, the Lord is at hand. Be careful for nothing, nor troubled; but in all things, by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving; let your request be made known unto God. Psalm 85. Lord, thou art become gracious unto thy land : thou hast turned away the captivity of Jacob. GLORY BE...

THE COLLECT:O LORD Jesu Christ, who at thy first coming didst send thy messenger to prepare the way before thee: Grant that the ministers and stewards of thy mysteries may likewise so prepare and make ready thy way, by turning the hearts of the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, that at thy second coming to judge the world we may be found an acceptable people in thy sight, who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Spirit, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
Almighty God, give us grace that we may cast away the works of darkness, and put upon us the armour of light, now in the time of this mortal life, in which thy Son, Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility : that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge both the quick and the dead ; we may rise to the life immortal.
O God, who didst ordain that thy Word should be made flesh in the womb of the Blessed Virgin Mary at the message of an Angel : grant to us thy humble servants ; that we, believing her to be indeed the Mother of God, may be aided by her intercessions before thee. Through the same Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

THE EPISTLE:1 Cor. 4. 1
Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful. But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged of you, or of mans judgment: yea, I judge not mine own self. For I know nothing by myself; yet am I not hereby justified: but he that judgeth me is the Lord. Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.

THE GRADUAL: Psalm 80. Shew thyself, O Lord, thou that sittest upon the Cherubims : stir up thy strength and come. V. Hear, O thou Shepherd of Israel : thou that leadest Joseph like a sheep. Alleluia, alleluia. Stir up thy strength, O Lord : and come and help us. Alleluia.

THE HOLY GOSPEL: Saint Matthew 11:2
Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples, And said unto him, Art thou he that should come, or do we look for another? Jesus answered and said unto them, Go and shew John again those things which ye do hear and see: The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them. And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me. And as they departed, Jesus began to say unto the multitudes concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken with the wind? But what went ye out for to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? behold, they that wear soft clothing are in kings houses. But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? yea, I say unto you, and more than a prophet. For this is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.

THE OFFERTORY: Psalm 85. O Lord, thou art become gracious unto thy land; thou hast turned away the captivity of Jacob : thou hast forgiven the offence of thy people.

THE COMMUNION: Isaiah 35. Say to them that are of a fearful heart : Be strong, fear not : behold your God will come and save you.

THE POST-COMMUNION: Have mercy upon us, O Lord, we beseech thee : and grant that the heavenly assistance of thy holy mysteries may so cleanse us from all our inquiries, that we may be made ready worthily to keep thy coming festival. Through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
We wait for thy mercy, O Lord, in the mist of thy Temple : that so we may with due reverence prepare for the approaching festival of our redemption.
We beseech thee, O Lord, pour thy grace into our hearts : that as we have known the incarnation of thy Son Jesus Christ by the message of an angel, so by his cross and passion we may be brought unto the glory of his resurrection. Through the same Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

THE ADVENT PROPHECY: Malachi 3:1-6 BEHOLD, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the Lord of hosts. But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? for he is like a refiners fire, and like fullers soap: And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the Lord an offering in righteousness. Then shall the offering of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant unto the Lord, as in the days of old, and as in former years. And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me, saith the Lord of hosts. For I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.

THE ADVENT WREATH One of the most beautiful traditions of Advent is the lighting of The Advent Wreath; the purpose of which is to deepen your understanding of Christmas as the Church prepares you once again to go in heart and mind unto Bethlehem to see the loving-kindness of our God. As time passes from Advent Sunday to the Vigil of Christmas, the wreath grows in the brightness of illumination - symbolic of the coming of Christ who is the light of the world. The prophecies that are read with the lighting of the Advent Wreath, help you to relate to the people of the Old Testament who waited in anticipation for the coming day of the Lord, as the mystery of the Incarnation was unfolded before them by the Lord's prophets through the centuries who prepared the way for His Coming.
Only as you understand the message of the Old Testament, do you come to appreciate the fact of the incarnation of Christ: that the Second Person of the Godhead humbled Himself to take our nature upon Himself in every way - sin being the only exception. Christ became man in order that He might offer Himself upon Calvary's Cross before His Father in heaven for the sins of the world.
The use of evergreens symbolizes the life that is everlasting by faith in Christ. The bending of the branch so that the ends touch further symbolize that life in Christ is without end because Christ Himself is from everlasting: the same, yesterday, today, and forever. The candles are symbolic of the coming into the world of God's Son. The first candle, The Prophecy Candle, announces the period of waiting upon God for the fulfillment of His promise. The second candle is The Bethlehem Candle and is symbolic of the preparations being made to cradle the Christ Child. The third candle is The Shepherd Candle and typifies the act of worshipping Christ. The fourth candle is The Angel's Candle and encourages the forth-telling of the Good News to the world.

THE FOURTH SUNDAY IN ADVENT

THE INTROIT: Isaiah 45. Drop down, ye heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness : let the earth open and bring forth a Saviour. Psalm 19. The heavens declare the glory of God : and the firmament sheweth his handy-work. GLORY BE...

THE COLLECT: O Lord, raise up, we pray thee, thy power, and come among us, and with great might succour us ; that whereas, through our sins and wickedness, we are sore let and hindered in running the race that is set before us, thy bountiful grace and mercy may speedily help and deliver us. Through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen. Almighty God, give us grace that we may cast away the works of darkness, and put upon us the armour of light, now in the time of this mortal life, in which thy Son, Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility : that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge both the quick and the dead ; we may rise to the life immortal. O God, who didst ordain that thy Word should be made flesh in the womb of the Blessed Virgin Mary at the message of an Angel : grant to us thy humble servants ; that we, believing her to be indeed the Mother of God, may be aided by her intercessions before thee. Through the same Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen. THE ADVENT PROPHECY: Malachi 4:1-6
FOR, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the Lord of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch. But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall. And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the Lord of hosts. Remember ye the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments. Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord: And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.

THE EPISTLE: Philippians 4:4
Brethren: Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice. Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus our Lord.

THE GRADUAL: Psalm 145. The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon him : yea, all such as call upon him faithfully. My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord : and let all flesh give thanks unto his holy name.Alleluia, alleluia. Come, O Lord, and tarry not : forgive the misdeeds of thy people. Alleluia.

THE HOLY GOSPEL: Saint John 1:19
This is the record of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who art thou? And he confessed, and denied not; but confessed, I am not the Christ. And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elias? And he saith, I am not. Art thou that prophet? And he answered, No. Then said they unto him, Who art thou? that we may give an answer to them that sent us. What sayest thou of thyself? He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Esaias. And they which were sent were of the Pharisees. And they asked him, and said unto him, Why baptizest thou then, if thou be not that Christ, nor Elias, neither that prophet? John answered them, saying, I baptize with water: but there standeth one among you, whom ye know not; He it is, who coming after me is preferred before me, whose shoes latchet I am not worthy to unloose. These things were done in Bethabara beyond Jordan, where John was baptizing.

THE OFFERTORY: Saint Luke 1. Hail Mary, full of grace : the Lord is with thee : blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb.

THE COMMUNION: Isaiah 7. Behold, a Virgin shall conceive and bear a Son : and his Name shall be called Emmanuel

THE POST-COMMUNION: We beseech thee, O Lord : that as we have now received thy gifts, so by continually drawing near to thy mystery we may set forward the work of our salvation. Through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen. We wait for thy mercy, O Lord, in the mist of thy Temple : that so we may with due reverence prepare for the approaching festival of our redemption. We beseech thee, O Lord, pour thy grace into our hearts : that as we have known the incarnation of thy Son Jesus Christ by the message of an angel, so by his cross and passion we may be brought unto the glory of his resurrection. Through the same Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

THE ADVENT PROPHECY: Malachi 4:1-6
FOR, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the Lord of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch. But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall. And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the Lord of hosts. Remember ye the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments. Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord: And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.

THE ADVENT WREATH

One of the most beautiful traditions of Advent is the lighting of The Advent Wreath; the purpose of which is to deepen your understanding of Christmas as the Church prepares you once again to go in heart and mind unto Bethlehem to see the loving-kindness of our God. As time passes from Advent Sunday to the Vigil of Christmas, the wreath grows in the brightness of illumination - symbolic of the coming of Christ who is the light of the world. The prophecies that are read with the lighting of the Advent Wreath, help you to relate to the people of the Old Testament who waited in anticipation for the coming day of the Lord, as the mystery of the Incarnation was unfolded before them by the Lord's prophets through the centuries who prepared the way for His Coming.
Only as you understand the message of the Old Testament, do you come to appreciate the fact of the incarnation of Christ: that the Second Person of the Godhead humbled Himself to take our nature upon Himself in every way - sin being the only exception. Christ became man in order that He might offer Himself upon Calvary's Cross before His Father in heaven for the sins of the world.
The use of evergreens symbolizes the life that is everlasting by faith in Christ. The bending of the branch so that the ends touch further symbolize that life in Christ is without end because Christ Himself is from everlasting: the same, yesterday, today, and forever.
The candles are symbolic of the coming into the world of God's Son. The first candle, The Prophecy Candle, announces the period of waiting upon God for the fulfillment of His promise. The second candle is The Bethlehem Candle and is symbolic of the preparations being made to cradle the Christ Child. The third candle is The Shepherd Candle and typifies the act of worshipping Christ. The fourth candle is The Angel's Candle and encourages the forth-telling of the Good News to the world.

ADVENT CANDLES: COME LORD JESUS

Hymn #2 O Come, O Come Emmanuel (sing one stanza with the Chorus for each week. Recommended at the beginning of the Mass with a family designated to light the candle on behalf of the church family)

FIRST SUNDAY IN ADVENT

Bidding Prayer.... Celebrant
Beloved in Christ, in this season of Advent let it be our care and delight to prepare ourselves to hear again the message of the Angels, and in heart and mind to go even unto Bethlehem, to see the Babe lying in a manger.
Let us read and mark in Holy Scripture the loving purposes of God from the first day of our disobedience unto the glorious Redemption brought us by His Holy Son, … and let us look forward to the yearly remembrance of His birth with hymns and songs of praise.
But first let us pray for Christ's Holy Catholic Church, the blessed company of all faithful people, whereof we are members; that it may please God to confirm and strengthen it in purity of faith, in holiness of life, and in perfectness of love, that in all things it may work according to God's will, serve Him faithfully, and worship Him acceptably.
Let us pray also for the Ministers of God's Holy Word and Sacraments; for Bishops, that they may minister faithfully and wisely the discipline of Christ; likewise for all Priests and Deacons, that they may shine as lights in the world, and in all things may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour.
Let us pray for all the people of these United States, that they may live in the true faith and fear of God, and in brotherly charity, one towards another.
Let us pray also for the poor and the helpless, the hungry and the oppressed, the sick and those who mourn, the lonely and the unloved, the aged and the little children, and all those who know not the Lord Jesus, or who love Him not, or who by sin unrepented have grieved His heart of love. Finally, let us give unto God most high praise and hearty thanks for the wonderful grace and virtue declared in His pure and lowly Mother and in all His Saints, that multitude which no one can number, who have been the choice vessels of His grace and the lights of the world in their several generations; and pray to God, that we may have grace to direct our lives after their good examples; that, this life ended, we may be made partakers with them of the glorious Resurrection, and the life everlasting.
These prayers and praises let us humbly offer up to the throne of Heaven, in the words which Christ Himself hath taught us:
OUR FATHER (All join in)
C. + Our help is in the Name of the Lord.
R. Who hath made heaven and earth.
C. The Lord be with you.
R. And with thy spirit. .
C. Let us pray. O Lord Jesus Christ, who is the true light that lightest every man that cometh into the world: + Bless, we pray thee, this wreath and its candles which we shall light in preparation for thy coming; and so enkindle our hearts with the fire of thy love that we may receive thee with joy and gladness, and evermore stand fast in the faith. Who livest and reignest, world without end.
R. Amen.
C. Behold, the Lord cometh
R. and all His Saints with Him; and there shall be in that day a great light, Alleluia
Scripture Reading Jer. 31:31-34 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah: Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the Lord: But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the host of Israel; After those days, saith the Lord, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people. And they shall teach no more every man his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the Lord: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.
C. O Christ, arise, help us.
R. And deliver us for thy Name's sake.
C. Come and save us, O Lord God of hosts.
R. Show the light of thy countenance and we shall be whole.
C. The Lord be with you.
R. And with thy spirit.
C. Let us pray. stir up thy might, we beseech thee, O Lord, and come that we who are ever threatened by the peril of our sins may be counted worthy to be saved by thy deliverance. Through Jesus Christ our Lord.
R. Amen.
*** The lighting of the candles on the Advent Wreath, immediately following the Scripture reading, signifies our waiting for Christ, the Light of men, to come to cast off the darkness of this world.

SECOND SUNDAY IN ADVENT

C. Behold .. the Lord shall appear ...
R. in the clouds of Heaven, with power and great glory, Alleluia.
Scripture Reading Micah 5: 2-4 But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting. Therefore will he give them up, until the time that she which travaileth hath brought forth: the remnant of his brethren shall return unto the children of Israel. And he shall stand and feed in the strength of the Lord, in the majesty of the name of the Lord his God; and they shall abide: for now shall he be great unto the ends of the earth. C. O Christ, arise, help us.
R. And deliver us for thy Name's sake.
C. Come and save us, O Lord God of hosts.
R. Show the light of thy countenance and we shall be whole.
C. The Lord be with you.
R. And with thy spirit.
C.. Let us pray. Stir up our hearts, O Lord, to make ready the ways of thine Only-begotten; that by His coming we may be worthy to serve thee with purified minds. Through Jesus Christ our Lord.
R. Amen

THIRD SUNDAY IN ADVENT

C. Behold .. the Lord shall appear ...
R. and will not tarry, and will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will manifest himself to all nations, Alleluia.
Scripture Reading Isaiah 4O:1-5 Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God. Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned: for she hath received of the Lords' hand double for all her sins. The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain: And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together, for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.
C. Christ, arise, help us.
R. And deliver us for thy Name's sake.
C.. Come and save us, O Lord God of hosts.
R. Show the light of thy countenance, and we shall be whole.
C. The Lord be with you.
R. And with thy spirit.
C. Let us pray. Incline thine ear to our prayers, O Lord, we beseech thee; and lighten the darkness of our minds by the grace of thy visitation; Who with the Father and· the Holy Ghost, liveth and reigneth ever one God, world without end. R. Amen.

FOURTH SUNDAY IN ADVENT

C. Behold, the Desire of all nations shall come...
R. and the house of the Lord shall be filled with glory, Alleluia.
Scripture Reading.... Baruch 4:36, 5:1-4
O Jerusalem, look about thee toward the east, and behold the joy that cometh unto thee from God. Put off, O Jerusalem the garment of thy mourning and affliction, and put on the comeliness of the glory that cometh from God for ever. Cast about thee a double garment of the righteousness which cometh from God; and set a diadem on thine head of the glory of the Everlasting. For God will show thy brightness unto every country under heaven. For thy name shall be called of God for ever The Peace Of Righteousness, and The Glory of God's Worship. C. Christ, arise, help us.
R. And deliver us for thy Name's sake.
C.. Come and save us, O Lord God of hosts.
R. Show the light of thy countenance, and we shall be whole.
C. The Lord be with you ..
R. And with thy spirit.
C. Let us pray. Grant, we beseech thee, Almighty God, that the coming festival of our redemption may bring us aid in this present life, and bounteously bestow the rewards of eternal blessedness. Through Jesus Christ Our Lord, R. Amen
Recommendation: For those who do not have a church nearby to attend, you may do this service by yourself in the comfort of your home and welcome Christ. Mara Natha Come Lord Jesus

THE CHRIST MASS

THE INTROIT: Psalm 2. The Lord said unto me : thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee. Ps. Ibid. Why do the heathen so furiously rage together : and why do the people imagine a vain thing? GLORY BE...

THE COLLECT: O God, who makest us glad with the yearly remembrance of the birth of thine only Son Jesus Christ; Grant that as we joyfully receive him for our Redeemer, so we may with sure confidence behold him when he shall come to be our Judge. Who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.

THE EPISTLE: Titus 2:11 Dearly beloved : The grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works. These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.

THE GRADUAL: Psalm 110. In the day of thy power shall the people offer thee free-will offerings with an holy worship : the dew of thy Birth is of the womb of the morning. The Lord said into my Lord : Sit thou on my right hand until I make thine enemies thy footstool.Alleluia, alleluia. Psalm 2. The Lord said unto me : Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee. Alleluia.

THE HOLY GOSPEL: Saint Luke 2:1 AND it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, (because he was of the house and lineage of David:) To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manager; because there was no room for them in the inn. And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

THE OFFERTORY: Psalm 96. Let the heavens rejoice and let the earth be glad before the Lord : for he is come.

THE COMMUNION: Psalm 110. With an holy worship : the dew of thy Birth is of the womb of the morning.

THE POST-COMMUNION: Grant, we beseech thee, O Lord our God, that we who rejoice to celebrate by these mysteries the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ ; may by godly conversation be found worthy to attain to fellowship with him. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

CHRISTMAS DAY

THE INTROIT: Isaiah 9. Unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given : and the government shall be upon his shoulder : and his Name shall be called, Angel of mighty counsel. Psalm 98. O sing unto the Lord a new song : for he hath done marvellous things. GLORY BE...

THE COLLECT: Almighty God, who hast given us thy only-begotten Son to take our nature upon him, and as at this time to be born of a pure virgin; Grant that we being regenerate, and made thy children by adoption and grace, may daily be renewed by thy Holy Spirit. Through the same our Lord Jesus Christ, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the same Spirit ever, one God, world without end. Amen.

THE EPISTLE: Hebrews 1:1 GOD, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high; Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they. For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son? And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him. And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire. But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom. Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows. And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands: They shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment; And as a vesture shalt thou fold them up, and they shall be changed: but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail.

THE GRADUAL: Psalm 98. All the ends of the world have seen the salvation of our God : O be joyful in God, all ye lands. The Lord hath declared his salvation : in the sight of the heathen his righteousness hath he openly shewed.Alleluia, alleluia. A hallowed day hath dawned upon us : come, all ye nations and worship the Lord : for on this day a great light hath descended upon the earth. Alleluia.

THE HOLY GOSPEL: Saint John 1:1 IN the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe. He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

THE OFFERTORY: Psalm 89. The heavens are thine, the earth also is thine : thou hast laid the foundation of the round world, and all that therein is : righteousness and equity are the habitation of thy seat.

THE COMMUNION: Psalm 98. All the end of the world have seen the salvation of our God.

THE POST-COMMUNION: Grant, we beseech thee, Almighty God : that as the Saviour of the world, born on this day, is the author of hour heavenly birth, so he may likewise be to us the giver of everlasting life. Who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

THE LAST GOSPEL: Saint Matthew 2:1

CHRISTMAS OCTAVE

THE INTROIT:Wisdom 18. When all things were in quiet silence and night was in the midst of her swift course, thine almighty Word, O Lord, leaped down from heaven out of thy royal throne. Psalm 93. The Lord is King, and hath put on glorious apparel : the Lord hath put on his apparel and girded himself with strength. GLORY BE...

THE COLLECT: Almighty and everlasting God, direct our actions according to thy good pleasure : that in the Name of thy beloved Son we may be worthy to abound in good works. Through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
Almighty God, who hast given us thy only-begotten Son to take our nature upon him, and as at this time to be born of a pure virgin; Grant that we being regenerate, and made thy children by adoption and grace, may daily be renewed by thy Holy Spirit. Through the same our Lord Jesus Christ, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the same Spirit ever, one God, world without end. Amen

THE EPISTLE: Galatians 4:1ff:

NOW I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all; But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the father. Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world: But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons. And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.

THE GRADUAL: Psalm 45. Thou art fairer than the children of men : full of grace are thy lips. My heart is inditing of a good matter, I speak of the things which I have made unto the king : my tongue is the pen of a ready writer.Alleluia, alleluia. Psalm 93. The Lord is King and hath put on glorious apparel : the Lord hath put on his apparel and girded himself with strength. Alleluia.

THE HOLY GOSPEL: Saint Matthew 1:18ff

Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost. Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a publick example, was minded to put her away privily. But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife: And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS.

THE OFFERTORY: Psalm 93. God hath made the round world so sure, that it cannot be moved : ever since the world began hath thy seat, O God, been prepared : thou art from everlasting.

THE COMMUNION: Saint Matthew 2. Take the young child and his mother, and go into the land of Israel : for thy are dead which sought the young child's life.

THE POST-COMMUNION: Grant, O Lord, that by the working of this mystery we may be cleansed from all our sins : and obtain the fulfillment of our rightful desires. Through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
Grant, we beseech thee, Almighty God : that as the Saviour of the world born on this day, is the author of our heavenly birth, so he may himself likewise be to us the giver of everlasting life. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

THE FEAST OF THE EPIPHANY OF OUR LORD

THE INTROIT: Malachi 3. Behold, he appeareth, the Lord and Ruler : and in his hand the kingdom, and power, and dominion. Psalm 72. Give the King thy judgements, O God : and thy righteousness unto the King's Son. GLORY BE....

THE COLLECT: O GOD, who by the leading of a star didst manifest thy only-begotten Son to the Gentiles; Mercifully grant that we, who know thee now by faith, may after this life have the fruition of thy glorious Godhead. Through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

THE EPISTLE: Ephesians 3:1 FOR this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles, If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to youward: How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words; Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ) Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit; That the Gentiles should be fellow heirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel: Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power. Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ; And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ: To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God, According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord: In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him.

THE GRADUAL: Isaiah 60. All they from Saba shall come, bringing gold and incense, and shall shew for thy the praise of the Lord. Arise and shine, O Jerusalem : for the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.Alleluia, alleluia. Saint Matthew 2. We have seen his star in the East, and are come with offerings to worship the Lord. Alleluia.

THE HOLY GOSPEL: Saint Matthew 2:1 NOW when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him. When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he demanded of them where Christ should be born. And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written by the prophet, And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel. Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men, enquired of them diligently what time the star appeared. And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search diligently for the young child; and when ye have found him, bring me word again, that I may come and worship him also. When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh. And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.

THE OFFERTORY: Psalm 72. The kings of Tharsis and of the isles shall give presents : the kings of Arabia and Saba shall bring gifts : all kings shall fall down before him, all nations shall do him service.

THE COMMUNION: Saint Matthew 2. We have seen his star in the East, and are come with offerings to worship the Lord.

THE POST-COMMUNION: Grant, we beseech thee, Almighty God : that we, which here have celebrated thy holy mysteries may in all purity of heart and mind receive the benefits of the same. Through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

THE FEAST OF THE EPIPHANY OF OUR LORD

THE INTROIT: Malachi 3. Behold, he appeareth, the Lord and Ruler : and in his hand the kingdom, and power, and dominion. Psalm 72. Give the King thy judgements, O God : and thy righteousness unto the King's Son. GLORY BE....

THE COLLECT: O GOD, who by the leading of a star didst manifest thy only-begotten Son to the Gentiles; Mercifully grant that we, who know thee now by faith, may after this life have the fruition of thy glorious Godhead. Through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

THE EPISTLE: Ephesians 3:1 FOR this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles, If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to youward: How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words; Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ) Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit; That the Gentiles should be fellow heirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel: Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power. Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ; And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ: To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God, According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord: In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him.

THE GRADUAL: Isaiah 60. All they from Saba shall come, bringing gold and incense, and shall shew for thy the praise of the Lord. Arise and shine, O Jerusalem : for the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.Alleluia, alleluia. Saint Matthew 2. We have seen his star in the East, and are come with offerings to worship the Lord. Alleluia.

THE HOLY GOSPEL: Saint Matthew 2:1 NOW when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him. When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he demanded of them where Christ should be born. And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written by the prophet, And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel. Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men, enquired of them diligently what time the star appeared. And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search diligently for the young child; and when ye have found him, bring me word again, that I may come and worship him also. When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh. And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.

THE OFFERTORY: Psalm 72. The kings of Tharsis and of the isles shall give presents : the kings of Arabia and Saba shall bring gifts : all kings shall fall down before him, all nations shall do him service.

THE COMMUNION: Saint Matthew 2. We have seen his star in the East, and are come with offerings to worship the Lord.

THE POST-COMMUNION: Grant, we beseech thee, Almighty God : that we, which here have celebrated thy holy mysteries may in all purity of heart and mind receive the benefits of the same. Through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

THE FIRST SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY

THE INTROIT: On a throne exalted I beheld, and lo, a man sitting, whom a legion of Angels worship, singing together : behold, his rule and governance endureth to all ages. Psalm 100. O be joyful in God, all ye lands : serve the Lord with gladness.
THE COLLECT: O LORD, we beseech thee mercifully to receive the prayers of thy people who call upon thee; and grant that they may both perceive and know what things they ought to do, and also may have grace and power faithfully to fulfil the same. Through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
O God, who by the leading of a star didst manifest thy only-begotten Son to the Gentiles ; mercifully grant that we, who know thee now by faith, may after this life have the fruition of thy glorious Godhead. Through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

THE COLLECT: Romans 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God. For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith. For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office: So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another : [in Christ Jesus our Lord.]

THE GRADUAL: Psalm 72. Blessed be the Lord God, even the God of Israel : which only doeth wondrous things. The mountains also shall bring peace : and the little hills righteousness unto the people.Alleluia, alleluia. Psalm 100. O be joyful in the Lord, all ye lands : serve the Lord with gladness. Alleluia.

THE HOLY GOSPEL: Saint Luke 2:41 Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the passover. And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem after the custom of the feast. And when they had fulfilled the days, as they returned, the child Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem; and Joseph and his mother knew not of it. But they, supposing him to have been in the company, went a days journey; and they sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintance. And when they found him not, they turned back again to Jerusalem, seeking him. And it came to pass, that after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions. And all that heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers. And when they saw him, they were amazed: and his mother said unto him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing. And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Fathers business? And they understood not the saying which he spake unto them. And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was subject unto them: but his mother kept all these sayings in her heart. And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.

THE OFFERTORY: Psalm 100. O be joyful in the Lord, all ye lands, serve the Lord with gladness : and come before his presence with a song : be ye sure that the Lord he is God.

THE COMMUNION: Saint Luke 2. Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? Behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing. And he said unto them : How is it that ye sought me? Wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business?

THE POST-COMMUNION: We humbly beseech thee, Almighty God : that we, whom thou dost vouchsafe to regenerate with thy holy sacraments ; may continually serve thee in all virtuous and godly living. Through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
Grant, we beseech thee, Almighty God : that we may attain, in pureness of mind and understanding, to those things which we celebrate in solemn worship. Through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

THE SECOND SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY

THE INTROIT:Psalm 66. All the world shall worship thee, O God : sing of thee, and praise thy Name, O thou Most Highest. Ps. Ibid. O be joyful in God, all ye lands, sing praises unto the honour of his Name : make his praise to be glorious. GLORY BE..

THE COLLECT: Almighty and everlasting God, who dost govern all things in heaven and earth; Mercifully hear the supplications of thy people, and grant us thy peace all the days of our life. Through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
O God, who by the fruitful virginity of blessed Mary hast bestowed upon mankind the reward of eternal salvation : grant, we beseech thee, that we may know the help of her intercession, though whom we have been accounted worthy to receive the Author of our life, Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord.
We beseech thee, O Lord, favourably to receive the prayers of thy Church : that all adversity and error being done away, she may serve thee in untroubled freedom. Through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

THE EPISTLE: Romans 12:6ff:

Brethren : Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith; Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering; or he that teacheth, on teaching; Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness. Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good. Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another; Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord; Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer; Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality. Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not. Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep. Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate.

THE GRADUAL: Psalm 107. The Lord sent his Word and healed them : and they were saved from their destruction. O that men would therefore praise the Lord for his goodness : and declare the wonders that he doeth for the children of men. Alleluia, alleluia. Psalm 148. Praise the Lord, all ye Angels of his : praise him all his host. Alleluia

THE HOLY GOSPEL: Saint Marj:1ff

THE beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God; As it is written in the prophets, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee. The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins. And there went out unto him all the land of Judaea, and they of Jerusalem, and were all baptized of him in the river of Jordan, confessing their sins. And John was clothed with camels hair, and with a girdle of a skin about his loins; and he did eat locusts and wild honey; And preached, saying, There cometh one mightier than I after me, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to stoop down and unloose. I indeed have baptized you with water: but he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost. And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized of John in Jordan. And straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon him: And there came a voice from heaven, saying, Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased

THE OFFERTORY: Psalm 66. O be joyful in God, all ye lands : sing praises unto the honour of his Name : O come hither and hearken, all ye that fear God : and I will tell you what the Lord hath done for my soul. Alleluia.

THE COMMUNION: Saint Mark 1.And there came a voice from heaven, saying : Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

THE POST-COMMUNION: Increase, O Lord, we pray thee, and multiply upon us the operation of thine almighty power : that we, whom thou hast quickened with these heavenly sacraments, may by thy grace be made ready to receive the benefits which thou dost promise. Through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
May this Communion, O Lord, cleanse us from all stain of sin : and at the intercession of blessed Mary, the Virgin Mother of God, make us partakers with her of everlasting salvation.
Grant, we beseech thee, O Lord our God : that we, whom thou hast made partakers of heavenly gladness, may be thee be defended from all earthly perils. Through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

THE THIRD SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY

THE INTROIT:Psalm 97. All ye Angels of God, fall down, and worship before him : Sion heard of it, and rejoiced, and the daughters of Judah were glad. Ps. Ibid. The Lord is King, the earth may be glad thereof : yea, the multitude of the isles may be glad thereof. GLORY BE..

THE COLLECT: Almighty and everlasting God, mercifully look upon our infirmities, and in all our dangers and necessities stretch forth thy right hand to help and defend us. Through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
O God, who by the fruitful virginity of blessed Mary hast bestowed upon mankind the reward of eternal salvation : grant, we beseech thee, that we may know the help of her intercession, though whom we have been accounted worthy to receive the Author of our life, Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord.
We beseech thee, O Lord, favourably to receive the prayers of thy Church : that all adversity and error being done away, she may serve thee in untroubled freedom. Through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

THE EPISTLE: Romans 12:16ff:

Brethren: Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits. Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men. If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

THE GRADUAL: Psalm 102. The heathen shall fear thy Name, O Lord : and all the kings of the earth thy majesty. When the Lord shall build up Sion : and when his glory shall appear.Alleluia, alleluia. Psalm 97. The Lord is King, the earth may be glad thereof : yea, the multitude of the isles may be glad thereof. Alleluia.

THE HOLY GOSPEL: Saint John 2:1ff

At that time : And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there: And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage. And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine. Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come. His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it. And there were set there six waterpots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece. Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim. And he saith unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast. And they bare it. When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was: (but the servants which drew the water knew;) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom, And saith unto him, Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but thou hast kept the good wine until now. This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him.

THE OFFERTORY: Psalm 118. The right hand of the Lord hath the pre-eminence, the right hand of the Lord bringeth mighty things to pass : I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord.

THE COMMUNION: Saint John 2.The Lord saith unto them : Fill the water-pots with water, and bear unto the governour of the feast. When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, he saith unto the bridegroom : Thou hast kept the good wine until now. This beginning of miracles did Jesus before his disciple.

THE POST-COMMUNION: O Lord, who hast vouchsafed unto us to be made partakers of so great a mystery : we humbly beseech thee, that thou wouldest render us worthy thereby to enjoy the benefits of the same. Through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
May this Communion, O Lord, cleanse us from all stain of sin : and at the intercession of blessed Mary, the Virgin Mother of God, make us partakers with her of everlasting salvation.
Grant, we beseech thee, O Lord our God : that we, whom thou hast made partakers of heavenly gladness, may be thee be defended from all earthly perils. Through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

THE FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY

THE INTROIT:Psalm 97. All ye Angels of God, fall down, and worship before him : Sion heard of it, and rejoiced, and the daughters of Judah were glad. Ps. Ibid. The Lord is King, the earth may be glad thereof : yea, the multitude of the isles may be glad thereof. GLORY BE..

THE COLLECT: O God, who knowest us to be set in the midst of so many and great dangers, that by reason of the frailty of our nature we cannot always stand upright; Grant to us such strength and protection, as may support us in all dangers, and carry us through all temptations. Through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
O God, who by the fruitful virginity of blessed Mary hast bestowed upon mankind the reward of eternal salvation : grant, we beseech thee, that we may know the help of her intercession, though whom we have been accounted worthy to receive the Author of our life, Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord.
We beseech thee, O Lord, favourably to receive the prayers of thy Church : that all adversity and error being done away, she may serve thee in untroubled freedom. Through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

THE EPISTLE: Romans 13:1ff:

Brethren : Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same: For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil. Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake. For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are Gods ministers, attending continually upon this very thing. Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour

THE GRADUAL: Psalm 102. The heathen shall fear thy Name, O Lord : and all the kings of the earth thy majesty. When the Lord shall build up Sion : and when his glory shall appear.Alleluia, alleluia. Psalm 97. The Lord is King, the earth may be glad thereof : yea, the multitude of the isles may be glad thereof. Alleluia.

THE HOLY GOSPEL: Saint Matthew 8:1ff

At that time: When Jesus was come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed him. And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed. And Jesus saith unto him, See thou tell no man; but go thy way, shew thyself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them. And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him, And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented. And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him. The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed. For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it. When Jesus heard it, he marveled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel. And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven. But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed in the selfsame hour.

THE OFFERTORY: Psalm 118. The right hand of the Lord hath the pre-eminence, the right hand of the Lord bringeth mighty things to pass : I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord.

THE COMMUNION: Saint Luke 4. All wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth.

THE POST-COMMUNION: O God, who hast here bestowed upon us the bounty of thy heavenly gifts : grant, we beseech thee ; that by the same we may be freed from all carnal and earthly desires, and every strengthened by thy heavenly refreshment. Through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
May this Communion, O Lord, cleanse us from all stain of sin : and at the intercession of blessed Mary, the Virgin Mother of God, make us partakers with her of everlasting salvation.
Grant, we beseech thee, O Lord our God : that we, whom thou hast made partakers of heavenly gladness, may be thee be defended from all earthly perils. Through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

THE FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY

THE INTROIT:Dicit Dominus. THUS saith the Lord, I know the thoughts that I think toward you, thoughts of peace, and not of affliction: ye shall call upon me, and I will hearken unto you; and I will bring again your captivity from every nation. Psalm 85. Lord, thou art become gracious unto thy land: thou hast turned away the captivity of Jacob. V. Glory... Thus .......

THE COLLECT: O LORD, we beseech thee to keep thy Church and household continually in thy true religion; that they who do lean only upon the hope of thy heavenly grace may evermore be defended by thy mighty power. Through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
DEFEND us, we beseech thee, O Lord, from all perils of mind and body: and at the intercession of the blessed and glorious Mary, the ever Virgin Mother of God, of blessed Joseph, of thy blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, of blessed N..., and of all Saints, graciously bestow upon us both peace and safety; that all adversity and error being done away, thy Church may serve thee in untroubled freedom.
The Third Collect is chosen by the Celebrant.

THE EPISTLE:Colossians 3:12ff:

PUT on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, a heart of compassion, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, long-suffering; forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.

THE GRADUAL: It is thou, O Lord, that savest us from our enemies: and puttest them to confusion that hate us. V. We make our boast in God all day long: and will praise thy Name for ever.AIIeluia, alleluia. V. Out of the deep have I called unto thee, O Lord: Lord, hear my voice, alleluia.

THE HOLY GOSPEL: Saint Matthew 13:24ff

THE kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares? He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up? But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.

THE OFFERTORY: Out of the deep have I called unto thee, O Lord: Lord, hear my voice.

THE COMMUNION: Verily I say unto you, what things soever ye desire, when ye pray: believe that ye receive them, and it shall be done unto you.

THE POST-COMMUNION: GRANT, we beseech thee, Almighty God: that as in these holy mysteries we have received the pledge of our redemption, so we may be brought unto the fulfillment of the same. Through Jesus Christ thy Son, our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen. WE beseech thee, O Lord: that the gifts now offered in this heavenly Sacrament may cleanse and defend us; that at the intercession of blessed Mary, the Virgin Mother of God, of blessed Joseph, of thy blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, of blessed N..., and of all Saints, they may render us free from iniquity, and safe from all adversity. The Third Collect is chosen by the Celebrant.

THE SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY

THE INTROIT:Dicit Dominus. THUS saith the Lord, I know the thoughts that I think toward you, thoughts of peace, and not of affliction: ye shall call upon me, and I will hearken unto you; and I will bring again your captivity from every nation. Psalm 85. Lord, thou art become gracious unto thy land: thou hast turned away the captivity of Jacob. V. Glory... Thus .......

THE COLLECT: O GOD, whose blessed Son was manifested that he might destroy the works of the devil, and make us the sons of God, and heirs of eternal life; Grant us, we beseech thee, that, having this hope, we may purify ourselves, even as he is pure; that, when he shall appear again with power and great glory, we may be made like unto him in his eternal and glorious kingdom; where with thee, O Father, and thee, O Holy Ghost, he liveth and reigneth ever, one God, world without end. Amen.
DEFEND us, we beseech thee, O Lord, from all perils of mind and body: and at the intercession of the blessed and glorious Mary, the ever Virgin Mother of God, of blessed Joseph, of thy blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, of blessed N..., and of all Saints, graciously bestow upon us both peace and safety; that all adversity and error being done away, thy Church may serve thee in untroubled freedom.
Third Collect to be chosen by the Celebrant.

THE EPISTLE:1 Saint John 3:1ff:

BEHOLD, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure. Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law. And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin. Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him. Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous. He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.

THE GRADUAL: Psalm 44. It is thou, O Lord, that savest us from our enemies: and puttest them to confusion that hate us. V. We make our boast in God all day long: and will praise thy Name for ever. Alleluia, alleluia. V. Psalm 130. Out of the deep have I called unto thee, O Lord: Lord, hear my voice, alleluia.

THE HOLY GOSPEL: Saint Matthew 24:23ff

THEN if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. Behold, I have told you before. Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not. For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together. Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: and then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

THE OFFERTORY: Psalm 130. Out of the deep have I called unto thee, O Lord: Lord, hear my voice

THE COMMUNION:St. Mark 11. Verily I say unto you, what things soever ye desire, when ye pray: believe that ye receive them, and it shall be done unto you.

THE POST-COMMUNION: O LORD, who hast filled us with thy heavenly delights: grant, we beseech thee, that we may ever earnestly seek after those things whereby we truly live. Through Jesus Christ thy Son, our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
WE beseech thee, O Lord: that the gifts now offered in this heavenly Sacrament may cleanse and defend us; that at the intercession of blessed Mary, the Virgin Mother of God, of blessed Joseph, of thy blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, of blessed N..., and of all Saints, they may render us free from iniquity, and safe from all adversity.
Third Collect to be chosen by the Celebrant..

NOTE:GESIMA DAYS Gesima Days are a period of preparation for Lent. The season lasts two weeks and a half, from Septuagesima Sunday to Ash Wednesday, and includes three Sundays, respectively called Septuagesima, Sexagesima, and Quinquagesima (70th, 60th, and 50th). These were so named because in the early years of Christianity, many began fasting fifty, sixty, or seventy days before Easter. No Gloria, Te Deum or Alleluia is said.

SEPTUAGESIMA SUNDAY

THE SUNDAY CALLED SEPTUAGESIMA

THE INTROIT:Psalm 18. The sorrows of death compassed me, the pains of hell gat hold upon me : and in my tribulation I made my prayer unto the Lord, and he regarded my supplication out of his holy temple. Ps. Ibid. I will love thee, O Lord my strength : the Lord is my stony rock, my fortress, and my Saviour.

THE COLLECT: O LORD, we beseech thee favourably to hear the prayers of thy people; that we, who are justly punished for our offences, may be mercifully delivered by thy goodness, for the glory of thy Name. Through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
O God, who by the fruitful virginity of blessed Mary hast bestowed upon mankind the reward of eternal salvation : grant, we beseech thee, that we may know the help of her intercession, through whom we have been accounted worthy to receive the Author of our Life, Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord.
We humbly beseech thee, O Lord, favorably to receive the prayers of thy Church : that all adversity and error being done away, she may serve thee in untroubled freedom. Through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

THE EPISTLE: I Corinthians 9:24
Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain. And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible. I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air: But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection; lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.

THE GRADUAL: Psalm 9. The Lord will be a refuge in the time of trouble : and they that know thy Name will put their trust in thee : for thou, Lord hast never failed them that seek thee. For the poor shall not always be forgotten : the patient abiding of the meek shall not perish for ever : up, Lord, and let not man have the upper hand.

TRACT Psalm 130. Out of the deep have I called unto thee, O Lord : Lord hear my voice. O let thine ears consider well : the voice of my complaint. If thou, Lord wilt be extreme to mark what is done amiss : O Lord, who may abide it? For there is mercy with thee : therefore shalt thou be feared.
THE HOLY GOSPEL: Saint Matthew 20:1
The kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard. And when he had agreed with the labourers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard. And he went out about the third hour, and saw others standing idle in the marketplace, And said unto them; Go ye also into the vineyard, and whatsoever is right I will give you. And they went their way. Again he went out about the sixth and ninth hour, and did likewise. And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing idle, and saith unto them, Why stand ye here all the day idle? They say unto him, Because no man hath hired us. He saith unto them, Go ye also into the vineyard; and whatsoever is right, that shall ye receive. So when even was come, the lord of the vineyard saith unto his steward, Call the labourers, and give them their hire, beginning from the last unto the first. And when they came that were hired about the eleventh hour, they received every man a penny. But when the first came, they supposed that they should have received more; and they likewise received every man a penny. And when they had received it, they murmured against the goodman of the house, Saying, These last have wrought but one hour, and thou hast made them equal unto us, which have borne the burden and heat of the day. But he answered one of them, and said, Friend, I do thee no wrong: didst not thou agree with me for a penny? Take that thine is, and go thy way: I will give unto this last, even as unto thee. Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? Is thine eye evil, because I am good? So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.

THE OFFERTORY: Psalm 92. It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing prises unto thy Name, O Most Highest.

THE COMMUNION: Psalm 31. Shew thy servant the light of thy countenance, and save me for thy mercy's sake : let me not be confounded, O Lord, for I have called upon thee.

THE POST-COMMUNION: May thy faithful people, O God, be strengthened by thy gifts : that by partaking of them, they may continue to seek after them ; and seeking them, partake of them without end. Through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
May this Communion, O Lord, cleanse us from all stain of sin : and at the intercession of blessed Mary, the Virgin Mother of God, make us partakers with her of everlasting salvation.
Grant, we beseech thee, O Lord our God : that we, whom thou hast made partakers of heavenly gladness, may by thee be defended from all earthly perils. Through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

THE SUNDAY CALLED SEXAGESIMA

THE INTROIT:Psalm 44. Arise, O Lord, wherefor sleepest thou? awaken, and cast us not away for ever : wherefore hidest thou thy countenance, and forgettest our adversity and misery? our belly cleaveth unto the ground ; arise, and save us, O Lord, our helper, and our deliverer. Ps. Ibid. O God, we have heard with our ears : our fathers have told us. GLORY BE...

THE COLLECT: O LORD God, who seest that we put not our trust in any thing that we do; Mercifully grant that by thy power we may be defended against all adversity. Through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
O God, who by the fruitful virginity of blessed Mary hast bestowed upon mankind the reward of eternal salvation : grant, we beseech thee, that we may know the help of her intercession, through whom we have been accounted worthy to receive the Author of our Life, Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord.
We humbly beseech thee, O Lord, favorably to receive the prayers of thy Church : that all adversity and error being done away, she may serve thee in untroubled freedom. Through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

THE EPISTLE: II Corinthians 11:19
Brethren: Ye suffer fools gladly, seeing ye yourselves are wise. For ye suffer, if a man bring you into bondage, if a man devour you, if a man take of you, if a man exalt himself, if a man smite you on the face. I speak as concerning reproach, as though we had been weak. Howbeit, whereinsoever any is bold, (I speak foolishly,) I am bold also. Are they Hebrews? so am I. Are they Israelites? so am I. Are they the seed of Abraham? so am I. Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I am more; in labours more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths oft. Of the Jews five times received I forty stripes save one. Thrice was I beaten with rods, once was I stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck, a night and a day I have been in the deep; In journeyings often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils by mine own countrymen, in perils by the heathen, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren; In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness. Beside those things that are without, that which cometh upon me daily, the care of all the churches. Who is weak, and I am not weak? who is offended, and I burn not? If I must needs glory, I will glory of the things which concern mine infirmities. The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which is blessed for evermore, knoweth that I lie not.

THE GRADUAL: Psalm 83. Let the nations know that thou, whose Name is Jehovah : art only the Most Highest over all the earth. O my God, make them like unto a wheel : and as the stubble before the wind.

TRACT Psalm 60. Thou has moved the land, O Lord : and divided it. Heal the sores thereof : for it shaketh. That they may triumph because of the truth : that thy beloved may be delivered.
THE HOLY GOSPEL: Saint Luke 8:4
At that time ; When much people were gathered together, and were come to him out of every city, he spake by a parable: A sower went out to sow his seed: and as he sowed, some fell by the way side; and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured it. And some fell upon a rock; and as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away, because it lacked moisture. And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprang up with it, and choked it. And other fell on good ground, and sprang up, and bare fruit an hundredfold. And when he had said these things, he cried, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. And his disciples asked him, saying, What might this parable be? And he said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand. Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved. They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away. And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection. But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.

THE OFFERTORY: Psalm 17. O hold thou up my goings in thy paths, that my footsteps slip not ; incline thine ear to me, and hearken unto my words : show thy marvellous loving-kindness, O Lord, thou that art the Saviour of them that put their trust in thee.
THE COMMUNION: Psalm 43. I will go unto the altar of God : even unto the God of my joy and gladness.

THE POST-COMMUNION: We humbly beseech thee, Almighty God : that we, whom thou dost refresh with thy holy Sacraments, may continually serve thee in all virtuous and godly living. Through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
May this Communion, O Lord, cleanse us from all stain of sin : and at the intercession of blessed Mary, the Virgin Mother of God, make us partakers with her of everlasting salvation.
Grant, we beseech thee, O Lord our God : that we, whom thou hast made partakers of thy heavenly gladness, may by thee be defended from all earthly perils. Through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

THE SUNDAY CALLED QUINQUAGESIMA

THE INTROIT:Psalm 31. Be thou my God and defender, and a place of refuge, that thou mayest save me : for thou art my upholder, my refuge, and my Saviour ; and for thy holy Name's sake be thou my leader, and my sustainer. Ps. Ibid. In thee, O Lord, have I put my trust, let me never be put to confusion : but rid me and deliver me in thy righteousness. GLORY BE...

THE COLLECT: O LORD, who hast taught us that all our doings without charity are nothing worth; Send thy Holy Ghost, and pour into our hearts that most excellent gift of charity, the very bond of peace and of all virtues, without which whosoever liveth is counted dead before thee. Grant this for thine only Son Jesus Christ's sake. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
Defend us, O Lord, we beseech thee, from all perils of mind and body : and at the intercession of the blessed and glorious Mary, the ever-Virgin Mother of God, of blessed Joseph, of thy holy Apostles Peter and Paul, and of all thy Saint, graciously bestow upon us both peace and safety; that all adversity and error being done away, thy Church may serve thee in untroubled freedom.
O God, who by the fruitful virginity of blessed Mary hast bestowed upon mankind the reward of eternal salvation : grant, we beseech thee, that we may know the help of her intercession, through whom we have been accounted worthy to receive the Author of our Life, Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen

THE EPISTLE:1 Corinthians 13:1ff:

THOUGH I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing. Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away. For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away. When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.

THE GRADUAL: Psalm 77. Thou art the God that doest wonders : and thou hast declared thy power among the people. Thou hast mightily delivered thy people : even the sons of Jacob and Joseph.

TRACT Psalm 100. O be joyful in the Lord, all ye lands : serve the Lord with gladness. Come before his presence with a song : be ye sure that the Lord he is God. It is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves : we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
THE HOLY GOSPEL: Saint Luke 18:31ff

THEN Jesus took unto him the twelve, and said unto them, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and all things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of man shall be accomplished. For he shall be delivered unto the Gentiles, and shall be mocked, and spitefully entreated, and spitted on: and they shall scourge him, and put him to death: and the third day he shall rise again. And they understood none of these things: and this saying was hid from them, neither knew they the things which were spoken. And it came to pass, that as he was come nigh unto Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the way-side begging: and hearing the multitude pass by, he asked what it meant. And they told him, that Jesus of Nazareth passeth by. And he cried, saying, Jesus, thou son of David, have mercy on me. And they which went before rebuked him, that he should hold his peace: but he cried so much the more, Thou son of David, have mercy on me. And Jesus stood, and commanded him to be brought unto him: and when he was come near, he asked him, saying, What wilt thou that I shall do unto thee? And he said, Lord, that I may receive my sight. And Jesus said unto him, Receive thy sight: thy faith hath saved thee. And immediately he received his sight, and followed him, glorifying God: and all the people, when they saw it, gave praise unto God.

THE OFFERTORY: Psalm 119. Blessed art thou, O Lord ; O teach me thy statues : with my lips have I been telling of all the judgments of thy mouth.

THE COMMUNION: Psalm 78.They did eat, and were filled for the Lord satisfied their longing : they were not disappointed of their desire.

THE POST-COMMUNION: We beseech thee, Almighty God : that we who have received this heavenly food, may thereby be defended against all adversities. Through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
We beseech thee, O Lord, that the gifts now offered by us in these holy mysteries may evermore cleanse and defend us : that at the intercession of the blessed Virgin Mother of God, of blessed Joseph, of thy holy Apostles Peter and Paul, and of all thy Saints, we may be absolved from all our offences and defended against all adversities.
Graciously hear our prayers, we beseech thee, O Lord : that we, being loosed from the chain of our sins, may be kept from all things that may hurt us. Through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

Ash Wednesday

The Blessing of Ashes

Exaudi nos Hear us, O Lord, for thy loving-kindness is comfortable; according to the multitude of thy mercies, turn thee unto us, O Lord.
Ps. 69. Save me, O God, for the waters are come in, * even unto my soul .
V.: Glory be to the Father . . . -- Hear us, O Lord, for thy loving-kindness is comfortable. . .
Then the celebrant at the Epistle corner, without turning to the people or disjoining his hands ( which rule of joined hands holds the prayers of all benedictions), says:
V.: The Lord be with you.
R.: And with thy spirit.
Let us pray. Almighty and everlasting God, we beseech thee to spare those who are penitent, be merciful to those who implore Thee. Vouchsafe to send thy holy Angel from heaven, to bless + and sanc+tify these ashes, that they may be a wholesome medicine to all who devoutly call upon thy holy Name, whose consciences by sin are accused, and who will bewail their sins in the light of thine divine compassion humbly and earnestly imploring thy bountiful loving-kindness. And grant that by calling on thy most holy Name, all who are sprinkled therewith for the remission of their sins may receive both healing of body and protection of soul. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Let us pray. O God, who desirest not the death of a sinner, but rather that he should turn from his sin and be saved: mercifully, but the repentance of sinners, look upon the frailty of our human nature; and of thy goodness vouchsafe to bless + these ashes now to be set upon our heads in token of our humility and to obtain thy pardon; that we knowing we are dust, and that for our unworthiness unto dust shall we return, may through thy mercy be found meet to receive forgiveness of all our sins, and those good things which thou hast promised to the penitent. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Let us pray.
O God, who dust turn unto those who humble themselves and acceptest those who offer atonement; incline thy merciful ear to our prayers; and graciously pour forth upon the heads of thy servants now to be sprinkled with these ashes the grace of thy heavenly benediction. Fill them with the spirit of contrition, and grant that those things which they have faithfully asked may be effectually obtained, that whatsoever thou hast bestowed may remain constant and unchanged in us for ever. Through Christ our Lord Amen.
Let us pray.
ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who didst bestow the healing of thy pardon upon the people of Nineveh when they repented in sackcloth and ashes: grant that we, using their signs of penance, may likewise obtain the pardon which we humbly seek. Through thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who with thee, in the unity of thy Holy Spirit, liveth and reigneth God, world without end. Amen.
The Celebrant, after putting incense into the thurible and blessing it as usual, will thrice sprinke, the ashes with Holy Water, saying as he does so.
Thou shalt purge me with hyssop, and I Shall be clean: Thou shalt wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
He then thrice censes the ashes, saying nothing. The Senior Priest present approaches and puts ashes on the head of the Celebrant, who does not kneel. If there be no Pries in Choir, the Celebrant , puts ashes upon his own head, standing facing the Altar, and saying nothing. As soon as the Celebrant has received the ashes the Choir will sing the Antiphons:
Let us change our garments for sackcloth and ashes: let us fast and weep before the Lord, for our God is rich in mercy, and he will forgive us our sins.
Another Ant. Let the Priests, Ministers of the Lord, weep between the porch and the altar, let them say: Spare thy people, O Lord, spare thy people: and destroy not the mouths of them that praise thee, O Lord.
The Responsorial follows.
Let us amend ourselves in that wherein we have sinned through ignorance; lest suddenly overtaken by the day if death, we seek to obtain a place of penitence, and can in nowise find it.
Give ear, O Lord, and have mercy upon us: for we have sinned against thee. V: Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost. Give ear, O Lord, and have mercy upon us: for we have sinned against thee. � While the Antiphon and Responsory are being sung, the celebrant with uncovered head first puts ashes on the senior Priest from whom he has received them. Clergy and acolytes receive the ashes kneeling at the footpace, the people kneel at the Altar Rail In giving the ashes it is customary for the Priest, dipping his thumb in the ashes, to make the sign of the cross on the people's foreheads, saying.
REMEMBER, O man, that dust thou aret, and unto dust shalt thou return.
When all have received the ashes, THe Priest washes his hands. Standing at the Epistle side of the Altar he says. V.The Lord be with you R. And with thy spirit. Let us pray. -- Grant us, O Lord, to begin with holy fasts the campaign of our Christian warfare: that, as we do battle with the spirits of evil, we may be protected by the help of self-denial. Through Christ our Lord. Having said this prayer the Priest changes his cope for the maniple and chasuble and begins the Mass.

THE MASS

THE INTROIT: Misereris omnium.Thou hast mercy on all things, O Lord, and hatest nothing that thou hast created: and winkest at men's iniquities, because they should amend, and sparest all men : for they are thine, O Lord, thou lover of souls. Ps. 57. Be merciful unto me, O GOd, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusted in thee. Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy on me: for my soul trusteth in Thee. V. Glory be to the Father . . . -- Thou hast mercy upon all, O Lord . . .

THE COLLECT: ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who hatest nothing that thou hast made, and dost forgive the sins of all those who are penitent; Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we, worthily lamenting our sins and acknowledging our wretchedness. may obtain of thee, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

THE EPISTLE: Joel 2. 12-19 Lesson from the Prophet Joel. TURN ye even to me, saith the Lord, with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning: and rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the Lord your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil. Who knoweth if he will return and repent, and leave a blessing behind him; even a meat offering and a drink offering unto the Lord your God? Blow the trumpet in Zion, sanctify a fast, call a solemn assembly: gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the children, and those that suck the breasts: let the bridegroom go forth of his chamber, and the bride out of her closet. Let the priests, the ministers of the Lord, weep between the porch and the altar, and let them say, Spare thy people, O Lord, and give not thine heritage to reproach, that the heathen should rule over them: wherefore should they say among the people, Where is their God? Have mercy on me, O Lord, have mercy on me: for my soul trusteth in Thee. V.: He hath sent from heaven and delivered me: He hath made them a reproach that trod upon me.

THE GRADUAL: Be merciful into me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth in thee. He shall send from heaven: and save me from the reproof of him that would eat me up. Then following Tract is said from today on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, up to Monday in the Holy Week, except when a proper Tract is appointed.

TRACT O Lord , deal not with us after our sins: neither reward us after our iniquities. V. O Lord, remember not our old sins, but have mercy upon us, so that V. (Genuflect). Help us , O God of our salvation, for the glory of thy Name: O deliver us, and be merciful unto our sins for thy Name's sake.
THE HOLY GOSPEL: Matth. 6. 16-21 +Continuation of the holy Gospel according to St. Matthew
WHEN ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face; that thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly. Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: for where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

THE OFFERTORY: Ps. 29. 2 I will magnify thee, O Lord, for Thou hast set me up and hast not made my foes to triumph over me: O Lord, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me.

Secret: Makes us, we beseech thee, O Lord, duly and fitly to offer up these gifts, by which we celebrate the institution of this adorable Sacrament. Through...
Graciously hear, O God, our Saviour: and by the virtue of this Sacrament defend us from all enemies of body and soul, granting us in this world the help of thy grace, and in the world to come life everlasting.
O God, who alone knowest the number of thine elect: grant, we beseech thee, that by the intercession of all thy Saints, the names of all who have been commended to our prayers, as well as of all the faithful, may ever remain written in the book of life... Through.
Fit us, we beseech Thee, O Lord, to offer worthily these gifts, by which we celebrate the opening of this venerable Mystery. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost . . .
It is truly meet and just, right and for our salvation, that we should at all times, and in all places, give thanks unto Thee, O holy Lord, Father almighty, everlasting God; Who by this bodily fast, dost curb our vices, dost lift up our minds and bestow on us strength and rewards; through Christ our Lord. Through whom the Angels praise Thy Majesty, the Dominations worship it, the Powers stand in awe. The Heavens and the heavenly hosts together with the blessed Seraphim in triumphant chorus unite to celebrate it. Together with these we entreat Thee that Thou mayest bid our voices also to be admitted while we say with lowly praise:

THE COMMUNION:He that shall meditate on the law of the Lord day and night, shall bring forth his fruit in due season.

THE POST-COMMUNION: Assist us, O Lord, by the Sacrament which we have received: that this our fast may be acceptable unto thee, and profitable unto us for the healing of our souls. Through...
We beseech thee, O Lord: that the gifts now offered in this heavenly Sacrament may cleanse and defend us; that at the intercession of blessed Mary, the Virgin Mother of God, of blessed Joseph, of thy blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, of blessed N... and aof all thy Saints, they may render us free from iniquity and safe from adversity.
Make us, Almighty and merciful God, to be purified by this Sacrament: and at the intercession of all thy Saints, grant that it may not be to us a cause of punishment, but an efficacious appeal for pardon; may it be the washing away of guilt, the strength of the weak, a sure defense against all the perils of this world, and to all the faithfully, living and departed, remission of all their sins. Through...

Prayer over the People
Where this ancient feature of the Lenten Liturgy is used, immediately after the last Post-communion, the Priest, remaining at the Missal, says or sings the Bidding and Prayer without turning to the people. The prayer is given the full ending. Then the Priest goes to the midst for the Dismissal Verses, and Mass is ended as usual. Let us pray: Humble your heads before God. Look favorably, O Lord, on those who bow themselves before thy Majesty; that those who have been refreshed with the divine gift may ever be sustained by they ehavely aid. Through.... May the Sacraments we have received afford us help, O Lord, that our fasts may be pleasing unto Thee, and profitable unto us for healing. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth . .

FIRST SUNDAY IN LENT

THE INTROIT: Invocabit me. Psalm 91. HE shall call upon me, and I will hearken unto him; I will deliver him, and bring him to honour: with length of days will I satisfy him. Ps. Ibid. Whoso dwelleth under the defence of the Most High: shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. GLORY BE...

THE COLLECT: O LORD, who for our sake didst fast forty days and forty nights; Give us grace to use such abstinence, that, flesh being subdued to the Spirit, we may ever obey thy godly motions in righteousness, and true holiness, to thy honour and glory, who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.
ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who hatest nothing that thou hast made, and dost forgive the sins of all those who are penitent; Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we, worthily lamenting our sins and acknowledging our wretchedness, may obtain of thee, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness.
ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, Lord alike of the quick and the dead, who showest mercy upon all whom thou foreknowest to be thine in faith and works: we humbly beseech thee, that all for whom we would now pour forth our prayer, both those whom this present world yet holdeth in the flesh, and those whom the world to come hath already received set free from the body, may obtain, at the intercession of thy Saints, the pardon of all their sins, through the pitifulness of thy great mercy. Through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

THE EPISTLE:2 Corinthians 6:1ff:

WE then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain; (for he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of, salvation;) giving no offence in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed: but in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses, in stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, in watchings, in fastings; by pureness, by knowledge, by long-suffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned, by the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armour of righteousness on the right hand and on the left, by honour and dishonour, by evil report and good report: as deceivers, and yet true; as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and, behold, we live; as chastened, and not killed; as sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.

THE GRADUAL: Psalm 91.Psalm 91. He shall give his Angels charge over thee: to keep thee in all thy ways. They shall bear thee in their hands: that thou hurt not thy foot against a stone.

TRACT Psalm 91. Whoso dwelleth under the defence of the Most High: shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say unto the Lord, Thou art my hope and my stronghold: my God, in him will I trust. For he shall deliver thee from the snare of the hunter: and from the noisome pestilence. He shall defend thee under his wings: and thou shalt be safe under his feathers. His faithfulness and truth shall be thy shield and buckler: thou shalt not be afraid for any terror by night. Nor for the arrow that flieth by day; for the pestilence that walketh in darkness: nor for the sickness that destroyeth in the noonday. A thousand shall fall beside thee, and ten thousand at thy right hand: but it shall not come nigh thee. For he shall give his Angels charge over thee: to keep thee in all thy ways. They shall bear thee in their hands: that thou hurt not thy foot against a stone. Thou shalt go upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou tread under thy feet. Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him up, because he hath known my Name. He shall call upon me, and I will hear him: yea, I am with him in trouble. I will deliver him and bring him to honour: with long life will I satisfy him, and show him my salvation.
THE HOLY GOSPEL: Saint Matthew 4:1ff

THEN was Jesus led up of the spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungered. And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread. But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple, and saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone. Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; and saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me. Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.

THE OFFERTORY: Psalm 91. He shall defend thee under his wings, and thou shalt be safe under his feathers: his faithfulness and truth shall be thy shield and buckler.

THE COMMUNION: Psalm 91.The Lord shall defend thee under his wings, and thou shalt be safe under his feathers: his faithfulness and truth shall be thy shield and buckler.

THE POST-COMMUNION: MAY the holy offering of thy Sacrament refresh us O Lord: that we, being cleansed from our former nature, may enter into the fellowship of this Saving mystery. Through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen
ASSIST us, O Lord, by the Sacrament which we have received: that this our fast may be acceptable unto thee, and profitable unto us for the healing of our souls.
MAKE us, Almighty and merciful God, to be purified by this Sacrament: and at the intercession of all thy Saints, grant that it may not be to us a cause of punishment, but an efficacious appeal for pardon; may it be the washing away of guilt, the strength of the weak, a sure defense against all the perils of this world, and to all the faithful, living and departed, remission of all their sins. Through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

Customs and Traditions of Lent

THE STATIONS OF THE CROSS

Traditionally, Lenten devotions in parish churches have drawn attention to the suffering and death of Jesus. The most popular one is known as the Stations of the Cross. During the time of the (1095-127O), it became popular for pilgrims to the Holy Land to walk in the footsteps of Jesus to Calvary. In the next two centuries, after the Moslems recaptured the Holy Land, pilgrimages were too dangerous. A substitute pilgrimage, the Stations of the cross, became a popular outdoor devotion throughout Europe during the middle Ages. They represented critical events from Scripture or tradition of Jesus' journey to Calvary and varied in number from five to 20 until the 18th century when Pope Clement XII fixed the number at 14. In the mid-18th century, Stations were allowed inside churches. The stations became a familiar feature in Catholic Churches. In the 1960s, it became popular to add a fifteenth Station representing the end of the journey: the resurrection.

THREE LENTEN DUTIES

The three great Lenten duties are prayer, almsgiving, and fasting. These are meant to discipline and improve us in relation to God (prayer), others (almsgiving), and ourselves (fasting). While the three duties are co-ordinated, they are not the same. Each requires something different. In relation to God we need more and better prayers, and in particular more adoration. Prayer is the root of our spiritual life, without which everything else that matters will wither. In relation to others we need more generosity and service. If we do not have money to give, ten we can give our time or talents. If God has so confined us that we have neither money nor direct contact to give, then we can at least give others our support with intercessory prayer for them. In relation to ourselves we need self-discipline and self-control. If we cannot control our physical appetites in a small way, then we will never have much hope of controlling our tempers, our pride, our envy, and the other spiritual failings that so often beset us. God calls us to fast (St. Matthew 9:15), and to pray (I Thessalonians 5:17), and to almsgiving (St. Luke 11:41). He calls us to keep a good and holy Lent. The Lord is in His Holy Temple, let all the earth keep silence before Him!

SECOND SUNDAY IN LENT

THE INTROIT: Reminiscere. Psalm 25. CALL to remembrance thy tender compassion and mercy, O Lord, and thy loving-kindnesses towards us, which have been ever of old: neither suffer our enemies to triumph against us; deliver us, O God of Israel, out of all our misery and trouble. Ps. Ibid. Unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul: my God, in thee have I trusted, let me not be confounded. GLORY BE...

THE COLLECT: ALMIGHTY God, who seest that we have no power of ourselves to help 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 assault and hurt the soul. Through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who hatest nothing that thou hast made, and dost forgive the sins of all those who are penitent; Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we, worthily lamenting our sins and acknowledging our wretchedness, may obtain of thee, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness.
ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, Lord alike of the quick and the dead, who showest mercy upon all whom thou foreknowest to be thine in faith and works: we humbly beseech thee, that all for whom we would now pour forth our prayer, both those whom this present world yet holdeth in the flesh, and those whom the world to come hath already received set free from the body, may obtain, at the intercession of thy Saints, the pardon of all their sins, through the pitifulness of thy great mercy. Through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

THE EPISTLE:1 Thessalonians4:1ff:

WE beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would abound more and more. For ye know what commandments we gave you by the Lord Jesus. For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication: that every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour; not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles which know not God: that no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter: because that the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also have forewarned you and testified. For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness. He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not man, but God, who hath also given unto us his holy Spirit.

THE GRADUAL: Psalm 25. The sorrows of my heart are enlarged: O bring thou me out of my troubles, O Lord. Look upon my adversity and misery: and forgive me all my sin.

TRACT Psalm 106. O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is gracious: and his mercy endureth for ever. Who can express the noble acts of the Lord: or show forth all his praise? Blessed are they that always keep judgment: and do righteousness. Remember me, O Lord, according to the favour that thou bearest unto thy people: O visit me with thy salvation.
THE HOLY GOSPEL: Saint Matthew 15:21ff

JESUS went thence, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon. And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil. But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us. But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me. But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it to dogs. And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters' table. Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.

THE OFFERTORY: Psalm 119. My delight shall be in thy commandments, which I have loved exceedingly: my hands also will I lift up unto thy commandments, which I have loved.

THE COMMUNION: Psalm 5.Consider my meditation; hearken thou unto the voice of my calling, my King and my God: for unto thee will I make my prayer.

THE POST-COMMUNION: WE humbly beseech thee, Almighty God: that we whom thou renewest with thy Sacraments, may worthily live according to thy will. Through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
ASSIST us, O Lord, by the Sacrament which we have received: that this our fast may be acceptable unto thee, and profitable unto us for the healing of our souls.
MAKE us, almighty and merciful God, to be purified by this Sacrament: and at the intercession of all thy Saints, grant that it may not be to us a cause of punishment, but an efficacious appeal for pardon; may it be the washing away of guilt, the strength of the weak, a sure defense against all the perils of this world, and to all the faithful, living and departed, remission of all their sins. Through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

Customs and Traditions of Lent

THE STATIONS OF THE CROSS

Traditionally, Lenten devotions in parish churches have drawn attention to the suffering and death of Jesus. The most popular one is known as the Stations of the Cross. During the time of the (1095-127O), it became popular for pilgrims to the Holy Land to walk in the footsteps of Jesus to Calvary. In the next two centuries, after the Moslems recaptured the Holy Land, pilgrimages were too dangerous. A substitute pilgrimage, the Stations of the cross, became a popular outdoor devotion throughout Europe during the middle Ages. They represented critical events from Scripture or tradition of Jesus' journey to Calvary and varied in number from five to 20 until the 18th century when Pope Clement XII fixed the number at 14. In the mid-18th century, Stations were allowed inside churches. The stations became a familiar feature in Catholic Churches. In the 1960s, it became popular to add a fifteenth Station representing the end of the journey: the resurrection.

THREE LENTEN DUTIES

The three great Lenten duties are prayer, almsgiving, and fasting. These are meant to discipline and improve us in relation to God (prayer), others (almsgiving), and ourselves (fasting). While the three duties are co-ordinated, they are not the same. Each requires something different. In relation to God we need more and better prayers, and in particular more adoration. Prayer is the root of our spiritual life, without which everything else that matters will wither. In relation to others we need more generosity and service. If we do not have money to give, ten we can give our time or talents. If God has so confined us that we have neither money nor direct contact to give, then we can at least give others our support with intercessory prayer for them. In relation to ourselves we need self-discipline and self-control. If we cannot control our physical appetites in a small way, then we will never have much hope of controlling our tempers, our pride, our envy, and the other spiritual failings that so often beset us. God calls us to fast (St. Matthew 9:15), and to pray (I Thessalonians 5:17), and to almsgiving (St. Luke 11:41). He calls us to keep a good and holy Lent. The Lord is in His Holy Temple, let all the earth keep silence before Him!

THIRD SUNDAY IN LENT

THE INTROIT: Oculi mei. Psalm 25.. MINE eyes are ever looking unto the Lord, for he shall pluck my feet out of the net: look thou upon me, and have mercy upon me, for I am desolate and in misery. Ps. Ibid. Unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul: my God, in thee have I trusted, let me not be confounded. GLORY BE....

THE COLLECT:WE beseech thee, Almighty God, look upon the hearty desires of thy humble servants, and stretch forth the right hand of thy Majesty, to be our defence against all our enemies. Through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who hatest nothing that thou hast made, and dost forgive the sins of all those who are penitent; Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we, worthily lamenting our sins and acknowledging our wretchedness, may obtain of thee, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness.
ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, Lord alike of the quick and the dead, who showest mercy upon all whom thou foreknowest to be thine in faith and works: we humbly beseech thee, that all for whom we would now pour forth our prayer, both those whom this present world yet holdeth in the flesh, and those whom the world to come hath already received set free from the body, may obtain, at the intercession of thy Saints, the pardon of all their sins, through the pitifulness of thy great mercy. Through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

THE EPISTLE:Ephesians 5:1ff:

BE ye therefore followers of God, as dear children; and walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling savour. But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints; neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks. For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. Be not ye therefore partakers with them. For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light: (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;) proving what is acceptable unto the Lord. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret. But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light. Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.

THE GRADUAL: Psalm 9. Up, Lord, and let not man have the upper hand: let the heathen be judged in thy sight. While mine enemies are driven back: they shall fall and perish at thy presence.

TRACT Psalm 123. Unto thee lift I up mine eyes: O thou that dwellest in the heavens. Behold, even as the eyes of servants: look unto the hand of their masters. And as the eyes of a maiden: unto the hand of her mistress. Even so our eyes wait upon the Lord our God: until he have mercy upon us. Have mercy upon us, O Lord: have mercy upon us.

THE HOLY GOSPEL: Saint Luke 11:14ff

JESUS was casting out a devil, and it was dumb. And it came to pass, when the devil was gone out, the dumb spake; and the people wondered. But some of them said, He casteth out devils through Beelzebub the chief of the devils. And others, tempting him, sought of him a sign from heaven. But he, knowing their thoughts, said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against a house falleth. If Satan also be divided against himself, how shall his kingdom stand? because ye say that I cast out devils through Beelzebub. And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your sons cast them out? therefore shall they be your judges. But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you. When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace: but when a stronger than he shall come upon him, and overcome him, he taketh from him all his armour wherein he trusted, and divideth his spoils. He that is not with me is against me: and he that gathereth not with me scattereth. When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest; and finding none, he saith, I will return unto my house whence I came out. And when he cometh, he findeth it swept and garnished. Then goeth he, and taketh to him seven other spirits more wicked than himself; and they enter in, and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. And it came to pass, as he spake these things, a certain woman of the company lifted up her voice, and said unto him, Blessed is the womb that bare thee, and the paps which thou hast sucked. But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it

THE OFFERTORY: Psalm 19.The statutes of the Lord are right, and rejoice the heart: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb; moreover by them is thy servant taught.

THE COMMUNION: Psalm 84.The sparrow hath found her an house, and the swallow a nest where she may lay her young: even thy altars, O Lord of hosts, my King and my God. Blessed are they that dwell in thy house: they will be alway praising thee.

THE POST-COMMUNION: O LORD, who hast made us partakers of so great a mystery: we beseech thee, that by thy mercy we may be delivered from all dangers and freed from all iniquities. Through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
ASSIST us, O Lord, by the Sacrament that we have received: that this our fast may be acceptable unto thee, and profitable unto us for the healing of our souls.
MAKE us, Almighty and merciful God, to be purified by this Sacrament: and at the intercession of all thy Saints, grant that it may not be to us a cause of punishment, but an efficacious appeal for pardon; may it be the washing away of guilt, the strength of the weak, a sure defense against all the perils of this world, and to all the faithful, living and departed, remission of all their sins. Through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end Amen.

Customs and Traditions of Lent

THE STATIONS OF THE CROSS

Traditionally, Lenten devotions in parish churches have drawn attention to the suffering and death of Jesus. The most popular one is known as the Stations of the Cross. During the time of the (1095-127O), it became popular for pilgrims to the Holy Land to walk in the footsteps of Jesus to Calvary. In the next two centuries, after the Moslems recaptured the Holy Land, pilgrimages were too dangerous. A substitute pilgrimage, the Stations of the cross, became a popular outdoor devotion throughout Europe during the middle Ages. They represented critical events from Scripture or tradition of Jesus' journey to Calvary and varied in number from five to 20 until the 18th century when Pope Clement XII fixed the number at 14. In the mid-18th century, Stations were allowed inside churches. The stations became a familiar feature in Catholic Churches. In the 1960s, it became popular to add a fifteenth Station representing the end of the journey: the resurrection.

THREE LENTEN DUTIES

The three great Lenten duties are prayer, almsgiving, and fasting. These are meant to discipline and improve us in relation to God (prayer), others (almsgiving), and ourselves (fasting). While the three duties are co-ordinated, they are not the same. Each requires something different. In relation to God we need more and better prayers, and in particular more adoration. Prayer is the root of our spiritual life, without which everything else that matters will wither. In relation to others we need more generosity and service. If we do not have money to give, ten we can give our time or talents. If God has so confined us that we have neither money nor direct contact to give, then we can at least give others our support with intercessory prayer for them. In relation to ourselves we need self-discipline and self-control. If we cannot control our physical appetites in a small way, then we will never have much hope of controlling our tempers, our pride, our envy, and the other spiritual failings that so often beset us. God calls us to fast (St. Matthew 9:15), and to pray (I Thessalonians 5:17), and to almsgiving (St. Luke 11:41). He calls us to keep a good and holy Lent. The Lord is in His Holy Temple, let all the earth keep silence before Him!

THE FOURTH SUNDAY IN LENT (LAETARE SUNDAY)

THE INTROIT: Laetare.Isaiah 66.REJOICE ye with Jerusalem; and be ye glad for her, all ye that delight in her: exult and sing for joy with her, all ye that in sadness mourn for her; that ye may suck, and be satisfied with the breasts of her consolations. Ps. Psalm 122. I was glad when they said unto me: We will go into the house of the Lord...

THE COLLECT:GRANT, we beseech thee, Almighty God, that we, who for our evil deeds; do worthily deserve to be punished, by the comfort of thy grace may mercifully be relieved. Through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who hatest nothing that thou hast made, and dost forgive the sins of all those who are penitent; Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we, worthily lamenting our sins and acknowledging our wretchedness, may obtain of thee, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness.
ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, Lord alike of the quick and the dead, who showest mercy upon all whom thou foreknowest to be thine in faith and works: we humbly beseech thee, that all for whom we would now pour forth our prayer, both those whom this present world yet holdeth in the flesh, and those whom the world to come hath already received set free from the body, may, at the intercession of thy Saints, the pardon of all their sins, through the pitifulness of thy great mercy. Through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

THE EPISTLE:Galatians 4:21ff:

TELL me, ye that desire to be under the law, do ye not hear the law? For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, the one by a bondmaid, the other by a freewoman. But he who was of the bondwoman was born after the flesh; but he of the freewoman was by promise. Which things are an allegory: for these are the two covenants; the one from the mount Sinai, which gendereth to bondage, which is Agar. For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children. But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all. For it is written, Rejoice, thou barren that bearest not: break forth and cry, thou that travailest not: for the desolate hath many more children than she which hath an husband. Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of promise. But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after the Spirit, even so it is now. Nevertheless what saith the scripture? Cast out the bondwoman and her son: for the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the son of the freewoman. So then, brethren, we are not children of the bondwoman, but of the free.

TRACT Psalm 125. They that put their trust in the Lord shall be even as the mount Sion: which may not be removed, but standeth fast for ever. The hills stand about Jerusalem: even so standeth the Lord round about his people, from this time forth for evermore.

THE HOLY GOSPEL: Saint John6:1ff

JESUS went over the sea of Galilee, which is the sea of Tiberias. And a great multitude followed him, because they saw his miracles which he did on them that were diseased. And Jesus went up into a mountain, and there he sat with his disciples. And the passover, a feast of the Jews, was nigh. When Jesus then lifted up his eyes, and saw a great company come unto him, he saith unto Philip, Whence shall we buy bread, that these may eat? And this he said to prove him: for he himself knew what he would do. Philip answered him, Two hundred pennyworth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may take a little. One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, saith unto him, There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves, and two small fishes: but what are they among so many? And Jesus said, Make the men sit down. Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand. And Jesus took the loaves; and when he had given thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down; and likewise of the fishes as much as they would. When they were filled, he said unto his disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost. Therefore they gathered them together, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves, which remained over and above unto them that had eaten. Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did, said This is of a truth that prophet that should come into the world.

THE OFFERTORY: Psalm 135.O praise the Lord, for the Lord is gracious; O sing praises unto his Name, for it is lovely: whatsoever the Lord pleased, that did he in heaven and in earth.

THE COMMUNION: Psalm 122.JERUSALEM is built as a city as a city that is at unity in itself: for thither the tribes go up, even the tribes of the Lord, to give thanks unto the Name of the Lord.

THE POST-COMMUNION: GRANT, we beseech thee, merciful God: that we may celebrate with sincere worship the mysteries which are our daily food, and ever receive them with faithful hearts. Through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
ASSIST us, O Lord, by the Sacrament which we have received: that this our fast may be acceptable unto thee, and profitable unto us for the healing of our souls.
MAKE us, Almighty and merciful God, to be purified by this Sacrament: and at the intercession of all thy Saints, grant that it may not be to us a cause of punishment, but an efficacious appeal for pardon; may it be the washing away of guilt, the strength of the weak, a sure defense against all the perils of thus world, and to all the faithful, living and departed, remission of all their sins. Through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

Customs and Traditions of Lent

THE STATIONS OF THE CROSS

Traditionally, Lenten devotions in parish churches have drawn attention to the suffering and death of Jesus. The most popular one is known as the Stations of the Cross. During the time of the (1095-127O), it became popular for pilgrims to the Holy Land to walk in the footsteps of Jesus to Calvary. In the next two centuries, after the Moslems recaptured the Holy Land, pilgrimages were too dangerous. A substitute pilgrimage, the Stations of the cross, became a popular outdoor devotion throughout Europe during the middle Ages. They represented critical events from Scripture or tradition of Jesus' journey to Calvary and varied in number from five to 20 until the 18th century when Pope Clement XII fixed the number at 14. In the mid-18th century, Stations were allowed inside churches. The stations became a familiar feature in Catholic Churches. In the 1960s, it became popular to add a fifteenth Station representing the end of the journey: the resurrection.

THREE LENTEN DUTIES

The three great Lenten duties are prayer, almsgiving, and fasting. These are meant to discipline and improve us in relation to God (prayer), others (almsgiving), and ourselves (fasting). While the three duties are co-ordinated, they are not the same. Each requires something different. In relation to God we need more and better prayers, and in particular more adoration. Prayer is the root of our spiritual life, without which everything else that matters will wither. In relation to others we need more generosity and service. If we do not have money to give, ten we can give our time or talents. If God has so confined us that we have neither money nor direct contact to give, then we can at least give others our support with intercessory prayer for them. In relation to ourselves we need self-discipline and self-control. If we cannot control our physical appetites in a small way, then we will never have much hope of controlling our tempers, our pride, our envy, and the other spiritual failings that so often beset us. God calls us to fast (St. Matthew 9:15), and to pray (I Thessalonians 5:17), and to almsgiving (St. Luke 11:41). He calls us to keep a good and holy Lent. The Lord is in His Holy Temple, let all the earth keep silence before Him!

THE FIFTH SUNDAY IN LENT COMMONLY CALLED PASSION SUNDAY

  • From this Sunday up to Maundy Thursday, inclusive, in Masses of the season the Psalm, Give sentence, is not said before the Confession nor Glory be at the introit and Lavabo. On Feasts they are said as usual.
  • THE INTROIT: Judica Me.Psalm 43.GIVE sentence with me, O God, and defend the cause of my soul against the ungodly people: deliver me, and rid me from the deceitful and wicked man; for thou, O Lord, art my God, and my strong salvation. Ps. Ibid. O send out thy light and thy truth, that they may lead me: and bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy dwelling. Give sentence ...

    THE COLLECT:WE beseech thee, Almighty God, mercifully to look upon thy people; that by thy great goodness they may be governed and preserved evermore, both in body and soul. Through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen. ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who hatest nothing that thou hast made, and dost forgive the sins of all those who are penitent; Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we, worthily lamenting our sins and acknowledging our wretchedness, may obtain of thee, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness. Through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen. A third collect is not said, unless a Feast is to be commemorated.

    THE EPISTLE:Hebrews 9:11ff:

    CHRIST being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building; neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh: how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.

    GRADUAL Psalm 143Deliver me, O Lord, from mine enemies: teach me to do the thing that pleaseth thee. It is the Lord, that delivereth me from my cruel enemies, and setteth me up above mine adversaries: thou shalt rid me from the wicked man.

    TRACT Psalm 129. Many a time have they fought against me: from my youth up. May Israel now say: yea, many a time have they vexed me from my youth up. But they have not prevailed against me: the plowers plowed upon my back. And made long furrows: but the righteous Lord hath hewn the snares of the ungodly in pieces.

    THE HOLY GOSPEL: Saint John8:46ff

    JESUS said, Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me? He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God. Then answered the Jews, and said unto him, Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a devil? Jesus answered, I have not a devil; but I honour my Father, and ye do dishonour me. And I seek not mine own glory: there is one that seeketh and judgeth. Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death. Then said the Jews unto him, Now we know that thou hast a devil. Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and thou sayest, If a man keep my saying, he shall never taste of death. Art thou greater than our father Abraham, which is dead? and the prophets are dead: whom makest thou thyself? Jesus answered, If I honour myself, my honour is nothing: it is my Father that honoureth me; of whom ye say, that he is your God: yet ye have not known him; but I know him: and if I should say, I know him not, I shall be a liar like unto you; but I know him, and keep his saying. Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad. Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham? Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am. Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple.

    THE OFFERTORY: Psalm 119.I will give thanks unto the Lord with my whole heart; O do well unto thy servant, that I may live, and keep thy word: quicken thou me, O Lord, according to thy word.

    THE COMMUNION: 1Cor 11This is my Body, which is given for you; this cup is the new testament in my Blood, saith the Lord: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.

    THE POST-COMMUNION: BE present with us, O Lord our God: and sustain with thine unceasing help those whom thou hast refreshed with thy mysteries. Through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
    ASSIST us, O Lord, by the Sacrament which we have received: that this our fast may be acceptable unto thee, and profitable unto us for the healing of our souls. Through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
    ALTERNATIVE POST-COMMUNIONS (From the Scottish Prayer Book): O GOD, who by the cross and passion of thy Son Jesus Christ didst save and deliver mankind: Grant that by steadfast faith in the merits of that holy sacrifice we may find help and salvation, and may triumph in the power of his victory. Through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
    O GOD, whose blessed Son did overcome death for our salvation: Mercifully grant that we who have his glorious passion in remembrance may take up our cross daily and follow him. Through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
    Note:THE VEILING of the Cross presents to you the visible manifestation in this day of that portion of the Gospel recorded in St. John 8:59, "Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by."

    Customs and Traditions of Lent

    THE STATIONS OF THE CROSS

    Traditionally, Lenten devotions in parish churches have drawn attention to the suffering and death of Jesus. The most popular one is known as the Stations of the Cross. During the time of the (1095-127O), it became popular for pilgrims to the Holy Land to walk in the footsteps of Jesus to Calvary. In the next two centuries, after the Moslems recaptured the Holy Land, pilgrimages were too dangerous. A substitute pilgrimage, the Stations of the cross, became a popular outdoor devotion throughout Europe during the middle Ages. They represented critical events from Scripture or tradition of Jesus' journey to Calvary and varied in number from five to 20 until the 18th century when Pope Clement XII fixed the number at 14. In the mid-18th century, Stations were allowed inside churches. The stations became a familiar feature in Catholic Churches. In the 1960s, it became popular to add a fifteenth Station representing the end of the journey: the resurrection.

    THREE LENTEN DUTIES

    The three great Lenten duties are prayer, almsgiving, and fasting. These are meant to discipline and improve us in relation to God (prayer), others (almsgiving), and ourselves (fasting). While the three duties are co-ordinated, they are not the same. Each requires something different. In relation to God we need more and better prayers, and in particular more adoration. Prayer is the root of our spiritual life, without which everything else that matters will wither. In relation to others we need more generosity and service. If we do not have money to give, ten we can give our time or talents. If God has so confined us that we have neither money nor direct contact to give, then we can at least give others our support with intercessory prayer for them. In relation to ourselves we need self-discipline and self-control. If we cannot control our physical appetites in a small way, then we will never have much hope of controlling our tempers, our pride, our envy, and the other spiritual failings that so often beset us. God calls us to fast (St. Matthew 9:15), and to pray (I Thessalonians 5:17), and to almsgiving (St. Luke 11:41). He calls us to keep a good and holy Lent. The Lord is in His Holy Temple, let all the earth keep silence before Him!

    PALM SUNDAY

  • From this Sunday up to Maundy Thursday, inclusive, in Masses of the season the Psalm, Give sentence, is not said before the Confession nor Glory be at the introit and Lavabo. On Feasts they are said as usual.
  • LITURGY OF THE PALMS

    I. Scriptural Lesson

    Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: Behold thy King cometh unto thee, lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt, the foal of an ass. Priest: The Lord be with you People: And with thy Spirit Priest: Let us pray. Assist us mercifully with thy help, O Lord God of our salvation, that we may enter with joy upon the meditation of those mighty acts, whereby thou hast given unto us life and immortality, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

    The Gospel St. Matthew 21:1ff And when they drew nigh unto Jerusalem, and were come to Bethphage, unto the mount of Olives, then sent Jesus two disciples, 2 Saying unto them, Go into the village over against you, and straightway ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her: loose them, and bring them unto me. 3 And if any man say ought unto you, ye shall say, The Lord hath need of them; and straightway he will send them. 4 All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, 5 Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass. 6 And the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them, 7 And brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them their clothes, and they set him thereon. 8 And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strawed them in the way. 9 And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest.
    People: Praise be to Thee, O Christ

    II. The Blessing of the Palms

    Increase O God, the faith of them that put their trust in thee, and graciously hear the prayers of thy servants who call upon thee: Let thy manifold mercies come down upon us, and thy bless +ing upon these palm and olive branches; and as in a figure of the Church, thou didst bless and multiply Noah going out of the ark and Moses when he came forth from Egypt with the children of Israel; so may we, bearing these palm and olive branches, go forth with good works to meet Christ, and through him enter into everlasting joy,Who with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, liveth and reigneth God,world without end.
    Priest: The Lord be with you
    People: : And with thy spirit
    Priest: Lift up your hearts
    People: We lift them up unto the Lord.
    Priest: Let us give thanks unto our Lord God.
    People: It is meet and right so to do.
    It is very meet, right, and our bounden duty, that we should praise thee, bless thee, and worship thee, O Lord, Holy Father, Almighty, Everlasting God; Who art glorious in the assembly of thy saints. For creatures serve thee, because they acknowledge thee alone as their God and their Creator; and all that thou hast made doth praise thee, and thy saints also bless the: Because they confess, with willing voices, before the kings and rulers of this present world, that great Name of thine only begotten Son; Before whom stand Angels and Archangels, Thrones and Dominations; and with all the multitude of the heavenly host, they sing together the hymn of thy glory, ever more praising thee, and saying,
    People: Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of Hosts, Heaven and earth are full of thy glory; Glory be to thee, O Lord Most High. Amen. Blessed is he that cometh in the Name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.

    III. Distribution of the Palms

    Priest: The children of the Hebrews, bearing branches, went out to meet the Lord, crying out and saying: Hosanna in the highest.
    All: Hosanna to the Son of David: blessed is he that cometh in the Name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.
    Here the Palms are distributed and the following Psalm is said.
    Psalm 122 Laetatus sum I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord. 2 Our feet shall stand within thy gates, O Jerusalem. 3 Jerusalem is builded as a city that is compact together: 4 Whither the tribes go up, the tribes of the Lord, unto the testimony of Israel, to give thanks unto the name of the Lord. 5 For there are set thrones of judgment, the thrones of the house of David. 6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee. 7 Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy palaces. 8 For my brethren and companions’ sakes, I will now say, Peace be within thee. 9 Because of the house of the Lord our God I will seek thy good.
    Priest: The Lord be with you
    People: And with thy spirit
    Priest: Let us pray
    Almighty and everlasting God, who didst ordain that Jesus Christ our Lord should ride upon a colt, the foal of an ass and didst teach the multitudes to straw in his way their raiment and branches of trees, and likewise to sing Hosanna in his praise: grant, we beseech thee; that we may by thee be enabled to follow them in all innocency of life, and be made like unto them in rendering unto thee our true and worthy service. Through the same Christ our Lord.

    IV. The Procession of Palms

    Before the procession is formed, the following shall be said Priest: The multitudes with branches go forth to meet their Redeemer and give worthy homage to the triumphant Conqueror
    People: The Gentiles with their lips proclaim the Son of God: and in their praise of Christ, the Redeemer King, their voices thunder through the sky: Hosanna in the highest.
    The entire congregation is solemnly invited by the priest at the altar to take part in the procession in this manner, Priest: Let us go forth in peace.
    People: In the Name of Christ

    THE INTROIT: Domine ne longe.Psalm 22.Psalm 22. BE not thou far from me, O Lord: thou art my succour, haste thee to help me. Save me from the lion's mouth: thou hast heard me also from among the horns of the unicorns. Psalm 22. My God, my God, look upon me; why hast: thou forsaken me: and art so far from my health, and from the words of my complaint? Be not...

    THE COLLECT:ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who, of thy tender love towards mankind, hast sent thy Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ, to take upon him our flesh, and to suffer death upon the cross, that all mankind should follow the example of his great humility; Mercifully grant, that we may both follow the example of his patience, and also be made partakers of his resurrection; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen. This Collect only is said. This Collect is to be said every day, after the Collect appointed for the day, until Good Friday.

    THE EPISTLE:Phippians 2:5ff:

    LET this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: but made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: and being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: (here genuflect) that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

    GRADUAL Psalm 73. Thou hast holden me by my right hand; thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and after that receive me with glory. Truly God is loving unto Israel, even unto such as are of a clean heart. Nevertheless, my feet were almost gone, my treadings had well nigh slipt:. and why? I was grieved at the wicked, I do also see the ungodly in such prosperity.

    TRACT Psalm 129. My God, my God, look upon me: why hast thou forsaken me? And art so far from my health; and from the words of my complaint? O my God, I cry in the daytime, but thou hearest not: and in the night season also I take no rest. And thou continuest holy: O thou worship of Israel. Our fathers hoped in thee: they trusted in thee, and thou didst deliver them. They called upon thee, and were holpen: they put their trust in thee, and were not confounded. But as for me, I am a worm, and no man: a very scorn of men, and the outcast of the people. All they that see me laugh me to scorn: they shoot out their lips, and shake their heads, saying, He trusted in God, that he would deliver him: let him deliver him, if he will have him. They stand staring and looking upon me: they part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture. Save me from the lion's mouth: thou hast heard me also from among the horns of the unicorns. O praise the Lord, ye that fear him: magnify him, all ye of the seed of Jacob. They shall be counted unto the Lord for a generation: they shall come, and the heavens shall declare his righteousness. Unto a peopIe that shall be born: whom the Lord hath made.

    The Passion is begun immediately: Cleanse my heart is not said, nor is a blessing asked, nor are lights and incense carried. The Lord be with you is not said, nor is Glory be to thee, O Lord; the Celebrant, when he announces The Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Saint Matthew, does not sign the book, or himself. And this order is to be observed on the other days also, when the Passion is read.
    THE PASSION OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, ACCORDING TO SAINT MATTHEW.
    NARRATOR: WHEN the morning was come, all the chief priests and elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death: and when they had bound him, they led him away, and delivered him to Pontius Pilate the governor. Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver unto the chief priests and elders, saying,
    Judas: I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood.
    NARRATOR: And they said,
    ALL: What is that to us? see thou to that.
    NARRATOR: And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself. And the chief priests took the silver pieces, and said,
    ALL: It is not lawful for to put them into the treasury, because it is the price of blood.
    NARRATOR: And they took counsel, and bought with them the potter's field, to bury strangers in. Wherefore that field was called, The field of blood, unto this day. Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him that was valued, whom they of the children of Israel did value, and gave them for the potter's field, as the Lord appointed me. And Jesus stood before the governor: and the governor asked him, saying,
    Pilate: Art thou the King of the Jews?
    NARRATOR: And Jesus said unto him, Thou sayest. And when he was accused of the chief priests and elders, he answered nothing. Then said Pilate unto him,
    Jesus: Hearest thou not how many things they witness against thee?
    NARRATOR: And he answered him to never a word: insomuch that the governor marvelled greatly. Now at that feast the governor was wont to release unto the people a prisoner, whom they would. And they had then a notabIe prisoner, called Barabbas. Therefore when they were gathered together, Pilate said unto them,
    Pilate: Whom will ye that I release unto you? Barabbas, or Jesus which is called Christ?
    NARRATOR: For he knew that for envy they had delivered him. When he was set down on the judgment-seat, his wife sent unto him, saying,
    Woman: Have thou nothing to do with that just man: for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of him.
    NARRATOR: But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that they should ask Barabbas, and destroy Jesus. The governor answered and said unto them,
    Pilate: Whether of the twain will ye that I release unto you?
    NARRATOR: They said,
    ALL: Barabbas.
    NARRATOR: Pilate saith unto them,
    1Pilate: What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ?
    NARRATOR: They all say unto him,
    ALL: Let him be crucified.
    NARRATOR: And the governor said,
    Pilate: Why, what evil hath he done?
    NARRATOR: But they cried out the more, saying,
    ALL: Let him be crucified.
    NARRATOR: When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying,
    Pilate: I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye to it.
    NARRATOR: Then answered all the people, and said,
    ALL: His blood be on us, and on our children.
    NARRATOR: Then released he Barabbas unto them: and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified. Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the common hall, and gathered unto him the whole band of soldiers. And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe. And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying,
    ALL: Hail, King of the Jews!
    NARRATOR: And they spit upon him, and took the reed, and smote him on the head. And after that they had mocked him, they took the robe off from him, and put his own raiment on him, and led him away to crucify him. And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to bear his cross. And when they were come unto a place called Golgotha, that is to say, a place of a skull, they gave him vinegar to drink mingled with gall: and when he had tasted thereof, he would not drink. And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots. And sitting down they watched him there; and set up over his head his accusation written, THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS. Then were there two thieves crucified with him, one on the right hand, and another on the left. And they that passed by reviled him, wagging their heads, and saying,
    ALL: Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days, save thyself. If thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross.
    NARRATOR: Likewise also the chief priests mocking him, with the scribes and elders, said,
    ALL: He saved others; himself he cannot save. If he be the King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe him. He trusted in God; let him deliver him now, if he will have him: for he said, I am the Son of God.
    NARRATOR: The thieves also, which were crucified with him, cast the same in his teeth. Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour. And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying,
    Jesus: My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?
    NARRATOR: Some of them that stood there, when they heard that, said,
    ALL: This man calleth for Elias.
    NARRATOR: And straightway one of them ran, and took a sponge, and filled it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink. The rest said,
    ALL: Let be, let us see whether Elias wiIl come to save him.
    NARRATOR: Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost.
    Here all kneel and make a short pause.
    NARRATOR: AND, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent; and the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, and came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many. Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching; Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying,
    ALL: Truly this was the Son of God.
    Here endeth the reading of the Passion.

    THE OFFERTORY: Psalm 119.Psalm 69. Thy rebuke hath broken my heart; I am full of heaviness: I looked for some to have pity on me, but there was no man, neither found I any to comfort me. They gave me gall to eat; and when I was thirsty they gave me vinegar to drink.

    THE COMMUNION: 1Cor 11Saint Matthew 26. O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it: thy will be done.

    THE POST-COMMUNION: LOOK graciously upon thy faithful peopIe, we beseech thee, O Lord: that calling to mind again the beginnings of their redemption, they may abound more and more in the fruition of the gift whereby they have been refreshed. Through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen Customs and Traditions of Lent

    THE STATIONS OF THE CROSS

    Traditionally, Lenten devotions in parish churches have drawn attention to the suffering and death of Jesus. The most popular one is known as the Stations of the Cross. During the time of the (1095-127O), it became popular for pilgrims to the Holy Land to walk in the footsteps of Jesus to Calvary. In the next two centuries, after the Moslems recaptured the Holy Land, pilgrimages were too dangerous. A substitute pilgrimage, the Stations of the cross, became a popular outdoor devotion throughout Europe during the middle Ages. They represented critical events from Scripture or tradition of Jesus' journey to Calvary and varied in number from five to 20 until the 18th century when Pope Clement XII fixed the number at 14. In the mid-18th century, Stations were allowed inside churches. The stations became a familiar feature in Catholic Churches. In the 1960s, it became popular to add a fifteenth Station representing the end of the journey: the resurrection.

    THREE LENTEN DUTIES

    The three great Lenten duties are prayer, almsgiving, and fasting. These are meant to discipline and improve us in relation to God (prayer), others (almsgiving), and ourselves (fasting). While the three duties are co-ordinated, they are not the same. Each requires something different. In relation to God we need more and better prayers, and in particular more adoration. Prayer is the root of our spiritual life, without which everything else that matters will wither. In relation to others we need more generosity and service. If we do not have money to give, ten we can give our time or talents. If God has so confined us that we have neither money nor direct contact to give, then we can at least give others our support with intercessory prayer for them. In relation to ourselves we need self-discipline and self-control. If we cannot control our physical appetites in a small way, then we will never have much hope of controlling our tempers, our pride, our envy, and the other spiritual failings that so often beset us. God calls us to fast (St. Matthew 9:15), and to pray (I Thessalonians 5:17), and to almsgiving (St. Luke 11:41). He calls us to keep a good and holy Lent. The Lord is in His Holy Temple, let all the earth keep silence before Him!

    MAUNDY THURSDAY

    I. HOLY MASS

    Introit: BUT as for us, it behoveth us to glory in the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ: in whom is our salvation, our life and resurrection; by whom we were saved and obtained our freedom. Ps. God be merciful unto us and bless us: and shew us the light of his countenance, and be merciful unto us. But as for us... Gloria in excelsis is said, and the bells are rung. They are not rung again until Easter. Priest: The Lord be with you
    People: And with thy Spirit
    Priest: Let us pray.
    O GOD, who gavest unto Judas the punishment of his sin, and unto the thief the reward of his confession: mercifully grant to us the fruits of our reconciliation unto thee; that as in the passion of thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ those twain received each the reward of his own merits, so we, renouncing the error of our former ways, may be fulfilled with the grace of his resurrection: Who with thee and the Holy Ghost liveth and reigneth

    The Epistle.: 1 Cor. 11.23 For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you,that the Lord Jesus, the same night in which he was betrayed, took bread, and when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said: Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying: This cup is the new testament in my Blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup: ye do shew the Lord’s death till he come. Wherefore, whosoever shall eat his bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the Body and Blood of the Lord. But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup. For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily eateth and drinketh damnation to himself: not discerning the Lord’s Body. For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep. For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged. But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world. Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, tarry one for another. And if any man hunger, let him eat at home: that ye come not together unto condemnation. And the rest will I set in order when I come.

    GRADUAL.: CHRIST for our sake became obedient unto death: even the death of the Cross. V. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him: and given him the Name which is above every name.

    THE GOSPEL.: + The Holy Gospel according to St. John 13.1
    BEFORE the feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that the time was come that he should depart out of this world unto the Father, having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end. And supper being ended, the devil having now put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, to betray him: Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he was come forth from God and went to God: he riseth from supper, and laid aside his garments: and took a towel and girded himself. After that, he poured water into a basin, and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded. Then cometh he to Simon Peter. And Peter saith unto him: Lord, dost thou wash my feet? Jesus answered and said unto him: What I do thou knowest not now: but thou shalt know hereafter. Peter saith unto him: Thou shalt never wash my feet. Jesus answered him: If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with me. Simon Peter saith unto him: Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head. Jesus saith unto him: He that is washed needeth not save to wash his feet, but is clean every whit. And ye are clean, but not all. For he knew who should betray him; therefore said he; Ye are not all clean. So after he had washed their feet, and had taken his garments, and was set down again, he said unto them: Know ye what I have done unto you? Ye call me Master and Lord : and ye say well: for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet: ye ought also to wash one another’s feet. For I !have given you an example, that ye should do as I done to you.
    People: Praise be to Thee, O Christ

    The Creed:

    II. Washing of Feet


    Antiphon. St. John 13. A new commandment give I unto you : that ye love one another as I have loved you, saith the Lord. Ps. 119. Blessed are those that are undefiled in the way: and walk in the law of the Lord.
    Repeat: A new commandment...
    Antiphon. St. John 13. After the Lord had risen from supper he put water in a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet: this example left he unto them. Ps. 48. Great is the Lord, and highly to be praised: in the city of our God, even upon his holy hill.
    Repeat: After the Lord...unto them.
    Antiphon. St. John 13. The Lord Jesus after he had supped with his disciples washed their feet and said unto them: Know ye what I your Lord and Master have done unto you? I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you. Ps. 85. Lord, thou art become gracious unto thy land : thou hast turned away the captivity of Jacob. Repeat:The Lord Jesus.. to you.
    Antiphon. St. John 13. Lord, dost thou wash my feet? Jesus answered and said unto him: If I wash not thy feet, thou hast no part in me. V. He came therefore unto Simon Peter, and Peter said unto him.
    Repeat: Lord, dost thou wash . . . no part in me.
    What I do, thou knowest not now: but thou shalt know hereafter. Repeat: Lord, dost thou wash my feet... in me.
    Antiphon. If I, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet: how much more ought ye to wash one another’s feet? Ps. 49. O hear ye this, all ye people: ponder it with your ears, all ye that dwell in the world.
    Repeat: If I, your Lord...feet?
    Antiphon. St. John. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another. Jesus said unto his disciples.
    Repeat: By this shall all men know... another
    Antiphon. 1 Cor. 13. Let these three abide in you, faith, hope and charity: but the greatest of these is charity. V. Now abideth faith, hope, and charity, these three: but the greatest of these is charity.
    Repeat: Let these three... Charity.
    Antiphon St. John 13 Blessed be the holy Trinity and the undivided Unity: we will confess him. Because he hath shewed his mercy upon us V. Let us bless the Father and the Son with the Holy Ghost. Ps.84. O how amiable are thy dwellings, thou Lord of Hosts! My soul hath a desire and longing to enter into the courts of the Lord.
    Repeat: Blessed be... us.
    Antiphon 1 St. John 2, 3, 4. Where charity and love are, there is God. V. The love of Christ joined us in one. V. Let us rejoice and be glad in him. V. Let us fear and love the living God. V. And love one another in sincerity of heart.
    Repeat: Where charity and love are, there is God. V. When, therefore, we are joined together. Let us see that we be not divided in spirit. V. Let all malicious wranglings and contentions cease. V. And let Christ our God be in the midst of us. Repeat Antiphon. Where charity and love are, there is God. V. So may we with the blessed see. V. In glory thy countenance, Christ our God. V. Joy that is infinite and undefiled. V. For ever and for evermore. Amen. Our Father, secretly. V. And lead us not into temptation.
    R. But deliver us from evil.
    V. Thou hast charged, O Lord.
    R. That we should diligently keep thy commandments.
    V. Thou didst wash the feet of thy disciples.
    R. Despise not the works of thine own hands.
    V. Lord, hear my prayer.
    R. And let my cry come unto thee.
    V. The Lord be with you.
    R. And with thy spirit.
    Let us pray.

    COLLECT: WE beseech thee, O Lord, mercifully to assist this our bounden duty and service: and forasmuch as thou didst vouchsafe to wash the feet of thy disciples, despise not thou the works of thine own hands, which thou hast bidden us to follow: and mercifully grant that as we have this day washed away our outward defilements, so by thee we may inwardly be cleansed from all our offences: Who livest and reignest God: for ever and ever. Amen.

    OFFERTORY: THE right hand of the Lord hath the pre-eminence, the right hand of the Lord bringeth mighty things to pass: I shall not die but live, and declare the works of the Lord.

    Preface of the Cross At O Lamb of God the response Have mercy upon us is made three times. The communion devotions are omitted.

    COMMUNION: THE Lord Jesus, after he had supped with his disciples, and had washed their feet, said unto them: Know ye what I your Lord and Master have done to you? I have given you an example that ye should do as I have done to you. a This anthem may be sung during the communion of the people and to it may be added psalms 23, 72, 104,150, the anthem, being sung before each psalm and after the last.

    POST COMMUNION: O LORD our God, who hast refreshed us with this life-giving sustenance, we beseech thee: that we, who observe this institution in the time of our mortal life, may obtain the benefit thereof in thy gift of immortality. Through. Let us bless the Lord a is sung but the blessing and Last Gospel are omitted.

    III. At the Procession


    Sing Pange Lingua (Hymn #196)by St. Thomas Aquinas
    1.Now, my tongue, the mystery telling
    of the glorious Body sing,
    and the Blood, all price excelling,
    which the gentiles' Lord and King,
    in a Virgin's womb once dwelling,
    shed for this world's ransoming.
    2.Given for us, and condescending,
    to be born for us below,
    he, with men in converse blending,
    dwelt the seed of truth to sow,
    till he closed with wondrous ending
    his most patient life of woe.
    3.That last night, at supper lying,
    'mid the twelve, his chosen band,
    Jesus, with the law complying,
    keeps the feast its rites demand;
    then, more precious food supplying,
    gives himself with his own hand.
    4.Word-made-Flesh, by word he maketh
    Very bread his Flesh to be:
    Man in wine Christ’s blood partaketh
    And if senses fail to see,
    Faith alone the true heart waketh
    To behold the Mystery
    5. Therefore we, before him bending,
    This great Sacrament revere
    Types and shadows have their ending,
    For the newer rite is here;
    Faith, our outward sense befriending
    Makes the inward vision clear.
    6. Glory let us give, and blessing,
    To the Father, and the Son,
    Honour, might and praise addressing,
    While eternal ages run;
    Ever too his love confessing
    Who from Both with Both is One. Amen

    IV. The Stripping of the Altar

    Antiphon. They parted my garments among them; and upon my vesture did they cast lots.

    Psalm 22 Deus, Deus meus
    My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? Why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring?
    2 O my God, I cry in the day time, but thou hearest not; and in the night season, and am not silent.
    3 But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.
    4 Our fathers trusted in thee: they trusted, and thou didst deliver them.
    5 They cried unto thee, and were delivered: they trusted in thee, and were not confounded.
    6 But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people.
    7 All they that see me laugh me to scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying,
    8 He trusted on the Lord that he would deliver him: let him deliver him, seeing he delighted in him.
    9 But thou art he that took me out of the womb: thou didst make me hope when I was upon my mother’s breasts.
    10 I was cast upon thee from the womb: thou art my God from my mother’s belly.
    11 Be not far from me; for trouble is near; for there is none to help.
    12 Many bulls have compassed me: strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round.
    13 They gaped upon me with their mouths, as a ravening and a roaring lion.
    14 I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels.
    15 My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth to my jaws; and thou hast brought me into the dust of death.
    16 For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet.
    17 I may tell all my bones: they look and stare upon me.
    18 They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.
    19 But be not thou far from me, O Lord: O my strength, haste thee to help me.
    20 Deliver my soul from the sword; my darling from the power of the dog.
    21 Save me from the lion’s mouth: for thou hast heard me from the horns of the unicorns.
    22 I will declare thy name unto my brethren: in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee.
    23 Ye that fear the Lord, praise him; all ye the seed of Jacob, glorify him; and fear him, all ye the seed of Israel.
    24 For he hath not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; neither hath he hid his face from him; but when he cried unto him, he heard.
    25 My praise shall be of thee in the great congregation: I will pay my vows before them that fear him.
    26 The meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the Lord that seek him: your heart shall live for ever.
    27 All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the Lord: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee.
    28 For the kingdom is the Lord’s: and he is the governor among the nations.
    29 All they that be fat upon earth shall eat and worship: all they that go down to the dust shall bow before him: and none can keep alive his own soul.
    30 A seed shall serve him; it shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation.
    31 They shall come, and shall declare his righteousness unto a people that shall be born, that he hath done this.
    Antiphon. They parted my garments among them; and upon my vesture did they cast lots.

    THE SUNDAY OF THE RESURRECTION COMMONLY CALLED EASTER DAY

    BLOEMAERT, Abraham The Emmaus Disciples 1622

    THE INTROIT: Resurrexi I AM risen, and am still with thee, alleluia; thou hast laid thine hand upon me, alleluia: thy knowledge is too wonderful and excellent for me, alleluia, alleluia. Psalm 139. O Lord, thou hast searched me out, and known me: thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising. GLORY BE...

    THE COLLECT:AALMIGHTY God, who through thine only-begotten Son Jesus Christ hast overcome death, and opened unto us the gate of everlasting life; We humbly beseech thee that, as by thy special grace preventing us thou dost put into our minds good desires, so by thy continual help we may bring the same to good effect; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost ever, one God, world without end. Amen.
    � This Collect is to be said daily throughout Easter Week

    THE EPISTLE:Colossians 3:1

    IF ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory. THE GRADUAL: Psalm 118. This is the day which the Lord hath made: we will rejoice and be glad in it. O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is gracious: and his mercy endureth for ever. Alleluia, alleluia. Christ our Passover: is sacrificed for us.

    THE Sequence: victima Paschali laudes

    CHRIST the Lord is risen to-day,
    Christians, haste your vow's to pay;
    Offer ye your praises meet
    At the Paschal victim's feet;
    For the sheep the Lamb hath bled,
    Sinless in the sinner's stead.
    Christ the Lord is ris'n on high;
    Now He lives, no more to die.

    2 Christ, the victim undefil'd.
    Man to God hath reconcil'd:
    When in strange and awful strife
    Met together death and life;
    Christians, on this happy day
    Haste with joy your vows to pay,
    Christ the Lord is ris'n on high;
    Now He lives, no more to die.

    3 Say, O wond'ring Mary, say,
    What thou sawest on thy way.
    "I beheld, where Christ had lain,
    Empty tomb and angels twain;
    I beheld the glory bright
    Of the rising Lord of light:
    Christ my hope is ris'n again;
    Now He lives, and lives to reign."

    4 Christ, who once for sinners bled,
    Now the first-born from the dead,
    Thron'd in endless might and power,
    Lives and reigns for evermore.
    Hail, eternal hope on high!
    Hail, thou King of victory!
    Hail, thou Prince of life ador'd!
    Help and save us, gracious Lord.
    Alleluia.

    GRADUALChrist became obedient unto death, Even the death of the Cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him: And given him a Name which is above every name.

    THE HOLY GOSPEL Saint John 20:1 THE first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre. Then she runneth, and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and saith unto them, They have taken away the Lord out of the sepulchre, and we know not where they have laid him. Peter therefore went forth, and that other disciple, and came to the sepulchre. So they ran both together: and the other disciple did outrun Peter, and came first to the sepulchre. And he stooping down, and looking in, saw the linen clothes lying; yet want he not in. Then cometh Simon Peter following him, and went into the sepulchre, and seeth the linen clothes lie, and the napkin, that was about his head, not lying with the liner clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself. Then went in also that other disciple, which came first to the sepulchre, and he saw, and believed. For as yet they knew not the scripture, that he must rise again from the dead. Then the disciples went away again unto their own home.

    THE OFFERTORY: Psalm 76.The earth trembled and was still: when God arose to judgment, alleluia.

    THE COMMUNION: 1 CorChrist our Passover is sacrificed for us, alleluia: therefore let us keep the feast with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

    THE POST-COMMUNION: POUR down upon us, O Lord, the Spirit of thy love: that those whom thou hast satisfied with the Paschal Sacraments may, of thy goodness, be made of one heart and of one mind. Through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

    Note: At the Dismissal Before the Blessing Celebrant: The Lord be with you.
    Response: And with thy spirit.
    Celebrant: Depart in peace, alleluia, alleluia.
    Response: Thanks be to God, alleluia, alleluia.
    And so it is said through Easter Week until Saturday.

    THE FIRST SUNDAY AFTER EASTER

    BLOEMAERT, Abraham The Emmaus Disciples 1622

    THE INTROIT: Quasi modo As new-born babes, alleluia: desire ye the sincere milk of the word, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. Psalm 81. Sing we merrily unto God our helper: make a cheerful noise unto the God of Jacob. Glory ... As new-born ...

    THE COLLECT:ALMIGHTY Father, who hast given thine only Son to die for our sins, and to rise again for our justification; Grant us so to put away the leaven of malice and wickedness, that we may always serve thee in pureness of living and truth, through the merits of the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

    THE EPISTLE:1 Saint John 5:4

    WHATSOEVER is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God? This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth. For there are three that bear witness, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one. If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which he hath testified of his Son. He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son. And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.

    THE GRADUAL: Alleluia, alleluia.

    St. Matthew 28. In the day of my Resurrection, saith the Lord: I will go before you into Galilee, alleluia. St. John 20. After eight days, when the doors were shut: Jesus stood in the midst of his disciples, and said, Peace be unto you, alleluia.

    THE HOLY GOSPEL Saint John 20:19 THE same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you. And when he had so said, he shewed unto them his hands and his side. Then were the disciples glad when they saw the Lord. Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you. And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost: whosesoever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whosesoever sins ye retain, they are retained.

    THE OFFERTORY:St.Matthew 28.The Angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and said unto the women: He whom ye seek is risen, as he said, alleluia.

    THE COMMUNION:St.John 20Reach hither thy hand, and behold the print of the nails, alleluia: and be not faithless, but believing, alleluia, alleluia.

    THE POST-COMMUNION: WE beseech thee, O Lord our God: that the most holy mysteries which thou hast provided for our salvation may be for our healing both now and in the time to come. Through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen

    THE ALTERNATIVE POST-COMMUNION:

    (The Ancient Collect) GRANT, we beseech thee, Almighty God: that we who have fulfilled the Paschal feast may, by thy bounty, show forth its effects in our life and actions. Through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

    Note: LOW SUNDAY is one of the names by which the First Sunday after Easter is commonly called. The reason for this is because it is the first of many Sundays all of which are a "Little (or Low) Easter." The Apostles changed the day of worship from the Old Testament Sabbath (Saturday) to Sunday in order that the Church might commemorate weekly the remembrance of Christ's resurrection from the dead. Easter is the Queen of Christian Festivals and the Church Year developed around it. Interestingly enough, Orthodoxy does not know a difference between festive and plain celebrations of the Holy Eucharist as every Liturgy is offered with as much ceremony as possible befitting the worship of Almighty God.

    THE SECOND SUNDAY AFTER EASTER

    BLOEMAERT, Abraham The Emmaus Disciples 1622

    THE INTROIT: Misericordia THE loving-kindness of the Lord filleth the whole world, alleluia: by the word of the Lord the heavens were stablished, alleluia, alleluia. Psalm 33. Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous: for it becometh well the just to be thankful. GLORY..

    THE COLLECT:ALMIGHTY God, who hast given thine only Son to be unto us both a sacrifice for sin, and also an ensample of godly life; Give us grace that we may always most thankfully receive that his inestimable benefit, and also daily endeavour ourselves to follow the blessed steps of his most holy life; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
    GRANT, we beseech thee, O Lord God, that we thy servants may rejoice in continual health of mind and body: and that by the glorious intercession of blessed Mary ever Virgin we may be delivered from this present heaviness, and have the fruition of eternal joy.
    WE beseech thee, O Lord, favourably to receive the prayers of thy Church: that all adversity and error being done away, she may serve thee in untroubled freedom. Through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

    THE EPISTLE:1 Saint Peter 2:19

    THIS is thankworthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully. For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God. For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously: who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.

    THE GRADUAL: Alleluia, alleluia.

    St. Luke 24. The disciples knew the Lord Jesus: in the breaking of the bread, alleluia. St. John 10. I am the good Shepherd: and know my sheep, and am known of mine, alleluia.

    THE HOLY GOSPEL Saint John 10:11 JESUS said, I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep. The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep. I am the good shepherd; and know my sheep, and am known of mine, even as the Father knoweth me, and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep. And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one flock, and one shepherd.

    THE OFFERTORY:Psalm63.O God, thou art my God, early will I seek thee: and lift up my hands in thy Name, alleluia.

    THE COMMUNION:St.John 10I am the Good Shepherd, alleluia: and know my sheep, and am known of mine, alleluia, alleluia.

    THE POST-COMMUNION: GRANT, we beseech thee, Almighty God: that we who receive thy quickening grace may ever glory in thy gift. Through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
    GRANT O Lord: that we who have received these aids to our salvation, may be always and everywhere protected by the intercession of blessed Mary, ever Virgin, in whose honour we have made these offerings to thy divine majesty.
    GRANT, we beseech thee, O Lord our God: that we, whom thou hast made partakers of heavenly gladness, may by thee be defended from all earthly perils. Through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

    THE ALTERNATIVE POST-COMMUNION:

    (The Ancient Collect) O GOD, who by the humiliation of thy Son didst raise up a fallen world: grant unto thy faithful people perpetual gladness; that those whom thou hast rescued from the peril of everlasting death may have the fruition of eternal joy. Through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

    THE THIRD SUNDAY AFTER EASTER

    BLOEMAERT, Abraham The Emmaus Disciples 1622

    THE INTROIT: Jubilate Deo O BE joyful in God, all ye lands, alleluia: sing ye praises to the honour of his Name, alleluia: make his praise to be exceeding glorious, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. Psalm 66. Say unto God, O how wonderful art thou in thy works, O Lord: through the greatness of thy power shall thine enemies be found liars unto thee. V Glory...O be joyful...

    THE COLLECT:ALMIGHTY God, who showest to them that are in error the light of thy truth, to the intent that they may return into the way of righteousness; Grant unto all those who are admitted into the fellowship of Christ's Religion, that they may avoid those things that are contrary to their profession, and follow all such things as are agreeable to the same. Through our Lord Jesus Christ. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
    GRANT, we beseech thee, O Lord God, that we thy servants may rejoice in continual health of mind and body: and that by the glorious intercession of blessed Mary ever Virgin we may be delivered from this present heaviness, and have the fruition of eternal joy.
    WE beseech thee, O Lord, favourably to receive the prayers of thy Church: that all adversity and error being done away, she may serve thee in untroubled freedom. Through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

    THE EPISTLE:1 Saint Peter 12:11

    DEARLY beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul; having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation. Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme; or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well. For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men: as free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God. Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.

    THE GRADUAL: Alleluia, alleluia.

    V. Psalm 111. The Lord hath sent redemption: unto his people, alleluia. V. St. Luke 24. Ought not Christ to have suffered these things: and to have entered into his glory? Alleluia.

    THE HOLY GOSPEL Saint John 16:16ff JESUS said to his disciples, A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me, because I go to the Father. Then said some of his disciples among themselves, What is this that he saith unto us, A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me: and, Because I go to the Father? They said therefore, What is this that he saith, A little while? we cannot tell what he saith. Now Jesus knew that they were desirous to ask him, and said unto them, Do ye enquire among yourselves of that I said, A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me? Verily, verily, I say unto you, That ye shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice: and ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy. A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow, because her hour is come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world. And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you.

    THE OFFERTORY:Psalm 146.Praise the Lord, O my soul; while I live will I praise the Lord: yea, as long as I have any being, I will sing praises unto my God, alleluia..

    THE COMMUNION:St.John 16A little while and ye shall not see me, alleluia: again, a little while and ye shall see me, because I go to the Father, alleluia, alleluia.

    THE POST-COMMUNION: WE beseech thee, O Lord: that this Sacrament which we have received may both strengthen our bodies and quicken our souls. Through thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, liveth and reigneth God, world without end. Amen.
    GRANT O Lord: that we who have received these aids to our salvation, may be always and everywhere protected by the intercession of blessed Mary, ever Virgin, in whose honour we have made these offerings to thy divine majesty.
    GRANT, we beseech thee, O Lord our God: that we, whom thou hast made partakers of heavenly gladness, may by thee be defended from all earthly perils. Through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen

    THE FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER EASTER

    THE INTROIT: Cantate Domino O SING unto the Lord a new song, alleluia; for the Lord hath done marvellous things, alleluia: in the sight of the nations hath he showed his righteous judgments, alleluia, alleluia. Ibid. With his own right hand, and with his holy arm: hath he gotten himself the victory. V. Glory ...O sing...

    THE COLLECT:O ALMIGHTY God, who alone canst order the unruly wills and affections of sinful men; Grant unto thy people, that they may love the thing which thou commandest, and desire that which thou dost promise; that so, among the sundry and manifold changes of the world, our hearts may surely there be fixed, where true joys are to be found. Through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
    GRANT, we beseech thee, O Lord God, that we thy servants may rejoice in continual health of mind and body: and that by the glorious intercession of blessed Mary ever Virgin we may be delivered from this present heaviness, and have the fruition of eternal joy.
    WE beseech thee, O Lord, favourably to receive the prayers of thy Church: that all adversity and error being done away, she may serve thee in untroubled freedom. Through thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, liveth and reign-eth God, world without end. Amen.

    THE EPISTLE:1 Saint James1:17

    EVERY good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures. Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: for the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God. Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.

    THE GRADUAL:

    Alleluia, alleluia.V. Psalm 118. The right hand of the Lord hath the preeminence: the right hand of the Lord bringeth mighty things to pass, alleluia. V. Romans 6:9. Christ, being raised from the dead, dieth no more: death hath no more dominion over him, alleluia.

    THE HOLY GOSPEL Saint John 16:5ff JESUS said unto his disciples, Now I go my way to him that sent me; and none of you asketh me, Whither goest thou? But because I have said these things unto you, sorrow hath filled your heart. Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: of sin, because they believe not on me; of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more; of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged. I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you. All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you.

    THE OFFERTORY:Psalm 66. O be joyful in God, all ye lands, sing praises unto the honour of his Name: O come hither, and hearken, all ye that fear God, and I will tell you what things he bath done for my soul, alleluia.

    THE COMMUNION:St.John 16 St. John 16. When the Comforter, the Spirit of Truth, is come: he will reprove the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment, alleluia, alleluia.

    THE POST-COMMUNION: HELP us, O Lord our God: that by this Sacrament which we have received in faith, we may be cleansed from our sins and freed from all dangers. Through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
    GRANT O Lord: that we who have received these aids to our salvation, may be always and everywhere protected by the intercession of blessed Mary, ever Virgin, in whose honour we have made these offerings to thy divine majesty.
    GRANT, we beseech thee, O Lord our God: that we, whom thou hast made partakers of heavenly gladness, may by thee be defended from all earthly perils. Through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

    THE FIFTH SUNDAY IN EASTER COMMONLY CALLED ROGATION SUNDAY

    THE INTROIT: Vocem jucunditatis. Isaiah 48:20. WITH a voice of singing declare ye this, and let it be heard, alleluia: utter it even unto the ends of the earth; the Lord hath delivered his people, alleluia, alleluia. Psalm 66. O be joyful in God, all ye lands: sing praises unto the honour of his Name, make his praise to be glorious. V. Glory . . . With a voice ...

    THE COLLECT: O LORD, from whom all good things do come; Grant to us thy humble servants, that by thy holy inspiration we may think those things that are good, and by thy merciful guiding may perform the same.  Through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end.  Amen.
    GRANT, we beseech thee, O Lord God, that we thy servants may rejoice in continual health of mind and body: and that by the glorious intercession of blessed Mary ever Virgin we may be delivered from this present heaviness, and have the fruition of eternal joy.
    WE beseech thee, O Lord, favourably to receive the prayers of thy Church: that all adversity and error being done away, she may serve thee in untroubled freedom. Through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord.  Who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end.  Amen.

    THE EPISTLE: Saint James 1:22ff:

    BE ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: for he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed. If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain. Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widow in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.

    THE GRADUAL: Alleluia, alleluia. Christ is risen, and hath showed light unto us: whom he hath redeemed with his most precious Blood, alleluia. St. John 16. I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again I leave the world, and go to the Father, alleluia.

    THE HOLY GOSPEL: Saint John 16:23ff

    VERILY, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give It you. Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full. These things have I spoken unto you in proverbs: but the time cometh, when I shall no more speak unto you in proverbs, but I shall shew you plainly of the Father. At that day ye shall ask in my name: and I say not unto you, that I will pray the Father for you: for the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God. I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father. His disciples said unto him, Lo, now speakest thou plainly, and speakest no proverb. Now are we sure that thou knowest all things, and needest not that any man should ask thee: by this we believe that thou earnest forth from God. Jesus answered them, Do ye now believe? Behold, the hour cometh, yea, is now come, that ye shall be scattered, every man to his own, and shall leave me alone: and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me. These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

    THE OFFERTORY: Psalm 66. O praise our God, ye people, and make the voice of his praise to be heard: who holdeth our soul in life, and suffereth not our feet to slip. Praised be God, who hath not cast out my prayer nor turned his mercy from me, alleluia.

    THE COMMUNION: Psalm 96. O sing unto the Lord, alleluia: sing unto the Lord, and praise his Name; be telling of his salvation from day to day, alleluia, alleluia.

    THE POST-COMMUNION: GRANT unto us, O Lord: that we who have been strengthened by this heavenly banquet may desire what is right and obtain what we desire. Through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord.  Who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end.  Amen.
    GRANT O Lord: that we who have received these aids to our salvation, may be always and everywhere protected by the intercession of blessed Mary, ever Virgin, in whose honour we have made these offerings to thy divine majesty.
    GRANT, we beseech thee, O Lord our God: that we, whom thou hast made partakers of heavenly gladness, may by thee be defended from all earthly perils. Through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord.  Who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end.  Amen.

    THE SUNDAY AFTER THE ASCENSION

    THE INTROIT: Exaudi Domine. Psalm 27. CONSIDER, O Lord, and hear me, when I cry unto thee, alleluia: unto thee my heart hath said, Thy face, Lord, have I sought; thy face, Lord, will I seek; O hide not thou thy face from thy servant, alleluia, alleluia. Psalm 27. The Lord is my light, and my salvation: whom then shall I fear? V. Glory... Consider ...

    THE COLLECT: O GOD, the King of glory, who host exalted thine only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph unto thy kingdom in heaven; We beseech thee, leave us not comfortless; but send to us thine Holy Ghost to comfort us, and exalt us unto the same place whither our Saviour Christ is gone before, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the same Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen. GRANT, we beseech thee, Almighty God, that like as we do believe thy only-begotten Son our Lord Jesus Christ to have ascended into the heavens; so we may also in heart and mind thither ascend, and with him continually dwell, who Iiveth and reigneth with thee and theHoly Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.

    THE EPISTLE: I Saint Peter 4:7 THE end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer. And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins. Use hospitality one to another without grudging. As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God, if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

    THE GRADUAL: Alleluia, alleluia. V. Psalm 47. God reigneth over the heathen: God sitteth upon his holy seat, alleluia. V. St. John 14. I will not leave you comfortless: I go away and come again unto you, and your heart shall rejoice, alleluia. THE HOLY GOSPEL: Saint John 15:26 and part of Chapter 16 WHEN the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me: and ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning. These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended. They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service. And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me. But these things have I told you, that when the time shall come, ye may remember that I told you of them.

    THE OFFERTORY: Psalm 47. God is gone up with a merry noise: and the Lord with the sound of the trumpet, alleluia.

    THE COMMUNION: St. John 17. Father, while I was with them in the world, I kept those that thou gavest me, alleluia: and now I come to thee. I pray thee not that thou shouldest take them out of the world: but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil, alleluia, alleluia.

    THE POST-COMMUNION: GRANT, we beseech thee, O Lord: that we who are filled with thy sacred gifts may ever continue in thanksgiving. Through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen. GRANT, we beseech thee, Almighty and merciful God: that what wehave received in visible mysteries may work in us its invisible effect. Through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

    THE ALTERNATIVE POST-COMMUNION: (The Ancient Collect) ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, grant that we may always devote our wills to thy service, and wait upon thy Majesty with singleness of heart. Through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

    THE FEAST OF PENTECOST commonly called WHITSUNDAY

    Beth Klein

    THE INTROIT:Spiritus Domini.THE Spirit of the Lord hath filled the whole world, alleluia: and that which containeth all things hath knowledge of the voice, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. Psalm 68. Let God arise, and let his enemies be scattered: let them also that hate him flee before him. V. Glory . . The Spirit . .

    THE COLLECT: O GOD, who as at this time didst teach the hearts of thy faithful people, by sending to them the light of thy Holy Spirit; Grant us by the same Spirit to have a right judgment in all things, and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort; through the merits of Christ Jesus our Saviour, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the same Spirit, one God, world without end. Amen.

    THE EPISTLE:Acts 2:1ff

    WHEN the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven. Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language. And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galileans? And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born? Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judaea and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia, Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes, Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God.

    THE GRADUAL:

    AlIeluia, alleluia. V. Psalm 104. O send forth thy Spirit and they shall be made: and thou shalt renew the face of the earth, alleluia. (Here genuflect.) V. Come, Holy Ghost, fill the hearts of thy faithful people: and kindle in them the fire of thy love. .

    THE SEQUENCE:

    Sequence Veni, Sancte Spiritus
    COME, thou Holy Spirit, come!
    And from thy celestial home
    Shed a ray of light divine!
    Come, thou Father of the poor!
    Come, thou Source of all our store!
    Come, within our bosoms shine!

    Thou, of comforters the best;
    Thou, the soul's most welcome Guest;
    Sweet refreshment here below;
    In our labour, rest most sweet;
    Grateful coolness in the heat;
    Solace in the midst of woe.

    O most blessed Light divine,
    Shine within these hearts of thine,
    And our inmost being fill!
    Where thou art not, man hath naught,
    Nothing good in deed or thought,
    Nothing free from taint of ill.

    Heal our wounds, our strength renew;
    On our dryness pour thy dew;
    Wash the stains of guilt away:
    Bend the stubborn heart and will;
    Melt the frozen, warm the chill;
    Guide the steps that go astray.

    On the faithful, who adore
    And confess thee, evermore
    In thy sevenfold gift descend;
    Give them virtue's sure reward;
    Give them thy salvation, Lord;
    Give them joys that never end.
    Amen. Alleluia.

    THE HOLY GOSPEL Saint John 14:15ff JESUS said unto his disciples, If ye love me, keep my commandments. And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also. At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you. He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him. Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world? Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words; and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father's which sent me. These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present with you. But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye might believe. Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me. But that the world may know that I love the Father; and as the Father gave me commandment, even so I do.

    THE OFFERTORY:Psalm 68. Stablish the thing, O God, that thou hast wrought in us: for thy temple's sake at Jerusalem, shall kings bring presents unto thee, alleluia.

    THE COMMUNION:Acts 2 Suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind; and it filled the whole house where they were sitting, alleluia: and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak the wonderful works of God, alleluia, alleluia.

    THE POST-COMMUNION: CLEANSE our hearts, O Lord, by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit: and make them fruitful by the inward sprinkling of the dew of his grace. Through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Who in the unity of the same Holy Spirit, liveth and reigneth ever, one God, world without end. Amen.

    THE ALTERNATIVE POST-COMMUNION: (From the Scottish Prayer Book) O ALMIGHTY God, who on the day of Pentecost didst send the Holy Ghost the Comforter to abide in thy Church unto the end: Bestow upon us and upon all thy faithful people his manifold gifts of grace, that with minds enlightened by his truth, and hearts purified by his presence, we may day by day be strengthened with power in the inward man; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with thee and the same Spirit liveth and reigneth, one God, world without end. Amen.

    TRINITY SUNDAY LECTIONARY

    Trinity , Trinity I , Trinity II, Trinity III, Trinity IV,Trinity V, Trinity VI, Trinity VII, Trinity VIII, Trinity IX, Trinity X, Trinity XI, Trinity XII, Trinity XIII , Trinity XIV , Trinity XV, Trinty XVI, Trinty XVII, Trinity XVIII, Trinity XIX, Trinity XX, Trinity XXI, Trinity XXII, Trinity XXIII, Trinity XXIV , Trinity XXV, Sunday Next Before Advent

    THE FEAST OF THE MOST HOLY AND BLESSED TRINITY

    THE INTROIT: (Benedicta sit) BLESSED be the holy Trinity, and the undivided Unity: we will praise and glorify him, because he hath showed his mercy upon us. Psalm 8. O Lord our Governor: how excellent is thy Name in all the world. V. Glory . . Blessed . . .

    THE COLLECT: ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who hast given unto us thy servants grace, by the confession of a true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity, and in the power of the Divine Majesty to worship the Unity; We beseech thee that thou wouldest keep us stedfast in this faith, and evermore defend us from all adversities, who livest and reignest, one God, world without end. Amen.

    FOR THE EPISTLE: Revelation 4:1

    AFTER this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter. And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne. And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald. And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold. And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God. And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four living creatures full of eyes before and behind. And the first was like a lion, and the second like a calf, and the third had a face as a man, and the fourth was like a flying eagle. And the four living creatures had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come. And when those living creatures give glory and honour and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever, the four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying, Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are, and were created.

    THE GRADUAL: Daniel 3. Blessed art thou, O Lord, that beholdest the great deep: and sittest upon the Cherubim. V. Blessed art thou, O Lord, in the firmament of heaven: and above all to be praised and glorified for ever.Alleluia, alleluia. V. Blessed art thou, O Lord God of our fathers: and worthy to be praised for evermore, alleluia.
    THE HOLY GOSPEL: Saint John 3:1ff

    THERE was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: the same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born? Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit. Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be? Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things? Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness. If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things? And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven. And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.

    THE OFFERTORY: Tobit 12. Blessed be God the Father, and the only-begotten Son of God, and blessed be the Holy Spirit: for the mercy he hath done unto us.

    THE COMMUNION: Tobit 12. Let us bless the God of heaven; and in the sight of all living will we give thanks unto him: because he hath showed his mercy upon us.

    THE POST-COMMUNION:(From the Scottish Prayer Book): O LORD God Almighty, Eternal, Immortal, Invisible, the mysteries of whose being are unsearchable: Accept, we beseech thee, our praises for the revelation which thou hast made of thyself, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, three Persons, and one God; and mercifully grant, that ever holding fast this faith, we may magnify thy glorious Name; who livest and reignest, one God, world without end. Amen.

    The Athanasian Creed:
    1. WHOSOEVER will be saved, * before all things it is necessary that he hold the Catholic Faith.
    2. Which Faith except every one do keep whole and undefiled, * without doubt he shall perish everlastingly.
    3. And the Catholic Faith is this: * That we worship one God in Trinity, and Trinity in Unity;
    4. Neither confounding the Persons, * nor dividing the substance.
    5 For there is one Person of the Father, another of the Son, * and another of the Holy Ghost.
    6. But the Godhead of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost is all one; * the glory equal, the majesty co-eternal.
    7. Such as the Father is, such is the Son, * and such is the Holy Ghost.
    8. The Father uncreate, the Son uncreate, * and the Holy Ghost uncreate.
    9. The Father incomprehensible, the Son incomprehensible, * and the Holy Ghost incomprehensible.
    10. The Father eternal, the Son eternal, * and the Holy Ghost eternal.
    11. And yet they are not three eternals, * but one eternal.
    12. As also there are not three incomprehensibles, nor three uncreated, * but one uncreated, and one incomprehensible.
    13. So likewise the Father is almighty, the Son almighty, * and the Holy Ghost almighty.
    14. And yet they are not three almighties, * but one almighty.
    15. So the Father is God, the Son is God, * and the Holy Ghost is God.
    16. And yet they are not three Gods, * but one God.
    17. So likewise the Father is Lord, the Son Lord, * and the Holy Ghost Lord.
    18. And yet not three Lords, * but one Lord.
    19. For like as we are compelled by the Christian verity * to acknowledge every Person by himself to be God and Lord;
    20. So are we forbidden by the Catholic Religion * to say, There be three Gods, or three Lords.
    21. The Father is made of none; * neither created nor begotten.
    22. The Son is of the Father alone; * not made, nor created, but begotten.
    23. The Holy Ghost is of the Father and of the Son: * neither made, nor created, nor begotten, but proceeding.
    24. So there is one Father, not three Fathers; one Son, not three Sons; * one Holy Ghost, not three Holy Ghosts.
    25. And in this Trinity none is afore, after other; * none is greater, or less than another:
    26. But the whole three Persons are co-eternal together, * and co-equal.
    27. So that in all things, as is aforesaid, * the Unity in Trinity, and the Trinity in Unity is to be worshipped.
    28. He therefore that will be saved * must thus think of the Trinity.
    29. Furthermore, it is necessary to everlasting salvation * that he also believe rightly the Incarnation of our Lord Jesus Christ.
    30. For the right faith is, that we believe and confess * that our Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is God and Man;
    31. God, of the substance of the Father, begotten before the worlds; * and Man, of the substance of his Mother, born in the world;
    32. Perfect God, and perfect Man: * of a reasonable soul and human flesh subsisting;
    33. Equal to the Father, as touching his Godhead; * and inferior to the Father, as touching his manhood.
    34. Who although he be God and Man, * yet he is not two, but one Christ;
    35. One; not by conversion of the God-head into flesh; * but by taking of the Manhood into God;
    36. One altogether; not by confusion of substance, * but by unity of person.
    37. For as the reasonable soul and flesh is one man, * so God and Man is one Christ.
    38. Who suffered for our salvation, * descended into hell, rose from the dead.
    39. He ascended into heaven, he sitteth on the right hand of the Father, God Almighty; * from whence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
    40. At whose coming all men shall rise again with their bodies, * and shall give account for their own works.
    41. And they that have done good shall go into life everlasting; * and they that have done evil into everlasting fire.
    42. This is the Catholic Faith, * which except a man believes faithfully, he cannot be saved.
    GLORY BE TO THE FATHER...

    THE FIRST SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

    THE INTROIT: Domine, in tua misericordia. Psalm 13. O LORD my God, in thy lovingkindness and mercy have I trusted; and my heart is joyful in thy salvation: I will sing Unto the Lord, because he bath dealt so lovingly with me. Ps. Ibid. How long wilt thou forget me, O Lord, for ever: how long wilt thou hide thy face from me? Glory... O Lord...

    THE COLLECT: O GOD, the strength of all those who put their trust in thee; Mercifully accept our prayers; and because, through the weakness of our mortal nature, we can do no good thing without thee, grant us the help of thy grace, that in keeping thy commandments we may please thee, both in will and deed. Through Jesus Christ thy Son, our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen. O GOD, who in a wonderful Sacrament hast left unto us a memorial of thy Passion: grant us, we beseech thee, so to venerate the sacred mysteries of thy Body and Blood, that we may ever perceive within ourselves the fruit of thy redemption. Who with God the Father in the unity of the Holy Ghost, livest and reignest ever one God, world without end. Amen.

    FOR THE EPISTLE: 1 Saint John 4:7ff

    BELOVED, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only-begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. Herein is love, not that we love God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another. No man bath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us. Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit. And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God. And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world. There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear bath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. We love him, because he first loved us. If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he bath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen? And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.

    THE GRADUAL: Psalm 41. I said, Lord, be merciful unto me: heal my soul, for I have sinned against thee. Blessed is he that considereth the poor and needy: the Lord shall deliver him in the time of trouble.Alleluia, alleluia. Psalm 5. Ponder my words, O Lord: consider my meditation, alleluia.
    THE HOLY GOSPEL: Saint Luke 16:19ff

    THERE was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day: and there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores, and desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; and in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame. But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented. And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence. Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father's house: for I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment. Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets: let them hear them. And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent. And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.

    THE OFFERTORY: Psalm 5. O hearken thou unto the voice of my calling, my King and my God: for unto thee, O Lord, will I make my payer.

    THE COMMUNION: Psalm 9. I will speak of marvellous works; I will be glad, and rejoice in thee: yea, my songs will I make of thy Name, O most highest.

    THE POST-COMMUNION:GRANT, we beseech thee, O Lord: that we who have been satisfied with thy bounty may receive grace unto salvation and never cease from thy praise. Through Jesus Christ thy Son, our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen. MAKE us, we beseech thee, O Lord, to be filled with the everlasting fruition of thy Godhead: which is foreshadowed in this life by the reception of thy precious Body and Blood. Who with God the Father in the unity of the Holy Ghost, livest and reignest ever one God, world without end. Amen.

    The Athanasian Creed:
    1. WHOSOEVER will be saved, * before all things it is necessary that he hold the Catholic Faith.
    2. Which Faith except every one do keep whole and undefiled, * without doubt he shall perish everlastingly.
    3. And the Catholic Faith is this: * That we worship one God in Trinity, and Trinity in Unity;
    4. Neither confounding the Persons, * nor dividing the substance.
    5 For there is one Person of the Father, another of the Son, * and another of the Holy Ghost.
    6. But the Godhead of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost is all one; * the glory equal, the majesty co-eternal.
    7. Such as the Father is, such is the Son, * and such is the Holy Ghost.
    8. The Father uncreate, the Son uncreate, * and the Holy Ghost uncreate.
    9. The Father incomprehensible, the Son incomprehensible, * and the Holy Ghost incomprehensible.
    10. The Father eternal, the Son eternal, * and the Holy Ghost eternal.
    11. And yet they are not three eternals, * but one eternal.
    12. As also there are not three incomprehensibles, nor three uncreated, * but one uncreated, and one incomprehensible.
    13. So likewise the Father is almighty, the Son almighty, * and the Holy Ghost almighty.
    14. And yet they are not three almighties, * but one almighty.
    15. So the Father is God, the Son is God, * and the Holy Ghost is God.
    16. And yet they are not three Gods, * but one God.
    17. So likewise the Father is Lord, the Son Lord, * and the Holy Ghost Lord.
    18. And yet not three Lords, * but one Lord.
    19. For like as we are compelled by the Christian verity * to acknowledge every Person by himself to be God and Lord;
    20. So are we forbidden by the Catholic Religion * to say, There be three Gods, or three Lords.
    21. The Father is made of none; * neither created nor begotten.
    22. The Son is of the Father alone; * not made, nor created, but begotten.
    23. The Holy Ghost is of the Father and of the Son: * neither made, nor created, nor begotten, but proceeding.
    24. So there is one Father, not three Fathers; one Son, not three Sons; * one Holy Ghost, not three Holy Ghosts.
    25. And in this Trinity none is afore, after other; * none is greater, or less than another:
    26. But the whole three Persons are co-eternal together, * and co-equal.
    27. So that in all things, as is aforesaid, * the Unity in Trinity, and the Trinity in Unity is to be worshipped.
    28. He therefore that will be saved * must thus think of the Trinity.
    29. Furthermore, it is necessary to everlasting salvation * that he also believe rightly the Incarnation of our Lord Jesus Christ.
    30. For the right faith is, that we believe and confess * that our Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is God and Man;
    31. God, of the substance of the Father, begotten before the worlds; * and Man, of the substance of his Mother, born in the world;
    32. Perfect God, and perfect Man: * of a reasonable soul and human flesh subsisting;
    33. Equal to the Father, as touching his Godhead; * and inferior to the Father, as touching his manhood.
    34. Who although he be God and Man, * yet he is not two, but one Christ;
    35. One; not by conversion of the God-head into flesh; * but by taking of the Manhood into God;
    36. One altogether; not by confusion of substance, * but by unity of person.
    37. For as the reasonable soul and flesh is one man, * so God and Man is one Christ.
    38. Who suffered for our salvation, * descended into hell, rose from the dead.
    39. He ascended into heaven, he sitteth on the right hand of the Father, God Almighty; * from whence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
    40. At whose coming all men shall rise again with their bodies, * and shall give account for their own works.
    41. And they that have done good shall go into life everlasting; * and they that have done evil into everlasting fire.
    42. This is the Catholic Faith, * which except a man believes faithfully, he cannot be saved.
    GLORY BE TO THE FATHER...

    THE SECOND SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

    THE INTROIT:Factus est Psalm 18 THE Lord was my refuge and my upholder; and he brought me forth into a place of liberty: he delivered me, because he delighted in me. Ps. Ibid. I will love thee, O Lord my strength: the Lord is my rock, my fortress and my Saviour. Glory... The Lord was...

    THE COLLECT: O LORD, who never failest to help and govern those whom thou dost bring up in thy stedfast fear and love; Keep us, we beseech thee, under the protection of thy good providence, and make us to have a perpetual fear and love of thy holy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
    DEFEND us, we beseech thee, O Lord, from all perils of mind and body: and at the intercession of the blessed and glorious Mary, the ever Virgin Mother of God, of blessed Joseph, of thy blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, of blessed N .., and of all Saints, graciously bestow upon us both peace and safety; that all adversity and error being done away, thy Church may serve thee in untroubled freedom.
    Third Collect chosen by the Celebrant.

    FOR THE EPISTLE: 1 St. John 3:13ff

    MARVEL not, my brethren, if the world hate you. We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death. Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him. Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. But whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him? My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth. And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him. For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things. Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God. And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight. And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment. And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.
    THE GRADUAL: Psalm 120. When I was in trouble I called upon the Lord: and he heard me. Deliver my soul, O Lord, from lying lips: and from a deceitful tongue. Alleluia, alleluia. Psalm 7. O Lord my God, in thee have I put my trust: save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me, alleluia.

    THE GRADUAL: Psalm 120. When I was in trouble I called upon the Lord: and he heard me. Deliver my soul, O Lord, from lying lips: and from a deceitful tongue. Alleluia, alleluia. Psalm 7. O Lord my God, in thee have I put my trust: save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me, alleluia.

    THE HOLY GOSPEL: Saint Luke 14:16ff

    A CERTAIN man made a great supper, and bade many: and sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready. And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused. And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray thee have me excused. And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come. So that servant came, and shewed his lord these things. Then the master of the house being angry said to his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind. And the servant said, Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room. And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled. For I say unto you, that none of those men which were bidden shall taste of my supper.

    THE OFFERTORY: Psalm 5. Turn thee, O Lord, and deliver my soul: O save me for thy mercy's sake.

    THE COMMUNION:Psalm 9. I will sing of the Lord, because he hath dealt so lovingly with me: yea, I will praise the Name of the Lord Most Highest.

    THE POST-COMMUNION: WE beseecPsalm 5. Turn thee, O Lord, and deliver my soul: O save me for thy mercy's sakeh thee, O Lord: that we have received thy sacred gifts, may by the frequenting of this mystery set forward the work of our salvation. Through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen. WE beseech thee, O Lord: that the gifts now offered in this heavenly Sacrament may cleanse and defend us; that at the intercession of blessed Mary, the Virgin Mother of God, of blessed Joseph, of thy blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, of blessed N..., and of all thy Saints, they may render us free from iniquity and safe from all adversity. Third Post-communion chosen by the Celebrant.

    THE THIRD SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

    THE INTROIT:Respice in me. Psalm 25. TURN thee unto me, and have mercy upon me, O Lord: for I am desolate, and in tribulation; look thou on mine affliction, and my travail; and forgive me all mine iniquities, O my God. Ps. Ibid. Unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul: my God in thee have I trusted; let me never be confounded. Glory ... Turn thee unto...

    THE COLLECT:O LORD, we beseech thee mercifully to hear us; and grant that we, to whom thou hast given an hearty desire to pray, may, by thy mighty aid, be defended and comforted in all dangers and adversities; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
    DEFEND us, we beseech thee, O Lord, from all perils of mind and body: and at the intercession of the blessed and glorious Mary, the ever Virgin Mother of God, of blessed Joseph, of thy blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, of blessed N..., and of all Saints, graciously bestow upon us both peace and safety; that all adversity and error being done away, thy Church may serve thee in untroubled freedom.
    Third Collect chosen by the Celebrant.

    THE EPISTLE:1 Saint Peter5;5ff

    ALL of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble. Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world. But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you. To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

    THE GRADUAL:

    Psalm 55.O cast thy burden upon the Lord: and he shall nourish thee. When I called upon the Lord, he heard my voice: from the battle that was against me. Alleluia, alleluia. Psalm 7. God is a righteous judge, strong, and patient: and God is provoked every day, alleluia.

    THE HOLY GOSPEL Saint Luke 15:1 THEN drew near unto him all the publicans and sinners for to hear him. And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying, This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them. And he spake this parable unto them, saying, What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it? And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing. And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost. I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance. Either what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, doth not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek diligently till she find it? And when she hath found it, she calleth her friends and her neighbors together, saying, Rejoice with me; for I have found the piece which I had lost. Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.

    THE OFFERTORY:Psalm 9. They that know thy Name will put their trust in thee; for thou, Lord, hast never failed them that seek thee: O praise the Lord which dwelleth in Sion; for he forgetteth not the complaint of the poor

    THE COMMUNION:St.Luke 15 I say unto you, There is joy in the presence of the Angels of God: over one sinner that repenteth.

    THE POST-COMMUNION: O LORD, through whom we have received these sacred gifts: we beseech thee, by their power to cleanse us from our sins and evermore fill us with the gifts of thy grace. Through ...
    WE beseech thee, O Lord: that the gifts now offered in this heavenly Sacrament may cleanse and defend us; that at the intercession of blessed Mary, the Virgin Mother of God, of blessed Joseph, of thy blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, of blessed N..., and of all thy Saints, they may render us free from iniquity and safe from all adversity.
    Third Post-communion chosen by the Celebrant.

    THE FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

    THE INTROIT:Dominus illuminatio mea. Psalm 27. THE Lord is my light, and my salvation, whom then shall I fear? the Lord is the stronghold of my life, of whom shall I be afraid? when mine enemies pressed sore against me, they stumbled and fell. Ps. Ibid. Though an host of men were laid against me: yet shall not my heart be afraid. Glory....... The Lord ...

    THE COLLECT:O GOD, the protector of all that trust in thee, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy; Increase and multiply upon us thy mercy; that, thou being our ruler and guide, we may so pass through things temporal, that we finally lose not the things eternal. Grant this, O heavenly Father, for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
    DEFEND us, we beseech thee, O Lord, from all perils of mind and body: and at the intercession of the blessed and glorious Mary, the ever Virgin Mother of God, of blessed Joseph, of thy blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, of blessed N..., and of all Saints, graciously bestow upon us both peace and safety; that all adversity and error being done away, thy Church may serve thee in untroubled freedom
    Third Collect chosen by the Celebrant.

    THE EPISTLE:Romans 8:18ff

    I RECKON that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God. For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope, because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.

    THE GRADUAL:

    Psalm 79.Be merciful unto our sins, O Lord: wherefore do the heathen say: Where is now thy God. Help us, O God of our salvation: and for the glory of thy Name, deliver us, O Lord.Alleluia, alleluia. Psalm 9. Thou, O God, art set in the throne that judgest right: be thou a refuge for the oppressed in due time of trouble, alleluia.

    THE HOLY GOSPEL Saint Luke 6:36 BE ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful. Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven: give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again. And he spake a parable unto them, Can the blind lead the blind? shall they not both fall into the ditch? The disciple is not above his master: but every one that is perfect shall be as his master. And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but perceivest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Either how canst thou say to thy brother, Brother, let me pull out the mote that is in thine eye, when thou thyself beholdest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to pull out the mote that is in thy brother's eye.

    THE OFFERTORY:Psalm 13. 36BE ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful. Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven: give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again. And he spake a parable unto them, Can the blind lead the blind? shall they not both fall into the ditch? The disciple is not above his master: but every one that is perfect shall be as his master. And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but perceivest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Either how canst thou say to thy brother, Brother, let me pull out the mote that is in thine eye, when thou thyself beholdest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to pull out the mote that is in thy brother's eye.

    THE COMMUNION:Psalm 18The Lord is my strong rock, and my defence: my Saviour, my God, and my might.

    THE POST-COMMUNION: MAY thy Sacrament which we have received quicken us, O Lord: cleanse us from sin, and prepare us for thine everlasting mercy. Through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Through (the same) Jesus Christ thy Son, our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
    WE beseech thee, O Lord: that the gifts now offered in this heavenly Sacrament may cleanse and defend us; that at the intercession of blessed Mary, the Virgin Mother of God, of blessed Joseph, of thy blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, of blessed N..., and of all thy Saints, they may render us free from iniquity and safe from all adversity.
    Third Post-communion chosen by the Celebrant.

    THE FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

    THE INTROIT: Exaudi, Domine Psalm 27 CONSIDER, O Lord, and hear me, when I cry unto thee: be thou my succour, O cast me not away, neither forsake me utterly, O God of my salvation. Ps. Ibid. The Lord is my light, and my salvation: whom then shall I fear? Glory... Consider...

    THE COLLECT: GRANT, O Lord, we beseech thee, that the course of this world may be so peaceably ordered by thy governance, that thy Church may joyfully serve thee in all godly quietness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Through Jesus Christ thy Son, our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
    DEFEND us, we beseech thee, O Lord, from all perils of mind and body: and at the intercession of the blessed and glorious Mary, the ever Virgin Mother of God, of blessed Joseph, of thy blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, of blessed N..., and of all Saints, graciously bestow upon us both peace and safety; that all adversity and error being done away, thy Church may serve thee in untroubled freedom.
    Third Collect chosen by the Celebrant.

    THE EPISTLE: I Saint Peter 3:8 BE ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous: not rendering evil for evil, or rail- ing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are there- unto called, that ye should inherit a blessing. For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile: let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it. For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil. And who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good? But and if ye suffer for righteousness' sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled; but sanctify the Lord God in your hearts.

    THE GRADUAL:

    Psalm 84. Behold, O God, our defender: and look upon thy servants. V. O Lord God of hosts: hear the prayers of thy servants.Alleluia, alleluia. Psalm 20. The King shall rejoice in thy strength, O Lord: exceeding glad shall he be of thy salvation, alleluia.

    THE HOLY GOSPEL Saint Luke 5:1 IT came to pass, that, as the people pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret, and saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets. And he entered into one of the ships, which was Simon's, and prayed him that he would thrust out a little from the land. And he sat down, and taught the people out of the ship. Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught. And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net. And when they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake. And they beckoned unto their partners, which were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink. When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord. For he was astonished, and all that were with him, at the draught of the fishes which they had taken: and so was also James, and John, the sons of Zebedee, which were partners with Simon. And Jesus said unto Simon, Fear not; from henceforth thou shalt catch men. And when they had brought their ships to land, they forsook all, and followed him.

    THE OFFERTORY: Psalm 16. I will bless the Lord, who hath given me counsel; I have set God always before me: for he is on my right hand, therefore I shall not fall.

    THE COMMUNION: Psalm 27. One thing have I desired of the Lord, which I will require: even that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life.

    THE POST-COMMUNION: WE beseech thee, O Lord: that the mysteries which we have received may, by their virtue, purify and protect us. Through Jesus Christ thy Son, our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
    WE beseech thee, O Lord: that the gifts now offered in this heavenly Sacrament may cleanse and defend us; that at the intercession of blessed Mary, the Virgin Mother of God, of blessed Joseph, of thy blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, of blessed N..., and of all thy Saints, they may render us free from iniquity and safe from all adversity.
    Third Post-Communion chosen by the Celebrant.

    THE SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

    THE INTROIT: Dominus fortitudo Psalm 28. THE Lord is the strength of his people, and a stronghold of salvation to his Anointed One: O Lord, save thine own people, and give thy blessing unto thine inheritance; O feed them also, and set them up for ever. Ps. Ibid. Unto thee will I cry, O Lord; my God, be not silent unto me: lest, if thou make as though thou hearest not, I become like them that go down into the pit. Glory ... The Lord ...

    THE COLLECT: O GOD, who hast prepared for those who love thee such good things as pass man's understanding; Pour into our hearts such love toward thee, that we, loving thee above all things, may obtain thy promises, which exceed all that we can desire; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
    DEFEND us, we beseech thee, O Lord, from all perils of mind and body: and at the intercession of the blessed and glorious Mary, the ever Virgin Mother of God, of blessed Joseph, of thy blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, of blessed N..., and of all Saints, graciously bestow upon us both peace and safety; that all adversity and error being done away, thy Church may serve thee in untroubled freedom.
    Third Collect chosen by the Celebrant.
    THE EPISTLE: Romans 6:3
    KNOW ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection: knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. For he that is dead is freed from sin. Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him: knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him. For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God. Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.

    THE GRADUAL: Psalm 90. Turn thee again, O Lord, at the last: and be gracious unto thy servants. Lord, thou host been our refuge: from one generation to another. Alleluia, alleluia. Psalm 31. In thee, O Lord, have I put my trust, let me never be put to confusion: deliver me in thy righteousness; bow down thine ear to me, make haste to deliver me, alleluia.
    THE HOLY GOSPEL: Saint Matthew 5:20
    JESUS said unto his disciples, Except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven. Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment: but I say unto you, that whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell-fire. Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee; leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift. Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison. Verily I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing.

    THE OFFERTORY: Psalm 17. O hold thou up my goings in thy paths, that my footsteps slip not; incline thine ear to me, and hearken unto my words: show thy marvellous lovingkindness; thou that art the Saviour of them which put their trust in thee, O Lord.
    THE COMMUNION: Psalm 27. I will offer in his dwelling an oblation with great gladness: I will sing, and speak praises unto the Lord.
    THE POST-COMMUNION: GRANT, we beseech thee, O Lord: that we, whom thou hast satisfied with thy heavenly gift, may be cleansed from our secret sins, and delivered from the snares of the enemy. Through Jesus Christ thy Son, our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
    WE beseech thee, O Lord: that the gifts now offered in this heavenly Sacrament may cleanse and defend us; that at the intercession of blessed Mary, the Virgin Mother of God, of blessed Joseph, of thy blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, of blessed N..., and of all thy Saints, they may render us free from iniquity and safe from all adversity.
    Third Post-communion chosen by the Celebrant.

    INDEPENDENCE DAY - BIRTHDAY OF U.S.A

    THE COLLECT: O ETERNAL God, through whose mighty power our fathers won their liberties of old; Grant, we beseech thee, that we and all the people of this land may have grace to maintain these liberties in righteousness and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

    FOR THE EPISTLE: Deuteronomy 10:17ff
    THE Lord your God is God of gods, and Lord of lords, a great God, a mighty, and a terrible, which regardeth not persons, nor taketh reward: he doth execute the judg-ment of the fatherless and widow, and loveth the stranger, in giving him food and raiment. Love ye therefore the stranger: for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt. Thou shalt fear the Lord thy God; him shalt thou serve, and to him shalt thou cleave, and swear by his name. He is thy praise, and he is thy God, that hath done for thee these great and terrible things, which thine eyes have seen.

    THE HOLY GOSPEL: St. Matthew 5:43ff
    JESUS said, Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; that ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same? And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so? Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

    THE SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

    THE INTROIT: Onmes genies Psalm 47 O CLAP your hands together all ye people: O sing unto God with the voice of joy and triumph. Ps. Ibid. For the Lord is high, and to be feared: he is the great King upon all the earth. Glory... O clap your hands...

    THE COLLECT: LORD of all power and might, who art the author and giver of all good things; Graft in our hearts the love of thy Name, increase in us true religion, nourish us with all goodness, and of thy great mercy keep us in the same; Through Jesus Christ thy Son, our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
    DEFEND us, we beseech thee, O Lord, from all perils of mind and body: and at the intercession of the blessed and glorious Mary, the ever Virgin Mother of God, of blessed Joseph, of thy blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, of blessed N..., and of all Saints, graciously bestow upon us both peace and safety; that all adversity and error being done away, thy Church may serve thee in untroubled freedom.
    Third Collect chosen by the Celebrant.

    FOR THE EPISTLE: Romans 6:19ff

    I SPEAK after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness. For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness. What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death. But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

    THE GRADUAL: Psalm 34. Come, ye children, and hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the Lord. They had an eye unto him, and were enlightened: and their faces were not ashamed.Alleluia, alleluia. Psalm 47. O clap your hands together, all ye people: O sing unto God with the voice of melody, alleluia.

    THE HOLY GOSPEL: Saint Mark 8:1ff

    IN those days the multitude being very great, and having nothing to eat, Jesus called his disciples unto him, and saith unto them, I have compassion on the multitude, because they have now been with me three days, and have nothing to eat: and if I send them away fasting to their own houses, they will faint by the way: for divers of them came from far. And his disciples answered him, From whence can a man satisfy these men with bread here in the wilderness? And he asked them, How many loaves have ye? And they said, Seven. And he commanded the people to sit down on the ground: and he took the seven loaves, and gave thanks, and brake, and gave to his disciples to set before them; and they did set them before the people. And they had a few small fishes: and he blessed, and commanded to set them also before them. So they did eat, and were filled: and they took up of the broken meat that was left seven baskets. And they that had eaten were about four thousand: and he sent them away.

    THE OFFERTORY: Daniel 3. Like as in the burnt offerings of rams and bullocks; and like as in ten thousands of fat lambs: so let our sacrifice be in thy sight this day, that it may please thee; for they shall not be confounded that put their trust in thee, O Lord.

    THE COMMUNION:Psalm 31. Bow down thine ear to me: make haste to deliver me.

    THE POST-COMMUNION:GRANT, we beseech thee, O Lord: that we who have been filled with thy gifts may be cleansed by their effects and shielded by their aid. Through Jesus Christ thy Son, our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
    WE beseech thee, O Lord: that the gifts now offered in this heavenly Sacrament may cleanse and defend us; that at the intercession of blessed Mary, the Virgin Mother of God, of blessed Joseph, of thy blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, of blessed N..., and of all thy Saints, they may render us free from iniquity and safe from all adversity.
    Third Post-communion chosen by the Celebrant

    THE EIGHTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

    THE INTROIT: Suscepimus Psalm 48 WE have waited, O God, for thy loving-kindness, in the midst of thy temple; according to thy Name, O God, so is thy praise also unto the world's end: thy right hand is full of righteousness. Ps. Ibid. Great is the Lord, and highly to be praised: in the city of our God, even upon his holy hill. Glory ... We have waited ...

    THE COLLECT: O GOD, whose never-failing providence ordereth all things both in heaven and earth; We humbly beseech thee to put away from us all hurtful things, and to give us those things which are profitable for us. Through Jesus Christ thy Son, our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
    DEFEND us, we beseech thee, O Lord, from all perils of mind and body: and at the intercession of the blessed and glorious Mary, the ever Virgin Mother of God, of blessed Joseph, of thy blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, of blessed N..., and of all Saints, graciously bestow upon us both peace and safety; that all adversity and error being done away, thy Church may serve thee in untroubled freedom.
    Third Collect chosen by the Celebrant.

    FOR THE EPISTLE: Romans 8:12ff

    BRETHREN, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit himself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: and if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.

    THE GRADUAL: Psalm 31. Be thou my strong rock and house of defence: that thou mayest save me. In thee, O Lord, have I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion.Alleluia, alleluia. Psalm 48. Great is the Lord, and highly to be praised: in the city of our God, even upon his holy hill, alleluia.

    THE HOLY GOSPEL: Saint Matthew7:15ff

    BEWARE of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shalt enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

    THE OFFERTORY: Psalm 18. Thou shalt save the people that are in adversity, O Lord, and shalt bring down the high looks of the proud: for who is God but the Lord?

    THE COMMUNION:Psalm 34. O taste, and see, how gracious the Lord is: blessed is he that putteth his trust in him.

    THE POST-COMMUNION:LET thy healing work, O Lord, mercifully set us free from our perverse inclinations: and lead us to the things which are right. Through Jesus Christ thy Son, our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
    WE beseech thee, O Lord: that the gifts now offered in this heavenly Sacrament may cleanse and defend us; that at the intercession of blessed Mary, the Virgin Mother of God, of bl- essed Joseph, of thy blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, of bl- essed N..., and of all thy Saints, they may render us free from iniquity and safe from all adversity.
    Third Post-communion chosen by the Celebrant

    THE NINTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

    THE INTROIT: Ecce Dens Psalm 54. BEHOLD, God is my helper; the Lord is he that upholdeth my soul: reward thou evil unto mine enemies; destroy them in thine anger, for thy righteousness' sake, O Lord my strength and my defender. Ps. Ibid. Save me, O God, for thy Name's sake: and avenge me in thy strength. Glory ... Behold...

    THE COLLECT: GRANT to us, Lord, we beseech thee, the spirit to think and do always such things as are right; that we, who cannot do any thing that is good without thee, may by thee be enabled to live according to thy will. Through Jesus Christ thy Son, our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
    DEPEND us, we beseech thee, O Lord, from all perils of mind and body: and at the intercession of the blessed and glorious Mary, the ever Virgin Mother of God, of blessed Joseph, of thy blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, of blessed N..., and of all Saints, graciously bestow upon us both peace and safety; that all adversity and error being done away, thy Church may serve thee in untroubled freedom.
    Third Collect chosen by the Celebrant.

    FOR THE EPISTLE: I Corinthians 10:1
    BRETHREN, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; and were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; and did all eat the same spiritual meat; and did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ. But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness. Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted. Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play. Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand. Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents. Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer. Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come. Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall. There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

    THE GRADUAL: Psalm 9. O Lord our Governor: how excellent is thy Name in all the world. Thou hast set thy glory: above the heavens.AIleluia, alleluia. Psalm 59. Deliver me from mine enemies, O God: defend me from them that rise up against me, alleluia.

    THE HOLY GOSPEL: Saint Luke 15:11
    JESUS said, A certain man had two sons: and the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living. And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living. And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want. And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine. And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him. And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger! I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee, and am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants. And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him. And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son. But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet: and bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry: for this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry. Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard musick and dancing. And he called one of the servants, and asked what these things meant. And he said unto him, Thy brother is come; and thy father hath killed the fatted calf, because he hath received him safe and sound. And he was angry, and would not go in: therefore came his father out, and intreated him. And he answering said to his father, Lo, these many years do I serve thee, neither transgressed I at any time thy commandment: and yet thou never gavest me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends: but as soon as this thy son was come, which hath devoured thy living with harlots, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf. And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine. It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found.

    THE OFFERTORY: Psalm 19. The statutes of the Lord are right, and rejoice the heart: sweeter also than honey, and the honeycomb; moreover by them is thy servant taught.

    THE COMMUNION: St. John 6. He that eateth my Flesh, and drinketh my Blood: dwelleth in me, and I in him, saith the Lord.

    THE POST-COMMUNION: GRANT us, O Lord, a renewal of mind and body in this heavenly mystery: that we may enjoy the fruit of that which we celebrate. Through Jesus Christ thy Son, our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
    WE beseech thee, O Lord: that the gifts now offered in this heavenly Sacrament may cleanse and defend us; that at the intercession of blessed Mary, the Virgin Mother of God, of blessed Joseph, of thy blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, of blessed N..., and of all thy Saints, they may render us free from iniquity and safe from all adversity.
    Third Post-communion chosen by the Celebrant.
    ¶ The Minister is ordered, from time to time, to advise the People, whilst they are in health, to make Wills arranging for the disposal of their temporal goods, and, when of ability, to leave Bequests for religious and charitable uses

    TENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

    THE INTROIT: Cum clamarem Psalm 55. WHEN I called upon the Lord, he regarded my petition; yea, from the battle that was against me: and he hath brought them down, even he that is of old, and endureth for ever; O cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall nourish thee. Ps. Ibid. Hear my prayer, O Lord, and hide not thyself from my petition: take heed unto me, and hear me. Glory .... When I called ...

    THE COLLECT: LET thy merciful ears, O Lord, be open to the prayers of thy humble servants; and, that they may obtain their petitions, make them to ask such things as shall please thee. Through Jesus Christ thy Son, our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen. DEFEND us, we beseech thee, O Lord, from all perils of mind and body: and at the intercession of the blessed and glorious Mary, the ever Virgin Mother of God, of blessed Joseph, of thy blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, of blessed N..., and of all Saints, graciously bestow upon us both peace and safety; that all adversity and error being done away, thy Church may serve thee in untroubled freedom. Third Collect chosen by the Celebrant.

    FOR THE EPISTLE: I Corinthians 12:1
    CONCERNING spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant. Ye know that ye were Gentiles, carried away unto these dumb idols, even as ye were led. Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost. Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all. But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; to another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; to another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues: but all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.

    THE GRADUAL: Psalm 17. Keep me, O Lord, as the apple of an eye: hide me under the shadow of thy wings. Let my sentence come forth from thy presence: and let thine eyes look upon the thing that is equal.Alleluia, alleluia. Psalm 65. Thou, O God, art praised in Sion: and unto thee shall the vow be performed in Jerusalem, alleluia.

    THE HOLY GOSPEL: Saint Luke 19:41
    AND when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it, saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes. For the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side, and shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children within thee; and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another; because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation. And he went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold therein, and them that bought; saying unto them, It is written, My house is the house of prayer: but ye have made it a den of thieves. And he taught daily in the temple.

    THE OFFERTORY: Psalm 25.Unto thee, O Lord, lift I up my soul; O my God, in thee have I trusted, let me not be confounded: neither let mine enemies triumph over me; for all they that hope in thee shall not be ashamed.

    THE COMMUNION: Psalm 51. Thou shalt be pleased with the sacrifice of righteousness, with the burnt offerings and oblations: upon thine altar, O Lord.

    THE POST-COMMUNION: WE beseech thee, O Lord: that the Communion of thy Sacrament may purify us and grant us unity. Through Jesus Christ thy Son, our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen. WE beseech thee, O Lord: that the gifts now offered in this heavenly Sacrament may cleanse and defend us; that at the intercession of blessed Mary, the Virgin Mother of God, of blessed Joseph, of thy blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, of blessed N..., and of all thy Saints, they may render us free from iniquity and safe from all adversity. Third Post-communion chosen by the Celebrant.

    ELEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

    THE INTROIT: Deus in loco sancto Psalm 68 GOD in his holy habitation, it is he that maketh brethren to be of one mind in an house: he will give the dominion and preeminence unto his people. Ps. Ibid. Let God arise, and let his enemies be scattered: let them also that hate him flee before him. Glory... God...

    THE COLLECT: O GOD, who declarest thy almighty power chiefly in showing mercy and pity; Mercifully grant unto us such a measure of thy grace, that we, running the way of thy commandments, may obtain thy gracious promises, and be made partakers of thy heavenly treasure. Through (the same) Jesus Christ thy Son, our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
    DEFEND us, we beseech thee, O Lord, from all perils of mind and body: and at the intercession of the blessed and glorious Mary, the ever Virgin Mother of God, of blessed Joseph, of thy blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, of blessed N..., and of all Saints, graciously bestow upon us both peace and safety; that all adversity and error being done away, thy Church may serve thee in untroubled freedom.
    WE beseech thee, O Lord; mercifully to forgive the sins of thy people; that we, who ourselves can do nothing that is acceptable unto thee, may be succoured by the intercession of the Mother of thy Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen

    FOR THE EPISTLE: I Corinthians 12:1ff

    I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; by which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; and that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: and that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: after that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me. Therefore whether it were I or they, so we preach, and so ye believed.

    THE GRADUAL: Psalm 28. My heart hath trusted in God, and I am helped: therefore my heart danceth for joy, and in my song will I praise him. Unto thee will I cry, O Lord: be not silent O my God, nor depart from me.Alleluia, alleluia. Psalm 81. Sing we merrily unto God our strength; make a cheerful noise unto the God of Jacob: Take the psalm, bring hither the tabret, alleluia.

    THE HOLY GOSPEL: Saint Luke 18:9ff

    JESUS spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess. And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner. I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

    THE OFFERTORY: Psalm 30. I will magnify thee, O Lord, for thou hast set me up: and not made my foes to triumph over me. O Lord, my God, I cried unto thee: and thou hast healed me.

    THE COMMUNION: Psalm 3. Honour the Lord with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase: so shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.

    THE POST-COMMUNION:WE beseech thee, O Lord our God: that of thy goodness thou wouldest not leave without thine aid those whom thou ceasest not to refresh with thy divine Sacraments. Through (the same) Jesus Christ thy Son, our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
    WE beseech thee, O Lord: that the gifts now offered in this heavenly Sacrament may cleanse and defend us; that at the intercession of blessed Mary, the Virgin Mother of God, of blessed Joseph, of thy blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, of blessed N..., and of all thy Saints, they may render us free from iniquity and safe from all adversity.
    O Lord, who hast vouchsafed to make us partakers of thy heavenly banquet: we humbly beseech thee; that we who here observe the Glorification of the Mother of God, may by her intercession be delivered from all the evils that beset us. Through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

    THE TWELFTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

    THE INTROIT: Dens in adjutorium Psalm 70. HASTE thee, O God, unto my rescue, and save me; O Lord, make haste to my deliverance: let mine enemies be ashamed and confounded, that seek after my soul. Ps. Ibid. Let them be turned backward and put to confusion: that wish me evil. Glory... Haste thee ...

    THE COLLECT: ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who art always more ready to hear than we to pray, and art wont to give more than either we desire or deserve; Pour down upon us the abundance of thy mercy; forgiving us those things whereof our conscience is afraid, and giving us those good things which we are not worthy to ask, but through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ, thy Son, our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
    DEFEND us, we beseech thee, O Lord, from all perils of mind and body: and at the intercession of the blessed and glorious Mary, the ever Virgin Mother of God, of blessed Joseph, of thy blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, of blessed N..., and of all Saints, graciously bestow upon us both peace and safety; that all adversity and error being done away, thy Church may serve thee in untroubled freedom.
    Third Collect chosen by the Celebrant.

    FOR THE EPISTLE: II Corinthians 3:4 SUCH trust have we through Christ to God-ward: not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God; who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life. But if the ministration of death, written and engraven in stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance; which glory was to be done away: how shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather glorious? For if the ministration of condemnation be glory, much more doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory.

    THE GRADUAL: Psalm 34. I will always give thanks unto the Lord: his praise shall ever be in my mouth. My soul shall make her boast in the Lord: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad.Alleluia, alleluia. Psalm 88. O Lord God of my salvation: I have cried day and night before thee, alleluia.

    THE HOLY GOSPEL: Saint Mark 7:31 JESUS, departing from the coasts of Tyre and Sidon, came unto the sea of Galilee, through the midst of the coasts of Decapolis. And they bring unto him one that was deaf, and had an impediment in his speech; and they beseech him to put his hand upon him. And he took him aside from the multitude, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spit, and touched his tongue; and looking up to heaven, he sighed, and saith unto him, Ephphatha, that is, Be opened. And straightway his ears were opened, and the string of his tongue was loosed, and he spake plain. And he charged them that they should tell no man: but the more he charged them, so much the more a great deal they published it; and were beyond measure astonished, saying, He hath done all things well: he maketh both the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak.

    THE OFFERTORY: Exodus 32. Moses besought the Lord his God, and said, Lord, why doth thy wrath wax hot against thy people? turn from thy fierce wrath; remember Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob to whom thou swarest to give a land flowing with milk and honey: and the Lord repented of the evil which he thought to do unto his people.

    THE COMMUNION: Psalm 104.The earth, O Lord, is filled with the fruit of thy works: that thou mayest bring food out of the earth, and wine that maketh glad the heart of man; and oil to make him a cheerful countenance: and bread to strengthen man's heart.

    THE POST-COMMUNION: WE beseech thee, O Lord: that the reception of thy Sacrament may succour us in mind and body; that healed in both, we may glory in the fulness of the heavenly remedy. Through Jesus Christ thy Son, our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
    WE beseech thee, O Lord: that the gifts now offered in this heavenly Sacrament may cleanse and defend us; that at the intercession of blessed Mary, the Virgin Mother of God, of blessed Joseph, of thy blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, of blessed N..., and of all thy Saints, they may render us free from iniquity and safe from all adversity.
    The Third Post-communion chosen by the Celebrant.

    THE ASSUMPTION OR THE GLORIFICATION OF THE B.V.M.

    This feast is sometimes called the "Repose" or "Falling asleep" of the Blessed Virgin Mary to avoid possible misunderstandings; the usual title is not held however to imply of necessity belief in the bodily Assumption of our Lady. The feast ranks as of first class, and has an octave, which is kept in the usual manner. If the feast falls on a Sunday, it has precedence; but unless special lessons are appointed, the Sunday ones will need to be read at Mattins and Evens Song (KNOTT W. Anglican Services - A book concering ritual and ceremonial, London 1953)

    THE INTROIT: Revelation 12. THERE appeared a great wonder in heaven, a woman clothed with the sun: And the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars. Psalm 98. O sing unto the Lord a new song: for he hath done marvellous things. V. Glory be ... There appeared a great wonder in heaven, ...

    THE COLLECT:WE beseech thee, O Lord; mercifully to forgive the sins of thy people; that we, who ourselves can do nothing that is acceptable unto thee, may be succoured by the intercession of the Mother of thy Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen

    FOR THE EPISTLE:Ecclesiasticus 24:7

    WITH all these I sought rest, and, in whose inheritance shall I a- bide? So the Creator of all things gave me a commandment, and he that made me caused my tabernacle to rest, and said, Let thy dwelling be in Jacob, and thine inheritance in Israel. He created me from the beginning before the world, and I shall never fail. In the holy tabernacle I served before him, and so was I established in Sion. Likewise in the beloved city he gave me rest, and in Jerusalem was my power. And I took root in an honourable people, even in the portion of the Lord's inheritance. I was exalted like a cedar in Libanus, and as a cypress tree upon the mountains of Hermon. I was exalted like a palm tree in Engaddi, and as a rose plant in Jericho. As a fair olive tree in a pleasant field, and grew up as a plane tree by the water. I gave a sweet smell like cinnamon and aspalathus and I yielded a pleasant odour like the best myrrh.

    THE GRADUAL:Psalm 45. Hearken, O daughter, and consider, incline thine ear: so shall the king have pleasure in thy beauty. V. All glorious the King's daughter entereth in: her clothing is wrought of gold.Alleluia, alleluia. V. Mary is taken up into heaven: the hosts of angels rejoice. Alleluia.

    THE HOLY GOSPEL:Saint Luke 10:38

    AT that time: Jesus entered into a certain village and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house; and she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus' feet, and heard his word. But Martha was cumbered about much serving and came to him and said Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me. And Jesus answered and said unto her Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things: but one thing is needful. And Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.

    THE OFFERTORY: Genesis 3:15.I will put enmity between thee and the woman: and between thy seed and her seed.

    THE COMMUNION:St. Luke 1:48. All generations shall call me blessed: for he that is mighty hath magnified me.

    THE POST-COMMUNION: O Lord, who hast vouchsafed to make us partakers of thy heavenly banquet: we humbly beseech thee; that we who here observe the Glorification of the Mother of God, may by her intercession be delivered from all the evils that beset us. Through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

    Read MARY:SECRET JOY OF CHRISTIANS, & THE CHURCH AND THE ASSUMPTION OF MARY by the Late Rt. Rev'd Michael M. Wright, Archdiocese of Europe

    THE THIRTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

    THE INTROIT: Respice, Do mine Psalm 74 LOOK, O Lord, graciously upon thy covenant, and forsake not the congregation of the poor for ever: arise, O Lord, maintain thine own cause; and be not unmindful of the voices of them that seek thee. Ps. Ibid. O God, wherefore art thou absent from us so long: why is thy wrath so hot against the sheep of thy pasture? Glory... Look, O Lord...

    THE COLLECT: ALMIGHTY and merciful God, of whose only gift it cometh that thy faithful people do unto thee true and laudable service; Grant, we beseech thee, that we may so faithfully serve thee in this life, that we fail not finally to attain thy heavenly promises; through the merits of Jesus Christ our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
    DEFEND us, we beseech thee, O Lord, from all perils of mind and body: and at the intercession of the blessed and glorious Mary, the ever Virgin Mother of God, of blessed Joseph, of thy blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, of blessed N..., and of all Saints, graciously bestow upon us both peace and safety; that all adversity and error being done away, thy Church may serve thee in untroubled freedom.
    WE beseech thee, O Lord; mercifully to forgive the sins of thy people; that we, who ourselves can do nothing that is acceptable unto thee, may be succoured by the intercession of the Mother of thy Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen

    FOR THE EPISTLE: Galatians 3:16ff

    To Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ. And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect. For if the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of promise: but God gave it to Abraham by promise. Wherefore then serveth the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator. Now a mediator is not a mediator of one, but God is one. Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for if there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law. But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.

    THE GRADUAL: Psalm 74. Look upon thy covenant, O Lord: and forget not the congregation of the poor for ever. Arise, O Lord, maintain thine own cause: remember how the foolish man blasphemeth thee daily.Alleluia, alleluia. Psalm 90. Lord, thou hast been our refuge: from one generation to another, alleluia

    THE HOLY GOSPEL: Saint Luke 10:23ff

    BLESSED are the eyes which see the things that ye see: for I tell you, that many prophets and kings have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them. And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? He said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou? And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself. And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live. But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbour? And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side. But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him, and went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee. Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves? And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.

    THE OFFERTORY: Psalm 31. My hope hath been in thee, O Lord: I have said, Thou art my God, my time is in thy hand.

    THE COMMUNION: Wisdom16. Thou hast given us Bread from heaven, O Lord: having every delight, and every taste of sweetness.

    THE POST-COMMUNION: QUICKEN us, we pray thee, O Lord, who have received these holy mysteries: that they may win for us both pardon and protection. Through Jesus Christ thy Son, our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
    WE beseech thee, O Lord: that the gifts now offered in this heavenly Sacrament may cleanse and defend us; that at the intercession of blessed Mary, the Virgin Mother of God, of blessed Joseph, of thy blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, of blessed N..., and of all thy Saints, they may render us free from iniquity and safe from all adversity.
    O Lord, who hast vouchsafed to make us partakers of thy heavenly banquet: we humbly beseech thee; that we who here observe the Glorification of the Mother of God, may by her intercession be delivered from all the evils that beset us. Through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

    THE FOURTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

    THE INTROIT: Protector noster. Psalm 84. BEHOLD, O God our defender, and look upon the face of thine Anointed: for one day in thy courts is better than a thousand. Ps. Ibid. O how amiable are thy dwellings, thou Lord of hosts: my soul hath a desire and longing to enter into the courts of the Lord. v. Glory... Behold...

    THE COLLECT: ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, give unto us the increase of faith, hope, and charity; and, that we may obtain that which thou dost promise, make us to love that which thou dost command. Through Jesus Christ thy Son, our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
    DEFEND us, we beseech thee, O Lord, from all perils of mind and body: and at the intercession of the blessed and glorious Mary, the ever Virgin Mother of God, of blessed Joseph, of thy blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, of blessed N..., and of all Saints, graciously bestow upon us both peace and safety; that all adversity and error being done away, thy Church may serve thee in untroubled freedom.
    ¶ Third Collect chosen by the Celebrant.

    FOR THE EPISTLE: Galatians 5:16ff

    I SAY then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law. Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.

    THE GRADUAL: Psalm 118. It is better to trust in the Lord: than to put any confidence in man. v. It is better to trust in the Lord: than to put any confidence in princes.Alleluia, alleluia. V. Psalm 95. O come, let us sing unto the Lord: let us heartily rejoice in the strength of our salvation, alleluia.

    THE HOLY GOSPEL: Saint Luke 17:11ff

    AND it came to pass, as Jesus went to Jerusalem, that he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee. And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off: and they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us. And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go shew yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed. And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God, and fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan. And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine? There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger. And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole.

    THE OFFERTORY: Psalm 34. The angel of the Lord tarrieth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them: O taste, and see, how gracious the Lord is.

    THE COMMUNION: Saint Matthew 6. Seek ye first the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you, saith the Lord.

    THE POST-COMMUNION:WE beseech thee, O Lord: that we who have received the heavenly Sacrament, may thereby grow in grace to the attainment of our eternal redemption. Through Jesus Christ thy Son, our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
    WE beseech thee, O Lord: that the gifts now offered in this heavenly Sacrament may cleanse and defend us; that at the intercession of blessed Mary, the Virgin Mother of God, of blessed Joseph, of thy blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, of blessed N..., and of all thy Saints, they may render us free from iniquity and safe from all adversity.
    ¶ Third Post-communion chosen by the Celebrant

    THE FIFTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

    THE INTROIT: Inclina, Domine Psalm 86. BOW down, O Lord, thine ear to me, and hear me: O my God, save thy servant that trusteth in thee; have mercy upon me, O Lord, for I have called daily upon thee. Ps. Ibid. Comfort the soul of thy servant: for unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul. V. Glory... Bow down...
    THE COLLECT: KEEP, we beseech thee, O Lord, thy Church with thy perpetual mercy; and, because the frailty of man without thee cannot but fall, keep us ever by thy help from all things hurtful, and lead us to all things profitable to our salvation. Through Jesus Christ thy Son, our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
    FOR THE EPISTLE: Galatians 6:11
    THE GRADUAL: Psalm 92. It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord: and to sing praises unto thy Name, O Most Highest. V. To tell of thy loving-kindness early in the morning: and of thy truth in the night-season.Alleluia, alleluia. V. Psalm 95. For the Lord is a great God: and a great King over all the earth, alleluia.
    THE HOLY GOSPEL: Saint Matthew 6:24 NO man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. Therefore I say unto you, Be not anxious for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than the food, and the body than the raiment? Behold the birds of the heaven, that they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; and your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are not ye of much more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add one cubit unto the measure of his life? And why are ye anxious concerning raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: yet I say unto you, that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God doth so clothe the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? Be not therefore anxious, saying, what shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, wherewithal shall we be clothed? For after all these things do the Gentiles seek; for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first his kingdom, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Be not therefore anxious for the morrow: for the morrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

    THE OFFERTORY: Psalm 40. I waited patiently for the Lord: and he inclined unto me: he heard my calling, and hath put a new song in my mouth, even a thanksgiving unto our God.
    THE COMMUNION: Saint John 6. The bread that I will give is my Flesh: which I will give for the life of the world.

    THE POST-COMMUNION: MAY thy Sacrament, O God, ever purify and protect us: and guide us to the attainment of eternal salvation. Through Jesus Christ thy Son, our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

    THE SIXTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

    THE INTROIT: Miserere mihi Psalm 86 HAVE mercy upon me, O Lord, for I have called daily upon thee: for thou, O Lord, art gracious and merciful and plenteous in thy loving-kindness toward all them that call upon thee. Ps. Ibid. Bow down thine ear to me, O Lord, and hear me: for I am poor and in misery. v. Glory... Have mercy...

    THE COLLECT: O LORD, we beseech thee, let thy continual pity cleanse and defend thy Church; and, because it cannot continue in safety without thy succour, preserve it evermore by thy help and goodness. Through Jesus Christ thy Son, our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
    DEFEND us, we beseech thee, O Lord, from all perils of mind and body: and at the intercession of the blessed and glorious Mary, the ever Virgin Mother of God, of blessed Joseph, of thy blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, of blessed N..., and of all Saints, graciously bestow upon us both peace and safety; that all adversity and error being done away, thy Church may serve thee in untroubled freedom.
    WE beseech thee, O Lord; mercifully to forgive the sins of thy people; that we, who ourselves can do nothing that is acceptable unto thee, may be succoured by the intercession of the Mother of thy Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen

    FOR THE EPISTLE: Ephesians 3:13ff

    I DESIRE that ye faint not at my tribulations for you, which is your glory. For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; that Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; and to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.

    THE GRADUAL: Psalm 74. The heathen shall fear thy Name, O Lord: and all the kings of the earth thy Majesty. V. When the Lord shall build up Sion: and when his glory shall appear.Alleluia, alleluia. V. Psalm 98. O sing unto the Lord a new song: for the Lord hath done marvellous things, alleluia.

    THE HOLY GOSPEL: Saint Luke 7:11ff

    AND it came to pass the day after, that Jesus went into a city called Nain; and many of his disciples went with him, and much people. Now when he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow: and much people of the city was with her. And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not. And he came and touched the bier: and they that bare him stood still. And he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise. And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak. And he delivered him to his mother. And there came a fear on all: and they glorified God, saying, That a great prophet is risen up among us; and, That God hath visited his people. And this rumor of him went forth throughout all Judea, and throughout all the region round about.

    THE OFFERTORY: Psalm 40. Look down, O Lord, to help me; let them be ashamed, and confounded together, that seek after my soul to destroy it: look down, O Lord, to help me.

    THE COMMUNION: Psalm 71. O Lord, I will make mention of thy righteousness only; thou, O God, hast taught me from my youth up until now: forsake me not, O God, in mine old age, when I am gray-headed.

    THE POST-COMMUNION: WE beseech thee, O Lord, that the efficacy of this heavenly gift may possess our minds and bodies: that not our own desires but the effectual working of thy Sacraments may ever prevail within us. Through Jesus Christ thy Son, our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen
    WE beseech thee, O Lord: that the gifts now offered in this heavenly Sacrament may cleanse and defend us; that at the intercession of blessed Mary, the Virgin Mother of God, of blessed Joseph, of thy blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, of blessed N..., and of all thy Saints, they may render us free from iniquity and safe from all adversity.
    O Lord, who hast vouchsafed to make us partakers of thy heavenly banquet: we humbly beseech thee; that we who here observe the Glorification of the Mother of God, may by her intercession be delivered from all the evils that beset us. Through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

    THE SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

    THE INTROIT: Justus es, Domine. Psalm 119. RIGHTEOUS art thou, O Lord, and true is thy judgment: deal with thy servant according unto thy merciful kindness. Ps. Ibid. Blessed are those that are undefiled in the way: and walk in the law of the Lord. V. Glory... Righteous...
    THE COLLECT: LORD, we pray thee that thy grace may always prevent and follow us, and make us continually to be given to all good works. Through Jesus Christ thy Son, our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
    Third Collect chosen by the Celebrant.

    FOR THE EPISTLE: Ephesians 4:1 I THEREFORE, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, with all lowliness and meekness, with long-suffering, forbearing one another in love; endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

    THE GRADUAL: Psalm 33. Blessed is the people whose God is the Lord: and blessed are the folk that he hath chosen to him to be his inheritance. V. By the Word of the Lord were the heavens made: and all the hosts of them by the breath of his mouth.
    THE HOLY GOSPEL: Saint Luke 14:1
    IT came to pass, as Jesus went into the house of one of the chief Pharisees to eat bread on the sabbath day, that they watched him. And, behold, there was a certain man before him which had the dropsy. And Jesus answering spake unto the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath day? And they held their peace. And he took him, and healed him, and let him go; and answered them, saying, Which of you shall have an ass or an ox fallen into a pit, and will not straightway pull him out on the sabbath day? And they could not answer him again to these things. And he put forth a parable to those which were bidden, when he marked how they chose out the chief seats; saying unto them, When thou art bidden of any man to a wedding, sit not down in the highest seat; lest a more honourable man than thou be bidden of him; and he that bade thee and him come and say to thee, Give this man place; and thou begin with shame to take the lowest place. But when thou art bidden, go and sit down in the lowest place; that when he that bade thee cometh, he may say unto thee, Friend, go up higher: then shalt thou have worship in the presence of them that sit at meat with thee. For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

    THE OFFERTORY: Daniel 9. I, Daniel, prayed unto the Lord my God, and said: Hear, O our God, the prayer of thy servant. Cause thy face to shine upon thy sanctuary: and behold, O God, this thy people, who are called by thy Name.
    THE COMMUNION: Psalm 76. Promise unto the Lord your God, and keep it: all ye that are round about him bring presents unto him that ought to be feared. He shall refrain the spirit of princes: and is wonderful among the kings of the earth.
    THE POST-COMMUNION: WE beseech thee, O Lord, mercifully to cleanse and renew our souls with thy heavenly Sacraments: that we may thereby be defended both now and ever against all temptations. Through Jesus Christ thy Son, our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
    WE beseech thee, O Lord: that the gifts now offered in this heavenly Sacrament may cleanse and defend us; that at the intercession of blessed Mary, the Virgin Mother of God, of blessed Joseph, of thy blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, of blessed N..., and of all thy Saints, they may render us free from iniquity and sale from all adversity.
    Third Post-communion chosen by the Celebrant.

    THE EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

    THE INTROIT: Da pacem. Psalm 122. GIVE peace, O Lord, to them that wait for thee, and let thy Prophets be found faithful: regard the prayers of thy servant, and of thy people Israel. Ps. Ibid. I was glad when they said unto me: We will go into the house of the Lord. V. Glory... Give peace

    THE COLLECT: LORD, we beseech thee, grant thy people grace to withstand the temptations of the world, the flesh, and the devil; and with pure hearts and minds to follow thee, the only God. Through Jesus Christ thy Son, our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
    DEPEND us, we beseech thee, O Lord, from all perils of mind and body: and at the intercession of the blessed and glorious Mary, the ever Virgin Mother of God, of blessed Joseph, of thy blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, of blessed N..., and of all Saints, graciously bestow upon us both peace and safety; that all adversity and error being done away, thy Church may serve thee in untroubled freedom.
    Third Collect chosen by the Celebrant.

    FOR THE EPISTLE: I Corinthians 1:4
    I THANK my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ; that in every thing ye are enriched by him, in all utterance, and in all knowledge; even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you: so that ye come behind in no gift; waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ: who shall also confirm you unto the end, that ye may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.

    THE GRADUAL: Psalm 122. I was glad when they said unto me: We will go into the house of the Lord. V. Peace be within thy walls: and plenteousness within thy palaces.Alleluia, alleluia. V. Psalm 102. The heathen shall fear thy Name, O Lord: and all the kings of the earth thy Majesty, alleluia.

    THE HOLY GOSPEL: Saint Matthew 22:34
    WHEN the Pharisees had heard that Jesus had put the Sadducees to silence, they were gathered together. Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying, Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, saying, What think ye of Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, The son of David. He saith unto them, How then doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying, The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool? If David then call him Lord, how is he his son? And no man was able to answer him a word, neither durst any man from that day forth ask him any more questions.

    THE OFFERTORY: Exodus 24. Moses consecrated an altar unto the Lord, offering burnt offerings upon it, and sacrificing peace offerings: and he made an evening sacrifice for a sweet-smelling savour unto the Lord God, in the sight of the children of Israel.

    THE COMMUNION: Psalm 96. Bring offerings and come into his courts: O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.

    THE POST-COMMUNION: GRANT, we beseech thee, Almighty God: that thy sanctifying power may effectually heal in us the wounds of sin; and provide for us a remedy unto life everlasting. Through Jesus Christ thy Son, our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
    WE beseech thee, O Lord: that the gifts now offered in this heavenly Sacrament may cleanse and defend us; that at the intercession of blessed Mary, the Virgin Mother of God, of blessed Joseph, of thy blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, of blessed N..., and of all thy Saints, they may render us free from iniquity and safe from all adversity. Third Post-communion chosen by the Celebrant.

    THE NINETEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

    THE INTROIT: Salus populi, Psalm 78. I AM the saving health of my people, saith the Lord God: out of whatsoever tribulation they shall pray to me, I will surely help them, and I will be their God for ever and ever. Ps. Ibid. Hear my law, O my people: incline your ears unto the words of my mouth. V Glory... I am the saving...

    THE COLLECT: O GOD, forasmuch as without thee we are not able to please thee; Mercifully grant that thy Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts. Through Jesus Christ thy Son, our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
    DEFEND us, we beseech thee, O Lord, from all perils of mind and body: and at the intercession of the blessed and glorious Mary, the ever Virgin Mother of God, of blessed Joseph, of thy blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, of blessed N..., and of all Saints, graciously bestow upon us both peace and safety; that all adversity and error being done away, thy Church may serve thee in untroubled freedom.
    Third Collect chosen by the Celebrant.

    FOR THE EPISTLE: Ephesians 4:17
    THIS I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart: who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all Uncleanness with greediness. But ye have not so learned Christ; if so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus: that ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; and be renewed in the spirit of your mind; and that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness. Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another. Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: neither give place to the devil. Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth. Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: and be ye kind one to another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.

    THE GRADUAL: Psalm 141. Let my prayer be set forth in thy sight: O Lord, as the incense. V. And let the lifting up of my hands: be an evening sacrifice.Alleluia, alleluia. V. Psalm 105. O give thanks unto the Lord, and call upon his Name: tell the people what things he hath done, alleluia.

    THE HOLY GOSPEL: Saint Matthew 9:1
    JESUS entered into a ship, and passed over, and came into his own city. And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, living on a bed: and Jesus, seeing their faith, said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee. And, behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves, This man blasphemeth. And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts? For whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and walk? But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then saith he to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house. And he arose, and departed to his house. But when the multitudes saw it, they marvelled, and glorified God, which had given such power unto men.

    THE OFFERTORY: Psalm 138. Though I walk in the midst of trouble, yet shalt thou refresh me, O Lord: thou shalt stretch forth thy hand upon the furiousness of mine enemies, and thy right hand shall save me.

    THE COMMUNION: Psalm 119. Thou hast charged that we shall diligently keep thy commandments: O that my ways were made so direct, that I might keep thy statutes.

    THE POST-COMMUNION: WE give thee hearty thanks, O Lord, that thou hast vouchsafed to quicken us with thy heavenly gifts: and we humbly beseech thy mercy to make us worthy of those things which we have received. Through Jesus Christ thy Son, our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
    WE beseech thee, O Lord: that the gifts now offered in this heavenly Sacrament may cleanse and defend us; that at the intercession of blessed Mary, the Virgin Mother of God, of blessed Joseph, of thy blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, of blessed N..., and of all thy Saints, they may render us free from iniquity and safe from all adversity.
    Third Post-communion chosen by the Celebrant.

    THE TWENTIETH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

    THE INTROIT: Omnia quae fecisti. Daniel 3:28. EVERYTHING that thou hast brought upon us, O Lord God, thou hast done in righteousness and judgment: for we have trespassed against thee, and have not obeyed thy commandments; but give glory and honour to thy Name, and deal with us according to the multitude of thy tender mercies. Ps. 119. Blessed are those that are undefiled in the way: and walk in the law of the Lord. V. Glory... Everything...

    THE COLLECT: O ALMIGHTY and most merciful God, of thy bountiful goodness keep us, we beseech thee, from all things that may hurt us; that we, being ready both in body and soul, may cheerfully accomplish those things which thou commandest. Through Jesus Christ thy Son, our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
    DEFEND us, we beseech thee, O Lord, from all perils of mind and body: and at the intercession of the blessed and glorious Mary, the ever Virgin Mother of God, of blessed Joseph, of thy' blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, of blessed N..., and of all Saints, graciously bestow upon us both peace and safety; that all adversity and error being done away, thy Church may serve thee in untroubled freedom.
    Third Collect chosen by the Celebrant.

    FOR THE EPISTLE: Ephesians 5:15
    SEE then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is. And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ; submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.

    THE GRADUAL:Psalm 145. The eyes of all wait upon thee, O Lord: and thou givest them their meat in due season. V. Thou openest thine hand: and fillest all things living with plenteousness.
    Alleluia, alleluia. V. Psalm 108. O God, my heart is ready, my heart is ready: I will sing and give praise with the best member that I have, alleluia.
    THE HOLY GOSPEL: Saint Matthew 22:1
    JESUS said, The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son, and sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come. Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage. But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise: and the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew them. But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city. Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy. Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage. So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests. And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding-garment: and he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding-garment? And he was speechless. Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. For many are called, but few are chosen.

    THE OFFERTORY: Psalm 137. By the waters of Babylon we sat down and wept: when we remembered thee, O Sion.

    THE COMMUNION: Psalm 119.49. Remember thy word unto thy servant, O Lord, wherein thou hast caused me to put my trust: the same is my comfort in my affliction.

    THE POST-COMMUNION: MAY thy healing touch, O Lord, mercifully set us free from our perverse inclinations: and make us ever to cleave to thy commandments. Through Jesus Christ thy Son, our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
    WE beseech thee, O Lord: that the gifts now offered in this heavenly Sacrament may cleanse and defend us; that at the intercession of blessed Mary, the Virgin Mother of God, of blessed Joseph, of thy blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, of blessed N..., and of all thy Saints, they may render us free from iniquity and safe from all adversity.
    Third Post-communion chosen by the Celebrant.

    THE TWENTY-FIRST SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

    THE INTROIT: In voluntate tua. Esther 13. O LORD Almighty, everything is in subjection unto thee: and there is no man that is able to resist thy power: for thou hast created everything; heaven and earth, and all the wonders which under heaven's vault are contained; thou art the Lord and King of all things. Ps. Psalm 119. Blessed are those that are undefiled in the way: and walk in the law of the Lord. V. Glory... O Lord Almighty ...

    THE COLLECT: GRANT, we beseech thee, merciful Lord, to thy faithful people pardon and peace, that they may be cleansed from all their sins, and serve thee with a quiet mind. Through Jesus Christ thy Son, our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
    DEFEND us, we beseech thee, O Lord, from all perils of mind and body: and at the intercession of the blessed and glorious Mary, the ever Virgin Mother of God, of blessed Joseph, of thy blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, of blessed N..., and of all Saints, graciously bestow upon us both peace and safety; that all adversity and error being done away, thy Church may serve thee in untroubled freedom.
    Third Collect chosen by the Celebrant.

    FOR THE EPISTLE: Ephesians 6:10
    MY brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; and your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; and for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

    THE GRADUAL: Psalm 90. Lord, thou hast been our refuge: from one generation to another. V. Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever the earth and the world were made: thou art God from everlasting, and world without end.
    Alleluia, alleluia. V. Psalm 114. When Israel came out of Egypt: and the house of Jacob from among the strange people, alleluia.

    THE HOLY GOSPEL: Saint John 4:46
    THERE was a certain nobleman, whose son was sick at Capernaum. When he heard that Jesus was come out of Judea into Galilee, he went unto him, and besought him that he would come down, and heal his son: for he was at the point of death. Then said Jesus unto him, Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe. The nobleman saith unto him, Sir, come down ere my child die. Jesus saith unto him, Go thy way; thy son liveth. And the man believed the word that Jesus had spoken unto him, and he went his way. And as he was now going down, his servants met him, and told him, saying, Thy son liveth. Then enquired he of them the hour when he began to amend. And they said unto him, Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him. So the father knew that it was at the same hour, in the which Jesus said unto him, Thy son liveth: and himself believed, and his whole house. This is again the second miracle that Jesus did, when he was come out of Judea into Galilee.

    THE OFFERTORY: Thou art my portion, O Lord; I have promised to keep thy law: I made my humble petition in thy presence with my whole heart; O be merciful unto me, according to thy word.
    Or he may use the ancient Offertory: Job 1. There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job: perfect and upright, and one that feared God. And Satan sought to tempt him: and power was given him by the Lord over his possessions and over his flesh. And he destroyed all his substance and his sons: and he smote his flesh with sore boils.

    THE COMMUNION: Psalm 119. My soul hath longed for thy salvation; and I have a good hope in thy word: when wilt thou be avenged of them that persecute me? They persecute me falsely: O be thou my help, O Lord my God.

    THE POST-COMMUNION: GRANT, we beseech thee, O Lord: that by ever walking obediently after thy commandments we may be rendered worthy of thy holy gifts. Through Jesus Christ thy Son, our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
    WE beseech thee, O Lord: that the gifts now offered in this heavenly Sacrament may cleanse and defend us; that at the intercession of blessed Mary, the Virgin Mother of God, of blessed Joseph, of thy blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, of blessed N..., and of all thy Saints, they may render us free from iniquity and safe from all adversity.
    Third Post-communion chosen by the Celebrant.

    THE TWENTY-SECOND SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

    FEAST OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, THE KING

    (Commemorate The Twenty-Second Sunday after Trinity)

    THE INTROIT:WORTHY is the Lamb that was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom and strength and honour: to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Psalm 72. Give the King thy judgments, O God: and thy righteousness unto the King's son. Glory be to the Father and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost.
    As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom and strength and honour: to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever.

    THE COLLECT: ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who didst will to restore all things in thy well beloved Son, the King of kings and Lord of lords: mercifully grant that all the kindreds of the earth, set free from the calamity of sin, may be brought under his most gracious dominion. Who with thee in the unity of the Holy Spirit, livest and reignest God, world without end. Amen.
    LORD, we beseech thee to keep thy household the Church in continual godliness; that through thy protection it may be free from all adversities, and devoutly given to serve thee in good works, to the glory of thy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

    FOR THE EPISTLE: THE Epistle is written in the 1st Chapter of the Epistle of blessed Paul the Apostle to the Colossians beginning at the 12th verse.
    BRETHREN: We give thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the pre-eminence. For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell; And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.
    Here endeth the Epistle.
    Thanks be to God.

    THE GRADUAL His dominion shall be from the one sea to the other: and from the flood unto the world's end. All kings shall fall down before him: all nations shall do him service.
    Alleluia. Alleluia. His dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away: and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed. Alleluia.

    THE HOLY GOSPEL: The Continuation of the Holy Gospel according to Saint John
    Glory be to thee, O Lord.
    THEN Pilate entered into the judgment hall again, and called Jesus, and said unto him, Art thou the King of the Jews? Jesus answered him, Sayest thou this thing of thyself, or did others tell it thee of me? Pilate answered, Am I a Jew? Thine own nation and the chief priests have delivered thee unto me: what hast thou done? Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence. Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice. Praise be to thee, O Christ.

    THE OFFERTORY: Desire of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance: and the utmost parts of the earth for thy possession.

    The Secret: WE offer to thee, O Lord, the Sacrifice of man’s reconciliation: beseeching thee to grant that he whom we now present as an offering, even Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, may himself bestow upon all nations the gifts of peace and unity. Who with thee in the unity of the Holy Spirit, livest and reignest God, world without end. Amen.
    MERCIFULLY receive these offerings, O Lord: wherewith thou hast willed that atonement should be made unto thee, and that salvation should be restored to us by the power of thy loving-kindness. Through thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, liveth and reigneth God, world without end. Amen.

    THE PREFACE OF CHRIST THE KING IT is very meet, right, and our bounden duty, that we should at all times, and in all places, give thanks unto thee, O Lord, Holy Father, Almighty, Everlasting God. Who hast anointed thine only begotten Son Jesus Christ with the oil of gladness, to be a Priest forever and King of all: so that by offering himself upon the altar of the Cross, a pure and atoning victim, he might accomplish the mystery of mankind’s redemption; and, subduing unto his rule the whole creation, might render unto thine eternal Majesty a kingdom endless and universal: a kingdom of peace, of love, and of righteousness. Therefore, with Angels and Archangels, and with all the company of heaven, we laud and magnify thy glorious Name; evermore praising thee, and saying,

    THE COMMUNION The Lord remaineth a King for ever: The Lord shall give his people the blessing of peace.

    The POSTCOMMUNION WE who have received the food of immortal life beseech thee O Lord: that as our glory now is to fight under the banner of Christ the King, so may we be enabled to reign forever with him in heavenly places. Who with thee in the unity of the Holy Spirit, livest and reignest God, world without end. Amen.
    WE beseech thee, O Lord: that we who have tasted with our lips the food of immortal life, may follow the same hereafter with a pure and blameless heart. Through thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, liveth and reigneth God, world without end.

    THE TWENTY SECOND SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

    THE INTROIT: Si iniquitates. Psalm 130. If thou, Lord, wilt be extreme to mark what is done amiss, O Lord, who may abide it? for there is mercy with thee, O God of Israel. Ps. Ibid. Out of the deep have I called unto thee, O Lord : Lord, hear my voice. GLORY BE....

    THE COLLECT: LORD, we beseech thee to keep thy household the Church in continual godliness : that through thy protection it may be free from all adversities, and devoutly given to serve thee in good works, to the glory of thy Name. Through Jesus Christ thy Son, our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
    Defend us, we beseech thee, O Lord, from all dangers of mind and body: and at the intercession of the blessed and glorious Mary, the ever-Virgin Mother of God, of blessed Jospeh, of thy holy Apostes Peter and Paul, of blessed N..., and of all thy saints, graciously bestow upon us both peace and safety ; that all adversity and error being done away, thy Church may serve thee in untroubled freedom.
    Third Collect chosen by the Celebrant.

    FOR THE EPISTLE: Philipians 1:3
    I THANK my God upon every remembrance of you, Always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy, For your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now; Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ: Even as it is meet for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart; inasmuch as both in my bonds, and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel, ye all are partakers of my grace. For God is my record, how greatly I long after you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ. And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment; That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ; Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.

    THE GRADUAL: Psalm 133. Behold, how good and joyful a thing it is, brethren, to dwell together in unity. It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down unto the beard, even Aaron's beard. Alleluia, alleluia. Psalm 115. Ye that fear the Lord, put your trust in the Lord : he is their helper and defender. Alleluia.

    THE HOLY GOSPEL: Saint Matthew 18:21
    PETER said unto Jesus, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven. Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, which would take account of his servants. And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, which owed him ten thousand talents. But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made. The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt. But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellow servants, which owed him an hundred pence: and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest. And his fellowservant fell down at his feet, and besought him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt. So when his fellowservants saw what was done, they were very sorry, and came and told unto their lord all that was done. Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredst me: Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee? And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him. So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.

    THE OFFERTORY: Esther 14. Remember me, O Lord, King of all power : and give me eloquent speech in my mouth, that my words may be pleasing in thy sight.

    THE COMMUNION: Psalm 17. I have called upon thee, O God, for thou shalt hear me : incline thine ear to me, and hearken unto my words.

    THE POST-COMMUNION: O Lord, who hast vouchsafed to bestow upon us the sustenance of everlasting life : we humbly beseech thee that those things which we have received with our outward lips, we may ever inwardly seek in purity of heart. Through Jesus Christ thy Son, our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
    WE beseech thee, O Lord : that the gifts now offered in this heavenly Sacrament may cleanse and defend us ; that at the intercession of blessed Mary the Virgin Mother of God, of blessed Joseph, of thy blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, of blessed N..., and of all thy Saints, they may render us free from iniquity and safe from all adversity.Third Post-Communon chosen by the celebrant.

    THE TWENTY-THIRD SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

    THE INTROIT: Jeremiah 29. Thus saith the Lord : I know the thoughts that I think toward you, thoughts of peace, and not of evil : ye shall call upon me, and I will hearken unto you : and will turn away your captivity from all nations. Ps. Psalm 85. Lord, thou art become gracious unto thy land : thou hast turned away the captivity of Jacob. GLORY BE....

    THE COLLECT: O God, our refuge and strength, who art the author of all godliness : be ready, we beseech thee, to hear the devout prayers of thy Church ; and grant that those things which we ask faithfully we may obtain effectually. Through Jesus Christ thy Son, our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
    Defend us, we beseech thee, O Lord, from all dangers of mind and body : and at the intercession of the blessed and glorious Mary, the ever-Virgin Mother of God, of blessed Jospeh, of thy holy Apostles Peter and Paul, of blessed N..., and of all thy saints, graciously bestow upon us both peace and safety ; that all adversity and error being done away, thy Church may serve thee in untroubled freedom.
    Third Collect chosen by the Celebrant.

    FOR THE EPISTLE: Philipians 3:17 BE followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample. (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.) For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.

    THE GRADUAL: Psalm 44. It is thou, O Lord, that savest us from our enemies : and puttest them to confusion that hate us. We make our boast of God all day long, and will praise thy Name for ever.Alleluia, alleluia. Psalm 130. Out of the deep have I called unto thee, O Lord : Lord, hear my voice. Alleluia.

    THE HOLY GOSPEL: Saint Matthew 22:15
    THEN went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might entangle him in his talk. And they sent out unto him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God in truth, neither carest thou for any man: for thou regardest not the person of men. Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not? But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites? Shew me the tribute money. And they brought unto him a penny. And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription? They say unto him, Caesars. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesars; and unto God the things that are Gods. When they had heard these words, they marvelled, and left him, and went their way.

    THE OFFERTORY: Psalm 130. Out of the deep have I called unto thee, O Lord : Lord, hear my voice.

    THE COMMUNION: St. Mark 11. Therefore I say unto you, what things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

    THE POST-COMMUNION: O Lord, who hast made us partakers of the gifts of these holy mysteries : we humbly beseech thee, that those things which thou hast commanded us to do in remembrance of thee, may be profitable to the succour of our infirmities. Who livest and reignest with the Father, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
    We beseech thee, O Lord : that the gifts now offered in this heavenly Sacrament may cleanse and defend us ; that at the intercession of blessed Mary the Virgin Mother of God, of blessed Joseph, of thy blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, of blessed N..., and of all thy Saints, they may render us free from iniquity and safe from all adversity. Third Post-communion chosen by the Celebrant.

    THE TWENTY-FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

    THE INTROIT: Dicit Dominus Jeremiah 29. THUS saith the Lord, I know the thoughts that I think towards you, thoughts of peace, and not of affliction: ye shall call upon me, and I will hearken unto you; and I will bring again your captivity from every nation. Psalm 85. Lord, thou art become gracious unto thy land: thou hast turned away the captivity of Jacob. V. Glory ... Thus saith ...

    THE COLLECT: O LORD, we beseech thee, absolve thy people from their offences; that through thy bountiful goodness we may all be delivered from the bands of those sins, which by our frailty we have committed. Grant this, O heavenly Father, for the sake of Jesus Christ, our blessed Lord and Saviour. Who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
    DEFEND us, we beseech thee, O Lord, from all perils of mind and body: and at the intercession of the blessed and glorious Mary, the ever Virgin Mother of God, of blessed Joseph, of thy blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, of blessed N..., and of all Saints, graciously bestow upon us both peace and safety; that all adversity and error being done away, thy Church may serve thee in untroubled freedom.
    Third Collect chosen by the Celebrant.

    FOR THE EPISTLE: Colossians 1:3
    WE give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you, since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love which ye have to all the saints, for the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel; which is come unto you, as it is in all the world; and bringeth forth fruit, as it doth also in you, since the day ye heard of it, and knew the grace of God in truth: as ye also learned of Epaphras our dear fellow-servant, who is for you a faithful minister of Christ; who also declared unto us your love in the Spirit. For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; that ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and long-suffering with joyfulness; giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light.

    THE GRADUAL: Psalm 44. It is thou, O Lord, that savest us from our enemies: and puttest them to confusion that hate us. V. We make our boast in God all day long: and will praise thy Name for ever.Alleluia, alleluia. V. Psalm 130. Out of the deep have I called unto thee, O Lord: Lord, hear my voice, alleluia.

    THE HOLY GOSPEL: Saint Matthew 9:18
    WHILE Jesus spake these things unto John's disciples, behold, there came a certain ruler, and worshipped him, saying, My daughter is even now dead: but come and lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live. And Jesus arose, and followed him, and so did his disciples. And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment: for she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole. But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour. And when Jesus came into the ruler's house, and saw the minstrels and the people making a noise, he said unto them, Give place: for the maid is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn. But when the people were put forth, he went in, and took her by the hand, and the maid arose. And the fame hereof went abroad into all that land.

    THE OFFERTORY: Psalm 130. Out of the deep have I called unto thee, O Lord: Lord, hear my voice.

    THE COMMUNION: Saint Mark 11. Verily I say unto you, what things soever ye desire, when ye pray: believe that ye receive them, and it shall be done unto you.

    THE POST-COMMUNION: WE beseech thee, Almighty God: that we, whom thou makest to rejoice in the partaking of heavenly things, may be defended by thee from all perils. Through Jesus Christ thy Son, our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
    WE beseech thee, O Lord: that the gifts now offered in this heavenly Sacrament may cleanse and defend us; that at the intercession of blessed Mary, the Virgin Mother of God, of blessed Joseph, of thy blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, of blessed N..., and of all thy Saints, they may render us free from iniquity and safe from all adversity.
    Third Post-communion chosen by the Celebrant.

    THE TWENTY FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

    THE INTROIT: Dicit Dominus. THUS saith the Lord, I know the thoughts that I think toward you, thoughts of peace, and not of affliction: ye shall call upon me, and I will hearken unto you; and I will bring again your captivity from every nation. Psalm 85. Lord, thou art become gracious unto thy land: thou hast turned away the captivity of Jacob. V. Glory... Thus .......

    THE COLLECT: O LORD, we beseech thee to keep thy Church and household continually in thy true religion; that they who do lean only upon the hope of thy heavenly grace may evermore be defended by thy mighty power. Through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
    DEFEND us, we beseech thee, O Lord, from all perils of mind and body: and at the intercession of the blessed and glorious Mary, the ever Virgin Mother of God, of blessed Joseph, of thy blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, of blessed N..., and of all Saints, graciously bestow upon us both peace and safety; that all adversity and error being done away, thy Church may serve thee in untroubled freedom.
    The Third Collect is chosen by the Celebrant.

    FOR THE EPISTLE: Colossians 3:12
    PUT on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, a heart of compassion, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, long-suffering; forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.

    THE GRADUAL: It is thou, O Lord, that savest us from our enemies: and puttest them to confusion that hate us. V. We make our boast in God all day long: and will praise thy Name for ever.AIIeluia, alleluia. V. Out of the deep have I called unto thee, O Lord: Lord, hear my voice, alleluia.

    THE HOLY GOSPEL: Saint Matthew 13:24
    THE kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares? He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up? But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.

    THE OFFERTORY: Out of the deep have I called unto thee, O Lord: Lord, hear my voice.

    THE COMMUNION: Verily I say unto you, what things soever ye desire, when ye pray: believe that ye receive them, and it shall be done unto you.

    THE POST-COMMUNION: GRANT, we beseech thee, Almighty God: that as in these holy mysteries we have received the pledge of our redemption, so we may be brought unto the fulfillment of the same. Through Jesus Christ thy Son, our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
    WE beseech thee, O Lord: that the gifts now offered in this heavenly Sacrament may cleanse and defend us; that at the intercession of blessed Mary, the Virgin Mother of God, of blessed Joseph, of thy blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, of blessed N..., and of all Saints, they may render us free from iniquity, and safe from all adversity.
    The Third Collect is chosen by the Celebrant.

    THE SUNDAY NEXT BEFORE ADVENT

    THE INTROIT: Dicit Do minus. Jeremiah 29. Thus saith the Lord : I know the thought that I think toward you, thoughts of peace, and not evil : ye shall call upon me, and I will hearken unto you : and will turn away your captivity from all nations. Ps. Psalm 85. Lord, thou art become gracious unto thy land : thou hast turned away the captivity of Jacob. GLORY BE...

    THE COLLECT: Stir up, we beseech thee, O Lord, the will of thy faithful people : that they, plenteously bringing forth the fruit of good works, may by thee be plenteously rewarded. Through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen. Defend us, we beseech thee, O Lord, from all dangers of mind and body : and at the intercession of the blessed and glorious Mary, the ever-Virgin Mother of God, of blessed Joseph, of thy holy Apostles Peter and Paul, and of all thy saints, graciously bestow upon us both peace and safety ; that all adversity and error being done away, thy Church may serve thee in untroubled freedom. Third Collect chosen by the Celebrant.

    FOR THE EPISTLE: Jeremiah 23:5
    In those days: Jeremiah the Prophet spake, saying : Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth. In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS. Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that they shall no more say, The Lord liveth, which brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt; But, The Lord liveth, which brought up and which led the seed of the house of Israel out of the north country, and from all countries whither I had driven them; and they shall dwell in their own land.

    THE GRADUAL: Psalm 44. It is thou, O Lord, that savest us from our enemies : and puttest them to confusion that hate us. We make our boast of God all day long, and will praise thy Name for ever.Alleluia, alleluia. Psalm 130. Out of the deep have I called unto thee, O Lord, : Lord, hear my voice. Alleluia.

    THE HOLY GOSPEL: Saint John 6:5
    At that time: When Jesus then lifted up his eyes, and saw a great company come unto him, he saith unto Philip, Whence shall we buy bread, that these may eat? And this he said to prove him: for he himself knew what he would do. Philip answered him, Two hundred pennyworth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may take a little. One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peters brother, saith unto him, There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves, and two small fishes: but what are they among so many? And Jesus said, Make the men sit down. Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand. And Jesus took the loaves; and when he had given thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down; and likewise of the fishes as much as they would. When they were filled, he said unto his disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost. Therefore they gathered them together, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves, which remained over and above unto them that had eaten. Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did, said, This is of a truth that prophet that should come into the world.

    THE OFFERTORY: Psalm 130. Out of the deep have I called unto thee, O Lord, Lord, hear my voice.

    THE COMMUNION: Saint Mark 11. Therefore I say unto you, what things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

    THE POST-COMMUNION: Grant, we beseech thee, O Lord : that whatsoever is corrupt in our minds may be cured by the healing power of the Sacrament which we have received. Through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
    We beseech thee, O Lord : that the gifts now offered in this heavenly Sacrament may cleanse and defend us ; that at the intercession of blessed Mary the Virgin Mother of God, of blessed Joseph, of thy blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, and of all thy Saints, they may render us free from iniquity and safe from all adversity.
    Third Post-Communion chosen by the Celebrant.