Tuesday, February 21, 2017

22 February 2017 - Chair of Saint Peter in Antioch


Double – White

INTROIT Eccl. 45.30

The Lord established a covenant of peace with him, and made him a prince, that the dignity of priesthood should be his forever. Ps. 131.1. O Lord, remember David and all his meekness. V. Glory be.

COLLECT

O God, thou hast entrusted the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven to thy blessed Apostle Peter and have given him the power of bishop to bind or to loose. May his intercession free us from the slavery of sin; 

And under one ending:

Commemoration of St. Paul

O God, thou hast instructed many nations through the preaching of the blessed apostle Paul. Let the power of his intercession with thee help us who venerate his memory this day. Through.

EPISTLE I Peter 1.1-7

Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers dispersed through Pontus, Cappadocia, Asia and Bithynia, elect, according to the fore-knowledge of God the Father, unto the sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ. Grace unto you and peace be multiplied. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to his great mercy hath regenerated us unto a lively hope, by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead: Unto an inheritance, incorruptible, and undefiled and that cannot fade, reserved in heaven for you, Who, by the power of God, are kept by faith unto salvation, ready to be revealed in the last time. Wherein you shalt greatly rejoice, if now you must be for a little time made sorrowful in divers temptations: That the trial of your faith (much more precious than gold which is tried by the fire) may be found unto praise and glory and honour at the appearing of Jesus Christ.

GRADUAL Ps. 106.32; 31

Let them extol him in the assembly of the people and praise him in the council of the elders. V. Let them praise the Lord for his mercies and for his wondrous deeds to the children of men.

TRACT Matt. 16.18-19.

Thou art Peter and upon this rock I will build my Church.
V. And the gates of hell shall not prevail against it: and I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven. V. Whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven. V. And whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

+ The Continuation of the Holy Gospel according to Matthew 16.13-19

At that time, Jesus came into the quarters of Caesarea Philippi: and he asked his disciples, saying: Whom do men say that the Son of man is? But they said: Some John the Baptist, and other some Elias, and others Jeremias, or one of the prophets. Jesus saith to them: But whom do you say that I am? Simon Peter answered and said: Thou art Christ, the Son of the living God. And Jesus answering said to him: Blessed art thou, Simon BarJona: because flesh and blood hath not revealed it to thee, but my Father who is in heaven. And I say to thee: That thou art Peter; and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give to thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven. And whatsoever thou shalt bind upon earth, it shall be bound also in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth, it shall be loosed also in heaven. 

The Creed is said.

OFFERTORY Matt. 16.18-19

Thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my Church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it; and I will give thee the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven.

SECRET

O Lord, we offer thee the prayers and sacrifice of thy Church through the intercession of thine Apostle Peter. May this holy mass, which we celebrate in his honor, win pardon for us. 

And then the following under one ending:

Commemoration of St. Paul

O Lord, sanctify the offerings of thy people through the intercession of the blessed apostle Paul. The sacrifice we offer is already acceptable unto thee because thou didst institute it; may it become even more pleasing to thee through the prayers of thy saint. Through.

Preface: Of the Apostles

COMMUNION Matt. 16.18

Thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my Church.

POSTCOMMUNION

May our offering bring us happiness, O Lord. We praise thee for the wondrous things thou didst accomplish through thine Apostle Peter and ask forgiveness through his intercession. 

And under one ending:

Commemoration of St. Paul

We have been made holy by this life-giving Sacrifice, O Lord. May we always be aided by the prayers of thy saint, whom thou didst give us as a protector and a guide. Through.

Monday, February 20, 2017

21 February 2017 - Feria II after Sexagesima




Feria – Purple


INTROIT Ps. 43. 23-26

Arise, why sleepest thou, O Lord? arise, and cast us not off to the end. Why turnest thou thy face away, and forgettest our trouble? our belly hath cleaved to the earth: arise, O Lord, help us and deliver us. Ps. 43.2. We have heard, O God, with our ears: our fathers have declared to us. V.: Glory be.

¶ The Gloria in Excelsis is not said at this mass.

COLLECT

O 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 adversities. Through.

SEASONAL COLLECTS
According to the season

EPISTLE II Cor.11.19-33; 12.1-9

Brethren, You gladly suffer the foolish: whereas yourselves are wise. For you suffer if a man bring you into bondage, if a man devour you, if a man take from you, if a man be lifted up, if a man strike you on the face. I speak according to dishonor, as if we had been weak in the past. Wherein if any man dare (I speak foolishly), I dare also. They are Hebrews, so am I. They are Israelites, so am I. They are the seed of Abraham, so am I. They are the ministers of Christ (I speak as one less wise), I am more: in many more labors, in prisons more frequently, in stripes above measure, in deaths often. Of the Jews five times did I receive forty stripes save one. Thrice was I beaten with rods, once I was stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck, a night and a day I was in the depth of the sea: in journeying often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils from my own nation, in perils from the Gentiles, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils from false brethren: in labor and painfulness, in much watching, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness; besides those things which are without, my daily instance, the solicitude for all the Churches. Who is weak, and I am not weak? who is scandalized, and I am not on fire? If I must needs glory, I will glory of the things that concern my infirmity. The God and Father of Our Lord Jesus Christ, who is blessed for ever, knoweth that I lie not. At Damascus the governor of the nation under Aretas the king, guarded the city of the Damascenes, to apprehend me: and through a window in a basket was I let down by the wall, and so escaped his hands. If I must glory (it is not expedient indeed) but I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord. I know a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, whether in the body I know not, or out of the body, I know not, God knoweth, such a one caught up to the third heaven. And I know such a man, whether in the body or out of the body, I know not, God knoweth: that he was caught up unto paradise, and heard secret words which it is not granted to man to utter. For such a one I will glory: but for myself I will glory nothing but in my infirmities. For though I should have a mind to glory, I shall not be foolish: for I will say the truth: but I forbear, lest any man should think of me above that which he seeth in me, or anything he heareth from me. And lest the greatness of the revelations should exalt me, there was given me a sting of my flesh, and angel of Satan, to buffet me. For which thing, thrice I besought the Lord that it might depart from me. And He said to me: my grace is sufficient for thee: for power is made perfect in infirmity. Gladly therefore will I glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may dwell in me.

GRADUAL Ps. 82. 19, 14

Let the Gentiles know that God is thy Name: thou alone art the Most High over all the earth.
V.: O my God, make them like a wheel, and as stubble before the wind.

+ The Continuation of the Holy Gospel according to Luke (8. 4-15)

At that time, when a very great multitude was gathered together and hastened out of the cities unto Jesus, he spoke by a similitude: The sower went out to sow his seed: and as he sowed, some fell by the wayside, and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured it. And other some fell upon a rock: and as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away, because it had no moisture. And other some fell among thorns, and the thorns growing up with it choked it. And other some fell upon good ground: and being sprung up yielded fruit a hundredfold. Saying these things, he cried out: he that hath ears to hear, let him hear. And his disciples asked him what this parable might be. To whom he said: To you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God, but to the rest in parables: that seeing they may not see, and hearing may not understand. Now the parable is this. The seed is the word of God. And they by the wayside are they that hear: then the devil cometh and taketh the word out of their heart, lest believing they should be saved. Now they upon the rock are they who, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no roots: for they believe for a while, and in time of temptation they fall away. And that which fell away among thorns are they who have heard and, going their way, are choked with the cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and yield no fruit. But on the good ground are they who in a good and perfect heart, hearing the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit in patience.

OFFERTORY Ps. 16. 5-7

Perfect thou my goings in thy paths, that my footsteps be not moved: incline thine ear, and hear my works: show forth thy wonderful mercies, thou who savest them that trust in thee, O Lord.

SECRET

May the Sacrifice offered to thee, O Lord, ever quicken us and protect us. Through.

COMMUNION Ps. 42. 4

I will go in to the altar of God, to God who giveth joy to my youth.

POSTCOMMUNION

We humbly beseech thee, almighty God, to grant that they whom thou dost refresh with thy Sacraments, may worthily serve thee by lives well-pleasing to thee. Through.

SEASONAL COLLECTS
According to the season

Sunday, February 19, 2017

20 February 2017 - Feria II after Sexagesima




Feria – Purple


INTROIT Ps. 43. 23-26

Arise, why sleepest thou, O Lord? arise, and cast us not off to the end. Why turnest thou thy face away, and forgettest our trouble? our belly hath cleaved to the earth: arise, O Lord, help us and deliver us. Ps. 43.2. We have heard, O God, with our ears: our fathers have declared to us. V.: Glory be.

¶ The Gloria in Excelsis is not said at this mass.

COLLECT

O 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 adversities. Through.

SEASONAL COLLECTS
According to the season

EPISTLE II Cor.11.19-33; 12.1-9

Brethren, You gladly suffer the foolish: whereas yourselves are wise. For you suffer if a man bring you into bondage, if a man devour you, if a man take from you, if a man be lifted up, if a man strike you on the face. I speak according to dishonor, as if we had been weak in the past. Wherein if any man dare (I speak foolishly), I dare also. They are Hebrews, so am I. They are Israelites, so am I. They are the seed of Abraham, so am I. They are the ministers of Christ (I speak as one less wise), I am more: in many more labors, in prisons more frequently, in stripes above measure, in deaths often. Of the Jews five times did I receive forty stripes save one. Thrice was I beaten with rods, once I was stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck, a night and a day I was in the depth of the sea: in journeying often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils from my own nation, in perils from the Gentiles, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils from false brethren: in labor and painfulness, in much watching, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness; besides those things which are without, my daily instance, the solicitude for all the Churches. Who is weak, and I am not weak? who is scandalized, and I am not on fire? If I must needs glory, I will glory of the things that concern my infirmity. The God and Father of Our Lord Jesus Christ, who is blessed for ever, knoweth that I lie not. At Damascus the governor of the nation under Aretas the king, guarded the city of the Damascenes, to apprehend me: and through a window in a basket was I let down by the wall, and so escaped his hands. If I must glory (it is not expedient indeed) but I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord. I know a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, whether in the body I know not, or out of the body, I know not, God knoweth, such a one caught up to the third heaven. And I know such a man, whether in the body or out of the body, I know not, God knoweth: that he was caught up unto paradise, and heard secret words which it is not granted to man to utter. For such a one I will glory: but for myself I will glory nothing but in my infirmities. For though I should have a mind to glory, I shall not be foolish: for I will say the truth: but I forbear, lest any man should think of me above that which he seeth in me, or anything he heareth from me. And lest the greatness of the revelations should exalt me, there was given me a sting of my flesh, and angel of Satan, to buffet me. For which thing, thrice I besought the Lord that it might depart from me. And He said to me: my grace is sufficient for thee: for power is made perfect in infirmity. Gladly therefore will I glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may dwell in me.

GRADUAL Ps. 82. 19, 14

Let the Gentiles know that God is thy Name: thou alone art the Most High over all the earth.
V.: O my God, make them like a wheel, and as stubble before the wind.

+ The Continuation of the Holy Gospel according to Luke (8. 4-15)

At that time, when a very great multitude was gathered together and hastened out of the cities unto Jesus, he spoke by a similitude: The sower went out to sow his seed: and as he sowed, some fell by the wayside, and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured it. And other some fell upon a rock: and as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away, because it had no moisture. And other some fell among thorns, and the thorns growing up with it choked it. And other some fell upon good ground: and being sprung up yielded fruit a hundredfold. Saying these things, he cried out: he that hath ears to hear, let him hear. And his disciples asked him what this parable might be. To whom he said: To you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God, but to the rest in parables: that seeing they may not see, and hearing may not understand. Now the parable is this. The seed is the word of God. And they by the wayside are they that hear: then the devil cometh and taketh the word out of their heart, lest believing they should be saved. Now they upon the rock are they who, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no roots: for they believe for a while, and in time of temptation they fall away. And that which fell away among thorns are they who have heard and, going their way, are choked with the cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and yield no fruit. But on the good ground are they who in a good and perfect heart, hearing the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit in patience.

OFFERTORY Ps. 16. 5-7

Perfect thou my goings in thy paths, that my footsteps be not moved: incline thine ear, and hear my works: show forth thy wonderful mercies, thou who savest them that trust in thee, O Lord.

SECRET

May the Sacrifice offered to thee, O Lord, ever quicken us and protect us. Through.

COMMUNION Ps. 42. 4

I will go in to the altar of God, to God who giveth joy to my youth.

POSTCOMMUNION

We humbly beseech thee, almighty God, to grant that they whom thou dost refresh with thy Sacraments, may worthily serve thee by lives well-pleasing to thee. Through.

SEASONAL COLLECTS
According to the season

Saturday, February 18, 2017

19 February 2017 - Sexagesima


Sunday of the Second Class – Purple

INTROIT Ps. 43. 23-26

Arise, why sleepest thou, O Lord? arise, and cast us not off to the end. Why turnest thou thy face away, and forgettest our trouble? our belly hath cleaved to the earth: arise, O Lord, help us and deliver us. Ps. 43.2. We have heard, O God, with our ears: our fathers have declared to us. V.: Glory be.

¶ The Gloria in Excelsis is not said at this mass, and also when it is resumed during the week as a ferial mass.

COLLECT

O 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 adversities. Through.

SEASONAL COLLECTS
According to the season

EPISTLE II Cor.11.19-33; 12.1-9

Brethren, You gladly suffer the foolish: whereas yourselves are wise. For you suffer if a man bring you into bondage, if a man devour you, if a man take from you, if a man be lifted up, if a man strike you on the face. I speak according to dishonor, as if we had been weak in the past. Wherein if any man dare (I speak foolishly), I dare also. They are Hebrews, so am I. They are Israelites, so am I. They are the seed of Abraham, so am I. They are the ministers of Christ (I speak as one less wise), I am more: in many more labors, in prisons more frequently, in stripes above measure, in deaths often. Of the Jews five times did I receive forty stripes save one. Thrice was I beaten with rods, once I was stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck, a night and a day I was in the depth of the sea: in journeying often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils from my own nation, in perils from the Gentiles, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils from false brethren: in labor and painfulness, in much watching, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness; besides those things which are without, my daily instance, the solicitude for all the Churches. Who is weak, and I am not weak? who is scandalized, and I am not on fire? If I must needs glory, I will glory of the things that concern my infirmity. The God and Father of Our Lord Jesus Christ, who is blessed for ever, knoweth that I lie not. At Damascus the governor of the nation under Aretas the king, guarded the city of the Damascenes, to apprehend me: and through a window in a basket was I let down by the wall, and so escaped his hands. If I must glory (it is not expedient indeed) but I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord. I know a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, whether in the body I know not, or out of the body, I know not, God knoweth, such a one caught up to the third heaven. And I know such a man, whether in the body or out of the body, I know not, God knoweth: that he was caught up unto paradise, and heard secret words which it is not granted to man to utter. For such a one I will glory: but for myself I will glory nothing but in my infirmities. For though I should have a mind to glory, I shall not be foolish: for I will say the truth: but I forbear, lest any man should think of me above that which he seeth in me, or anything he heareth from me. And lest the greatness of the revelations should exalt me, there was given me a sting of my flesh, and angel of Satan, to buffet me. For which thing, thrice I besought the Lord that it might depart from me. And He said to me: my grace is sufficient for thee: for power is made perfect in infirmity. Gladly therefore will I glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may dwell in me.

GRADUAL Ps. 82. 19, 14

Let the Gentiles know that God is thy Name: thou alone art the Most High over all the earth.
V.: O my God, make them like a wheel, and as stubble before the wind.

¶ The Tract is omitted when this mass is resumed as a ferial mass during the week.

TRACT Ps. 59.4, 6.

Thou hast moved the earth, O Lord, and hast troubled it.
V.: Heal thou the breaches thereof, for it has been moved. V.: That they may flee from before the bow: that thine elect may be delivered.

+ The Continuation of the Holy Gospel according to Luke (8. 4-15)

At that time, when a very great multitude was gathered together and hastened out of the cities unto Jesus, he spoke by a similitude: The sower went out to sow his seed: and as he sowed, some fell by the wayside, and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured it. And other some fell upon a rock: and as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away, because it had no moisture. And other some fell among thorns, and the thorns growing up with it choked it. And other some fell upon good ground: and being sprung up yielded fruit a hundredfold. Saying these things, he cried out: he that hath ears to hear, let him hear. And his disciples asked him what this parable might be. To whom he said: To you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God, but to the rest in parables: that seeing they may not see, and hearing may not understand. Now the parable is this. The seed is the word of God. And they by the wayside are they that hear: then the devil cometh and taketh the word out of their heart, lest believing they should be saved. Now they upon the rock are they who, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no roots: for they believe for a while, and in time of temptation they fall away. And that which fell away among thorns are they who have heard and, going their way, are choked with the cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and yield no fruit. But on the good ground are they who in a good and perfect heart, hearing the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit in patience. 

The Creed is said.

OFFERTORY Ps. 16. 5-7

Perfect thou my goings in thy paths, that my footsteps be not moved: incline thine ear, and hear my works: show forth thy wonderful mercies, thou who savest them that trust in thee, O Lord.

SECRET

May the Sacrifice offered to thee, O Lord, ever quicken us and protect us. Through.

COMMUNION Ps. 42. 4

I will go in to the altar of God, to God who giveth joy to my youth.

POSTCOMMUNION

We humbly beseech thee, almighty God, to grant that they whom thou dost refresh with thy Sacraments, may worthily serve thee by lives well-pleasing to thee. Through.

SEASONAL COLLECTS
According to the season

Friday, February 17, 2017

18 February 2017 - Saint Simeon, Bishop & Martyr


Simple - Red 

INTROIT Ecclus. 45.30.

The Lord made to him a covenant of peace, and made him a prince: that the dignity of the priesthood should be to him forever. Ps. 131.1. O Lord, remember David: and all his meekness. V.: Glory be.

COLLECT

Look down upon our weakness, almighty God; and since the weight of our deeds bears us down, may the glorious intercession of Blessed Simeon, thy Bishop and Martyr, protect us. Through.

EPISTLE James 1.12-18.

Dearly Beloved: Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for, when he hath been proved, he shall receive the crown of life which God hath promised to them that love him. Let no man, when he is tempted, say that he is tempted by God. For God is not a tempter of evils: and he tempteth no man. But every man is tempted by his own concupiscence, being drawn away and allured. Then, when concupiscence hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin. But sin, when it is completed, begetteth death. Do not err, therefore, my dearest brethren. Every best gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no change nor shadow of alteration. For of his own will hath he begotten us by the word of truth, that we might be some beginning of his creature.

GRADUAL Ps. 88.21-23.

I have found David, my servant: with my holy oil I have anointed him: for my hand shall help him, and my arm shall strengthen him. V:. The enemy shall have no advantage over him, nor the son of iniquity have power to hurt him.

Tract Ps. 20.3-4

Thou hast given him his heart's desire; and hast not withholden from him the will of his lips.
V.: For thou hast prevented him with blessings of sweetness.
V.: Thou hast set on his head a crown of precious stones.

+ The Continuation of the Holy Gospel according to Luke (14.26-33)

At that time, Jesus said: If any man come to me, and hate not his father and mother and wife and children and brethren and sisters, yea and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple. And whosoever doth not carry his cross and come after me cannot be my disciple. For which of you, having a mind to build a tower, doth not first sit down and reckon the charges that are necessary, whether he have wherewithal to finish it: Lest, after he hath laid the foundation and is not able to finish it, all that see it begin to mock him, Saying: This man began to build and was not able to finish. Or, what king, about to go to make war against another king, doth not first sit down and think whether he be able, with ten thousand, to meet him that, with twenty thousand, cometh against him? Or else, while the other is yet afar off, sending an embassy, he desireth conditions of peace. So likewise every one of you that doth not renounce all that he possesseth cannot be my disciple.

OFFERTORY Ps. 88.25.

My truth and my mercy shall be with him: and in my Name shall his horn be exalted.

SECRET

Graciously receive, O Lord, the sacrifice offered to thee by the merits of blessed Simeon, thy Martyr and Bishop, and grant that it may be to us an unfailing help. Through.

COMMUNION Ps. 88.36-38.

Once I have sworn by my holiness: his seed shall endure for ever; and his throne as the sun before me, and as the moon perfect for ever: and a faithful witness in heaven.

POSTCOMMUNION

Refreshed by partaking of thy holy Gift, we beseech thee, O Lord, our God, that through the intercession of Blessed Simeon, thy Martyr and Bishop, we may perceive the fruit of the rite which we celebrate. Through.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

17 February 2017 - Feria VI after Septuagesima


Feria – Purple

INTROIT Ps. 17. 5-7

The sorrows of death surrounded me, the sorrows of hell encompassed me; and in my affliction I called upon the Lord, and he heard my voice from his holy temple. Ps.17.2,3. I will love thee, O Lord, my strength: the Lord is my firmament, my refuge, and my deliverer. V.: Glory be.

¶The Gloria in Excelsis is not said at this mass.

COLLECT

Graciously hear, we beseech thee, O Lord, the prayers of thy people, that we, who are justly afflicted for our sins, may for the glory of thy Name, be mercifully delivered. Through.

SEASONAL COLLECTS
According to the season

EPISTLE I Cor.9.24-27; 10.1-5

Brethren, Know you not that they that run in the race, all run indeed, but one receiveth the prize? So run that you may obtain. And every one that striveth for the mastery refraineth himself from all things; and they indeed that they may receive a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible one. I therefore so run, not as at an uncertainty; I so fight, not as one beating the air: but I chastise my body, and bring it into subjection: lest perhaps when I have preached to others, I myself should become a castaway. For I would not have you ignorant, brethren, that our fathers were all under the cloud, and all passed through the sea, and all in Moses were baptized, in the cloud and in the sea: and did all eat the same spiritual food, and drank the same spiritual drink: (that they drank of the spiritual rock that followed them: and the rock was Christ.) But with most of them God was not well pleased.

GRADUAL Ps. 9.10-11,19-20.

A helper in due time in tribulation: let them trust in thee who know thee: for thou hast not forsaken them that seek thee, O Lord. V.: For the poor man shall not be forgotten to the end: the patience of the poor shall not perish for ever: arise, O Lord, let not man prevail.

+ The Continuation of the Holy Gospel according to Matthew (20. 1-16)

At that time Jesus spoke to his disciples this parable: The kingdom of God is like to a householder who went out early in the morning to hire laborers in his vineyard. And having agreed with the laborers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard. And going out about the third hour, he saw others standing in the market place idle, and he said to them: Go you also into my vineyard, and I will give you what shall be just. And they went their way. And again he went out about the sixth and ninth hour: and did in like manner. But about the eleventh hour he went out and found others standing, and he saith to them: Why stand you here all the day idle? They say to him: Because no man hath hired us. He saith to them: Go you also into my vineyard. And when evening was come, the lord of the vineyard saith to his steward: Call the laborers and pay them their hire, beginning from the last even to the first. When therefore they were come that came about the eleventh hour, they received every man a penny. But when the first also came, they thought that they should receive more: and they also received every man a penny. And receiving it they murmured against the master of the house, saying: These last have worked but one hour, and thou hast made them equal to us that have borne the burden of the day and the heats. But he answering said to one of them: Friend, I do thee no wrong; didst thou not agree with me for a penny? Take what is thine and go thy way: I will also give to this last even as to thee. Or, is it not lawful for me to do what I will? Is thine eye evil, because I am good? So shall the last be first, and the first last. For many are called, but few chosen.

OFFERTORY Ps. 91. 2

It is good to give praise to the Lord, and to sing to thy Name, O Most High.

SECRET

Receive our offerings and prayers, we beseech thee, O Lord, and both cleanse us by these heavenly mysteries, and graciously hear us. Through.

SEASONAL COLLECTS
According to the season

COMMUNION Ps. 30. 17-18

Make thy face to shine upon thy servant, and save me in thy mercy: let me not be confounded, O Lord, for I have called upon thee.

POSTCOMMUNION

May thy faithful people, O God, be strengthened by thy gifts; that in receiving them, they may seek after them the more, and in seeking them, may receive them for ever. Through.

SEASONAL COLLECTS
According to the season

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

16 February 2017 - Feria V after Septuagesima


Feria – Purple

INTROIT Ps. 17. 5-7

The sorrows of death surrounded me, the sorrows of hell encompassed me; and in my affliction I called upon the Lord, and he heard my voice from his holy temple. Ps.17.2,3. I will love thee, O Lord, my strength: the Lord is my firmament, my refuge, and my deliverer. V.: Glory be.

¶The Gloria in Excelsis is not said at this mass.

COLLECT

Graciously hear, we beseech thee, O Lord, the prayers of thy people, that we, who are justly afflicted for our sins, may for the glory of thy Name, be mercifully delivered. Through.

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EPISTLE I Cor.9.24-27; 10.1-5

Brethren, Know you not that they that run in the race, all run indeed, but one receiveth the prize? So run that you may obtain. And every one that striveth for the mastery refraineth himself from all things; and they indeed that they may receive a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible one. I therefore so run, not as at an uncertainty; I so fight, not as one beating the air: but I chastise my body, and bring it into subjection: lest perhaps when I have preached to others, I myself should become a castaway. For I would not have you ignorant, brethren, that our fathers were all under the cloud, and all passed through the sea, and all in Moses were baptized, in the cloud and in the sea: and did all eat the same spiritual food, and drank the same spiritual drink: (that they drank of the spiritual rock that followed them: and the rock was Christ.) But with most of them God was not well pleased.

GRADUAL Ps. 9.10-11,19-20.

A helper in due time in tribulation: let them trust in thee who know thee: for thou hast not forsaken them that seek thee, O Lord. V.: For the poor man shall not be forgotten to the end: the patience of the poor shall not perish for ever: arise, O Lord, let not man prevail.

+ The Continuation of the Holy Gospel according to Matthew (20. 1-16)

At that time Jesus spoke to his disciples this parable: The kingdom of God is like to a householder who went out early in the morning to hire laborers in his vineyard. And having agreed with the laborers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard. And going out about the third hour, he saw others standing in the market place idle, and he said to them: Go you also into my vineyard, and I will give you what shall be just. And they went their way. And again he went out about the sixth and ninth hour: and did in like manner. But about the eleventh hour he went out and found others standing, and he saith to them: Why stand you here all the day idle? They say to him: Because no man hath hired us. He saith to them: Go you also into my vineyard. And when evening was come, the lord of the vineyard saith to his steward: Call the laborers and pay them their hire, beginning from the last even to the first. When therefore they were come that came about the eleventh hour, they received every man a penny. But when the first also came, they thought that they should receive more: and they also received every man a penny. And receiving it they murmured against the master of the house, saying: These last have worked but one hour, and thou hast made them equal to us that have borne the burden of the day and the heats. But he answering said to one of them: Friend, I do thee no wrong; didst thou not agree with me for a penny? Take what is thine and go thy way: I will also give to this last even as to thee. Or, is it not lawful for me to do what I will? Is thine eye evil, because I am good? So shall the last be first, and the first last. For many are called, but few chosen.

OFFERTORY Ps. 91. 2

It is good to give praise to the Lord, and to sing to thy Name, O Most High.

SECRET

Receive our offerings and prayers, we beseech thee, O Lord, and both cleanse us by these heavenly mysteries, and graciously hear us. Through.

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COMMUNION Ps. 30. 17-18

Make thy face to shine upon thy servant, and save me in thy mercy: let me not be confounded, O Lord, for I have called upon thee.

POSTCOMMUNION

May thy faithful people, O God, be strengthened by thy gifts; that in receiving them, they may seek after them the more, and in seeking them, may receive them for ever. Through.

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