Monday, July 24, 2017

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            Masses for Various Causes and Occasions

Additional Canticles

Additional Canticles
These additional Canticles are to be used only in parishes that serve Matins and Evensong Daily and then with discretion remembering the importance of repetition.

Old Testament
The following canticles may be used in place of the first canticle at Matins, on ferial days as appointed hereinafter except that the Te Deum shall be said on all Sundays and Holy Days outside Lent and Advent when the Benedicite shall be said instead.

Advent
Laetabitur deserta et invia - Isaiah 35.1,2b-4a,4c-6,10

1. The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; * and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose.
2. they shall see the glory of the Lord, * and the excellency of our God.
3. Strengthen ye the weak hands, * and confirm the feeble knees.
4. Say to them that are of a fearful heart, * Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; he will come and save you.
5. Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, * and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.
6. or in the wilderness shall waters break out, * and streams in the desert
7. And the ransomed of the Lord shall return, * and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads
8. they shall obtain joy and gladness, * and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.

Christmas
Populus, qui ambulabat in tenebris - Isaiah 9.2,3b,4a,6,7

1. The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: * they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.
2. Thou hast multiplied the nation, and not decreased the joy: * they joy before thee according to the joy in harvest, and as men rejoice when they divide the spoil.
3. For thou hast broken the yoke of his burden, * and the staff of his shoulder, the rod of his oppressor, as in the day of Midian.
4. For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: * and the government shall be upon his shoulder
5. his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, * The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
6. Of the increase of his government and peace * there shall be no end
7. upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, * to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice
8. from henceforth even for ever. * The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.

Epiphany
Use the Weekly Cycle Provided below

Septuagesimatide
Venite, et revertamur ad Dominum - Hosea 6.1-6

1. Come, and let us return unto the Lord: for he hath torn, and he will heal us;
2. He hath smitten, and he will bind us up.
3. After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight.
4. Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the Lord: his going forth is prepared as the morning
5. He shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.
6. O Ephraim, what shall I do unto thee? O Judah, what shall I do unto thee?
7. For your goodness is as a morning cloud, and as the early dew it goeth away.
8. Therefore have I hewed them by the prophets; I have slain them by the words of my mouth: and thy judgments are as the light that goeth forth.
9. For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.

Lent
Auribus percipe, Domine caeli - Deuteronomy 32.1-12

1. Give ear, O ye heavens, and I will speak; * and hear, O earth, the words of my mouth.
2. My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, * as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass:
3. Because I will publish the name of the Lord: * ascribe ye greatness unto our God.
4. He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: * a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.
5. They have corrupted themselves, their spot is not the spot of his children: * they are a perverse and crooked generation.
6. Do ye thus requite the Lord, O foolish people and unwise? * is not he thy father that hath bought thee? hath he not made thee, and established thee?
7. Remember the days of old, consider the years of many generations: * ask thy father, and he will shew thee; thy elders, and they will tell thee.
8. When the Most High divided to the nations their inheritance, when he separated the sons of Adam, * he set the bounds of the people according to the number of the children of Israel.
9. For the Lord's portion is his people; * Jacob is the lot of his inheritance.
10. He found him in a desert land, and in the waste howling wilderness; * he led him about, he instructed him, he kept him as the apple of his eye.
11. As an eagle stirreth up her nest, fluttereth over her young, * spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh them, beareth them on her wings:
12. So the Lord alone did lead him, * and there was no strange god with him.

Pasiontide
Lamed o vos - Lamentations 1:12-14,16,18

1. Is it nothing to you, all ye that pass by?  behold, and see if there be any sorrow like unto my sorrow, *which is done unto me, wherewith the Lord hath afflicted me in the day of his fierce anger.
2. From above hath he sent fire into my bones, * and it prevaileth against them:
3. He hath spread a net for my feet, he hath turned me back: * he hath made me desolate and faint all the day.
4. The yoke of my transgressions is bound by his hand: * they are wreathed, and come up upon my neck:
5. He hath made my strength to fall, * the Lord hath delivered me into their hands, from whom I am not able to rise up.
6. For these things I weep; * mine eye, mine eye runneth down with water, *
7. the comforter that should relieve my soul is far from me: * my children are desolate, because the enemy prevailed.
8. The Lord is righteous; for I have rebelled against his commandment: hear, I pray you, all people, and behold my sorrow.

Easter
Incipite Domino  - Judith 16:2-20

1. Begin ye to the Lord with timbrels, * sing ye to the Lord with cymbals,
2. Tune unto him a new psalm, * extol and call upon his name.
3. The Lord putteth an end to wars, * the Lord is his name.
4. He hath set his camp in the midst of his people, * to deliver us from the hand of all our enemies.
5. The Assyrians came out of the mountains from the north in the multitude of their strength: * the multitude stopped up the torrents, and their horses covered the valleys.
6. He bragged that he would set my borders on fire, and kill my young men with the sword, * to make my infants a prey, and my virgins captives.
7. But the almighty Lord hath struck him, * and hath delivered him into the hands of a woman, and hath slain him.
8. For their mighty one did not fall by young men, neither did the sons of Titan strike him, nor tall giants oppose themselves to him, * but Judith the daughter of Merari weakened him with the beauty of her face.
9. For she put off her the garments of widowhood, * and put on her the garments of joy, to give joy to the children of Israel.
10. She anointed her face with ointment, * and bound up her locks with a crown, she took a new robe to deceive him.
11. Her sandals ravished his eyes, * her beauty made his soul her captive, with a sword she cut off his head.
12. The Persians quaked at her constancy, * and the Medes at her boldness.
13. Then the camp of the Assyrians howled, * when my lowly ones appeared, parched with thirst.
14. The sons of the damsels have pierced them through, and they have killed them like children fleeing away: * they perished in battle before the face of the Lord my God.
15. Let us sing a hymn to the Lord, * let us sing a new hymn to our God.
16. O Adonai, Lord, great art thou, and glorious in thy power, * and no one can overcome thee.
17. Let all thy creatures serve thee: because thou hast spoken, and they were made: * thou didst send forth thy spirit, and they were created, and there is no one that can resist thy voice.
18. The mountains shall be moved from the foundations with the waters: * the rocks shall melt as wax before thy face.
19. But they that fear thee, * shall be great with thee in all things.
20. Woe be to the nation that riseth up against my people: * for the Lord almighty will take revenge on them, in the day of judgment he will visit them.

Ascensiontide
Magnus es, Domine- Tobit 13

1. Thou art great, O Lord, forever, * and thy kingdom is unto all ages:
2. For thou scourgest, and thou savest: * thou leadest down to hell, and bringest up again: and there is none that can escape thy hand.
3. Give glory to the Lord, ye children of Israel, * and praise him in the sight of the Gentiles:
3. Because he hath therefore scattered you among the Gentiles, * who know not him, that you may declare his wonderful works,
4. Make them know * that there is no other almighty God besides him.
5. He hath chastised us for our iniquities: * and he will save us for his own mercy.
6. See then what he hath done with us, * and with fear and trembling give ye glory to him:  And extol the eternal King of worlds in your works.
7. As for me, I will praise him in the land of my captivity: * because he hath shewn his majesty toward a sinful nation.
8. Be converted therefore, ye sinners, * and do justice before God, believing that he will shew his mercy to you.
9. And I and my soul will rejoice in him. * Bless ye the Lord, all his elect, keep days of joy, and give glory to him.
10. Jerusalem, city of God, * the Lord hath chastised thee for the works of thy hands.
11. Give glory to the Lord for thy good things, * and bless the God eternal,
12. That he may rebuild his tabernacle in thee, * and may call back all the captives to thee, and thou mayst rejoice for ever and ever.
13. Thou shalt shine with a glorious light: * and all the ends of the earth shall worship thee.
14. Nations from afar shall come to thee: * and shall bring gifts, and shall adore the Lord in thee,
15. They shall esteem thy land as holy. * For they shall call upon the great name in thee.
16. They shall be cursed that shall despise thee: * and they shall be condemned that shall blaspheme thee: and blessed shall they be that shall build thee up.
17. But thou shalt rejoice in thy children, * because they shall all be blessed, and shall be gathered together to the Lord.
18. Blessed are all they that love thee, * and that rejoice in thy peace.
19. My soul, bless thou the Lord, * because the Lord our God hath delivered Jerusalem his city from all her troubles.
20. Happy shall I be if there shall remain of my seed, * to see the glory of Jerusalem.
21. The gates of Jerusalem shall be built of sapphire, and of emerald, * and all the walls thereof round about of precious stones.
22. All its streets shall be paved with white and clean stones: *  and Alleluia shall be sung in its streets.
23. Blessed be the Lord, who hath exalted it,*  and may he reign over it for ever and ever, Amen.

Whitsuntide
Tollam quippe vos de gentibus - Ezekiel 36.24-26,28b

1. For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries, * and will bring you into your own land.
2. Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: * from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you.
3. A new heart also will I give you, * and a new spirit will I put within you:
4. And I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, * and I will give you an heart of flesh.
5. Ye shall be my people, * and I will be your God.

Trinity
Use the Weekly Cycle Provided below

Christ The King
Et ibunt populi multi - Isaiah 2.3-5

1. And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, * to the house of the God of Jacob;
2. And he will teach us of his ways, * and we will walk in his paths:
3. For out of Zion shall go forth the law, *and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
4. And he shall judge among the nations, * and shall rebuke many people:
5. They shall beat their swords into plowshares, * and their spears into pruning hooks:
6. nation shall not lift up sword against nation, * neither shall they learn war any more.
7. O house of Jacob, come ye, * and let us walk in the light of the Lord.

Pre Advent
Et egredietur virga - Isaiah 11.1, 2, 3b-4a, 6, 9

1. And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots:
2. And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding,
3. The spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord;
4. he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, * neither reprove after the hearing of his ears:
5. But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, * and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth:
6. The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid;
7. The calf and the young lion and the fatling together; * and a little child shall lead them.
8. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: * for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.



Monday
Hæc dicit Dominus Deus - Isaiah 42.5-8a

1. Thus saith God the Lord, he that created the heavens, * and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it;
2. He that giveth breath unto the people upon it, * and spirit to them that walk therein:
3. I the Lord have called thee in righteousness, *and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee,
4. And give thee for a covenant of the people, * for a light of the Gentiles; To open the blind eyes,
5. To bring out the prisoners from the prison, * and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.
6. I am the Lord: that is my name: * and my glory will I not give to another.

Or this

Ego Dominus Sanctus vester - Isaiah 43.15, 16, 18, 19, 20c, 21

1. I am the Lord, your Holy One, * the creator of Israel, your King.
2. Thus saith the Lord, which maketh a way in the sea, * and a path in the mighty waters;
3. Remember ye not the former things, * neither consider the things of old.
4. Behold, I will do a new thing;*  now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it?
5. I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert. * to give drink to my people, my chosen.
6. This people have I formed for myself; * they shall shew forth my praise.

Tuesday
Benedictus es Domine Deus Israhel - 1 Chronicles 29.10b-13,14b

1. Blessed be thou, Lord God of Israel our father, for ever and ever. * Thine, O Lord is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty:
2. For all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; * thine is the kingdom, O Lord, and thou art exalted as head above all.
3. Both riches and honour come of thee, * and thou reignest over all;
4. And in thine hand is power and might; * and in thine hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all.
5. Now therefore, our God, * we thank thee, and praise thy glorious name.
6. For all things come of thee, * and of thine own have we given thee.

Or this

Sion evangelizatrix  - Isaiah 40. 9-11

1. O Zion, that bringest good tidings, get thee up into the high mountain; * O Jerusalem, that bringest good tidings, lift up thy voice with strength;
2. Lift it up, be not afraid; * say unto the cities of Judah, Behold your God!
3. Behold, the Lord God will come with strong hand, * and his arm shall rule for him:
4. Behold, his reward is with him, * and his work before him.
5. He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: * he shall gather the lambs with his arm,
6. And carry them in his bosom, * and shall gently lead those that are with young.


Wednesday
Pone me ut signaculum super cor tuum – Song of Solomon 8:6,7

1. Set me as a seal upon thine heart, * as a seal upon thine arm.
2. for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave: * the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame.
3. Many waters cannot quench love, * neither can the floods drown it:
4. If a man would give all the substance of his house for love, * it would utterly be contemned.

Thursday
Gaudens gaudebo in Domino - Isaiah 61.10, 11; 62.1-3

1. I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, * my soul shall be joyful in my God;
2. For he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, * he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness,
3. As a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, * and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.
4. For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, * and as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth;
5. So the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise * to spring forth before all the nations.
6. For Zion's sake will I not hold my peace, *and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest,
7. Until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, * and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burneth.
8. And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, * and all kings thy glory:
9. Thou shalt be called by a new name, * which the mouth of the Lord shall name.
10. Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand of the Lord, and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God.

Or this

Laetamini cum Hierusalem - Isaiah 66.10, 11a, 12a, 12c, 13a, 14a, b

1. Rejoice ye with Jerusalem, and be glad with her, * all ye that love her:
2. Rejoice for joy with her, * all ye that mourn for her:
3. That ye may suck, * and be satisfied with the breasts of her consolations;
4. For thus saith the Lord, * ye suck, ye shall be borne upon her sides, and be dandled upon her knees.
5. As one whom his mother comforteth, * so will I comfort you;
6. And when ye see this, your heart shall rejoice, and your bones shall flourish like an herb:
7. And the hand of the Lord shall be known toward his servants, and his indignation toward his enemies.

Friday
Despectum, et novissimum virorum - Isaiah 53:3-6

1. He is despised and rejected of men; * a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief:
2. We hid as it were our faces from him; *he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
3. Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: * yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
4. But he was wounded for our transgressions, * he was bruised for our iniquities:
5. The chastisement of our peace was upon him; * and with his stripes we are healed.
6. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; * and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

Saturday
Justorum autem animæ - Wisdom 3.1, 2a, 3b-8

1. But the souls of the just are in the hand of God, * and the torment of death shall not touch them.
2. In the sight of the unwise they seemed to die: * but they are in peace.
3. And though in the sight of men they suffered torments, * their hope is full of immortality.
4. Afflicted in few things, in many they shall be well rewarded: * because God hath tried them, and found them worthy of himself.
5. As gold in the furnace he hath proved them, * and as a burnt offering he hath received them.
6. The just shall shine, * and shall run to and fro like sparks among the reeds.
8. They shall judge nations, and rule over people, * and their Lord shall reign for ever.


New Testiment
For obvious reasons, even more discretion should be shown in varying the Gospel Canticles. No such variation should be made on Sundays or the Principal, Greater, or Lesser Holy Days. But the following may be used on feral days at the discretion of the Rector.

Monday
Et ecce venio velociter – Rev 22:12-14,16, 17

1. And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, * to give every man according as his work shall be.
2. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, * the first and the last.
3. Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, * and may enter in through the gates into the city.
4. I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify * unto you these things in the churches.
5. I am the root and the offspring of David, * and the bright and morning star.
6. And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. * And let him that heareth say, Come.
7. And let him that is athirst come. * And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.

Tuesday
Qui eripuit nos – Col 1:13-20a

1. Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, * and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:
2. In whom we have redemption through his blood, * even the forgiveness of sins:
3. Who is the image of the invisible God, * the firstborn of every creature:
4. For by him were all things created, * that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible,
5. Whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: * all things were created by him, and for him:
6. And he is before all things,* and by him all things consist.
7. And he is the head of the body, the church: * who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead;
8. For it pleased the Father that in him should all fullness dwell; * by him to reconcile all things unto himself;

Wednesday
quia et Christus passus est - 1 Peter 2:21b-25

1. Because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, * that ye should follow his steps:
2. Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: * Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again;
3. When he suffered, he threatened not; *but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously:
4. Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, * that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness:
5. 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.

Thursday
Benedictus Deus et Pater Domini – 1 Peter 1:3-5

1. Blessed be the God and Father * of our Lord Jesus Christ,
2. Which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope * by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
3. To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, * reserved in heaven for you,
4. Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation * ready to be revealed in the last time.
5. Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things,*  as silver and gold,
6. But with the precious blood of Christ, * as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:
7. Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; * that your faith and hope might be in God.

Friday
Haec est adnuntiatio - 1 John 1:5-9

 1. This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, * that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
2. If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, * we lie, and do not the truth:
3. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, * we have fellowship one with another,
4. And the blood of Jesus Christ his Son * cleanseth us from all sin.
5. If we say that we have no sin, * we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
6. If we confess our sins, * he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Saturday
Magna et mirabilia – Rev 15:3,4

1. Great and marvellous are thy works, * Lord God Almighty;
2. Just and true are thy ways, * thou King of saints.
3. Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? * for thou only art holy:
4. for all nations shall come and worship before thee; * for thy judgments are made manifest.



Masses for Various Causes and Occasions

Masses for Various Causes and Occasions

The Mass of the Five Wounds of the Lord Jesus Christ

The Lesson. Zech. xii. 10, 11; xiii. 6, 7

Thus saith the Lord God, I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn. In that day shall there be a great mourning in Jerusalem, as the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the valley of Megiddon. And one shall say unto him, What are these wounds in thine hands? Then he shall answer, Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends. Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man that is my fellow, saith the Lord of hosts.

The Gospel. John xix. 28-35

At that time, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst. Now there was set a vessel full of vinegar: and they filled a spunge with vinegar, and put it upon hyssop, and put it to his mouth. When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost. The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the sabbath day, (for that sabbath day was an high day,) besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away. Then came the soldiers, and brake the legs of the first, and of the other which was crucified with him. But when they came to Jesus, and saw that he was dead already, they brake not his legs: But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water. And he that saw it bare record, and his record is true.


Mass of the Crown of Our Lord

The Epistle. Cant. iii. 7-11; iv. 1, 8

Threescore valiant men are about his bed of Solomon, of the valiant of Israel. They all hold swords, being expert in war: every man hath his sword upon his thigh because of fear in the night. King Solomon made himself a chariot of the wood of Lebanon. He made the pillars thereof of silver, the bottom thereof of gold, the covering of it of purple, the midst thereof being paved with love, for the daughters of Jerusalem. Go forth, O ye daughters of Zion, and behold king Solomon with the crown wherewith his mother crowned him in the day of his espousals, and in the day of the gladness of his heart. Behold, thou art fair, my love; behold, thou art fair; thou hast doves’ eyes within thy locks: thy hair is as a flock of goats, that appear from mount Gilead. Come with me from Lebanon, my spouse, with me from Lebanon, come and thou shalt be crowned.

The Gospel. John xix. 1-5

At that time, Pilate took Jesus, and scourged him. And the soldiers platted a crown of thorns, and put it on his head, and they put on him a purple robe, And said, Hail, King of the Jews! and they smote him with their hands. Pilate therefore went forth again, and saith unto them, Behold, I bring him forth to you, that ye may know that I find no fault in him. Then came Jesus forth, wearing the crown of thorns, and the purple robe.

A Mass for Peace.

The Lesson. Ecclus. xxxvi. 1-8.

Have mercy upon us, O Lord God of all, and behold us: And send thy fear upon all the nations that seek not after thee. Lift up thy hand against the strange nations, and let them see thy power. As thou wast sanctified in us before them: so be thou magnified among them before us. And let them know thee, as we have known thee, that there is no God but only thou, O God. Shew new signs, and make other strange wonders: glorify thy hand and thy right arm, that they may set forth thy wondrous works. Raise up indignation, and pour out wrath: take away the adversary, and destroy the enemy. Sake the time short, remember the covenant, and let them declare thy wonderful works, O lord our God.

The Gospel. John. xvi. 32-33.

At that time Jesus said to his disciples, 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.


A Mass for the King.

The Lesson. Ecclus. xxxvi. 1-8.

Have mercy upon us, O Lord God of all, and behold us: And send thy fear upon all the nations that seek not after thee. Lift up thy hand against the strange nations, and let them see thy power. As thou wast sanctified in us before them: so be thou magnified among them before us. And let them know thee, as we have known thee, that there is no God but only thou, O God. Shew new signs, and make other strange wonders: glorify thy hand and thy right arm, that they may set forth thy wondrous works. Raise up indignation, and pour out wrath: take away the adversary, and destroy the enemy. Sake the time short, remember the covenant, and let them declare thy wonderful works, O lord our God.

The Gospel. Mark xi. 23-26.

At that time Jesus said to his disciples, For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.


A Mass for the Grace of the Holy Ghost.

The Epistle. I Cor. xii. 7-11.

Brethren, 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 Gospel. John iv. 21-24.

At that time Jesus said unto the woman of Samaria, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father. Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews. But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.


A Mass for Oneself.

The Epistle. Romans vii. 22-25.

Brethren, I delight in the law of God after the inward man: But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The Gospel. John xv. 7-11.

At that time Jesus said unto his disciples, If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples. As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love. If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love. These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.


A Mass for the Gift of the Holy Ghost.

The Epistle. I Cor xiii. 4-13.

Brethren, 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 Gospel. John xiii. 33-36.

At that time Jesus said unto his disciples, Little children, yet a little while I am with you. Ye shall seek me: and as I said unto the Jews, Whither I go, ye cannot come; so now I say to you. A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another. Simon Peter said unto him, Lord, whither goest thou? Jesus answered him, Whither I go, thou canst not follow me now; but thou shalt follow me afterwards.


A Mass for Sinners.

The Epistle. Romans v. 8-11.

Brethren, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ.

The Gospel. Luke v. 27-32.

At that time Jesus saw a publican, named Levi, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he said unto him, Follow me. And he left all, rose up, and followed him. And Levi made him a great feast in his own house: and there was a great company of publicans and of others that sat down with them. But their scribes and Pharisees murmured against his disciples, saying, Why do ye eat and drink with publicans and sinners? And Jesus answering said unto them, They that are whole need not a physician; but they that are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.


A Mass for Penitents.

The Epistle. Gal. vi. 1-2.

Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.

The Gospel. Matt. ix. 10-13.

At that time, as Jesus sat at meat in the house, behold, many publicans and sinners came and sat down with him and his disciples. And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto his disciples, Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners? But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick. But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.


A Mass for the Inspiration of Heavenly Wisdom.

The Epistle. James i. 5-7.

Beloved, if any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.

The Gospel. John xvii. 1-3.

At that time, Jesus lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee: As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him. And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.


A Mass for those in Trouble of Heart.

The Epistle. 2 Cor. i. 3-5.
Brethren, blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God. For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ.

The Gospel. John xvi. 20-22.

At that time Jesus said unto his disciples, 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.


A Mass for a Sick Person.

The Epistle. James v. 13-16.

Beloved, is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms. Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed.

The Gospel. Luke iv. 38-40

At that time Jesus arose out of the synagogue, and entered into Simon’s house. And Simon’s wife’s mother was taken with a great fever; and they besought him for her. And he stood over her, and rebuked the fever; and it left her: and immediately she arose and ministered unto them. Now when the sun was setting, all they that had any sick with divers diseases brought them unto him; and he laid his hands on every one of them, and healed them.


A Mass for the Welfare of a Friend.

The Lesson. Ecclus. xxxvi. 1-8.

Have mercy upon us, O Lord God of all, and behold us: And send thy fear upon all the nations that seek not after thee. Lift up thy hand against the strange nations, and let them see thy power. As thou wast sanctified in us before them: so be thou magnified among them before us. And let them know thee, as we have known thee, that there is no God but only thou, O God. Shew new signs, and make other strange wonders: glorify thy hand and thy right arm, that they may set forth thy wondrous works. Raise up indignation, and pour out wrath: take away the adversary, and destroy the enemy. Sake the time short, remember the covenant, and let them declare thy wonderful works, O lord our God.

The Gospel. Mark xi. 23-26.

At that time Jesus said to his disciples, For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.


A Mass for Fair Weather.

The Lesson. Lament. ii, 19-20; iii. 47-50, 54-58.

In those days Jeremiah the prophet spake, saying, Arise, cry out in the night: in the beginning of the watches pour out thine heart like water before the face of the Lord: lift up thy hands toward him for the life of thy young children, that faint for hunger in the top of every street. Behold, O Lord, and consider to whom thou hast done this. Shall the women eat their fruit, and children of a span long? shall the priest and the prophet be slain in the sanctuary of the Lord? Fear and a snare is come upon us, desolation and destruction. Mine eye runneth down with rivers of water for the destruction of the daughter of my people. Mine eye trickleth down, and ceaseth not, without any intermission, Till the Lord look down, and behold from heaven. Waters flowed over mine head; then I said, I am cut off. I called upon thy name, O Lord, out of the low dungeon. Thou hast heard my voice: hide not thine ear at my breathing, at my cry. Thou drewest near in the day that I called upon thee: thou saidst, Fear not. O Lord, thou hast pleaded the causes of my soul; thou hast redeemed my life, O Lord my God.

The Gospel. Luke viii. 22-25.

At that time, it came to pass on a certain day, that he went into a ship with his disciples: and he said unto them, Let us go over unto the other side of the lake. And they launched forth. But as they sailed he fell asleep: and there came down a storm of wind on the lake; and they were filled with water, and were in jeopardy. And they came to him, and awoke him, saying, Master, master, we perish. Then he arose, and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water: and they ceased, and there was a calm. And he said unto them, Where is your faith? And they being afraid wondered, saying one to another, What manner of man is this! for he commandeth even the winds and water, and they obey him.


A Mass for Rain.

The Lesson. Jer. xiv. 19-22.

In those days Jeremiah the Prophet prayed, saying, Hast thou utterly rejected Judah? hath thy soul lothed Zion? why hast thou smitten us, and there is no healing for us? we looked for peace, and there is no good; and for the time of healing, and behold trouble! We acknowledge, O Lord, our wickedness, and the iniquity of our fathers: for we have sinned against thee. Do not abhor us, for thy name’s sake, do not disgrace the throne of thy glory: remember, break not thy covenant with us. Are there any among the vanities of the Gentiles that can cause rain? or can the heavens give showers? art not thou he, O Lord our God? therefore we will wait upon thee: for thou hast made all these things, O Lord our God.

The Gospel. Matt. vi. 31-33.

At that time Jesus said to his disciples, take no thought, 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 the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.


A Mass in Time of War.

The Lesson. Esther xiii. 9-17.

In those days Esther prayed to the Lord, saying, O Lord, Lord, the King Almighty: for the whole world is in thy power, and if thou hast appointed to save Israel, there is no man that can gainsay thee: For thou hast made heaven and earth, and all the wondrous things under the heaven. Thou art Lord of all things, and and there is no man that can resist thee, which art the Lord. Thou knowest all things, and thou knowest, Lord, that it was neither in contempt nor pride, nor for any desire of glory, that I did not bow down to proud Aman. For I could have been content with good will for the salvation of Israel to kiss the soles of his feet. But I did this, that I might not prefer the glory of man above the glory of God: neither will I worship any but thee, O God, neither will I do it in pride. And now, O Lord God and King, spare thy people: for their eyes are upon us to bring us to nought; yea, they desire to destroy the inheritance, that hath been thine from the beginning. Despise not the portion, which thou hast delivered out of Egypt for thine own self. Hear my prayer, and be merciful unto thine inheritance: turn our sorrow into joy, that we may live, O Lord, and praise thy name: and destroy not the mouths of them that praise thee, O Lord our God.

The Gospel. Mark xi. 23-26.

At that time Jesus said to his disciples, For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.


A Mass for One in Prison.

The Lesson. Acts xii. 12-17

In those days, Peter, when he had gone forth from prison, came to the house of Mary the mother of John, whose surname was Mark; where many were gathered together praying. And as Peter knocked at the door of the gate, a damsel came to hearken, named Rhoda. And when she knew Peter’s voice, she opened not the gate for gladness, but ran in, and told how Peter stood before the gate. And they said unto her, Thou art mad. But she constantly affirmed that it was even so. Then said they, It is his angel. But Peter continued knocking: and when they had opened the door, and saw him, they were astonished. But he, beckoning unto them with the hand to hold their peace, declared unto them how the Lord had brought him out of the prison.

The Gospel. Matt. xvi. 13-19.

At that time, Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am? And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets. He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. And I say also unto 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 unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.


A Mass in Time of Pentilence.

The Lesson. Jeremiah xiv. 7-9.

In those days Jeremiah prayed, saying, O Lord, though our iniquities testify against us, do thou it for thy name’s sake: for our backslidings are many; we have sinned against thee. O the hope of Israel, the saviour thereof in time of trouble, yet thou, O Lord, art in the midst of us, and we are called by thy name; leave us not.

The Gospel. Luke xi. 9-13.

At that time Jesus said to his disciples, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?


A Mass in the Time of Murrain.

The Lesson. Jeremiah xiv. 7-9.

In those days Jeremiah prayed, saying, O Lord, though our iniquities testify against us, do thou it for thy name’s sake: for our backslidings are many; we have sinned against thee. O the hope of Israel, the saviour thereof in time of trouble, yet thou, O Lord, art in the midst of us, and we are called by thy name; leave us not.

The Gospel. Luke xi. 9-13.

At that time Jesus said to his disciples, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?


A Mass in any Trouble.

The Epistle. 2 Cor. i. 3-5.

Brethren, blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God. For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ.

The Gospel. John xvi. 20-22.

At that time Jesus said unto his disciples, 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.


A Mass for Those going on a Journey.

The Lesson. Genesis xxiv. 7.

In those days Abraham spake and said, The Lord God of heaven, which took me from my father’s house, and from the land of my kindred, and which spake unto me, and that sware unto me, saying, Unto thy seed will I give this land; he shall send his angel before thee.

The Gospel. Matt. x. 7-15.

At that time Jesus said to his disciples, And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give. Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses, Nor scrip for your journey, neither two coats, neither shoes, nor yet staves: for the workman is worthy of his meat. And into whatsoever city or town ye shall enter, enquire who in it is worthy; and there abide till ye go thence. And when ye come into an house, salute it. And if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it: but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you. And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet. Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city.