The English translation of the proper prayers and readings for the 12th Sunday after Pentecost in the Extraordinary Form of the Mass can be found below. The prayers for the Commemoration of Saint Joachim, Father of the Blessed Virgin Mary, are included. A printable and downloadable PDF version is available here: Propers for the Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost.
INTROIT (Ps. 69. 2, 3)
O GOD, come to my assistance; O Lord, make haste to help me: let mine enemies be confounded and ashamed, who seek my soul. Ps. ibid. 4. Let them be turned backward and blush for shame, who desire evils to me. ℣. 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. Amen. — O God, come to my assistance …
O ALMIGHTY and merciful God, of whose gift it cometh that Thy faithful do unto Thee worthy and laudable service: grant us, we beseech Thee, that we may run without stumbling towards the attainment of Thy promises. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end.
O GOD, Who of all Thy Saints didst choose the blessed Joachim to be father to the Mother of Thy Son: grant, we beseech Thee, that we who honor his memorial, may evermore experience his patronage. Through the same Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord …
EPISTLE From the Second Letter of Blessed Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians, 3. 4-9.
BRETHREN: Such confidence we have through Christ towards God. Not that we are sufficient to think anything of ourselves, as of ourselves: but our sufficiency is from God. Who also hath made us fit ministers of the new testament, not in the letter, but in the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit quickeneth. Now if the ministration of death, engraven with letters upon stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not steadfastly behold the face of Moses, for the glory of his countenance; which is made void: how shall not the ministration of the Spirit be rather in glory? For if the ministration of condemnation be glory, much more the ministration of justice aboundeth in glory.
GRADUAL (Ps. 33. 2, 3)
I WILL bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall ever be in my mouth. In the Lord shall my soul be praised: let the meek hear, and rejoice. Alleluia, alleluia. (Ps. 87. 2.) O Lord, the God of my salvation, I have cried in the day and in the night before Thee. Alleluia.
GOSPEL Continuation of the holy Gospel according to St. Luke, 10. 23-37.
AT THAT TIME, Jesus said to His disciples: Blessed are the eyes that see the things which you see. For I say to you, that many prophets and kings have desired to see the things that you see, and have not seen them; and to hear the things that you hear, and have not heard them. And behold a certain lawyer stood up, tempting Him, and saying: Master, what must I do to possess eternal life? But He said to him: What is written in the law? how readest thou? He answering, said: Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with thy whole heart, and with thy whole soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbor as thyself. And He said to him: Thou hast answered rightly: this do, and thou shalt live. But he, wishing to justify himself, said to Jesus: And who is my neighbor? And Jesus answering, said: A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among robbers, who also stripped him, and having wounded him went away, leaving him half dead. And it chanced that a certain priest went down the same way, and seeing him, passed by. In like manner also a Levite, when he was near the place and saw him, passed by. But a certain Samaritan being on his journey, came near him, and seeing him, was moved with compassion, and going up to him, bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine; and setting him upon his own beast, brought him to an inn, and took care of him. And the next day he took out two pence, and gave to the host, and said: Take care of him, and whatsoever thou shalt spend over and above, I, at my return, will repay thee. Which of these three, in thine opinion, was neighbor to him that fell among robbers? But he said: He that showed mercy to him. And Jesus said to him: Go and do thou in like manner.
OFFERTORY (Exodus 32. 11, 13, 14)
MOSES prayed in the sight of the Lord his God, and said: Why, O Lord, is Thine indignation enkindled against Thy people? Let the anger of Thy mind cease; remember Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to whom Thou didst swear to give a land flowing with milk and honey. And the Lord was appeased from doing the evil which He had spoken of doing against his people.
GRACIOUSLY look upon the offerings, we beseech Thee, O Lord, which we present upon Thine altar: that while they obtain pardon for us, they may give honor to Thy name. Through our Lord …
RECEIVE, most merciful God, the Sacrifice which we offer Thy Majesty in honor of the holy Patriarch Joachim, the father of the Virgin Mary: that through his intercession, with that of his spouse and of his most blessed child, we may become worthy to obtain perfect pardon of our sins and win eternal glory. Through our Lord…
PREFACE OF THE MOST HOLY TRINITY
IT is truly meet and just, right and for our salvation, that we should at all times and in all places give thanks to Thee, holy Lord, Father almighty, eternal God: Who, together with Thine only-begotten Son and the Holy Ghost, art one God, one Lord: not in the Oneness of a single Person, but in the Trinity of one Substance. For what by Thy revelation we believe of Thy glory, the same do we believe of Thy Son, the same of the Holy Ghost, without difference or separation; so that in confessing the true and eternal Godhead, in It we should adore distinction in Persons, unity in Essence, and equality in Majesty: in praise of which Angels and Archangels, Cherubim also and Seraphim, day by day exclaim, without end and with one voice, saying: — Sanctus.
COMMUNION (Ps. 103. 13, 14-15)
THE earth shall be filled with the fruit of Thy works, O Lord, that Thou mayest bring bread out of the earth, and that wine may cheer the heart of man; that he may make the face cheerful with oil; and that bread may strengthen man’s heart.
MAY the holy reception of this Mystery quicken us, we beseech Thee, O Lord: and may it win for us both pardon and protection. Through our Lord …
WE BESEECH Thee, O almighty God, that through these Mysteries we have received, and by the intercessory merits and prayers of blessed Joachim, father of the Mother of Thy beloved Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, we may become worthy to receive Thy grace in this present life and eternal glory in the life to come. Through the same …
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