Proper Prayers of the Mass for the Fifth Sunday after Easter
INTROIT: IS. 48. 20
DECLARE it with the voice of . joy, and make it known, alleluia: declare it even to the ends of the earth: The Lord hath delivered His people, alleluia, alleluia. Ps. Shout with joy to God, all the earth, sing ye a psalm to His name: give glory to His praise. ℣. Glory be.
O God, from whom all good things do proceed, grant unto Thy humble servants, that by Th y holy inspiration, we may thin k those things that are right, and under Thy guidance may perform the same. Through our Lord.
EPISTLE: JAMES 1. 22-27
Dearly beloved, be ye doers of the word and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. For if a man be a hearer of the word and not a doer, he shall be compared to a man beholding his own countenance in a glass: for he beheld himself and went his way, and presently forgot what manner of man he was. But he that hath looked into perfect law of liberty and hath continued therein, not becoming a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work: this man shall be blessed in his deed. And if any man thin k himself to be religious, not bridling his tongue but deceiving his own heart, this man’s religion is vain. Religion pure and undefiled before God and the Father is this: To visit the fatherless and widows in their tribulation and to keep one’s self unspotted from this world.
Alleluia, alleluia. ℣. Christ is risen, and hath shone upon us, whom He redeemed with His blood.
SECOND ALLELUIA: JOHN 16. 28
Alleluia. ℣. I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again I leave the world and I go to the Father. Alleluia.
GOSPEL: JOHN 16. 23-30
At that time Jesus saith to His disciples: Amen, amen, I say to you: If you ask the Father an y thing in My name, He will give it you. Hitherto you have not asked any thing in My name: Ask, and you shall receive, that your jo y may be full. These things I have spoken to you in proverbs. The hour cometh when I will no more speak to you in proverbs, but will show you plainly of the Father. In that day you shall ask in M y name: and I say not to you that I will ask the Father for you: for the Father Himself loveth you, because you 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 I go to the Father. His disciples say to Him: Behold now Thou speakest plainly and speakest no proverb. Now we know that Thou knowest all things and Thou needest not that any man should ask Thee: by this we believe That Thou camest forth from God.
OFFERTORY: PS. 65. 8-9, 20
O bless the Lord our God, ye peoples, and make the voice of His praise to be heard: who hath set my soul to live, and hath not sufféred my feet to be moved. Blessed be the Lord, who hath not turned away my prayer, nor His mercy from me, alleluia
Receive, O Lord, the prayers and sacrifices of the faithful, that b y these offices of loving devotion we may attain to heavenly glory. Through our Lord.
PREFACE FOR EASTER
IT is truly meet and just, right an d .. availing unto salvation that at all times, but more especially at this season we should extol Th y glory, O Lord, when Christ our Pasch was sacrificed. For He is the true Lamb that hath taken away the sins of the world. Who by dying hath overcome our death, and by rising again hath restored our life. And therefore with angels and archangels, with thrones and dominions, and with all the heavenly hosts, we sing a hymn to Thy glory, saying without ceasing:
COMMUNION: PS 95. 2
Sing unto the Lord, alleluia, sin g unto the Lord, and bless His name: show forth His sal vation from day to day, alleluia, alleluia.
Grant us, O Lord, who have bee n nourished and strengthened at the heavenly table, both to desire that which is right, and to gain that which we desire. Through our Lord.