The proper prayers for the Second Sunday after Pentecost can be found below. A PDF version can be viewed or downloaded here: Propers for the Second Sunday after Pentecost. In some places the feast of Corpus Christi is celebrated on the same Sunday. The propers for Corpus Christi celebrated on a Sunday can be found here: Propers for the External Feast of Corpus Christi on Sunday.
INTROIT (Isaias 17. 19, 20)
THE Lord became my protector, and He brought me forth into a large place: He saved me, because He was well pleased with me. Ps. ibid. 2, 3. I will love Thee, O Lord my strength: the Lord is my firmament, and my refuge, and my deliverer. ℣. 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. — The Lord …
MAKE us, O Lord, to have both a perpetual fear and a love of Thy holy Name: for Thou dost never deprive of Thy guidance those whom Thou dost establish steadfastly in Thy love. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. ℟. Amen.
EPISTLE From the First Letter of Blessed John the Apostle, 3. 13-18.
DEARLY beloved, wonder not if the world hate you. We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not, abideth in death. Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and you know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in himself. In this we have known the charity of God, because He hath laid down His life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. He that hath the substance of this world, and shall see his brother in need, and shall shut up his bowels from him, how doth the charity of God abide in him? My little children, let us not love in word nor in tongue, but in deed and in truth.
GRADUAL (Ps. 119. 1-2)
IN my trouble I cried to the Lord, and He heard me. O Lord, deliver my soul from wicked lips and a deceitful tongue. Alleluia, alleluia. (Ps. 7. 2.) O Lord, my God, in Thee have I put my trust: save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me. Alleluia.
GOSPEL Continuation of the holy Gospel according to St. Luke, 14. 16-24.
AT THAT TIME, Jesus spoke to the Pharisees this parable: A certain man made a great supper, and invited many. And he sent his servant, at the hour of supper, to say to them that were invited, that they should come, for now all things are ready. And they began all at once to make excuse. He first said to him: I have bought a farm, and must needs go out and see it; I pray thee hold me excused. And another said: I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to try them; I pray thee hold me excused. And another said: I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come. And the servant returning, told these things to his lord. Then the master of the house being angry, said to his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor and the feeble and the blind and the lame. And the servant said: Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room. And the lord said to the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled. But I say unto you, that none of those men that were invited, shall taste of my supper.
OFFERTORY (Ps. 6. 5)
LORD, may this offering about to be dedicated to Thy name make us clean, and deepen in us day by day a heavenly life. 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. 12. 6)
I WILL sing to the Lord, who giveth me good things: and I will sing to the Name of the Lord Most High.
WE have received Thy sacred gifts, O Lord, and beseech Thee: that each renewal of this Sacrament may bring us further fruits of redemption. Through our Lord …
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