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THE ASCENSION OF OUR LORD

BEING THE FORTIETH DAY AFTER EASTER


INTROIT

EG 689 (Alt). Viri Galilaei. Acts 1. YE men of Galilee, why


stand ye gazing up into heaven? alleluia: in like
manner as ye have seen him going up into heaven, so
shall he come again, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. Ps. 47. O
clap your hands together, all ye people: O sing unto
God with the voice of melody. 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. YE men of Galilee, why stand ye
gazing up into heaven? alleluia: in like manner as ye
have seen him going up into heaven, so shall he come
again, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
Or

IG 52. Ps. 47. Ant. GOD is gone up with a merry noise,


/ the LORD with the sound of the trumpet.
1 O clap your hands together, all ye peoples; / O
sing unto God with the voice of melody.
2 For the LORD Most High is to be feared; / he is a
great King over all the earth.
3 He subdued the peoples under us, / and the
nations under our feet.
4 He chose our heritage for us, / even the glorious
land of Jacob, whom he loved.
5 God is gone up with a merry noise, / the LORD
with the sound of the trumpet.
6 O sing praises, sing praises unto our God; / O
sing praises, sing praises unto our King.
7 For God is the King of all the earth: / sing ye
praises with understanding.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, / and to
the Holy Ghost;

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As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall
be, / world without end. Amen.
Ant. GOD is gone up with a merry noise, / the LORD
with the sound of the trumpet.
Gloria is said.
THE COLLECT.

G RANT, we beseech thee, Almighty God: that like


as we do believe thy only-begotten Son our Lord
Jesus Christ to have ascended into the heavens; so we
may also in heart and mind thither ascend, and with
him continually dwell; who liveth and reigneth with
thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God,
world without end. Amen.
THE LESSON. Acts 1. 1.

T HE former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of


all that Jesus began both to do and teach, until the
day in which he was taken up, after that he through
the Holy Spirit had given commandments unto the
Apostles whom he had chosen: to whom also he
showed himself alive after his passion by many proofs,
appearing unto them during forty days, and speaking
of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God: and,
being assembled together with them, commanded
them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but
wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye
have heard of me. For John truly baptized with water,
but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many
days hence.
When they therefore were come together, they
asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time
restore again the kingdom to Israel? And he said unto
them, It is not for you to know the times or the
seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.
But ye shall receive power after that the Holy Spirit is
come upon you; and ye shall be witnesses unto me,
both in Jerusalem, and in all Judæa, and in Samaria,
and unto the uttermost part of the earth. And when

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he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was
taken up, and a cloud received him out of their sight.
And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven, as he
went up, behold, two men stood by them in white
apparel; which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand
ye gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, which is
taken up from you into heaven, shall so come, in like
manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.
GRADUAL

Alleluia, alleluia. V. God is gone up


EG 689 (Alt). Ps. 47.
with a merry noise: and the Lord with the sound of the
trumpet. Alleluia. V. Ps. 68. The Lord is among them as
in the holy places of Sinai, he is gone up on high: he
hath led captivity captive. Alleluia.
Or

BCP: Ps. 68. Alleluia. Alleluia. THE chariots of God are


ten thousands, yea, even thousands upon thousands; /
and the LORD is among them, as in the holy place of
Sinai. Alleluia.
18 Thou art gone up on high, and hast led captivity
captive, and received gifts among men, / yea, even
among the rebellious, that the LORD God might dwell
with them. Alleluia.
19 Blessed be the LO R D , who daily beareth our
burden, / even the God who is our salvation. Alleluia.
20 He is our God, even the God of whom cometh
deliverance; / and God is the L O R D by whom we
escape death. Alleluia.
THE GOSPEL. St Mark 16. 14.

JESUS appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat,


and upbraided them with their unbelief and
hardness of heart, because they believed not them
which had seen him after he was risen. And he said
unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the
Gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is
baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall

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be condemned. And these signs shall follow them that
believe: In my name shall they cast out evil spirits; they
shall speak with new tongues; they shall take up
serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall
not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and
they shall recover.
So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he
was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand
of God. And they went forth and preached
everywhere, the Lord working with them, and
confirming the word with signs following.
After the Gospel, the Paschal Candle, figure of the risen Christ, is
extinguished: it is removed after Mass

Creed is said during the Octave.

OFFERTORY. God is gone up with a merry noise: and


the Lord with the sound of the trumpet, alleluia.
SECRET

A CCEPT, O Lord, we pray thee, the oblations


which, in remembrance of the glorious Ascension
of thy Son, we do offer unto thee: and mercifully
grant; that we, being delivered from all perils in this
life present, may attain in the end unto life everlasting;
through the same Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who
liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy
Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
Preface of the Ascension, which shall be said until Whitsun Eve.

COMMUNION. Sing ye to the Lord, who ascended the


heaven of heavens: to the sunrising, alleluia.
POSTCOMMUNION

G RANT, we beseech thee, Almighty and merciful


God: that we who have outwardly received these
holy mysteries; may inwardly be made partakers of the
benefit of the same; through Jesus Christ thy Son our

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Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity
of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end.
Amen.

SUNDAY AFTER ASCENSION DAY


INTROIT

EG 690. Exaudi, Domine. CONSIDER, O Lord, and hear


me, when I cry unto thee, alleluia; unto thee my heart
hath said, Thy face, Lord, have I sought; thy face,
Lord, will I seek: O hide not thou thy face from thy
servant, alleluia, alleluia. Ps. 27. The Lord is my light,
and my salvation: whom then shall I fear? 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. CONSIDER, O Lord, and
hear me, when I cry unto thee, alleluia; unto thee my
heart hath said, Thy face, Lord, have I sought; thy face,
Lord, will I seek: O hide not thou thy face from thy
servant, alleluia, alleluia.
Or

IG 53. Ps. 27. Ant. HEARKEN unto my voice, O LORD,


when I cry unto thee; / have mercy upon me and hear
me.
1 The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom
then shall I fear? / the LORD is the strength of my life;
of whom then shall I be afraid?
2 When the wicked came upon me to eat up my
flesh, / even mine enemies and my foes, they stumbled
and fell.
3 Though an host of men were laid against me, yet
shall not my heart be afraid; / and though there rose up
war against me, yet will I put my trust in him.
4 One thing have I desired of the LORD , which I
will require: / even that I may dwell in the house of the

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LORD all the days of my life, to behold the fair beauty
of the LORD, and to visit his temple.
5 For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his
tabernacle; / yea, in the secret place of his dwelling
shall he hide me, and set me up upon a rock of stone.
6 And now shall my head be lifted up / above mine
enemies round about me.
7 Therefore will I offer in his dwelling an oblation
with great gladness: / I will sing, and speak praises
unto the LORD .
8 Hearken unto my voice, O LO R D , when I cry
unto thee; / have mercy upon me and hear me.
9 My heart hath talked with thee: 'Seek ye my
face'; / 'Thy face, LORD, will I seek.'
10 O hide not thy face from me, / nor cast thy
servant away in displeasure.
11 Thou hast been my succour; / leave me not,
neither forsake me, O God of my salvation.
12 When my father and my mother forsake me, / the
LORD taketh me up.
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.
Ant. HEARKEN unto my voice, O L ORD , when I cry
unto thee; / have mercy upon me and hear me.
Gloria is said.

THE COLLECT.

O GOD the King of Glory, who hast exalted thine


only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph unto thy
kingdom in heaven: we beseech thee, leave us not
comfortless; but send to us thine Holy Ghost to
comfort us, and exalt us unto the same place whither
our Saviour Christ is gone before; who liveth and
reigneth with thee, in the unity of the same Holy
Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

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THE EPISTLE. 1 St Peter 4. 7.

B RETHREN: THE end of all things is at hand; be ye


therefore sober, and watch unto prayer. And
above all things have fervent charity among yourselves:
for charity shall cover the multitude of sins. Use
hospitality one to another without grudging. As every
man hath received the gift, even so minister the same
one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace
of God. If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles
of God: if any man minister, let him do it as of the
ability which God giveth; that God in all things may
be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise
and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
GRADUAL

EG: Ps. 47. Alleluia, alleluia. V. God reigneth over the


heathen: God sitteth upon his holy seat. Alleluia. V.
St. John 14. I will not leave you comfortless: I go away
and come again unto you, and your heart shall rejoice.
Alleluia.
Or

BCP: Ps. 47. Alleluia. Alleluia. GOD is gone up with a


merry noise, / the LORD with the sound of the trumpet.
Alleluia.
6 O sing praises, sing praises unto our God; / O
sing praises, sing praises unto our King. Alleluia.
7 For God is the King of all the earth: / sing ye
praises with understanding. Alleluia.
8 God reigneth over the nations: / God sitteth
upon his holy throne. Alleluia.
9 The princes of the peoples are gathered together,
/ with the people of the God of Abraham; Alleluia.
10 For the rulers of the earth belong unto God; / he
is very highly exalted. Alleluia.
THE GOSPEL. St John 15. 26.

JESUS said unto his disciples, When the Comforter is


come, whom I will send unto you from the Father,
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Father, he shall testify of me: and ye also shall bear
witness, because ye have been with me from the
beginning.
These things have I spoken unto you, that ye
should not be offended. They shall put you out of the
synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever
killeth you will think that he doeth God service. And
these things will they do unto you, because they have
not known the Father, nor me. But these things have I
told you, that, when the time shall come, ye may
remember that I told you of them.
Creed is said.

OFFERTORY. Praise the Lord, O my soul, while I live


will I praise the Lord: as long as I have any being I will
sing unto my God, alleluia.
SECRET

G RANT, O Lord, that this spotless sacrifice may


cleanse us from all our sins: and shed forth within
our souls the strength of thy heavenly grace; through
Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who liveth and reigneth
with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one
God, world without end. Amen.
Preface of the Ascension, which shall be said until Whitsun Eve.

COMMUNION. Father, while I was with them in the


world, I kept those that thou gavest me, alleluia: and
now I come to thee. I pray thee not that thou
shouldest take them out of the world: but that thou
shouldest keep them from the evil, alleluia, alleluia.
POSTCOMMUNION

O LORD, who hast vouchsafed to satisfy us with


the sacred gifts of thy bounty: grant, we beseech
thee; that we may ever continue to render thanks unto
thee for the same; through Jesus Christ thy Son our

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Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity
of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end.
Amen.
The same Collect, Epistle, Gospel, and Minor Propers shall serve for
the Friday after the Octave of the Ascension, except upon the Feast
of Saint Philip and Saint James. The Creed is not said on Friday
unless it be a Feast.

THE VIGIL OF PENTECOST


(WHITSUN EVE)

IF THE FONT IS TO BE BLESSED.

The Office having been said, the Priest and Ministers, vested in
violet, go up to the Altar, and after the reverence, the Priest kisses
it in the centre, and they go to the sedilia. Then are read the same
Prophecies (without title) as at the Easter Vigil, the candles of the
altar being unlighted up to the beginning of the Mass. At the end of
the Prophecies are said the Collects without Let us bow the knee.
After the last Collect the Celebrant and Ministers descend to the
Font during the Tract. Ps. 42. Like as the hart. Before he enters the
Baptistry to bless the Font he says these prayers.

Priest: The Lord be with you.


People: And with thy spirit.

Let us pray.

G RANT, we beseech thee, Almighty God: that we


who celebrate the feast of the gift of the Holy
Spirit; being inflamed with heavenly desires may ever
thirst for the fountain of life, Jesus Christ thy Son our
Lord; who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity
of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end.
Amen.
Let us pray.

A LMIGHTY and everlasting God, who hast willed


thy Paschal Sacraments to be comprehended in the
mystery of fifty days: grant, we beseech thee; that the

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people which were scattered abroad by the confusion
of tongues may, by thy heavenly gift, be gathered
together again into one confession of thy Name;
through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who liveth and
reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost,
ever one God, world without end. Amen.
Then he proceeds to bless the Font as on Holy Saturday.

But where the Font is not blessed, when the last Prophecy and
Collect are ended the Celebrant lays aside his chasuble and with the
Ministers lie prostrate before the Altar: and all kneeling the Litany
of the Saints is chanted. But when has been said the final repetition
of R. Good Lord deliver us, the Priest and Ministers arise, and go to
the Sacristy to array themselves in red vestments for the Solemn
Mass; and meanwhile the Altar candles are lighted. At the end of
the Litany, Kyrie eleison is solemnly intoned, and repeated as
usual. This having been begun the Priest and the Ministers proceed
to the Altar, and make the Confession: then going up, the Priest
kisses the Altar, and censes it in the accustomed manner. The Kyrie
eleison being finished, Gloria in excelsis is solemnly begun and the
bells are rung.

AT THE MASS

INTROIT

EG: AM. Cum sanctificatus. WHEN I shall be


Ezech. 36.
sanctified in you before their eyes, I will gather you
out of all countries: then will I sprinkle clean water
upon you, and ye shall be clean from all your
filthiness, and a new spirit will I put within you,
alleluia, alleluia. Ps. 34. I will alway give thanks unto
the Lord: his praise shall ever be in mouth. 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. WHEN I shall be sanctified
in you before their eyes, I will gather you out of all
countries: then will I sprinkle clean water upon you,
and ye shall be clean from all your filthiness, and a
new spirit will I put within you, alleluia, alleluia.
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IG 126. Ps. 68. Ant. THOU, O God, sentest a gracious
rain upon thine inheritance, / and refreshedst it when
it was weary.
7 O God, when thou wentest forth before thy
people, / when thou wentest through the wilderness,
8 The earth shook, and the heavens poured down
rain at the presence of God: / Sinai also quaked at the
presence of God, who is the God of Israel.
9 Thou, O God, sentest a gracious rain upon thine
inheritance, / and refreshedst it when it was weary.
10 Thy congregation dwelt therein; / for thou, O
God, of thy goodness didst provide for the poor.
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.
Ant. THOU, O God, sentest a gracious rain upon thine
inheritance, / and refreshedst it when it was weary.
Gloria is said.

THE COLLECTS.

O GOD the King of Glory, who hast exalted thine


only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph unto thy
kingdom in heaven: we beseech thee, leave us not
comfortless; but send to us thine Holy Ghost to
comfort us, and exalt us unto the same place whither
our Saviour Christ is gone before; who liveth and
reigneth with thee, in the unity of the same Holy
Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

Let us pray.

G RANT, we beseech thee Almighty God: that the


splendour of thy glory may shine forth upon us;
and may the radiance of thy light, through the
illumination of the Holy Spirit, establish the hearts of
them who by grace have been made regenerate;
through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who liveth and
reigneth with thee, in the unity of the same Holy
Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

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THE LESSON. Acts 19. 1.∗

I T came to pass, that, while Apollos was at Corinth,


Paul having passed through the upper coasts came to
Ephesus: and finding certain disciples, he said unto
them, Did ye receive the Holy Ghost when ye
believed? And they said unto him, We have not so
much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost. And
he said unto them, Unto what then were ye baptized?
And they said, Unto John’s baptism. Then said Paul,
John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance,
saying unto the people, that they should believe on
him which should come after him, that is, on Christ
Jesus. When they heard this, they were baptized in
the name of the Lord Jesus. And when Paul had laid
his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them;
and they spake with tongues, and prophesied. And all
the men were about twelve. And he went into the
synagogue, and spake boldly for the space of three
months, reasoning and persuading as to the things
concerning the kingdom of God.
GRADUAL

Alleluia. Ps. 107. O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is


gracious: and his mercy endureth for ever.
Alleluia is not repeated, but there immediately follows:
TRACT

O praise the Lord, all ye peoples: praise him all ye


nations. V. For his merciful kindness is ever more and
more towards us: and the truth of the Lord endureth
for ever.
Or
BCP: Ps. 68. SING unto God, O ye kingdoms of the
earth: / O sing praises unto the Lord;
30 Who rideth in the high heavens, which are of
old: / lo, he doth send out his voice, yea, and that a
mighty voice.

The Lesson and Gospel: Sarum Missal

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31 Ascribe ye the power to God; his majesty is over
Israel, / and his strength is in the clouds.
32 O God, terrible art thou in thy holy places: /
even the God of Israel; he giveth strength and power
unto his people. Blessed be God.
THE GOSPEL. St John 14. 15.

JESUS said unto his disciples, If ye love me, ye will


keep my commandments. And I will pray the Father,
and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may
abide with you for ever; even the Spirit of truth; whom
the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not,
neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he
dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. I will not
leave you orphans: I will come to you. Yet a little
while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me:
because I live, ye shall live also. At that day ye shall
know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in
you. He that hath my commandments, and keepeth
them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me
shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and
will manifest myself to him.

OFFERTORY . O send forth thy Spirit, and they shall be


made: and thou shalt renew the face of the earth,
alleluia.
SECRET

S ANCTIFY, O Lord, we beseech thee, these our


oblations: that being enlightened by the beams of
thy Holy Spirit; our hearts may be purified from all
evil; through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who liveth
and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the same Holy
Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
Preface of Pentecost.

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COMMUNION. On the last day of the feast Jesus cried:
He that believeth on me, out of his belly shall flow
rivers of living water: but this spake he of the Spirit,
which they that believe on him were to receive,
alleluia, alleluia.
POSTCOMMUNION

W E humbly beseech thee, O Lord: that thou


wouldest send down upon our hearts the
healthful Spirit of thy grace; and, that we may bring
forth fruit unto thee, pour upon us the inward dew of
his blessing; through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord,
who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the
same Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end.
Amen.

THE DAY OF PENTECOST


BEING THE FIFTIETH DAY AFTER EASTER
COMMONLY CALLED
WHITSUNDAY
INTROIT

EG 691. Spiritus Domini. Wisdom 1. THE Spirit of the Lord


hath filled the whole world, alleluia: and that which
containeth all things hath knowledge of the voice,
alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. Ps. 68. Let God arise, and let
his enemies be scattered: let them also that hate him
flee before him. 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 Spirit of the Lord hath filled the
whole world, alleluia: and that which containeth all
things hath knowledge of the voice, alleluia, alleluia,
alleluia.

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Or

IG 54. Ps. 68. Ant. O SING unto God, and sing praises
unto his Name: / magnify him that rideth upon the
heavens; praise him in his Name JAH, and rejoice
before him.
1 Let God arise, and let his enemies be scattered: /
let them also that hate him flee before him.
2. Like as the smoke vanisheth, so shalt thou drive
them away; / and like as wax melteth at the fire, so let
the ungodly perish at the presence of God.
3 But let the righteous be glad and rejoice before
God: / let them also be merry and joyful.
4 O sing unto God, and sing praises unto his
Name: / magnify him that rideth upon the heavens;
praise him in his Name JAH, and rejoice before him.
5 He is a father of the fatherless, and defendeth the
cause of the widows: / even God in his holy habitation.
6 He is the God that giveth the desolate a home to
dwell in, and bringeth the prisoners out of captivity; /
but the rebellious dwell in scarceness.
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.
Ant. O SING unto God, and sing praises unto his
Name: / magnify him that rideth upon the heavens;
praise him in his Name JAH, and rejoice before him.
Gloria is said.

THE COLLECT.

G OD, who as at this time didst teach the hearts of


thy faithful people, by the sending to them the
light of thy Holy Spirit: grant us by the same Spirit to
have a right judgement in all things; and evermore to
rejoice in his holy comfort; through the merits of Christ
Jesus our Saviour, who liveth and reigneth with thee,
in the unity of the same Spirit, one God, world
without end. Amen.

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The Collect of Pentecost is to be used daily until Trinity Sunday.
The following additional Collect may be used on Whitsunday and
the six days following.

O GOD, who makest us glad with the yearly


remembrance of the coming of the HoIy Spirit
upon thy disciples in Jerusalem: grant that we who
celebrate before thee the Feast of Pentecost; may
continue thine for ever; and daily increase in thy Holy
Spirit, until we come to thine eternal kingdom;
through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who liveth and
reigneth with thee, in the unity of the same Holy
Spirit, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
THE LESSON. Acts 2. 1.

W HEN the day of Pentecost was fully come, the


Disciples were all with one accord in one place.
And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a
rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where
they were sitting. And there appeared unto them
cloven tongues, like as of fire, and it rested upon each
of them: and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit,
and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit
gave them utterance.
And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout
men, out of every nation under heaven. Now when
this sound was heard, the multitude came together,
and were bewildered, because that every man heard
them speak in his own language. And they were all
amazed, and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold,
are not all these which speak Galilaeans? And how
hear we every man in our own tongue wherein we
were born? Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and
the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judæa, and
Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia, Phrygia, and
Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about
Cyrene, and strangers from Rome, both Jews and
proselytes, Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them
speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God.

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GRADUAL

EG: Ps. 104. Alleluia. Alleluia. V. O send forth thy


Spirit, and they shall be made: and thou shalt renew
the face of the earth. Alleluia. V. The Holy Spirit,
proceeding from the throne, came down in unseen
majesty: as on this day, upon the Twelve, purifying
their most inmost hearts.
Then at once, without repetition of Alleluia, is sung the Sequence.

Or

BCP: Ps. 68. Alleluia. Alleluia. O God, when thou


wentest forth before thy people, / when thou wentest
through the wilderness, Alleluia.
8 The earth shook, and the heavens poured down
rain at the presence of God: / Sinai also quaked at the
presence of God, who is the God of Israel. Alleluia.
9 Thou, O God, sentest a gracious rain upon thine
inheritance, / and refreshedst it when it was weary.
Alleluia.
10 Thy congregation dwelt therein; / for thou, O
God, of thy goodness didst provide for the poor.
Then at once, without repetition of Alleluia, may be sung the
Sequence.
SEQUENCE.
Veni, Sancte Spiritus.

C OME, thou holy Paraclete, And from thy celestial


seat Send thy light and brilliancy.
Father of the poor, draw near; Giver of all gifts, be
here; Come, the soul's true radiancy.
Come, of comforters the best, Of the soul the sweetest
guest, Come in toil refreshingly:
Thou in labour rest most sweet, Thou art shadow from
the heat, Comfort in adversity.
O thou Light, most pure and blest, Shine, within the
inmost breast, Of thy faithful company.
Where thou art not, man hath nought; Ev’ry holy deed
and thought Comes from thy Divinity.

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What is soiléd, make thou pure; What is wounded,
work its cure; What is parchéd, fructify;
What is rigid, gently bend; What is frozen, warmly
tend; Strengthen what goes erringly.
Fill thy faithful, who confide In thy power to guard
and guide, With thy sevenfold Mystery.
Here thy grace and virtue send; Grant salvation in the
end. And in heaven felicity. Amen. Alleluia.

The Sequence is said daily up to the following Saturday, inclusive.

THE GOSPEL. St John 14. 15.

JESUS said unto his disciples, If ye love me, keep my


commandments. And I will pray the Father, and he
shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide
with you for ever; even the Spirit of truth, whom the
world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither
knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with
you, and shall be in you.
I will not leave you comfortless; I will come to you.
Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but
ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also. At that day
ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me,
and I in you. He that hath my commandments, and
keepeth them, he it is that loveth me; and he that
loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love
him, and will manifest myself to him. Judas saith unto
him, (not Iscariot,) Lord, how is it that thou wilt
manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world?
Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me,
he will keep my words, and my Father will love him,
and we will come unto him, and make our abode with
him. He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings:
and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the
Father's which sent me.
These things have I spoken unto you, being yet
present with you. But the Comforter, which is the
Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he
shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your
remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. Peace

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I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the
world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be
troubled, neither let it be afraid.
Creed is said.

OFFERTORY. Stablish the thing, O God, that thou hast


wrought in us: for thy temple's sake at Jerusalem, shall
kings bring presents unto thee, alleluia.
SECRET

S ANCTIFY, O Lord, we beseech thee, these our


oblations: that being enlightened by the beams of
thy Holy Spirit; our hearts may be purified from all
evil; through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who liveth
and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the same Holy
Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
Preface of Pentecost.

COMMUNION. I will not leave you comfortless; I will


come to you yet again, alleluia: and your heart shall be
joyful, alleluia, alleluia.
POSTCOMMUNION

W E humbly beseech thee, O Lord; that thou


wouldest send down upon our hearts the
healthful Spirit of thy grace; and, that we may bring
forth fruit unto thee, pour upon us the inward dew of
his blessing; through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord,
who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the
same Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end.
Amen.

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MONDAY AFTER PENTECOST
INTROIT

EG: AM. Cibavit eos. HE fed them also with the finest
wheat flour, alleluia: and with honey from the rock
hath he satisfied them, alleluia, alleluia. Ps. 81. Sing we
merrily unto God our helper: make a cheerful noise
unto the God of Jacob. 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. HE fed them also with the finest wheat
flour, alleluia: and with honey from the rock hath he
satisfied them, alleluia, alleluia.
Or

IG 55. Ps. 81. Ant. 'I WOULD feed them also with the
finest wheat-flour; / and with honey out of the stony
rock would I satisfy thee.'
13 O that my people would hearken unto me, / that
Israel would walk in my ways!
14 I should soon put down their enemies, / and turn
my hand against their adversaries.
15 The haters of the LORD should feign obedience
unto him; / but their time should endure for ever.
16 I would feed them also with the finest wheat-
flour; / and with honey out of the stony rock would I
satisfy thee.'
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.
Ant. 'I WOULD feed them also with the finest wheat-
flour; / and with honey out of the stony rock would I
satisfy thee.'
Gloria is said.

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THE COLLECTS.

G OD, who as at this time didst teach the hearts of


thy faithful people, by the sending to them the
light of thy Holy Spirit: grant us by the same Spirit to
have a right judgement in all things; and evermore to
rejoice in his holy comfort; through the merits of Christ
Jesus our Saviour, who liveth and reigneth with thee,
in the unity of the same Spirit, one God, world
without end. Amen.

Let us pray.

G OD, who didst pour out the Holy Spirit upon


thine apostles: graciously fulfil the devout prayers
of thy people; and forasmuch as thou hast bestowed
upon them the gift of faith, vouchsafe also to give
them the blessing of peace; through Jesus Christ thy
Son our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in
the unity of the same Holy Ghost, ever one God, world
without end. Amen.
THE LESSON. Acts 10. 34.

I N THOSE DAYS: Peter opened his mouth, and


said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of
persons; but in every nation he that feareth him, and
worketh righteousness, is accepted with him. The
word which God sent unto the children of Israel,
preaching good tidings of peace by Jesus Christ (he is
Lord of all); that word, I say, ye know, which was
published throughout all Judæa, beginning from
Galilee, after the baptism which John preached: how
God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit
and with power; who went about doing good, and
healing all that were oppressed by the devil: for God
was with him. And we are witnesses of all things
which he did, both in the land of the Jews, and in
Jerusalem; Whom they slew, and hanged on a tree: him
God raised up the third day, and showed him openly;
not to all the people, but unto witnesses chosen before
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after he rose from the dead. And he commanded us to
preach unto the people, and to bear witness that it is
he who was ordained of God to be the Judge of quick
and dead. To him give all the prophets witness, that
through his name whosoever believeth in him shall
receive forgiveness of sins.
While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Spirit
fell on all them which heard the word. And they of
the circumcision which believed were astonished, as
many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles
also was poured out the gift of the Holy Spirit. For
they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify
God. Then answered Peter, Can any man forbid water,
that these should not be baptized, which have received
the Holy Spirit as well as we? And he commanded
them to be baptized in the name of the Lord. Then
prayed they him to tarry certain days.
GRADUAL

EG: AM. Acts 2. Alleluia, alleluia. The Apostles spake


with divers tongues: the wonderful works of God,
alleluia. [Here genuflect] V. Come, Holy Ghost, and fill
the hearts of thy faithful people: and kindle in them
the fire of thy love.
Or

BCP: Ps. 104. Alleluia. Alleluia. THESE wait all upon


thee, / that thou mayest give them meat in due season.
Alleluia.
29 When thou givest it to them they gather it; / and
when thou openest thy hand they are filled with good.
Alleluia.
30 When thou hidest thy face they are troubled: /
when thou takest away their breath they die, and are
turned again to their dust. Alleluia.
31 When thou lettest thy breath go forth they are
made; / and thou renewest the face of the earth.
Then at once, without repetition of Alleluia, may be sung the
Sequence.

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SEQUENCE.
Veni, Sancte Spiritus.

C OME, thou holy Paraclete, And from thy celestial


seat Send thy light and brilliancy.
Father of the poor, draw near; Giver of all gifts, be
here; Come, the soul's true radiancy.
Come, of comforters the best, Of the soul the sweetest
guest, Come in toil refreshingly:
Thou in labour rest most sweet, Thou art shadow from
the heat, Comfort in adversity.
O thou Light, most pure and blest, Shine, within the
inmost breast, Of thy faithful company.
Where thou art not, man hath nought; Ev’ry holy deed
and thought Comes from thy Divinity.
What is soiléd, make thou pure; What is wounded,
work its cure; What is parchéd, fructify;
What is rigid, gently bend; What is frozen, warmly
tend; Strengthen what goes erringly.
Fill thy faithful, who confide In thy power to guard
and guide, With thy sevenfold Mystery.
Here thy grace and virtue send; Grant salvation in the
end. And in heaven felicity. Amen. Alleluia.
THE GOSPEL. St John 3. 16.

G OD so loved the world, that he gave his only-


begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him
should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God
sent not his Son into the world to judge the world, but
that the world through him might be saved. He that
believeth on him is not judged: but he that believeth
not is judged already; because he hath not believed in
the name of the only-begotten Son of God. And this is
the judgement, that light is come into the world, and
men loved darkness rather than light, because their
deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth
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should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to
the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that
they are wrought in God.
Creed is said.

OFFERTORY. The Lord thundered out of heaven, and


the Highest uttered his voice: and the springs of water
were seen, alleluia.
SECRET

W E beseech thee, O Lord, graciously to sanctify


these our gifts: that, by the acceptable offering of
our spiritual sacrifice; we may ourselves be rendered an
everlasting oblation unto thee; through Jesus Christ
thy Son our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee,
in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world
without end. Amen.
Preface of Pentecost.

COMMUNION. The Holy Ghost shall teach you, alleluia:


whatsoever I have said unto you, alleluia, alleluia.
POSTCOMMUNION

W E beseech thee, O Lord, mercifully to assist thy


people: that they, on whom thou hast bestowed
thy heavenly mysteries; may by thee be defended from
all the assaults of their enemies; through Jesus Christ
thy Son our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee,
in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world
without end. Amen.

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TUESDAY AFTER PENTECOST
INTROIT

EG: AM. Accipite jucunditatem. 2 Esdras 2. 36. RECEIVE the


joyfulness of your glory, alleluia: giving thanks unto
God, alleluia: who hath called you to the heavenly
kingdom, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. Ps. 78. Hear my law,
O my people: incline your ears unto the words of my
mouth. 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.
RECEIVE the joyfulness of your glory, alleluia: giving
thanks unto God, alleluia: who hath called you to the
heavenly kingdom, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
Or

IG 56. Ps. 78. Ant. HE MADE a covenant with Jacob,


and gave Israel a law, / which he commanded our
forefathers to teach their children;
1 Hear my teaching, O my people: / incline your
ears unto the words of my mouth.
2 I will open my mouth in a parable; / I will utter
dark sayings from of old;
3 Which we have heard and known, / and such as
our fathers have told us.
4 We will not hide them from their children, but
tell them to the generation to come, / even the praises
of the LORD , and his might, and his wonderful works
that he hath done.
5 He made a covenant with Jacob, and gave Israel a
law, / which he commanded our forefathers to teach
their children;
6 That the next generation might know it, / and the
children which were yet unborn;
7 To the intent that when they rose up, / they
might show their children the same;
8 That they might put their trust in God, / and not
forget the works of God, but keep his commandments.

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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.
Ant. HE MADE a covenant with Jacob, and gave
Israel a law, / which he commanded our forefathers to
teach their children.
Gloria is said.

THE COLLECTS.

G OD, who as at this time didst teach the hearts of


thy faithful people, by the sending to them the
light of thy Holy Spirit: grant us by the same Spirit to
have a right judgement in all things; and evermore to
rejoice in his holy comfort; through the merits of Christ
Jesus our Saviour, who liveth and reigneth with thee,
in the unity of the same Spirit, one God, world
without end. Amen.

Let us pray.

M AY the power of the Holy Spirit be with us, O


Lord: both mercifully to cleanse our hearts, and
to defend us against all adversities; through Jesus
Christ thy Son our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with
thee, in the unity of the same Holy Ghost, ever one
God, world without end. Amen.
THE LESSON. Acts 8. 14.

I N THOSE DAYS: WHEN the Apostles, which were


at Jerusalem, heard that Samaria had received the
word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John;
who, when they were come down, prayed for them,
that they might receive the Holy Spirit: (for as yet he
was fallen upon none of them; only they were
baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.) Then laid
they their hands on them, and they received the Holy
Spirit.

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GRADUAL

EG: St. John 15. Alleluia, alleluia. The Holy Ghost shall
teach you: whatsoever I have said unto you. Alleluia.
[Here genuflect] V. Come, Holy Ghost, and fill the hearts
of thy faithful people: and kindle in them the fire of
thy love.
Then at once, without repetition of Alleluia, is sung the Sequence.

Or

BCP: Ps. 23. Alleluia. Alleluia. THE L O R D is my


shepherd; / therefore can I lack nothing. Alleluia.
2 He shall feed me in a green pasture, / and lead me
forth beside the waters of comfort. Alleluia.
3 He shall restore my soul, / and bring me forth in
the paths of righteousness, for his Name's sake.
Alleluia.
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the
shadow of death, I will fear no evil; / for thou art with
me; thy rod and thy staff comfort me.
Then at once, without repetition of Alleluia, may be sung the
Sequence.
SEQUENCE.
Veni, Sancte Spiritus.

C OME, thou holy Paraclete, And from thy celestial


seat Send thy light and brilliancy.
Father of the poor, draw near; Giver of all gifts, be
here; Come, the soul's true radiancy.
Come, of comforters the best, Of the soul the sweetest
guest, Come in toil refreshingly:
Thou in labour rest most sweet, Thou art shadow from
the heat, Comfort in adversity.
O thou Light, most pure and blest, Shine, within the
inmost breast, Of thy faithful company.
Where thou art not, man hath nought; Ev’ry holy deed
and thought Comes from thy Divinity.

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What is soiléd, make thou pure; What is wounded,
work its cure; What is parchéd, fructify;
What is rigid, gently bend; What is frozen, warmly
tend; Strengthen what goes erringly.
Fill thy faithful, who confide In thy power to guard
and guide, With thy sevenfold Mystery.
Here thy grace and virtue send; Grant salvation in the
end. And in heaven felicity. Amen. Alleluia.
THE GOSPEL. St John 10. 1.

JESUS said unto his disciples, Verily, verily I say unto


you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheep-
fold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a
thief and a robber. But he that entereth in by the door
is the shepherd of the sheep: to him the porter
openeth; and the sheep hear his voice, and he calleth
his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out. And,
when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before
them, and the sheep follow him; for they know his
voice. And a stranger will they not follow; but will flee
from him; for they know not the voice of strangers.
This parable spake Jesus unto them: but they
understood not what things they were which he spake
unto them.
Then said Jesus unto them again; Verily, verily I say
unto you, I am the door of the sheep. All that ever
came before me are thieves and robbers; but the sheep
did not hear them. I am the door; by me if any man
enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out,
and find pasture. The thief cometh not but for to steal,
and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might
have life, and that they might have it more
abundantly.
Creed is said.

OFFERTORY. The Lord opened the doors of heaven: he


rained down manna also upon them for to eat: and
gave them food from heaven, so man did eat Angels'
food, alleluia.

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SECRET

G RANT, O Lord, we beseech thee: that the


offerings which we present unto thee, may cleanse
us from all our sins; and make us worthy to be
partakers of thy holy Sacrament; through Jesus Christ
thy Son our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee,
in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world
without end. Amen.
Preface of Pentecost.

COMMUNION. The Spirit who proceedeth from the


Father, alleluia: he shall glorify me, alleluia, alleluia.
POSTCOMMUNION

W E beseech thee, O Lord: that thy Holy Spirit,


who is himself the remission of all our iniquities;
may in this heavenly Sacrament, regenerate our souls;
through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who liveth and
reigneth with thee, in the unity of the same Holy
Spirit, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

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EMBER WEDNESDAY AFTER
PENTECOST
THE EMBER DAYS ARE THE WEDNESDAY FRIDAY
AND SATURDAY IN THE OCTAVE OF PENTECOST

The BCP (Canada) on page 210 directs that the Collect, Epistle, and
Gospel of Wednesday in the Octave of Pentecost shall be used at
least once at each Embertide (the Ember Day Collect being used on
the appropriate days). In this present Octave of Pentecost it also
directs that the Propers for the Unity of the Christian Church (see
Thursday in the Octave Pentecost) may be used at a second
Eucharist on Whitsunday, or on any of the six days following. In
addition, the Collects, Epistles, and Gospels for the ordination
services may also be used during the Ember Season. The traditional
Propers for Ember Friday and Ember Saturday in Pentecost in the
Scottish and South African Prayer books have been provided.

INTROIT

EG: AM. Deus, dum egredereris. O GOD, when thou


wentest forth before the people, when thou wentest
through the wilderness, alleluia: the earth shook and
the heavens dropped, alleluia, alleluia. Ps. 68. Let God
arise and let his enemies be scattered: let them also that
hate him flee before him. 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, when thou wentest forth before
the people, when thou wentest through the
wilderness, alleluia: the earth shook and the heavens
dropped, alleluia, alleluia.
Or

IG 57. Ps. 132. Ant. LET THY priests be clothed with


righteousness; / and let thy saints sing with joyfulness.
7 We will go into his dwelling-place, / and fall low
on our knees before his footstool.
8 Arise, O LORD, into thy resting-place, / thou, and
the ark of thy strength.
9 Let thy priests be clothed with righteousness; /
and let thy saints sing with joyfulness.

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10 For thy servant David's sake, / turn not away the
face of thine anointed.
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.
Ant. LET THY priests be clothed with righteousness; /
and let thy saints sing with joyfulness.
Gloria is said.

THE COLLECTS.

G OD, who as at this time didst teach the hearts of


thy faithful people, by the sending to them the
light of thy Holy Spirit: grant us by the same Spirit to
have a right judgement in all things; and evermore to
rejoice in his holy comfort; through the merits of Christ
Jesus our Saviour, who liveth and reigneth with thee,
in the unity of the same Spirit, one God, world
without end. Amen.

Let us pray.

A LMIGHTY God, the giver of all good gifts, who of


thy divine providence hast appointed divers
Orders in thy Church: give thy grace, we humbly
beseech thee, to all those who are to be called to any
office and administration in the same; and so replenish
them with the truth of thy doctrine, and endue them
with innocency of life, that they may faithfully serve
before thee, to the glory of thy great Name, and to the
benefit of thy holy Church.

G RANT, O Lord, we beseech thee: that the Holy


Spirit the Comforter, which proceedeth from thee;
may enlighten our minds, and guide us, as thy Son
hath promised, into all truth; through Jesus Christ thy
Son our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in
the unity of the same Holy Ghost, ever one God, world
without end. Amen.

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THE EPISTLE. Romans 12. 3.

B RETHREN: FOR I say, through the grace given


unto me, to every man that is among you, not to
think of himself more highly than he ought to think,
but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to
every man the measure of faith. For as we have many
members in one body, and all members have not the
same office; so we, being many, are one body in Christ,
and every one members one of another. Having then
gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us,
whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the
proportion of faith; or ministry, let us wait on∗ our
ministering; or he that teacheth, on teaching; or he that
exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it
with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that
showeth mercy, with cheerfulness.
Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that
which is evil, cleave to that which is good. Be kindly
affectioned one to another with brotherly love, in
honour preferring one another: not slothful in
business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord; rejoicing in
hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in
prayer; distributing to the necessity of saints; given to
hospitality.
Bless them which persecute you; bless, and curse
not. Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with
them that weep. Be of the same mind one toward
another. Mind not high things, but condescend to
men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.
Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things
honest in the sight of all men. If it be possible, as
much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
GRADUAL

EG: Ps. 104. Alleluia, alleluia. The Apostles spake


with divers tongues: the wonderful works of God,
alleluia. [Here genuflect] V. Come, Holy Ghost, and fill

“give ourselves to” (R.V.)

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the hearts of thy faithful people: and kindle in them
the fire of thy love.
Then at once, without repetition of Alleluia, is sung the Sequence.

Or

BCP: Ps. 135. Alleluia. Alleluia. PRAISE the LORD, ye


house of Israel: / praise the LORD , ye house of Aaron.
Alleluia.
20 Praise the LORD , ye house of Levi: / ye that fear
the LORD, praise the LORD. Alleluia.
21 Praised be the LORD out of Sion, / who dwelleth
at Jerusalem.
Then at once, without repetition of Alleluia, may be sung the
Sequence.

SEQUENCE.
Veni, Sancte Spiritus.

C OME, thou holy Paraclete, And from thy celestial


seat Send thy light and brilliancy.
Father of the poor, draw near; Giver of all gifts, be
here; Come, the soul's true radiancy.
Come, of comforters the best, Of the soul the sweetest
guest, Come in toil refreshingly:
Thou in labour rest most sweet, Thou art shadow from
the heat, Comfort in adversity.
O thou Light, most pure and blest, Shine, within the
inmost breast, Of thy faithful company.
Where thou art not, man hath nought; Ev’ry holy deed
and thought Comes from thy Divinity.
What is soiléd, make thou pure; What is wounded,
work its cure; What is parchéd, fructify;
What is rigid, gently bend; What is frozen, warmly
tend; Strengthen what goes erringly.
Fill thy faithful, who confide In thy power to guard
and guide, With thy sevenfold Mystery.
Here thy grace and virtue send; Grant salvation in the
end. And in heaven felicity. Amen. Alleluia.

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THE GOSPEL. St Luke 10. 2.

T HEREFORE said Jesus unto them, The harvest


truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye
therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send
forth labourers into his harvest. Go your ways:
behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves.
Carry neither purse, nor scrip, nor shoes: and salute no
man by the way. And into whatsoever house ye enter,
first say, Peace be to this house. And if the son of
peace be there, your peace shall rest upon it: If not, it
shall turn to you again. And in the same house
remain, eating and drinking such things as they give:
for the labourer is worthy of his hire. Go not from
house to house. And into whatsoever city ye enter,
and they receive you, eat such things as are set before
you: and heal the sick that are therein, and say unto
them, The kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.
But into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you
not, go your ways out into the streets of the same, and
say, Even the very dust of your city, which cleaveth on
us, we do wipe off against you: notwithstanding be ye
sure of this, that the kingdom of God is come nigh
unto you.
Creed is said.

OFFERTORY. My delight shall be in thy


commandments, which I have loved exceedingly: my
hands also will I lift up unto thy commandments,
which I have loved, alleluia.
SECRET

W E beseech thee, O Lord, mercifully to accept these


our oblations: and vouchsafe so to work in us;
that we, who outwardly show forth thy mysteries, may
inwardly celebrate the same with all godly and devout
affections; through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who
liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy
Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

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Preface of Pentecost.

COMMUNION. Peace I leave with you, alleluia: my


peace I give unto you, alleluia, alleluia.
POSTCOMMUNION

O LORD, who hast suffered us to receive these


heavenly sacraments: we humbly beseech thy
mercy; that those things which we do show forth in
this life temporal, we may hereafter obtain in
everlasting felicity; through Jesus Christ thy Son our
Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity
of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end.
Amen.

Note: This Mass may also be said on Ember Friday and Ember
Saturday in the Pentecost Octave in place of those provided. It
must be said at least once in the Octave.

THURSDAY AFTER PENTECOST


FOR THE UNITY OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH

INTROIT

DELIVER us, O Lord our God,


EG App (4). Salvos nos fac.
and gather us from among the nations, alleluia: that we
may give thanks unto thy holy Name, and make our
boast of thy praise, alleluia, alleluia. Ps. 106. O give
thanks unto the Lord, for he is gracious: and his mercy
endureth for ever. 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. DELIVER us, O Lord our God, and
gather us from among the nations, alleluia: that we
may give thanks unto thy holy Name, and make our
boast of thy praise, alleluia, alleluia.
Or

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IG 58. Ps. 122. Ant. O PRAY for the peace of Jerusalem: /
may they prosper that love thee.
1 I was glad when they said unto me, / 'We will go
unto the house of the LORD.'
2 Behold, our feet now stand / within thy gates, O
Jerusalem.
3 Jerusalem is built as a city / that is at unity in
itself;
4 Whither the tribes go up, even the tribes of the
L ORD , / as was decreed for Israel, to give thanks unto
the Name of the LORD.
5 For there were set the thrones for judgement, /
even the thrones of the house of David.
6 O pray for the peace of Jerusalem: / may they
prosper that love thee.
7 Peace be within thy walls, / and plenteousness
within thy palaces.
8 For my brethren and companions' sakes, / I will
wish thee prosperity.
9 Yea, because of the house of the LORD our God, /
I will seek to do thee good.
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.
Ant. O PRAY for the peace of Jerusalem: / may they
prosper that love thee.
Gloria is said.
THE COLLECTS.

G OD, who as at this time didst teach the hearts of


thy faithful people, by the sending to them the
light of thy Holy Spirit: grant us by the same Spirit; to
have a right judgement in all things; and evermore to
rejoice in his holy comfort; through the merits of Christ
Jesus our Saviour, who liveth and reigneth with thee,
in the unity of the same Spirit, one God, world
without end. Amen.

Let us pray.

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O LORD Jesus Christ, who didst say unto thine
Apostles, Peace I leave with you, my peace I give
unto you: regard not our sins, but the faith of thy
Church; and grant unto her that peace and unity
which is agreeable to thy will.

V OUCHSAFE, we beseech thee, Almighty God:


that the Holy Spirit may descend upon us; and by
his gracious indwelling may make us meet to be the
temple of his glory; through Jesus Christ thy Son our
Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity
of the same Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without
end. Amen.
THE EPISTLE. Ephesians 4. 4.

B RETHREN: THERE is one body, and one Spirit,


even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;
one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father
of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
And unto every one of us is given grace, according to
the measure of the gift of Christ; wherefore it is said,
He ascended up on high, he led captivity captive,
He gave gifts unto men.
And when it is said, He ascended, what is it but that
he also descended into the lower parts of the earth? He
that descended is the same also that ascended up far
above all heavens, that he might fill all things. And he
gave some to b e Apostles; and some, Prophets; and
some, Evangelists; and some, Pastors and Teachers; for
the perfecting of the saints for the work of the
ministry, for the building up of the body of Christ; till
we all come, in the unity of the faith and of the
knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man,
unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ.
GRADUAL

EG: Ps. 122. Alleluia, alleluia. V. Praise the Lord, O


Jerusalem: praise thy God, O Sion. Alleluia. He
maketh peace in thy borders: and filleth thee with the
finest of the wheat.

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Then at once, without repetition of Alleluia, is sung the Sequence.

Or

BCP: Ps. 133. Alleluia, Alleluia. BEHOLD, how good


and joyful a thing it is / for brethren to dwell together
in unity! Alleluia.
2 It is like the precious oil upon the head, that ran
down unto the beard, / even unto Aaron's beard, and
went down to the collar of his clothing; Alleluia.
3 Like as the dew of Hermon, / which falleth upon
the hills of Sion. Alleluia.
4 For there the LORD promised his blessing, / even
life for evermore.
Then at once, without repetition o f Alleluia, may be sung the
Sequence.

SEQUENCE.
Veni, Sancte Spiritus.

C OME, thou holy Paraclete, And from thy celestial


seat Send thy light and brilliancy.
Father of the poor, draw near; Giver of all gifts, be
here; Come, the soul's true radiancy.
Come, of comforters the best, Of the soul the sweetest
guest, Come in toil refreshingly:
Thou in labour rest most sweet, Thou art shadow from
the heat, Comfort in adversity.
O thou Light, most pure and blest, Shine, within the
inmost breast, Of thy faithful company.
Where thou art not, man hath nought; Ev’ry holy deed
and thought Comes from thy Divinity.
What is soiléd, make thou pure; What is wounded,
work its cure; What is parchéd, fructify;
What is rigid, gently bend; What is frozen, warmly
tend; Strengthen what goes erringly.
Fill thy faithful, who confide In thy power to guard
and guide, With thy sevenfold Mystery.
Here thy grace and virtue send; Grant salvation in the
end. And in heaven felicity. Amen. Alleluia.

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THE GOSPEL. St John 17. 20.

JESUS said, Neither pray I for these alone, but for


them also that shall believe on me through their
word; that they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in
me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us; that
the world may believe that thou hast sent me. And the
glory which thou gavest me, I have given them; that
they may be one, even as we are one: I in them, and
thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and
that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and
hast loved them, even as thou hast loved me. Father, I
will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with
me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which
thou hast given me; for thou didst love me before the
foundation of the world. O righteous Father, the world
hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and
these have known that thou hast sent me; and I have
declared unto them thy Name, and will declare it; that
the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in
them, and I in them.
Creed is said.

OFFERTORY. God grant you to be likeminded one


towards another: that ye may with one mind and one
mouth glorify God. Alleluia, alleluia.
SECRET

W E beseech thee, O Lord: to sanctify these gifts


which we present unto thee for the union of all
Christian peoples; granting unto us in thy holy Church
the blessings of unity and concord; through Jesus
Christ thy Son our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with
thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God,
world without end. Amen.
Preface of Pentecost.

COMMUNION. We being many are one bread, and one


body: for we are all partakers of one bread and one
cup. Alleluia, alleluia.

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POSTCOMMUNION

G RANT, O Lord, that this holy Communion, which


we have received in token of the union in thee of
all thy faithful people: may likewise work in us
effectually to the unity of thy Church; through Jesus
Christ thy Son our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with
thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God,
world without end. Amen.

EMBER FRIDAY AFTER PENTECOST


INTROIT

EG: AM. Repleatur os meum. O LET my mouth be filled


with thy praise, alleluia: that I may sing, alleluia: my
lips will rejoice when I sing unto thee, Alleluia,
alleluia. V. Ps. 71. In thee, O Lord, have I put my trust;
let me never be put to confusion: deliver me and rescue
in thy righteousness. 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 LET my mouth be filled with thy
praise, alleluia: that I may sing alleluia: my lips will
rejoice when I sing unto thee. Alleluia, alleluia.
Or

IG 57. Ps. 132. Ant. LET THY priests be clothed with


righteousness; / and let thy saints sing with joyfulness.
7 We will go into his dwelling-place, / and fall low
on our knees before his footstool.
8 Arise, O LORD, into thy resting-place, / thou, and
the ark of thy strength.
9 Let thy priests be clothed with righteousness; /
and let thy saints sing with joyfulness.
10 For thy servant David's sake, / turn not away the
face of thine anointed.

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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.
Ant. LET THY priests be clothed with righteousness; /
and let thy saints sing with joyfulness.
Gloria is said
THE COLLECTS.

G OD, who as at this time didst teach the hearts of


thy faithful people, by the sending to them the
light of thy Holy Spirit: grant us by the same Spirit to
have a right judgement in all things; and evermore to
rejoice in his holy comfort; through the merits of
Christ Jesus our Saviour, who liveth and reigneth with
thee, in the unity of the same Spirit, one God, world
without end. Amen.
Let us pray.

A LMIGHTY God, the giver of all good gifts, who of


thy divine providence hast appointed divers
Orders in thy Church: give thy grace, we humbly
beseech thee, to all those who are to be called to any
office and administration in the same; and so replenish
them with the truth of thy doctrine, and endue them
with innocency of life, that they may faithfully serve
before thee, to the glory of thy great Name, and to the
benefit of the holy Church.

G RANT, we beseech thee, Almighty and most


merciful God: that thy Church, being gathered
together in the Holy Spirit; may nevermore be
disquieted by the assaults of her enemies; through
Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who liveth and reigneth
with thee, in the unity of the same Holy Ghost, ever
one God, world without end. Amen.

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THE LESSON. Acts 2. 22.

I N those days Peter opened his mouth and said, Ye


men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a
man attested by God among you by mighty works and
wonders and signs, which God did by him in the
midst of you, as ye yourselves also know: Him, being
delivered up by the determinate counsel and
foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked
hands have crucified and slain: Whom God raised up,
having loosed the pangs of death: because it was not
possible that he should be holden of it. For David
speaketh concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always
before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I
should not be moved: therefore did my heart rejoice,
and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh shall
rest in hope: because thou wilt not leave my soul in
Hades, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see
corruption. Thou hast made known to me the ways of
life; thou shalt make me full of joy with thy
countenance.
ALLELUIA.

Alleluia: Alleluia. Wisd. 12. O how good and sweet, O


Lord, is thy Spirit within us, alleluia. [Here genuflect]
Come, Holy Ghost, and fill the hearts of thy faithful
people: and kindle in them the fire of thy love.
Or

BCP: Ps. 135. Alleluia. Alleluia. PRAISE the LORD,


ye house of Israel: / praise the LO R D , ye house of
Aaron. Alleluia.
20 Praise the LORD , ye house of Levi: / ye that fear
the LORD, praise the LORD. Alleluia.
21 Praised be the LORD out of Sion, / who dwelleth
at Jerusalem.

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SEQUENCE.
Veni, Sancte Spiritus.

C OME, thou holy Paraclete, And from thy celestial


seat Send thy light and brilliancy.
Father of the poor, draw near; Giver of all gifts, be
here; Come, the soul's true radiancy.
Come, of comforters the best, Of the soul the sweetest
guest, Come in toil refreshingly:
Thou in labour rest most sweet, Thou art shadow from
the heat, Comfort in adversity.
O thou Light, most pure and blest, Shine, within the
inmost breast, Of thy faithful company.
Where thou art not, man hath nought; Ev’ry holy deed
and thought Comes from thy Divinity.
What is soiléd, make thou pure; What is wounded,
work its cure; What is parchéd, fructify;
What is rigid, gently bend; What is frozen, warmly
tend; Strengthen what goes erringly.
Fill thy faithful, who confide In thy power to guard
and guide, With thy sevenfold Mystery.
Here thy grace and virtue send; Grant salvation in the
end. And in heaven felicity. Amen. Alleluia.
THE GOSPEL. St. Luke 5. 17-26.

A T that time: It came to pass on a certain day, that


he was teaching; and there were Pharisees and
doctors of the law sitting by, which were come out of
every town of Galilee, and Judaea, and Jerusalem: and
the power of the Lord was with him to heal. And,
behold, men brought on a bed a man which was taken
with palsy: and they sought means to bring him in,
and to lay him before him. And when they could not
find by what way they might bring him in because of
the multitude, they went upon the housetop, and let
him down through the tiling with his couch into the
midst before Jesus. And when he saw their faith, he
said unto him, Man, thy sins are forgiven thee. And
the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying,

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Who is this which speaketh blasphemies? Who can
forgive sins, but God alone? But when Jesus perceived
their thoughts, he answering said unto them, What
reason ye in your hearts? Whether is easier, to say, Thy
sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Rise up and walk? But
that ye may know that the Son of man hath power
upon earth to forgive sins, (he said unto the sick of the
palsy,) I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy couch,
and go into thine house. And immediately he rose up
before them, and took up that whereon he lay, and
departed to his own house, glorifying God. And they
were all amazed, and they glorified God, and were
filled with fear, saying, We have seen strange things to
day.
Creed is said.

OFFERTORY. Praise the Lord, O my soul: while I live


will I praise the Lord: yea, as long as I have any being,
I will sing praises unto my God, alleluia.
SECRET

O LORD, who by thy Holy Spirit didst kindle the


hearts of the disciples of thy Son Jesus Christ our
Lord: grant, we pray thee; that the same heavenly fire
may consume the sacrifice which we offer in thy sight;
through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who liveth and
reigneth with thee, in the unity of the same Holy
Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

COMMUNION. I will not leave you comfortless: I will


come to you, alleluia: and your heart shall rejoice,
alleluia.
POSTCOMMUNION

O LORD, who hast made us partakers of the gifts of


these holy mysteries: we humbly beseech thee;
that those things, which thou hast commanded us to
do in remembrance of thee, may be profitable to the
succour of all our infirmities; who liveth and reigneth
with the Father, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever
one God, world without end. Amen.

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EMBER SATURDAY
AFTER PENTECOST
INTROIT

EG: Caritas Dei. Romans 5. THE love of God hath been


poured out in our hearts, alleluia: by the Holy Ghost
which is given unto us, alleluia, alleluia. Ps. V . 103.
Praise the Lord, O my soul: And all that is within me
praise his holy Name. 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 love of God hath been poured out in
our hearts, alleluia: by the Holy Ghost which is given
unto us, alleluia, alleluia.
Or

IG 57. Ps. 132. Ant. LET THY priests be clothed with


righteousness; / and let thy saints sing with joyfulness.
7 We will go into his dwelling-place, / and fall low
on our knees before his footstool.
8 Arise, O LORD, into thy resting-place, / thou, and
the ark of thy strength.
9 Let thy priests be clothed with righteousness; /
and let thy saints sing with joyfulness.
10 For thy servant David's sake, / turn not away the
face of thine anointed.
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.
Ant. LET THY priests be clothed with righteousness; /
and let thy saints sing with joyfulness.
Gloria is said.

THE COLLECTS.

G OD, who as at this time didst teach the hearts of


thy faithful people, by the sending to them the
light of thy Holy Spirit: grant us by the same Spirit to

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have a right judgement in all things; and evermore to
rejoice in his holy comfort; through the merits of Christ
Jesus our Saviour, who liveth and reigneth with thee,
in the unity of the same Spirit, one God, world
without end. Amen.

Let us pray.

A LMIGHTY God, the giver of all good gifts, who of


thy divine providence hast appointed divers
Orders in thy Church: give thy grace, we humbly
beseech thee, to all those who are to be called to any
office and administration in the same; and so replenish
them with the truth of thy doctrine, and endue them
with innocency of life, that they may faithfully serve
before thee, to the glory of thy great Name, and the
benefit of the holy Church.

L ORD, we beseech thee, mercifully pour into our


hearts the gift of the Holy Spirit: that we who have
been created by his wisdom; may evermore be guided
by his providence; through Jesus Christ thy Son our
Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity
of the same Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without
end. Amen.
THE LESSON. Acts 13. 44-52.

T HE next sabbath day came almost the whole city


together to hear the word of God. But when the
Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with envy,
and spake against those things which were spoken by
Paul, contradicting and blaspheming. Then Paul and
Barnabas waxed bold, and said, It was necessary that
the word of God should first have been spoken to you:
but seeing ye put it from you, and judge yourselves
unworthy of eternal life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles.
For so hath the Lord commanded us, saying, I have set
thee to be a light of the Gentiles, that thou shouldest
be for salvation unto the ends of the earth. And when
the Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and glorified

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the word of God: and as many as were ordained to
eternal life believed. And the word of the Lord was
spread abroad throughout all the region. But the Jews
stirred up the devout and honourable women and the
chief men of the city, and raised persecution against
Paul and Barnabas, and cast them out of their borders.
But they shook off the dust of their feet against them,
and came unto Iconium. And the disciples were filled
with joy and with the Holy Ghost.
TRACT

EG: Ps. 117O praise the Lord, all ye nations: praise him
all ye peoples. V . For his merciful kindness is ever
more and more towards us: and the truth of the Lord
endureth for ever.
Or

BCP: Ps. 135. Alleluia. Alleluia. PRAISE the LORD, ye


house of Israel: / praise the LORD , ye house of Aaron.
Alleluia.
20 Praise the LORD , ye house of Levi: / ye that fear
the LORD, praise the LORD. Alleluia.
21 Praised be the LORD out of Sion, / who dwelleth
at Jerusalem.
SEQUENCE.
Veni, Sancte Spiritus.

C OME, thou holy Paraclete, And from thy celestial


seat Send thy light and brilliancy.
Father of the poor, draw near; Giver of all gifts, be
here; Come, the soul's true radiancy.
Come, of comforters the best, Of the soul the sweetest
guest, Come in toil refreshingly:
Thou in labour rest most sweet, Thou art shadow from
the heat, Comfort in adversity.
O thou Light, most pure and blest, Shine, within the
inmost breast, Of thy faithful company.

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Where thou art not, man hath nought; Ev’ry holy deed
and thought Comes from thy Divinity.
What is soiléd, make thou pure; What is wounded,
work its cure; What is parchéd, fructify;
What is rigid, gently bend; What is frozen, warmly
tend; Strengthen what goes erringly.
Fill thy faithful, who confide In thy power to guard
and guide, With thy sevenfold Mystery.
Here thy grace and virtue send; Grant salvation in the
end. And in heaven felicity. Amen. Alleluia.
THE GOSPEL. St Luke 4. 38-44.

A T 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. And the devils also came out of many,
crying out, and saying, Thou art the Son of God. And
he rebuking them suffered them not to speak: for they
knew he was the Christ.
And when it was day, he departed and went into a
desert place: and the people sought him, and came
unto him, and would have kept him, that he should
not go from them. And he said unto them, I must
preach the kingdom of God to other cities also: for
therefore am I sent.
Creed is said.

OFFERTORY. O Lord God of my salvation, I have cried


day and night before thee: O Lord, let my prayer enter
into thy presence, alleluia.

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SECRET

G RANT, O Lord, we pray thee: that to the


rendering of our abstinence acceptable in thy
sight; we may, by the power of this holy Sacrament, be
enabled to present our hearts unto thee in perfect
purity; through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who
liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy
Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

COMMUNION. The Spirit breatheth where he listeth:


and thou hearest his voice, alleluia, alleluia: but
knowest not whence he cometh and whither he goeth,
alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
POSTCOMMUNION

G RANT, O Lord, we pray thee: that thy holy


mysteries may kindle our hearts with heavenly
fire; that we may evermore have our delight in the
performance of the same and in bringing forth the
fruits thereof; through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord,
who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the
Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

THE OCTAVE DAY OF PENTECOST


COMMONLY CALLED

TRINITY SUNDAY
INTROIT

BLESSED be the Holy


EG 692 (Alt). Benedicta sit. Tob. 12.
Trinity, and the undivided Unity: we will praise and
glorify him, because he hath showed his mercy upon
us. Ps. 8. O Lord our Governor: how excellent is thy
Name in all the world. 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

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end. Amen. BLESSED be the Holy Trinity, and the
undivided Unity: we will praise and glorify him,
because he hath showed his mercy upon us.
Or

IG 59. Ps. 8. Ant. O LORD our Governor, how excellent


is thy Name in all the world, / thou that hast set thy
glory above the heavens!
2 Out of the mouth of very babes and sucklings
hast thou ordained strength, because of thine enemies,
/ that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.
3 When I consider thy heavens, even the work of
thy fingers; / the moon and the stars, which thou hast
ordained;
4 What is man, that thou art mindful of him, / and
the son of man, that thou visitest him?
5 Thou hast made him but little lower than the
angels, / and dost crown him with glory and worship.
6 Thou makest him to have dominion over the
works of thy hands; / and thou hast put all things in
subjection under his feet;
7 All sheep and oxen; / yea, and the beasts of the
field;
8 The birds of the air, and the fishes of the sea; /
and whatsoever moveth through the paths of the seas.
9 O LO R D our Governor, / how excellent is thy
Name in all the world!
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.
Ant. O LORD our Governor, how excellent is thy
Name in all the world, / thou that hast set thy glory
above the heavens!
Gloria is said.
THE COLLECT.

A LMIGHTY and everlasting God, who hast given


unto us thy servants grace, by the confession of a
true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal

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Trinity, and in the power of the Divine Majesty to
worship the Unity: we beseech thee; that this holy
faith may evermore be our defense against all
adversities; who livest and reignest, one God, world
without end. Amen.
THE LESSON. Revelation 4. 1.

I N THOSE DAYS: I [John] saw, and behold, a door


was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I
heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me;
which said, Come up hither, and I will show thee
things which must be hereafter. And immediately I
was in the Spirit; and behold, a throne was set in
heaven, and one sat on the throne: and he that sat was
to look upon like a jasper and a sardius stone: and a
rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an
emerald. And round about the throne four and twenty
seats; and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders
sitting, clothed in white raiment; and on their heads
crowns of gold: and out of the throne proceed
lightnings and thunderings and voices. And seven
lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the
seven spirits of God; and before the throne as it were a
sea of glass, like unto crystal; and in the midst of the
throne, and round about the throne, four living
creatures, full of eyes before and behind; the first one
like a lion, and the second like a calf, and the third
having a face like a man, and the fourth like a flying
eagle; and every one of them had six wings; around
and within they are full of eyes; and they rest not day
or night, saying,
Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God the Almighty,
Which was, and which is, and which is to come.
And when those living beings give glory and honour
and thanks to him that sitteth upon the throne, who
liveth for ever and ever, the four and twenty elders fall
down before him that sitteth upon the throne, and
worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast
their crowns before the throne, saying,

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Thou art worthy, O Lord,
To receive glory and honour and power;
For thou hast created all things,
And for thy pleasure they are, and were created.
GRADUAL

EG: Dan. 3. Blessed art thou, O Lord, which beholdest


the great deep: and sittest upon the Cherubim. V. O
bless the Lord of heaven: for he hath showed mercy
upon us. Alleluia. Alleluia. V. Blessed art thou, O
Lord God of our fathers: and worthy to be praised for
evermore. Alleluia.
Or

BCP: Ps. 136. O give thanks unto the L ORD , for he is


gracious: / for his mercy endureth for ever.
2 O give thanks unto the God of all gods: / for his
mercy endureth for ever.
Alleluia, Alleluia. O thank the LORD of all lords: / for
his mercy endureth for ever. Alleluia.
THE GOSPEL. St John 3. 1.

T HERE was a man of the Pharisees, named


Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: the same came to
Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know
that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can
do these signs that thou doest, except God be with
him. Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily
I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot
see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus saith unto him,
How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter
the second time into his mother's womb, and be born?
Jesus answered, Verily, verily I say unto thee, Except a
man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter
into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the
flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is
spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be
born again. The wind bloweth where it listeth, and
thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell
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that is born of the Spirit. Nicodemus answered and
said unto him, How can these things be? Jesus
answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of
Israel, and knowest not these things? Verily, verily I
say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify
that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness. If I
have told you earthly things, and ye believe not; how
shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things? And
no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came
down from heaven, even the Son of man, who is in
heaven. And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the
wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:
that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but
have eternal life.
Creed is said.

OFFERTORY. Blessed be God the Father, and the only


begotten Son of God; and blessed be the Holy Spirit:
for the mercy he hath done unto us.
SECRET

O LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, we humbly beseech


thee: that by the power of thy holy Name, thou
wouldest vouchsafe to sanctify this oblation of our
sacrifice; that we may thereby be enabled evermore to
present ourselves unto thee to be an oblation
acceptable in thy sight; through Jesus Christ thy Son
our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the
unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without
end. Amen.
Preface of the Holy Trinity.

COMMUNION. Let us bless the God of heaven; and in


the sight of all living will we give thanks unto him:
because he hath done to us-ward after his loving
kindness.

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POSTCOMMUNION

O ETERNAL LORD GOD, who hast given unto us


to acknowledge the holy and eternal Trinity to be
likewise one undivided Unity: mercifully grant; that
we, who have now received thy holy sacraments; may
thereby be defended from all adversities which may
happen to the body and from all evil thoughts which
may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ thy
Son our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in
the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world
without end. Amen.

THE COMMEMORATION OF THE


MOST PRECIOUS BODY AND BLOOD
OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST
COMMONLY CALLED

CORPUS CHRISTI
Being the Thursday after Trinity Sunday

INTROIT
EG 732. Cibavit eos. HE fed them also with the finest
wheat flour, alleluia: and with honey from the rock
hath he satisfied them, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. Ps. 81.
Sing we merrily unto God our helper: make a cheerful
noise unto the God of Jacob. 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. HE fed them also with the finest
wheat flour, alleluia: and with honey from the rock
hath he satisfied them, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
Or

IG 135. Ps. 147. Ant. O PRAISE the L ORD , for it is a


good thing to sing praises unto our God: / yea, a joyful
and pleasant thing it is to be thankful.

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2 The LORD doth build up Jerusalem, / and gather
together the outcasts of Israel.
3 He healeth those that are broken in heart, / and
bindeth up their wounds.
4 He telleth the number of the stars, / and calleth
them all by their names.
5 Great is our LORD , and great is his power: / yea,
and his wisdom is infinite.
6 The LO R D setteth up the meek, / and bringeth
the ungodly down to the ground.
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.
Ant. O PRAISE the LO R D , for it is a good thing to
sing praises unto our God: / yea, a joyful and pleasant
thing it is to be thankful.
THE COLLECT.

O GOD, who in a wonderful sacrament hast left


unto us a memorial of thy passion: grant us so to
reverence the holy mysteries of thy Body and Blood;
that we may ever know within ourselves the fruit of
thy redemption; who livest and reignest with the
Father in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God, world
without end. Amen.
THE EPISTLE. 1 Corinthians 11. 23.

B RETHREN, I have received of the Lord that which


also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus, the
same night in which he was betrayed, took bread; and
when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take,
eat; this is my body, which is broken for you: this do
in remembrance of me. After the same manner also he
took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is
the new covenant in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye
drink it, in remembrance of me. For as often as ye eat
this bread, and drink this cup, ye do show the Lord's
death till he come.

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Wherefore, whosoever shall eat this bread, and
drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty
of the body and blood of the Lord. But let a man
examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and
drink of that cup. For he that eateth and drinketh
unworthily eateth and drinketh condemnation to
himself, not discerning the Lord's body.
GRADUAL

EG: Ps. 145.The eyes of all wait upon thee, O Lord: and
thou givest them their meat in due season. V. Thou
openest thy hand: and fillest all things living with
plenteousness. Alleluia, alleluia. V. St. John 6. My Flesh
is meat indeed, and my Blood is drink indeed: he that
eateth my Flesh and drinketh my Blood, dwelleth in
me, and I in him.
Then at once, without repetition of Alleluia, is sung the Sequence.

Or

BCP: Ps. 147. PRAISE the L ORD , O Jerusalem: / praise


thy God, O Sion.
13 For he hath made fast the bars of thy gates, / and
hath blessed thy children within thee.
14 He maketh peace in thy borders, / and filleth thee
with the finest of the wheat.
Alleluia, Alleluia. He sendeth forth his commandment
upon earth; / and his word runneth very swiftly.
Then at once, without repetition of Alleluia, may be sung the
Sequence.

SEQUENCE.
Lauda Sion Salvatorem.

L AUD, O Sion, thy salvation, Laud with hymns of


exultation Christ, thy King and Shepherd true:
Spend thyself, his honour raising, Who surpasseth all
thy praising; Never canst thou reach his due.
Sing today the mystery showing Of the living, life
bestowing Bread from heaven before thee set;

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E'en the same of old provided, When the Twelve,
divinely guided, At the holy Table met.
Full and clear ring out thy chanting, Joy nor sweetest
grace be wanting To thy heart and soul today.
When we gather up the measure Of that Supper and
its treasure, Keeping feast in glad array.
Lo, the new King's Table gracing, This new Passover of
blessing Hath fulfill'd the elder rite;
Now the new the old effaceth, Truth reveal'd the
shadow chaseth, Day is breaking on the night.
What he did at Supper seated, Christ ordain'd to be
repeated, His memorial ne'er to cease:
And, his word for guidance taking, Bread and wine we
hallow, making Thus our Sacrifice of peace.
This the truth to Christians given, Bread becomes his
Flesh from heaven, Wine becomes his holy Blood.
Doth it pass thy comprehending? Yet by faith, thy
sight transcending, Wondrous things are
understood.
Yea, beneath these signs are hidden Glorious things to
sight forbidden; Look not on the outward sign.
Wine is pour'd and Bread is broken, But in either
sacred token Christ is here by power divine.
Whoso of this Food partaketh, Rendeth not the Lord
nor breaketh: Christ is whole to all that taste.
Thousands are, as one, receivers; One, as thousands of
believers, Takes the Food that cannot waste.
Good and evil men are sharing One repast, a doom
preparing Varied as the heart of man;
Doom of life or death awarded, As their days shall be
recorded Which from one beginning ran.
When the Sacrament is broken, Doubt not in each
sever'd token, Hallow'd by the word once spoken,
Resteth all the true content.
Nought the precious Gift divideth, Breaking but the
sign betideth, He himself the same abideth, Nothing
of his fullness spent.

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Lo! the Angels' Food is given To the pilgrim who hath
striven; See the children's Bread from heaven, Which
to dogs may not be cast;
Truth the ancient types fulfilling, Isaac bound, a victim
willing, Paschal lamb, its life-blood spilling, Manna
sent in ages past.
Very Bread, good Shepherd, tend us, Jesu, of thy love
befriend us, Thou refresh us, thou defend us, Thine
eternal goodness send us In the Land of life to see;
Thou who all things canst and knowest, Who on earth
such food bestowest, Grant us with thy Saints,
though lowest, Where the heav'nly Feast thou
showest, Fellow-heirs and guests to be.
Amen, Alleluia.
THE GOSPEL. St John 6. 27.

JESUS said, Labour not for the meat which perisheth,


but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting
life, which the Son of Man shall give unto you: for him
hath God the Father sealed. Then said they unto him,
What shall we do, that we might work the works of
God? Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the
work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath
sent. They said therefore unto him, What sign showest
thou then, that we may see, and believe thee? what
dost thou work? Our fathers did eat manna in the
desert; as it is written, He gave them bread from
heaven to eat. Then Jesus said unto them, Verily,
verily I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread
from heaven; but my Father giveth you the true bread
from heaven. For the bread of God is he which cometh
down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world.
Then said they unto him, Lord, evermore give us this
bread. And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of
life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he
that believeth on me shall never thirst.
Creed is said.

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OFFERTORY. The priests of the Lord do offer the
offerings of the Lord, made by fire and the bread of
their God: therefore they shall be holy unto their God,
and not profane the Name of their God, alleluia.
SECRET

W E beseech thee, O Lord: that like as we in these


our oblations do show forth in a mystery the
unity and concord of thy Church; so thou wouldest
ever mercifully bestow upon her these thy blessings;
through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who liveth and
reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost,
ever one God, world without end. Amen.
Preface of Maundy Thursday and Corpus Christi.

COMMUNION. As often as ye do eat of this Bread, and


drink this Cup: ye do show the Lord's death till he
come. Wherefore, whosoever shall eat of this Bread,
and drink of this Cup of the Lord unworthily: shall be
guilty of the Body and Blood of the Lord, alleluia.
POSTCOMMUNION

G RANT, we beseech thee, O Lord: that we who in


these outward tokens have been made partakers
of thy most precious Body and Blood; may after this
life be replenished with the fruition of thy glorious
Godhead; who livest and reignest with the Father, in
the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world
without end. Amen.

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