The Incredulity of St Thomas by Matthias Stom

         The Incredulity of St Thomas by Matthias Stom

Because thou hast seen Me, Thomas, thou hast believed; blessed are they that have not seen, and have believed.

                QUASIMODO SUNDAY

           THE OCTAVE DAY OF EASTER       

                     LOW SUNDAY


                     White vestments

                   Missa ‘Quasi modo’


Quasi modo géniti infántes, allelúia: rationábile, sine dolo lac concupíscite, allelúia, allelúia, allelúia. Ps. 80: 2. Exsultáte Deo adjutóri nostro: jubiláte Deo Jacob. V. Glória Patri.

As newborn babes, alleluia, desire the rational milk without guile, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. Ps. Rejoice to God our Helper: sing aloud to the God of Jacob. V. Glory be to the Father.


Præsta, quǽsumus, omnípotens Deus: ut, qui paschália festa perégimus; hæc, te largiénte, móribus et vita teneámus. Per Dóminum.

Grant, we beseech Thee, almighty God, that we who have celebrated the Pascal solemnity, may, by Thy bounty, show forth its effects in our life and conversation. Through our Lord.


                1 John 5: 4-10

Carissimi: Omne, quod natum est ex Deo, vincit mundum: et hæc est victória, quæ vincit mundum, fides nostra. Quis est, qui vincit mundum, nisi qui credit, quóniam Jesus est Fílius Dei? Hic est qui venit per aquam, et sánguinem, Jesus Christus: non in aqua solum, sed in aqua et sánguine. Et Spíritus est, qui testificátur, quóniam Christus est véritas. Quóniam tres sunt, qui testimónium dant in cælo: Pater, Verbum, et Spíritus Sanctus: et hi tres unum sunt. Et tres sunt, qui testimónium dant in terra: Spíritus, et aqua, et sanguis: et hi tres unum sunt. Si testimónium hóminum accípimus, testimónium Dei majus est: quóniam hoc est testimónium Dei, quod majus est: quóniam testificátus est de Fílio suo. Qui credit in Fílium Dei, habet testimónium Dei in se.


Dearly beloved: Whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory, which overcometh the world, our faith. Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God? This is He that came by water and blood, Jesus Christ: not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit which testifieth that Christ is the truth. And there are three who give testimony in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. And there are three that give testimony on earth: the Spirit and the water and the blood; and these three are one. If we receive the testimony of men, the testimony of God is greater: for this is the testimony of God, which is greater, because He hath testified of His Son. He that believeth in the Son of God hath the testimony of God in himself.                        


     Matthew 28: 7; John 20: 26 

Allelúia, allelúia. V. In die resurrectiónis meæ, dicit Dóminus, præcédam vos in Galilǽam.

Allelúia V. Post dies octo jánuis clausis, stetit Jesus in médio discipulórum suórum, et dixit: Pax vobis. Allelúia.

Alleluia, alleluia. V. On the day of my resurrection, saith the Lord, I will go before you into Galilee.

Alleluia. V. After eight days, the doors being shut, Jesus stood in the midst of His disciples, and said: Peace be to you. Alleluia.



           John 20: 19-31 

At that time, when it was late that same day, the first of the week, and the doors were shut, where the disciples were gathered together for fear of the Jews,. Jesus came, and stood in the midst and said to them: Peace be to you. And when He had said this, He showed them His hands and His side. The disciples therefore were glad, when they saw the Lord. He said therefore to them again: Peace be to you. As the Father hath sent Me, I also send you. When He had said this, He breathed on them, and He said to them: Receive ye the Holy Ghost: whose sins you shall forgive, they are forgiven them: and whose sins you shall retain, they are retained. Now Thomas, one of the twelve, who is called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came. The other disciples therefore said to him: We have seen the Lord. But he said to them: Except I shall see in His hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the place of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe. And after eight days, again His disciples were within, and Thomas with them. Jesus cometh, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said: Peace be to you. Then He saith to Thomas: Put in thy finger hither, and see My hands, and bring hither thy hand, and put it into my side; and be not faithless, but believing. Thomas answered and said to Him: My Lord and my God. Jesus saith to him: Because thou hast seen Me, Thomas, thou hast believed; blessed are they that have not seen, and have believed. Many other signs also did Jesus in the sight of His disciples, which are not written in this book. But these are written, that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God: and that, believing, you may have life in His name.


               Matthew 28: 2, 5, 6

Angelus Dómini descéndit  de cælo, et dixit muliéribus: Quem quǽritis, surréxit, sicut dixit, allelúia.

An angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and said to the women: He whom you seek is risen, as He said, alleluia.


Suscipe múnera, Dómine, quǽsumus, exsultántis Ecclésiæ: et cui causam tanti gáudii præstitísti, perpétuæ fructum concéde lætítiæ. Per Dóminum

Receive, we beseech Thee, O Lord, the gifts of Thy rejoicing Church, and grant that she to whom Thou hast given cause    for so great joy, may obtain also the fruit of perpetual gladness. Through our Lord.

             PREFACE OF EASTER

Vere dignum et justum est, æquum et salutáre: Te quidem, Dómine, omni témpore, sed in hoc potíssimum gloriósius prædícare, cum Pascha nostrum immolátus est Christus. Ipse enim verus est Agnus, qui ábstulit peccáta mundi. Qui mortem nostram moriéndo destrúxit, et vitam resurgéndo reparávit. Et ídeo cum Angelis et Archángelis, cum Thronis et Dominatiónibus, cumque omni milítia cæléstis exércitus, hymnum glóriæ tuæ cánimus, sine fine dicéntes:

It is truly meet and just, right and availing unto salvation that at all times, but more especially at this season, we should extol Thy glory, O Lord, when Christ our Pasch was sacrificed. For He is the true Lamb that hath taken away the sins of the world: Who by dying hath overcome our death, and by rising again hath restored our life. And therefore with Angels and Archangels, with Thrones and Dominations, and with all the heavenly hosts, we sing a hymn to Thy glory, saying without ceasing:

st thomas the doubter


                    John 20: 27

Mitte manum tuam, et cognósce loca clavórum, allelúia: et noli esse incrédulus, sed fidélis, allelúia, allelúia.

Put in thy hand, and know the place of the nails, alleluia; and be not faithless, but believing, alleluia, alleluia.


Quæsumus, Dómine Deus noster: ut sacrosáncta mystéria, quæ pro reparatiónis nostræ munímine contulísti; et præsens nobis remédium esse fácias, et futúrum. Per Dóminum.

We beseech Thee, O Lord our God, to make the most holy mysteries, which Thou hast given to ensure our regeneration, a remedy for us both now and for all time to come. Through our Lord.


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