EMBER WEDNESDAY AFTER PENTECOST – MASS PROPERS

FASTING - BREAKS THE CHAINS

  EMBER WEDNESDAY AFTER PENTECOST

        STATION AT ST. MARY MAJOR

(Indulgence of 30 years and 30 quarantines)

                       Semi-double

                     Red vestments

                  Missa ‘Deus, dum’

Traditional day of fast and partial abstinence.

                       INTROITUS

Deus, dum egrederéris coram pópulo tuo, iter fáciens eis, hábitans in illis, allelúia: terra mota est, coeli distillavérunt, allelúia, allelúia. Ps. 67: 2. Exsúrgat Deus, et dissipéntur inimíci ejus: et fúgiant, qui odérunt eum, a fácie ejus. V. Gloria Patri.

            INTROIT – Psalm 67: 8, 9

O God, when Thou didst go forth in the sight of Thy people, making a passage for them, dwelling in the midst of them, alleluia; the earth was moved, the heavens dropped, alleluia, alleluia. Ps. Let God arise, and let His enemies be scattered: and let them that hate Him flee from before His face. V. Glory be to the Father.

                        COLLECT

Mentes nostras, quæsumus, Dómine, Paráclitus, qui a te procédit, illúminet: et indúcat in omnem, sicut tuus promísit Fílius, veritátem: Per Jesum Christum Fílium tuum, qui tecum vivit et regnat.

May the Paraclete Who proceedeth from Thee enlighten our minds, we beseech Thee, O Lord, and lead us into all truth, as Thy Son hath promised. Through Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth.

            EPISTLE Acts 5: 12-16   

In diébus illis: Per manus Apostolórum fiébant signa et prodígia multa in plebe. Et erant unanímiter omnes in pórticu Salomónis. Ceterórum autem nemo audébat se conjúngere illis: sed magnificébat eos pópulus. Magis autem augebátur credéntium in Dómino multitúdo virórum ac mulíerum, ita ut in platéas ejicerent infírmos, et pónerent in léctulis ac grabátis, ut, veniénte Petro, saltem umbra illíus obumbráret quemquam illórum, et liberaréntur ab infirmitátibus suis. Concurrébat autem et multitúdo vicinárum civitútem Jerúsalem, afferéntes ægros, et vexátos a spirítibus immúndis: qui curabántur omnes.

In those days, by the hands of the apostles, were many signs and wonders wrought among the people. And they were all with one accord in Solomon’s porch. But of the rest no man durst join himself with them: but the people magnified them. And the multitude of men and women that believed in the Lord was more increased; insomuch that they brought forth the sick into the streets, and laid them on beds and couches, that when Peter came, his shadow at least might overshadow any of them, and they might be delivered from their infirmities. And there came also together to Jerusalem a multitude out of the neighboring cities, bringing sick persons, and such as were troubled with unclean spirits, who were all healed.

                 SECOND ALLELUIA

                       (All kneel)

Alleluia. Veni, Sancte Spíritus, reple tuórum corda fidélium: et tui amóris in eis ignem accénde.

Alleluia. Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Thy faithful: and kindle in them the fire of Thy love.

                       SEQUENCE

              Veni Sancte Spiritus

Veni, sancte Spíritus, Et emítte cælitus Lucis tuæ rádium. Veni pater páuperum, Veni dator múnerum,Veni lumen córdium. Consolátor óptime, Dulcis hospes ánimæ, Dulce refrigérum.

In labóre réquies, In æstu tempéries, In fletu solátium. O Lux beatíssima, Reple cordis íntima Tuórum fidélium. Sine tuo númine, Nihil est in hómine, Nihil est innoxium. Lava quod est sórdidium, Riga quod est áridum, Sana quod est sáucium.

Flecte quod est rígidium, Fove quod est frígidium, Rege quod est dévium. Da tuis fidélibus, In te confidéntibus, Sacrum septenárium. Da virtutútis méritum, Da salútis éxitum, Da perénne gáudium. Amen. Allelúia.

Come Thou Holy Spirit, come, and from Thy celestial home shed a ray of light divine. Come, Thou Father of the poor, come, Thou source of all our store, come, within our bosoms shrine, Thou of Comforters the best, Thou the soul’s delightful guest, sweet refreshment here below.

In our labour rest most sweet, pleasant coolness in the heat, Solace in the midst of woe.O most blessed Light divine, shine within these hearts of Thine, and our inmost being fill. Where Thou art not, man hath nought, nothing good in deed or thought, nothing free from taint of ill.

Heal our wounds, our strength renew, on our dryness pour Thy dew, wash the stains of guilt away.  Bend the stubborn heart and will, melt the frozen, warm the chill, guide the steps that go astray.

On Thy faithful who adore, and confess Thee evermore, in Thy sevenfold gifts descend. Give them virtue’s sure reward, give them Thy salvation, Lord, give them joys that never end. Amen. Alleluia.

The bread that I will give is My flesh for the life of the world.

                 GOSPEL – John 6: 44-52

In illo témpore: Dixit Jesus turbis Judæórum:   Nemo potest veníre ad me, nisi Pater, qui misit me, traxerit eum: et ego resuscitábo eum in novíssimo die. Est scriptum in prophétis: Et erunt omnes docíbiles Dei. Omnis, qui audívit a Patre, et dídicit, venit ad me. Non quia Patrem vidit quisquam, nisi is, qui est a Deo, hic vidit Patrem. Amen, amen dico vobis: qui credit in me, habet vitam ætérnam. Ego sum panis vitæ. Patres vestri manducavérunt manna in desérto, et mórtui sunt. Hic est panis de coelo descéndens: ut si quis ex ipso manducáverit, non moriátur. Ego sum panis vivus, qui de coelo. descéndi. Si quis manducáverit ex hoc pane, vivet in ætérnum: et panis, quem ego dabo, caro mea est pro mundi vita.

At that time, Jesus said to the multitude of Jews: No man can come to Me, except the Father, Who hath sent Me, draw him; and I will raise him up in the last day. It is written in the prophets: And they shall all be taught of God. Every one that hath heard of the Father, and hath learned, cometh to Me. Not that any man hath seen the Father, but He who is of God, He hath seen the Father. Amen, amen, I say unto to you, he that believeth in Me hath everlasting life. I am the bread of life. Your fathers did eat manna in the desert, and are dead. This is the bread which cometh down from Heaven, that, if any man eat of it, he may not die. I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever; and the bread that I will give, is My flesh for the life of the world.

             OFFERTORY – Psalm 118: 47, 48

Meditabor in mandátis tuis, quæ diléxi valde: et levábo manus meas ad mandáta tua, quæ diléxi, allelúia.

I will meditate on Thy commandments, which I have loved exceedingly: and I will lift up my hands to Thy commandments, which I have loved, alleluia.

                           SECRET

Accipe, quæsumus, Dómine, munus oblátum: et dignanter operáre; ut quod mystériis ágimus, piis efféctibus celebrémus. Per Dóminum.

Receive, we beseech Thee, O Lord, the gifts we offer: and graciously bring about that, what we here do in these mysteries, we may hereafter by their holy consequences hold in honour. Through our Lord.

              PREFACE OF PENTECOST

Vere dignum et justum est, æquum et salutáre, nos tibi semper, et ubíque grátias ágere: Dómine sancte, Pater omnípotens ætérne Deus: per Christum Dóminum nostrum Qui ascéndens super omnes coelos, sedénsque ad déxteram tuam, promíssum Spíritum Sanctum hodiérna die in filíos adoptiónis effúdit, Qua própter profúsis gáudiís, totus in orbe terrárum mundus exsúltat. Sed et supérnæ Vírtútes, atque angélicæ Potestátes, hymnum glóriæ tuæ cóncinunt, sine fine dicéntes.

It is truly meet and just, right and availing unto salvation, that we should at all times and in all places give thanks unto Thee, O holy Lord, Father almighty and everlasting God; through Christ our Lord. Who ascending above all the heavens, and sitting at Thy right hand, on this day sent forth the Holy Ghost, as He had promised, on the children of adoption. Wherefore does the whole world rejoice with exceeding great joy; the hosts above and also the angelic powers join in singing the hymn to Thy glory, saying without ceasing:

  Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus…

HOLY SACRIFICE OF THE MASS - WITHIN THE OCTAVE OF PENTECOST

                COMMUNION – John 14: 27

Pacem, relínquo vobis, allelúia: pacem meam do vobis, allelúia, allelúia.

My peace I leave you, alleluia: My peace I give you, alleluia, alleluia.

                       POSTCOMMUNION

Sumentes, Dómine, coeléstia sacraménta, quæsumus cleméntiam tuam: ut, quod temporáliter, gérimus, ætérnis gáudiis consequémur. Per Dominum.

Receiving Thy Heavenly sacrament, we beg Thy clemency, O Lord, that what we do in this life we may follow in the joys of eternity. Through our Lord.

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