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Pew Missalette, a typical Sunday Mass with commentary.

April 20, 2024

The Fifth Sunday in Lent, Judica me, Violet

INTROIT Ps. 42.3

Give sentence with me, O God, and defend my cause against the ungodly people: O deliver me from the deceitful and wicked man: for thou art the God of my strength. Ps. ibid. O send out thy light and thy truth: that they may lead me and bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy dwelling.  

Give sentence with me, O God, and defend my cause against the ungodly people: O deliver me from the deceitful and wicked man: for thou art the God of my strength.

COLLECT of the Day
Let us pray. We beseech thee, almighty God: mercifully to look upon thy people; that by thy great goodness they may be governed and preserved evermore, both in body and soul. Through Jesus Christ, thy Son, Our Lord, who with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, liveth and reignest God, world without end. (amen).

COLLECT of the Church                                                                                                                                       
Let us pray. We beseech thee, O Lord: mercifully to hear the prayers of thy Church; that all adversities and errors being done away, she may serve thee in freedom and quietness. Through Jesus Christ, thy Son, Our Lord, who with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, liveth and reignest God, world without end. (amen).

The Lesson from the Epistle of blessed Paul the Apostle to the Hebrews 9.11-15
Brethren: Christ being come an High Priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building; neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh; how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? And for this cause he is the Mediator of the New Testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first Testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance, in Christ Jesus our Lord.

GRADUAL Ps. 142.9-10
Deliver me, O Lord, from mine enemies: teach me to do the thing that pleaseth thee. Ps. 17.48-49. It is the Lord that deliverest me from my cruel enemies, and settest me up above mine adversaries: thou shalt rid me from the wicked man.

TRACT Ps. 128.1-4
Many a time have they fought against me from my youth up. May Israel now say: yea many a time have they vexed me from my youth up. But they have not prevailed against me: the plowers plowed upon my back. And made long fur-rows: but the righteous Lord hath hewn the snares of the ungodly in pieces.

The continuation of the holy Gospel according to John 8.46-50 
At that time: Jesus said unto the multitude Of the Jews: Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me? He that is of God heareth God’s words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of god. Then answered the Jews, and said unto him: say we not well that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a devil? Jesus answered: I have not a devil; but I honor my father, and ye do dishonor me. And I seek not mine own glory: there is one that seeketh and judgeth. Verily, verily, I say unto you, if a man keep my saying, he shall never see death. Then said the Jews unto him: now we know that thou hast a devil. Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and thou sayest: if a man keep my saying, he shall never taste of death. Art thou greater than our father Abraham, which is dead? And the prophets are dead: whom makest thou thyself? Jesus answered: if I honor myself, my honor is nothing: it is my father that honoreth me; of whom ye say, that he is your God: yet ye have not known him; but I know him: and if I should say, I know him not, I shall be a liar like unto you: but I know him, and keep his saying. Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad. Then said the Jews unto him: thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham? Jesus said unto them: Verily, verily, I say unto you: before Abraham was, I am. Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple.

OFFERTORY Ps. 118.17,107 
I will give thanks unto the Lord with my whole heart: O do well unto thy servant, that I may live, and keep thy word: quicken thou me, O Lord, according to thy word.

PREFACE of the Holy Cross
It is very meet, right, just, and availing unto salvation, that we should at all times, and in all places, give thanks unto thee: O Lord, holy Father, almighty, everlasting God: Who by the Tree of the Cross didst give salvation unto mankind: that whence death arose, thence life might rise again: and that He who by a tree overcame, might also by a tree overcome: Through Christ our Lord. Through whom the Angels praise, the Dominations adore, the Powers fear thy majesty. The Heavens and heavenly Virtues and blessed Seraphim together sing thy praise with exultation. With whom, we beseech thee, bid that our voices also be admitted, humbly praising thee, and saying: (Holy, holy, holy…)

COMMUNION 1 Cor. 11.24-25
This is my body, which is given for you: this cup is the new Testament in my blood, saith the Lord: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.

POSTCOMMUNION
Oremus: Assist us, O Lord our God: that we, whom thou hast here refreshed with thy mysteries; may be defended by thy perpetual succor. Through Jesus Christ, thy Son, Our Lord, who with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, liveth and reignest God, world without end. (amen)

POSTCOMMUNION
Let us Pray: We beseech thee, O Lord our God: that we, whom thou makest to rejoice in the par-taking of heavenly things; may by thee be defended against all earthly perils. Through Jesus Christ, thy Son, Our Lord, who with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, liveth and reignest God, world without end. (amen)