Introit: Ps. xcvii: 1, 2
Sing ye to the Lord a new canticle, alleluia, for the Lord has done wonderful things, alleluia. He has revealed His justice in the sight of the gentiles, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. [Ps.] His right hand, and His holy arm, have gotten Him salvation. Glory be. ... Sing ye....
O God, who makest the minds of the faithful to be of one will, grant to Thy people to love that which Thou commandest, and to desire that which Thou dost promise; that so, among the changing allurements of the world, our hearts may be set where true joys are to be found.
Epistle: James i: 17-21
A reading from the epistle of blessed James the Apostle.
Beloved: Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of Lights, with whom there is no change nor shadow of alteration. Of His own will He has begotten us by the word of truth, that we might be, as it were, the first fruits of His creatures. You know this, my beloved brethren. But let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, and slow to wrath. For the wrath of man does not work the justice of God. Therefore, casting aside all uncleanness and abundance of malice, with meekness receive the ingrafted word, which is able to save your souls.
Alleluia, Alleluia. The right hand of the Lord hath wrought strength. The right hand of the Lord hath exalted me. Alleluia Christ, rising from the dead, dieth now no more: death shall no more have dominion over Him. Alleluia!
Gospel: John xvi: 5-14
+ The continuation of the holy Gospel according to John.
At that time Jesus said to his disciples: "I am going to Him who sent Me, and no one of you asks Me, 'Where art Thou going?' But because I have spoken to you these things, sorrow has filled your heart. But I speak the truth to you; it is expedient for you that I depart. For if I do not go, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I do go, I will send Him to you. And when He has come He will convict the world of sin, and of justice, and of judgment. Of sin because they do not believe in Me; of justice because I go to the Father, and you will see Me no more; and of judgment because the prince of this world has already been judged. Many things yet I have to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. But when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will teach you all the truth. For He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He will hear He will speak, and the things that are to come He will declare to you. He will glorify Me, because He will receive of what is Mine and will declare it to you."
Offertory: Ps. lxv: 1-2, 16
Shout with joy to God, all the earth, sing ye a psalm to His name. Come and hear, and I will tell you, all ye that fear God, what great things the Lord has done for my soul, alleluia.
O God, who by the sacred communion of this sacrifice hast made us partakers of the one supreme divine nature: grant, we beseech Thee, that as we know Thy truth, so we may follow it by a worthy life.
Communion: John xvi: 8
When the Paraclete, the Spirit of truth, is come, He will convict the world of sin, and of justice, and of judgment, alleluia, alleluia.
Assist us, O Lord our God, that by these gifts which we have received in faith, we may be purified from vice and delivered of all dangers.