Within the Octave of Corpus Christi
Introit: Ps. xvii: 19-20
The Lord became my protector, and brought me forth into a large place. He saved me because He was well pleased with me. [Ps.] I will love Thee, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my firmament, and my refuge, and my deliverer. Glory be.... The Lord....
Collect: Of the Sunday:
Grant, O Lord, that we may have a perpetual fear and love of Thy holy name; for Thou never failest to direct and govern by Thy grace, those whom Thou bringest up in the steadfastness of Thy love.
Collect: Of Corpus Christi:
O God, who in this wonderful Sacrament has left us a memorial of Thy passion, grant us, we beseech Thee, so to venerate the sacred mysteries of Thy Body and Blood, that we may ever perceive within us the fruit of Thy redemption.
Epistle: 1 John iii: 13-18
A reading from the first epistle of blessed John the Apostle:
Beloved: Do not be surprised if the world hates you. We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love the brethren. He who does not love abides in death. Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer. And you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him. In this we have come to know His love, that He laid down His life for us; and we, likewise, ought to lay down our life for our brethren. He who has the goods of this world and sees his brother in need, and closes his heart to him -- how does the love of God abide in him? My dear children, let us not love in word, neither with the tongue, but in deed and in truth.
Gradual: Ps. cxix: 1-2
In my trouble, I cried to the Lord, and He heard me. O Lord, deliver my soul from the wicked lips, and a deceitful tongue.
Alleluia, alleluia. O Lord, my God, in Thee have I put my trust. Save me from all that persecute me, and deliver me. Alleluia!
Gospel: Luke xiv: 16-24
+ The continuation of the Holy Gospel according to Luke.
At that time, Jesus spoke to the Pharisees this parable: "A certain man gave a great supper, and he invited many. And he sent his servant at supper time to tell those invited to `come, for everything is now ready.' And they all, with one accord, began to excuse themselves. The first said to him, `I have bought a farm, and I must go out to see it; I pray thee, hold me excused.' And another said, `I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I am on my way to try them; I pray thee, hold me excused.' And another said, `I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.' And the servant returned and reported these things to his master. Then the master of the house was angry, and said to his servant, `Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in here the poor, and the crippled, and the blind, and the lame.' And the servant said, `Sir thine order has been carried out, and still there is room.' Then the master said to the servant, `Go out into the highways and hedges, and make them come in so that my house may be filled. For I tell you that none of those who were invited shall taste of my supper.'"
Offertory: Ps. vi: 5
Turn to me, O Lord, and deliver my soul. O save me for Thy mercy's sake.
Secret: Of the Sunday:
May this Sacrifice, offered in Thy name, O Lord, cleanse us from sin, that by its virtue, our daily life on earth may become likened to that of heaven.
Secret: Of Corpus Christi:
We beseech Thee, O Lord, mercifully to grant to Thy Church the gifts of unity and peace, which are mystically signified beneath the gifts we offer.
Communion: Ps. xii: 6
I will sing to the Lord, who giveth me good things. I will sing to the name of the Lord, the most high.
Postcommunion: Of the Sunday:
Having received Thy sacred gifts, O Lord, vouchsafe that the more often we frequent these divine mysteries, the more surely they may avail to our salvation.
Postcommunion: Of Corpus Christi:
Grant us, we beseech Thee, O Lord, to be filled with the everlasting enjoyment of Thy divinity, which is prefigured by the temporal reception of Thy Body and Blood.