First Class with a privileged Octave of the first order.
Station at Saint Peter's
Introit: Wisdom i: 7 & Ps. lxvii: 2
The Spirit of the Lord hath filled the whole world, alleluia; and that which contains all things has knowledge of the voice, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. [Ps.] Let God arise, and let His enemies be scattered. And let them that hate Him flee from before His face. Glory.- The Spirit.-
O God, who on this day didst teach the hearts of Thy faithful by the light of the Holy Ghost, grant us by the same Spirit to judge rightly in all things, and ever to rejoice in His consolation. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who lives and reigns with Thee in the unity of the same Holy Ghost.-
Epistle: Acts of the Apostles ii: 1-11
A reading from the Acts of the Apostles.
When the days of Pentecost were accomplished, they were all together in one place, and suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a mighty wind coming, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. And there appeared to them parted tongues, as it were, of fire; and it sat upon every one of them, and they were filled with the Holy Ghost. And they began to speak with diverse tongues, according as the Holy Ghost gave them to speak. Now, there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven. And when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded in mind, because every man heard them speak in his own tongue. And they were all amazed, and wondered, saying: "Behold, are not all these that speak Galileans? And how have we heard, every man, in his own tongue, in which he was born? Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and inhabitants of Mesopotamia, Judea, and Cappadocia, Pontus, and Asia, Phrygia, and Pamphylia, Egypt, and the parts of Libya around Cyrene, and strangers from Rome, Jews also, and proselytes, Cretes, and Arabians: We have heard them speak in our own tongues, of the wonderful works of God."
Alleluia, alleluia. Send forth Thy Spirit, and they shall be created, and Thou shalt renew the face of the earth! Alleluia. [Here all genuflect.] Come, O Holy Ghost, fill the hearts of Thy faithful: and kindle in them the fire of Thy love.
Each day throughout the Octave
Come, Holy Ghost, send down those beams,
O, come Thou Father of the poor,
O Thou of comforters the best,
Rest art Thou, in our toil most sweet
O blessed light of life Thou art,
Without Thy Godhead nothing can
Lord, wash our sinful stains away
To Thy sweet yoke our stiff necks bow,
Grant to Thy faithful, dearest Lord,
Grant us in life Thy grace, that we
Gospel: John xiv: 23-31
+ The continuation of the Holy Gospel according to John.
At that time Jesus said to His disciples: "If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word, and My Father will love him, and We will come to him, and make Our abode in him. He that loves Me not, keeps not My words. And the word that you have heard is not Mine; but the Father's, who sent Me. These things have I spoken to you, abiding with you. But the Paraclete, the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in My name, will teach you all things, and will bring all things to your mind, whatsoever I shall have told you. Peace I leave you, My peace I give unto you. Not as the world gives, do I give unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, nor let it be afraid. You have heard that I said to you, `I go away, and I come unto you.' If you loved Me, you would indeed be glad, because I go to the Father; for the Father is greater than I. And now I have told you before it comes to pass; that when it shall come to pass, you may believe. I will not now speak many things with you. For the Prince of this world comes, and in Me he has nothing. But that the world may know that I love the Father, and as the Father has given Me commandments, so I do."
Offertory: Ps. lxvii: 29-30
Confirm, O God, what Thou hast wrought in us. From Thy temple, which is in Jerusalem, kings shall offer presents to Thee, alleluia.
Sanctify, we beseech Thee, O Lord, the gifts which we offer Thee, and cleanse our hearts by the light of the Holy Ghost. Through our Lord - in the unity of the same Holy Ghost.-
Communion: Acts of the Apostles ii: 2,4
Suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a mighty wind coming (and it filled the house) where they were sitting, alleluia; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, speaking the wonderful works of God, alleluia, alleluia.
May the outpouring of the Holy Ghost purify our hearts, O Lord, and by the inward sprinkling of His heavenly dew may they be made fruitful. Through our Lord - in the unity of the same Holy Ghost.-