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Septuagesima Sunday
Second Class
Station: St. Lawrence outside the walls

[Latin Text]

Introit: Psalm xvii: 5, 6, 7

The sorrows of death surrounded me; the sorrow of hell encompassed me: and in my affliction I called upon the Lord, and He heard my voice from His holy temple. [Ps.] I will love Thee, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my firmament, my refuge, and my deliverer. Glory be.... The sorrows....

The "Gloria in excelsis" is not recited in Masses of the season until Holy Thursday.

Collect:

Graciously hear, we beseech Thee, O Lord, the prayers of Thy people; that we who are justly afflicted for our sins, may be mercifully delivered by Thy goodness, for the glory of Thy name.

Collects of the Season

Epistle: 1 Corinthians ix: 24-27; x: 1-5

    A reading from the first epistle of blessed Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians.
Brethren: Do you not know that they that run in the race, all indeed run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. And every one that strives for mastery refrains himself from all things: and they indeed that they may receive a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible one. I therefore so run, not as at an uncertainty; I so fight, not as one beating the air: but I chastise my body, and bring it under subjection, lest perhaps when I have preached to others, I myself should become a castaway. For I would not have you ignorant, brethren, that our fathers were all under the cloud, and all passed through the sea, and all in Moses were baptized, in the cloud and in the sea: and did all eat the same spiritual food, and all drank the same spiritual drink: (and they drank of the spiritual rock that followed them: and the rock was Christ). But with most of them God was not well pleased.

Gradual: Psalm ix: 10-11, 19-20

A helper in due time in tribulation: let them trust in Thee who know Thee: for Thou hast not forsaken them that seek Thee, O Lord. For the poor man shall not be forgotten till the end: the patience of the poor shall not perish forever: Arise, O Lord, let no man prevail.

Tract: Psalm cxxix: 1-4
The Tract is omitted in ferial Masses.

Out of the depths have I cried to Thee, O Lord: Lord, hear my voice. Let Thine ears be attentive to the prayer of Thy servant. If Thou, O Lord, will mark iniquities: O Lord, who shall abide it? For with Thee there is merciful forgiveness, and by reason of Thy law I have waited for Thee, O Lord.

Gospel: Matthew xx: 1-16

    +     The continuation of the holy Gospel according to Matthew.
At that time Jesus spoke to His disciples this parable: "The kingdom of heaven is like a householder who went out early in the morning to hire laborers into his vineyard. And having agreed with the laborers for a denarius a day, he sent them into his vineyard. And going out about the third hour, he saw others standing in the market place idle, and he said to them, 'Go you also into my vineyard, and I will give you what is just.' And they went their way. And again he went out about the sixth hour and the ninth hour, and did in like manner. But about the eleventh hour he went out and found others standing, and he said to them, 'Why do you stand here all day idle?' They said to him, 'Because no man has hired us.' He said to them, 'Go you also into my vineyard.' And when evening had come, the lord of the vineyard said to his steward, 'Call the laborers and pay them their hire, beginning with the last, even to the first.' When, therefore, they came that were of the eleventh hour, each man received a denarius. But when the first also came, they thought that they should receive more, yet they also received a denarius. And receiving it they murmured against the master of the house, saying, 'These last have worked but one hour, and thou hast made them equal to us that have borne the burden of the day and the heat.' But he answering, said to one of them, 'Friend, I do thee no wrong. Didst thou not agree to work for me for a denarius? Take what is thine, and go thy way. I will also give to this last man even as to thee. Or is it not lawful for me to do as I will? Are you disturbed because I am generous. So shall the last be first, and the first last. For many are called, but few are chosen.'"

Credo.

Offertory: Psalm xci: 2

It is good to give praise to the Lord, and to sing to Thy name, O most High.

Secret:

Having received our offerings, and prayers, we beseech Thee, O Lord, cleanse us by these heavenly mysteries, and graciously hear us.

Secrets of the Season

Communion: Psalm xxx: 17-18

Make Thy face to shine upon Thy servant, and save me in Thy mercy. Let me not be confounded, O Lord, for I have called upon Thee.

Postcommunion:

May Thy faithful people, O Lord, be strengthened by Thy gifts: that by partaking of them they may continue to seek after them, and by seeking them, constantly partake of them.

Postcommunions of the Season

Until Holy Saturday, when the Gloria in excelsis is omitted, the Ite Missa est is replaced by.

V. Let us bless the Lord.
R.
Thanks be to God.

 



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