Introit: Ecclesiasticus xxxvi: 18
Give peace, O Lord, to them that patiently wait for Thee, that Thy prophets may be found faithful. Hear the prayers of Thy servant, and of Thy people Israel. [Ps.] I rejoiced at the things that were said to me, "We shall go into the house of the Lord." Glory be.... Give peace....
In Thy tender mercy, direct our hearts, we beseech Thee, O Lord, because without Thee we are not able to please Thee.
Epistle: 1 Corinthians i: 4-8
A reading from the First Epistle of blessed Paul the Apostle to
Gradual: Ps. lxxi: 1, 7
I rejoiced at the things that were said to me, "We shall go up
into the house of the Lord." Let peace be in Thy strength, and
abundance in Thy towers.
Gospel: Matthew ix: 1-8
+ The continuation of the Holy Gospel according to Matthew:
Offertory: Exodus xxiv: 4, 5
Moses consecrated an altar to the Lord, offering upon it holocausts, and sacrificing victims. He made an evening sacrifice to the Lord God for an odor of sweetness, in the sight of the children of Israel.
O God who, through the communion in this venerable sacrifice, dost make us partakers of the one supreme Godhead, grant, we beseech Thee, that having come to the knowledge of Thy truth, we may obtain it by worthy lives.
Communion: Ps. xcv: 8-9
Bring up sacrifices, and come into His courts: Adore ye the Lord in His holy court.
Nourished by Thy sacred gift, we return thanks unto Thee, O Lord; beseeching Thy mercy to make us worthy to partake of them.