Sing ye to the Lord a new canticle, alleluia, for the Lord hath done wonderful things, alleluia; He hath revealed His justice in the sight of the Gentiles, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. (Psalm) His right hand, and His holy arm, hath gotten Him the victory. Glory be to the Father. Sing ye to the Lord…
O God, Who makest the faithful to be of one mind and will: grant to Thy people the grace to love what Thou dost command and to desire what Thou dost promise, that amid the changes of the world, our hearts may there be fixed where true joys are to be found. Through our Lord.
Epistle – James: 1:17-21
Dearly beloved, every best 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. For of His own will hath He begotten us by the word of truth, that we might be some beginning of His creature. You know, my dearest brethren. And let every man be swift to hear but slow to speak and slow to anger. For the anger of man worketh not the justice of God.
Wherefore, casting away all uncleanness and abundance of naughtiness, 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 again from the dead, dieth now no more: death shall have no more dominion over Him. Alleluia.
Gospel – John 16:5-14
At that time Jesus said to His disciples: I go to Him that sent Me, and none of you asketh Me: Whither goest Thou?
But because I have spoken these things to you, sorrow hath filled your heart. But I tell you the truth: it is expedient to you that I go, for if I go not, the Paraclete will not come to you: but if I go, I will send Him to you. And when He is come, He will convince the world of sin and of justice and of judgment.
Of sin, because they believed not in Me: and of justice, because I go to the Father, and you shall see Me no longer: and of judgment, because the prince of this world is already judged. I have yet many things to say to you; but you cannot bear them now. But when He, the Spirit of truth, is come, He will teach you all truth. For He shall not speak of Himself; but what things soever He shall hear He shall speak, and the things that are to come, He shall show you. He shall glorify Me: because He shall receive of Mine and shall show it to you.
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 hath done for my soul, alleluia.
O God, Who by the holy interchange of this Sacrifice dost make us partakers of the One Supreme Godhead: grant, we beseech Thee, that as we know Thy truth, so we may worthily live it. Through our Lord.
When the Paraclete, the Spirit of truth, is come, He will convince the world of sin and of justice and of judgement, alleluia, alleluia.
Stand by us, O Lord our God, so that what we have confidently received may cleanse us from every vice and free us from every danger. Through our Lord.