St. Justin (in Eastertide) Propers (Comm. Ss. Tiburtius, Valerian and Maximus)

The following are the English propers (“the readings”) for this Mass. The English of the fixed, ordinary parts of the Mass are available for a Low Mass, High Mass and Solemn Mass.

Introitus
Ps 118:85; 118:46;
The wicked have told me fables: but not as thy law. And I spoke of thy testimonies before kings: and I was not ashamed. Alleluia, alleluia.
Ps 118:1; 
Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the Lord. 
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
The wicked have told me fables: but not as thy law. And I spoke of thy testimonies before kings: and I was not ashamed. Alleluia, alleluia.

Collect
Let us pray.
O God, Who through the preaching of the Cross, which is to them that perish foolishness, didst wonderfully teach unto thy blessed martyr Justin the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus Our Lord, grant unto us at his prayers the grace to cast off all false teaching and ever to hold fast to the faith. 
Through the same Jesus Christ, thy Son, Our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. 
R. Amen.

Let us pray.
Commemoration for Ss. Tiburtius, Valerian and Maximus Mm.
Almighty God, for Whom holy Tiburtius, Valerian, and Maximus uplifted their testimony, grant, we beseech Thee, unto all whosoever call the same to solemn memory, grace to imitate the example of their godly courage. 
Through Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end.
R. Amen.

Lesson
Lesson from the first letter of St. Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians
1 Cor 1:18-25; 1:30;
For the word of the cross, to them indeed that perish, is foolishness; but to them that are saved, that is, to us, it is the power of God. For it is written: I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the prudence of the prudent I will reject. Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this world? Hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? For seeing that in the wisdom of God the world, by wisdom, knew not God, it pleased God, by the foolishness of our preaching, to save them that believe. For both the Jews require signs, and the Greeks seek after wisdom: But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews indeed a stumbling-block, and unto the Gentiles foolishness: But unto them that are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God. For the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men. But of him are you in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and justice, and sanctification, and redemption:
R. Thanks be to God.

Alleluia
1 Cor 3:19; 3:20
For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written: The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain, alleluia.
1 Cor 1:19
I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the prudence of the prudent I will reject, alleluia, alleluia.
For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written: The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain, alleluia.
Phil 3:8
Furthermore I count all things to be but loss for the excellent knowledge of Jesus Christ my Lord, alleluja.

Gospel
Continuation ✠ of the Holy Gospel according to Luke
R. Glory be to Thee, O Lord.
Luke 12:2-8
For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed: nor hidden, that shall not be known. For whatsoever things you have spoken in darkness, shall be published in the light: and that which you have spoken in the ear in the chambers, shall be preached on the housetops. And I say to you, my friends: Be not afraid of them who kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. But I will shew you whom you shall fear: fear ye him, who after he hath killed, hath power to cast into hell. Yea, I say to you, fear him. Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God? Yea, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: you are of more value than many sparrows. And I say to you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God.
R. Praise be to Thee, O Christ.
S. By the words of the Gospel may our sins be blotted out.

Offertorium
1 Cor 2:2; 
For I judged not myself to know anything among you, but Jesus Christ, and him crucified. Alleluia

Secreta
Gratiously receive, O Lord, these our offerings thy wondrous mystery of which thy holy martyr Justin resolutely defended against the calumnies of the ungodly.
Through Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end.
R. Amen.
Commemoration for Ss. Tiburtius, Valerian and Maximus Mm.
We beg, O Lord, that the sacrifice we offer in memory of the birthday of thy holy Martyrs may losen the bonds of our sins and win for us the gist of thy mercy.
Through Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end.
R. Amen.

Prefatio
Easter
It is truly meet and just, right and for our salvation, at all times to praise Thee, O Lord, but more gloriously especially on this day when Christ our Pasch was sacrificed. For He is the Lamb Who hath taken away the sins of the world: Who by dying hath destroyed our death: and by rising again hath restored us to life. And therefore with Angels and Archangels, with Thrones and Dominations, and with all the hosts of the heavenly army, we sing the hymn of Thy glory, evermore saying:

Communio
2 Tim 4:8;
As to the rest, there is laid up for me a crown of justice, which the Lord the just judge will render to me in that day Alleluia.

Postcommunio
Let us pray.
Refreshed with the food of heaven, we humbly beseech thee, O Lord, that following the teaching of blessed Justin, thy martyr, we may ever be thankful for the gifts which we have received.
Through Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end.
R. Amen.

Let us pray.
Commemoration for Ss. Tiburtius, Valerian and Maximus Mm.
Having taken our fill of thy sacred gift we humbly entreat thee, O Lord, that for the due service which we pay thee, we may enjoy an increase of thy saving grace.
Through Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end.
R. Amen.