Holy Thursday (1962) High Mass

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Explanations as to what the priest and servers are doing and where they are standing are provided to help you follow along. The instructions in red text are generally based on local customs at our local parish in our diocese. But they are just suggestions as there are no hard and fast rules for the congregation. The church where you attend Mass may have slightly different customs. You should follow those.

Note: The altar boys and schola generally make the responses on your behalf in the Extraordinary Form High Mass, but the congregation may join in singing some of the prayers with the schola. Those are noted below. But as at a Low Mass, you are always free to simply pray quietly to yourself. (With the caveat about local customs noted above.)

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A High Mass (also known as a sung Mass or a Missa cantata) is typically celebrated with a priest, a master of ceremonies (MC), a thurifer, two acolytes, a crucifer, and up to six torchbearers. There will be six candles lit on the altar. The Missal will be open on the stand on the right-side (known as the Epistle side) of the altar.
High Mass notes: One difference from the Ordinary Form that you will notice is that prayers and actions often happen in parallel in the Extraordinary Form. In the OF, things always happen sequentially. For instance, the schola may chant the Introit during the procession or as the priest and servers are praying the prayers at the foot of the altar. This can be confusing at first, but over time you will become accustomed to this.

Prayers at the Foot of the Altar

Father is in the center

The priest, after processing in and genuflecting to the Tabernacle with the servers, waits for the MC to take his biretta to the sedilia (which is Latin for chairs) and return. Bowing down, he makes the Sign of the Cross while the MC, other servers and faithful kneel, and says in Latin: 
KNEEL

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son,  and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.

Then joining his hands before his breast, he begins the Anthem in Latin:

P. I will go in unto the altar of God.

S. To God who giveth joy to my youth.

The priest alternates with the MC in reciting this psalm to express his desire, joy and confidence in going to the altar of the Sacrifice.

Ps. 42, 1-5. 

P. Judge me, O God, and distinguish my cause from the nation which is not holy: deliver me from the unjust and deceitful man.

S. For Thou, O God, art my strength: why hast Thou cast me off? and why go I sorrowful whilst the enemy afflicteth me?

P. Send forth Thy light and Thy truth: they have conducted me and brought me unto Thy holy mount, and into Thy tabernacles. 

S. And I will go into the altar of God: to God who giveth joy to my youth. 

P. To Thee, O God, my God, I will give praise upon the harp; why art thou sad, O my soul, and why dost thou disquiet me? 

S. Hope in God, for I will still give praise to Him: the salvation of my countenance and my God. 

P. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost. 

S. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. 

The priest repeats the Anthem in Latin:

P. I will go in unto the altar of God. 

S. To God who giveth joy to my youth. 

The priest, signing himself with the Sign of the Cross, says in Latin:

P. Our help  is in the Name of the Lord. 

S. Who made heaven and earth. 

Then, joining his hands, and humbly bowing down, he says the Confiteor in Latin:

P. I confess to almighty God, to the blessed Mary ever Virgin, blessed Michael the Archangel, blessed John the Baptist, the holy Apostles Peter and Paul, to all the Saints, and to you, brothers, that I have sinned exceedingly in thought, word, and deed, Here he strikes his breast thrice through my fault, through my fault, through my most grievous fault. Therefore I beseech the blessed Mary, ever Virgin, blessed Michael the Archangel, blessed John the Baptist, the holy Apostles Peter and Paul, all the Saints, and you, brothers, to pray to the Lord our God for me. 

S. May almighty God be merciful to thee, and forgiving thy sins, bring thee to everlasting life. 

The priest answers: 

P. Amen.

The MC says the Confiteor in Latin. You may wish to pray these words silently to yourself in either Latin or English. It would be appropriate to bow your head slightly as you pray this since it is a penitential prayer.

S. Confíteor Deo omnipoténti, beátæ Maríæ semper Vírgini, beáto Michaéli Archángelo, beáto Joánni Baptístæ, sanctis Apóstolis Petro et Paulo, ómnibus Sanctis, et tibi, pater: quia peccávi nimis cogitatióne, verbo et opere: Strike breast thrice mea culpa, mea culpa, mea máxima culpa. Ideo precor beátam Maríam semper Vírginem, beátum Michaélem Archángelum, beátum Joánnem Baptístam, sanctos Apóstolos Petrum et Paulum, omnes Sanctos, et te, pater, orare pro me ad Dóminum, Deum nostrum.

S. I confess to almighty God, to the blessed Mary ever Virgin, blessed Michael the Archangel, blessed John the Baptist, the holy Apostles Peter and Paul, to all the Saints, and to you, Father, that I have sinned exceedingly in thought, word, and deed, Strike breast thrice through my fault, through my fault, through my most grievous fault. Therefore I beseech the blessed Mary, ever Virgin, blessed Michael the Archangel, blessed John the Baptist, the holy Apostles Peter and Paul, all the Saints, and you, Father, to pray to the Lord our God for me. 

Then the priest, with his hands joined, says in Latin:

P. May almighty God be merciful to thee, and forgiving thy sins, bring thee to everlasting life. 

S. Amen.

The MC (and you if you wish) make the Sign of the Cross, with the priest saying in Latin:

P. May the  almighty and merciful Lord grant us pardon, absolution, and remission of our sins.

S. Amen. 

Bowing down, the priest proceeds in Latin:

P. O God, Thou wilt turn again and quicken us. 

S. And thy people shall rejoice in Thee. 

P. Show us, O Lord, Thy mercy. 

S. And grant us Thy salvation. 

P. O Lord, hear my prayer. 

S. And let my cry come before Thee. 

P. The Lord be with you. 

S. And with thy spirit. 

The priest extends then joins his hands and, after audibly saying “Oremus” (“Let us pray”), he ascends to the altar while saying the following prayer silently in Latin.

Let us pray. 

Take away from us our iniquities, we beseech Thee, O Lord, that we may be worthy to enter with pure minds into the Holy of Holies. Through Christ our Lord. Amen. 

His hands joined, and bowing down over the middle of the altar, the priest says:

We beseech Thee, O Lord, by the merits of Thy Saints, whose relics are here, and of all the Saints, that Thou wouldst vouchsafe to forgive me all my sins. Amen.

At the conclusion of these prayers and prior to the Introit, the priest, accompanied by the MC and thurifer, will incense the altar for the first time. After the incensation of the altar is complete, the MC will incense the priest.

Introit 

Father is on the right (Epistle side)

Moving to the Epistle-side (the right side) of the altar, the priest makes the Sign of the Cross and reads the Introit in Latin. The Introit is chanted by the schola, but as noted above, they may have already chanted this during the procession, the prayers at the foot of the altar or during the incensation. The Introit is the first of the variable texts, called “the propers,” that change depending on the Mass of the day.

Gal 6:14.
But it behooves us to glory in the cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ: in Whom is our salvation, life, and resurrection; by whom we are saved and delivered.
Ps. 66. 2
May God have mercy on us, and bless us: may He cause the light of His countenance to shine upon us; and may He have mercy on us.
But it behooves us to glory in the cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ: in Whom is our salvation, life, and resurrection; by whom we are saved and delivered.

Kyrie 

Father is in the center

At a sung Mass, the schola will chant the Kyrie, but this may happen before or as the priest says the words. You may chant the Kyrie with the schola if you wish.
The priest moves to the middle and alternates with the MC saying the only Greek words in the Mass:

P. Kýrie, eléison. 
(Lord, have mercy.)

S. Kýrie, eléison.
(Lord, have mercy.)

P. Kýrie, eléison.
(Lord, have mercy.)

S. Christe, eléison. 
(Christ, have mercy)

P. Christe, eléison.
(Christ, have mercy)

S. Christe, eléison.
(Christ, have mercy)

P. Kýrie, eléison. 
(Lord, have mercy.)

S. Kýrie, eléison.
(Lord, have mercy.)

P. Kýrie, eléison.
(Lord, have mercy.)

Gloria 

STAND
If the priest
sits while the
schola finishes,
sit when he does.
Afterwards, standing at the middle of the altar, extending and then joining his hands, and bowing slightly, the priest intones the first words of the Gloria, which the schola will then continue. The priest will quietly say the rest of the Gloria. When he is finished, the MC will often lead the the priest to the sedilia to sit until the schola is finished.
(The Gloria is omitted during Lent, Advent and in Requiem Masses.)
On Holy Thursday the bells are rung throughout the Gloria and then are put away until the Gloria at the Easter Vigil.

Gloria in excelsis Deo Et in terra pax homínibus bonæ voluntátis. Laudámus te. Benedícimus te. Bow head Adorámus te. Glorificámus te. Bow head Grátias ágimus tibi propter magnam glóriam tuam. Dómine Deus, Rex coeléstis, Deus Pater omnípotens. Dómine Fili unigénite, Bow head Jesu Christe. Dómine Deus, Agnus Dei, Fílius Patris. Qui tollis peccáta mundi, miserére nobis. Qui tollis peccáta mundi, Bow head súscipe deprecatiónem nostram. Qui sedes ad déxteram Patris, miserére nobis. Quóniam tu solus Sanctus. Tu solus Dóminus. Tu solus Altíssimus, Bow head Jesu Christe. Cum Sancto Spíritu  in glória Dei Patris. Amen.

Glory be to God on high, and on earth peace to men of good will. We praise Thee. We bless Thee. Bow head We adore Thee. We glorify Thee. Bow head We give Thee thanks for Thy great glory. O Lord God, heavenly King, God the Father almighty. O Lord Bow head Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son. O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father. Who takest away the sins of the world, have mercy on us. Who takest away the sins of the world, Bow head receive our prayer. Who sittest at the right hand of the Father, have mercy on us. For Thou only are holy. Thou only art the Lord. Thou only art most high, O Bow head Jesus Christ. Together with the Holy Ghost  in the glory of God the Father. Amen. 

Then the priest kisses the altar, and turning to the people says:

P. Dóminus vobíscum.

S. Et cum spiritu tuo.

P. The Lord be with you.

S. And with thy spirit.

 Collect 

STAND

Father is on the right (Epistle side)

The Collect is the collected prayers of all the faithful assisting at the Holy Sacrifice. It changes with each Mass. Raising his voice, his hands, and his sentiments to God, the priest excites the faithful to unite their prayers with his.
The priest returns to the Epistle-side of the altar and chants the Collect in Latin:

P. Oremus.

P. Let us pray.

O God, from whom Judas received the punishment of his guilt, and the thief the reward of his confession: grant unto us the full fruit of Thy clemency; that even as in His Passion, our Lord Jesus Christ gave to each a retribution according to his merits, so having taken away our old sins, He may bestow upon us the grace of His Resurrection. Who with Thee liveth and reigneth in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end.

Who livest and reignest with God the Father, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, world without end.

S. Amen.

The Epistle, Gradual and Alleluia

SIT
The Epistle, or lesson, is like the second reading in the Ordinary Form in that it is frequently (though certainly not always) from St. Paul. Along with the Gradual and Alleluia, the Epistle changes depending on the Mass of the day. The Alleluia is omitted at today’s Mass.
After chanting the Collect, the priest will also chant the Epistle.
Epistle

Lesson from the Acts of Apostles
Acts 4:8-12
In those days, Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said, Rulers of the people and elders, if we are on trial today about a good work done to a cripple, as to how this man has been cured, be it known to all of you and to all the people of Israel that in the Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, Whom you crucified, Whom God has raised from the dead, even in this Name does he stand here before you, sound. This is ‘The stone that was rejected by you, the builders, which has become the cornerstone.’ Neither is there salvation in any other. For there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.
R. Thanks be to God.

After the Epistle is finished, Father will place his left hand on the altar and the MC responds “Deo gratias.”
Father will now quietly say and the schola will chant the Gradual and Alleluia (or the Tract which replaces the Alleluia in penitential seasons). If the chants will be lengthy, the MC may lead Father to the sedilia to sit until they are nearly finished.
Gradual

Phil 2:8-9
Christ became obedient for us unto death, even to the death of the cross. 
V. For which cause God also exalted Him and hath given Him a Name which is above all names.

When the Gradual is nearly finished, the MC will lead Father back to the altar to meet the thurifer if he was sitting. Father will impose incense and then say the prayers below.
The thurifer, the MC with the Missal and the two Acolytes with candles will meet in the middle and begin a procession to the Gospel-side of the altar, where Father will proclaim the Gospel.

Munda Cor Meum

Father is in the center

As the server transfers the Missal to the Gospel-side of the altar, the priest moves to the middle of the altar and bowing down says in Latin:

Cleanse my heart and my lips, O almighty God, who didst cleanse the lips of the prophet Isaias with a burning coal, and vouchsafe, through Thy gracious mercy, so to purify me, that I may worthily announce Thy holy Gospel. Through Christ our Lord. Amen. 

Give me Thy blessing, O Lord. The Lord be in my heart and on my lips, that I may worthily and in a becoming manner, proclaim His holy Gospel. Amen. 

Gospel 

Father is on the left (Gospel side)

Except for Solemn Mass, when he will remain in the middle, the priest moves from the middle to the left side of the altar, and begins in Latin:
STAND

P. The Lord be with you. 

S. And with thy spirit. 

Continuation ✠ of the Holy Gospel according to John
R. Glory be to Thee, O Lord.

Joann 13:1-15
Before the festival-day of the Pasch, Jesus knowing that His hour was come, that He should pass out of this world to the Father, having loved His own who were in the world. He loved them unto the end. And when supper was done – the devil having now put into the heart of Judas, the son of Simon the Iscariot, to betray Him, – knowing that the Father had given Him all things into His hands and that He came from God and goeth to God: He riseth from supper and layeth aside His garments and, having taken a towel, girded Himself. After that, He putteth water into a basin and began to wash the feet of the disciples and to wipe them with the towel wherewith He was girded. He cometh therefore to Simon Peter. And Peter saith to Him: Lord, dost Thou wash my feet? Jesus answered and said to him: What I do, thou knowest not now: but thou shalt know hereafter. Peter saith to Him: Thou shalt never wash my feet. Jesus answered him: If I wash thee not, thou shalt have no part with Me. Simon Peter saith to Him: Lord, not only my feet, but also my hands and my head. Jesus saith to him: He that is washed needeth not but to wash his feet, but is clean wholly. And you are clean, but not all. For He knew who he was that would betray Him; therefore He said: You are not all clean. Then after He had washed their feet and taken His garments, being set down again, He said to them: Know you what I have done to you? You call Me Master and Lord. And you say well; for so I am. If then I being your Lord and Master, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that as I have done to you, so you do also.

At the conclusion of the Gospel…

S. Praise be to Thee, O Christ.

P. By the words of the Gospel may our sins be blotted out.

Sermon

SIT
After the Gospel, if there is to be a sermon, the priest will return to the middle of the altar and remove his maniple, which signifies that there is a pause in the celebration of the Mass. The MC, thurifer and acolytes will also move to the middle, genuflect and then take a seat at the sedilia (chairs) in the sanctuary. After the sermon, the priest will return and put the maniple back on his arm and then continue as below. On Holy Thursday, there is an optional rite of the Washing of the Feet. The priest may do this before putting on his maniple and continuing with the Mass.

Washing of the Feet

Ant. A new commandment I give unto you: That you love one another, as I have loved you, saith the Lord.
Blessed are the undefiled in the way: who walk in the law of the Lord.
Ant. A new commandment I give unto you: That you love one another, as I have loved you, saith the Lord.

Ant. After our Lord was risen from supper, He put water into a basin, and began to wash the feet of His disciples: to whom He gave this example. 
Great is the Lord, and exceedingly to be praised in the city of our God, in His holy mountain.
Ant. After our Lord was risen from supper, He put water into a basin, and began to wash the feet of His disciples: to whom He gave this example. 

Ant. Our Lord Jesus, after He had supped with His disciples, washed their feet, and said to them: Know you what I your Lord and Master have done to you? I have given you an example, that ye also may do likewise.
Thou hast blessed, O Lord, Thy land; Thou hast turned away the captivity of Jacob.
Ant. Our Lord Jesus, after He had supped with His disciples, washed their feet, and said to them: Know you what I your Lord and Master have done to you? I have given you an example, that ye also may do likewise.

Ant. Lord, dost Thou wash my feet? Jesus answered and said to them: If I shall not wash thy feet, thou shalt have no part with Me. 
V. He came to Simon Peter, and Peter said to Him: Lord, dost Thou wash my feet? Jesus answered and said to them: If I shall not wash thy feet, thou shalt have no part with Me. 
V. What I do, thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know hereafter.
Ant. Lord, dost Thou wash my feet? Jesus answered and said to them: If I shall not wash thy feet, thou shalt have no part with Me. 

Ant. If I your Lord and Master, have washed your feet, how much more ought you to wash one another’s feet? 
Hear these things, all ye nations: give ear, ye that inhabit the world.
Ant. If I your Lord and Master, have washed your feet, how much more ought you to wash one another’s feet? 

Ant. By this shall all men know that you are My disciples, if you have love one for another. 
V. Said Jesus to His disciples.
Ant. By this shall all men know that you are My disciples, if you have love one for another. 

Ant. Let these three, faith, hope, and charity, remain in you; but the greatest of these is charity. 
V. And now there remain faith, hope and charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.
Ant. Let these three, faith, hope, and charity, remain in you; but the greatest of these is charity. 

Where charity and love are, there is God. 
V. The love of Christ has gathered us together. 
V. Let us rejoice in Him and be glad. 
V. Let us fear and love the living God. 
V. And let us love one another with a sincere heart. 
Where charity and love are, there is God. 
V. When, therefore, we are assembled together. 
V. Let us take heed, that we be not divided in mind. 
V. Let malicious quarrels and contentions cease. 
V. And let Christ our God dwell among us. 
Where charity and love are, there is God. 
V. Let us also with the blessed see. 
V. Thy face in glory, O Christ our God. 
V. There to possess immeasurable and happy joy. 
V. For infinite ages of ages. Amen.

Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation: But deliver us from evil. Amen.
V. Thou hast commanded Thy commandments, O Lord. 
R. To be exactly observed. 
V. Thou hast washed the feet of Thy disciples. 
R. Despise not the work of Thy hands. 
V. O Lord, hear my prayer. 
R. And let my cry come unto Thee. 
V. The Lord be with you. 
R. And with thy spirit. 
Let us pray
Be present, O Lord, we beseech Thee, at the performance of our service: and since Thou didst vouchsafe to wash the feet of Thy disciples, despise not the work of Thy hands, which Thou hast commanded us to retain: that as here the outward stains are washed away by us and from us, so the inward sins of us all may be blotted out by Thee. Which do Thou vouchsafe to grant, who livest and reignest God for ever and ever. 
R. Amen. 

 

Offertory 

The priest kisses the altar, and turning to the people says in Latin:

P. The Lord be with you. 

S. And with thy spirit. 

Let us pray.

SIT
Then the priest says and the schola chants the Offertory verse, a short quotation from Holy Scripture which varies with the Mass of each day. 

Ps 117: 16, 17
The right hand of the Lord hath wrought strength: the right hand of the Lord hath exalted me. I shall not die, but live, and shall declare the works of the Lord.

This being finished, he offers the bread and wine, which, by virtue of the words of consecration, he is going to change into the adorable Body and Blood of Jesus Christ. He takes the paten with the host and offering it up, says in Latin:

Accept, O holy Father, almighty and eternal God, this unspotted host, which I, Thy unworthy servant, offer unto Thee, my living and true God, for my innumerable sins, offenses, and negligences, and for all here present: as also for all faithful Christians, both living and dead, that it may avail both me and them for salvation unto life everlasting. Amen. 

Making the Sign of the Cross with the paten, he places the host upon the corporal. He pours wine and water into the chalice, blessing the water before it is mixed. He pours a few drops of water into the chalice containing wine, in remembrance of the water and blood which flowed from the side of Jesus when pierced by the soldier’s lance.

O God, who, in creating human nature, didst wonderfully dignify it, and still more wonderfully restore it, grant that, by the Mystery of this water and wine, we may be made partakers of His divine nature, who vouchsafed to be made partaker of our human nature, even Jesus Christ our Lord, Thy Son, who with Thee, liveth and reigneth in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God: world without end. Amen. 

 We offer unto Thee, O Lord, the chalice of salvation, beseeching Thy clemency, that it may ascend before Thy divine Majesty, as a sweet savor, for our salvation, and for that of the whole world. Amen. 

Accept us, O Lord, in the spirit of humility and contrition of heart, and grant that the sacrifice which we offer this day in Thy sight may be pleasing to Thee, O Lord God. 

Raising his eyes towards heaven, extending and then joining his hands, the priest makes the Sign of the Cross over the host and the chalice, while he invokes the Holy Spirit.

Come, O almighty and eternal God, the Sanctifier, and bless  this Sacrifice, prepared for the glory of Thy holy Name. 

Father will now incense the gifts and the altar.

Lavabo

Father is on the right (Epistle side)

The priest washes his fingers to symbolize the great purity and inner cleanliness of those who offer or participate in this great Sacrifice, and then says in Latin:

Ps. 25. 6-12

I will wash my hands among the innocent: and I will compass Thine altar, O Lord That I may hear the voice of praise: and tell of all Thy wonderous works. I have loved, O Lord, the beauty of Thy house and the place where Thy glory dwelleth. Take not away my soul, O God, with the wicked: nor my life with blood-thirsty men. In whose hands are iniquities, their right hand is filled with gifts. But I have walked in my innocence: redeem me, and have mercy on me. My foot hath stood in the direct way, in the churches I will bless Thee, O Lord. 

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Prayer to the Most Holy Trinity

“This majestic prayer of offering to the Most Holy Trinity states in detail the particular purpose for which the holy Sacrifice is offered.”1

Father is in the center

Receive, O holy Trinity, this oblation which we make to Thee, in memory of the Passion, Resurrection and Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ, and in honor of Blessed Mary, ever Virgin, blessed John the Baptist, the holy Apostles Peter and Paul, and of all the Saints, that it may avail unto their honor and our salvation, and may they vouchsafe to intercede for us in heaven, whose memory we celebrate on earth. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.  

The Orate Fratres

The priest kisses the altar and turns towards the people, extending, then joining his hands, and say audibly “Orate fratres.” He then turns back to the altar and continues silently in Latin:

P. Brethren, pray that my Sacrifice and yours may be acceptable to God the Father almighty. 

The MC answers on our behalf in Latin:

S. May the Lord receive the Sacrifice from thy hands, to the praise and glory of His Name, to our benefit and that of all His holy Church.  

The priest answers in a low voice:

P. Amen. 

Secret 

This prayer is one of the variable parts of the Mass, called the propers, which changes based on the Mass being celebrated and is prayed silently. It is “the completion of the Offertory and introduces the actual oblation of the Sacrifice in the great prayer of the Canon”1 of the Mass.

We beseech Thee, O holy Lord, Father almighty, everlasting God, that He Himself may render our Sacrifice acceptable to Thee, Who, by the tradition of today, taught His disciples to do this in remembrance of Him, Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord,
Who livest and reignest with God the Father, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, world without end.

S. Amen.

Preface 

STAND
The priest begins the Preface, a call to render thanks to God the Father, through Jesus Christ, in union with all the heavenly spirits. The prayer of thanksgiving and praise varies with important Feasts.
You may respond with the MC and schola the following:

P. Dóminus vobíscum.

S. Et cum spíritu tuo.

P. Sursum corda.

S. Habémus ad Dóminum.

P. Grátias agámus Dómino, Deo nostro.

S. Dignum et justum est.

P. The Lord be with you. 

S. And with thy spirit. 

P. Lift up your hearts. 

S. We have lifted them up to the Lord. 

P. Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. 

S. It is right and just. 

The particular Preface changes for certain Masses, with the Preface of the Holy Trinity used on most Sundays. 

Holy Cross
It is truly meet and just, right and for our salvation, that we should at all times, and in all places, give thanks unto Thee, O holy Lord, Father almighty, everlasting God; Who didst establish the salvation of mankind on the tree of the Cross; that whence death came, thence also life might arise again, and that he, who overcame by the tree, by the tree also might be overcome: Through Christ our Lord. Through whom the Angels praise Thy Majesty, the Dominations worship it, the Powers stand in awe. The Heavens and the heavenly hosts together with the blessed Seraphim in triumphant chorus unite to celebrate it. Together with these we entreat Thee that Thou mayest bid our voices also to be admitted while we say with lowly praise:

Sanctus

Immediately at the conclusion of the Preface the priest begins the Sanctus and the bells are rung three times.
The schola will also chant the Sanctus, which you may join if you wish. It is customary to Cross yourself at the Benedictus.
KNEEL

Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus Dóminus, Deus Sábaoth. Pleni sunt coeli et terra glória tua. Hosánna in excélsis. Benedíctus, qui venit in nómine Dómini. Hosánna in excélsis.

Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of Hosts! Heaven and earth are full of Thy glory! Hosanna in the highest!  Blessed is He that comes in the Name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest! 

Canon 

The Canon of the Mass is made up of the fixed forms of the prayers from the Sanctus to the Pater Noster. It is said silently by the priest.

Prayers for the Church

We therefore, humbly pray and beseech Thee, most merciful Father, through Jesus Christ; Thy Son, our Lord, that Thou wouldst vouchsafe to accept and bless. these  gifts, these  presents, these  holy unspotted Sacrifices, which in the first place we offer Thee for Thy holy Catholic Church to which vouchsafe to grant peace, as also to preserve, unite, and govern it throughout the world, together with Thy servant N. our Pope, and N. our Bishop, and all orthodox believers and professors of the Catholic and Apostolic Faith. 

Commemoration of the Living

Be mindful, O Lord, of Thy servants and handmaidens, N. et N. and of all here present, whose faith and devotion are known unto Thee, for whom we offer, or who offer up to Thee, this sacrifice of praise for themselves, their families and friends, for the redemption of their souls, for the health and salvation they hope for; and who now pay their vows to Thee, the everlasting, living and true God. 

Communicating and celebrating the most sacred day in which our Lord Jesus Christ was betrayed for us: and also honoring in the first place the memory of the glorious and ever Virgin Mary, mother of our God and Lord Jesus Christ: 
as also of the blessed Joseph, her Spouse,
and of the blessed Apostles and Martyrs Peter and Paul, Andrew, James, John, Thomas, James, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Simon, and Thaddeus; Linus, Cletus, Clement, Xystus, Cornelius, Cyprian, Lawrence, Chrysogonus, John and Paul, Cosmas and Damian, and of all Thy Saints, through whose merits and prayers, grant that we may in all things be defended by the help of Thy protection. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.  

Prayers at the Consecration

Spreading his hands over the oblation, the bells are rung one time to signal that the Consecration is approaching and the priest says in Latin:

We therefore beseech Thee, O Lord, graciously to accept this offering of our service, and that of Thy whole family, which we make to Thee in memory of the day on which our Lord Jesus Christ gave to His disciples the Mysteries of His Body and Blood to be celebrated; and to dispose our day in Thy peace preserve us from eternal damnation, and rank us in the number of Thine Elect. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen. 

Which oblation do Thou, O God, vouchsafe in all respects, to bless,  approve,  ratify,  make worthy and acceptable; that it may be made for us the Body  and Blood  of Thy most beloved Son Jesus Christ our Lord. 

Consecration of the Host

Who, the day before He suffered for our salvation and that of all men, that is, on this day, took bread into His most sacred and venerable hands and with His eyes lifted up towards heaven unto Thee, God, His almighty Father, giving thanks to Thee, He blessed  it, broke it and gave it to His disciples saying: Take and eat ye all of this, 

The words of the Consecration of the Host:

FOR THIS IS MY BODY.

After pronouncing the words of the Consecration, the priest, kneeling, adores the Sacred Host; rising, he elevates It, then placing It on the corporal, again adores It. After this he never disjoins his fingers and thumbs, except when he is to take the Host, until after the washing of his fingers during the ablutions.
You may wish to look up at the Sacred Host, with faith, piety, and love, saying to yourself: MY LORD and MY GOD!

Consecration of the Wine

In like manner, after He had supped, taking also this excellent chalice into His holy and venerable hands He blessed  , and gave it to His disciples, saying: Take and drink ye all of this,  

The words of Consecration of the Chalice:

FOR THIS IS THE CHALICE OF MY BLOOD OF THE NEW AND ETERNAL TESTAMENT, THE MYSTERY OF FAITH; WHICH SHALL BE SHED FOR YOU AND FOR MANY UNTO THE REMISSION OF SINS.

The priest kneels and adores the Precious Blood; rising, he elevates the Chalice, and setting it down he covers it and adores it again. 
You may wish to look up at the Chalice and say to yourself something such as: BE MINDFUL O LORD, OF THY CREATURE, WHOM THOU HAST REDEEMED BY THY PRECIOUS BLOOD!
After the elevation of the Chalice, the priest says in a low voice in Latin:

As often as ye do these things, ye shall do them in remembrance of Me.

Prayers After Consecration

The priest continues silently in Latin:

Wherefore, O Lord, we Thy servants, as also Thy holy people, calling to mind the blessed Passion of the same Christ, Thy Son, our Lord, and also His Resurrection from the dead and His glorious Ascension into heaven: do offer unto Thy most excellent Majesty of Thine own gifts, bestowed upon us, a pure  Victim, a holy  Victim, an unspotted  Victim, the holy  Bread of eternal life, and the Chalice ☩ of everlasting salvation. 

Upon which vouchsafe to look with a propitious and serene countenance, and to accept them, as Thou wert graciously pleased to accept the gifts of Thy just servant Abel, and the sacrifice of our patriarch Abraham, and that which Thy high priest Melchisedech offered to Thee, a holy Sacrifice, and unspotted Victim.

We most humbly beseech Thee, almighty God, command these offerings to be borne by the hands of Thy holy Angels to Thine altar on high, in the sight of Thy divine majesty, that as many as shall partake of the most holy Body  and Blood  of Thy Son at this altar, may be filled with every heavenly grace and blessing. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

Commemoration of the Dead

Remember also, O Lord, Thy servants and handmaids N. and N., who are gone before us with the sign of faith, and rest in the sleep of peace. To these, O Lord, and to all that rest in Christ, grant, we beseech Thee, a place of refreshment, light, and peace; Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen. 

The priest says the first words, “Nobis quoque peccatoribus” in a somewhat elevated tone of voice, to symbolize an act of public self-humiliation; at the same time he strikes his breast in a token of contrition.

To us also, Thy sinful servants, confiding in the multitude of Thy mercies, vouchsafe to grant some part and fellowship with Thy holy Apostles and Martyrs, with John, Stephen, Matthias, Barnabas, Ignatius, Alexander, Marcellinus, Peter, Felicity, Perpetua, Agatha, Lucy, Agnes, Cecilia, Anastasia, and with all Thy Saints, into whose company we beseech Thee to admit us, not weighing our merits, but pardoning our offenses. Through Christ our Lord. 

By Whom, O Lord, Thou dost ever create, sanctify,  quicken,  bless,  and give unto us all these good things. 

He uncovers the Chalice, and genuflects: then taking the Host in his right hand, and holding the Chalice in his left, he signs with the Sign of the Cross five times across the Chalice, saying:

By Him,  and with Him,  and in Him  is to Thee, God the Father  almighty, in the unity of the Holy  Ghost, all honor and glory. 

Replacing the Host, and covering the Chalice, he kneels down, and rising again, he says in Latin:

P. Per omnia secula saecolorum.

P. World without end. 

S. Amen. 

Pater Noster 

In the Extraordinary Form, the priest alone says the Our Father.
You may, however, join the schola and MC in chanting the “Sed libera nos a malo” response.
STAND

Oremus: etc.

Let us pray. Instructed by Thy saving precepts, and following Thy divine institution, we are bold to say: 

Pater noster, qui es in caelis, Sanctificetur nomen tuum. Adveniat regnum tuum. Fiat voluntas tua, sicut in coelo et in terra. Panem nostrum quotidianum da nobis hodie. Et dimitte nobis debita nostra, sicut et nos dimittimus debitoribus nostris. Et ne nos inducas in tentationem: 

S. Sed libera nos a malo. 

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy Name; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation. 

S. But deliver us from evil.

P. Amen.   

The priest continues silently in Latin: 

Deliver us, we beseech Thee, O Lord, from all evils, past, present, and to come; and by the intercession of the Blessed and glorious ever Virgin Mary, Mother of God, and of the holy Apostles, Peter and Paul, and of Andrew, and of all the Saints, mercifully grant peace in our days, that through the assistance of Thy mercy we may be always free from sin, and secure from all disturbance.

Through the same Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord. 

Who with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost liveth and reigneth God,

P. World without end. 

S. Amen. 

KNEEL

P. Pax Domini sit semper vobiscum

S. Et cum spiritu tuo.

P. The peace  of the Lord be  always with  you. 

S. And with thy spirit. 

He puts a Particle of the Sacred Host into the Chalice, saying in Latin:

May this mixture and consecration of the Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ be to us who receive it effectual unto eternal life. Amen. 

Agnus Dei

He covers the Chalice, genuflects and rises; then bowing down and striking his breast thrice, he says the Angus Dei.
You may join the schola in chanting the Agnus Dei if you wish.

Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccáta mundi: Strike breast miserére nobis.

Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccáta mundi: Strike breast miserére nobis.

Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccáta mundi: Strike breast dona nobis pacem.

Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world,  Strike breast have mercy on us. 

Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world,  Strike breast have mercy on us. 

Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world,  Strike breast grant us peace. 

Prayers for Holy Communion

With his hands joined and resting on the altar, standing inclined, he says the three following prayers in Latin:

O Lord Jesus Christ, who saidst to Thine Apostles: Peace I leave you, My peace I give you: regard not my sins, but the faith of Thy Church; and vouchsafe to grant her that peace and unity which is agreeable to Thy will: Who livest and reignest God, world without end. Amen. 

O Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, who, according to the will of Thy Father, with the cooperation of the Holy Ghost, hast by Thy death given life to the world; deliver me by this Thy most sacred Body and Blood, from all my iniquities and from all evils; and make me always cleave to Thy commandments, and suffer me never to be separated from Thee, Who livest and reignest, with the same God the Father and the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. Amen. 

Let not the partaking of Thy Body, O Lord, Jesus Christ, which I, though unworthy, presume to receive, turn to my judgment and condemnation; but let it, through Thy mercy, become a safeguard and remedy, both for soul and body; Who with God the Father, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, livest and reignest God, world without end. Amen. 

Communion of the Priest

The priest genuflects, rises and says in Latin:

I will take the Bread of heaven, and will call upon the Name of the Lord. 

Slightly inclining, he takes both halves of the Host between the thumb and forefinger of his left hand; then striking his breast with his right hand, and raising his voice a little, he says in Latin “Domine, non sum dignus…” three times devoutly and humbly while the bells are rung:

V. Lord, I am not worthy that Thou shouldst enter under my roof; say but the word, and my soul shall be healed.

V. Lord, I am not worthy that Thou shouldst enter under my roof; say but the word, and my soul shall be healed.

V. Lord, I am not worthy that Thou shouldst enter under my roof; say but the word, and my soul shall be healed.

Then with his right hand, making the Sign of the Cross with the Host over the paten, he says:

The Body of our Lord Jesus Christ preserve my soul unto life everlasting. Amen. 

He then reverently receives both halves of the Host, joins his hands, and meditates a short time. Then he uncovers the Chalice, genuflects, collects whatever fragments may remain on the corporal, and purifies the paten over the Chalice, saying:

What return shall I make to the Lord for all He has given to me? I will take the chalice of salvation, and call upon the Name of the Lord. Praising I will call upon the Lord, and I shall be saved from my enemies. 

After the priest consumes the Host, the servers move to the credence table to put away the bells and retrieve the patens they will use during the distribution of Communion.
The priest takes the Chalice and making the Sign of the Cross with it, says:

The Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ preserve my soul unto life everlasting. Amen. 

Then he receives all the Precious Blood, together with the Particle.

Holy Communion

In many places there is often no longer an additional Confiteor immediately before Communion, however it is still a pious custom of many of the faithful to pray it quietly on their own even if the altar boys or sacred ministers do not recite it.

Confíteor Deo omnipoténti, beátæ Maríæ semper Vírgini, beáto Michaéli Archángelo, beáto Joánni Baptístæ, sanctis Apóstolis Petro et Paulo, ómnibus Sanctis, et tibi, pater: quia peccávi nimis cogitatióne, verbo et opere: Strike breast thrice mea culpa, mea culpa, mea máxima culpa. Ideo precor beátam Maríam semper Vírginem, beátum Michaélem Archángelum, beátum Joánnem Baptístam, sanctos Apóstolos Petrum et Paulum, omnes Sanctos, et te, pater, orare pro me ad Dóminum, Deum nostrum.

I confess to almighty God, to blessed Mary ever Virgin, blessed Michael the Archangel, blessed John the Baptist, the holy Apostles Peter and Paul, to all the Saints, and to you, Father, that I have sinned exceedingly in thought, word, and deed, Strike breast thrice through my fault, through my fault, through my most grievous fault. Therefore I beseech the blessed Mary, ever Virgin, blessed Michael the Archangel, blessed John the Baptist, the holy Apostles Peter and Paul, all the Saints, and you, Father, to pray to the Lord our God for me. May almighty God have mercy upon me, forgive me my sins, and bring me unto life everlasting. Amen. May the almighty and merciful Lord grant me pardon, absolution, and remission of my sins. Amen. 

Elevating a particle of the Blessed Sacrament and turning towards the people, he says:

Ecce Agnus Dei, ecce qui tollit peccáta mundi. 

Behold the Lamb of God, behold Him who taketh away the sins of the world. 

And then he says three times in Latin the following. 
In some places it is a custom for the congregation, even at a Low Mass, to quietly pray these words in Latin outloud:

Strike breast  Dómine, non sum dignus, ut intres sub tectum meum, sed tantum dic verbo, et sanábitur ánima mea. 

Strike breast  Dómine, non sum dignus, ut intres sub tectum meum, sed tantum dic verbo, et sanábitur ánima mea. 

Strike breast  Dómine, non sum dignus, ut intres sub tectum meum, sed tantum dic verbo, et sanábitur ánima mea. 

P. Strike breast  Lord, I am not worthy that Thou shouldst enter under my roof; but only say the word, and my soul shall be healed. 

P. Strike breast  Lord, I am not worthy that Thou shouldst enter under my roof; but only say the word, and my soul shall be healed. 

P. Strike breast  Lord, I am not worthy that Thou shouldst enter under my roof; but only say the word, and my soul shall be healed.  

If you will be receiving Communion, now is typically an appropriate time to get up and go to the altar rail.
Note: In the Extraordinary Form, Communion is received on the tongue while kneeling (if there are no physical impediments) at the altar rail.

You do not say “Amen”, the priest says it at the end of the prayer. 
The priest, making the Sign of the Cross with the Host, says the following prayer as he administers Holy Communion to you: 

P. The Body of our Lord Jesus Christ preserve thy soul unto life everlasting. Amen.

Ablutions

Father is in the center

After Communion, the priest returns to the altar and says silently:

Grant, O Lord, that what we have taken with our mouth, we may receive with a pure mind; and from a temporal gift may it become to us an eternal remedy. 

Then he holds out the Chalice to the server who pours wine into it for the first ablution, then the priest proceeds:

May Thy Body, O Lord, which I have received, and Thy Blood which I have drunk, cleave to my bowels; and grant that no stain of sin may remain in me, who have been fed with this pure and holy Sacrament; Who livest and reignest for ever and ever. Amen. 

The priest then washes his fingers and receives the second ablution at the right side of the altar. Then he covers the chalice and folding the corporal, places it on the chalice, as at the beginning of Mass.

Communion and Post Communion Verses

Father is on the right (Epistle side)

The Communion and Post Communion verses are the final two propers, or variable parts, of the Mass. The priest goes to the Missal on the epistle side and says the Communion verse. (The schola will have already chanted this prayer.)

John 13:12,13,15
The Lord Jesus, after He had supped with His disciples, washed their feet, and said to them: Know you what I, your Lord and Master, have done to you? I have given you an example, that you may do likewise.

Father returns to the middle, kisses the altar and the returns to the epistle side where he chants the Post Communion.
STAND

P. Dominus vobiscum.

S. Et cum spiritu tuo.

P. Oremus

P. The Lord be with you. 

S. And with thy spirit. 

Let us pray.

Strengthened with life-giving Food, we beseech Thee, O Lord, our God, that the rite we perform in this mortal life may win us life immortal with Thee.

Through Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end.

S. Amen.

Conclusion 

Father is in the center

The priest turns to the people and chants: 

P. Dominus vobiscum.

S. Et cum spiritu tuo.

P. Ite Missa est.

S. Deo Gratias.

P. The Lord be with you. 

S. And with thy spirit. 

P. Go, the Mass is ended.

S. Thanks be to God.

KNEEL
The priest turns back to the altar and says silently in Latin:

May the performance of my homage be pleasing to Thee, O holy Trinity: and grant that the Sacrifice which I, though unworthy, have offered up in the sight of Thy Majesty, may be acceptable to Thee, and through Thy mercy, be a propitiation for me, and for all those for whom I have offered it. Through Christ our Lord. Amen. 

He kisses the altar, turns to the people and raising his eyes, extending, raising and joining his hands, he bows down his head and says:

May almighty God the Father, Son,  and Holy Ghost, bless you. 

S. Amen. 

Last Gospel

Father is on the left (Gospel side)

There is no Last Gospel on Holy Thursday. A procession of the Sacred Hosts in the Ciborium takes place to the Alta of Repose. During the Procession, the hymn Pange lingua is sung up until the last verse, the Tantum ergo. Upon reaching the Altar of Repose, the Tantum ergo is then sung.
KNEEL

Pange Lingua
Pange língua, gloriósi
Córporis mystérium,
Sanguinísque pretiósi,
Quem in mundi prétium
Fructus ventris generósi
Rex effúdit géntium.
Nobis datus, nobis natus
Ex intácta Vírgine,
Et in mundo conversátus,
Sparso verbi sémine.
Sui moras incolátus.
Miro clausit órdine. 
In suprémæ nocte cœnæ
Recúmbens cum frátribus,
Observáta lege plene
Cibis in legálibus,
Cibum turbæ duodénæ
Se dat suis mánibus. 
Verbum caro, panem verum
Verbo carnem éfficit;
Fitque sanguis Christi merum:
Et si sensus déficit,
Ad firmándum cor sincérum
Sola fides súfficit.
Tantum ergo Sacraméntum
Venerémur cérnui:
Et antíquum documéntum
Novo cedat ritui:
Præstet fides supplémentum
Sénsuum deféctui.
Genitóri, Genitóque
Laus et iubilátio:
Salus, honor, virtus quoque
Sit et benedíctio
Procedénti ab utróque
Compar sit laudátio.
Amen.

Recessional in Silence

After Mass, and after the conclusion of the recessional hymn, it is customary for the faithful to kneel for a moment in thanksgiving for the Holy Mass just offered. You may wish to add prayers of thanksgiving for the priest who celebrated the Mass; your parish and bishop; holy priests, religious and faithful persecuted for their fidelity; and for the great gift of Summorum Pontificum, which Pope Benedict XVI gave us in 2007.

1 “Latin-English Booklet Missal,” Coalition in Support of Ecclesia Dei, Fourth Edition, 2008.

Good Friday Liturgy (1962)

O God who, by the Passion of Thy Christ, our Lord, hast loosened the bonds of death, that heritage of the first sin to which all men of later times did succeed: make us so conformed to Him that, as we must needs have bourne the likeness of earthly nature, so we may by santification bear the likeness of heavenly grace. Through the same Christ our Lord.  R. Amen.

I. Readings from Scripture, Passion,
Thus saith the Lord: In their affliction they will rise early to Me: Come, and let us return to the Lord, for He hath taken us, and He will heal us, He will strike, and He will cure us. He will revive us after two days: on the third day He will raise us up and we shall live in His sight. We shall know and we shall follow on, that we may know the Lord. His going forth is prepared as the morning light and He will come to us as the early and the latter rain to the earth. What shall I do to thee, O Ephraim? What shall I do to thee, O Juda? Your mercy is as a morning cloud and as the dew that goeth away in the morning. For this reason have I hewed them by the Prophets, I have slain them by the words of my mouth: and thy judgements shall go forth as the light. For I desired mercy and not sacrifice: and the knowledge of God more than holocausts.
O Lord, I have heard Thy hearing and was afraid: I have considered Thy works and trembled.  
V. In the midst of two animals Thou shalt be made known: when the years shall draw nigh Thou shalt be known: when the time shall come, Thou shalt be manifested.  
V. When my soul shall be in trouble, Thou wilt remember mercy, even in Thy wrath.  
V. God will come from Libanus, and the Holy One from the shady and thickly covered mountain.  
V. His majesty covered the heavens: and the earth is full of His praise.
Let us pray.
D. Let us kneel.
R. Arise.
O God, from whom Judas received the punishment of his guilt, and the thief the reward of his confession: grant unto us the full fruit of Thy clemency; that even as in His Passion, our Lord Jesus Christ gave to each a retribution according to his merits, so having taken away our old sins, He may bestow upon us the grace of His Resurrection.
Who livest and reignest with God the Father, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, world without end.
R. Amen

In those days the Lord said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt: This month shall be to you the beginning of months: it shall be the first in the months of the year. Speak ye to the whole assembly of the children of Israel, and say to them: On the tenth day fo this month let every man take a lamb by their families and houses. But if the number be less than may suffice to eat the lamb, he shall take unto him his neighbor that joineth to his house, according to the number of souls which may be enough to eat the lamb. And it shall be a lamb without blemish, a male, of one year: according to which rite also you shall take a kid. And you shall keep it until the fourteenth day of this month: and the whole multitude of the children of Israel shall sacrifice it in the evening. And they shall take of blood thereof, and put it upon both the side posts, and on the upper door posts of the houses, wherein they shall eat it. And they shall eat the flesh that night roasted at the fire: and unleavened bread with wild lettuce. You shall not eat thereof any thing raw, nor boiled in water, but only roasted at the fire. You shall eat the head with the feet and entrails thereof. Neither shall there remain any thing of it until morning. If there be an thing left, you shall burn it with fire. And thus you shall eat it: You shall gird your reins, and you shall have shoes on your feet, holding staves in your hands, and you shall eat in haste; for it is the Phase that is the Passage of the Lord.
Deliver me, O Lord, from the evil man: rescue me from the unjust man.  
V. Who have devised iniquities in their hearts: all the day long they designed battles.  
V. They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent; the venom of asps is under their lips.  
V. Keep me, O Lord, from the hand of the wicked: and from unjust men deliver me.  
V. Who have proposed to supplant my steps. The proud have hidden a net for me.  
V. And they have stretched out cords for a snare for my feet; they have laid for me a stumbling-block by the wayside.  
V. I said to the Lord: Thou art my God. Hear, O Lord, the voice of my supplication.
V. O Lord, Lord, the strength of my salvation: overshadow my head in the day of battle.  
V. Give me not up from my desire to the wicked: they have plotted against me. Do not Thou forsake me, lest at any time they should triumph.  
V. The head of them compassing me about: the labor of their lips shall overwhelm them.  
V. But the just shall give glory to Thy Name: and the upright shall dwell with Thy countenance.

Passion
P. May the Lord be in your hearts and on your lips.  
R. Amen.
The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ according to St. John.
At that time Jesus went forth with His disciples over the brook Cedron, where there was a garden, into which He entered with His disciples. And Judas also, who betrayed Him, knew the place: because Jesus had often resorted thither together with His disciples. Judas therefore having received a band of soldiers and servants from the chief priests and the Pharisees, cometh thither with lanterns and torches and weapons. Jesus therefore, knowing that all things that should come upon Him, went forth and said to them:  J. Whom seek ye?  C. They answered Him:  S. Jesus of Nazareth.  C. Jesus saith to them: J. I am He. C. And Judas also, who betrayed Him, stood with them. As soon therefore as He had said to them: J. I am He; they went backward and fell to the ground. Again therefore He asked them: J. Whom seek ye?  C. And they said: S. Jesus of Nazareth.  C. Jesus answered: J. I have told you that I am He. If therefore you seek Me, let these go their way;  C. That the word might be fulfilled which He said: Of them whom Thou hast given Me, I have not lost anyone. Then Simon Peter, having a sword, drew it and struck the servant of the high priest and cut off his right ear. And the name of the servant was Malchus. Jesus therefore said to Peter: J. Put up thy sword in the scabbard. The chalice which My Father hath given Me, shall I not drink it?  C. Then the band and the tribune and the servants of the Jews took Jesus, and bound Him. And they led Him away to Annas first, for he was father-in-law to Caiphas, who was the high priest that year. Now Caiphas was he who had given the counsel to the Jews: that it was expedient that one man should die for the people. And Simon Peter followed Jesus: and so did another disciple. And that disciple was known to the high priest and went in with Jesus into the court of the high priest. But Peter stood at the door without. The other disciple therefore, who was known to the high priest, went out and spoke to the portress and brought in Peter. The maid therefore that was portress saith to Peter: S. Art not thou also one of this man’s disciples?  C. He saith: S.I am not. C. Now the servants and ministers stood at a fire of coals, because it was cold, and warmed themselves. And with them was Peter, also, standing and warming himself. The high priest therefore asked Jesus of His disciples and of His doctrine. Jesus answered him: J. I have spoken openly to the world. I have always taught in the synagogue and in the temple, whither all the Jews resort: and in secret I have spoken nothing. Why asketh thou Me? Ask them who have heard what I have spoken unto them. Behold they know what things I have said. C. And when He had said these things, one of the servants, standing by, gave Jesus a blow, saying: S. Answerest Thou the high priest so?  C. Jesus answered him: J. If I have spoken evil, give testimony of the evil; but if well, why strikest thou Me?  C. And Annas sent Him bound to Caiphas the high priest. And Simon Peter was standing and warming himself. They said therefore to him: S. Art not thou also one of His disciples?  C. He denied it and said: S. I am not. C. One of the servants of the high priest a kinsman to him whose ear Peter cut off saith to him: S. Did I not see thee in the garden with Him?  C. Again therefore Peter denied; and immediately the cock crew. Then they led Jesus from Caiphas to the governor’s hall. And it was morning; and they went not into the hall, that they might not be defiled, but that they might eat the Pasch. Pilate therefore went out to them, and said: S. What accusation bring you against this man?  C. They answered and said to him: S. If He were not a malefactor, we would not have delivered Him up to thee.  C. Pilate therefore said to them: S. Take Him you, and judge Him according to your law.  C. The Jews therefore said to him: S. It is not lawful for us to put any man to death. C. That the word of Jesus might be fulfilled, which He said, signifying what death He should die. Pilate therefore went into the hall again and called Jesus and said to Him: S.Art Thou the King of the Jews?  C. Jesus answered: J. Sayest thou this thing of thyself, or have other told it thee of Me?  C. Pilate answered: S. Am I a Jew? Thine own nation and the chief priests have delivered Thee up to me. What hast Thou done?  C. Jesus answered: J. My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, My servants would certainly strive that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now My kingdom is not from hence.  C. Pilate therefore said to Him: S. Art Thou a King then?  C. Jesus answered: J. Thou sayest I am a king. For this was I born, and for this came I into the world; that I should give testimony of the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth My voice.  C. Pilate saith to Him: S. What is truth?  C. And when he had said this, he went out again to the Jews and saith to them: S. I find no cause in Him. But you have a custom that I should release one unto you at the Pasch. Will you, therefore, that I release unto you the King of the Jews?  C. Then cried they all again, saying: S. Not this man, but Barabbas.  C.Now Barabbas was a robber. Then therefore Pilate took Jesus and scourged Him. And the soldiers platting a crown of thorns, put it upon His head; and they put on Him a purple garment. And they came to Him and said: S. Hail, King of the Jews.  C. And they gave Him blows. Pilate therefore went forth again and saith to them: S. Behold, I bring Him forth unto you, that you may know that I find no cause in Him.  C. Jesus therefore came forth, bearing the crown of thorns and the purple garment. And he saith to them: S.Behold the man.  C. When the chief priests, therefore, and the servants had seen Him, they cried out, saying: S. Crucify Him, crucify Him.  C. Pilate saith to them: S. Take Him you, and crucify Him; for I find no cause in Him.  C. The Jews answered him: S. We have a law, and according to the law He ought to die, because He made Himself the Son of God.  C.When Pilate, therefore, had heard this saying, he feared the more. And he entered into the hall again; and he said to Jesus: S. Whence art Thou?  C. But Jesus gave him no answer. Pilate therefore saith to Him: S. Speakest Thou not to me? Knowest Thou not that I have power to crucify Thee, and I have power to release Thee?  C. Jesus answered: J. Thou shouldst not have any power against Me, unless it were given thee from above. Therefore, he that hath delivered Me to thee hath a greater sin.  C. And from henceforth Pilate sought to release Him. But the Jews cried out, saying: S. If thou release this Man, thou art not Caesar’s friend. For whosoever maketh himself a king speaketh against Caesar.  C. Now when Pilate had heard these words, he brought Jesus forth and sat down in the judgment seat, in the place that is called Lithostrotos, and in Hebrew Gabbatha. And it was Parasceve of the Pasch, about the sixth hour; and he saith to the Jews: S. Behold your King.  C. But they cried out: S. Away with Him. Away with Him: Crucify Him.  C. Pilate saith to them: S. Shall I crucify your King?  C. The chief priests answered: S. We have no king but Caesar.  C. Then, therefore, he delivered Him to them to be crucified. And they took Jesus and led Him forth. And bearing His cross, He went forth to that place which is called Calvary but in Hebrew Golgotha.; where they crucified Him, and with Him two others, one on each side and Jesus in the midst. And Pilate wrote a title also: and he put it upon the cross. And the writing was: Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews. This title therefore many of the Jews did read: because the place where Jesus was crucified was nigh to the city. And it was written in Hebrew, Greek, and in Latin. Then the chief priests of the Jews said to Pilate: S. Write not: The King of the Jews; but that He said: I am the King of the Jews.  C. Pilate answered: S. What I have written, I have written.  C. The soldiers therefore, when they had crucified Him, took His garments and they made four parts, to every soldier a part and also His coat. Now the coat was without seam, woven from the top throughout. They said then one to another: S. Let us not cut it, but let us cast lots for it, whose it shall be: that the Scripture might be fulfilled which saith: They have parted My garemnts among them, and upon My vesture they have cast lots. And the soldiers indeed did these things. Now there stood by the cross of Jesus His Mother, and His Mother’s sister, Mary of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalen. When Jesus therefore had seen His Mother and the disciple standing whom He loved, He saith to His Mother: J.Woman, behold thy son.  C. After that, He saith to the disciple: J. Behold thy mother.  C.And from that hour, the disciple took her to his own. Afterwards, Jesus, knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the Scripture might be fulfilled, said: J. I thirst.  C.Now there was a vessel set there, full of vinegar. And they, putting a sponge full of vinegar about hyssop, put it to His mouth. Jesus therefore, when He had taken the vinegar, said: J. It is consummated.  C. And bowing His head, He gave up the ghost.
Then the Jews because it was the Parasceve, that the bodies might not remain upon the cross on the Sabbath day for that was a great Sabbath day, besought Pilate that their legs might be broken and that they might be taken away. The soldiers therefore came, and they broke the legs of the first, and of the other that was crucified with Him. But after they were come to Jesus, when they saw that He was already dead, they did not break His legs. But one of the soldiers with a spear opened His side, and immediately there came out blood and water. And he that saw it hath given testimony: and his testimony is true. And he knoweth that he saith true: that you also may believe. For these things were done that the Scripture might be fulfilled: you shall not break a bone of Him. And again another Scripture saith: They shall look on Him whom they pierced. And after these things, Joseph of Arimathea because he was a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews besought Pilate that he might take away the Body of Jesus. And Pilate gave leave. He came therefore and took away the Body of Jesus. And Nicodemus also came he who at the first came to Jesus by night, bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about a hundred pound weight. They took therefore the Body of Jesus and bound it in linen cloths, with the spices, as the manner of the Jews is to bury. Now there was in the place where He was crucified a garden: and in the garden a new sepulchre, wherein no man yet had been laid. There, therefore, because of the Parasceve of the Jews, they laid Jesus, because the sepulchre was nigh at hand.

II. The Great Intercessions
Let us pray, dearly beloved, for the holy Church of God: that our Lord and God may deign to give it peace, keep it in unity, and guard it throughout the world, subjecting to it principalities and powers: and may grant unto us that, leading a peaceful and quiet life, we may glorify God, the Father almighty.
P. Let us pray.
D. Let us kneel.
S. Arise.
Almighty and everlasting God, Who in Christ hast revealed Thy glory to all nations: guard the works of Thy mercy; that Thy Church, spread over the whole world, may with steadfast faith persevere in the confession of Thy Name. 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 for our most holy Father Pope N., that our Lord and God, Who chose him to the order of the Episcopate, may keep him in health and safety for His holy Church to govern the holy people of God.
P. Let us pray.
D. Let us kneel.
R. Arise.
Almighty and everlasting God, by Whose judgement all things are established, mercifully regard our prayers, and in Thy goodness preserve the Bishop chosen for us: that the Christian people who are ruled by Thine authority, may under so great a Pontiff, be increased in the merits of faith. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end.
R. Amen.

Let us pray also for all Bishops, Priests, Deacons, Subdeacons, Acolytes, Exorcists, Readers, Porters, Confessors, Virgins, Widows, and for all the holy people of God.
P. Let us pray.
D. Let us kneel.
R. Arise.
Almighty and everlasting God, by Whose Spirit the whole body of the Church is sanctified and rules, hear our humble pleading for all the orders thereof; that by the gift of Thy grace in all their several degrees may faithfully serve Thee. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the same Holy Ghost, God, world without end.
R. Amen.

Let us pray also for all engaged in affairs of state and for all their ministries and powers: that our God and Lord may guide according to His will their minds and hearts, to our lasting peace. 
P. Let us pray.
D. Let us kneel.
R. Arise.
Almighty and everlasting God, in Whose hands dwell all might and the rights of every people: look favorably on those who wield power over us; and let Thy right hand protect us, that, all the world through, both religious integrity and our country’s security may be firmly based and abide. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end.
R. Amen.

Let us pray also for our Catechumens: that our Lord and God would open the ears of their hearts, and the gate of mercy; that, having received by the font of regeneration the remission of all their sins, they also may be found in Christ Jesus our Lord.
P. Let us pray.
D. Let us kneel.
R. Arise.
Almighty and everlasting God, who dost ever make Thy Church fruitful with new offspring: increase the faith and understanding of our Catechumens; that being born again in the font of Baptism, they may be associated wiht the children of Thine adoption. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end.
R. Amen.

Let us pray, dearly beloved, to God the Father almighty, that He would cleanse the world of all errors: take away diseases, drive away famine, open prisons, break chains, grant a sure return to travellers, health to the sick, and a safe haven to those at sea.
P. Let us pray.
D. Let us kneel.
R. Arise.
Almighty and everlasting God, the comfort of the sorrowful, and the strength of those that labor: hasten the prayers of those that call upon Thee in any trouble reach Thee; that all may rejoice that in their necessities Thy mercy has helped them. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end.  
R. Amen.

Let us pray also for heretics and schismatics: that our Lord God would be pleased to rescue them from all their errors; and recall them to our holy mother the Catholic and Apostolic Church.
P. Let us pray.
D. Let us kneel.
S. Arise.
Almighty and everlasting God, who savest all, and wouldst that no one should perish: look on the souls that are led astray by the deceit of the devil: that having set aside all heretical evil, the hearts of those that err may repent, and return to the unity of Thy truth. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end.  
R. Amen

Let us also pray for the Jews: that our God and Lord may illuminate their hearts, that they acknowledge that Jesus Christ is the Saviour of all men.
P. Let us pray.
D. Let us kneel.
S. Arise.
Almighty, eternal God, Who wishes that all men be saved and come to a knowledge of truth, propitiously grant that as the fullness of the nations enters Your Church, all of Israel may be saved. 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 also for the pagans: that almighty God would remove iniquity from their hearts: that, putting aside their idols, they may be converted to the true and living God, and His only Son, Jesus Christ our God and Lord.
P. Let us pray.
D. Let us kneel.
R. Arise.
Almighty and everlasting God, who ever seekest not the death, but the life of sinners: mercifully hear our prayer, and deliver them from the worship of idols: and join them to Thy holy Church for the praise and glory of Thy Name. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end.  
R. Amen.

Adoration of the Cross
V. Behold the wood of the Cross, on which hung the Saviour of the world.
R. Come, let us adore.
V. Behold the wood of the Cross, on which hung the Saviour of the world.
R. Come, let us adore.
V. Behold the wood of the Cross, on which hung the Saviour of the world.
R. Come, let us adore.
V. O my people, what have I done to thee? or wherein have I afflicted thee? Answer me.  
V. Because I led thee out of the land of Egypt, thou hast prepared a cross for thy Saviour.
R. O holy God!
R. O holy God!
R. O holy strong One!
R. O holy strong One!
R. O holy immortal one, have mercy on us.
R. O holy immortal one, have mercy on us.
V. Because I led thee out through the desert forty years: and fed thee with manna, and brought thee into a land exceeding good, thou hast prepared a Cross for thy Saviour.
R. O holy God!
R. O holy God!
R. O holy strong One!
R. O holy strong One!
R. O holy immortal one, have mercy on us.
R. O holy immortal one, have mercy on us.
V. What more ought I have done for thee, that I have not done? I planted thee, indeed, My most beautiful vineyard: and thou hast become exceeding bitter to Me: for in My thirst thou gavest Me vinegar to drink: and with a lance thou hast pierced the side of thy Saviour.
R. O holy God!
R. O holy God!
R. O holy strong One!
R. O holy strong One!
R. O holy immortal one, have mercy on us.
R. O holy immortal one, have mercy on us.

V. For thy sake I scourged Egypt with its first-born: and thou hast scourged Me and delivered Me up.
R. O my people, what have I done to thee? or wherein have I afflicted thee? Answer me.
V. I led thee out of Egypt having drowned Pharao in the Red Sea: and thou hast delivered Me to the chief priests.
R. O my people, what have I done to thee? or wherein have I afflicted thee? Answer me.
V. I opened the sea before thee: and thou with a spear hast opened My side.
R. O my people, what have I done to thee? or wherein have I afflicted thee? Answer me.
V. I went before thee in a pillar of cloud: and thou hast led Me to the judgement hall of Pilate.
R. O my people, what have I done to thee? or wherein have I afflicted thee? Answer me.
V. I fed thee with manna in the desert; and thou hast beaten Me with whips and scourges.
R. O my people, what have I done to thee? or wherein have I afflicted thee? Answer me.
V. I gave thee the water of salvation from the rock to drink: and thou hast given Me gall and vinegar.
R. O my people, what have I done to thee? or wherein have I afflicted thee? Answer me.
V. For thy sake I struck the kings of the Chanaanites: and thou hast struck My head with a reed.
R. O my people, what have I done to thee? or wherein have I afflicted thee? Answer me.
V. I gave thee a royal sceptre: and thou hast given to My head a crown of thorns.
R. O my people, what have I done to thee? or wherein have I afflicted thee? Answer me.
V. I exalted thee with great strength: and thou hast hanged Me on the gibbet of the Cross.
R. O my people, what have I done to thee? or wherein have I afflicted thee? Answer me.
Ant. We adore Thy Cross, O Lord: and we praise and glorify Thy holy Resurrection: for behold by the wood of the Cross joy has come into the whole world. 
May God have mercy on us, and bless us: may He cause the light of His countenance to shine upon us, and have mercy on us.
Ant. We adore Thy Cross, O Lord: and we praise and glorify Thy holy Resurrection: for behold by the wood of the Cross joy has come into the whole world. 

Ant. Faithful Cross! above all other, One and only noble Tree! None in foliage, none in blossom, None in fruit thy peer may be; * Sweetest wood and sweetest iron, Sweetest weight is hung on thee.
Sing, my tongue, the glorious battle!
With completed victory rife!
And above the Cross’s trophy
Tell the triumph of the strife:
How the world’s Redeemer conquer’d
By the offering of His life.

Ant. Faithful Cross! above all other, One and only noble Tree! None in foliage, none in blossom, None in fruit thy peer may be.
God, his Maker, sorely grieving,
That the first-made Adam fell,
When he ate the fruit of sorow,
Whose reward was death and hell,
Noted then this Wood the ruin,
Of the ancient wood to quell.

Ant. Sweetest wood and sweetest iron, Sweetest weight is hung on thee.
For this work of our salvation
Needs must have its order so,
And the manifold deceiver’s
Art by art would overthrow,
And from thence would bring the healing,
Whence the insult of the foe.

Ant. Faithful Cross! above all other, One and only noble Tree! None in foliage, none in blossom, None in fruit thy peer may be.
Wherefore when the appointed fullness
Of the holy time was come,
He was sent who maketh all things
From th’ eternal Father’s home,
And proceeded, God Incarnate,
Offspring of the Virgin’s womb.

Ant. Sweetest wood and sweetest iron, Sweetest weight is hung on thee.
Weeps the Infant in the manger 
That in Bethlehem’s stable stands: 
And His Limbs the Virgin Mother 
Doth compose in swaddling bands, 
Meetly thus in linen folding 
Of her God the feet and hands.

Ant. Faithful Cross! above all other, One and only noble Tree! None in foliage, none in blossom, None in fruit thy peer may be.
Thirty years among us dwelling,
His appointed time fulfilled,
Born for this, He meets His Passion,
For that this He freely willed:
On the Cross the Lamb is lifted,
Where His life-blood shall be spilled.

Ant. Sweetest wood and sweetest iron, Sweetest weight is hung on thee.
He endured the nails, the spitting,
Vinegar, and spear, and reed;
From that holy Body broken
Blood and water forth proceed:
Earth, and stars, and sky, and ocean,
By that flood from stain are freed.

Ant. Faithful Cross! above all other, One and only noble Tree! None in foliage, none in blossom, None in fruit thy peer may be.
Bend thy boughs, O Tree of glory!
Thy relaxing sinews bend;
For awhile the ancient rigor,
That thy birth bestowed, suspend:
And the King of heavenly beauty
On thy bosom gently tend!

Ant. Sweetest wood and sweetest iron, Sweetest weight is hung on thee.
Thou alone wast counted worthy
This world’s ransom to uphold;
For a shipwrecked race preparing
Harbor, like the Ark of old;
With the sacred Blood anointed
From the smitten Lamb that rolled.

Ant. Faithful Cross! above all other, One and only noble Tree! None in foliage, none in blossom, None in fruit thy peer may be.
To the Trinity be glory
Everlasting, as is meet:
Equal to the Father, equal
To the Son, and Paraclete:
Trinal Unity, Whose praises
All created things repeat.
Amen.
Ant. Sweetest wood and sweetest iron, Sweetest weight is hung on thee.

We adore Thee, O Christ, and we bless Thee, because by Thy Cross Thou hast redeemed the world.
Through a tree we were enslaved, and through a holy Cross have we been set free: the fruit of a tree led us astray, the Son of God bought us back.
Saviour of the world, do Thou save us, do Thou, who through Thy Cross and Blood didst redeem us, do Thou help us, our God, we beseech Thee.

Communion
Let us pray. 
Instructed by Thy saving precepts, and following Thy divine institution, we make bold to say:
Our Father, who art in Heaven: hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread: and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil. Amen.
Deliver us, we beseech Thee, O Lord, from all evils, past, present, and to come; and by the intercession of the blessed and glorious ever Virgin Mary, Mother of God, and of the Holy Apostles, Peter and Paul, and of Andrew, and of all the Saints, mercifully grant peace in our days, that through the assistance of Thy mercy we may be always free from sin, and secure from all disturbance. Through the same Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord, Who with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost liveth and reigneth God, world without end.
R. Amen.
Let not the partaking of Thy Body, O Lord Jesus Christ, which I, though unworthy, presume to receive, turn to my judgment and condemnation; but let it, through Thy mercy, become a safeguard and remedy, both for soul and body; Who with God the Father, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, livest and reignest God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Lord, I am not worthy that Thou shouldst enter under my roof; say but the word, and my soul shall be healed.  
Lord, I am not worthy that Thou shouldst enter under my roof; say but the word, and my soul shall be healed.
Lord, I am not worthy that Thou shouldst enter under my roof; say but the word, and my soul shall be healed.
May the body of our Lord Jesus Christ preserve my soul unto life everlasting. Amen.

Let us pray. 
Upon Thy people who with devout hearts have recalled the Passion and Death of Thy Son, we beseech Thee, O Lord, may plentiful blessings descend: may gentleness be used with us, and consolation given us, may our faith increase in holiness, our redemption for ever made firm. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.
R. Amen.

Let us pray. 
Almighty and merciful God, who hast restored us by the Passion and Death of Thy Christ: preserve within us the work of Thy mercy; that by our entering into this mystery we may ever live devoutly. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.
R. Amen.

Let us pray. 
Be mindful of Thy mercies, O Lord, and hallow with eternal protection us Thy servants, from whom Christ Thy Son established through His Blood this mystery of the Pasch. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.
R. Amen.

Holy Thursday (1962) Propers

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
Gal 6:14.
But it behooves us to glory in the cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ: in Whom is our salvation, life, and resurrection; by whom we are saved and delivered.
Ps. 66. 2
May God have mercy on us, and bless us: may He cause the light of His countenance to shine upon us; and may He have mercy on us.
But it behooves us to glory in the cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ: in Whom is our salvation, life, and resurrection; by whom we are saved and delivered.

Collect
Let us pray.
O God, from whom Judas received the punishment of his guilt, and the thief the reward of his confession: grant unto us the full fruit of Thy clemency; that even as in His Passion, our Lord Jesus Christ gave to each a retribution according to his merits, so having taken away our old sins, He may bestow upon us the grace of His Resurrection. Who with Thee liveth and reigneth in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end.
Who livest and reignest with God the Father, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, world without end.
R. Amen

Lesson
Lesson from the first letter of blessed Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians
1 Cor 11:20-32.
Brethren, When you come therefore into one place, it is not now to eat the Lord’s supper. For every one taketh before his own supper to eat. And one indeed is hungry and another is drunk. What, have you not houses to eat and to drink in? Or despise ye the church of God and put them to shame that have not? What shall I say to you? Do I praise you? In this I praise you not. For I have received of the Lord that which I also delivered unto you, that the Lord Jesus, the same night in which He was betrayed, took bread, and giving thanks, broke and said: Take ye and eat: This is My Body, which shall be delivered for you. This do for the commemoration of Me. In like manner also the chalice, after He had supped, saying: This chalice is the new testament in My Blood. This do ye, as often as you shall drink, for the commemoration of Me. For as often as you shall eat this bread and drink the chalice, you shall show the death of the Lord, until He come. Therefore, whosoever shall eat this bread, or drink the chalice of the Lord unworthily, shall be guilty of the Body and the Blood of the Lord. But let a man prove himself; and so let him eat of that bread and drink of the chalice. For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily eateth and drinketh judgment to himself, not discerning the Body of the Lord. Therefore are there many infirm and weak among you: and many sleep. But if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged. But whilst we are judged, we are chastised by the Lord, that we be not condemned with this world.  
R. Thanks be to God.

Gradual
Phil 2:8-9
Christ became obedient for us unto death, even to the death of the cross. 
V. For which cause God also exalted Him and hath given Him a Name which is above all names.

Gospel
Continuation +︎ of the holy Gospel according to John
R. Glory be to Thee, O Lord.
Joann 13:1-15
Before the festival-day of the Pasch, Jesus knowing that His hour was come, that He should pass out of this world to the Father, having loved His own who were in the world. He loved them unto the end. And when supper was done – the devil having now put into the heart of Judas, the son of Simon the Iscariot, to betray Him, – knowing that the Father had given Him all things into His hands and that He came from God and goeth to God: He riseth from supper and layeth aside His garments and, having taken a towel, girded Himself. After that, He putteth water into a basin and began to wash the feet of the disciples and to wipe them with the towel wherewith He was girded. He cometh therefore to Simon Peter. And Peter saith to Him: Lord, dost Thou wash my feet? Jesus answered and said to him: What I do, thou knowest not now: but thou shalt know hereafter. Peter saith to Him: Thou shalt never wash my feet. Jesus answered him: If I wash thee not, thou shalt have no part with Me. Simon Peter saith to Him: Lord, not only my feet, but also my hands and my head. Jesus saith to him: He that is washed needeth not but to wash his feet, but is clean wholly. And you are clean, but not all. For He knew who he was that would betray Him; therefore He said: You are not all clean. Then after He had washed their feet and taken His garments, being set down again, He said to them: Know you what I have done to you? You call Me Master and Lord. And you say well; for so I am. If then I being your Lord and Master, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that as I have done to you, so you do also.
R. Praise be to Thee, O Christ.
S. By the words of the Gospel may our sins be blotted out.

If the Washing of the Feet is being done, the following are the prayers:

Washing of the feet

Ant. A new commandment I give unto you: That you love one another, as I have loved you, saith the Lord.
Blessed are the undefiled in the way: who walk in the law of the Lord.
Ant. A new commandment I give unto you: That you love one another, as I have loved you, saith the Lord.

Ant. After our Lord was risen from supper, He put water into a basin, and began to wash the feet of His disciples: to whom He gave this example. 
Great is the Lord, and exceedingly to be praised in the city of our God, in His holy mountain.
Ant. After our Lord was risen from supper, He put water into a basin, and began to wash the feet of His disciples: to whom He gave this example. 

Ant. Our Lord Jesus, after He had supped with His disciples, washed their feet, and said to them: Know you what I your Lord and Master have done to you? I have given you an example, that ye also may do likewise.
Thou hast blessed, O Lord, Thy land; Thou hast turned away the captivity of Jacob.
Ant. Our Lord Jesus, after He had supped with His disciples, washed their feet, and said to them: Know you what I your Lord and Master have done to you? I have given you an example, that ye also may do likewise.

Ant. Lord, dost Thou wash my feet? Jesus answered and said to them: If I shall not wash thy feet, thou shalt have no part with Me. 
V. He came to Simon Peter, and Peter said to Him: Lord, dost Thou wash my feet? Jesus answered and said to them: If I shall not wash thy feet, thou shalt have no part with Me. 
V. What I do, thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know hereafter.
Ant. Lord, dost Thou wash my feet? Jesus answered and said to them: If I shall not wash thy feet, thou shalt have no part with Me. 

Ant. If I your Lord and Master, have washed your feet, how much more ought you to wash one another’s feet? 
Hear these things, all ye nations: give ear, ye that inhabit the world.
Ant. If I your Lord and Master, have washed your feet, how much more ought you to wash one another’s feet? 

Ant. By this shall all men know that you are My disciples, if you have love one for another. 
V. Said Jesus to His disciples.
Ant. By this shall all men know that you are My disciples, if you have love one for another. 

Ant. Let these three, faith, hope, and charity, remain in you; but the greatest of these is charity. 
V. And now there remain faith, hope and charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.
Ant. Let these three, faith, hope, and charity, remain in you; but the greatest of these is charity. 

Where charity and love are, there is God. 
V. The love of Christ has gathered us together. 
V. Let us rejoice in Him and be glad. 
V. Let us fear and love the living God. 
V. And let us love one another with a sincere heart. 
Where charity and love are, there is God. 
V. When, therefore, we are assembled together. 
V. Let us take heed, that we be not divided in mind. 
V. Let malicious quarrels and contentions cease. 
V. And let Christ our God dwell among us. 
Where charity and love are, there is God. 
V. Let us also with the blessed see. 
V. Thy face in glory, O Christ our God. 
V. There to possess immeasurable and happy joy. 
V. For infinite ages of ages. Amen.

Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation: But deliver us from evil. Amen.
V. Thou hast commanded Thy commandments, O Lord. 
R. To be exactly observed. 
V. Thou hast washed the feet of Thy disciples. 
R. Despise not the work of Thy hands. 
V. O Lord, hear my prayer. 
R. And let my cry come unto Thee. 
V. The Lord be with you. 
R. And with thy spirit. 
Let us pray
Be present, O Lord, we beseech Thee, at the performance of our service: and since Thou didst vouchsafe to wash the feet of Thy disciples, despise not the work of Thy hands, which Thou hast commanded us to retain: that as here the outward stains are washed away by us and from us, so the inward sins of us all may be blotted out by Thee. Which do Thou vouchsafe to grant, who livest and reignest God for ever and ever. 
R. Amen. 

Offertorium
Ps 117: 16, 17
The right hand of the Lord hath wrought strength: the right hand of the Lord hath exalted me. I shall not die, but live, and shall declare the works of the Lord.

Secreta
We beseech Thee, O holy Lord, Father almighty, everlasting God, that He Himself may render our Sacrifice acceptable to Thee, Who, by the tradition of today, taught His disciples to do this in remembrance of Him, Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord,
Who livest and reignest with God the Father, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, world without end.
R. Amen

Prefatio
Holy Cross
It is truly meet and just, right and for our salvation, that we should at all times, and in all places, give thanks unto Thee, O holy Lord, Father almighty, everlasting God; Who didst establish the salvation of mankind on the tree of the Cross; that whence death came, thence also life might arise again, and that he, who overcame by the tree, by the tree also might be overcome: Through Christ our Lord. Through whom the Angels praise Thy Majesty, the Dominations worship it, the Powers stand in awe. The Heavens and the heavenly hosts together with the blessed Seraphim in triumphant chorus unite to celebrate it. Together with these we entreat Thee that Thou mayest bid our voices also to be admitted while we say with lowly praise:

Pange Lingua
Pange língua, gloriósi
Córporis mystérium,
Sanguinísque pretiósi,
Quem in mundi prétium
Fructus ventris generósi
Rex effúdit géntium.
Nobis datus, nobis natus
Ex intácta Vírgine,
Et in mundo conversátus,
Sparso verbi sémine.
Sui moras incolátus.
Miro clausit órdine. 
In suprémæ nocte cœnæ
Recúmbens cum frátribus,
Observáta lege plene
Cibis in legálibus,
Cibum turbæ duodénæ
Se dat suis mánibus. 
Verbum caro, panem verum
Verbo carnem éfficit;
Fitque sanguis Christi merum:
Et si sensus déficit,
Ad firmándum cor sincérum
Sola fides súfficit.
Tantum ergo Sacraméntum
Venerémur cérnui:
Et antíquum documéntum
Novo cedat ritui:
Præstet fides supplémentum
Sénsuum deféctui.
Genitóri, Genitóque
Laus et iubilátio:
Salus, honor, virtus quoque
Sit et benedíctio
Procedénti ab utróque
Compar sit laudátio.
Amen.

Palm Sunday Low Mass with Blessing of Palms

Explanations as to what the priest and servers or doing and where they are standing are provided to help you follow along. The instructions in red text are generally based on local customs at our local parish in the Arlington Diocese. But they are just suggestions as there are no hard and fast rules for the congregation. The church where you attend Mass may have slightly different customs. You should follow those.

Note: The altar boys make all of the responses on your behalf in the Extraordinary Form. The congregation is largely silent at a Low Mass. You are free to simply pray. (With the caveat about local customs noted above.)

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Blessing of the Palms

The priest in red cope, with his ministers also vested in red, proceeds to the blessing of palms, or of branches of olive or other trees which are placed in front or on the epistle side of the altar.
Matt 21:9
Ant. Hosanna to the Son of David Blessed is He that cometh in the Name of the Lord. O King of Israel: Hosanna in the highest
Then the priest, standing on the epistle side, his hands joined, turning towards the faithful, sings:
V. The Lord be with you.
R. And with thy spirit.
Let us pray. 
Bless, ✠ we beseech Thee, O Lord, these branches of palm – or olive or other trees: – and grant that what Thy people today bodily perform for Thy honor, they may perfect spiritually with the utmost devotion, by gaining the victory over the enemy, and ardently loving every work of mercy.  
Through Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end.
R. Amen.

Distribution of the branches
Ant. The Hebrew children bearing olive branches, went forth to meet the Lord, crying out and saying, Hosanna in the highest.
Ps 23:1-2; 23:7-10
The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof: the world and all they that dwell therein. For He hath founded it upon the seas: and hath prepared it upon the rivers.
Ant. The Hebrew children bearing olive branches, went forth to meet the Lord, crying out and saying, Hosanna in the highest.
Lift up your gates, O ye princes, and be ye lifted up, O eternal gates: and the King of Glory shall enter in. Who is this King of Glory? The Lord who is strong and mighty: the Lord mighty in battle.
Ant. The Hebrew children bearing olive branches, went forth to meet the Lord, crying out and saying, Hosanna in the highest.
Lift up your gates, O ye princes, and be ye lifted up, O eternal gates: and the King of Glory shall enter in.
Who is this King of Glory? The Lord of hosts, he is the King of Glory.
Ant. The Hebrew children bearing olive branches, went forth to meet the Lord, crying out and saying, Hosanna in the highest.
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.
Ant. The Hebrew children bearing olive branches, went forth to meet the Lord, crying out and saying, Hosanna in the highest.

PSALM 46
Ant. The Hebrew children laying their clothes on the road, went forth to meet the Lord, crying out and saying, Hosanna in the highest.
O clap your hands, all ye nations: shout unto God with the voice of joy. For the Lord is high, terrible: a great king over all the earth.
Ant. The Hebrew children laying their clothes on the road, went forth to meet the Lord, crying out and saying, Hosanna in the highest.
He hath subdued the people under us: and the nations under our feet. He hath chosen for us His inheritance: the beauty of Jacob which He hath loved.
Ant. The Hebrew children laying their clothes on the road, went forth to meet the Lord, crying out and saying, Hosanna in the highest.
God is ascended with jubilee: and the Lord with the sound of trumpet. Sing praises to our God, sing ye: sing praises to our king, sing ye.
Ant. The Hebrew children laying their clothes on the road, went forth to meet the Lord, crying out and saying, Hosanna in the highest.
For God is the king of all the earth: sing ye wisely. God shall reign over the nations: God sitteth on His holy throne.
Ant. The Hebrew children laying their clothes on the road, went forth to meet the Lord, crying out and saying, Hosanna in the highest.
The princes of the people are gathered together: with the God of Abraham. For the strong gods of the earth: are exceedingly exalted.
Ant. The Hebrew children laying their clothes on the road, went forth to meet the Lord, crying out and saying, Hosanna in the highest.
Ant. The Hebrew children laying their clothes on the road, went forth to meet the Lord, crying out and saying, Hosanna in the highest.

When the palms have been distributed the priest puts incense into the thurible. The prayer Munda Cor is said as usual, and the Gospel is read.
Cleanse my heart and my lips, O almighty God, who didst cleanse the lips of the prophet Isaias with a burning coal, and vouchsafe, through Thy gracious mercy, so to purify me, that I may worthily announce Thy holy Gospel. Through Christ our Lord. 
R. Amen.
P. The Lord be with you.
R. And with thy spirit. 
Gospel
Continuation +︎ of the holy Gospel according to Matthew.
R. Glory be to Thee, O Lord.
Matt 21:1-9
At that time, when Jesus drew nigh to Jerusalem, and was come to Bethphage, unto Mount Olivet, then He sent two disciples, saying to them: Go ye into the village that is over against you, and immediately you shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her: loose them and bring them to Me. And if any man shall say anything to you, say ye, that the Lord hath need of them: and forthwith he will let them go. Now all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying: Tell ye the daughter of Sion: Behold thy King cometh to thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of her that is used to the yoke. And the disciples going, did as Jesus commanded them. And they brought the ass and the colt, and laid their garments upon them, and made him sit thereon. And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way: and others cut boughs from the trees, and strewed them in the way, and the multitudes that went before and that followed, cried, saying: Hosanna to the Son of David: Blessed is He that cometh in the name of the Lord.
R. Praise be to Thee, O Christ.
P. By the words of the Gospel may our sins be blotted out.

The Procession of Palms
The procession now takes place. The priest places incense in the thurible and then turning toward the people, says, with the servers responding:
V. Let us go forth in peace.
R. In the name of Christ. Amen.
The thurifer precedes with the smoking censer, followed by the subdeacon, bearing the processional cross between two acolytes carrying lighted candles. Then follow the clergy in order of rank, then the celebrant with the deacon on his left. Where it is custom for the people to join the procession, they follow the celebrant. All carry palms, and all or some of them sing several anthems, hymns, and Psalms, during the whole time the procession lasts.

The celebrant reaches the altar, turns to the people, and sings:
V. The Lord be with you.
R. And with thy spirit.
Let us pray. 
O Lord Jesus Christ, our King and Redeemer, in whose honor we have borne these palms and gone on praising Thee with song and solemnity: mercifully grant that whithersoever these palms are taken, there the grace of Thy blessing may descend; may every wickedness and trick of the demons be frustrated; and may Thy right hand protect those it hath redeemed. Who livest and reignest for ever and ever.  
R. Amen.
The priest now change from red to violet vestments for the Mass.

Prayers at the Foot of the Altar

Father is in the center

The priest, after processing in and placing the veiled Chalice on the altar and opening the Missal in preparation for Mass, meets the servers at the foot of the altar. Bowing down, he makes the Sign of the Cross while the servers and faithful kneel, and says in Latin: 
KNEEL

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son,  and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.

Then joining his hands before his breast, he begins the Anthem in Latin:

P. I will go in unto the altar of God.

S. To God who giveth joy to my youth.

The priest alternates with the server in reciting this psalm to express his desire, joy and confidence in going to the altar of the Sacrifice.

Ps. 42, 1-5. 

P. Judge me, O God, and distinguish my cause from the nation which is not holy: deliver me from the unjust and deceitful man.

S. For Thou, O God, art my strength: why hast Thou cast me off? and why go I sorrowful whilst the enemy afflicteth me?

P. Send forth Thy light and Thy truth: they have conducted me and brought me unto Thy holy mount, and into Thy tabernacles. 

S. And I will go into the altar of God: to God who giveth joy to my youth. 

P. To Thee, O God, my God, I will give praise upon the harp; why art thou sad, O my soul, and why dost thou disquiet me? 

S. Hope in God, for I will still give praise to Him: the salvation of my countenance and my God. 

P. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost. 

S. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. 

The priest repeats the Anthem in Latin:

P. I will go in unto the altar of God. 

S. To God who giveth joy to my youth. 

The priest, signing himself with the Sign of the Cross, says in Latin:

P. Our help  is in the Name of the Lord. 

S. Who made heaven and earth. 

Then, joining his hands, and humbly bowing down, he says the Confiteor in Latin:

P. I confess to almighty God, to the blessed Mary ever Virgin, blessed Michael the Archangel, blessed John the Baptist, the holy Apostles Peter and Paul, to all the Saints, and to you, brothers, that I have sinned exceedingly in thought, word, and deed, Here he strikes his breast thrice through my fault, through my fault, through my most grievous fault. Therefore I beseech the blessed Mary, ever Virgin, blessed Michael the Archangel, blessed John the Baptist, the holy Apostles Peter and Paul, all the Saints, and you, brothers, to pray to the Lord our God for me. 

S. May almighty God be merciful to thee, and forgiving thy sins, bring thee to everlasting life. 

The priest answers: 

P. Amen.

The servers say the Confiteor in Latin. You may wish to pray these words silently to yourself in either Latin or English. It would be appropriate to bow your head slightly as you pray this since it is a penitential prayer.

S. Confíteor Deo omnipoténti, beátæ Maríæ semper Vírgini, beáto Michaéli Archángelo, beáto Joánni Baptístæ, sanctis Apóstolis Petro et Paulo, ómnibus Sanctis, et tibi, pater: quia peccávi nimis cogitatióne, verbo et opere: Strike breast thrice mea culpa, mea culpa, mea máxima culpa. Ideo precor beátam Maríam semper Vírginem, beátum Michaélem Archángelum, beátum Joánnem Baptístam, sanctos Apóstolos Petrum et Paulum, omnes Sanctos, et te, pater, orare pro me ad Dóminum, Deum nostrum.

S. I confess to almighty God, to the blessed Mary ever Virgin, blessed Michael the Archangel, blessed John the Baptist, the holy Apostles Peter and Paul, to all the Saints, and to you, Father, that I have sinned exceedingly in thought, word, and deed, Strike breast thrice through my fault, through my fault, through my most grievous fault. Therefore I beseech the blessed Mary, ever Virgin, blessed Michael the Archangel, blessed John the Baptist, the holy Apostles Peter and Paul, all the Saints, and you, Father, to pray to the Lord our God for me. 

Then the priest, with his hands joined, says in Latin:

P. May almighty God be merciful to thee, and forgiving thy sins, bring thee to everlasting life. 

S. Amen.

The servers (and you if you wish) make the Sign of the Cross, with the priest saying in Latin:

P. May the  almighty and merciful Lord grant us pardon, absolution, and remission of our sins.

S. Amen. 

Bowing down, the priest proceeds in Latin:

P. O God, Thou wilt turn again and quicken us. 

S. And thy people shall rejoice in Thee. 

P. Show us, O Lord, Thy mercy. 

S. And grant us Thy salvation. 

P. O Lord, hear my prayer. 

S. And let my cry come before Thee. 

P. The Lord be with you. 

S. And with thy spirit. 

The priest extends then joins his hands and, after audibly saying “Oremus” (“Let us pray”), he ascends to the altar while saying the following prayer silently in Latin.

Let us pray. 

Take away from us our iniquities, we beseech Thee, O Lord, that we may be worthy to enter with pure minds into the Holy of Holies. Through Christ our Lord. Amen. 

His hands joined, and bowing down over the middle of the altar, the priest says:

We beseech Thee, O Lord, by the merits of Thy Saints, whose relics are here, and of all the Saints, that Thou wouldst vouchsafe to forgive me all my sins. Amen.

Introit 

Father is on the right (Epistle side)

Moving to the Epistle-side (the right side) of the altar, the priest makes the Sign of the Cross and reads the Introit in Latin. The Introit is the first of the variable texts, often called “the propers,” that change depending on the Mass of the day.

Ps 21:20, 22
O Lord, be not far from me; O my help, hasten to aid me. Save me from the lionÂ’s mouth; form the horns of the wild bulls, my wretched life.
Ps 21:2
My God, my God, look upon me, why have You forsaken me? Far from my salvation are the words of my sins.
O Lord, be not far from me; O my help, hasten to aid me. Save me from the lionÂ’s mouth; form the horns of the wild bulls, my wretched life.

Kyrie 

Father is in the center

The priest moves to the middle and alternates with the servers saying the only Greek words in the Mass:

P. Kýrie, eléison. 
(Lord, have mercy.)

S. Kýrie, eléison.
(Lord, have mercy.)

P. Kýrie, eléison.
(Lord, have mercy.)

S. Christe, eléison. 
(Christ, have mercy)

P. Christe, eléison.
(Christ, have mercy)

S. Christe, eléison.
(Christ, have mercy)

P. Kýrie, eléison. 
(Lord, have mercy.)

S. Kýrie, eléison.
(Lord, have mercy.)

P. Kýrie, eléison.
(Lord, have mercy.)

Gloria 

The Gloria is omitted on Sundays and ferias of Lent.
Then the priest turns to the people and says:

P. Dóminus vobíscum.

S. Et cum spiritu tuo.

P. The Lord be with you.

S. And with thy spirit.

 Collect 

Father is on the right (Epistle side)

The Collect is the collected prayers of all the faithful assisting at the Holy Sacrifice. It changes with each Mass. Raising his voice, his hands, and his sentiments to God, the priest excites the faithful to unite their prayers with his. The priest returns to the Epistle-side of the altar and says in Latin:

P. Oremus.

P. Let us pray.

Almighty, eternal God, Who, to provide mankind an example of humility for it to imitate, willed that the Saviour should assume our flesh and suffer death upon the Cross, mercifully grant that we may be found worthy of the lesson of His endurance and the fellowship of His resurrection.

Through Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the same Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end.

S. Amen.

The Epistle, Gradual and Alleluia

The Epistle, or lesson, is like the second reading in the Ordinary Form in that it is frequently (though certainly not always) from St. Paul. Along with the Gradual and Tract (which replaces the Alleluia in penitential seasons), the Epistle changes depending on the Mass of the day.
Epistle

Lesson from the letter of St. Paul to the Philippians
Phil 2:5-11
Brethren: Have this in mind in you which was also in Christ Jesus, Who, though He was by nature God, did not consider being equal to God a thing to be clung to, but emptied Himself, taking the nature of a slave and being made like unto men. And appearing in the form of man, He humbled Himself, becoming obedient to death, even to death on a cross. Therefore God also has exalted Him and has bestowed upon Him the Name that is above every name, Kneel so that at the Name of Jesus every knee should bend of those in heaven, on earth and under the earth and every tongue should confess that the Lord Jesus Christ is in the glory of God the Father.

S. Thanks be to God.

After the Epistle is finished, Father will place his left hand on the altar and the servers respond “Deo gratias.” One server moves to stand to the right of the priest at the corner of the altar. After Father finishes the Gradual and Alleluia (or the Tract which replaces the Alleluia in penitential seasons), the server moves the Missal to the left side, where Father will proclaim the Gospel.
Gradual and Tract

Ps 72:24, 1-3
You have hold of my right hand; with Your counsel You guide me; and in the end You will receive me in glory.
V. How good God is to Israel, to those who are clean of heart! But, as for me, I almost lost my balance; my feet all but slipped, because I was envious of sinners when I saw them prosper though they were wicked.

Tractus
Ps 21:2-9, 18-19, 22, 24, 32
My God, my God, look upon me: why have You forsaken me?
V. Far from my salvation, are the words of my sins.
V. O my God, I cry out by day and You answer not; by night, and there is no relief.
V. But You are enthroned in the holy place, O glory of Israel!
V. In You our fathers trusted; they trusted and You delivered them.
V. To You they cried, and they escaped; in You they trusted, and they were not put to shame.
V. But I am a worm, not a man; the scorn of men, despised by the people.
V. All who see me, scoff at me; they mock me with parted lips, they wag their heads.
V. He relied on the Lord; let Him deliver him, let Him rescue him, if He loves him.”
V. But they look on and gloat over me; they divide my garments among them, and for my vesture they cast lots.
V. Save me from the lionÂ’s mouth; from the horns of the wild bulls, my wretched life.
V. You who fear the Lord, praise Him: all you descendants of Jacob, give glory to Him.
V. There shall be declared to the Lord a generation to come: and the heavens shall show forth His justice.
V. To a people that shall be born, which the Lord has made.

Munda Cor Meum

Father is in the center

As the server transfers the Missal to the Gospel-side of the altar, the priest moves to the middle of the altar and bowing down says in Latin:

Cleanse my heart and my lips, O almighty God, who didst cleanse the lips of the prophet Isaias with a burning coal, and vouchsafe, through Thy gracious mercy, so to purify me, that I may worthily announce Thy holy Gospel. Through Christ our Lord. Amen. 

Give me Thy blessing, O Lord. The Lord be in my heart and on my lips, that I may worthily and in a becoming manner, proclaim His holy Gospel. Amen. 

Gospel 

Father is on the left (Gospel side)

Except for Solemn Mass, when he will remain in the middle, the priest moves from the middle to the left side of the altar, and begins in Latin:
STAND

P. The Lord be with you. 

S. And with thy spirit. 

The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew.
Matt 26:36-75; 27:1-60.
Then Jesus came with them into a country place which is called Gethsemani; and He said to His disciples: J. Sit you here, till I go yonder and pray. C. And taking with Him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, He began to grow sorrowful and to be sad. Then He saith to them: J.My soul is sorrowful even unto death; stay you here and watch with Me. C. And going a little further, He fell upon His face, praying and saying: J. My Father, if it be possible, let this chalice pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as Thou wilt. C. And He cometh to His disciples, and findeth them asleep. And He saith to Peter: J. What! Could you not watch one hour with Me? Watch ye, and pray that ye enter not into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. C. Again the second time, He went and prayed, saying: J. My Father, if this chalice may not pass away, but I must drink it, Thy will be done. C. And He cometh again, and findeth them sleeping, for their eyes were heavy. And leaving them, He went again and He prayed the third time, saying the self-same word. Then He cometh to His disciples, and saith to them: J. Sleep ye now and take your rest; behold, the hour is at hand, and the Son of Man shall be betrayed into the hands of sinners. Rise, let us go; behold, he is at hand that will betray Me.  C. As He yet spoke, behold Judas, one of the twelve, came, and with him a great multitude with swords and clubs, sent from the chief priests and the ancients of the people. And he that betrayed Him gave them a sign, saying: S. Whomsoever I shall kiss, that is He; hold Him fast. C. And forthwith coming to Jesus, he said: S. Hail, Rabbi. C. And he kissed Him. And Jesus said to him: J. Friend, whereto art thou come? C.Then they came up and laid hands on Jesus, and held Him. And behold one of them that were with Jesus, stretching forth his hand, drew out his sword, and striking the servant of the high priest, cut off his ear. Then Jesus saith to him: J. Put up again thy sword into its place; for all that take the sword shall perish with the sword. Thinkest thou that I cannot ask My Father, and He will give Me presently more than twelve legions of Angels? How then shall the Scriptures be fulfilled, that so it must be done? C. In that same hour Jesus said to the multitudes: J. You are come out, as it were to a robber, with swords and clubs to apprehend Me. I sat daily with you, teaching in the temple, and you laid not hands on Me. C. Now all this was done that the Scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled. Then the disciples, all leaving Him, fled. But they holding Jesus led Him to Caiphas the high priest, where the scribes and the ancients were assembled. And Peter followed Him afar off, even to the court of the high priest. And going in, he sat with the servants, that he might see the end. And the chief priests and the whole council sought false witness against Jesus, that they might put Him to death. And they found none, whereas many false witnesses had come in. And last of all there came two false witnesses; and they said: This man said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, and after three days to rebuild it. And the high priest, rising up, said to Him: S. Answerest Thou nothing to the things which these witness against Thee? C. But Jesus held His peace. And the high priest said to Him: S. I adjure Thee by the living God, that Thou tell us if Thou be the Christ the Son of God. C. Jesus saith to him: J. Thou hast said it. Nevertheless I say to you, hereafter you shall see the Son of Man sitting on the right hand of the power of God, and coming in the clouds of heaven. C. Then the high priest rent his garments, saying: S. He hath blasphemed; what further need have we of witnesses? Behold, now you have heard the blasphemy. What think you? C. But they answering, said: S. He is guilty of death. C. Then they did spit in His face and buffeted Him; and others struck His face with the palms of their hands, saying: S. Prophesy unto us, O Christ, who is he that struck Thee?  C. But Peter sat without in the court, and there came to him a servant maid, saying: S. Thou also wast with Jesus the Galilean. C. But he denied it before them all, saying: S. I know not what thou sayest. C. And as he went out of the gate, another maid saw him, and she saith to them that were there: S. This man also was with Jesus of Nazareth. C.And again he denied it with an oath: S. I know not the man. C. And after a little while, they came that stood by and said to Peter: S. Surely thou also art one of them; for even thy speech doth discover thee. C. Then he began to curse and to swear that he knew not the man; and immediately the cock crew. And Peter remembered the words of Jesus which He had said: before the cock crow, thou wilt deny Me thrice. And going forth, he wept bitterly. And when morning was come, all the chief priests and ancients ofthe people took counsel against Jesus, that they might put Him to death. And they brought Him bound, and delivered Him to Pontius Pilate the governor. Then Judas, who betrayed Him, seeing that He was condemned, repenting himself, brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and ancients, saying: S. I have sinned in betraying innocent blood. C. But they said: S. What is that to us? Look thou to it. C. And casting down the pieces of silver in the temple, he departed, and went and hanged himself with a halter. But the chief priests having taken the pieces of silver, said: S. It is not lawful to put them into the corbona, because it is the price of blood. And after they had consulted together, they bought with them the potter’s field, to be a burying-place for strangers. For this cause that field was called Haceldama, that is, the field of blood, even to this day. Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremias the prophet, saying: And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of Him that was prized, whom they prized of the children of Israel: and they gave them unto the potter’s field, as the Lord appointed to me. And Jesus stood before the governor, and the governor asked Him, saying: S.Art Thou the King of the Jews? C. Jesus saith to him: J. Thou sayest it. C. And when He was accused by the chief priests and ancients, He answered nothing. Then Pilate saith to Him: S. Dost not Thou hear how great testimonies they allege against Thee? C. And He answered to him never a word, so that the governor wondered exceedingly. Now upon the solemn day the governor was accustomed to release to the people one prisoner, whom they would. And he had then a notorious prisoner that was called Barabbas. They therefore being gathered together, Pilate said: S. Whom will you that I release to you: Barabbas, or Jesus that is called Christ? C. For he knew that for envy they had delivered Him. And as he was sitting in the place of judgment his wife sent to him, saying: S. Have thou nothing to do with that just man, for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of Him. C. But the chief priests and ancients persuaded the people that they should ask Barabbas, and make Jesus away. And the governor answering, said to them: S. Whither will you of the two to be released unto you? C. But they said: S. Barabbas. C. Pilate saith to them: S. What shall I do then with Jesus that is called Christ? C. They all call: S. Let Him be crucified. C. The governor said to them: S. Why, what evil hath He done? C. But they cried out the more, saying: S. Let Him be crucified. C. And Pilate seeing that he prevailed nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, taking water washed his hands before the people, saying: S. I am innocent of the blood of this just man; look you to it. C. And the whole people answering, said: S. His blood be upon us and upon our children. C. Then he released to them Barabbas, and having scourged Jesus, delivered Him unto them to be crucified. Then the soldiers of the governor, taking Jesus into the hall, gathered together unto Him the whole band; and stripping Him they put a scarlet cloak about Him. And platting a crown of thorns they put it upon His head and a reed in His right hand. And bowing the knee before Him, they mocked Him, saying: S. Hail, King of the Jews. C. And spitting upon Him, they took the reed and struck His head. And after they had mocked Him, they took off the cloak from Him, and put on Him His own garments, and led Him away to crucify Him. And going out, they found a man of Cyrene, named Simon; him they forced to take up His cross. And they came to the place that is called Golgotha, which is, the place of Calvary. And they gave Him wine to drink mingled with gall; and when He had tasted He would not drink. And after they had crucified Him, they divided His garments, casting lots; that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying: They divided My garments among them, and upon my vesture they cast lots. And they sat and watched Him. And they put over His head His cause written: This is Jesus the King of the Jews. Then were crucified with Him two thieves; one on the right hand and one on the left. And they that passed by blasphemed Him, wagging their heads, and saying: S. Vah, Thou that destroyest the temple of God and in three days dost rebuild it, save Thine own self. If Thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross. C. In like manner also the chief priests with the scribes and ancients, mocking, said: S. He saved others, Himself He cannot save; if He be the king of Israel, let Him now come down from the cross, and we will believe Him; He trusted in God, let Him now deliver Him if He will have Him; for He said: I am the Son of God. C. And the self-same thing the thieves also that were crucified with Him reproached Him with. Now from the sixth hour there was a darkness over the whole earth, until the ninth hour. And about the ninth hour, Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying: J. Eli, Eli, lamma sabacthani? C. That is: J. My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me? C. And some that stood there and heard said: S. This man calleth Elias. C. And immediately one of them running took a sponge and filled it with vinegar and and gave Him to drink. And the others said: S. Let be; let us see whether Elias will come to deliver Him. C. And Jesus again crying with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost.
Here all kneel and pause for a few moments.
And behold the veil of the temple was rent in two from top even to the bottom; and the earth quaked and the rocks were rent; and the graves were opened, and many bodies of the saints that had slept arose, and coming out of the tombs after His resurrection, came into the holy city, and appeared to many. Now the centurion and they that were with him watching Jesus, having seen the earthquake and the things that were done, were sore afraid, saying: S. Indeed this was the Son of God. C. And there were there many women afar off, who had followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering unto Him: among whom was Mary Magdalen, and Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee. And when it was evening, there came a certain rich man of Arimathea, named Joseph, who also himself was a disciple of Jesus. He went to Pilate and asked the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded that the body should be delivered. And Joseph taking the body wrapt it up in a clean linen cloth, and laid it in his own new monument, which he had hewed out in a rock. And he rolled a great stone to the door of the monument and went his way.

Sermon

SIT
After the Gospel, if there is to be a sermon, the priest will return to the middle of the altar and remove his maniple, which signifies that there is a pause in the celebration of the Mass. The servers will also move to the middle, genuflect and then take a seat at the sedilia (chairs) in the sanctuary. After the sermon, the priest will return and put the maniple back on his arm and then continue as below.

Creed 

Father is in the center

On Sundays and certain Feasts the priest recites the Creed, a summary of the Catholic Doctrine. This profession of faith was drawn up in the General Councils of Nicaea in 325 and Constantinople in 381 to condemn heretics who denied that Jesus Christ and the Holy Ghost  are God.
STAND

Credo in unum Deum, Patrem omnipoténtem, factórem coeli et terræ, visibílium ómnium et in visibílium. Et in unum Dóminum Bow head Jesum Christum, Fílium Dei unigénitum. Et ex Patre natum ante ómnia saecula. Deum de Deo, lumen de lúmine, Deum verum de Deo vero. Génitum, non factum, consubstantiálem Patri: per quem ómnia facta sunt. Qui propter nos hómines et propter nostram salútem descéndit de coelis. 

Here kneel down. Et incarnátus est de Spíritu Sancto ex María Vírgine: Et homo factus est. Rise. 

Crucifíxus étiam pro nobis: sub Póntio Piláto passus, et sepúltus est. Et resurréxit tértia die, secúndum Scriptúras. Et ascéndit in coelum: sedet ad déxteram Patris. Et íterum ventúrus est cum glória judicáre vivos et mórtuos: cujus regni non erit finis. 

Et in Spíritum Sanctum, Dóminum et vivificántem: qui ex Patre Filióque procédit. Qui cum Patre et Fílio Bow head simul adorátur et conglorificátur: qui locútus est per Prophétas. Et unam sanctam cathólicam et apostólicam Ecclésiam. Confíteor unum baptísma in remissiónem peccatórum. Et exspécto resurrectiónem mortuórum. Et vitam ventúri saeculi. Amen.

I believe in one God, the Father almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things, visible and invisible. And in one Lord Bow head Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God. And born of the Father, before all ages. God of God: Light of Light: true God of true God. Begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father, by whom all things were made. Who, for us men, and for our salvation, came down from heaven. 

Here kneel down. And was incarnate by the Holy Ghost of the Virgin Mary: and was made man. Rise.

He was crucified also for us, suffered under Pontius Pilate, and was buried. And the third day He rose again according to the Scriptures. And ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of the Father. And He shall come again with glory to judge both the living and the dead, of whose kingdom there shall be no end. 

And in the Holy Ghost, the Lord and Giver of Life, proceeding from the Father and the Son. Who together, with the Father and the Son, is Bow head adored and glorified: Who spoke by the prophets. And in one, holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. I confess one baptism for the remission of sins. And I look for the resurrection of the dead. And the life  of the world to come. Amen. 

Offertory 

The priest kisses the altar, and turning to the people says:

P. The Lord be with you. 

S. And with thy spirit. 

Let us pray.

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Then the priest reads the Offertory verse, a short quotation from Holy Scripture which varies with the Mass of each day. 

Ps 68:21-22
Insult has broken my heart, and I am weak; I looked for sympathy, but there was none; for comforters, and I found none. Rather they put gall in My food and in My thirst they gave Me vinegar to drink.

This being finished, he offers the bread and wine, which, by virtue of the words of consecration, he is going to change into the adorable Body and Blood of Jesus Christ. He takes the paten with the host and offering it up, says in Latin:

Accept, O holy Father, almighty and eternal God, this unspotted host, which I, Thy unworthy servant, offer unto Thee, my living and true God, for my innumerable sins, offenses, and negligences, and for all here present: as also for all faithful Christians, both living and dead, that it may avail both me and them for salvation unto life everlasting. Amen. 

Making the Sign of the Cross with the paten, he places the host upon the corporal. He pours wine and water into the chalice, blessing the water before it is mixed. He pours a few drops of water into the chalice containing wine, in remembrance of the water and blood which flowed from the side of Jesus when pierced by the soldier’s lance.

O God, who, in creating human nature, didst wonderfully dignify it, and still more wonderfully restore it, grant that, by the Mystery of this water and wine, we may be made partakers of His divine nature, who vouchsafed to be made partaker of our human nature, even Jesus Christ our Lord, Thy Son, who with Thee, liveth and reigneth in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God: world without end. Amen. 

 We offer unto Thee, O Lord, the chalice of salvation, beseeching Thy clemency, that it may ascend before Thy divine Majesty, as a sweet savor, for our salvation, and for that of the whole world. Amen. 

Accept us, O Lord, in the spirit of humility and contrition of heart, and grant that the sacrifice which we offer this day in Thy sight may be pleasing to Thee, O Lord God. 

Raising his eyes towards heaven, extending and then joining his hands, the priest makes the Sign of the Cross over the host and the chalice, while he invokes the Holy Spirit.

Come, O almighty and eternal God, the Sanctifier, and bless  this Sacrifice, prepared for the glory of Thy holy Name. 

Lavabo

Father is on the right (Epistle side)

The priest washes his fingers to symbolize the great purity and inner cleanliness of those who offer or participate in this great Sacrifice, and then says in Latin:

Ps. 25. 6-12

I will wash my hands among the innocent: and I will compass Thine altar, O Lord That I may hear the voice of praise: and tell of all Thy wonderous works. I have loved, O Lord, the beauty of Thy house and the place where Thy glory dwelleth. Take not away my soul, O God, with the wicked: nor my life with blood-thirsty men. In whose hands are iniquities, their right hand is filled with gifts. But I have walked in my innocence: redeem me, and have mercy on me. My foot hath stood in the direct way, in the churches I will bless Thee, O Lord. 

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Prayer to the Most Holy Trinity

“This majestic prayer of offering to the Most Holy Trinity states in detail the particular purpose for which the holy Sacrifice is offered.”1

Father is in the center

Receive, O holy Trinity, this oblation which we make to Thee, in memory of the Passion, Resurrection and Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ, and in honor of Blessed Mary, ever Virgin, blessed John the Baptist, the holy Apostles Peter and Paul, and of all the Saints, that it may avail unto their honor and our salvation, and may they vouchsafe to intercede for us in heaven, whose memory we celebrate on earth. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.  

The Orate Fratres

The priest kisses the altar and turns towards the people, extending, then joining his hands, and say audibly “Orate, fratres.” He then turns back to the altar and continues silently in Latin:

P. Brethren, pray that my Sacrifice and yours may be acceptable to God the Father almighty. 

The server answers in Latin:

S. May the Lord receive the Sacrifice from thy hands, to the praise and glory of His Name, to our benefit and that of all His holy Church.  

The priest answers in a low voice:

P. Amen. 

Secret 

This prayer is one of the variable parts of the Mass, called the propers, which changes based on the Mass being celebrated and is prayed silently. It is “the completion of the Offertory and introduces the actual oblation of the Sacrifice in the great prayer of the Canon”1 of the Mass.

Grant, we beseech You, almighty God, that the gift offered in the sight of Your majesty may obtain for us the grace of reverent devotion and assure us eternal happiness.

Through Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end.

S. Amen.

Preface 

The priest begins the Preface, a call to render thanks to God the Father, through Jesus Christ, in union with all the heavenly spirits. The prayer of thanksgiving and praise varies with important Feasts. The priest begins the Preface, holding his hands over the altar, and says audibly in Latin:

P. Dóminus vobíscum.

S. Et cum spíritu tuo.

P. Sursum corda.

S. Habémus ad Dóminum.

P. Grátias agámus Dómino, Deo nostro.

S. Dignum et justum est.

P. The Lord be with you. 

S. And with thy spirit. 

P. Lift up your hearts. 

S. We have lifted them up to the Lord. 

P. Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. 

S. It is right and just. 

The particular Preface changes for certain Masses, with the Preface of the Holy Trinity used on most Sundays. Passiontide uses the preface of the Holy Cross.

Holy Cross
It is truly meet and just, right and for our salvation, that we should at all times, and in all places, give thanks unto Thee, O holy Lord, Father almighty, everlasting God; Who didst establish the salvation of mankind on the tree of the Cross; that whence death came, thence also life might arise again, and that he, who overcame by the tree, by the tree also might be overcome: Through Christ our Lord. Through whom the Angels praise Thy Majesty, the Dominations worship it, the Powers stand in awe. The Heavens and the heavenly hosts together with the blessed Seraphim in triumphant chorus unite to celebrate it. Together with these we entreat Thee that Thou mayest bid our voices also to be admitted while we say with lowly praise::

Sanctus

Immediately at the conclusion of the Preface the priest begins the Sanctus and the bells are rung three times. It is customary to Cross yourself at the Benedictus.
KNEEL

Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus Dóminus, Deus Sábaoth. Pleni sunt coeli et terra glória tua. Hosánna in excélsis. Benedíctus, qui venit in nómine Dómini. Hosánna in excélsis.

Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of Hosts! Heaven and earth are full of Thy glory! Hosanna in the highest!  Blessed is He that comes in the Name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest! 

Canon 

The Canon of the Mass is made up of the fixed forms of the prayers from the Sanctus to the Pater Noster. It is said silently by the priest.

Prayers for the Church

We therefore, humbly pray and beseech Thee, most merciful Father, through Jesus Christ; Thy Son, our Lord, that Thou wouldst vouchsafe to accept and bless. these  gifts, these  presents, these  holy unspotted Sacrifices, which in the first place we offer Thee for Thy holy Catholic Church to which vouchsafe to grant peace, as also to preserve, unite, and govern it throughout the world, together with Thy servant N. our Pope, and N. our Bishop, and all orthodox believers and professors of the Catholic and Apostolic Faith. 

Commemoration of the Living

Be mindful, O Lord, of Thy servants and handmaidens, N. et N. and of all here present, whose faith and devotion are known unto Thee, for whom we offer, or who offer up to Thee, this sacrifice of praise for themselves, their families and friends, for the redemption of their souls, for the health and salvation they hope for; and who now pay their vows to Thee, the everlasting, living and true God. 

We pray in union with and honor the memory, especially of the glorious ever Virgin Mary, mother of our God and Lord Jesus Christ: as also of the blessed Joseph, her Spouse, and of the blessed Apostles and Martyrs Peter and Paul, Andrew, James, John, Thomas, James, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Simon, and Thaddeus; Linus, Cletus, Clement, Sixtus, Cornelius, Cyprian, Lawrence, Chrysogonus, John and Paul, Cosmas and Damian, and of all Thy Saints, through whose merits and prayers, grant that we may in all things be defended by the help of Thy protection. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.  

Prayers at the Consecration

Spreading his hands over the oblation, the bells are rung one time to signal that the Consecration is approaching and the priest says in Latin:

We therefore beseech Thee, O Lord, graciously to accept this oblation of our service, as also of Thy whole family; and to dispose our days in Thy peace, preserve us from eternal damnation, and rank us in the number of Thine Elect. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

Which oblation do Thou, O God, vouchsafe in all respects, to bless,  approve,  ratify,  make worthy and acceptable; that it may be made for us the Body  and Blood  of Thy most beloved Son Jesus Christ our Lord. 

Consecration of the Host

Who, the day before He suffered, took bread into His holy and venerable hands, and with His eyes lifted up towards heaven unto Thee, God, His almighty Father, giving thanks to Thee, He blessed  it, broke it and gave it to His disciples saying: Take and eat ye all of this, 

The words of the Consecration of the Host:

FOR THIS IS MY BODY.

After pronouncing the words of the Consecration, the priest, kneeling, adores the Sacred Host; rising, he elevates It, then placing It on the corporal, again adores It. After this he never disjoins his fingers and thumbs, except when he is to take the Host, until after the washing of his fingers during the ablutions.
You may wish to look up at the Sacred Host, with faith, piety, and love, saying to yourself: MY LORD and MY GOD!

Consecration of the Wine

In like manner, after He had supped, taking also this excellent chalice into His holy and venerable hands He blessed  , and gave it to His disciples, saying: Take and drink ye all of this,  

The words of Consecration of the Chalice:

FOR THIS IS THE CHALICE OF MY BLOOD OF THE NEW AND ETERNAL TESTAMENT, THE MYSTERY OF FAITH; WHICH SHALL BE SHED FOR YOU AND FOR MANY UNTO THE REMISSION OF SINS.

The priest kneels and adores the Precious Blood; rising, he elevates the Chalice, and setting it down he covers it and adores it again. 
You may wish to look up at the Chalice and say to yourself something such as: BE MINDFUL O LORD, OF THY CREATURE, WHOM THOU HAST REDEEMED BY THY PRECIOUS BLOOD!
After the elevation of the Chalice, the priest says in a low voice in Latin:

As often as ye do these things, ye shall do them in remembrance of Me.

Prayers After Consecration

The priest continues silently in Latin:

Wherefore, O Lord, we Thy servants, as also Thy holy people, calling to mind the blessed Passion of the same Christ, Thy Son, our Lord, and also His Resurrection from the dead and His glorious Ascension into heaven: do offer unto Thy most excellent Majesty of Thine own gifts, bestowed upon us, a pure  Victim, a holy  Victim, an unspotted  Victim, the holy  Bread of eternal life, and the Chalice ☩ of everlasting salvation. 

Upon which vouchsafe to look with a propitious and serene countenance, and to accept them, as Thou wert graciously pleased to accept the gifts of Thy just servant Abel, and the sacrifice of our patriarch Abraham, and that which Thy high priest Melchisedech offered to Thee, a holy Sacrifice, and unspotted Victim.

We most humbly beseech Thee, almighty God, command these offerings to be borne by the hands of Thy holy Angels to Thine altar on high, in the sight of Thy divine majesty, that as many as shall partake of the most holy Body  and Blood  of Thy Son at this altar, may be filled with every heavenly grace and blessing. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

Commemoration of the Dead

Remember also, O Lord, Thy servants and handmaids N. and N., who are gone before us with the sign of faith, and rest in the sleep of peace. To these, O Lord, and to all that rest in Christ, grant, we beseech Thee, a place of refreshment, light, and peace; Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen. 

The priest says the first words, “Nobis quoque peccatoribus” in a somewhat elevated tone of voice, to symbolize an act of public self-humiliation; at the same time he strikes his breast in a token of contrition.

To us also, Thy sinful servants, confiding in the multitude of Thy mercies, vouchsafe to grant some part and fellowship with Thy holy Apostles and Martyrs, with John, Stephen, Matthias, Barnabas, Ignatius, Alexander, Marcellinus, Peter, Felicity, Perpetua, Agatha, Lucy, Agnes, Cecilia, Anastasia, and with all Thy Saints, into whose company we beseech Thee to admit us, not weighing our merits, but pardoning our offenses. Through Christ our Lord. 

By Whom, O Lord, Thou dost ever create, sanctify,  quicken,  bless,  and give unto us all these good things. 

He uncovers the Chalice, and genuflects: then taking the Host in his right hand, and holding the Chalice in his left, he signs with the Sign of the Cross five times across the Chalice, saying:

By Him,  and with Him,  and in Him  is to Thee, God the Father  almighty, in the unity of the Holy  Ghost, all honor and glory. 

Replacing the Host, and covering the Chalice, he kneels down, and rising again, he says in Latin:

P. World without end. 

S. Amen. 

Pater Noster 

In the Extraordinary Form, the priest alone says the Our Father. The faithful are invited to silently pray along with him.

Let us pray. Instructed by Thy saving precepts, and following Thy divine institution, we are bold to say: 

Pater noster, qui es in caelis, Sanctificetur nomen tuum. Adveniat regnum tuum. Fiat voluntas tua, sicut in coelo et in terra. Panem nostrum quotidianum da nobis hodie. Et dimitte nobis debita nostra, sicut et nos dimittimus debitoribus nostris. Et ne nos inducas in tentationem: 

S. Sed libera nos a malo. 

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy Name; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation. 

S. But deliver us from evil.

P. Amen.   

The priest continues silently in Latin: 

Deliver us, we beseech Thee, O Lord, from all evils, past, present, and to come; and by the intercession of the Blessed and glorious ever Virgin Mary, Mother of God, and of the holy Apostles, Peter and Paul, and of Andrew, and of all the Saints, mercifully grant peace in our days, that through the assistance of Thy mercy we may be always free from sin, and secure from all disturbance.

Through the same Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord. 

Who with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost liveth and reigneth God,

P. World without end. 

S. Amen. 

P. The peace  of the Lord be  always with  you. 

S. And with thy spirit. 

He puts a Particle of the Sacred Host into the Chalice, saying in Latin:

May this mixture and consecration of the Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ be to us who receive it effectual unto eternal life. Amen. 

Agnus Dei

He covers the Chalice, genuflects and rises; then bowing down and striking his breast thrice, he says in Latin:

Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccáta mundi: Strike breast miserére nobis.

Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccáta mundi: Strike breast miserére nobis.

Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccáta mundi: Strike breast dona nobis pacem.

Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world,  Strike breast have mercy on us. 

Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world,  Strike breast have mercy on us. 

Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world,  Strike breast grant us peace. 

Prayers for Holy Communion

With his hands joined and resting on the altar, standing inclined, he says the three following prayers in Latin:

O Lord Jesus Christ, who saidst to Thine Apostles: Peace I leave you, My peace I give you: regard not my sins, but the faith of Thy Church; and vouchsafe to grant her that peace and unity which is agreeable to Thy will: Who livest and reignest God, world without end. Amen. 

O Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, who, according to the will of Thy Father, with the cooperation of the Holy Ghost, hast by Thy death given life to the world; deliver me by this Thy most sacred Body and Blood, from all my iniquities and from all evils; and make me always cleave to Thy commandments, and suffer me never to be separated from Thee, Who livest and reignest, with the same God the Father and the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. Amen. 

Let not the partaking of Thy Body, O Lord, Jesus Christ, which I, though unworthy, presume to receive, turn to my judgment and condemnation; but let it, through Thy mercy, become a safeguard and remedy, both for soul and body; Who with God the Father, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, livest and reignest God, world without end. Amen. 

Communion of the Priest

The priest genuflects, rises and says in Latin:

I will take the Bread of heaven, and will call upon the Name of the Lord. 

Slightly inclining, he takes both halves of the Host between the thumb and forefinger of his left hand; then striking his breast with his right hand, and raising his voice a little, he says in Latin “Domine, non sum dignus…” three times devoutly and humbly while the bells are rung:

V. Lord, I am not worthy that Thou shouldst enter under my roof; say but the word, and my soul shall be healed.

V. Lord, I am not worthy that Thou shouldst enter under my roof; say but the word, and my soul shall be healed.

V. Lord, I am not worthy that Thou shouldst enter under my roof; say but the word, and my soul shall be healed.

Then with his right hand, making the Sign of the Cross with the Host over the paten, he says:

The Body of our Lord Jesus Christ preserve my soul unto life everlasting. Amen. 

He then reverently receives both halves of the Host, joins his hands, and meditates a short time. Then he uncovers the Chalice, genuflects, collects whatever fragments may remain on the corporal, and purifies the paten over the Chalice, saying:

What return shall I make to the Lord for all He has given to me? I will take the chalice of salvation, and call upon the Name of the Lord. Praising I will call upon the Lord, and I shall be saved from my enemies. 

After the priest consumes the Host, the servers move to the credence table to put away the bells and retrieve the patens they will use during the distribution of Communion.
The priest takes the Chalice and making the Sign of the Cross with it, says:

The Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ preserve my soul unto life everlasting. Amen. 

Then he receives all the Precious Blood, together with the Particle.

Holy Communion

In many places there is often no longer a second Confiteor, however it is still a pious custom of many of the faithful to pray it quietly on their own even if the altar boys or sacred ministers do not recite it.

Confíteor Deo omnipoténti, beátæ Maríæ semper Vírgini, beáto Michaéli Archángelo, beáto Joánni Baptístæ, sanctis Apóstolis Petro et Paulo, ómnibus Sanctis, et tibi, pater: quia peccávi nimis cogitatióne, verbo et opere: Strike breast thrice mea culpa, mea culpa, mea máxima culpa. Ideo precor beátam Maríam semper Vírginem, beátum Michaélem Archángelum, beátum Joánnem Baptístam, sanctos Apóstolos Petrum et Paulum, omnes Sanctos, et te, pater, orare pro me ad Dóminum, Deum nostrum.

I confess to almighty God, to blessed Mary ever Virgin, blessed Michael the Archangel, blessed John the Baptist, the holy Apostles Peter and Paul, to all the Saints, and to you, Father, that I have sinned exceedingly in thought, word, and deed, Strike breast thrice through my fault, through my fault, through my most grievous fault. Therefore I beseech the blessed Mary, ever Virgin, blessed Michael the Archangel, blessed John the Baptist, the holy Apostles Peter and Paul, all the Saints, and you, Father, to pray to the Lord our God for me. May almighty God have mercy upon me, forgive me my sins, and bring me unto life everlasting. Amen. May the almighty and merciful Lord grant me pardon, absolution, and remission of my sins. Amen. 

Elevating a particle of the Blessed Sacrament and turning towards the people, he says:

Ecce Agnus Dei, ecce qui tollit peccáta mundi. 

Behold the Lamb of God, behold Him who taketh away the sins of the world. 

And then he says three times in Latin the following. 
In some places it is a custom for the congregation, even at a Low Mass, to quietly pray these words in Latin outloud:

Strike breast  Dómine, non sum dignus, ut intres sub tectum meum, sed tantum dic verbo, et sanábitur ánima mea. 

Strike breast  Dómine, non sum dignus, ut intres sub tectum meum, sed tantum dic verbo, et sanábitur ánima mea. 

Strike breast  Dómine, non sum dignus, ut intres sub tectum meum, sed tantum dic verbo, et sanábitur ánima mea. 

P. Strike breast  Lord, I am not worthy that Thou shouldst enter under my roof; but only say the word, and my soul shall be healed. 

P. Strike breast  Lord, I am not worthy that Thou shouldst enter under my roof; but only say the word, and my soul shall be healed. 

P. Strike breast  Lord, I am not worthy that Thou shouldst enter under my roof; but only say the word, and my soul shall be healed.  

If you will be receiving Communion, now is typically an appropriate time to get up and go to the altar rail.
Note: In the Extraordinary Form, Communion is received on the tongue while kneeling at the altar rail (if there are no physical impediments).

You do not say “Amen”, the priest says it at the end of the prayer. 
The priest, making the Sign of the Cross with the Host, says the following prayer as he administers Holy Communion to you: 

P. The Body of our Lord Jesus Christ preserve thy soul unto life everlasting. Amen.

Ablutions

Father is in the center

After Communion, the priest returns to the altar and says silently:

Grant, O Lord, that what we have taken with our mouth, we may receive with a pure mind; and from a temporal gift may it become to us an eternal remedy. 

Then he holds out the Chalice to the server who pours wine into it for the first ablution, then the priest proceeds:

May Thy Body, O Lord, which I have received, and Thy Blood which I have drunk, cleave to my bowels; and grant that no stain of sin may remain in me, who have been fed with this pure and holy Sacrament; Who livest and reignest for ever and ever. Amen. 

The priest then washes his fingers and receives the second ablution at the right side of the altar. Then he covers the chalice and folding the corporal, places it on the chalice, as at the beginning of Mass.

Communion and Post Communion Verses

Father is on the right (Epistle side)

The Communion and Post Communion verses are the final two propers, or variable parts, of the Mass. The priest goes to the Missal on the epistle side and says the Communion verse.

Matt 26:42
Father, if this cup cannot pass away, unless I drink it, Your will be done.

Father returns to the middle, kisses the altar and the returns to the epistle side where he says the Post Communion.

P. The Lord be with you. 

S. And with thy spirit. 

Let us pray.

Stand by us, O Lord our God, and protect by Your everlasting help those to whom You have given new strength through Your sacrament.

Through Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end.

S. Amen.

Conclusion 

Father is in the center

The priest turns to the people and says: 

P. The Lord be with you. 

S. And with thy spirit. 

P. Go, the Mass is ended.

S. Thanks be to God.

The priest turns back to the altar and says silently in Latin:

May the holy offering of Your sacrament renew us, O Lord, and cause us to be purified from our old ways and come to the fellowship of this saving mystery.

He kisses the altar, turns to the people and raising his eyes, extending, raising and joining his hands, he bows down his head and says:

May almighty God the Father, Son,  and Holy Ghost, bless you. 

S. Amen. 

Last Gospel

If palms were blessed before this Mass, there is no Last Gospel. If they were not, the Last Gospel is not the usual beginning of the Gospel of John, but instead the Gospel from the blessing of palms noted at the beginning of this post.

Recessional

STAND
After Mass, and after the conclusion of the recessional hymn, it is customary for the faithful to kneel for a moment in thanksgiving for the Holy Mass just offered. You may wish to add prayers of thanksgiving for the priest who celebrated the Mass; your parish and bishop; holy priests, religious and faithful persecuted for their fidelity; and for the great gift of Summorum Pontificum, which Pope Benedict XVI gave us in 2007.

1 “Latin-English Booklet Missal,” Coalition in Support of Ecclesia Dei, Fourth Edition, 2008.

Wednesday in Holy Week Propers

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
Phil 2:10; 2:8; 2:11
That in the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those that are in heaven, on earth, and under the earth: He humbled himself, becoming obedient unto death, even to the death of the cross. And that every tongue should confess that the Lord Jesus Christ is in the glory of God the Father.
Ps 101:2
Hear, O Lord, my prayer: and let my cry come to thee.
That in the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those that are in heaven, on earth, and under the earth: He humbled himself, becoming obedient unto death, even to the death of the cross. And that every tongue should confess that the Lord Jesus Christ is in the glory of God the Father.

Collect
Let us pray.
V. Let us kneel.
R. Arise.
Grant we beseech thee Almighty God, that we who are continually afflicted by reason of our waywardness, may be delivered by the Passion of thy only-begotten Son.
Who livest and reignest with God the Father, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end.
R. Amen

Lesson
Lesson from the book of Isaias the Prophet
Isa 63:1-7
Thus sayeth the Lord God: telleth the daughter of Sion: Behold they Saviour cometh; behold His reward is with Him and His work before Him.Who is this that cometh from Edom, with dyed garments from Bosra, this beautiful one in his robe, walking in the greatness of his strength. I, that speak justice, and am a defender to save. Why then is thy apparel red, and thy garments like theirs that tread in the winepress? I have trodden the winepress alone, and of the Gentiles there is not a man with me: I have trampled on them in my indignation, and have trodden them down in my wrath, and their blood is sprinkled upon my garments, and I have stained all my apparel. For the day of vengeance is in my heart, the year of my redemption is come. I looked about, and there was none to help: I sought, and there was none to give aid: and my own arm hath saved for me, and my indignation itself hath helped me. And I have trodden down the people in my wrath, and have made them drunk in my indignation, and have brought down their strength to the earth. I will remember the tender mercies of the Lord, the praise of the Lord for all the things that the Lord hath bestowed upon us.

Gradual
Ps 68:18; 68:2-3
And turn not away thy face from thy servant: for I am in trouble, hear me speedily. 
V. Save me, O God: for the waters are come in even unto my soul. [3] I stick fast in the mire of the deep: and there is no sure standing. 

Collect
V. The Lord be with you.
R. And with thy spirit.
Let us pray.
O God, who to drive far from us the power of the enemy, didst will that thy Son should suffer for us on the gibbet of the cross, grant us thy servants, that we mayest obtain the grace of the resurrection.
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.

Lesson
Lesson from the book of Isaias the Prophet
Isa 53:1-12
Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed? And he shall grow up as a tender plant before him, and as a root out of a thirsty ground: there is no beauty in him, nor comeliness: and we have seen him, and there was no sightliness, that we should be desirous of him: Despised, and the most abject of men, a man of sorrows, and acquainted with infirmity: and his look was as it were hidden and despised, whereupon we esteemed him not. Surely he hath borne our infirmities and carried our sorrows: and we have thought him as it were a leper, and as one struck by God and afflicted. But he was wounded for our iniquities, he was bruised for our sins: the chastisement of our peace was upon him, and by his bruises we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray, every one hath turned aside into his own way: and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. He was offered because it was his own will, and he opened not his mouth: he shall be led as a sheep to the slaughter, and shall be dumb as a lamb before his shearer, and he shall not open his mouth. He was taken away from distress, and from judgment: who shall declare his generation? because he is cut off out of the land of the living: for the wickedness of my people have I struck him. And he shall give the ungodly for his burial, and the rich for his death: because he hath done no iniquity, neither was there deceit in his mouth. And the Lord was pleased to bruise him in infirmity: if he shall lay down his life for sin, he shall see a long-lived seed, and the will of the Lord shall be prosperous in his hand. Because his soul hath laboured, he shall see and be filled: by his knowledge shall this my just servant justify many, and he shall bear their iniquities. Therefore will I distribute to him very many, and he shall divide the spoils of the strong, because he hath delivered his soul unto death, and was reputed with the wicked: and he hath borne the sins of many, and hath prayed for the transgressors.
R. Thanks be to God.

Gradual
Ps. 101:2-5,14
Hear, O Lord, my prayer: and let my cry come to thee. 
V. Turn not away thy face from me: in the day when I am in trouble, incline thy ear to me. 
V. In what day soever I shall call upon thee, hear me speedily. 
V For my days are vanished like smoke: and my bones are grown dry like fuel for the fire. 
V. I am smitten as grass, and my heart is withered: because I forgot to eat my bread. 
V. Thou shalt arise and have mercy on Sion: for it is time to have mercy on it, for the time is come. 

Gospel

The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke.
Luc 22:39-71; 23:1-53
And his disciples also followed him. And when he was come to the place, he said to them: Pray, lest ye enter into temptation. And he was withdrawn away from them a stone’s cast; and kneeling down, he prayed, Saying: Father, if thou wilt, remove this chalice from me: but yet not my will, but thine be done. And there appeared to him an angel from heaven, strengthening him. And being in an agony, he prayed the longer. And his sweat became as drops of blood, trickling down upon the ground. And when he rose up from prayer, and was come to his disciples, he found them sleeping for sorrow. And he said to them: Why sleep you? arise, pray, lest you enter into temptation. As he was yet speaking, behold a multitude; and he that was called Judas, one of the twelve, went before them, and drew near to Jesus, for to kiss him. And Jesus said to him: Judas, dost thou betray the Son of man with a kiss? And they that were about him, seeing what would follow, said to him: Lord, shall we strike with the sword? And one of them struck the servant of the high priest, and cut off his right ear. But Jesus answering, said: Suffer ye thus far. And when he had touched his ear, he healed him. And Jesus said to the chief priests, and magistrates of the temple, and the ancients, that were come unto him: Are ye come out, as it were against a thief, with swords and clubs? When I was daily with you in the temple, you did not stretch forth your hands against me: but this is your hour, and the power of darkness. And apprehending him, they led him to the high priest’s house. But Peter followed afar off. And when they had kindled a fire in the midst of the hall, and were sitting about it, Peter was in the midst of them. Whom when a certain servant maid had seen sitting at the light, and had earnestly beheld him, she said: This man also was with him. But he denied him, saying: Woman, I know him not. And after a little while, another seeing him, said: Thou also art one of them. But Peter said: O man, I am not. And after the space, as it were of one hour, another certain man affirmed, saying: Of a truth, this man was also with him; for he is also a Galilean. And Peter said: Man, I know not what thou sayest. And immediately, as he was yet speaking, the cock crew. And the Lord turning looked on Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, as he had said: Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. And Peter going out, wept bitterly. And the men that held him, mocked him, and struck him. And they blindfolded him, and smote his face. And they asked him, saying: Prophesy, who is it that struck thee? And blaspheming, many other things they said against him. And as soon as it was day, the ancients of the people, and the chief priests and scribes, cane together; and they brought him into their council, saying: If thou be the Christ, tell us. And he saith to them: If I shall tell you, you will not believe me. And if I shall also ask you, you will not answer me, nor let me go. But hereafter the Son of man shall be sitting on the right hand of the power of God. Then said they all: Art thou then the Son of God? Who said: You say that I am. And they said: What need we any further testimony? for we ourselves have heard it from his own mouth. AND the whole multitude of them rising up, led him to Pilate. And they began to accuse him, saying: We have found this man perverting our nation, and forbidding to give tribute to Caesar, and saying that he is Christ the king. And Pilate asked him, saying: Art thou the king of the Jews? But he answering, said: Thou sayest it. And Pilate said to the chief priests and to the multitudes: I find no cause in this man. But they were more earnest, saying: He stirreth up the people, teaching throughout all Judea, beginning from Galilee to this place. But Pilate hearing Galilee, asked if the man were of Galilee? And when he understood that he was of Herod’s jurisdiction, he sent him away to Herod, who was also himself at Jerusalem, in those days. And Herod, seeing Jesus, was very glad; for he was desirous of a long time to see him, because he had heard many things of him; and he hoped to see some sign wrought by him. And he questioned him in many words. But he answered him nothing. And the chief priests and the scribes stood by, earnestly accusing him. And Herod with his army set him at nought, and mocked him, putting on him a white garment, and sent him back to Pilate. And Herod and Pilate were made friends, that same day; for before they were enemies one to another. And Pilate, calling together the chief priests, and the magistrates, and the people, Said to them: You have presented unto me this man, as one that perverteth the people; and behold I, having examined him before you, find no cause in this man, in those things wherein you accuse him. No, nor Herod neither. For I sent you to him, and behold, nothing worthy of death is done to him. I will chastise him therefore, and release him. Now of necessity he was to release unto them one upon the feast day. But the whole multitude together cried out, saying: Away with this man, and release unto us Barabbas: Who, for a certain sedition made in the city, and for a murder, was cast into prison. And Pilate again spoke to them, desiring to release Jesus. But they cried again, saying: Crucify him, crucify him. And he said to them the third time: Why, what evil hath this man done? I find no cause of death in him. I will chastise him therefore, and let him go. But they were instant with loud voices, requiring that he might be crucified; and their voices prevailed. And Pilate gave sentence that it should be as they required. And he released unto them him who for murder and sedition, had been cast into prison, whom they had desired; but Jesus he delivered up to their will. And as they led him away, they laid hold of one Simon of Cyrene, coming from the country; and they laid the cross on him to carry after Jesus. And there followed him a great multitude of people, and of women, who bewailed and lamented him. But Jesus turning to them, said: Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not over me; but weep for yourselves, and for your children. For behold, the days shall come, wherein they will say: Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that have not borne, and the paps that have not given suck. Then shall they begin to say to the mountains: Fall upon us; and to the hills: Cover us. For if in the green wood they do these things, what shall be done in the dry? And there were also two other malefactors led with him to be put to death. And when they were come to the place which is called Calvary, they crucified him there; and the robbers, one on the right hand, and the other on the left. And Jesus said: Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. But they, dividing his garments, cast lots. And the people stood beholding, and the rulers with them derided him, saying: He saved others; let him save himself, if he be Christ, the elect of God. And the soldiers also mocked him, coming to him, and offering him vinegar, And saying: If thou be the king of the Jews, save thyself. And there was also a superscription written over him in letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew: THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS. And one of those robbers who were hanged, blasphemed him, saying: If thou be Christ, save thyself and us. But the other answering, rebuked him, saying: Neither dost thou fear God, seeing thou art condemned under the same condemnation? And we indeed justly, for we receive the due reward of our deeds; but this man hath done no evil. And he said to Jesus: Lord, remember me when thou shalt come into thy kingdom. And Jesus said to him: Amen I say to thee, this day thou shalt be with me in paradise. And it was almost the sixth hour; and there was darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour. And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst. And Jesus crying out with a loud voice, said: Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit. And saying this, he gave up the ghost. 

Here kneel, and pause a few moments. 

Now the centurion, seeing what was done, glorified God, saying: Indeed this was a just man. And all the multitude of them that were come together to that sight, and saw the things that were done, returned striking their breasts. And all his acquaintance, and the women that had followed him from Galilee, stood afar off, beholding these things. And behold there was a man named Joseph, who was a counsellor, a good and just man, The same had not consented to their counsel and doings; of Arimathea, a city of Judea; who also himself looked for the kingdom of God. This man went to Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. And taking him down, he wrapped him in fine linen, and laid him in a sepulchre that was hewed in stone, wherein never yet any man had been laid.

Offertorium
Ps 101:2-3
Hear, O Lord, my prayer: and let my cry come to thee. Turn not away thy face from me.

Secreta
Accept, we beseech thee, O Lord, the gift we offer; and graciously effect, that what we celebrate in mystery of the Passion of thy Son, we may by holy duspositions obtain. 
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.

Prefatio
Holy Cross
It is truly meet and just, right and for our salvation, that we should at all times, and in all places, give thanks unto Thee, O holy Lord, Father almighty, everlasting God; Who didst establish the salvation of mankind on the tree of the Cross; that whence death came, thence also life might arise again, and that he, who overcame by the tree, by the tree also might be overcome: Through Christ our Lord. Through whom the Angels praise Thy Majesty, the Dominations worship it, the Powers stand in awe. The Heavens and the heavenly hosts together with the blessed Seraphim in triumphant chorus unite to celebrate it. Together with these we entreat Thee that Thou mayest bid our voices also to be admitted while we say with lowly praise:

Communio
Ps 101:13; 101:14
I mingled my drink with weeping: for having lifted me up, tho hast thrown me down, and I am withered like grass. But thou, O Lord, remainest forever, thou shalt arise, and have mercy on Sion, for the time is come, to have mercy on it.

Postcommunio
Let us pray.
Grant to us, almighty God, to feel that through the temporal death of thy Son which these venerable mysteries testify, we have assurance, that thou hast given us eternal life.
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.

Prayer over the people
Let us pray.
Bow your heads to God. 
Look down we beseech thee, O Lord, on this thy family on whose sake our Lord Jesus Christ refused not to yield himself into the hands of the wicked and to suffer the torments of the cross.
Who livest and reignest with God the Father, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end.
R. Amen

Monday in Holy Week Propers

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 34:1-2
Judge thou, O Lord, them that wrong me : overthrow them that fight against me. Take hold of arms and shield : and rise up to help me. O Lord, my salvation.
Ps 34:3
Bring out the sword, and shut up the way against them that persecute me : say to my soul : I am thy salvation.
Judge thou, O Lord, them that wrong me : overthrow them that fight against me. Take hold of arms and shield : and rise up to help me. O Lord, my salvation.

Collect
Let us pray.
Grant, we beseech thee, almighty God, that we who fail through our weakness in so many difficulties, may be relieved through the pleding of the Passion of thy only-begotten Son.
Who livest and reignest with God the Father, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end.
R. Amen

Lesson
Lesson from the Book of Isaias, the Prophet
Isa 50:5-10
The Lord God hath opened my ear, and I do not resist: I have not gone back. I have given my body to the strikers, and my cheeks to them that plucked them: I have not turned away my face from them that rebuked me, and spit upon me. The Lord God is my helper, therefore am I not confounded: therefore have I set my face as a most hard rock, and I know that I shall not be confounded. He is near that justifieth me, who will contend with me? let us stand together, who is my adversary? let him come near to me. Behold the Lord God is my helper: who is he that shall condemn me? Lo, they shall all be destroyed as a garment, the moth shall eat them up. Who is there among you that feareth the Lord, that heareth the voice of his servant, that hath walked in darkness, and hath no light? let him hope in the name of the Lord, and lean upon his God.
R. Thanks be to God.

Gradual
Ps 34:23; 34:3
Arise, and be attentive to my judgment : to my cause, my God, and my Lord. 
V. Bring out the sword, and shut up the way against them that persecute me  

Tractus
Ps 102:10
He hath not dealt with us according to our sins: nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.
Ps 78:8-9
Remember not our former iniquities: let thy mercies speedily prevent us, for we are become exceeding poor.  
V. Help us, O God, our saviour: and for the glory of thy name, O Lord, deliver us: and forgive us our sins for thy name’s sake:

Gospel
Continuation of the Holy Gospel according to John
R. Glory be to Thee, O Lord.
John 12:1-9
Jesus therefore, six days before the pasch, came to Bethania, where Lazarus had been dead, whom Jesus raised to life. And they made him a supper there: and Martha served: but Lazarus was one of them that were at table with him. Mary therefore took a pound of ointment of right spikenard, of great price, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair; and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment. Then one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, he that was about to betray him, said: Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and given to the poor? Now he said this, not because he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, and having the purse, carried the things that were put therein. Jesus therefore said: Let her alone, that she may keep it against the day of my burial. For the poor you have always with you; but me you have not always. A great multitude therefore of the Jews knew that he was there; and they came, not for Jesus’ sake only, but that they might see Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead.
R. Praise be to Thee, O Christ.
S. By the words of the Gospel may our sins be blotted out.

Offertorium
Ps 142:9-10
Deliver me from my enemies, O Lord, to thee have I fled: teach me to do thy will, for thou art my God.

Secreta
May these sacrifices, almighty God, make us, whom thou clesnsest by thy mighty power, to approach their source with greather purity. 
Through Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end.
R. Amen.

Prefatio
Holy Cross
It is truly meet and just, right and for our salvation, that we should at all times, and in all places, give thanks unto Thee, O holy Lord, Father almighty, everlasting God; Who didst establish the salvation of mankind on the tree of the Cross; that whence death came, thence also life might arise again, and that he, who overcame by the tree, by the tree also might be overcome: Through Christ our Lord. Through whom the Angels praise Thy Majesty, the Dominations worship it, the Powers stand in awe. The Heavens and the heavenly hosts together with the blessed Seraphim in triumphant chorus unite to celebrate it. Together with these we entreat Thee that Thou mayest bid our voices also to be admitted while we say with lowly praise:

Communio
Ps 34:26
Let them blush : and be ashamed together, who rejoice at my evils. Let them be clothed with confusion and shame, who speak great things against me.

Postcommunio
Let us pray.
Let thy holy mysteries, O Lord, inspire up with divine fervor, that we may delight both in their celebration and in their fruit.
Through Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end.
R. Amen.

Prayer over the people
Let us pray.
Bow your heads to God. 
Help us, O God, our Saviour, and grant that we may draw nigh with joy, to keep the memory of those mercies, whereby thou didst deign to restore us to life.
Through Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end.
R. Amen.

Tuesday in Holy Week Propers

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
Gal 6:14.
But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ; by whom the world is crucified to me, and I to the world.
Ps 66:2
May God have mercy on us, and bless us: may he cause the light of his countenance to shine upon us, and may he have mercy on us.
But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ; by whom the world is crucified to me, and I to the world.

Collect
Let us pray.
Almighty and eternal God, grant us so to celebrate thy mysteries of our Lord’s Passion, that we may deserve to obtain forgiveness. 
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.

Lesson
Lesson from the book of Jeremias the Prophet.
Jer 11:18-20
But thou, O Lord, hast shewn me, and I have known: then thou shewedst me their doings. And I was as a meek lamb, that is carried to be a victim: and I knew not that they had devised counsels against me, saying: Let us put wood on his bread, and cut him off from the land of the living, and let his name be remembered no more. But thou, O Lord of Sabaoth, who judgest justly, and triest the reins and hearts, let me see thy revenge on them: for to thee I have revealed my cause.
R. Thanks be to God.

Gradual
Ps 34:13; 34:1-2
But as for me, when they were troublesome to me, I was clothed with haircloth. I humbled my soul with fasting; and my prayer shall be turned into my bosom. 
V. Judge thou, O Lord, them that wrong me : overthrow them that fight against me. Take hold of arms and shield : and rise up to help me.

Gospel
Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ, according to Mark
Mark 14:32-72; 15, 1-46
And they came to a farm called Gethsemani. And he saith to his disciples: Sit you here, while I pray. And he taketh Peter and James and John with him; and he began to fear and to be heavy. And he saith to them: My soul is sorrowful even unto death; stay you here, and watch. And when he was gone forward a little, he fell flat on the ground; and he prayed, that if it might be, the hour might pass from him. And he saith: Abba, Father, all things are possible to thee: remove this chalice from me; but not what I will, but what thou wilt. And he cometh, and findeth them sleeping. And he saith to Peter: Simon, sleepest thou? couldst thou not watch one hour? Watch ye, and pray that you enter not into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. A going away again, he prayed, saying the same words. And when he returned, he found them again asleep, – for their eyes were heavy, – and they knew not what to answer him. And he cometh the third time, and saith to them: Sleep ye now, and take your rest. It is enough: the hour is come: behold the Son of man shall be betrayed into the hands of sinners. Rise up, let us go. Behold, he that will betray me is at hand. And while he was yet speaking, cometh Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve: and with him a great multitude with swords and staves, from the chief priests and the scribes and the ancients. And he that betrayed him, had given them a sign, saying: Whomsoever I shall kiss, that is he; lay hold on him, and lead him away carefully. And when he was come, immediately going up to him, he saith: Hail, Rabbi; and he kissed him. But they laid hands on him, and held him. An one of them that stood by, drawing a sword, struck a servant of the chief priest, and cut off his ear. And Jesus answering, said to them: Are you come out as to a robber, with swords and staves to apprehend me? I was daily with you in the temple teaching, and you did not lay hands on me. But that the scriptures may be fulfilled. Then his disciples leaving him, all fled away. And a certain young man followed him, having a linen cloth cast about his naked body; and they laid hold on him. But he, casting off the linen cloth, fled from them naked. And they brought Jesus to the high priest; and all the priests and the scribes and the ancients assembled together. And Peter followed him from afar off, even into the court of the high priest; and he sat with the servants at the fire, and warmed himself. And the chief priests and all the council sought for evidence against Jesus, that they might put him to death, and found none. For many bore false witness against him, and their evidences were not agreeing. And some rising up, bore false witness against him, saying: We heard him say, I will destroy this temple made with hands, and within three days I will build another not made with hands. And their witness did not agree. And the high priest rising up in the midst, asked Jesus, saying: Answerest thou nothing to the things that are laid to thy charge by these men? But he held his peace, and answered nothing. Again the high priest asked him, and said to him: Art thou the Christ the Son of the blessed God? And Jesus said to him: I am. And you shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of the power of God, and coming with the clouds of heaven. Then the high priest rending his garments, saith: What need we any further witnesses? You have heard the blasphemy. What think you? Who all condemned him to be guilty of death. And some began to spit on him, and to cover his face, and to buffet him, and to say unto him: Prophesy: and the servants struck him with the palms of their hands. Now when Peter was in the court below, there cometh one of the maidservants of the high priest. And when she had seen Peter warming himself, looking on him she saith: Thou also wast with Jesus of Nazareth. But he denied, saying: I neither know nor understand what thou sayest. And he went forth before the court; and the cock crew. And again a maidservant seeing him, began to say to the standers by: This is one of them. But he denied again. And after a while they that stood by said again to Peter: Surely thou art one of them; for thou art also a Galilean. But he began to curse and to swear, saying; I know not this man of whom you speak. And immediately the cock crew again. And Peter remembered the word that Jesus had said unto him: Before the cock crow twice, thou shalt thrice deny me. And he began to weep. And straightway in the morning, the chief priests holding a consultation with the ancients and the scribes and the whole council, binding Jesus, led him away, and delivered him to Pilate. And Pilate asked him: Art thou the king of the Jews? But he answering, saith to him: Thou sayest it. And the chief priests accused him in many things. And Pilate again asked him, saying: Answerest thou nothing? behold in how many things they accuse thee. But Jesus still answered nothing; so that Pilate wondered. Now on the festival day he was wont to release unto them one of the prisoners, whomsoever they demanded. And there was one called Barabbas, who was put in prison with some seditious men, who in the sedition had committed murder. And when the multitude was come up, they began to desire that he would do, as he had ever done unto them. And Pilate answered them, and said: Will you that I release to you the king of the Jews? For he knew that the chief priests had delivered him up out of envy. But the chief priests moved the people, that he should rather release Barabbas to them. And Pilate again answering, saith to them: What will you then that I do to the king of the Jews? But they again cried out: Crucify him. And Pilate saith to them: Why, what evil hath he done? But they cried out the more: Crucify him. And so Pilate being willing to satisfy the people, released to them Barabbas, and delivered up Jesus, when he had scourged him, to be crucified. And the soldiers led him away into the court of the palace, and they called together the whole band: And they clothe him with purple, and platting a crown of thorns, they put it upon him. And they began to salute him: Hail, king of the Jews. And they struck his head with a reed: and they did spit on him. And bowing their knees, they adored him. And after they had mocked him, they took off the purple from him, and put his own garments on him, and they led him out to crucify him. And they forced one Simon a Cyrenian who passed by, coming out of the country, the father of Alexander and of Rufus, to take up his cross. And they bring him into the place called Golgotha, which being interpreted is, The place of Calvary. And they gave him to drink wine mingled with myrrh; but he took it not. And crucifying him, they divided his garments, casting lots upon them, what every man should take. And it was the third hour, and they crucified him. And the inscription of his cause was written over: THE KING OF THE JEWS. And with him they crucify two thieves; the one on his right hand, and the other on his left. And the scripture was fulfilled, which saith: And with the wicked he was reputed. And they that passed by blasphemed him, wagging their heads, and saying: Vah, thou that destroyest the temple of God, and in three days buildest it up again; Save thyself, coming down from the cross. In like manner also the chief priests mocking, said with the scribes one to another: He saved others; himself he cannot save. Let Christ the king of Israel come down now from the cross, that we may see and believe. And they that were crucified with him reviled him. And when the sixth hour was come, there was darkness over the whole earth until the ninth hour. And at the ninth hour, Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying: Eloi, Eloi, lamma sabacthani? Which is, being interpreted, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? And some of the standers by hearing, said: Behold he calleth Elias. And one running and filling a sponge with vinegar, and putting it upon a reed, gave him to drink, saying: Stay, let us see if Elias come to take him down. And Jesus having cried out with a loud voice, gave up the ghost. And the veil of the temple was rent in two, from the top to the bottom. And the centurion who stood over against him, seeing that crying out in this manner he had given up the ghost, said: Indeed this man was the son of God. And there were also women looking on afar off: among whom was Mary Magdalen, and Mary the mother of James the less and of Joseph, and Salome: Who also when he was in Galilee followed him, and ministered to him, and many other women that came up with him to Jerusalem.
And when evening was now come, – because it was the Parasceve, that is, the day before the sabbath, – Joseph of Arimathea, a noble counsellor, who was also himself looking for the kingdom of God, came and went in boldly to Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. But Pilate wondered that he should be already dead. And sending for the centurion, he asked him if he were already dead. And when he had understood it by the centurion, he gave the body to Joseph. And Joseph buying fine linen, and taking him down, wrapped him up in the fine linen, and laid him in a sepulchre which was hewed out of a rock. And he rolled a stone to the door of the sepulchre.

Offertorium
Ps 139:5
Keep me, O Lord, from the hand of the wicked: and from unjust men deliver me. 

Secreta
May these sacrifices, we beseech thee, O Lord, which are observed along with health-giving fasts, speedily restore us. 
Through Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end.
R. Amen.

Prefatio
Holy Cross
It is truly meet and just, right and for our salvation, that we should at all times, and in all places, give thanks unto Thee, O holy Lord, Father almighty, everlasting God; Who didst establish the salvation of mankind on the tree of the Cross; that whence death came, thence also life might arise again, and that he, who overcame by the tree, by the tree also might be overcome: Through Christ our Lord. Through whom the Angels praise Thy Majesty, the Dominations worship it, the Powers stand in awe. The Heavens and the heavenly hosts together with the blessed Seraphim in triumphant chorus unite to celebrate it. Together with these we entreat Thee that Thou mayest bid our voices also to be admitted while we say with lowly praise:

Communio
Ps 68:13-14
They that sat in the gate spoke against me: and they that drank wine made me their song. But as for me, my prayer is to thee, O Lord; for the time of thy good pleasure, O God. In the multitude of thy mercy hear me.

Postcommunio
Let us pray.
By thy holy mysteries, almighty God, may our vices be cured, and everlasting healing be granted to us. 
Through Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end.
R. Amen.

Prayer over the people
Let us pray.
Bow your heads to God. 
May thy mercy, O God, cleanse us from all traces of our old nature, and enable us to be formed anew unto holiness. 
Through Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end.
R. Amen.

Palm Sunday Propers

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.

The Blessing of the Palms,
The priest in red cope, with his ministers also vested in red, proceeds to the blessing of palms, or of branches of olive or other trees which are placed in front or on the epistle side of the altar.
Matt 21:9
Ant. Hosanna to the Son of David Blessed is He that cometh in the Name of the Lord. O King of Israel: Hosanna in the highest
Then the priest, standing on the epistle side, his hands joined, turning towards the faithful, sings:
V. The Lord be with you.
R. And with thy spirit.
Let us pray. 
Bless, ✠ we beseech Thee, O Lord, these branches of palm – or olive or other trees: – and grant that what Thy people today bodily perform for Thy honor, they may perfect spiritually with the utmost devotion, by gaining the victory over the enemy, and ardently loving every work of mercy.  
Through Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end.
R. Amen.

Distribution of the branches
Ant. The Hebrew children bearing olive branches, went forth to meet the Lord, crying out and saying, Hosanna in the highest.
Ps 23:1-2; 23:7-10
The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof: the world and all they that dwell therein. For He hath founded it upon the seas: and hath prepared it upon the rivers.
Ant. The Hebrew children bearing olive branches, went forth to meet the Lord, crying out and saying, Hosanna in the highest.
Lift up your gates, O ye princes, and be ye lifted up, O eternal gates: and the King of Glory shall enter in. Who is this King of Glory? The Lord who is strong and mighty: the Lord mighty in battle.
Ant. The Hebrew children bearing olive branches, went forth to meet the Lord, crying out and saying, Hosanna in the highest.
Lift up your gates, O ye princes, and be ye lifted up, O eternal gates: and the King of Glory shall enter in.
Who is this King of Glory? The Lord of hosts, he is the King of Glory.
Ant. The Hebrew children bearing olive branches, went forth to meet the Lord, crying out and saying, Hosanna in the highest.
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.
Ant. The Hebrew children bearing olive branches, went forth to meet the Lord, crying out and saying, Hosanna in the highest.

PSALM 46
Ant. The Hebrew children laying their clothes on the road, went forth to meet the Lord, crying out and saying, Hosanna in the highest.
O clap your hands, all ye nations: shout unto God with the voice of joy. For the Lord is high, terrible: a great king over all the earth.
Ant. The Hebrew children laying their clothes on the road, went forth to meet the Lord, crying out and saying, Hosanna in the highest.
He hath subdued the people under us: and the nations under our feet. He hath chosen for us His inheritance: the beauty of Jacob which He hath loved.
Ant. The Hebrew children laying their clothes on the road, went forth to meet the Lord, crying out and saying, Hosanna in the highest.
God is ascended with jubilee: and the Lord with the sound of trumpet. Sing praises to our God, sing ye: sing praises to our king, sing ye.
Ant. The Hebrew children laying their clothes on the road, went forth to meet the Lord, crying out and saying, Hosanna in the highest.
For God is the king of all the earth: sing ye wisely. God shall reign over the nations: God sitteth on His holy throne.
Ant. The Hebrew children laying their clothes on the road, went forth to meet the Lord, crying out and saying, Hosanna in the highest.
The princes of the people are gathered together: with the God of Abraham. For the strong gods of the earth: are exceedingly exalted.
Ant. The Hebrew children laying their clothes on the road, went forth to meet the Lord, crying out and saying, Hosanna in the highest.
Ant. The Hebrew children laying their clothes on the road, went forth to meet the Lord, crying out and saying, Hosanna in the highest.

When the palms have been distributed the deacon puts the gospel book on the altar and the priest puts incense into the thurible. The prayer Munda Cor is said as usual, and the Gospel is sung by the deacon with all the ceremonies usual at High Mass.
Cleanse my heart and my lips, O almighty God, who didst cleanse the lips of the prophet Isaias with a burning coal, and vouchsafe, through Thy gracious mercy, so to purify me, that I may worthily announce Thy holy Gospel. Through Christ our Lord. 
R. Amen.
Afterwards he takes the book from the altar, and again kneeling down before the priest, asks his blessing, saying:
D. Sir, give me thy blessing.
The priest answers:
P. The Lord be in thy heart and on thy lips, that thou mayest worthily and in a becoming manner, proclaim His holy Gospel. In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, ✠ and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Then, turning back to towards the book, with his hands joined, the priest — at Solemn Masses the deacon — says:
P. The Lord be with you.
S. And with thy spirit. 
Gospel
Continuation +︎ of the holy Gospel according to Matthew.
R. Glory be to Thee, O Lord.
Matt 21:1-9
At that time, when Jesus drew nigh to Jerusalem, and was come to Bethphage, unto Mount Olivet, then He sent two disciples, saying to them: Go ye into the village that is over against you, and immediately you shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her: loose them and bring them to Me. And if any man shall say anything to you, say ye, that the Lord hath need of them: and forthwith he will let them go. Now all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying: Tell ye the daughter of Sion: Behold thy King cometh to thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of her that is used to the yoke. And the disciples going, did as Jesus commanded them. And they brought the ass and the colt, and laid their garments upon them, and made him sit thereon. And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way: and others cut boughs from the trees, and strewed them in the way, and the multitudes that went before and that followed, cried, saying: Hosanna to the Son of David: Blessed is He that cometh in the name of the Lord.
R. Praise be to Thee, O Christ.
S. By the words of the Gospel may our sins be blotted out.

The Procession of Palms
The procession now takes place. When the priest places incense in the thurible, the deacon, turning toward the people, sings, the choir responding:
V. Let us go forth in peace.
R. In the name of Christ. Amen.
The thurifer precedes with the smoking censer, followed by the subdeacon, bearing the processional cross between two acolytes carrying lighted candles. Then follow the clergy in order of rank, then the celebrant with the deacon on his left. Where it is custom for the people to join the procession, they follow the celebrant. All carry palms, and all or some of them sing several anthems, hymns, and Psalms, during the whole time the procession lasts.

The celebrant reaches the altar, turns to the people, and sings:
V. The Lord be with you.
R. And with thy spirit.
Let us pray. 
O Lord Jesus Christ, our King and Redeemer, in whose honor we have borne these palms and gone on praising Thee with song and solemnity: mercifully grant that whithersoever these palms are taken, there the grace of Thy blessing may descend; may every wickedness and trick of the demons be frustrated; and may Thy right hand protect those it hath redeemed. Who livest and reignest for ever and ever.  
R. Amen.
The sacred Ministers now change from red to purple vestments for the Mass.

Introitus
Ps 21:20, 22
O Lord, be not far from me; O my help, hasten to aid me. Save me from the lionÂ’s mouth; form the horns of the wild bulls, my wretched life.
Ps 21:2
My God, my God, look upon me, why have You forsaken me? Far from my salvation are the words of my sins.
O Lord, be not far from me; O my help, hasten to aid me. Save me from the lionÂ’s mouth; form the horns of the wild bulls, my wretched life.

Collect
Let us pray.
Almighty, eternal God, Who, to provide mankind an example of humility for it to imitate, willed that the Saviour should assume our flesh and suffer death upon the Cross, mercifully grant that we may be found worthy of the lesson of His endurance and the fellowship of His resurrection.
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.

Lesson
Lesson from the letter of St. Paul to the Philippians
Phil 2:5-11
Brethren: Have this in mind in you which was also in Christ Jesus, Who, though He was by nature God, did not consider being equal to God a thing to be clung to, but emptied Himself, taking the nature of a slave and being made like unto men. And appearing in the form of man, He humbled Himself, becoming obedient to death, even to death on a cross. Therefore God also has exalted Him and has bestowed upon Him the Name that is above every name, Kneel so that at the Name of Jesus every knee should bend of those in heaven, on earth and under the earth and every tongue should confess that the Lord Jesus Christ is in the glory of God the Father.
R. Thanks be to God.

Gradual
Ps 72:24, 1-3
You have hold of my right hand; with Your counsel You guide me; and in the end You will receive me in glory.
V. How good God is to Israel, to those who are clean of heart! But, as for me, I almost lost my balance; my feet all but slipped, because I was envious of sinners when I saw them prosper though they were wicked.

Tractus
Ps 21:2-9, 18-19, 22, 24, 32
My God, my God, look upon me: why have You forsaken me?
V. Far from my salvation, are the words of my sins.
V. O my God, I cry out by day and You answer not; by night, and there is no relief.
V. But You are enthroned in the holy place, O glory of Israel!
V. In You our fathers trusted; they trusted and You delivered them.
V. To You they cried, and they escaped; in You they trusted, and they were not put to shame.
V. But I am a worm, not a man; the scorn of men, despised by the people.
V. All who see me, scoff at me; they mock me with parted lips, they wag their heads.
V. He relied on the Lord; let Him deliver him, let Him rescue him, if He loves him.”
V. But they look on and gloat over me; they divide my garments among them, and for my vesture they cast lots.
V. Save me from the lionÂ’s mouth; from the horns of the wild bulls, my wretched life.
V. You who fear the Lord, praise Him: all you descendants of Jacob, give glory to Him.
V. There shall be declared to the Lord a generation to come: and the heavens shall show forth His justice.
V. To a people that shall be born, which the Lord has made.

Gospel
The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew.
Matt 26:36-75; 27:1-60.
Then Jesus came with them into a country place which is called Gethsemani; and He said to His disciples: J. Sit you here, till I go yonder and pray. C. And taking with Him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, He began to grow sorrowful and to be sad. Then He saith to them: J.My soul is sorrowful even unto death; stay you here and watch with Me. C. And going a little further, He fell upon His face, praying and saying: J. My Father, if it be possible, let this chalice pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as Thou wilt. C. And He cometh to His disciples, and findeth them asleep. And He saith to Peter: J. What! Could you not watch one hour with Me? Watch ye, and pray that ye enter not into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. C. Again the second time, He went and prayed, saying: J. My Father, if this chalice may not pass away, but I must drink it, Thy will be done. C. And He cometh again, and findeth them sleeping, for their eyes were heavy. And leaving them, He went again and He prayed the third time, saying the self-same word. Then He cometh to His disciples, and saith to them: J. Sleep ye now and take your rest; behold, the hour is at hand, and the Son of Man shall be betrayed into the hands of sinners. Rise, let us go; behold, he is at hand that will betray Me.  C. As He yet spoke, behold Judas, one of the twelve, came, and with him a great multitude with swords and clubs, sent from the chief priests and the ancients of the people. And he that betrayed Him gave them a sign, saying: S. Whomsoever I shall kiss, that is He; hold Him fast. C. And forthwith coming to Jesus, he said: S. Hail, Rabbi. C. And he kissed Him. And Jesus said to him: J. Friend, whereto art thou come? C.Then they came up and laid hands on Jesus, and held Him. And behold one of them that were with Jesus, stretching forth his hand, drew out his sword, and striking the servant of the high priest, cut off his ear. Then Jesus saith to him: J. Put up again thy sword into its place; for all that take the sword shall perish with the sword. Thinkest thou that I cannot ask My Father, and He will give Me presently more than twelve legions of Angels? How then shall the Scriptures be fulfilled, that so it must be done? C. In that same hour Jesus said to the multitudes: J. You are come out, as it were to a robber, with swords and clubs to apprehend Me. I sat daily with you, teaching in the temple, and you laid not hands on Me. C. Now all this was done that the Scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled. Then the disciples, all leaving Him, fled. But they holding Jesus led Him to Caiphas the high priest, where the scribes and the ancients were assembled. And Peter followed Him afar off, even to the court of the high priest. And going in, he sat with the servants, that he might see the end. And the chief priests and the whole council sought false witness against Jesus, that they might put Him to death. And they found none, whereas many false witnesses had come in. And last of all there came two false witnesses; and they said: This man said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, and after three days to rebuild it. And the high priest, rising up, said to Him: S. Answerest Thou nothing to the things which these witness against Thee? C. But Jesus held His peace. And the high priest said to Him: S. I adjure Thee by the living God, that Thou tell us if Thou be the Christ the Son of God. C. Jesus saith to him: J. Thou hast said it. Nevertheless I say to you, hereafter you shall see the Son of Man sitting on the right hand of the power of God, and coming in the clouds of heaven. C. Then the high priest rent his garments, saying: S. He hath blasphemed; what further need have we of witnesses? Behold, now you have heard the blasphemy. What think you? C. But they answering, said: S. He is guilty of death. C. Then they did spit in His face and buffeted Him; and others struck His face with the palms of their hands, saying: S. Prophesy unto us, O Christ, who is he that struck Thee?  C. But Peter sat without in the court, and there came to him a servant maid, saying: S. Thou also wast with Jesus the Galilean. C. But he denied it before them all, saying: S. I know not what thou sayest. C. And as he went out of the gate, another maid saw him, and she saith to them that were there: S. This man also was with Jesus of Nazareth. C.And again he denied it with an oath: S. I know not the man. C. And after a little while, they came that stood by and said to Peter: S. Surely thou also art one of them; for even thy speech doth discover thee. C. Then he began to curse and to swear that he knew not the man; and immediately the cock crew. And Peter remembered the words of Jesus which He had said: before the cock crow, thou wilt deny Me thrice. And going forth, he wept bitterly. And when morning was come, all the chief priests and ancients ofthe people took counsel against Jesus, that they might put Him to death. And they brought Him bound, and delivered Him to Pontius Pilate the governor. Then Judas, who betrayed Him, seeing that He was condemned, repenting himself, brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and ancients, saying: S. I have sinned in betraying innocent blood. C. But they said: S. What is that to us? Look thou to it. C. And casting down the pieces of silver in the temple, he departed, and went and hanged himself with a halter. But the chief priests having taken the pieces of silver, said: S. It is not lawful to put them into the corbona, because it is the price of blood. And after they had consulted together, they bought with them the potter’s field, to be a burying-place for strangers. For this cause that field was called Haceldama, that is, the field of blood, even to this day. Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremias the prophet, saying: And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of Him that was prized, whom they prized of the children of Israel: and they gave them unto the potter’s field, as the Lord appointed to me. And Jesus stood before the governor, and the governor asked Him, saying: S.Art Thou the King of the Jews? C. Jesus saith to him: J. Thou sayest it. C. And when He was accused by the chief priests and ancients, He answered nothing. Then Pilate saith to Him: S. Dost not Thou hear how great testimonies they allege against Thee? C. And He answered to him never a word, so that the governor wondered exceedingly. Now upon the solemn day the governor was accustomed to release to the people one prisoner, whom they would. And he had then a notorious prisoner that was called Barabbas. They therefore being gathered together, Pilate said: S. Whom will you that I release to you: Barabbas, or Jesus that is called Christ? C. For he knew that for envy they had delivered Him. And as he was sitting in the place of judgment his wife sent to him, saying: S. Have thou nothing to do with that just man, for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of Him. C. But the chief priests and ancients persuaded the people that they should ask Barabbas, and make Jesus away. And the governor answering, said to them: S. Whither will you of the two to be released unto you? C. But they said: S. Barabbas. C. Pilate saith to them: S. What shall I do then with Jesus that is called Christ? C. They all call: S. Let Him be crucified. C. The governor said to them: S. Why, what evil hath He done? C. But they cried out the more, saying: S. Let Him be crucified. C. And Pilate seeing that he prevailed nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, taking water washed his hands before the people, saying: S. I am innocent of the blood of this just man; look you to it. C. And the whole people answering, said: S. His blood be upon us and upon our children. C. Then he released to them Barabbas, and having scourged Jesus, delivered Him unto them to be crucified. Then the soldiers of the governor, taking Jesus into the hall, gathered together unto Him the whole band; and stripping Him they put a scarlet cloak about Him. And platting a crown of thorns they put it upon His head and a reed in His right hand. And bowing the knee before Him, they mocked Him, saying: S. Hail, King of the Jews. C. And spitting upon Him, they took the reed and struck His head. And after they had mocked Him, they took off the cloak from Him, and put on Him His own garments, and led Him away to crucify Him. And going out, they found a man of Cyrene, named Simon; him they forced to take up His cross. And they came to the place that is called Golgotha, which is, the place of Calvary. And they gave Him wine to drink mingled with gall; and when He had tasted He would not drink. And after they had crucified Him, they divided His garments, casting lots; that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying: They divided My garments among them, and upon my vesture they cast lots. And they sat and watched Him. And they put over His head His cause written: This is Jesus the King of the Jews. Then were crucified with Him two thieves; one on the right hand and one on the left. And they that passed by blasphemed Him, wagging their heads, and saying: S. Vah, Thou that destroyest the temple of God and in three days dost rebuild it, save Thine own self. If Thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross. C. In like manner also the chief priests with the scribes and ancients, mocking, said: S. He saved others, Himself He cannot save; if He be the king of Israel, let Him now come down from the cross, and we will believe Him; He trusted in God, let Him now deliver Him if He will have Him; for He said: I am the Son of God. C. And the self-same thing the thieves also that were crucified with Him reproached Him with. Now from the sixth hour there was a darkness over the whole earth, until the ninth hour. And about the ninth hour, Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying: J. Eli, Eli, lamma sabacthani? C. That is: J. My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me? C. And some that stood there and heard said: S. This man calleth Elias. C. And immediately one of them running took a sponge and filled it with vinegar and and gave Him to drink. And the others said: S. Let be; let us see whether Elias will come to deliver Him. C. And Jesus again crying with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost.
Here all kneel and pause for a few moments.
And behold the veil of the temple was rent in two from top even to the bottom; and the earth quaked and the rocks were rent; and the graves were opened, and many bodies of the saints that had slept arose, and coming out of the tombs after His resurrection, came into the holy city, and appeared to many. Now the centurion and they that were with him watching Jesus, having seen the earthquake and the things that were done, were sore afraid, saying: S. Indeed this was the Son of God. C. And there were there many women afar off, who had followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering unto Him: among whom was Mary Magdalen, and Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee. And when it was evening, there came a certain rich man of Arimathea, named Joseph, who also himself was a disciple of Jesus. He went to Pilate and asked the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded that the body should be delivered. And Joseph taking the body wrapt it up in a clean linen cloth, and laid it in his own new monument, which he had hewed out in a rock. And he rolled a great stone to the door of the monument and went his way.

Offertorium
Ps 68:21-22
Insult has broken my heart, and I am weak; I looked for sympathy, but there was none; for comforters, and I found none. Rather they put gall in My food and in My thirst they gave Me vinegar to drink.

Secreta
Grant, we beseech You, almighty God, that the gift offered in the sight of Your majesty may obtain for us the grace of reverent devotion and assure us eternal happiness.
Through Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end.
R. Amen.

Prefatio
Holy Cross
It is truly meet and just, right and for our salvation, that we should at all times, and in all places, give thanks unto Thee, O holy Lord, Father almighty, everlasting God; Who didst establish the salvation of mankind on the tree of the Cross; that whence death came, thence also life might arise again, and that he, who overcame by the tree, by the tree also might be overcome: Through Christ our Lord. Through whom the Angels praise Thy Majesty, the Dominations worship it, the Powers stand in awe. The Heavens and the heavenly hosts together with the blessed Seraphim in triumphant chorus unite to celebrate it. Together with these we entreat Thee that Thou mayest bid our voices also to be admitted while we say with lowly praise:

Communio
Matt 26:42
Father, if this cup cannot pass away, unless I drink it, Your will be done.

Postcommunio
Let us pray.
By the working of this sacred rite, O Lord, may our sins be erased and our just desires fulfilled.
Through Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end.
R. Amen.