First Sunday After Pentecost

The Mass for the First Sunday after Pentecost has been replaced by the Mass fir Trinity Sunday and is now only celebrated during the following week, on days when there are no feasts of Saints.

Introit • Ps. 12:6,1

O Lord, I have hoped in Thy mercy; my heart hath rejoiced in Thy salvation; I will sing unto the Lord, Who giveth me good things. (Psalm) How long, O Lord, wilt Thou forget me unto the end? How long dost Thou turn away Thy face from me? Glory be to the Father. O Lord…

Collect (Prayer)

O God, the strength of those who put their trust in Thee, receive our prayers, and since without Thee weak man can do nothing, help us with Thy grace to keep thy commandments and thus please Thee in will and in deed. Through our Lord.

Epistle • 1 John 4, 8-21

Lesson from the Epistle of blessed John the Apostle.
[On Pentecost the Love of God (God is Charity) which is the Holy Ghost, was given to us.]

Dearly beloved: God is Charity. By this hath the charity of God appeared towards us, because God hath sent His only-begotten Son into the world, that we may live by Him. In this is charity: not as though we had loved God but because He hath first loved us, and sent His Son to be a propitiation for our sins. My dearest, if God hath so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God abideth in us and His charity is perfected in us. In this we know that we abide in Him and He in us; because He hath given us of His Spirit. And we have seen and do testify, that the Father hath sent His Son to be the Saviour of the world. whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God abideth in him, and he in God. And we have known, and have believed the charity which God hath to us. God is charity and he that abideth in charity abideth in God and God in him. In this is the charity of God perfected with us, that we may have confidence in the day of judgement: because as He is, we also are in the world. Fear is not in charity, but perfect charity casteth out fear: because fear hath pain: and he that feareth is not perfected in charity. Let us therefore love God because God first hath loved us. If any man say: I love God, and hates his brother, he is a liar. For he that does not love his brother whom he can see, how can he love God whom he cannot see? And this commandment we have from God, that he who loveth God, love also his neighbour.

Gradual Ps. 40: 5, 2
I said, O Lord, be Thou merciful to me, heal my soul, for I have sinned against Thee. Blessed is he that understandeth concerning the needy and the poor: the Lord will deliver him in the evil day.

Alleluia Ps. 5, 2
Alleluia, Alleluia. Give ear to my words, O Lord, understand my cry. Alleluia

Gospel • John 20, 19-31

Continuation of the Holy Gospel According to St. Luke.
[Let us be merciful, as our Father in heaven is merciful.]

At that time Jesus said to His disciples: Be ye merciful, as your father also is merciful. Judge not and you shall not be judged. Condemn not, and you shall not be condemned. Forgive, and you shall be forgiven. Give, and it shall be given unto you: good measure, and pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall they give into your bosom. For with the same measure that you mete withal, it shall be measured to you again. And He spoke also to them a similitude: Can the blind lead the blind? Do they not both fall into the ditch? The disciple is not above his master: but every one shall be perfect if he be as his master. And why sets thou the mote in thy brother’s eye, but the beam that is in thy own eye thou considers not? Or how canst thou say to thy brother: Brother, let me pull the mote out of thine eye, when thou thyself sees not the beam in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam in your eye and then shalt thou see clearly to pull out the mote from thy brother’s eye.

Offertory • Ps. 5:3, 4

Hearken to the voice of my prayer, O my King and my God: For to Thee will I pray, O Lord.


Receive with favour, we beseech Thee, O Lord, our sacrifices now being offered, and grant us their unceasing help. Through our Lord.

Communion • Ps. 9: 2,3

I will speak of all Thy marvellous works: I will be glad and rejoice in Thee: I will sing unto Thy name, O Thou Most High.


Filled with Thy precious gifts we beseech Thee, O Lord, that we may obtain salutary graces and never cease from Thy praise. Through our Lord.