Feast of St. Thomas
Introit • Ps. 138, 17
To me Thy friends, O God, are made exceedingly honorable: their principality is exceedingly strengthened. Ps. 138, 1, 2. Lord, Thou hast proved me: and known me: Thou hast known my sitting down, and my rising up. Glory be …
Grant us, we beseech Thee, O Lord, to glory in the solemn festival of blessed Thomas, Thine apostle, that we may both be helped continually by his patronage and imitate his faith with befitting devotion. Through our Lord.
Epistle • Eph. 2, 19-22
BRETHREN, You are no more strangers and foreigners; but you are fellow citizens with the saints, and the domestics of God, Built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone: In whom all the building, being framed together, groweth up into an holy temple in the Lord. In whom you also are built together into an habitation of God in the Spirit. Jesus.
Gradual • Ps. 138, 17, 18
Thy friends, O God, are made exceedingly honorable: their principality is exceedingly strengthened. I will number them, and thy shall be multiplied above the sand.
Alleluia, alleluia. Ps. 32, 1. Rejoice in the lord, O ye just; praise becometh the upright. Alleluia.
Gospel • John 20, 24-29
At that time, Now Thomas, one of the twelve, who is called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came. The other disciples therefore said to him: We have seen the Lord. But he said to them: Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the place of the nails, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.
And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them. Jesus cometh, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said: Peace be to you. Then he saith to Thomas: Put in thy finger hither, and see my hands; and bring hither thy hand, and put it into my side; and be not faithless, but believing. Thomas answered, and said to him: My Lord, and my God. Jesus saith to him: Because thou hast seen me, Thomas, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and have believed.
Offertory • Ps. 18, 5
Their sound went forth into all the earth; and their words to the ends of the world.
We render to Thee, O Lord, the homage due Thee, earnestly entreating that by the prayers of Thy blessed apostle Thomas, on whose feast we offer these sacrifices of praise, that Thou guard Thy gifts to us. Through our Lord.
Communion • John 20, 27
Put thy hand and know the place of the nails, and be not incredulous, but believing.
O merciful God, do Thou abide with us, and, with the blessed apostle Thomas interceding for us, mercifully watch over Thy gifts made for our welfare. Through our Lord.