Prayers and Reading for Today’s MASS (Apr 23)
Tuesday in Easter Week (White)
Introit • Ecclus. 15, 3, 4
He gave them the water of wisdom to drink, alleluia: she shall be made strong in them, and shall not be moved, alleluia: and He shall exalt them forever, alleluia, alleluia. Ps. 104, 1. Give glory to the Lord, and all upon His name: declare His deeds among the gentiles. Glory be …
O God, Who dost continually enrich Thy Church with new increase, grant to Thy people that they may be their good life hold fast to the sacrament which they have received by faith. Through our Lord.
Epistle • Acts 13, 16, 26-33
Lesson from the Acts of the Apostles.
[Saul and Barnabas are sent forth by the Holy Ghost. They preach in Cyprus and in Antioch of Pisidia.]
In those days, Paul rising up, and with his hand bespeaking silence, said: Ye men of Israel, and you that fear God, give ear. Men, brethren, children of the stock of Abraham, and whosoever among you fear God, to you the word of this salvation is sent. For they that inhabited Jerusalem, and the rulers thereof, not knowing him, nor the voices of the prophets, which are read every sabbath, judging him have fulfilled them. And finding no cause of death in him, they desired of Pilate, that they might kill him. And when they had fulfilled all things that were written of him, taking him down from the tree, they laid him in a sepulchre. But God raised him up from the dead the third day:
Who was seen for many days, by them who came up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who to this present are his witnesses to the people. And we declare unto you, that the promise which was made to our fathers, This same God hath fulfilled to our children, raising up Lord Jesus Christ.
Gradual • Ps. 117, 24
This is the day which the Lord hath made: Let us be glad and rejoice therein. Ps. 106, 2. Let those now speak who have been redeemed by Our Lord: who He hath redeemed out of the hand of the enemy, and gathered out of the nations. Alleluia, alleluia. The Lord is risen from the sepulcher, who for us hung upon a tree.
Gospel • Luke 24, 36-47
Continuation of the Holy Gospel According to St. Luke.
[Christ’s resurrection and manifestation of himself to his disciples.]
At that time, Jesus stood in the midst of them, and saith to them: Peace be to you; it is I, fear not. But they being troubled and frightened, supposed that they saw a spirit. And he said to them: Why are you troubled, and why do thoughts arise in your hearts? See my hands and feet, that it is I myself; handle, and see: for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as you see me to have. And when he had said this, he shewed them his hands and feet.
But while they yet believed not, and wondered for joy, he said: Have you any thing to eat? And they offered him a piece of a broiled fish, and a honeycomb. And when he had eaten before them, taking the remains, he gave to them. And he said to them: These are the words which I spoke to you, while I was yet with you, that all things must needs be fulfilled, which are written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me. Then he opened their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures.
And he said to them: Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise again from the dead, the third day: And that penance and remission of sins should be preached in his name, unto all nations.
Offertory • Ps. 17, 14, 16
The Lord thundered from heaven, and the Most High gave His voice: and the fountains of water appeared, alleluia.
Receive, O Lord, the prayers of the faithful with the offerings of sacrifices, that through these offices of pious devotion we may pass the heaven glory. Through our Lord.
Communion • Col. 3, 1, 2
If you be risen with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is sitting at the right hand of God, alleluia; mind the things that are above, alleluia.
Grant, we beseech Thee, O almighty God, that our participation in the paschal sacrament may continually abide in our souls. Through our Lord.