Thursday after Ash Wednesday
Thursday After Ash Wednesday
Introit • Ps. 54, 17, 19, 20, 23
When I cried to the Lord, He heard my voice from them that draw near to me; and He humbled them, Who is before all ages and remains forever: cast thy care upon the Lord, and He shall sustain thee. Ps. 50, 2, 3. Hear, O God, my prayer, and despise not my supplication; be attentive to me and hear me. Glory be …
O God, Who art offended by sin, and appeased by penance, graciously regard the prayers of Thy people making supplication to Thee, and turn aside the scourge of Thy anger, which we deserve for our sins. Through our Lord.
Epistle • Is. 38, 1-6
Lesson from Isaias the Prophet.
In those days Ezechias was sick even to death, and Isaias the son of Amos the prophet came unto him, and said to him: Thus saith the Lord: Take order with thy house, for thou shalt die, and not live. And Ezechias turned his face toward the wall, and prayed to the Lord, And said: I beseech thee, O Lord, remember how I have walked before thee in truth, and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in thy sight. And Ezechias wept with great weeping. And the word of the Lord came to Isaias, saying: Go and say to Ezechias: Thus saith the Lord the God of David thy father: I have heard thy prayer, and I have seen thy tears: behold I will add to thy days fifteen years: And I will deliver thee and this city out of the hand of the king of the Assyrians, and I will protect it; said the Lord almighty.
Gradual • Ps. 54, 23, 17, 18, 19
Cast thy care upon the Lord, and He shall sustain thee. When I cried to the Lord, He hear my voice from them that draw near to me.
Gospel • Matt. 8, 5-13
Continuation of the Holy Gospel According to St. Matthew.
At that time, when Jesus had entered into Capharnaum, there came to him a centurion, beseeching him, And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, and is grieviously tormented. And Jesus saith to him: I will come and heal him. And the centurion making answer, said: Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldst enter under my roof: but only say the word, and my servant shall be healed. For I also am a man subject to authority, having under me soldiers; and I say to this, Go, and he goeth, and to another, Come, and he cometh, and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it. And Jesus hearing this, marvelled; and said to them that followed him: Amen I say to you, I have not found so great faith in Israel.
And I say to you that many shall come from the east and the west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven: But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into the exterior darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. And Jesus said to the centurion: Go, and as thou hast believed, so be it done to thee. And the servant was healed at the same hour.
Offertory • Ps. 24, 1-3
To Thee, O Lord, have I lifted up my soul: In Thee, O my God, I put my trust: neither let my enemies laugh at me: for none of them that wait on Thee shall be confounded.
Be appeased, O Lord, we beseech Thee, and look upon the sacrifices here before Thee, that they may profit both our devotion and our salvation. Through our Lord.
Communion • Ps. 50, 21
Thou wilt accept the sacrifices or justice, oblations, and holocausts, upon They altar. O Lord.
Having received the blessing of the heavenly gift, we beseech and supplicate Thee, O almighty God, that the same may be the cause both of sacrament and of salvation. Through our Lord.