Prayers and Reading for Today’s MASS (Jan 2)
Feast of The Most Holy Name of Jesus
Introit • Philip 2, 10, 11
In the name of Jesus let every knee bow of those that are in heave, on earth, and under the earth; and let every tongue confess that the Lord Jesus Christ is in the glory of God, the Father. Ps. 8, 2. O Lord, our Lord, how wonderful is thy name in the whole earth! Glory be …
O God, Who didst appoint Thine only-begotten Son to be the Saviour of the human race, and didst command that He be called Jesus, mercifully grant that we may enjoy in heaven the vision of Him Whose holy name we venerate on earth. Through the same.
Epistle • Acts 4, 8-12
Lesson from the Acts of the Apostles.
[Peter and John are apprehended. Their constancy. The church is increased.]
In those days, Peter, filled with the Holy Ghost, said to them: Ye princes of the people, and ancients, hear: If we this day are examined concerning the good deed done to the infirm man, by what means he hath been made whole: Be it known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God hath raised from the dead, even by him this man standeth here before you whole. This is the stone which was rejected by you the builders, which is become the head of the corner. Neither is there salvation in any other. For there is no other name under heaven given to men, whereby we must be saved.
Gradual • Ps. 105, 47
Save us, O Lord, our God, and gather us from among the nations: that we may give thanks to Thy holy name, and may glory in Thy praise Is. 63. 16. Thou, O Lord art our Father and Redeemer, Thy name is from eternity.
Alleluia, alleluia. Ps. 144, 21. My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord, and let all flesh bless His holy name. Alleluia.
Gospel • Luke 2, 21
Continuation of the Holy Gospel According to St. Luke.
[The birth of Christ. His presentation in the temple. Simeon’s prophecy. Christ at twelve years of age, is found amongst the doctors.]
At that time, after eight days were accomplished, that the child should be circumcised, his name was called JESUS, which was called by the angel, before he was conceived in the womb.
Offertory • Ps. 85, 12, 5
I will praise Thee, O Lord my God, with my whole heart, and I will glorify They name for ever; for Thou, O Lord, art sweet and mild, and plenteous in mercy to all that call upon Thee. Alleluia.
May Thy blessing, O most merciful God, by which the whole creation hath life, sanctify this our sacrifice, which we offer Thee to the glory of the name of Thy Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, that it may be pleasing to Thy majesty as an act of praise and be profitable to us for our salvation. Through the same.
Communion • Ps. 85, 9, 10
All the nations Thou hast made shall come and adore before Thee, O Lord; and thy shall glorify Thy name: for Thou art great, and dost wonderful things. Thou art God alone. Alleluia.
Almighty, eternal God, Who hast created and redeemed us, graciously regard our desires, and deign to receive with the kind and peaceful countenance the sacrifice of the saving victim, which we have offered to Thy majesty, in honor of the name of Thy Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, that, Thy grace being poured out upon us, we may rejoice in the glorious name of Jesus, the title of eternal predestination, because our names are written in heaven. Through the same.