Prayers and Reading for Today’s MASS (Mar 9)
Ferial Day in Lent – Monday, Second Week of Lent
Introit • Ps. 25, 11, 12
Redeem me, O Lord, and have mercy on me; for my foot hath stood in the direct way: in the churches I will bless the Lord. Ps. 25, 1. Judge me, O Lord, for I have walked in my innocence; and hoping in the Lord, I shall not be weakened. Glory be …
Grant, we beseech Thee, O almighty God, that Thy household, which, to afflict the flesh, abstains from food, may, by following justice, fast from sin. Through our Lord.
Epistle • Dan. 9, 15-19
Lesson from Daniel the Prophet.
[Daniel’s confession and prayer: Gabriel informs him concerning the seventy weeks to the coming of Christ.]
In those days, Daniel prayed to the Lord, saying, O Lord, our God, who hast brought forth thy people out of the land of Egypt with a strong hand, and hast made thee a name as at this day: we have sinned, we have committed iniquity, O Lord, against all thy justice: let thy wrath and thy indignation be turned away, I beseech thee, from thy city Jerusalem, and from thy holy mountain. For by reason of our sins, and the iniquities of our fathers, Jerusalem, and thy people are a reproach to all that are round about us. Now therefore, O our God, hear the supplication of thy servant, and his prayers: and shew thy face upon thy sanctuary which is desolate, for thy own sake. Incline, O my God, thy ear, and hear: open thy eyes, and see our desolation, and the city upon which thy name is called: for it is not for our justifications that we present our prayers before thy face, but for the multitude of thy tender mercies. O Lord, hear: O Lord, be appeased: hearken and do: delay not for thy own sake, O my God: because thy name is invocated upon thy city, and upon thy people, O Lord our God.
Gradual • Ps. 69, 6, 3
Be Thou my helper and my deliverer; O Lord, make no delay. Let my enemies be confounded and ashamed, that seek my soul.
Tract. Ps. 102, 10
O Lord, repay us not according to the sins we have committed, nor according to our iniquities. Ps. 78, 8, 9. O Lord, remember not our former iniquities: let Thy mercies speedily prevent us, for we are become exceeding poor. Help us, O Lord our Saviour: and for the glory of Thy name, O Lord, deliver us: and forgive us our sins for Thy name’s sake.
Gospel • John 8, 21-29
Continuation of the Holy Gospel According to St. John.
[The woman taken in adultery. Christ justifies his doctrine.]
At that time, Jesus said to the multitudes of the Jews, I go, and you shall seek me, and you shall die in your sin. Whither I go, you cannot come. The Jews therefore said: Will he kill himself, because he said: Whither I go, you cannot come? And he said to them: You are from beneath, I am from above. You are of this world, I am not of this world. Therefore I said to you, that you shall die in your sins. For if you believe not that I am he, you shall die in your sin. They said therefore to him: Who art thou? Jesus said to them: The beginning, who also speak unto you.
Many things I have to speak and to judge of you. But he that sent me, is true: and the things I have heard of him, these same I speak in the world. And they understood not, that he called God his Father. Jesus therefore said to them: When you shall have lifted up the Son of man, then shall you know, that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself, but as the Father hath taught me, these things I speak: And he that sent me, is with me, and he hath not left me alone: for I do always the things that please him.
Offertory • Ps. 15, 7, 8
I will bless the Lord Who hath given me understanding: I set the Lord always in my sight; for He is at my right hand, that I be not moved.
May this sacrifice of reconciliation and praise, O Lord, render us worthy of Thy protection. Through our Lord.
Communion • Ps. 8, 2
O Lord, our Lord, how wonderful is Thy name in all the earth!
May this communion, O Lord, purge us of guilt and make us to be the partakers of Him Who is our heavenly healing. Through our Lord.