Fifth Sunday After Easter
Declare it with the voice of joy, and make it known, alleluia: declare it even to the ends of the earth: The Lord hath delivered His people, alleluia, alleluia. Ps. Shout with joy to God, all the earth, sing ye a psalm to His name: give glory to His praise. V. Glory be to the Father. Declare it.
O God, from whom all good things do proceed, grant unto Thy humble servants, that by Thy holy inspiration, we may think those things that are right, and under Thy guidance may perform the same. Through our Lord.
Dearly beloved, be ye doers of the word and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. For if a man be a hearer of the word and not a doer, he shall be compared to a man beholding his own countenance in a glass: for he beheld himself and went his way, and presently forgot what manner of man he was. But he that hath looked into perfect law of liberty and hath continued therein, not becoming a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work: this man shall be blessed in his deed. And if any man think himself to be religious, not bridling his tongue but deceiving his own heart, this man’s religion is vain. Religion pure and undefiled before God and the Father is this: To visit the fatherless and widows in their tribulation and to keep one’s self unspotted from this world.
Alleluia, alleluia. V. Christ is risen, and hath shone upon us, whom He redeemed with His blood.
Alleluia. V. I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again I leave the world and I go to the Father. Alleluia.
At that time Jesus saith to His disciples: Amen, amen, I say to you: If you ask the Father any thing in My name, He will give it you. Hitherto you have not asked any thing in My name: Ask, and you shall receive, that your joy may be full. These things I have spoken to you in proverbs. The hour cometh when I will no more speak to you in proverbs, but will show you plainly of the Father. In that day you shall ask in My name: and I say not to you that I will ask the Father for you: for the Father Himself loveth you, because you have loved Me and have believed that I came out from God. I came forth from the Father and am come into the world: again I leave the world and I go to the Father. His disciples say to Him: Behold now Thou speakest plainly and speakest no proverb. Now we know that Thou knowest all things and Thou needest not that any man should ask Thee: by this we believe That Thou camest forth from God.
O bless the Lord our God, ye peoples, and make the voice of His praise to be heard: who hath set my soul to live, and hath not sufféred my feet to be moved. Blessed be the Lord, Who hath not turned away my prayer, nor His mercy from me, alleluia.
Receive, O Lord, the prayers and sacrifices of the faithful, that by these offices of loving devotion we may attain to heavenly glory. Through our Lord.
Sing unto the Lord, alleluia, sing unto the Lord, and bless His name: show forth His salvation from day to day, alleluia, alleluia.
Grant us, O Lord, who have been nourished and strengthened at the heavenly table, both to desire that which is right, and to gain that which we desire. Through our Lord.