Saint Gregory VII
If thou lovest Me, Simon Peter, feed My lambs; feed My sheep. Alleluia, alleluia. Ps. I will extol Thee, O Lord, for Thou hast upheld me: and hast not made my enemies to rejoice over me. Glory be to the Father.
O God, the strength of them that trust in Thee, Who didst fortify blessed Gregory, Thy Confessor and Pontiff, with the virtue of constancy, for the defence of the liberty of the Church, grant us by his example and intercession courageously to overcome all adversities. Through our Lord.
1 Peter 5:1-4, 10–11
Dearly beloved: The ancients therefore that are among you, I beseech, who am myself also an ancient and a witness of the sufferings of Christ: as also a partaker of that glory which is to be revealed in time to come: Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking care of it not by constraint, but willingly according to God: not for filthy lucre’s sake, but voluntarily: neither as lording it over the clergy, but being made a pattern of the flock from the heart.
Psalm 106:32, 31
Let them exalt in the church of the people: and praise him in the chair of the ancients. Let the mercies of the Lord give glory to him: and his wonderful works to the children of men.
Matthew 16:18; Psalm 44:17-18
Alleluia, alleluia. Thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build My Church. Alleluia.
During Eastertide the Gradual is omitted and the following Alleluia is said:
Alleluia. Thou shalt make them princes over all the earth: they shall remember Thy name throughout all generations. Alleluia.
At that time, Jesus came into the quarters of Cæsarea Philippi, and He asked His disciples, saying: Whom do men say that the Son of man is? But they said: Some, John the Baptist, and other some, Elias, and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets. Jesus saith to them: But whom do you say that I am? Simon Peter answered: Thou art Christ, the Son of the living God. And Jesus answering, said to him: Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-Jona, because flesh and blood hath not revealed it to thee, but My Father Who is in Heaven: and I say to thee, that thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build My Church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it; and to thee I will give the keys of the kingdom of Heaven; and whatsoever thou shalt bind upon earth, it shall be bound also in Heaven; and whatsoever thou shall loose on earth, it shall be loosed also in Heaven.
Behold I have given My words in thy mouth: lo, I have set thee this day over the nations, and over the kingdoms, to waste and to destroy, and to build and to plant. Allelúia.
In Thy loving kindness, we beseech Thee, O Lord, be moved by the offering of our gifts and enlighten Thy Church: that Thy flock may prosper everywhere and the Shepherds, under Thy direction, may be pleasing to Thy Name. Through our Lord.
Thou art Peter, and upon this Rock I will build My Church. Alleluia.
Since Thy Church has been nourished by the sacred repast, govern her in Thy clemency, we beseech Thee, O Lord, so that under the guidance of Thy mighty rule she may enjoy greater freedom and abiding integrity of religion. Through our Lord.