V. Dóminus vobíscum.
R. Et cum spiritu tuo.
Omnípotens sempitérne Deus: fac nos tibi semper et devótam gérere voluntátem; et maiestáti tuæ sincéro corde servíre.
Per Dominum nostrum Iesum Christum, Filium tuum: qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti Deus, per omnia saecula saeculorum.
V. The Lord be with you.
R. And with thy spirit.
Let us pray.
Almighty and eternal God, give us a will ever dedicated to You, and a true heart to serve Your majesty.
Through Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end.
From the Office of Matins:
Lectio sancti Evangelii secundum Ioannem.
In illo tempore: Dixit Iesus discipulis suis: Cum venerit Paraclitus, quem ego mittam vobis a Patre, Spiritum veritatis, qui a Patre procedit, ille testimonium perhibebit de me. Et reliqua.
Homilia sancti Augustini Episcopi
Tractatus 92. in Ioannem.
Dominus Iesus in sermone, quem locutus est discipulis suis post coenam, proximus passioni, tamquam iturus, et relicturus eos praesentia corporali, cum omnibus autem suis usque in consummationem saeculi futurus praesentia spiritali, exhortatus est eos ad perferendas persecutiones impiorum, quos mundi nomine nuncupavit: Ex quo tamen mundo etiam ipsos discipulos se elegisse dixit: ut scirent se Dei gratia esse, quod sunt; suis autem vitiis fuisse, quod fuerunt.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.
From the Holy Gospel according to John
John 15:26-27; 16:1-4
At that time Jesus said unto His disciples when the Comforter is come, Whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, Which proceedeth from the Father, He shall testify of Me. And so on.
Homily by St Austin, Bishop of Hippo.
Tract 92 John.
The Lord Jesus, in that discourse which He addressed to His disciples after the Last Supper, when He was on the very eve of the Passion, when He was, as it were, about to go away and leave them as touching His bodily Presence, albeit as touching His spiritual Presence He is with us alway even unto the end of the world, Matth. xxviii. 20, in that discourse He exhorted them to bear patiently the persecution of wicked men, of whom He speaketh as " the world " out of the which world, nevertheless, He saith that He hath chosen even His disciples themselves, xv. 19, that they might know that it was by the grace of God that they were what they were, 1 Cor. xv. 10, whereas it was by their own sins that they had been what they had been.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.