Sunday, 5 May 2013

Dominica V Post Pascha ~ II. classis



From divinumofficium:

Oratio
V. Dóminus vobíscum.
R. Et cum spiritu tuo.
Orémus.
Deus, a quo bona cuncta procédunt, largíre supplícibus tuis: ut cogitémus, te inspiránte, quæ recta sunt; et, te gubernánte, eadem faciámus.
Per Dominum nostrum Iesum Christum, Filium tuum: qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti Deus, per omnia saecula saeculorum.
R. Amen.


Collect
V. The Lord be with you.
R. And with thy spirit.
Let us pray.
O God, from Whom all good things do come, grant to us thy humble servants that by thy holy inspiration we may think those things that be good, and by thy merciful guiding may perform the same.
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.
R. Amen.



Thanks to arsorandi:


Gospel - St. John, 16. 23-30

From
The Liturgical Year
by Dom Guéranger, O.S.B.

When, at His Last Supper, our Saviour thus warned His apostles of His having soon to leave the, they were far from knowing Him thoroughly. True, they knew that He came forth from God; but their faith was weak, and they soon lost it. Now that they are enjoying His company after His Resurrection, now that they have received such light from His instructions, they now Him better. He no longer speaks to them in proverbs; He teaches them everything they require to know in order to become the teachers of the whole world. It is now they might truly say to Him: We believe that thou camest forth from God! So much the more, then, do they understand what they are going to lose by His leaving them.

Our Lord begins now to reap the fruit of the word He has sown in their hearts: oh, how patiently has He waited for it! If He praised them for their faith, when they were with Him on the night of the Last Supper, He may surely do so now that they have seen Him in the splendor of His Resurrection, and have been receiving such teaching form His lips. He said to them, at the Last Supper: The Father loveth you, because ye have loved Me; how much more must the Father love them now, when their love for Jesus is much increased! Let us be consoled by these words. Before Easter our love of Jesus was weak, and we were tepid in His service; but now that we have been enlightened and nourished by His mysteries, we may well hope that the Father loves us, for we love Jesus better than we did before. This dear Redeemer urges us to ask the Father, in His name, fore everything we need. Our first want is perseverance in the spirit of Eastertide; let it be our most earnest prayer; let it be our intention now that we are assisting at the holy sacrifice, which is soon to bring Jesus upon our altar.




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