April 12, 2007
EASTER THURSDAY
vol 18, no. 102






Semi-Double Feast

White Vestments

Missa "Victricem"

       Station at the Church of the Twelve Apostles in Rome. Under the high altar of this church are preserved the relics of the Apostles Philip and James only; the stational feast is celebrated in honor of all the Apostles together. The Lesson from the Acts of the Apostles deals with the conversion of the treasurer of Candace, Queen of the Ethiopians by Philip the deacon, not the Apostle.

       The Gospel gives the account of the appearance of the risen Savior to Mary Magdalen; this occurred before He showed Himself to the Apostles, but in the Liturgy it is put back until today on account of the respect for them.

       The words of Jesus to the Magdalen are very consoling; by the Resurrection Our Lord has linked humanity to Himself by an intimate bond. Jesus is truly our Brother, God is in very deed our Father. By the death of Christ' we have gained far more than we had lost by sin, and it is in this sense that the deacon sings in the Easter preconium: "O happy fault, that was worthy of so great a Redeemer."

      Resources: We are grateful to the Friends of Fatima for providing the full Propers. Sources: Saint Andrew Daily Missal and the Marian Missal , 1945


Missa "Victricem"

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INTROIT:    Wisdom 10: 20-21
Victrícem manum tuam Dómine, laudavérunt páriter, allelúja: quid sapiéntia apéruit os mutum, et linguas infántium fecit disértas, allelúja, allelúja. (Ps. 97: 1) Cantáte Dómino cánticum novum: quid mirabília fecit. V. Glória Patri, et Fílio et Spíritui Sancto. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper: et in sæcula sæculórum. Amen. REPEAT: Veníte, benedícti...
They praised with one accord Thy victorious hand, O Lord, alleluia; for wisdom opened the mouth of the dumb, and made the tongues of infants eloquent, alleluia, alleluia. (Ps. 97: 1) Sing ye to the Lord a new canticle; for He hath done wonderful things. V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. REPEAT: Come, ye blessed...
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COLLECT
Dominus vobiscum. R. Et cum spiritu tuo.

Oremus. Deus, qui diversitátem géntium in confessióne tui nóminis adunásti: da, ut renátis fonte baptísmatis, una sit fides méntium, et pietas actiónum. Per Dominum nostrum Jesum Christum, Qui Tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti, Deus,
Per omnia saecula saeculorum.
R. Amen.

Second Collect for God's Holy Church
Orémus. Ecclésiæ Tuæ, quæsumus, Dómine, preces placátus admítte: ut, destrúctis adversitátibus et erróribus univér-sis, secura tibi sérviat libertáte. Per Dominum nostrum Jesum Christum, Qui Tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti, Deus,
Per omnia saecula saeculorum.
R. Amen.
The Lord be with you. R. And with thy spirit.

Let us pray. O God, Who hast united a diversity of the people in the confession of Thy name, grant that there may be one faith in the minds and one piety in the deeds of those born again in the waters of baptism. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God
Forever and ever.
R.Amen.

Second Collect for God's Holy Church
Let us pray. Let us pray. Graciously hear, O Lord, the prayers of Thy Church that, having overcome all adversity and every error, she may serve Thee in security and freedom. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God
Forever and ever.
R.Amen.

EPISTLE:   Acts of the Apostles 8: 26-40
Léctio Áctuum Apostolórum. In diébus illis: Angelus Dómini locútus est ad Philíppum, dicens: Surge, et vade contra meridiánum ad viam, quæ descéndit ab Jerúsalem in Gazam: hæc est desérta. Et surgens ábiit. Et ecce vir Æthiops, eunúchus, potens Candácis regínæ Æthiopum, qui erat super omnes gazas ejus, vénerat adoráre in Jerúsalem: et revertebátur sedens super currum suum, legénsque Isaíam prophétam. Dixit autem Spíritus Philíppo: Accéde, et adjúnge te ad currum istum. Accúrrens autem Philíppus, audívit eum legéntem, Isaíam prophétam, et dixit: Putásne intélligis, quae legis? Qui ait: Et quómodo possum, si non áliquis osténderit mihi? Rogavítque Philíppum ut ascénderet, et sedéret secum. Locus autem Scriptúræ, quam legébat, erat hic: Tamquam ovis ad occisiónem ductus est: et sicut agnus coram tondénte se, sine voce, sic non apéruit os suum. In humilitáte judícium ejus sublátum est. Generatiónem ejus quis enarrábit, quóniam tollétur de terra vita ejus? Respóndens autem eunúchus Philíppe, dixit: Obsecro te, de quo Prophéta dicit hoc? de se, an de álio áliquo? Apériens autem Philíppus os suum, et incípiens a Scriptúra ista, evangelizávit illi Jesum. Et dum irent per viam, venérunt ad quamdam aquam: et ait eunúchus: Ecce aqua, quid próhibet me baptizári? Dixit autem Philíppus: Si credis ex tota corde, licet. Et respóndens ait: Credo, Fílium Dei esse Jesum Christum. Et jussit stare currum: et descendérunt utérque in aquam, Philíppus, et eunúchus, et baptizávit eum. Cum autem ascendíssent de aqua. Spíritus Dómini rápuit Philíppum, et ámplius non vidit eum eunúchus. Ibat autem per viam suam gaudens. Philíppus autem invéntus est in Azóto, et pertránsieris evangelizábat civitátibus cunctis (donec veníret Cæsaréam) nomen Dómini Jesu Christi.
Deo Gratias.
Lesson from the Acts of the Apostles. In those days, an angel of the Lord spoke to Philip, saying: Arise, go toward the south, to the way that goeth down from Jerusalem to Gaza: this is desert. And rising up, he went; and behold a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch, of great authority under Candace, the queen of the Ethiopians, who had charge over all her treasures, had come to Jerusalem to adore. And he was returning, sitting in his chariot, and reading Isaias the prophet. And the Spirit said to Philip, Go near, and join thyself to this chariot. And Philip running thither, heard him reading the prophet Isaias; and he said, Thinkest thou that thou understandest what thou readest? Who said, And how can I, unless some man show me? and he desired Philip that he would come up, and sit with him. And the place of the Scripture which he was reading was this: He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; and like a lamb without voice before His shearer, so opened He not His mouth: in humility His judgment was taken away: His generation, who shall declare; for His life shall be taken from the earth? And the eunuch answering Philip said, I beseech thee, of whom doth the prophet speak this; of himself, or of some other man? Then Philip opening his mouth, and beginning at this Scripture, preached unto him Jesus. And as they went on their way, they came to a certain water: and the eunuch said, See here is water, what doth hinder me from being baptized? And Philip said, If thou believest with all thy heart, thou mayest: and he answering, said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. And he commanded the chariot to stand still; and they went down into the water both Philip and the eunuch, and he baptized him. And when they were come out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord took away Philip, and the eunuch saw him no more: and he went on his way rejoicing. But Philip was found in Azotus, and passing through, he preached the Gospel to all the cities, till he came to Cæsarea; the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Thanks be to God.

GRADUAL:   Psalm 117: 24, 16
Hæc dies, quam fecit Dóminus: exsultémus, et lætémur in ea. V. Dextera Dómini fecit virtútem, déxtera Dómini exaltávit me. Allelúja, allelúja. V. Lápidem, quemn reprobavérunt ædificántes, hic factus est in caput ánguli: a Dómino factum est istud, et est mirábile in óculis nostris. Allelúja, allelúja. V. Surréxit Christus, qui creávit ómnia: et misértus est humáno géneri.
This is the day which the Lord bath made: let us be glad and rejoice therein. V. The stone which the builders rejected is become the head of the corner: this is the work of the Lord, and it is wonderful in our eyes. Alleluia, alleluia. V. Christ is risen, Who created all things, and Who has had pity upon

SEQUENCE:  Victimae paschali laudes
Victímæ Pascháli laudes Immolent Christiáni.
Agnus redémit oves: Christus ínnocens Patri Reconciliávit peccatóres.
Mors et vita duéllo Conflixére mirándo: Dux vitæ mórtuus Regnat vivus.>BR> Dic nobis, María, Quid vidísti in via?
Sepúlchrum Christi vivéntis: Et glóriam vidi resurgéntis,

Angélicos testes, Sudárium et vestes.
Surréxit Christus spes mea: Præcédet vos in Galilæam.
Scimus Christum surrexísse. A mórtuis vere: Tu nobis victor Rex, Miserére. Amen. Allelúja

Christians! to the Paschal Victim offer your thankful praises.
The Lamb the sheep redeemeth: Christ, who only is sinless, reconcileth sinners to the Father.
Death and life contended in that conflict stupendous: the Prince of Life, who died, deathless reigneth. Speak, Mary, declaring what thou sawest wayfaring.
"The tomb of Christ who now liveth: and likewise the glory of the Risen.
Bright Angels attesting, the shroud and napkin resting.
Yea, Christ my hope is arisen: to Galilee "He goeth before you."
We know that Christ is risen, henceforth ever living: Have mercy, Victor King, pardon giving. Amen. Alleluia.

GOSPEL:    John 20: 11-18
Dominus vobiscum.
R. Et cum spiritu tuo.
Sequentia sancti Evangelii secundum Joannem.
R.Gloria tibi, Domine.

In illo témpore: In illo témpore: María stabat ad monuméntum foris, plorans. Dum ergo fleret, inclinávit se, et prospéxit in monuméntum: et vidit duos Angelos in albis, sedéntes, unum ad caput, et unum ad pedes, ubi pósitum fúerat corpus Jesu. Dicunt ei illi: Múlier, quid ploras? Dicit eis: Quia tulérunt Dóminum meum: et néscio ubi posuérunt eam. Hoc cum dixísset, convérsa est retrórsum, et vidit Jesum stantem: et non sciébat quia Jesus est. Dicit ei Jesus: "Múlier, quid ploras? quem quæris?" Illa exístimans quia hortulánus esset, dicit ei: Dómine, si tu sustulísti eum, dícito mihi ubi posuísti eum: et ego eum tollam. Dicit ei Jesus: "María." Convérsa illa, dicit ei: Rabbóni (quod dícitur Magíster). Dicit ei Jesus: "Noli Me tángere, nondum enim ascéndi ad Patrem Meum: vade autem ad fratres Meos, et dic eis: Ascéndo ad Patrem Meum, et Patrem vestrum, Deum Meum, et Deum vestrum. Venit María Magdaléne annúntians discípulis: Quia vidi Dóminum, et hæc dixit Mihi."
Laus tibi Christe.

The Lord be with you.
R. And with thy spirit.
The continuation of the holy Gospel according to John.
R. Glory to Thee, O Lord

At that time, At that time, Mary stood at the sepulchre with-out, weeping. Now as she was weeping, she stooped down, and looked into the sepulchre; and she saw two angels in white, sitting, one at the head and one at the feet, where the body of Jesus had been laid. They say to her, Woman, why weepest thou? She saith to them, Because they have taken away my Lord, and I know not where they have laid Him. When she had thus said, she turned her self back, and saw Jesus standing; and she knew not that it was Jesus. Jesus saith to her, "Woman, why weepest thou? whom seekest thou?" She thinking it was the gardener, saith to Him, Sir, if thou hast taken Him hence, tell me where thou hast laid Him; and I will take Him away. Jesus saith to her, "Mary." She turning, saith to Him, Rabboni (which is to say, Master). Jesus saith to her, "Do not touch Me; for I am not yet ascended to My Father: but go to My brethren, and say to them, I ascend to My Father, and to your Father; to My God, and your God. Mary Magdalen cometh and telleth the disciples, I have seen the Lord, and these things He said to Me."
Praise be to Christ

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OFFERTORY:   Exodus 13: 5
Dominus vobiscum.
R. Et cum spiritu tuo.

In die solemnitátis vestræ, dicit Dóminus, indúcam vos in terram fluéntem lac et mel, allelúja.
The Lord be with you.
R. And with thy spirit.

In the day of your solemnity, saith the Lord, I will bring you into a land that floweth with milk and honey, alleluia.
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SECRET
Súscipe, quæsumus, Dómine, múnera populórum tuórum propítius: ut confessióne tui nóminis et baptísmate renováti, sempitérnam beatitúdinem consequántur. Per Dominum nostrum Jesum Christum Filium Tuum, Qui Tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti, Deus,
Per omnia saecula saeculorum.
R. Amen.

Second Secret for God's Holy Church
Prótege nos, Dómine, tuis mystériis serviéntes: ut divínis rebus inhæréntes, et córpore tibi famulémur et mente. Per Dominum nostrum Jesum Christum Filium Tuum, Qui Tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti, Deus,
Per omnia saecula saeculorum.
R. Amen.
Graciously receive, we beseech Thee, O Lord the gifts of Thy people, that, being renewed by the confession of Thy name and by baptism, they may attain eternal happiness. Through our Lord Jesus Christ Thy Son our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God
Forever and ever.
R.Amen.

Second Secret for God's Holy Church
Protect us, O Lord, who assist at Thy mysteries, that, cleaving to things divine, we may serve Thee both in body and in mind. Through our Lord Jesus Christ Thy Son our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God
Forever and ever.
R.Amen.

PREFACE   FOR EASTER
Dominus vobiscum.
R. Et cum spiritu tuo.
Sursum corda.
R.Habemus ad Dominum.
Gratias agamus Domino Deo nostro.
R. Dignum et justum est.

Vere dignum et justum est, æqum et salutáre, te quidem Dómine omni témpore, sed in hac potíssimum die, gloriósius prædicáre, cum Pascha nostrum immolátus est Christus. Ipse enim verus est Agnus qui ábstulit peccáta mundi. Qui mortem nostram moriéndo destrúxit, et vitam resurgéndo reparávit. Et ídeo cum Angelis et Archángelis, cum Thronis et Dóminatiónibus, cumque omni milítia cæléstis exércitus, hymnum glóriæ tuæ cánimus sine fine dicentes:
SANCTUS, SANCTUS, SANCTUS...
The Lord be with you.
R. And with thy spirit.
Lift up your hearts.
R.We have lifted them up to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
R. It is meet and just.

It is truly meet and just, right and for our salvation, at all times to praise Thee, O Lord, but more gloriously especially at this time above others when Christ our Pasch was sacrificed. For He is the true Lamb Who hath taken away the sins of the world: Who by dying hath destroyed our death: and by rising again hath restored us to life. And therefore with Angels and Archangels, with Thrones and Dominations, and with all the hosts of the heavenly army, we sing the hymn of Thy glory, evermore saying:
HOLY, HOLY, HOLY...

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COMMUNICANTES - INVOCATION OF THE SAINTS IN THE CANON
For Easter
Communicantes, et diem sacratíssimum celebrántes Resurrectiónis Dómini nostri Jesu Christi secúndum carnem: sed et memóriam venerántes, in primis gloriósæ semper Vírginis Maríæ, Genetricis ejúsdem Dei et Dómini nostri Jesu Christi: sed et beati Joseph ejusdem Virginis Sponsi, et beatórum Apostolórum ac Mártyrum tuórum, Petri et Pauli, Andréæ, Jacóbi, Joánnis, Thomæ, Jacóbi, Philíppi, Bartholomæi, Matthæi, Simónis: et Thaddæi: Lini, Cleti, Cleméntis, Xysti, Cornélii, Cypriáni, Lauréntii, Chrysógoni, Joánnis et Pauli, Cosmæ et Damiánis: et ómnium Sanctórum tuórum; quorum méritis, precibúsque concédas, ut in ómnibus protectiónis tuæ muniámur auxilio. Per eúmdem Christum Dóminum Nostrum. Amen.
Communicating, and keeping the most holy day of the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ according to the flesh and also reverencing the memory, first, of the glorious Mary, ever Virgin, Mother of the same our God and Lord Jesus Christ: as also of blessed Joseph, Spouse of the Virgin, of the blessed Apostles and martyrs Peter and Paul, Andrew, James, John, Thomas, James, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Simon and Thaddeus: Linus, Cletus, Clement, Xystus, Cornelius, Cyprian, Lawrence, Chrysogonus, John and Paul, Cosmas and Damian, and of all Thy Saints, through whose merits and prayers, grant that we may in all things be defended by the help of Thy protection (He joins his hands.) Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

HANC IGITUR
For Easter
Hanc ígitur oblatiónem servitútis nostræ, sed et cunctæ famíliæ tuæ, quam tibi offérimus pro his quoque, quos regeneráre dignátus es ex aqua, et Spíritu Sancto, tríbuens eis remissiónem ómnium peccatórum, quæsumus Dómine, ut placátus accípias: diésque nostros in tua pace dispónas, atque ab ætérna damnatióne nos éripi, et in electorum tuórum júbeas grege numerári: (He joins his hands.) Per Christum Dóminum nostrum. Amen.
W e therefore beseech Thee, O Lord, graciously to accept this oblation of our service, as also of Thy whole family, which we make unto Thee on behalf of these whom Thou hast vouchsafed to bring to a new birth by water and the Holy Ghost, granting them remission of all their sins: and to dispose our days in Thy peace, preserve us from eternal damnation and rank us in the number of Thine Elect. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
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COMMUNION:   1 Peter 2: 9
Pópulus acquisitiónis, annuntiáte virtútes ejus, allelúja: qui vos de ténebris vocúvit in admirábile lumen suum, allelúja.
Purchased people, declare His virtues, alleluia: Who hath called you out of darkness into Isis admirable light, alleluia.

POSTCOMMUNION
Dominus vobiscum.
R. Et cum spiritu tuo.
Oremus.
Exáudi, Dómine, preces nostras: ut redemptiónis nostræ sacrosáncta commércia, et vita nobis cónferant præséntis auxílium, et gáudia sempitérna concílient. Per Dóminum nostrum Jesum Christum Fílium tuum, qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte Spíritus Sancti, Deus.
Per omnia saecula saeculorum.
R. Amen.

Second Postcommunion for God's Holy Church
Orémus. Quæsumus, Dómine Deus noster, ut quos divína tríbuis participatióne gaudére, humánis non sinas subjacére perículis. Per Dóminum nostrum Jesum Christum Fílium tuum, qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte Spíritus Sancti, Deus,
Per omnia saecula saeculorum.
R. Amen.
The Lord be with you.
R. And with thy spirit.
Let us pray.
Give ear unto our prayers, O Lord, that the most holy dealings of our redemption may obtain help for us in the present life and purchase everlasting joys. Through the same Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God
For ever and ever.
R. Amen.

Second Postcommunion for God's Holy Church
Let us pray. O Lord our God, we pray Thee that Thou suffer not to succumb to human hazards those whom Thou hast been pleased to make sharers of divine mysteries. Through the same Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God
For ever and ever.
R. Amen.
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Daily Proper of the Mass for Easter Thursday