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TRINITY SUNDAY

Double of the First Class Feast
         White Vestments

        Editor's Note: All Scriptural Readings are taken from the Douay-Rheims version of the Latin Vulgate Bible. The preface commentaries are a combination of thoughts from various sources. Red type indicates Our Lord's direct words in Holy Scripture. Italicized Maroon type indicates Latin with priests' refrain and server's response in bold..

        With the Double of the First Class Feast of Trinity Sunday the Time of Pentecost truly begins as we ejaculate the prayer to the Trinity: "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."
        The Holy Ghost, Whose reign commences with the feast of Pentecost, comes to repeat to our souls, during the second part of the year( the six-month period from Trinity Sunday up to the First Sunday of Advent) what Jesus taught us Himself in the first part (the other six month period from the First Sunday of Advent up to Trinity Sunday).
        The fundamental dogma to which everything in Christianity is related is that of the holy Trinity, of whom are all things (Epistle) and to Whom are to return all those who are baptized in Its name (Gospel). Therefore after having reminded us in turn during the Cycle of God the Father, Author of the Creation, of God the Son, Author of the Redemption, and of God the Holy Ghost, Author of our Sanctification, the Church chiefly recapitulates on this day the great mystery which calls on us to recognise and adore in God the unity of nature in the Trinity of persons (Collect).

    Source: Marian Missal and St. Andrew Daily Missal

READINGS FOR TRINITY SUNDAY

INTROIT:
      [Tobias 12: 6] (Benedicta sit ). Bless ye the God of Heaven, give glory to Him in the sight of all that live, because He hath shown His mercy to you. (Psalm 8: 2) O Lord, our Lord, how wonderful is Thy name in all the earth! Glory be to the Father... Blessed be the Holy Trinity...
Kyrie... and Gloria

Dominus Vobiscum.
Et cum spiritu tuo.
Oremus.

COLLECT:
      Almighty, everlasting God, Who hast granted to Thy servants, in the confession of the true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity, and in the power of Thy, majesty, to adore the Unity: grant that, by steadfastness in the same faith, we may ever be defended from all adversities. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who livest and reignest with Thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.

EPISTLE:
      (Romans 11: 33-36) O the depth of the riches of the wisdom and of the knowledge of God! How incomprehensible are his judgments, and how unsearchable his ways! For who hath known the mind of the Lord? Or who hath been his counsellor? Or who hath first given to him, and recompense shall be made him? For of him, and by him, and in him, are all things: to him be glory forever. Amen.

Deo Gratias.

GRADUAL
     [Daniel 3: 55-56] Alleluia, alleluia.

Blessed art Thou, O Lord, that beholdest the depths and sittest upon the Cherubim. Blessed art Thou, O Lord, in the firmament of heaven, and worthy of praise forever. Alleluia, alleluia. V. (Daniel 3: 52) Blessed art Thou, O Lord, the God of our fathers, and worthy to be praised forever. Alleluia.

Sequentia sancti Evangelii secundum N...
Gloria tibi, Domine.

GOSPEL:
      (Matthew 28: 18-20) At this time, Jesus saith to His disciples: "All power is given to Me in Heaven and in earth. Going, therefore; teach ye all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost; teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you all days, even to the consummation of the world."
Laus tibi, Christe.

Dominus Vobiscum.
Et cum spiritu tuo.
Oremus.

OFFERTORY:
     (Tobias 12: 6) Bless ye the God of Heaven, give glory to Him in the sight of all that live, because He hath shown His mercy to you.

SECRET:
      Sanctify, we beseech Thee, O Lord our God, by the invocation of Thy holy name, the victim of this oblation, and by its means make us an eternal oblation to Thee. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Who livest and reignest with Thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God... Per omnia saecula saeculorum. Amen.

PREFACE OF THE HOLY TRINITY

    Dominus Vobiscum.
    Et cum spiritu tuo.
    Sursum Corda
    Habemus ad Dominum
    Gratias agamus Domino Deo nostro.
    Dignum et justum est.
Vere dignum et justum est, aequum et salutare, nos tibi semper, et ubique gratias agere: Domine sancte, Pater omnipotens, aeterne Deus: Quia per incarnati Verbi mysterium nova mentis nostrae oculis lux tuae claritatis infulsit: ut, dum visibiliter Deum cognoscimus, per hunc in invisibilum amorem rapiamur. Et ideo cum Angelis et Archangelis, cum Thronis et Dominationibus, cumque omni militai coelestis exercitus, hymnum gloriae tuae canimus sine fine dicentes:

SANCTUS, SANCTUS, SANCTUS...

It it truly meet and just, right and for our salvation, that we should at all times, and in all places, give thanks unto Thee, O holy Lord, Father almighty, everlasting God, for through the Mystery of the Word made flesh, the new light of Thy glory hath shone upon the eyes of our mind, so that while we acknowledge God in visible form, we may through Him be drawn to the love of things invisible. And therefore with Angels and Archangels, with Throne and Dominations, and with all the hosts of the heavenly army, we sing the hymn of Thy glory, evermore saying: HOLY, HOLY, HOLY...

COMMUNION:
     (Tobias 12: 6) Bless ye the God of Heaven, give glory to Him in the sight of all that live, because He hath shown His mercy to you.

Dominus Vobiscum.
Et cum spiritu tuo.
Oremus.

POSTCOMMUNION:
      May the reception of this Sacrament, O Lord our God, and the confession of the holy and eternal Trinity, and of Its undivided unity, profit us unto the salvation of soul and body. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee, in unity with the Holy Ghost, one God, forever and ever. Amen.


For the Prayers at the End of the Low Mass, see Leonine Prayers


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