Traditional Mass

Sunday, October 29, 2006


Christ is fully the spiritual King of all mankind, for He is the giver of life, the maker of law, the supreme judge and ruling authority, in the minds and wills and hearts of human beings. He is King of mankind by natural right, because He is the divine maker and sustainer of the universe and He took human nature unto His divine Person. He is King by acquired right, because He redeemed mankind by the sacrifice of His body and blood. The Lamb of God from the throne of His Cross, reunited all peoples. Although formerly separated by sin, they became one kingdom, one family, and prospective members of one Mystical Body.

ENTRANCE HYMN (Apoc. 5:12, 1:6) Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive powers and divinity and wisdom and strength and honor. To Him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Ps. O God, with Your judgment endow the king, and with Your justice, the king's son. V. Glory be . . .


Almighty and eternal God, You have renewed all creation through Your beloved Son, the King of the whole universe. May all the peoples of the earth, who are now torn asunder from one another because of sin, come once again under the gentle rule of Your only-begotten Son; who lives and rules with You . . .

READING (Col. 1:12-20)

Brethren: Giving thanks to God the Father, who hath made us worthy to be partakers of the lot of the saints in light: Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness and hath translated us into the kingdom of the Son of his love, In whom we have redemption through his blood, the remission of sins: Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: For in him were all things created in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones, or dominations, or principalities, or powers. All things were created by him and in him. And he is before all: and by him all things consist. And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things he may hold the primacy: Because in him, it hath well pleased the Father that all fulness should dwell: And through him to reconcile all things unto himself, making peace through the blood of his cross, both as to the things that are on earth and the things that are in heaven.

GRADUAL (Ps. 71:8, 11) He shall rule from sea to sea, and from the river to the ends of the earth. V. All kings shall adore Him, and all nations shall serve Him.

Alleluia, alleluia! V. (Dan. 7:14)
His power is an everlasting power which shall not be taken away; and His kingdom a kingdom that shall not decay. Alleluia!

GOSPEL (St. John 18:33-37)

At that time, Pilate therefore went into the hall again and called Jesus and said to him: "Art thou the king of the Jews?" Jesus answered: "Sayest thou this thing of thyself, or have others told it thee of me?" Pilate answered: "Am I a Jew? Thy own nation and the chief priests have delivered thee up to me. What hast thou done?" Jesus answered: "My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would certainly strive that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now my kingdom is not from hence." Pilate therefore said to him: "Art thou a king then?" Jesus answered: "Thou sayest that I am a king. For this was I born, and for this came I into the world; that I should give testimony to the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice."

Ask of me and I will give you the nations for your inheritance, and the ends of the earth for your possession.

We offer You, O Lord, this Victim who was sacrificed to atone for the sins of mankind. May Jesus Christ, Your Son and Our Lord, whom we offer up again in sacrifice today, grant unity and peace to all nations; who lives and rules with You . . .

COMMUNION HYMN (Ps. 28:10, 11)
The Lord is enthroned as King forever; the Lord will bless His people with peace.


We have just received the Food of everlasting life, O Lord. We are honored to serve under the standard of Christ the King; may we come to rule with Him forever in His heavenly Kingdom; who lives and rules with You . . .