Traditional Mass

Saturday, November 05, 2016

Nov. 5th Ferial Day; Within the Octave; Feast of the Holy Relics; Sts. Zachary and Elizabeth

Roman Catholic Cathedral of Saint John the Evangelist in Cleveland, Ohio

(Mass of preceding Sunday)
[Requiem or Votive Mass allowed]

[In some places]
(In the Cathedral Church of Cleveland)
INTROIT (Ps. 33:20-21)
Many are the afflictions of the just, and out of all these the Lord hath delivered them: the Lord keepeth all their bones; not one of them shall be broken.
(Ps. 33:2) I Will bless the Lord at all times: His praise shall be always in my mouth.
V. Glory Be . . .

Do thou, O Lord, increase our faith in the Resurrection, Thou that workest wonders in the relics of Thy saints: and make us partakers of that immortal glory, a pledge of which we venerate in their ashes. Through our Lord . . .

LESSON (Ecclesiasticus 44:1015)
These also were godly men, whose righteous deeds have not been forgotten; their wealth will remain with their descendants, and their inheritance with their children's children. Their descendants stand by the covenants; their children also, for their sake. Their offspring will continue forever, and their glory will never be blotted out. Their bodies are buried in peace, but their name lives on generation after generation. The assembly declares their wisdom, and the congregation proclaims their praise.

 GRADUAL (Ps. 149: 5, 1)
The saints shall rejoice in glory: they shall be joyful in their beds. Sing unto the Lord a new song: let His praise be in the Church of the Saints.

And let the just feast, and rejoice before God: and be delighted with gladness.

GOSPEL (St. Luke 6: 17-23)
And coming down with them, he stood in a plain place, and the company of his disciples, and a very great multitude of people from all Judea and Jerusalem, and the sea coast both of Tyre and Sidon,
 Who were come to hear him, and to be healed of their diseases. And they that were troubled with unclean spirits, were cured.
 And all the multitude sought to touch him, for virtue went out from him, and healed all.
 And he, lifting up his eyes on his disciples, said: "Blessed are ye poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.
 Blessed are ye that hunger now: for you shall be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now: for you shall laugh.
 Blessed shall you be when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake.
 Be glad in that day and rejoice; for behold, your reward is great in heaven."

OFFERTORY (Ps. 67:36)
God is wonderful in His saints: the God of Israel is He Who will give power and strength to His people: blessed be God. Alleluia.

We implore Thy clemency, O Lord: that by the interceding merits of Thy saints whose relics we venerate, this sacrifice which we offer may be an expiation of our sins. Through our Lord . . .

COMMUNION (Ps. 32:1)
Rejoice in the Lord, ye just: praise becometh the upright.

Multiply upon us Thy mercy, we beseech Thee, O Lord, through the sacraments which we have received: that even as with a pious devotion we rejoice in the solemnity of Thy saints whose relics we venerate, so also by Thy bountiful goodness we enjoy their everlasting fellowship. Through our Lord . . .


Parents of St. John the Baptist

Descendant of the Old Testament patriarch, Aaron. Wife of Zachary, temple priest. Relative of Mary. Mother of Saint John the Baptist, becoming pregnant very late in life. She was the Elizabeth that Mary visited soon after the Annunciation. Described in the Gospel of Luke as "righteous in the eyes of God, observing all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blamelessly."

Born: 1st century BC

Died: 1st century AD of natural causes

Canonized: Pre-Congregation

expectant mothers, pregnant women

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