Introit

Introit
Traditional Mass

Monday, November 05, 2018

NOV. 5, FERIAL DAY, FEAST OF THE HOLY RELICS; SAINTS ZACHARY & ELIZABETH

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


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


FEAST OF THE HOLY RELICS
[In some places]
(In the Cathedral Church of Cleveland)

WITHIN THE OCTAVE

From the first days of Christianity Mass was celebrated by preference upon the burial place of the Martyrs. A square flat stone is traditionally placed in the middle of the altar table and this altarstone contains one or more relics of Saints.
 
INTROIT Ps. 33:20-21
Many were the troubles of the just men, but out of them all the Lord delivered them. The Lord watches over all their bones; not one of them shall be broken.
Ps. 33:2. I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall ever be in my mouth.
V. Glory be . . .
 
COLLECT
O Lord, who through the relics of Thy Saints, workest signs and wonders, increase in us our faith in the resurrection of the body and make us sharers in that immortal glory the pledge of which we venerate in their ashes. Through our Lord . . .
 
EPISTLE Eccli. 44:10-15 [Sirach]
These were men of mercy, whose godly deeds have not failed: Good things continue with their seed, Their posterity are a holy inheritance, and their seed hath stood in the covenants. And their children for their sakes remain for ever: their seed and their glory shall not be forsaken.
Their bodies are buried in peace, and their name liveth unto generation and generation. Let the people shew forth their wisdom, and the church declare 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.
Alleluia, alleluia. Ps. 67:4
Let the just feast, and rejoice before God, and be delighted with gladness. Alleluia. 

GOSPEL

Luke 6:17-23 Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition

17 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,
18 Who were come to hear him, and to be healed of their diseases. And they that were troubled with unclean spirits, were cured.
19 And all the multitude sought to touch him, for virtue went out from him, and healed all.
20 And he, lifting up his eyes on his disciples, said: Blessed are ye poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.
21 Blessed are ye that hunger now: for you shall be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now: for you shall laugh.
22 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.
23 Be glad in that day and rejoice; for behold, your reward is great in heaven. For according to these things did their fathers to the prophets.

SECRET
We entreat Thy clemency, O Lord, that, by the merits and intercession of Thy Saints, whose relics we venerate, the sacrifice which we offer may blot out our sins. Through our Lord . . .

COMMUNION ANTIPHON Ps. 12:1
Rejoice in the Lord, O ye just; praise becometh the upright.

POSTCOMMUNION
Increase Thy mercy on our behalf, we beseech Thee, O Lord, by these holy Mysteries which we have received, that even as we rejoice with religious devotion in the Solemnity of Thy Saints, whose relics we honor, so by Thy bounty we may enjoy their eternal fellowship. Through our Lord . . .
 

SAINTS ZACHARY & ELIZABETH
Parents of St. John the Baptist
[Historical]




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

Patronage
expectant mothers, pregnant women