Friday, January 29, 2010

The Third Quotidian Sunday - III

To-day in the Mozarabic Rite is a feria; that means that in Toledo Cathedral's Capilla Mozárabe in a few hours' time (9 am daily, 9.45 am on Sundays and Holy Days), the priest celebrating that ancient rite will either read the Mass of last Sunday again - which is that of the 3rd Sunday de cotidiano, the one I've so poorly translated below - or, as was the old custom, it being Friday, celebrate a Votive Mass pro infirmos (a complete text of which is in their missal, and even has an accompanying Office in the Gothic Breviary).

On Sunday, the Mass would have begun with entrance chant (Prælegendum, meaning "to be sung before the lessons"), Gloria in excelsis and Prayer after the Gloria.

On a weekday, as to-day, all that would be omitted, and the initial Dominus sit semper vobiscum would at once be followed by the readings.

Here, then, is the first half of the Mozarabic Mass for the 3rd Quotidian Sunday:


The priest and ministers proceed to the altar; bowing in silence he prays, then ascends to the altar and kisses it.



Give, Lord, strength to Thy people, alleluia, and bless Thy people with peace, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
V/.  Remember us, O Lord, in the favour of Thy people: visit us with Thy salvation.
R/.  And bless Thy people with peace, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
Glory and honour to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost, unto the ages of the ages.  Amen.
R/.  And bless Thy people with peace, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.


Glory be to God in the highest.  And on earth peace to men of good will.  We praise Thee, we bless Thee, we worship Thee, we glorify Thee, we give thanks to Thee for Thy great glory, Lord God, heavenly king, God the Father Almighty.  O Lord, the Onlybegotten Son, Jesu Christ; Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, Who takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us.  Who takest away the sins of the world, receive our prayer.  Who sittest at the right hand of the Father, have mercy upon us.  For thou only art holy; thou only art the Lord; thou only art most high, Jesu Christ, with the Holy Ghost, in the glory of God the Father. Amen.


Our glory, our God, Who in the heavens by the angels is shewn forth and sung forth for ever, now here solemnly and faithfully is preached, grant unto us by Thy most abundant piety to be delivered from our evils, and evermore to be glorified in Thy praises. 
R/.  Amen.

By Thy mercy, our God, Who art blessed and livest and over all things rulest unto the ages of the ages.
R/.  Amen.


On all ferias, all the above is omitted, and Mass begins with:

The Lord be ever with you.
R/.  And with thy spirit.


A reading of the book of Isaias the prophet.
R/.  Thanks be to God.

Thus saith the Lord:
Woe to you that draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin as the rope of a cart.  That say: Let him make haste, and let his work come quickly, that we may see it: and let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel come, that we may know it.  Woe to you that call evil good, and good evil: that put darkness for light, and light for darkness: that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter.  Woe to you that are wise in your own eyes, and prudent in your own conceits.  Woe to you that are mighty to drink wine, and stout men at drunkenness.  That justify the wicked for gifts, and take away the justice of the just from him.  Therefore as the tongue of the fire devoureth the stubble, and the heat of the flame consumeth it: so shall their root be as ashes, and their bud shall go up as dust: for they have cast away the law of the Lord of hosts, and have blasphemed the word of the Holy One of Israel.  Therefore is the wrath of the Lord kindled against his people, and he hath stretched out his hand upon them, and struck them: and the mountains were troubled, and their carcasses became as dung in the midst of the streets.  For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.  And he will lift up a sign to the nations afar off, and will whistle to them from the ends of the earth: and behold they shall come with speed swiftly.  There is none that shall faint, nor labour among them: they shall not slumber nor sleep, neither shall the girdle of their loins be loosed, nor the latchet of their shoes be broken.
– Saith the Lord almighty.
R/.  Amen.


The Lord is become a refuge for the poor: a helper in due time in tribulation.
V/.  Let them trust in thee who know Thy name: for Thou hast not forsaken them that seek Thee, O Lord.
R/.  In tribulation.


The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Romans.
R/.  Thanks be to God.

I speak an human thing, because of the infirmity of your flesh.  For as you have yielded your members to serve uncleanness and iniquity, unto iniquity; so now yield your members to serve justice, unto sanctification.  For when you were the servants of sin, you were free men to justice.  What fruit therefore had you then in those things, of which you are now ashamed?  For the end of them is death.  But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, you have your fruit unto sanctification, and the end life everlasting.  For the wages of sin is death.  But the grace of God, life everlasting, in Christ Jesus our Lord.
R/.  Amen.


The Lord be ever with you.
R/.  And with thy spirit.

A reading of the holy Gospel according to Matthew.
R/.  Glory to Thee, Lord.

At that time:
Our Lord Jesus Christ,
when He was come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed Him: and behold a leper came and adored Him, saying: Lord, if Thou wilt, Thou canst make me clean.  And Jesus stretching forth His hand, touched him, saying: I will, be thou made clean. And forthwith his leprosy was cleansed.  And Jesus saith to him: See thou tell no man: but go, shew thyself to the priest, and offer the gift which Moses commanded for a testimony unto them.  
And when He had entered into Capharnaum, there came to Him a centurion, beseeching Him, and saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, and is grieviously tormented.  And Jesus saith to him: I will come and heal him.  And the centurion making answer, said: Lord, I am not worthy that Thou shouldst enter under my roof: but only say the word, and my servant shall be healed.  For I also am a man subject to authority, having under me soldiers; and I say to this, Go, and he goeth, and to another, Come, and he cometh, and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.  And Jesus hearing this, marvelled; and said to them that followed Him: Amen I say to you, I have not found so great faith in Israel.  And I say to you that many shall come from the east and the west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven: but the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into the exterior darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.  And Jesus said to the centurion: Go, and as thou hast believed, so be it done to thee. And the servant was healed at the same hour.
R/.  Amen.



V/.  O Lord, save the king: and hear us in the day that we shall call upon thee.
R/.  Alleluia.

For the continuation of this Mass, please look to my earlier posting below...

1 comment:

Outrheageous said...

Greetings Joshua,

I just found your blog. Wonderful! I am the chant director for a schola in Florida, USA so I share your love for the traditional liturgy.

Do you know where I might find the Mozarabic notation for the Lamentations of Jeremiah sung during Tenebrae? There should be nine if I am not mistaken.