INTROIT. Dicit Dominus Petro. St John 21 THE Lord said unto Peter: When thou wast young, thou girdest
thyself, and walkedst whither thou wouldest: but when thou shalt
be old, thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, and another shall
gird thee, and carry thee whither thou wouldest not: this spake
he, signifying by what death he should glorify God. Ps. 19.
The heavens declare the glory of God: and the firmament sheweth
his handy-work. V. Glory be.
Gloria in excelsis is not said.
We humbly beseech thee, Almighty God: that like as thou hast
stablished us on the rock of the confession of thy holy Apostles;
so thou wouldest in all our trials and adversities preserve us
stedfast in the same. Through.
The Epistle. Acts 3:1-10
1 Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the
hour of prayer, being the ninth hour.
2 And a certain man lame from his mother's womb was carried,
whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called
Beautiful, to ask alms of them that entered into the temple;
3 Who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple asked
4 And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look
5 And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something
6 Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I
have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise
up and walk.
7 And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately
his feet and ankle bones received strength.
8 And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them
into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God.
9 And all the people saw him walking and praising God:
10 And they knew that it was he which sat for alms at the Beautiful
gate of the temple: and they were filled with wonder and amazement
at that which had happened unto him.
GRADUAL. Ps. 19. Their sound is gone out into all lands: and
their words unto the ends of the world. V. The heavens declare
the glory of God: and the firmament sheweth his handy-work.
The Gospel. St John 21:15-19a
15 So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon,
son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him,
Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him,
Feed my lambs.
16 He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas,
lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that
I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep.
17 He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest
thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third
time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest
all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him,
Feed my sheep.
18 Verily, verily, I say unto thee, When thou wast young, thou
girdedst thyself, and walkedst whither thou wouldest: but when
thou shalt be old, thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, and another
shall gird thee, and carry thee whither thou wouldest not.
19 This spake he, signifying by what death he should glorify
OFFERTORY. Ps, 139. Right dear are thy friends
unto me, O God, and held in highest honour: their rule and governance
is exceeding stedfast.
SECRET. Vouchsafe, O Lord, we pray thee, at the intercession of thy
holy Apostles, to bless and sanctify these oblations of thy people:
and to cleanse us from the defilements of all our iniquities.
COMMUNION. St. John 21. Simon, son of Jonas,
lovest thou me more than these? Lord thou knowest all things:
thou knowest, Lord, that I love thee.
POSTCOMMUNION. O LORD, who hast vouchsafed to satisfy us thy servants with
this heavenly food: grant, that by the intercession of thy holy
Apostles; we may be defended against all adversities. Through.