Sunday, 31 May 2015 : Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, Trinity Sunday, and Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Gospel Reading)

Liturgical Colour : White

Matthew 28 : 16-20

At that time, the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. When they saw Jesus, they bowed before Him, although some doubted.

Then Jesus approached them and said, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. Go, therefore, and make disciples from all nations. Baptise them in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teach them to observe all that I have commanded you. I am with you always, even to the end of this world.”

Sunday, 31 May 2015 : Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, Trinity Sunday, and Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Second Reading)

Liturgical Colour : White

Romans 8 : 14-17

All those who walk in the Spirit of God are sons and daughters of God. Then, no more fear : you did not receive a spirit of slavery, but the Spirit that makes you sons and daughters and every time we cry, “Abba! (this means Dad!) Father!”, the Spirit assures our spirit that we are sons and daughters of God.

If we are children, we are heirs, too. Ours will be the inheritance of God and we will share it with Christ; for if we now suffer with Him, we will also share Glory with Him.

Sunday, 31 May 2015 : Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, Trinity Sunday, and Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Psalm)

Liturgical Colour : White

Psalm 32 : 4-5, 6 and 9, 18-19, 20 and 22

For upright is the Lord’s word and worthy of trust is His work. The Lord loves justice and righteousness; the earth is full of His kindness.

The heavens were created by His word, the breath of His mouth formed their starry host. For He spoke and so it was, He commanded, and everything stood firm.

But the Lord’s eyes are upon those who fear Him, upon those who trust in His loving kindness, to deliver them from death and preserve them from famine.

In hope we wait for the Lord, for He is our help and our shield. O Lord, let Your love rest upon us, even as our hope rests in You.

Sunday, 31 May 2015 : Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, Trinity Sunday, and Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (First Reading)

Liturgical Colour : White

Deuteronomy 4 : 32-34, 39-40

Moses said, “Ask of the times past. Inquire from the day when God created man on earth. Ask from one end of this world to the other : Has there ever been anything as extraordinary as this? Has anything like this been heard of before? Has there ever been a people who remained alive after hearing as you did the voice of the living God from the midst of the fire?”

“Never has there been a God who went out to look for a people and take them out from among the other nations by the strength of trials and signs, by wonders and by war, with a firm hand and an outstretched arm. Never has there been any deed as tremendous as those done for you by YHVH in Egypt, which you saw with your own eyes.”

“Therefore, try to be convinced that YHVH is the only God of heaven and earth, and that there is no other. Observe the laws and the commandments that I command you today, and everything will be well with you and your children after you. So you will live long in the land which YHVH, your God, gives you forever.”

(Usus Antiquior) Trinity Sunday (I Classis) – Sunday, 31 May 2015 : Offertory, Secret Prayer of the Priest, Communion and Post-Communion Prayer

Liturgical Colour : White

Offertory

Tobit 12 : 6

Benedictus sit Deus Pater, unigenitusque Dei Filius, Sanctus quoque Spiritus : quia fecit nobiscum misericordiam suam.

English translation

Blessed be God the Father, and the only Begotten Son of God, and also the Holy Spirit, because He had shown His mercy towards us.

Secret Prayer of the Priest

Sanctifica, quaesumus, Domine, Deus noster, per Tui sancti Nominis invocationem, hujus oblationis hostiam : et per eam nosmetipsos Tibi perfice munus aeternum. Per Dominum nostrum Jesum Christum Filium Tuum, qui Tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti Deus, per omnia saecula saeculorum. Amen.

English translation

By the invocation of Your holy Name, o Lord, our God, sanctify, we beseech You, the matter of this oblation, and through it make us ourselves a perfect offering forever. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who with You lives and reigns in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, world without end. Amen.

Communion

Tobit 12 : 6

Benedicimus Deum caeli et coram omnibus viventibus confitebimur ei : quia fecit nobiscum misericordiam suam.

English translation

We bless the God of heaven, and before all living we will praise Him, because He has shown His mercy to us.

Post-Communion Prayer

Proficiat nobis ad salutem corporis et animae, Domine, Deus noster, hujus sacramenti susceptio : et sempiternae sanctae Trinitatis ejusdemque individuae Unitatis confessio. Per Dominum nostrum Jesum Christum Filium Tuum, qui Tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti Deus, per omnia saecula saeculorum. Amen.

English translation

May the receiving of this sacrament, o Lord, our God, and the confession of our faith in eternal, holy Trinity and undivided Unity, profit us for the health of body and soul. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who with You lives and reigns in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, world without end. Amen.

(Usus Antiquior) Trinity Sunday (I Classis) – Sunday, 31 May 2015 : Holy Gospel

Liturgical Colour : White

Sequentia Sancti Evangelii secundum Matthaeum – Continuation of the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew

Matthew 28 : 18-20

In illo tempore : Dixit Jesus discipulis Suis : Data est mihi omnis potestas in caelo et in terra. Euntes ergo docete omnes gentes, baptizantes eos in Nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti : docentes eos servare omnia, quaecumque mandavi vobis. Et ecce, ego vobiscum sum omnibus diebus usque ad consummationem saeculi.

English translation

At that time, Jesus said to His disciples, “All power is given to Me in heaven and in earth. Going, therefore, teach all nations, baptising them in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you, and behold I am with you all days, even to the consummation of the world.”

(Usus Antiquior) Trinity Sunday (I Classis) – Sunday, 31 May 2015 : Gradual and Alleluia

Liturgical Colour : White

Benedictus es, Domine, qui intueris abyssos, et sedes super Cherubim.

Priest : Benedictus es, Domine, in firmamento caeli, et laudabilis in saecula.

Alleluja, Alleluja.

Priest : Benedictus es, Domine, Deus Patrum nostrorum, et laudabilis in saecula. Alleluja.

English translation

Blessed are You, o Lord, that beholds the depths and sits above the Cherubim.

Priest : Blessed are You, o Lord, in the firmament of heaven, and worthy of praise forever.

Alleluia, Alleluia.

Priest : Blessed are You, o Lord God of our fathers, and worthy of praise forever. Alleluia.