Liturgical Colour : White
Sequentia Sancti Evangelii secundum Matthaeum – Continuation of the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew
Matthew 5 : 1-12
In illo tempore : Videns Jesus turbas, ascendit in montem, et cum sedisset, accesserunt ad Eum discipuli Ejus, et aperiens os Suum, docebat Eos, dicens : Beati pauperes spiritu : quoniam ipsorum est Regnum Caelorum. Beati mites : quoniam ipsi possidebunt terram.
Beati, qui lugent : quoniam ipsi consolabuntur. Beati, qui esuriunt et sitiunt justitiam : quoniam ipsi saturabuntur. Beati misericordes : quoniam ipsi misericordiam consequentur. Beati mundo corde : quoniam ipsi Deum videbunt.
Beati pacifici : quoniam filii Dei vocabuntur. Beati, qui persecutionem patiuntur propter justitiam : quoniam ipsorum est regnum caelorum. Beati estis, cum maledixerint vobis, et persecuti vos fuerint, et dixerint omne malum adversum vos, mentientes, propter me : gaudete et exsultate, quoniam merces vestra copiosa est in caelis.
At that time, Jesus seeing the multitudes, went up into a mountain, and when He had sat down, His disciples came unto Him. And opening His mouth, He taught them, saying, “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven. Blessed are the meek, for they shall possess the land.”
“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after justice, for they shall have their fill. Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the clean of heart, for they shall see God.”
“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God. Blessed are those who suffer persecution for justice’s sake, for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven. Blessed are you, when they shall revile you, and persecute you, and speak all that is evil against you, untruthfully, for My sake, be glad and rejoice, for your reward is very great in Heaven.”