Liturgical Colour : Violet
Psalm 117 : 16, 17
Dextera Domini fecit virtutem, dextera Domini exaltavit me : non moriar, sed vivam, et narrabo opera Domini.
The right hand of the Lord had wrought strength, the right hand of the Lord had exalted me. I shall not die, but live, and shall declare the works of the Lord
Secret Prayer of the Priest
Ipse Tibi, quaesumus, Domine Sancte, Pater omnipotens, aeterne Deus, sacrificium nostrum reddat acceptum, qui discipulis Suis in Sui commemorationem hoc fieri hodierna traditione monstravit, Jesus Christus Filius Tuus, Dominus noster, Qui Tecum vivis et regnas in unitate Spiritus Sancti Deus, per omnia saecula saeculorum. Amen.
We beseech You, o Holy Lord, Almighty Father, Eternal God, that He may render our sacrifice acceptable to You, Who, by giving it to His disciples on this day, taught them that it is done in commemoration of Him, Jesus Christ, Your Son, Our Lord who with You lives and reigns in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, world without end. Amen.
Preface of the Holy Cross
Vere dignum et justum est, aequum et salutare, nos tibi semper et ubique gratias agere : Domine, Sancte Pater omnipotens, aeterne Deus : Qui salutem humani generis in ligno Crucis constituisti : ut, unde mors oriebatur, inde vita resurgeret : et, qui in ligno vincebat, in ligno quoque vinceretur : per Christum, Dominum nostrum. Per quem majestatem Tuam laudant Angeli, adorant Dominationes, tremunt Potestates. Caeli caelorumque Virtutes ac beata Seraphim socia exsultatione concelebrant. Cum quibus et nostras voces ut admitti jubeas, deprecamur, supplici confessione dicentes :
It is truly meet and just, right and profitable for us, at all times, and in all places, to give thanks to You, o holy Lord, Father Almighty, eternal God, who had established the salvation of mankind in the wood of the Cross, that from where death into the world, from there a new life might spring, and that he who by a tree overcome, by a tree too might be overthrown. Through Christ our Lord, through whom the angels praise, the Dominations adore, the Powers, trembling with awe and worship Your majesty, which the heavens, and the forces of heaven, together with the blessed Seraphim joyfully magnify You. And You do command that it is to be permitted in our lowliness to join with them in confessing You and repeat unceasingly :
John 13 : 12, 13, 15
Dominus Jesus, postquam cenavit cum discipulis Suis, lavit pedes eorum, et ait illis : Scitis, quid fecerim vobis Ego, Dominus et Magister? Exemplum dedi vobis, ut et vos ita faciatis.
The Lord Jesus, after He had eaten supper with His disciples, washed their feet, and said to them, ‘Do you know what I, your Lord and Master, have done for you? I have given you an example, that you should do also.’
Refecti vitalibus alimentis, quaesumus, Domine, Deus noster : ut, quod tempore nostrae mortalitatis exsequimur, immortalitalis Tuae munere consequamur. Per Dominum nostrum Jesum Christum Filium Tuum, Qui Tecum vivis et regnas in unitate Spiritus Sancti Deus, per omnia saecula saeculorum. Amen.
Refreshed with life-giving nourishment, we beseech You, o Lord, our God, that what we perform in the time of our mortality, we may attain by the gift of Your immortality. 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.