Liturgical Colour : Purple/Violet or White (Bishops)
Psalm 117 : 1 and 8-9, 19-21, 25-27a
Alleluia! Give thanks to YHVH, for He is good, His loving kindness endures forever. It is better to take refuge in YHVH than to trust in the help of humans. It is better to take refuge in YHVH than to trust in the might of princes.
Open to me the gates of the Just, and let me enter to give thanks. This is YHVH’s gate, through which the upright enter. I thank You for having answered me, for having rescued me.
Save us, o YHVH, deliver us, o YHVH! Blessed is He Who comes in YHVH’s Name! We praise You from the house of YHVH. YHVH is God; may His light shine upon us.
Liturgical Colour : Green or Red (Martyrs) or White (Abbots)
Psalm 118 : 14, 24, 72, 103, 111, 131
I delight in following Your laws, more so than in all riches.
Your laws are my delight, my counsellors who uphold me.
Your law is more precious to me than heaps of silver and gold.
How sweet are Your promises to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
Your statutes are my heritage forever, they are the joy of my heart.
I gasp in ardent yearning for Your commandments that I love.
Liturgical Colour : Green or White (Saints and Holy Virgins)
Psalm 118 : 1, 2, 10, 11, 17, 18
Blessed are they whose ways are upright, who follow the law of the Lord.
Blessed are they who treasure His word and seek Him with all their heart.
I seek You with my whole heart; let me not stray from Your commands.
In my heart I have kept Your word, that I may not sin against my Lord.
Be kind to Your servant, that I may live to follow Your word.
Open my eyes that I may see the marvellous truths in Your law.
Liturgical Colour : Green or White (Religious and Holy Virgins)
Psalm 118 : 41, 43, 44, 45, 47, 48
Give me Your unfailing love, o YHVH; Your salvation, as You have promised.
Take not the word of truth from my mouth, for I would also lose my hope in Your word.
May I always keep Your word, for ever and ever.
I shall walk in freedom, having sought out Your laws.
For I delight in Your word, which I fear.
I will lift up my hands to You, and meditate on Your commandments.
Liturgical Colour : Green or White (Priests or Saturday Mass of Our Lady)
Psalm 118 : 66, 71, 75, 91, 125, 130
Give me knowledge and good judgment, for I trust in Your commands.
It is good for me to have been afflicted, for I have deeply learnt Your statutes.
I know, o YHVH, that Your laws are just; and there is justice in my affliction.
Your ordinances last to this day, for all things are made to serve You.
Give me knowledge; I am Your servant, who desires to understand Your statutes.
As Your words unfold, light is shed, and the simple-hearted understand.
Liturgical Colour : Green or Red (Martyrs)
Psalm 118 : 29, 72, 89, 101, 104, 163
Keep me away from deceitful paths; be gracious and teach me Your Law.
Your Law is more precious to me than heaps of silver and gold.
O YHVH, Your word stands forever, firmly fixed in the heavens.
I turn my feet from evil paths, that I may keep step with Your word.
Your precepts have given me knowledge, and I hate all that is false.
I hate and abhor falsehood, but I love Your Law.
Liturgical Colour : Green
Psalm 118 : 1, 27, 30, 34, 35, 44
Blessed are they whose ways are upright, who follow the Law of YHVH.
Explain to me all Your ordinances, and I will meditate on Your wondrous deeds.
I have chosen the way of truth; I have set my heart upon Your laws.
Give me understanding, that I may observe Your Law with all my heart.
Guide me in obeying Your instructions, for my pleasure lies in them.
May I always keep Your word, forever and ever.