INTROIT (Apoc. 5:12, 1:6)
is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive powers and divinity and wisdom
and strength and honor. To Him belong glory and dominion forever and
Ps. 1. Give to the King, O God, Thy judgment, and to the King's Son Thy justice.V. Glory be . . .
Almighty and everlasting God, who has willed to restore all things in
Thy beloved Son, the King of all creation, mercifully grant that all the
families of nations scattered by the wound of sin may become subject to
His most gentle rule. Who liveth and reigneth in the unity of the Holy
Ghost, God, world without end.
EPISTLE (Col. 1:12-20)
Giving thanks to God the Father, who hath made us worthy to be
partakers of the lot of the saints in light: Who hath delivered us from
the power of darkness and hath translated us into the kingdom of the Son
of his love, In whom we have redemption through his blood, the
remission of sins: Who
is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: For
in him were all things created in heaven and on earth, visible and
invisible, whether thrones, or dominations, or principalities, or
powers. All things were created by him and in him. And he is before all:
and by him all things consist. And he is the head of the body, the
church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all
things he may hold the primacy: Because in him, it hath well pleased the
Father that all fullness should dwell: And through him to reconcile all
things unto himself, making peace through the blood of his cross, both
as to the things that are on earth and the things that are in heaven.
GRADUAL (Ps. 71:8, 11)
He shall rule from sea to sea, and from the river to the ends of the earth.
V. And all kings of the earth shall adore Him, and all nations shall serve Him.
Alleluia, alleluia! V. (Dan. 7:14)
His power is an everlasting power which shall not be taken away; and His kingdom one that shall not be destroyed. Alleluia!
GOSPEL (St. John 18:33-37)
that time, Pilate therefore went into the hall again and called Jesus
and said to him: "Art thou the king of the Jews?" Jesus answered:"Sayest thou this thing of thyself, or have others told it thee of me?"Pilate
answered: "Am I a Jew? Thy own nation and the chief priests have
delivered thee up to me. What hast thou done?" Jesus answered: "My
kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my
servants would certainly strive that I should not be delivered to the
Jews: but now my kingdom is not from hence." Pilate therefore said to him: "Art thou a king then?" Jesus answered: "Thou
sayest that I am a king. For this was I born, and for this came I into
the world; that I should give testimony to the truth. Every one that is
of the truth heareth my voice."
OFFERTORY ANTIPHON (Ps. 2:8)
Ask of Me, and I will give Thee the Gentiles for Thy inheritance, and the utmost parts of the earth for Thy possession.
Thee, O Lord, we present this Victim, offered for man's reconciliation.
Grant, we beseech Thee, that He whom we now immolate in this sacrifice
may Himself, Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord, grant to all nations the
gifts of unity and peace. Who with Thee liveth and reigneth in the unity
of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end.
COMMUNION ANTIPHON (Ps. 28:10, 11)
The Lord shall sit as King forever; the Lord will bless His people with peace.
received the food of immortality, we beseech Thee, O Lord, that we who
are proud to fight under the banners of Christ the King, may one day
reign in the eternally with Him in heaven. Who with Thee liveth and
reigneth in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end.