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Holy Thursday of the Lord's Supper [The Evening Mass] (ABC)

Liturgical Color: White

Themes: eucharist, glory, salvation, service, humility, love

Entrance Antiphon [Introit]:

We should glory in the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ,
in whom is our salvation, life and resurrection,
through whom we are saved and delivered. Galatians 6:14 [Roman Missal]
See CNP's We Should Glory (Nos oportet gloriari)

Nos autem gloriari oportet, in cruce Domini nostri Iesu Christi: in quo est salus, vita, et resurrectio nostra: per quem salvati, et liberati sumus.

  1. Ps. Deus misereatur nostri, et benedicat nobis: illuminet vultum suum super nos, et misereatur nostri.
  2. Ps. Ut cognoscamus in terra viam tuam: in omnibus gentibus salutare tuam.
  3. Ps. Confiteantur tibi populi, Deus: confiteantur tibi populi omnes. [Graduale Romanum, p.162]

Nos autem gloriari oportet, in cruce Domini nostri Iesu Christi: in quo est salus, vita, et resurrectio nostra: per quem salvati, et liberati sumus.
Ps. Deus misereatur nostri, et benedicat nobis: illuminet vultum suum super nos, et misereatur nostri. [Gregorian Missal, p.286]

Nos autem gloriari oportet, in cruce Domini nostri Iesu Christi. [Graduale simplex, p.129]
Verses of Psalm 67 can also be sung between repetitions of the antiphon.

Reception of the Holy Oils:

Presenter of the Oil of the Sick:
The oil of the sick.
Priest:
May the sick who are anointed with this oil experience the compassion of Christ and his saving love, in body and soul.
The people may respond:
Blessed be God forever.
Presenter of the Oil of Catechumens:
The oil of catechumens.
Priest:
Through anointing with this oil may our catechumens who are preparing to receive the savings waters of baptism be strengthened by Christ to resist the power of Satan and reject evil in all its forms.
The people may respond:
Blessed be God forever.
Presenter of the Holy Chrism:
The holy Chrism.
Priest:
Through anointing with this perfumed Chrism may children and adults, who are baptized and confirmed, and presbyters, who are ordained, experience the gracious gift of the Holy Spirit.
The people may respond:
Blessed be God forever.

During the singing of the Gloria the church bells are rung and then remain silent until the Easter Vigil.

Collect:

O God, who have called us to participate
in this most sacred Supper,
in which your Only Begotten Son,

when about to hand himself over to death,
entrusted to the Church a sacrifice new for all eternity,
the banquet of his love,

grant, we pray,
that we may draw from so great a mystery,
the fullness of charity and of life.

Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Ho-ly Spirit,
one God, for ev-er and ev-er. A-men.

Lectionary Readings:

  • Exodus 12:1-8,11-14 [It is the Lord's Passover. /v.11]
  • Psalm 116:12-13 / 15-16bc / 17-18 [R. Our blessing-cup is a communion with the Blood of Christ. See I Cor 10:16]
    See CNP's Responsorial Psalms and Gospel Acclamations for Holy Week
  • I Corinthians 11:23-26 [For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until He comes. /v.26]
  • Gospel Verse: Jn 13:34 [I give you a new commandment, says the Lord: love one another as I have loved you.]
    See CNP's I Give You a New Commandment
  • John 13:1-15 [I gave you an example that you also should do as I did to you. /v.15]
    See CNP's Book of Sung Gospels - 4th Edition

Antiphons during the Washing of Feet:

  1. After the Lord had risen from supper,
    he poured water into a basin
    and began to wash the feet of his disciples:
    he left them this example. See John 13:4,5,15
  2. The Lord Jesus, after eating 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 and example, that you should do likewise. See John 13:12,13,15
  3. Lord, are you to wash my feet? Jesus said to him in answer:
    If I do not wash your feet, you will have no share with me.
    V. So he came to Simon Peter and Peter said to him:
    Lord, are you to wash my feet?
    V. What I am doing, you do not know for now
    but later you will come to know.
    Lord, are you to wash my feet? John 13:6-8]
  4. If I, your Lord and Master, have washed you feet,
    how much more should you wash each other's feet? John 13:14
  5. This is how all will know that you are my disciples:
    if you have love for one another.
    V. Jesus said to his disciples:
    This is how all will know that you are my disciples:
    if you have love for one another. John 13:35
  6. I give you a new commandment:
    that you love one another
    as I have loved you, says the Lord. John 13:34
    See CNP's I Give You a New Commandment
  7. Let faith, hope, and charity, these three, remain among you,
    but the greatest of these is charity. I Corinthians 13:13
  1. Postquam surrexit Dominus a cena, misit aquam in pelvim, coepit lavare pedes discipulorum: hoc exemplum reliquit eis. [Graduale Romanum, p.164] [Gregorian Missal, p.290]
  2. Dominus Iesus, 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. [Graduale Romanum, p.165] [Gregorian Missal, p.290]
  3. Domine, tu mihi lavas pedes? Respondit Iesus, et dixit ei: Si non lavero tibi pedes, non habebis partem mecum.
    V. Venit ergo ad Simonem Petrum, et dixit ei Petrus.
    V. Quod ego facio, tu nescis modo: scies autem pastea. [Graduale Romanum, p.165] [Gregorian Missal, p.291]
  4. Si ego Dominus et Magister vester lavi vobis pedes: quanto magis vos debetis alter alterius lavare pedes? [Graduale Romanum, p.166] [Gregorian Missal, p.291]
  5. In hoc cognoscent omnes, quia mei estis discipuli, si dilectionem habueritis ad invicem.
    V. Dixit Iesus discipulis suis. [Graduale Romanum, p.166] [Gregorian Missal, p.292]
  6. Mandatum novum do vobis: ut diligatis invicem, sicut dilexi vos, dicit Dominus. [Graduale Romanum, p.167] [Gregorian Missal, p.292]
  7. Maneant in vobis fides, spes, caritas, tria haec: maior autem horum est caritas.
    V. Nunc autem manent fides, spes, caritas, tria haec: maior autem horum est caritas. [Graduale Romanum, p.167] [Gregorian Missal, p.293]
  1. Mandatum novum do vobis: ut diligatis invicem, sicut dilexi vos, dicit Dominus. [Graduale simplex, p.132]
    Verses of Psalm 119 can also be sung between repetitions of this antiphon.

Offertory Hymn:

  • Ant. Where true charity is dwelling, God is present there.
    • By the love of Christ we have been brought together:
    • let us find in him our gladness and our pleasure;
    • may we love him and revere him, God the living,
    • and in love respect each other with sincere hearts.
  • Ant. Where true charity is dwelling, God is present there.
    • So when we as one are gathered all together,
    • let us strive to keep our minds free of division;
    • may there be an end to malice, strife and quarrels,
    • and let Christ our God be dwelling here among us.
  • Ant. Where true charity is dwelling, God is present there.
    • May your face thus be our vision, bright in glory,
    • Christ our God, with all the blessed Saints in heaven:
    • such delight is pure and faultless, joy unbounded,
    • which endures through countless ages world without end. Amen. [Roman Missal]

Ubi caritas et amor [Graduale Romanum, p.168]

Ubi caritas et amor [Gregorian Missal, p.293]

Ubi caritas et amor [Graduale simplex, p.133]

Ubi caritas et amor [CNP's Booklet of Chant 3]

There are many other English translations of this Latin text.

Prayer over the Offerings:

Grant us, O Lord, we pray,
that we may participate worthily in these myste- ries,

for whenever the memorial of this sacrifice is celebrated
the work of our redemption is ac-com- plished.

Through Christ our Lord. A-men.

Preface I of the Most Holy Eucharist: [The Sacrifice and the Sacrament of Christ]

It is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation,
always and everywhere to give you thanks,
Lord, holy Father, almighty and eternal God,
through Christ our Lord.

For he is the true and eternal Priest,
who instituted the pattern of an everlasting sacrifice
and was the first to offer himself as the saving Victim,
commanding us to make this offering as his memorial.
As we eat his flesh that was sacrificed for us,
we are made strong,
and, as we drink his Blood that was poured out for us,
we are washed clean.

And so, with Angels and Archangels,
with Thrones and Dominions,
and with all the hosts and Powers of heaven,
we sing the hymn of your glory,
as without end we acclaim:

Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts…

Communion Antiphon:

This is the Body that will be given up for you;
this is the Chalice of the new covenant in my Blood, says the Lord;
do this, whenever you receive it, in memory of me. I Cor 11:24-25 [Roman Missal]

Hoc corpus, quod pro vobis tradetur: hic calix novi testamenti est in meo sanguine, dicit Dominus: hoc facite, quotiescumque sumitis, in meam commemorationem.  I Corinthians 11:24-25 [Graduale Romanum, p.170]
Psalm 23:1-2a,2b-3a,3b,4ab,4cd,5ab,5cd,6ab or Psalm 116 can also be sung between repetitions of this antiphon.

Hoc corpus, quod pro vobis tradetur: hic calix novi testamenti est in meo sanguine, dicit Dominus: hoc facite, quotiescumque sumitis, in meam commemorationem.  I Corinthians 11:24-25 [Gregorian Missal, p.297]

Calicem salutaris accipiam, et nomen Domini invocabo. [Graduale simplex, p.135]
Verses of Psalm 116 can also be sung between repetitions of this antiphon.

Prayer after Communion:

Grant, almighty God,
that just as we are renewed
by the Supper of your Son in this present age,

so we may enjoy his banquet for all e- ter-ni- ty.

Who lives and reigns for ev-er and ev-er. A-men.

Hymn during the Transfer of the Most Blessed Sacrament:

Pange lingua gloriosi  suggested in Roman Missal

Pange lingua gloriosi [Graduale Romanum, p.170]

Pange lingua gloriosi [Gregorian Missal, p.298]

Pange lingua gloriosi [Graduale simplex, p.137]

Pange lingua gloriosi [CNP's Booklet of Chant 3]

There are many English translations of the Latin text, for example:
Praise we Christ's immortal body...

** An official, approved English translation of the Offertory Antiphon has never been published. The offertory antiphon used here is from the New American Bible, a Scripture translation approved for liturgical use in the United States.

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