Votive Mass of the Passion of Our Lord

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It is customary in some places to offer the Votive Mass of the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ or to keep the Commemoration of the Passion on the Tuesday After Sexagesima.


The Lord Jesus Christ humbled Himself unto death,
even the death of the cross;
wherefore God also exalted Him
and hath given Him a name which is above every name.
Ps. The mercies of the Lord I will sing forever:
to generation and generation.
V. Glory be to the Father.


Almighty, everlasting God,
by whose ordinance our Saviour took flesh
and suffered crucifixion,
so that mankind might imitate the example of His humility;
graciously grant,
that with the lesson of His patience before us,
we who solemnly commemorate His Passion
may be found worthy to share in His resurrection.
Through the same.

From the Epistle (Zacharias 12:10-11; 13; 6-7)

In that day there shall be a great lamentation in Jerusalem,
and it shall be said:
What are these wounds in the midst of Thy hands?
And He shall say:
With these was I wounded in the house of them that loved me.

Gradual (Ps 68:21-22)

My heart hath expected reproach and misery:
and I looked for one that would grieve together with Me,
and there was none:
I sought one that would comfort Me and I found none.
V. They gave me gall for my food,
and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.

Tract (Is 53:4-5)

Surely He hath borne our infirmities,
and carried our sorrows.
V. And we have thought of Him as it were a leper,
and as one struck by God and afflicted.
V. But He was wounded for our iniquities,
He was bruised for our sins.
V. The chastisement of our peace was upon Him:
and by His bruises we are healed.

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About Dom Mark

Dom Mark Daniel Kirby is Conventual Prior of Silverstream Priory in Stamullen, County Meath, Ireland. The ecclesial mandate of his Benedictine community is the adoration of the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar in a spirit of reparation, and in intercession for the sanctification of priests.

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