St. Timothy, who is the best-known disciple of St. Paul, was bishop of Ephesus in Asia Minor. He was stoned to death by pagans A.D. 97.
|INTROIT ¤ Eccles. 45. 30.|
|Statuit ei Dominus testamentum pacis, et principem fecit eum: ut sit illi sacerdotii dignitas in aeternum. -- Memento, Domine, David: et omnis mansuetudinis eius. V.: Gloria Patri et Filii et Spiritu Sancti. Sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper, et in saecula saeculorum. Amen. Statuit ei Dominus testamentum pacis, et principem fecit eum: ut sit illi sacerdotii dignitas in aeternum.||The Lord made to him a covenant of peace, and made him a prince: that the dignity of the priesthood should be to him forever. -- (Ps. 131. 1). O Lord, remember David: and all his meekness. V.: Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. The Lord made to him a covenant of peace, and made him a prince: that the dignity of the priesthood should be to him forever.|
|Infirmitatem nostram respice, omnipotens Deus: et quia pondus propriae actionis gravat, beati Timothei Martyris tui atque Pontificis intercessio gloriosa nos protegat. Per Dominum nostrum, Iesum Christum, Filium tuum, qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti, Deus, per omnia saecula saeculorum.||Look down on our weakness, almighty God; and since the weight of our own deeds bears us down, may the glorious intercession of blessed Timothy, Thy Bishop and Martyr, protect us. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who with Thee liveth and reigneth in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end.|
|EPISTLE ¤ Timothy 6. 11-16.
Lesson from the Epistle of Blessed Paul the Apostle to Timothy.
Lectio Epistolae beati Pauli Apostoli ad Timotheum.
[St. Paul writes to his beloved Timothy to instruct him in his duties.]
|Carissimi: Sectare iustitiam, pietatem, fidem, caritatem, patientiam, mansuetudinem. Certa bonum certamen fidei, apprehende vitam aeternam, in qua vocatus es, et confessus bonam confessionem coram multis testibus. Praecipio tibi coram Deo, qui vivificat omnia, et Christo Iesu, qui testimonium reddidit sub Pontio Pilato, bonam confessionem, ut serves mandatum sine macula, irreprehensibile usque in adventum Domini nostri Iesu Christi, quem suis temporibus ostendet beatus et solus potens, Rex regum, et Dominus dominantium: qui solus habet immortalitatem, et lucem inhabitat inaccessibilem : quem nullus hominum vidit, sed nec videre potest: cui honor, et imperium sempiternum. Amen.||Dearly beloved, Follow after justice, godliness, faith, charity, patience, mildness. Fight the good fight of faith: lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art called, and hast confessed a good confession before many witnesses. I charge thee before God, who quickeneth all things, and before Christ Jesus, who gave testimony under Pontius Pilate, a good confession, that thou keep the commandment without spot, blameless, unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, which in his times he shall show who is the Blessed and only Mighty, the King of kings, and Lord of lords; Who only hath immortality, and inhabiteth light inaccessible, whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and empire everlasting. Amen.|
|GRADUAL ¤ Ps. 88. 21-23.|
| Inveni David servum meum, oleo sancto meo unxi eum: manus enim mea auxiliabitur ei, et brachium meum confortabit eum. V.: Nihil proficiet inimicus in eo, et filius iniquitatis non nocebit ei.
Alleluia, alleluia. V.: Tu es sacerdos in aeternum, secundum ordinem Melchisedech. Alleluia.
| I have found David, My servant: with My holy oil I have anointed him: for My hand shall help him, and My arm shall strengthen him. V.: The enemy shall have no advantage over him, nor the son of iniquity have power to hurt him.
Alleluia, alleluia. V.: Thou art a priest for ever, according to the order of Melchisedech. Alleluia.
|After Septuagesima the Alleluia and the Verse Tu es sacerdos . . . are omitted and the following is said instead:|
|TRACT ¤ Ps. 20. 3, 4.|
|Desiderium animae eius tribuisti ei: et voluntate labiorum eius non fraudisti eum. V.: Quoniam praevenisti eum in benedictionibus dulcedinis. V.: Posuisti in capite eius coronam de lapide pretioso.||Thou hast given him his heart's desire; and hast not withholden from him the will of his lips. V.: For Thou hast prevented him with blessings of sweetness. V.: Thou hast set on his head a crown of precious stones.|
|GOSPEL ¤ Luke. 14. 26-33.
Continuation of the holy Gospel according to St. Luke.
Sequentia sancti Evangelii secundum Lucam.
[The necessity of renouncing all to follow Christ. The martyr carries his cross.]
|In illo tempore: Dixit Iesus discipulis suis: Si quis venit ad me, et non odit patrem suum, et matrem, et uxorem, et filios, et fratres, et sorores, adhuc autem et animam suam, non potest meus esse discipulus. Et qui non baiulat crucem suam, et venit post me, non potest meus esse discipulus. Quis enim ex vobis volens turrim aedificare, non prius sedens computat sumptus, qui necessarii sunt, si habeat ad perficiendum, ne, posteaquam posuerit fundamentum, et non potuerit perficere, omnes qui vident, incipiant illudere ei, dicentes: Quia hic homo caepit aedificare, et non potuit consummare? Aut quis rex iturus committere bellum adversus alium regem, non sedens prius cogitat, si possit cum decem millibus occurrere ei, qui cum viginti millibus venit ad se? Alioquin adhuc illo longe agente, legationem mittens rogat ea quae pacis sunt. Sic ergo omnis ex vobis, qui non renuntiat omnibus quae possidet, non potest meus esse discipulus.||At that time, Jesus said to His disciples: If any man come to Me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea and his own life also, He cannot be my disciple. And whosoever doth not carry his cross and come after Me, cannot be my disciple. For which of you having a mind to build a tower, doth not first sit down, and reckon the charges that are necessary, whether he have wherewithal to finish it: lest, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that see it begin to mock him, saying: This man began to build, and was not able to finish. Or what king, about to go to make war against another king, doth not first sit down, and think whether he be able, with ten thousand, to meet him that, with twenty thousand, cometh against him? Or else, whilst the other is yet afar off, sending an embassy, he desireth conditions of peace. So likewise every one of you that doth not renounce all that he possesseth, cannot be My disciple.|
|OFFERTORY ¤ Ps. 88. 25.|
|Veritas mea, et misericordia mea cum ipso: et in nomine meo exaltabitur cornu eius.||My truth and My mercy shall be with him: and in My Name shall his horn be exalted.|
|Hostias tibi, Domine, beati Timothei Martyris tui atque Pontificis dicatas meritis, benignus assume: et ad perpetuum nobis tribue provenire subsidium. Per Dominum nostrum, Iesum Christum, Filium tuum, qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti, Deus, per omnia saecula saeculorum.||Graciously receive, O Lord, the sacrifice offered to Thee by the merits of blessed Timothy, Thy Martyr and Bishop, and grant that it may be to us an unfailing help. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end.|
The Common Preface
|Vere dignum et justum est, aequum et salutare, nos tibi semper, et ubique gratias agere: Domine sancte, Pater omnipotens, aeterne Deus: per Christum Dominum nostrum. Per quem majestatem tuam laudant Angeli, adorant Dominationes, tremunt Potestates. Coeli, coelorumque 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 for our salvation, that we should at all times, and in all places, give thanks unto Thee, O holy Lord, Father almighty, everlasting God, through Christ our Lord. Through whom the Angels praise Thy Majesty, the Dominations worship it, the Powers stand in awe. The heavens and the heavenly hosts together with the blessed Seraphim in triumphant chorus unite to celebrate it. Together with them, we entreat Thee, that Thou mayest bid our voices also to be admitted, while we say in lowly praise:|
|COMMUNION ¤ Ps. 88. 36-38.|
|Semel iuravi in sancto meo: semen eius in aeternum manebit: et sedes eius sicut sol in conspectu meo, et sicut luna perfecta in aeternum, et testis in coelo fidelis.||Once I have sworn by My holiness: his seed shall endure for ever; and his throne as the sun before Me, and as the moon perfect for ever: and a faithful witness in heaven.|
|Refecti participatione muneris sacri, quaesumus Domine Deus noster: ut cuius exsequimur cultum, intercedente beato Timotheo Martyre tuo atque Pontifice, sentiamus effectum. Per Dominum nostrum Iesum Christum, Filium tuum, qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti Deus, per omnia saecula saeculorum.||We, who are refreshed by partaking of Thy holy Gift, beseech Thee, O Lord, our God, that through the intercession of blessed Timothy, Thy Martyr and Bishop, we may experience fruits of that which we worship. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who with Thee liveth and reigneth in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end.|