Prologue (Saint John 1.1-14)
Learn the Last
Gospel Reading Concluding the Tridentine Mass
to the Prayer as you read it
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you ever wondered what prayer the priest utters at the
very end of the Tridentine Latin Mass often called
the Second Gospel?
Now you can
prayer it with him in your hearts at the conclusion of the
Most Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.
to the audio file
follow the very first chapter of the Gospel according to
Saint John printed below as the priest prays one of the
most widely recognized verses in the Bible.
principio erat Verbum et Verbum erat apud Deum
et Deus erat Verbum. Hoc erat in principio apud
Deum. Omnia per Ipsum facta sunt, et sine Ipso
factum est nihil quod factum est. In Ipso vita
erat, et vita erat Lux hominum. Et Lux in tenebris
lucet et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt.
Fuit homo missus a Deo cui nomen erat Iohannes.
Hic venit in testimonium ut testimonium perhiberet
de lumine ut omnes crederent per Illum. Non
erat ille lux, sed ut testimonium perhiberet
de lumine. Erat lux vera quae illuminat omnem
hominem venientem in mundum. In mundo erat,
et mundus per ipsum factus est, et mundus eum
In propria venit et sui eum non receperunt.
Quotquot autem receperunt eum dedit eis potestatem
filios Dei, fieri his qui credunt in nomine
Eius. Qui non ex sanguinibus, neque ex voluntate
carnis, neque ex voluntate viri, sed ex Deo
(All kneel at
CARO FACTUM EST,
et vidimus gloriam eius, gloriam quasi unigeniti
a Patre, plenum gratiae et veritatis.
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the beginning was the Word, and the Word was
with God, and the Word was God. The same was
in the beginning with God. All things were made
by Him: and without Him was made nothing that
was made. In Him was life, and the life was
the light of men. And the Light shineth in darkness,
and the darkness did not comprehend it.
There was a man sent from God, whose name was
John. This man came for a witness, to give testimony
of the Light, that all men might believe through
Him. He was not the Light, but was to give testimony
of the Light. That was the true Light, which
enlighteneth every man that cometh into this
world. He was in the world, and the world was
made by Him, and the world knew Him not.
He came unto His own, and His own received Him
not. But as many as received Him, He gave them
power to be made the sons of God, to them that
believe in His name. Who are born, not of blood,
nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will
of man, but of God.
(here all kneel)
AND THE WORD WAS MADE FLESH
AND DWELT AMONG US,
and we saw His glory, the glory as it were of
the Only Begotten of the Father, full of grace
(St. John 1.1-14)
Thanks be to God.
Thanks be to God.
Totally Faithful to the
Sacred Deposit of Faith entrusted
to the Holy See in Rome
opera tua ... quia modicum habes virtutem, et
servasti verbum Meum, nec non negasti Nomen
know your works ... that you have but little
power, and yet you have kept My word, and have
not denied My Name.
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