The Johannine Prologue (St. John 1.1-14)
Learn the Last Gospel Reading Concluding the Tridentine
Listen to the Prayer as you read it
Have 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.
Listen to the audio file
below and 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 non cognovit.
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 nati sunt. (All kneel at the following)
CARO FACTUM EST,
et habitavit in
et vidimus gloriam eius, gloriam quasi unigeniti a Patre, plenum
gratiae et veritatis.
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"In 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)
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
and truth." (St. John 1.1-14)
Thanks be to God.
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