Tintoretto, c.1547. Museo del Prado, Madrid [Web Gallery of Art]
Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper
Readings (New American Bible: Philippines, USA)
Readings (Jerusalem Bible: Australia, England & Wales, India [optional], Ireland, New Zealand, Pakistan, Scotland, South Africa) [Readings for morning Mass of the Chrism included.]
Now before the festival of the Passover, Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart from this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end.
Antiphona ad introitum Cf. Galatians 6:14
Nos autem gloriári opórtet in cruce Dómini nostri Iesu Christi,
in quo est salus, vita et resurréctio nostra,
per quem salváti et liberáti sumus.
Entrance Antiphon Cf. Galatians 6:14
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.
The Last Supper (detail), Tintoretto, 1579-81
Scuola Grande di San Rocco, Venice [Web Gallery of Art]
Antiphona ad Communionem 1 Cor 11:24-25
Hoc Corpus, quod pro vobis tradétur:
hic calix novi testaménti est in meo Sánguine, dicit Dóminus;
hoc fácite, quotiescúmque súmitis, in meam commemoratiónem.
Communion Antiphon 1 Corinthians 11:24-25
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.
This hymn, written by St Thomas Aquinas for the Feast of Corpus Christi, is sung at the end of the Mass of the Lord's Supper as the Blessed Sacrament is taken in procession from the altar where the Mass has been celebrated to the Altar of Repose.