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Tuesday Morning – Pentecost Octave


Part 1. From the Roman Breviary and Roman Missal




O Lord, open my lips.
And my mouth shall proclaim Your praise.

O God, come to my assistance,
O Lord, make haste to help me.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be,
world without end. Amen.



Acclamations For Reflection


During Pentecost the morning reflections are beautiful proclamations from the Bible (as used in the Roman Breviary and Roman Missal — 1962.)

Spending a moment to reflect on one or more of these prepares us to praise God using the psalms of the day, which follow.


Come, let us sing joyfully to the Lord; let us acclaim the rock of our salvation. Let us greet Him with thanksgiving; let us joyfully sing psalms to Him.

  • Receive the joy of Your glory: giving thanks to God, Who has called you to the heavenly kingdom, Halleluia, Halleluia, Halleluia.
  • Hearken, My people, to My teaching: incline your ears to the words of My mouth. Halleluia.


  • The Lord opened the doors of heaven; He rained manna upon them for food and gave them heavenly bread. The bread of the angels was eaten by men, Halleluia.
  • Halleluia, Halleluia. The Holy Spirit will teach you whatever I have said to you. Halleluia.


  • The Spirit Who proceeds from the Father: He will glorify Me, Halleluia, Halleluia.

From Psalm 36 [37]

Encouragement to Trust God’s Justice


Be not incensed because of evildoers, nor envious of those who work iniquity;

For like grass they will soon wither and like green herbs they will fade.

Hope in the Lord and do good, that you may dwell in the land and enjoy security.

Seek your delight in the Lord and he will grant you your heart’s desire.

Entrust your life to the Lord, hope in him and he will act.

And he will make your goodness shine like the light; and the justice of your cause shine as the noonday.

Rest in the Lord, and hope in him. Be not incensed because of him who prospers in his undertakings, because of one who plots evil things.

Refrain from anger and put aside wrath; be not incensed, lest you do evil.

For evildoers shall be destroyed, but they who hope in the Lord shall possess the land…


Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.

As it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.



Reading — St. John 10: 1 — 10


In his commentary on this Gospel, St. Augustine, who had studied so many philosophers,
finds words that are quite his own to remind us that, if many lay claim to the role of shepherd,
there is only one Shepherd who can give life because He is Himself the eternal life of His sheep.


At that time, Jesus said to the Pharisees: “Amen, amen. I say to you, he who enters not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbs up another way, is a thief and a robber. But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. To this man the gatekeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them forth. And when he has let out his own sheep, he goes before them; and the sheep follow him because they know his voice. But a stranger they will not follow, but will flee from him because they do not know the voice of strangers.” This parable Jesus spoke to them, but they did not understand what He was saying to them. Again, therefore, Jesus said to them, “Amen, amen, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. All whoever have come are thieves and robbers; but the sheep have not heard them. I am the door. If anyone enter by Me he shall be safe, and shall go in and out, and shall find pastures. The thief comes only to steal and slay and destroy. I came that they may have life, and have it more abundantly.”


Alternative Readings

Old Testament The Gospels Epistles of St. Paul Other Epistles

Hymn for Morning


It is fitting indeed and just, right and helpful to salvation for us always and everywhere to give thanks to You, O Holy Lord, Father Almighty, Everlasting God; through Christ our Lord. Who ascending above all the heavens, and sitting at Your right hand, on this day sent forth the Holy Spirit, as He had promised, on the children of adoption. Wherefore does the whole world rejoice with exceeding great joy; and the hosts above and the angelic powers also join in singing a hymn to Your glory, saying again and again: Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of Hosts. Heaven and earth are filled with Your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is He Who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.


Zackary’s Hymn of Praise — St. Luke 1: 68 — 79


St. Luke records (Luke 1: 67) that the father of John the Baptist, eight days after the birth of his son, “filled with the Holy Spirit’, uttered this prophecy, which has remained a daily prayer for Christians.


“I am the door,” says the Lord. “If anyone enters by Me, he shall be safe, and shall find pastures, Halleluia.”


Blessed be to the Lord, the God of Israel, because he has visited and wrought redemption for his people,

And has raised up a horn # of salvation for us in the house of David his servant,

As he promised through the mouths of his holy ones the prophets from of old;

Salvation from our enemies and from the hands of all our foes

He has fulfilled his kindness to all our fathers and been mindful of his holy covenant.

In the Oath to Abraham our father, by which he swore to grant us that, delivered from the hands of our enemies, we should serve him without fear.

In holiness and justice before him all our days. – the Lord, the God of Israel, because he has visited and wrought redemption for his people.


And you, O child, shall be called the prophet of the Most High; for you will go before the Lord to prepare his ways,

To give his people knowledge of salvation through forgiveness of their sins,

Because of the compassionate kindness of our God with which the Orient from on high will visit us,

To shine on those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.


Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

As it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.


# “Horn of salvation.”

Horn refers originally to the power of an ox. It came to be applied to people and here, to the royal saving power of the messiah.


Repeat the appointed antiphon of the day.


The Lord’s Prayer



Our Father who art in heaven
Hallowed be thy name
Thy kingdom come
Thy will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
And forgive us our trespasses
As we forgive those who trespass against us;
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.




Our Father, in heaven,
Hallowed be Your Name,
Your Kingdom come,
Your will be done,
On earth as in heaven,
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial,
and deliver us from evil.





We implore You, O Lord, let the power of the Holy Spirit be always with us; let it mercifully purify our hearts, and safeguard us from all harm. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, Who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, world without end. Amen.




V. Our help is in the Name of the Lord.

R. Who made heaven and earth.


May the all powerful
and merciful Lord, Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
bless and preserve us.


Part 2. Devotions During Ordinary Time | Part 3. The Angelus

Part 4. Prayers For Protection