All Souls Day

Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite
For November 2nd
All Souls’ Day
INTROIT Eternal Rest give unto them, O
Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them.
– (Psalm) A hymn, O God, becometh Thee in
Sion; and a vow shall be paid to T hee in
Jerusalem: hear my prayer; all flesh shall
come to Thee. Eternal rest give unto them …
COLLECT O God, the Creator and
Redeemer of all the faithful: grant to the
souls of T hy servants and handmaidens the
remission of all their sins: that through pious
supplications, they may obtain that pardon
which they have always desired: Who livest
and reignest …
EPISTLE I. Corinthians 15. 51-57. Brethren:
Behold, I tell you a mystery: we shall indeed
rise again, but we shall not all be changed. In
a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the
last trumpet; for the trumpet shall sound, and
the dead shall rise again incorruptible, and
we shall be changed. For this corruptible
must put on incorruption, and this mortal
must put on immortality. And when this
mortal hath put on immortality, then shall
come to pass the saying that is written: Death
is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is
thy victory? O death, where is thy sting?
Now the sting of death is sin: and the
strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to
God, Who hath given us the victory through
our Lord Jesus Christ.
GRADUAL IV. Esdras 2. 34-35. Eternal rest
give unto them, O Lord; and let perpetual
light shine upon them. V. (Psalm 111.7.) The
just shall be in everlasting remembrance; he
shall not fear the evil hearing.
TRACT Absolve, O Lord, the souls of all the
faithful departed from every bond of sin. V.
And by the help of T hy grace may they be
enabled to escape the avenging judgment. V.
And enjoy the bliss of everlasting light.
SEQUENCE (See reverse side)
GOSPEL John 5. 25-29. At that time, Jesus
said to the multitudes of the Jews: Amen,
amen, I say unto you, that the hour
cometh, and now is, when the dead shall hear the
voice of the Son of God; and they that hear shall
live. For as the Father hath life in Himself, so He
hath given to the Son also to have life in Himself;
and He hath given Him power to do judgment,
because He is the Son of man. Wonder not at this,
for the hour cometh wherein all that are in the
graves shall hear the voice of the Son of God; and
they that have done good things shall come forth
unto the resurrection of life, but they that have
done evil, unto the resurrection of judgment.
O FFERTO RY O Lord Jesus Christ, King of
glory, deliver the souls of all the faithful departed
from the pains of hell and from the bottomless
pit: deliver them from the lion’s mouth, that hell
swallow them not up, that they fall not into
darkness, but let the standard-bearer holy Michael
lead them into that holy light; which T hou didst
promise of old to Abraham and to his seed. We
offer to Thee, O Lord, sacrifices and prayers: do
T hou receive them in behalf of those souls of
whom we make memorial this day. Grant them, O
Lord, to pass from death to that life which T hou
didst promise of old to Abraham and to his seed.
SECRET Mercifully regard, we beseech Thee, O
Lord, the Sacrifice which we offer T hee for the
souls of T hy servants and handmaidens: that to
those to whom Thou didst grant the favor of the
Christian Faith T hou wouldst also grant due
reward. T hrough our Lord …
Pre face of the De ad
COMMUNION May light eternal shine upon
them, O Lord, with Thy Saints for evermore: for
T hou art gracious. Eternal rest give to them, O
Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them:
With T hy Saints for evermore, for T hou art
POSTCOMMUNION May the prayer of T hy
suppliant people, we beseech Thee, O Lord, avail
the souls of Thy servants and handmaidens: that
T hou mayest deliver them from all their sins and
make them sharers in Thy Redemption. Who livest
and reignest . . .
Day of wrath and doom impending,
David’s word with Sibyl’s blending,
Heaven and earth in ashes ending.
Righteous Judge, for sin’s pollution
Grant Thy gift of absolution,
Ere that day of retribution.
O what fear man’s bosom rendeth,
When from heaven the Judge
On whose sentence all dependeth.
Guilty now I pour my moaning,
All my shame with anguish owning,
Spare, O God, Thy suppliant groaning.
Wondrous sound the trumpet flingeth, Through the sinful woman shriven,
Through earth’s sepulchers it ringeth, Through the dying thief forgiven,
Thou to me a hope hast given.
All before the throne it bringeth.
Death is struck, and nature quaking,
All creation is awaking,
To its Judge an answer making.
Worthless are my prayers and sighing,
Yet, good Lord, in grace complying,
Rescue me from fires undying.
Lo, the book exactly worded,
Wherein all hath been recorded,
Thence shall judgement be awarded.
With Thy sheep a place provide me,
From the goats afar divide me,
To Thy right hand do Thou guide me.
When the Judge His seat attaineth,
And each hidden deed arraigneth,
Nothing unavenged remaineth.
When the wicked are confounded,
Doomed to flames of woe unbounded,
Call me with Thy Saints surrounded.
What shall I, frail man, be pleading?
Who for me be interceding
When the just are mercy needing?
Low I knee with heart’s submission;
See, like ashes, my contrition,
Help me in my last condition.
King of majesty tremendous,
Who dost free salvation send us,
Fount of pity, then befriend us.
Ah! That day of tears and mourning,
From the dust of earth returning.
Think, kind Jesus, my salvation
Caused Thy wondrous Incarnation,
Leave me not to reprobation.
Man for judgment must prepare him,
Spare, O God, in mercy spare him.
Faint and weary Thou hast sought me, Lord all-pitying, Jesus blest,
Grant them Thine eternal rest.
On the cross of suffering bought me,
Shall such grace be vainly brought