We may not touch his hands and side,
nor follow where he trod;
but in his promise we rejoice;
and cry, "My Lord and God!"
Help then, O Lord, our unbelief;
and may our faith abound,
to call on you when you are near,
and seek where you are found:
that, when our life of faith is done,
in realms of clearer light
we may behold you as you are,
with full and endless sight.
Qui luce splendes ordinis
Thoma, benignus accipe
laudes tibi quas pangimus.
Te lucidis in sedibus
Te torquet et dilectio
Quantoque cordis gaudio
Nobisque qui non vidimus
Christo sit omnis gloria,
Saint Thomas, whom the Savior chose
When here on earth, as special friend,
Accept our joyful hymn of praise,
And to our earnest prayer attend.
Your love for Christ made you desire
Your tortured love could not believe
And later when you saw him too
As you once grew to know our Lord,
All glory be to Christ, our Lord,
The Apostles are the foundation and we are built on them. Let us pray to the almighty Father for his holy people:
- Lord, remember your Church.
Father, by your will the Apostles were the first to see your resurrected Son:
- may we be his witnesses, to the very ends of the earth. (R.)
Father, you sent your Son into the world to bring the Good News to the poor:
- may the Gospel be preached to every created thing. (R.)
Father, you sent your Son to sow the seed of the word:
- as we sow the Word with great labour, so may we reap its fruits with joy. (R.)
Father, you sent your Son to reconcile the world to you with his blood:
- grant that we may all work together for reconciliation. (R.)
Father, you have seated your Son at your right hand in heaven:
- receive the dead into your blessed kingdom. (R.)
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 that trespass against us,
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
Grant, almighty God,
that we may glory in the Feast of the blessed Apostle Thomas,
so that we may always be sustained by his intercession
and, believing, may have life
in the name of Jesus Christ your Son,
whom Thomas acknowledged as the Lord.
Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
Thomas, the faithful servant and disciple of Christ,
filled with divine grace, cried out from the depth of his love:
“You are my Lord and my God!”