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not touch them. V. In the sight of the unwise they seemed to die; but they are now in peace. Alleluiu, Alleluia. V. These were true brothers, who could not be overcome in combat: who shedding their blood, followed the Lord. Alleluia.
GOSPEL. Luke xi. 47.51. At that time : Jesus said to the Scribes and Pharisees: Wo to you, who build the monuments of the prophets: and your fathers killed them. Truly you bear witness that you consent to the doings of your fathers : for they indeed killed them, and you build their sepulchres. For this cause also the wisdom of God said: I will send to them prophets and apostles, and some of them they will kill and persecute: that the blood of all the prophets, which was shed from the foundation of the world, may be required of this generation, from the blood of Abel unto the blood of Zacharias, who was slain between the altar and the temple. Yea I say to you, it shall be required of this generation.
OFFERT. Ps. cxxiii. Our soul hath been de livered as a sparrow out of the snare of the fowlers : the snare is broken and we are delivered.
SECRET. Sanctify, O Lord, the offerings consecrated to thee, and, being appeased thereby, mercifully look down upon us, by the intercession of blessed Mark and Marcellian, thy martyrs. Thro'.
COMM. Matt. xxv. Amen, I say to you; as long as you did it to one of these my least brethren, you did it to me: come, ye blessed of my Father, possess you the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.
P. COMM. Salutaris. Being filled, O Lord, with this thy saving sacrifice, we humbly beseech thee, that, by the intercession of thy holy martyrs, Mark and Marcelian, we may be renewed by the effects thereof. Thro'.
XIX. St. JULIANA de FALCONERIS, V.
Collect, Deus qui, with its Secret and P. Conu.
XX. St. SYLVERIUS, p. m.
All as in Mass II. p. ii. ercept EPISTLE. Jude i. 17, 21. Dearly belored: De mindful of the words which have been spoken before by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ. Who tuhl you, that in the last tiine there should come unockers, walking according to their own desires in ungodliness. These are they, who separate themselves ; sensual men, having not the spirit
. But you, my beloved, building yourselves upon your mest holy laidd praying in the Holy Ghost, keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto life everlasting.
XXII. St. PAULINUS, b. & c.
183 Collect, Gradual, Offert, Secret, Comm. al P. Comm, as in Mass XI. p.
xxi. Gospel, as in Mass XV. p. xxviii.
EPISTLE. 2d Cor. viii. 9, 15. Brethren: For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that being rich, he became poor for voor sakes; tlal I give counsel: for this is profitable for you, through his poverty you might be rich. And in this
have begun not only to do, but also to be willing the year before: Now, therefore, perform ye it also in deed; that, as your mind is forward to be willing, so it may be also to perform, out of that which you have. For if the will be forward, it is accepted, according to that which it hath, not according to that which it bath not. For I mean not that others should be eased, and you burdened: but by an equality. In this present time, let your abundance supply their want; that their abundance also may supply your want, that there may be an equality, as it is written. He that had much, had nothing over: and he that bad little, had no want.
XXIII. VIGIL of St. JOHN THE BAPTIST. INTROIT. Luke i. Fear not, Zacharias, thy prayer is heard, and thy wife, Elizabeth, shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John: He shall be great before the Lord, and be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother's womb; and many shall rejoice in his nativity. Psalm xx. In thy might, O Lord, shall the king rejoice: and he shall exult exceedingly at being saved by thee. V. Glory.
COLLECT. Priesta, quiesumus. Grant, we beseech thee, O Almighty God, that thy people may walk in the way of salvation; and, by following the exhortation of blessed John, the forerunner, may come safely to him, whom he foretold, our Lord Jesus Christ thy Son. Who liveth.
LESSON. Jer. i. 4, 10. In those days: The Word of the Lord came to me, saying : Before I formed thee in the bowels of my mother, I knew thee: and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and made thee a prophet unto the nations. And I said: Ah, ah, ah, Lord God: behold I cannot speak, for I am a child. And the Lord said to me: Say not: I am a child : for thou
shalt go to all that I shall send thee: and whatever I shall command thee, thou shalt speak. Be not afraid at their presence: for I am with thee to de liver thee, saith the Lord. And the Lord
forth his hand, and touched my mouth: and the Lord said to me: Behold I have given my words in thy mouth : lo I have set thee this day over the nations, and orer king loms, to root up, and to pull down, and to waste
, and to destroy, and to build, and to plant, saith the
GRAD. John i. There was a man sent from God whose name was John. V. He came to bear testimony of the light, and to prepare for the Lord a pera
GOSPEL. Lrke i. 5, 17. There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the course of Abia, and his wife, was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name Eliza beth. And they were both just before God, walking in all the commandments and justifications of the Lord without blame. Elizabeth was barren, and they were both well ad
. And they had no son, for that vanced in years. And it came to pass, when he executed the priestly function in the order of his course before God, according to the custom of the priestly office, it was his lot to offer incense, going into the temple of the Lord: and all the multitude of the people was praying without at the hour of incense.
And there appeared to him an angel of the Lord, standing on the right side of the altar of incense. And Zacharias seeing him was troubled, and fear fell upon him: but the angel said to hire : Fear Elizabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call not, Zacharias, for thy prayer is heard, and thy wife his name John; and thou shalt haye joy and gladness, and many shall rejoice at his nativity. For be shall be great before the Lord: and shall drink no wine nor strong drink, and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost even from his mother's womb. And
he shall convert many of the children of Israel to the Lord their God. And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias: that he may turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the incredulous to the wisdom of the just, to prepare to the Lord a perfect people.
OFFERT. Ps. viii. Thou hast crowned him with glory and honour, and set him over the works of thy hands.
SECRET. Sanctify, O Lord, the offerings we have made to thee, and by the intercession of blessed John the Baptist, and the efficacy of these mysteries, cleanse us from the stains of our sins. Thro'. COMM. Great is his glory in being saved by thee, O Lord: thou wilt crown him with glory, and great honour. Thro!
P. COMM. Beati Joannis. May the prevailing prayers of blessed John the Baptist, O Lord, accompany ours: and may be implore the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ on our behalf, whose coming he foretold, and who with thee liveth, &c.
XXIV. NATIVITY of St. JOHN THE BAPTIST.
INTROIT. ls. xlix. The Lord called me by my name from my mother's womb, and made my mouth like a sharp sword: in the shadow of his hand he hath protected me, and made me as a chosen arrow. Ps. It is good to praise the Lord, and sing to thy name, O thou the Most High. V. Glory.
COLLECT. Deus, qui presentem. O God, who hast honoured this day by the birth of blessed John the Baptist: grant that thy people may rejoice in spirit, and guide them in the way of eternal salvation. Thro'.
LESSON. Is. xlix. 1, 7. Give ear, ye islands, and hearken ye people from afar. The Lord hath called me from the womb, from the bowels of my mother he hath been mindful of my name. And he