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Herod, and from all the expectation of the people of the Jews.

Ps. O Lord, thou proved me, and hast known me; thou hast known my sitting down, and my rising up. V. Glory,

COLLECT. Deus, qui. O God, who has consecrated Unis day by the martyrdom of thy glorious

apostles Peter and Paul ; grant that thy church way item may in all things follow their directions, by whom

was laid the foundation of religion. Thro'.

LESSON. Acts xii. 1, 11. In those days ; Herod the king stretched forth his hand to afflict some of the church. And he killed James the brother of John with the sword. And seeing that it pleased the Jews he proceeded to take up Peter also. Now it was in the days of Azymes. And when he had apprekended him he cast him into prison, delivering him to four files of soldiers to be kept, intending after the pasch to bring him forth to the people. Peter, therefore, was kept in prison. But prayer was made without ceasing by the church unto God for him. And when Herod would have brought him forth, the same night Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains.; and the keepers before the door kept the prison. And behold an angel of the Lord stood by him; and a light shined in the room; and he striking Peter on the side raised hiin up, saying: Arise quickly, And the chains fell off from his hands. And the angel said to him; Gird thyself, and put on thy sandals. And he did so. And he said to him; Cast thy garment about thee, and follow me. And going out he followed him, and he knew not that it was true which was done by the angel; but thought he saw a vision. And passing through the first and second ward, they came to the iron gate that leadeth to the city, which of itself opened to them. And going out, they passed on through one street; and immediately the angel departed from him. And Peter

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coming to himself, said; Now I know in very
that the Lord hath sent his angel, and hath delivered
me out of the hand of Herod, and from all the er.
pectation of the people of the Jews.

GRAD. To me, &c.
V. Tu es Petrus

, et super hanc petrum ædificaba
Ecclesiam meam. Alleluia. V: Thou art Peter; aud
upon this rock I will build my church. Alleluia.

GOSPEL. Matt. xvi. 13, 19. At that time Jesus came into the quarters of Cesarea Phillipi : and he asked his disciples, saying ; Whom do men say that the Son of Man is? But they said: Some, John the Baptist, and other some, Elias, and others Jeremias, or one of the prophets, Jesus saith to them: But whom do you say that I am? Simon Peter answered and said: Thou art Christ the Son of the living God. And Jesus answering, said to him : Blessed art thou Simon Bar-Jona; because flesh and blood hath not revealed it to thee, but my Father who is in heaven. And I say to thee; That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build on church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail agains! it. And I will give to thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven. And whatsoever thou shalt bind upon earth, it shall be bound also in heaven; and what soever thou shalt loose on earth, it shall be loosed also in heaven. The Creed.

OFFERT. Thou wilt appoint them rulers orer the whole earth; they shall be mindful of thy name, O Lord, from generation to generation.

SECRET. "May the prayers of the apostles, Lord, accompany the offerings consecrated to the name; and grant that we may be both cleansed and defended thereby. Thro'.

COMM. Mait. xvi. Thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church.

P. COMM. Quos cælesti. Defend, O Lord, from all adversity, by the intercession of thy apostles, those whom thou hast nourished with heavenly forel

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All as on January 25, p. 440, with a Commem. of

St. John the Baptist,
EPISTLE. Gal. i. 11, 20. Brethren; I give
you to understand, that the gospel which was
preached by me, is not according to man. For
neither did I receive it of man, nor did I learn it;
but by the revelation of Jesus Christ. For you have
heard of my conversion in time past in the Jews
religion ; how that beyond measure I persecuted
the church of God, and wasted it, and I made pro-

gress in the Jews religion above many of my equals po in my own nation, being more abundantly zealous

for the traditions of my fathers. But when it pleased bim, who separated me from my mother's womb,

and called me by his grace, to reveal his Son in me, Got pol that I might preach him among the Gentiles, imme

diately I condescended not to desh and blood. Neither went I to Jerusalem to the apostles who were before me: but I went into Arabia, and again I returned to Damascus. Then, after three years, I went to Jerusalem to see Peter, and I tarried with him fifteen days; but other of the apostles I saw none; saving James the brother of the Lord. Now the things which I write to you; behold, before God, I lie not.

Alleluia, Alleluia. V. O holy apostle Paul, preacher of the truth, and doctor of the Gentiles, intercede for us.

GOSPEL. Matt. x. as on the 11th of June p. 486.

OFFERT. Ps. cxxxviii. To me thy friends, O God, are made exceedingly honourable; their principality is exceedingly strengthened.

COMM. Matt xix. Amen, I say to you: that you who have forsaken all things, and followed me, shall receive an hundred fold, and shall possess life everlasting

P. COMM. Perceptis. Having received, O Lord, these holy mysteries, we humbly beseech thee, by

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Introit. Grad: Offert. Comm. and P. Comm. as in

the Votive Mass, Salve, XXVI. p. xlv. The Col-
lect, &c. as on December 8, p. 426, with Com
mems. of ss. Peter and Paul, as on June 29
Commem. of SS. Processus and Martipian, mm.

COLLECT. Deus, qui. O God, who by the
glorious sufferings of thy holy martyrs Processus and
Martinian, art pleased to protect and defend us ;
grant, we may improve by their example

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comfort in their prayers. Thro'.
Emnt. ii. 8, 14. Behold he cometh

leaping upon the mountains, skipping over the hill
My beloved is like a roe or a young hart. Behold
he standeth behind our wall

, looking through the windows, looking through the lattices. Behold my beloved speaketh to me; Arise, make haste, ing love, my dove, my beautiful one, and come. For winter is now past, the rain is over and gone. The flowers have appeared in our land, the time of prating is come, the voice of the turtle is heard in our land: the fig-tree hath put forth her green figs, the vine in flower yield their sweet smell

. Arise

love, my beautiful one, and come. My dove in the
clefts of the rock, in the hollow places of the wall,
shew mo thy face, let thy voice sound in my ear;
thy voice is sweet, and thy face comely.
GOSPEL. Luke i. The Creed.
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Lord, our prayers and offerings; and that they may be found worthy in thy sight, let us be assisted by the prayers of thy saints. Thro'.

P. COMM. Refecti. Being nourished by the participation of the holy body and precious blood of this sacrifice; we beseech thee, O Lord our God, that what we perform with pious devotion, may be a certain means of obtaining our salvation. Thro'. Within the OCTAVE of SS. PETER and PAUL. Introit, Mihi autem p. 431. Collect, &c. as on

June 29. LESSON, Acts v. 12, 16. In those days : By the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders wrought among the people. And they were all with one accord in Solomon's porch. But of the rest no man durst join himself to them; but the people magnified them. And the multitude of men and women that believed in the Lord was more increased; insomuch, that they brought forth the sick into the streets, and laid them on beds and couches, that when Peter came, his shadow, at least, might overshadow any of them, and they might be delivered from their infirmities. And there came also together to Jerusalem a multitude out of the neighbouring cities, bringing sick persons, and such as were troubled with unclean spirits; who were all healed.

GRAD. Ps. xliv. Thou shalt make them princes over all the earth; they shall remember thy name, O Lord. V. Instead of thy fathers, sons are born to thee: therefore shall people praise thee. Alleluia, Alleluia. V. I have prayed for thee, Peter, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren. Alleluia.

GOSPEL. Matt. xix.

COMM. You who have followed me shall sit upon thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

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