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XXX. COMMEMORATION OF ST. PAUL.
St. John the Baptist,
preached by me, is not according to man, For pati neither did I receive it of man, nor did I learn it;
but by the revelation of Jesus Christ. For you bave 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 progress in the Jews religion above many of my equals 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, that I might preach him among the Gentiles, immediately I condescended not to flesh and blood. Nei, ther 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.
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
the intercession of thy blessed apostle Paut, thal what we have celebrated in thanksgiving for the glory bestowed upon him, may be a remedy to us Thro!.
July 1. OCTAVE DAY OF ST. JOHN THE BAPT la at
All as on his Feast with a Commem. of Ss. Peler kasta and Paul
July II. VISITATION OF THE B. V. M.
the l'olice Mass, Salve, XXVI. p. xlv. The Code
COLLECT. Deus, qui. O God, who by tbs glorious sufferings of thy holy martyrs Processus and Martinian, art pleased to protect and defend as grant, we may improve by their example, and in comfort in their prayers. Thro'.
LESSON. Emt. ii. & 14. Behold he cometh leaping upon the mountains, skipping over the hills My beloved is like a roe or a young hart. Bebekl he standeth behind our wall, looking through the windows, looking through the lattices. Bebold my beloved speaketh to me; Arise, make haste, my love, my dove, my beautiful one, and coine. For winter is now past, the rain is over and gone. flowers have appeared in our land, the time of prus ing is come, the voice of the turtle is heard in e land: the fig-tree hath put forth her green ligs, the vine in flower yield their sweet smell. Arise. Hy love, my beautiful one, and come. My dore in the clefts of the rock, in the hollow places of the wall
. shew me thy face, let thy voice sound in my art for thy voice is sweet, and thy face comely.
GOSPEL. Luke i. The Creed.
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, fc. 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.
VI. OCTAVE OF ST. PETER AND PAUL
INTROIT. Sapientiam. COLLECT. Deus cujus. "O God, whose right hand saved blessed Peter from being drowned while he walked upon the sea, and delivered his follow apostle Paul from the bottom thereof, when he had been a third time shipwrecked : mercifully hear tus, and grant, that by the merits of both, we may obtain a happy eternity. Thro'.
LESSON. Eccles. xliv. as in p. 444.
GRAD. The souls of the just are in the hand of God, and the terment of the wicked shall not touch them. V. In the sight of the unwise they seem to dic, but they are in peace.* Alleluia, Aleluia You have continued with me in all my sufferings and I prepare a kingdom for yon: that you may sit on thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel Alleluia.
GOSPEL. Matt. xiv. 22, 33. At that time: Jesus obliged his disciples to go up into the boat
, and to go before him over the water, till be disa missed the people. And having dismissed the mula titude, he went up into a mountain to pray. And when it was evening, he was there alone. But the boat in the midst of the sea was tossed with the waves : for the wind was contrary. And in the fourth watch of the night, he came to them walking upon tlie sea. And they seeing him walking upon the sea, were troubled, saying: It is an apparition. And they cried out for fear. And immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying: Be of good heart; it is 1, fear ye not. And Peter making answer, said: Lom, if it be thou, bid me come to thee upon the waters And he said : Come. And Peter going down out of the boat, walked upon the water to come tu JCaus. But seeing the wind strong he was afraid and :shen he began to sink, he cried out, saring le), save me. And iminediately Jesus stretching feith his hand took hold of him, and said to kimn. Othou of little faith, why dost thou doubt? And when they were come into the boat, the wind ceased. And they that were in the boat, came and adored him, saying: Indeed thou art the Son of God. The Creed.
OFFERT. The saints shall rejoice in glory: they shall rejoice on their couches: they shall sing the high praises of God.
SECRET. That the prayers and offerings we bring, O Lord, may be acceptable in thy sight, grant we may be assisted by the prayers of thy apostles Peter and Paul Thro'.
COMM. Same as the foregoing Gradual to the *. P. COMM. Protege. Protect, O Lord, thy people: and continually preserve those who have confidence in the intercession of thy holy apostles, Peter and Paul. Thro'.
VIII. St. ELIZABETH, W. All as in Mass XXII. p. xxxix. except COLLECT. Clementissime. O most merciful God, who, amongst other admirable endowments, didst privilege blessed Elizabeth, with the gift of making wars cease : grant, by her prayers, that after having enjoyed the peace, which we humbly crave in this mortal life, we may be received into everlasting bliss. Thro'.
IX MARTYRS OF GORCOM.
All as in Mass VIII. p. xv. except COLLECT. O God who hast decorated the glorious contest for thy faith, of thy blessed Martyrs Nicholas and his companions, with the laurel of eternity: mercifully grant, that we, contending on earth, may, through their merits, and by imitating them, deserve to be crowned together with them in Heaven. Thro'.