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from being drowned whils he walked upon the sea, and delivered his fellow apostle Paul from the bottom thereof, when he bad been a third time shipwrecked : mercifully hear , and grant, that by the merits of both, we may obtain a happy eternity. Thro'.
LESSON. Éccles. xliv. as in p. 444.
GRAD. The souls of the just are in the hand of God, and the torment of the wicked shall not touch them. V. In the sight of the unwise they seem to die, but they are in peace.* Alleluia, Alleluia You have continued with me in all my sufferings and I prepare a kingdom for you: 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 he disa missed the people. And having dismissed the multitude, 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 the sea. And they seeing him walking upon the sea, were troubled, saying: It is an And they cried out for fear. And immediately Jesai fear ye not. And Peter making answer, said: Loni spoke to them, saying: Be of good heart; it is l. 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 to JCuys. But seeing the wind strong he was afraid: and when he began to siok, he cried out, saring 2.6, save me. And iminediately Jesus stretching feith his hand took hold of him, and said to him:
tbou 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 conhdence 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!.
GRAD. God is glorious in his saints ; wonderful in majesty; working wonders. V. Thy right hand, O Lord, is glorified in might; thy right hand bath broken thy enemies. Alleluia, Alleluia. V. This is the true brotherhood which conquereth the crimes of the world; it hath followed Christ, holding the renowned heavenly kingdom. Alleluia.
X. The SEVEN BRETHREN, mm. and SS. RU
FINA, and SECUNDA, vv. mm. INTROIT. Ps. cxii. Praise the Lord, ye chil dren, praise ye the name of the Lord: who maketh a barren woman to dwell in a house the joyful mother of children. Ps. Blessed be the name of the Lord, from henceforth, now and for ever. V. Glory, COLLECT. Præsta.
Grant, we beseech thee, O Almighty God, that as we have been informed of the constancy of these glorious martyrs in the profession of thy faith, so we may experience their kindness in recommending us to thy mercy. Thro'.
LESSON. Prov. xxix.
GRAD. Ps. cxxiii. Our souls hath been delivered as a sparrow out of the snare of the fowlers. V. The snare is broken, and we are delivered.* Our bélp is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth. Alleluia, Alleluia.
V. These were truly brothers, who triumphed over the iniquity of the world, followed Christ, and are now in possession of the glorious kingdom of heaven. Alleluia.
GOSPEL. Matt. xii. 46, 50. At that time : As Jesus was speaking to the multitudes, behold his mother and his brethren stood without, seeking to speak 10 him. And one said to him: Bebold the mother and thy brethren stand without seeking thee. But he answering him that told him, said: Who is my mother and who are my brethren? And stretch ing forth his hand towards his disciples, he said: De
hold my mother and my brethren. For whosoever shall do the will of my Father that is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.
OFFERT. Ps. cxxiii. Our souls, &c, as Grad. p. 508, to *
SECRET. Mercifully, O Lord, look down on the sacrifice which we offer thee; and grant, by the intercession of thy saints, that it may increase our devotion, and avail to our salvation. Thro'.
COMM. Matt. xii. Whosoever shall do the will of my Father, who is in heaven; the same is my brother, sister, and mother, saith the Lord.
P. COMM. Quosumus. We beseech thee, O Almighty God, that by the intercession of thy saints, we may obtain the etfect of that salvation, a pledge whercof we have received in these mysteries. Thro'.
XI. St. PIUS, p. & r.
XII. St. JOHN GAULBERT, ab. c.
xxix. except GOSPEL. Matt. v. 43, 48. At that time : Jesus said to his disciples : You have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thy enemy, But I say to you, love your enemies, do good to them that hate you; and pray for them that persecute and calumniate you: that you may be the children of your Father who is in heaven, who maketh his sun to rise upon the good and bad, and raineth upon the just and unjust. For if you love them that love you, what reward shall you have, do not even the publicans this? And if you salute your brethren only, wbat do you more? Do not also the heathens this Be you therefore perfect, as also your heavenly Father is perfect.
Commem. of ss. Nabor and Felix, mm. COLLECT. Prosta. Grant, we beseech thee,
510 13th, 14th and 15th jrty.
SECRET. Grant, we beseech thee, O Lord, that the offerings of thy people may be acceptable to thee through the intercession of thy holy martyrs Nabor and Felix: and that they may be rendered worthy by the merits of those, in honour of whose triumphs they are offered to thy holy name. Thro?
P. COMM. Natalitus. Being refreshed, by virtue of the sacrament we have received on the festival of thy saints, we beseech thee, O Lord, that we may eternally enjoy the good things wherewith thou hast now been pleased to cherish us.
XII. St. ANACLETE, p. & m.
XIV. St. BONAVENTURE, bp. c. & D.
xxiv. excepl GRAD. Ps. xxxvi. The mouth of the just shall meditate wisdom: and his tongue shall speaks jude ment. V. The law of his God is in his beart. Am his steps shall not be supplanted. Alleluia, Alleluis. V. The Lord hath sworn and he will not repent, Thou art a priest for
ever according to the order of Melchisedech. Alleluia.
OFFERT. Ps. lxxxviii. May truth, &c. anal SECRET. May the annual solemnity, &c. as in
XV. St. HENRY, conf. All as in Mass XIV. p. xxvi. except COLLECT. Deus, qui. O God, who didst this day remove blessed Henry, thy confessor, from bis