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grace, who hath called us unto eternal glory is Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a little, will himself perfect you, and confirm you, and establisha you. To him be glory and empire for ever and ever. Amen.
GRAD. Ps. lxxxviii, to Alleluia. V. The Lord hath sword, and he will not repeat : Thou art a priest for ever according to the order of Mel. chisedech. Alleluia.
GOSPEL. Luke xxii. 24, 30. At that tine : There arose a strise among the disciples, which al them should seem to be greater. And Jesus saal to them: The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them : and they that have power over then, are called beneficent. But you not so: but he that is the greater among you, let him become as the young er: and he that is leader, as he that seryeth. For which is greater, he that sitteth at table, or he that serveth? Is not he that sitteth at table? But I am in the midst of you, as be that serveth : and you are they who have continued with me in nay temptations : and I dispose to you, as my Father bath disposed to me, a kingdom : that you may eat and drink at my table, in my kingdom: and may sit up on thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
OFFERT. My truth and my mercy are with him : and in my name shall his power be exaltete
SECRET. Look favourably, O Lord, on these gifts which we offer in commemoration of blesset Apolinaris thy bishop and martyr, and for the expistion of our offences. Thro'.
COMM. Malto xxv. Lord, thou didst deliver to me fire talents; behold I have gained other sive ofer and above : Well done good and faithful sorvant, he cause thou hast been faithful over a few thiogs, I will make thee ruler orer many things : enter thou into the joy of thy Lord.
P. COMM. 'Tua Sancta. Having received dy holy mysteries, we beseech thee, O Lord, that we
may enjoy the continual protection of blessed Apoliuaris, because thou never ceasest propitiously to regard those to whom thou hast granted the favour of such protection. Thro'.
XXIV. VIGIL OF St. JAMES, ap.
in Mass XVIII.
XXV. St. JAMES, ap.
COLLECT. Esto Domine. Sanctify, O Lord,
&c. as in Mass. IV. p. vi. LESSON. 1 Cor. iv. 9, 16. Brethren: I think that God hath set forth us apostles, the last, as it were men appointed to death : because we are made a spectacle to the world, and to angels, and to men. We are fools for Christ's sake, but you are wise in Christ : : we are weak, but you are strong : you are honourable, but we without honour. Even unto this hour we both hunger and thirst, and are naked, and are buffetted, and have no fixed abode. And we labour working with our own hands; we are reviled, and we bless; we are persecuted, and we suffer it. We are blasphemed, and we intreat; we are made as the refuse of this world, the offscouring of all, even until now. I write not these things to confound you; but I admonish you as my dearest children : for if you have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet not many fathers. For in Christ Jesus by the gospel I have begotten you.
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 boro to thee: therefore shall people praise thee. Alleluia, Alleluna. V. I chose you out of the world, to go on and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit might abide. Alleluia.
GOSPEL. Matt. xx.
OFFERT. Ps. xvii. Their sound hath gone forth into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world
SECRET. May the martyrdom of blessed James, thy Apostle, we beseech thee, O Lord, render the oblations of thy people acceptable to thee, and may his prayers make them agreeable, which otherwise would not be so, for want of merit in us.
COMM. You, who bave followed me, shall bit on thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
P. COMM. Beati. Assist us, O Lord, we beseech thee, by the intercession of blessed James, thy Apostle, on whose festival we have joyfully received the holy mysteries. Thro! 15
1. Grace is spread on thy lips : therefore hath God blessed thee for ever. Alleluia.
GOSPEL. Matt. xii.
OFFERT. The daughters of kings honour thee: the queen was on thy right hand in a robe of gold, with a variety of other ornaments.
SECRET. Being appeased, O Lord, by this sacrifice, look down upon us, and grant that, by the intercession of B. Anne, the mother of her who bore thy only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, it may increase our devotion, and avail to our salvation. Thro'.
COMM. Grace is spread on thy lips ; therefore hath God blessed thee for ever and ever.
P. COMM. Celestibus. Being fed by these heavenly mysteries, grant, O Lord, that we may obtain eternal salvation, by the intercession of B. Anne, whom thou wast pleased to make choice of to be the mother of her who bore thy Son. Thro'.
XXVIIL SS. NAZARIUS, &c. mm.
All as in Mass VIII. p. xv, except. COLL. Sanctorum. We beseech thee, O Lord, that the constancy of holy Nazarius, Celsus, Victor, and Innocent, thy servants, in the profession of their faith, may be a help to us, and a means of obtaining strength from thee in all our infirmities. Thro'.
LESSON. Wisd. x. 17, 20. God hath rendered to the just the wages of their labours, and conducted them in a wonderful way: and he was to them for a covert by day, and for the light of stars by night; and he brought them through the Red Sea, and carried them over through a great water. But their enemies he drowned in the sea, and from the depth of hell he brought them out. Therefore the just
took the spoils of the wicked, and they sung to the holy name, O Lord, and they praised with one ac cord thy victorious hand, O Lord our God.
SECRET. Grant, we beseech thee, O Almighty God, that being appeased by the offerings me make to thee in honour of thy saints, Nazarius, Celsus, Victor, and Innocent, we may thereby receive new Life. Thro'.
P. COMM. Sanctorum. Being appeased, O Lord, we beseech thee, by the intercession of holy Nazarius, Celsus, Victor, aud Innocent, grant that the mystery we now celebrate in time, we may receive in eternal salvation. Thro'.
XXIX ST. MARTHA, v.
x. 'as on August 15, with a Comm. of SS. Felix,
COLLECT. Præsta. Grant, O Lord, the beseech thee, that as thy christian people rejoice on the solemnity of thy holy mm. Felix, Simplicius, Faus. tin, and Beatrix; so they may partake of their eternal joys, and be one day possessed of that happinea which they now so earnestly desire. Thro'.
SECRET. We offer thee, O Lord, these obla. tions in commemoration of thy holy martyrs, Felix, Simplicius, Faustin, and Beatrix: bumbly beseeching thee that they may obtain for us pardou of our sins, and eternal salvation. Thro'.
P. COMM. Præsta. Grant, we bestech thee, O Almighty God, that the mysteries we have cele brated on the festival of thy holy martyrs, Felix, Simplicius, Faustin, and Beatrix, may procure for us the merciful pardon of our sins. Thro!.
XXX. SS. ABDON AND SENNEN, mm.
VIII. p. xv.