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James and Judas Iscariot who was the traitor. And coming down with them, he stood in a plain place, and the company of his disciples, and a very great multitude of people from all Judea and Jerusalem, and the sea-coast of Tyre and Sidon, who were come to hear him, and to be healed of their diseases. And they that were troubled with unclean spirits were cured. And all the multitude sought to touch him, for virtue went out from him, and healed all. The Creed.

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

SECRET. Grant, we beseech thee, O Lord, that as we celebrate the festival of thy apostle Bartholomew, we may be partakers of thy benefits, by his intercession, in whose honour we offer thee this sacrifice of praise. Thro'.

COMM. Matt. xix. You, who have followed me, shall sit on seats, judging the twelve tribes of Israel, saith the Lord.

P. COMM. Sumptum. Grant, O Lord, we be seech thee, that the pledge of our eternal redemption, which we have received, may, by the intercession of thy apostle Bartholomew, procure for us the necessary assistance for this life, and for that which Thro'.

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P. COMM. Deus, qui. O God, who didst render blessed Lewis, thy Confessor, illustrious on earth, and now glorious in heaven; appoint him, we beseech thee, the defender of thy church, Thro'.

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COLLECT. Præsta. Grant, we beseech thee, O Almighty God, that as we rejoice in the merits of blessed Zephyrine, thy martyr and bp. we may receive benefits from his example. Thro'.

XXVII. St. JOSEPH CALASANCTIUS, c. INTROIT. Come, children, hearken to me: I will teach you the fear of the Lord. Ps. I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall be always in my mouth. . Glory.

COLLECT. Deus, qui. O God, who, by blessed Joseph, didst provide for thy church new helps by the instruction of youth in the spirit of understanding and piety: grant, we beseech thee, that by his example and intercession, we may both so act and teach, as to obtain an eternal reward. Thro'. LESSON. Wisd. x.

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COLL. (Of St. Hermes.) Deus, qui. O God, who gavest blessed Hermes, thy martyr, strength and constancy in his sufferings; grant, by his example, that for thy love we may despise whatever this world esteems great, and dread none of its terrors.


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COLLECT. Sancti Joannis. Grant, we beseech thee, O Almighty God, that the venerable solemnity of blessed John the Baptist, thy precursor and martyr, may procure us the effects of thy saving aid. Who livest.



LESSON. Jer. i. 17, 19. In those days: The word of the Lord came to me, saying: Gird up thy loins and arise, and speak to them all that I command thee. Be not afraid at their presence; for I will make thee not to fear their countenance. behold I have made thee this day a fortified city, and a pillar of iron, and a wall of brass, over all the land, to the kings of Juda, to the princes thereof, and to the priests, and to the people of the land. And they shall fight against thee, and shall not prevail: and I am with thee, saith the Lord, to deliver thee.

GRAD. to Alleluia, as in Mass XIII. p. xxiv. V. The righteous man shall bud forth like a lily: and flourish for ever before the Lord. Alleluia.

GOSPEL. Mark vi. 17, 29. At that time: Herod sent and apprehended John, and bound him in prison for the sake of Herodias the wife of Philip his brother, because he had married her. For John said to Herod: It is not lawful for thee to have thy brother's wife. Now Herodias laid snares for him: and was desirous to put him to death, and could not. For Herod feared John, knowing him to be a just and holy man and kept him, and when he heard him, he did many things: and he heard him willing

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