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proceed prosperously, and reign. Alleluia, Alleluia
. V. The five wise virgins took oil in their ressels with their lamps: and at midnight there was a cry Behold, the Bridegroom comes : go forth, and meet Christ the Lord. Alleluia.
SECRET. May this sacrifice of propitiation and praise, we beseech thee, O Lord, by the intercession of B. Cecily, thy v. and m. ever make us worthy of thy mercy. Thro'.
P. COMM. Satiasti. Having fed, O Lord, thy family with these sacred oblations : ever therefore comfort us with her intercession, whose feast we calebrate. Thro'.
XXII. St. CLEMENT, p. m. INTROIT. Ps. lvi. My words, saith the Lord, which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart from hence: and thy offerings shall be pleasing on my altar. Ps. cxi. Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord: in his commandments he taketh great delight. V. Glory.
COLLECT, Deus, qui nos, as in p. .
Of St. FELICITAS. Præsta. Grant, we beseech
EPISTLE. Phil. ii.
GOSPEL. Matt. xiv. Offert. and Comin. as in
SECRET. Sanctify, O Lord, the offerings we bring to thee, and by the intercession of blessed Clement, thy martyr and bishop, cleanse us from the stains of our sins. Thro'.
Of St. FELICITAS. Mercifully look down, () Lord, on the vows of thy people : and grant we may enjoy her patronage, whose festival we celebrate. Thro'.
P. COMM. Corporis. Being nourished by the participation of thy sacred body and precious blood, we beseech thee, O Lord our God, that what we perform with pious devotion, may, by the intercession of blessed Clement, thy martyr and bishop, be to us a certain means of salvation. Thro'.
Of St. FELICITAs. Supplices. We humbly beseech thee, O Almighty God, that by the intercession of thy saints, thou wouldst increase in us thy giltă, and regulate our lives. Thro'.
XXIV. St. JOHN of the CROSS, c. All as in Mass XIV. p. xxvi. except COLLECT. Deus, qui. O God, who didst inspire blessed John, thy confessor, with an ardent love of self-denial and of the cross : grant, we may so fol. low his example, as to obtain eternal glory. Thro'.
of St. CHRYSOGONUS. Adesto. Give ear, O God, to our prayers, that we, who in all liwnility acknown ledge the guilt of our offences, may, by the prayers of blessed Chrysogonus, thy martyr, be delivered from the burden of our sins. Thro'.
SECRET. Of the same. Be appeased, O Lord, we beseech thee, by the offerings we have made : and defend us from all dangers by the intercession of blessed Chrysogonus, thy martyr. Thro'.
P. COMM. Tui, Domine. Grant, O Lord, that by the participation of thy sacrament, we may be cleansed from our secret sins, and freed from the shares of our enemies. Thro'.
Of St. CHRYSOGONUS. Tui, Domine. May we, o Lord, by the participation of this thy sacrament, be both cleansed from our sins, and delivered from all the shares of our enemies. Thro'.
XXV. St. CATHARINE, V. m.
XXXI. ercept COLLECT. Deus, qui. O God, who gavest the law to Moses on Mount Sinai, and didst wouderfully translate the body of blessed Catharine, thy virgin and martyr thither, by the ministry of holy angels
: mercifully grant, by her merits and prayers, that we may safely come to the mount which is Christ. Who liveth.
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MASS I. on the VIGIL of an APOSTLE, INTROIT. Ps. li. I as a fruitful olive, in the house of the Lord, have hoped in the mercy of my God: and I will wait on thy name, for it is good in the sight of thy saints. Ps. Why dost thou glory in mischief, that art mighty in iniquity? V. Glory.
COLLECT. Da qucsumus. Grant, we beseech thee, 0 Almighty God, that the venerable solemnity of thy blessed apostle N. which we are now preparing to celebrate, may increase our devotion and advance our salvation. Thro'.
LESSON. Eccles. xliv. and xly. The blessing of the Lord is on the head of the righteous man. Therefore did the Lord give him an inheritance, and assign him a part among the twelve tribes; and he found grace in the sight of all flesh. And he made him great to the terror of his enemies, and by his words he tamed monsters. He rendered him glorious in the presence of kings, and gave him his commandments in the sight of his people, and shewed him his glory. For bis faith and meekness he sanctified him, and made choice of him among all flesh: and publicly gave him his precepts, and the law of life and discipline, and highly exalted him. He settled with him an eternal covenant, and encompassed him with the girdle of righteousness, and the Lord hath put on hiin a crown of glory.
GRAD. Ps. cxi. The just shall fourish like the palm-tree; he shall grow up like the Cedar of Libanus in the house of the Lord. V. To shew forth thy mercy in the morning, and thy truth in the night.
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GOSPEL. John xv. 12, 16. At that time: Je sus said to his disciples : This is my commandment
, that you love one another, as I have loved you. Greater love than this no man bath, that a man lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends
, if you do the things that I command you. I will not now call you servants; for the servant knoweth not what his Lord doth. But I have called you friends
: because all things whatsoever I have heard of my Father, I have made known to you. You have not chosen me: but I have chosen you; and have apo pointed you that you should go, and should bring forth fruit; and your fruit should remain : that whatsoep: er you shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.
OFFERT. Ps. viii. Thou hast crowned him with glory and honour, and hast set him over the works of thy hands, O Lord.
SECRET. Whilst with respect for the Apostolie dignity, we offer these sacred mysteries
, grant, te beseech thee, O Lord, (by the intercession of blessed N. thy Apostle, whose triumphs we are preparing to celebrate) that the people may ever pray to thee, and obtain their desires. Thro?.
COMM. Ps. xx. His glory is great in thy salvation : glory and great beauty shalt thou lay upon him.
P. COMM. Sancti. Being appeased, O Lorde b the prayers of thy holy apostle N. grant us for giveness, and a remedy against all future relapses
. The Masses of the Apostles are to be found in their
MASS II. Statuit, of a MARTYR and BP.
INTROIT. Eccles. xlv. Statuit ei, &c. THE Lord settled with him a covenant of peace, and made him a Chief that he might have the honour