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SECRET. Attend, O Lord, to our earnest prayers, which we put up in memory of thy saints; and since we trust not in our own righteousness, may we be helped by the merits of those, who were wellpleasing to thee. Thro?.
COMM. Wisd. iii. And though in the sight of men they suffered torments. God hath tried them: as gold in the furnace he hath proved them, and like an holocaust he accepted them.
P. COMM. Qucsumus. Being filled with thy saving mysteries, we beseech thee, O Lord, that we may be helped by their intercession, whose festivals we celebrate. Thro'.
MASS IX. Sapientiam, of the same. INTROIT. Eccles. xliv. Sapientiam sanctorum, &c.
Let nations relate the wisdom of the saints; and the Church publish their praises. Their names shall live for ever.
Ps. Rejoice in the Lord, ye just : praise becometh the righteous.
COLLECT. Deus, qui nos. O God, by whose favour we celebrate the festival of thy holy Martyrs N. and N. grant that we may enjoy their fellowship in eternal bliss. Thro'.
LESSON. Wisd. v. 16, 20. The just shall live for evermore, and their reward is with the Lord, and the care of them with the Most High. Therefore shall they receive a kingdom of glory, and a crown of beauty at the hand of the Lord : for with his right hand he will cover them, and with his holy arm will he defend them. And his zeal will take its armour and he will arm the creature for the revenge of his enemies. He will put on justice as a breast-plate and will take true judgment instead of a helmet: He will take equity for an invincible shield.
GRAD. Ps. cxxii. Our soul hath been deliver
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ed, as a sparrow out of the spare of the fowlers,
TRACT, Qui seminant, p. xvi.
, for the Son of Man's sake. Be glad in that day, and rejoice: for behold, your reward is great in heaven.
OFFERT. Ps. cxlvii. The saints shall rejoice in glory: they shall be joyful in their beds: the high praises of God shall be in their mouth. Alleluid.
SECRET. We bring thee, O Lord, the offerings of our devotion; and may they be acceptable to thee in honour of thy saints, and, by thy mercy, available to our salvation. Thro'.
COMM. Luke. xii. But I say to you my friends: fear not those who persecute you.
P. COMM. Prosta. Grant, we beseech thee, O Lord, by the intercession of thy holy Martyrs.N.
MASS X, S
INTROIT. THE salvation of is their protector in
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and N. that what we have taken with our mouths we may receive with a pure soul. Thro'.
MASS X. Salus autem, of the same.
INTROIT. Ps. xxxvi. salus autem, THE salvation of the just is from the Lord : and he is their protector in the time of trouble.
Ps. Be not emulous of evil doers : nor envy them that work iniquity.
COLLECT. Deus, qui. O God, who, by the yearly solemnity of thy holy Martyrs N. and N. comfortest us thy people; mercifully grant, that, as we rejoice at their merits, we may likewise be encouraged by their examples.
Thro'. EPISTLE. Heb. x. 32, 38. Brethren: Call to mind the former days, wherein, being illuminated, you endured a great fight of afflictions. And on the one hand indeed, by reproaches and tribulations were made a gazing-stock; and on the other, become companions of them that were used in such sort. For you both had compassion on them that were in bands, and took with joy the being stripped of your own goods, knowing that you have a better and a lasting substance. Do not therefore lose your confidence, which hath a great reward. For patience is necessary for you: that, doing the will of God, you may receive the promise. For yet a little and á very little while, and he that is to come, will come and will not delay. But my just man liveth by faith.
GRAD, Ps. xxxiji. The just cried and the Lord heard them, and delivered them out of all their troubles. V. The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a contrite heart: and he will save the humble of heart. Allel, Allel. V. The white-robed army of Martyrs praise thee, O Lord. Alleluia.
After Septuag. instead of Alleluia and V. 18 said
TRACT, Qui seminant, p. XVI. GOSPEL. Matt. xxiv. 3. 14. At that time : As Jesus was sitting on mount Olivet, the disciples came to bim privately, saying: Tell us when these things shall be? and what shall be the signs of the coming, and of the consummation of the world? And Jesus answering said to them: Take heed that no man seduce you: for many will come in my name, saying, I am Christ: and they will seduce many. And you shall hear of wars, and rumours of wars. See that ye be not troubled. For these things must come to pass, bat the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against king; dom; and there shall be pestilences and famines
, and earthquakes in places : now all these are the beginning of sorrows. Then shall they deliver you up to be afllicted, and shall put you to death: and you shall be hated by all nations for my name's sake. And then shall 'many be scandalized : and shall be tray one another: and shall hate one another. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall seduce many. And hecause iniquity hath abounded, the charity of many shall grow cold. But he that shall persevere to the end shall be saved.
OFFERT. Wisd. ij. The souls of the just are in the hand of God: and the torment of death shall not touch them. In the sight of the unwise they seemed to die: but they are in peace.
SECRET. Be appeased, O Lord, we beseech thee, by the offerings we have made ; and defend us from all dangers, by the intercession of thy holy Martyrs N. and N. Thro'.
COMM. What I say to you in the dark, speak you in the light, saith the Lord: and what is whispered you in the ear, preach you on the house-tops
. P. COMM. Hæc nos. May this communion, 0 Lord, purify us from sin, and, by the intercession of thy holy Martyrs N. and N. make us partakers of the joys of beaven. Thro'.
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LESSON. Eccles. xliv. and xlv. Behold a great priest, who in his time pleased God, and was found just: and in the time of wrath became an atonement. There were none found like him in observing the kw of the Most High. Therefore, by an oath, did the Lord make him great amongst his people. He gave him the blessing of all nations, and established u covenant on his head. He acknowledged him n his blessings : he stored up his mercy for him : and he found favour in the eyes of the Lord. (Chap. $18.) He exalted him in the sight of kings: and gave him a crown of glory. He made with him an eternal covenant: and bestowed on him a great priesthood : and rendered him blessed in glory. To faríom the priestly office, sing praises to the came of God; and to offer bim precious incense for 20 adour of sweetness.
GRAD. Eccles. xliv. Behold a great prelate mbo in his days pleased God. V. There was none Band like him in keeping the law of the Most High, Alielin, Alleluia. V. Thou art a priest for ever, abcording to the order of Melchisedech. Alleluia. After Septuag. instead of Alleluia and V. is said
TRACT, p. V. GOSPEL. Malt. xxv. 14. 23. At that time : Jesus sproke this parable to his disciples : A man going mato a far country, called his servants, and delivered lo them his goods. And to one he gave five talents, and to another two, and to another one, to every one according to his proper ability: and immediately he took his journey. And he that had received the five