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TRACT, Qui seminant, p. xvi. GOSPEL. Matt. xxiv. 3. 14. Al 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 pare, saying, I am Christ: and they will seduce mans, And you shall hear of wars, and rumours of wars. See that ye be not troubled. For these things must come to pass, but 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 afflicted, and shall put you to death: and you shall be bated 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 prophcts shall rise, and shall seduce many: And hecause iniquity liath abounded, the charity of many shall grow cold. But he that shall persevere to the end shall be saved.
OFFERT. Wisd. iii. 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. Alleluia.
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 whis. pered you in the ear, preach you on the house-tops.
P. COMM. Hæc nos. May this communion, O Lord, purify us from sin, and, by the intercession of thy holy Martyrs N. and N. make us partakers of the joys of heaven. Thro'.
INTROIT, Statuit, as in Mass II. p. II.
Grant, we beseech thee, 0 Almighty God, that the venerable solemnity of blessed N. thy Confessor and Bishop, may improve our devotion, and strengthen in us the hopes of salva. tion. Thro'.
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 law 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 his covenant on his head. He acknowledged him in his blessings : he stored up his mercy for him: and he found favour in the eyes of the Lord. (Chap. xlv.) Je 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 perform the priestly office, to sing praises to the name of God; and to offer bimn precious incense for an odour of sweetness.
GRAD. Eccles. xliv. Behold a great prelate who in his days pleased God. V. There was none found like him in keeping the law of the Most High, Alleluia, Alleluia. V. Thou art a priest for ever, according 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 spoke this parable to his disciples : A man going into a far country, called his servants, and delivered to 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 Ps.
talents went his way and traded with the same, and gained other five. And in like manner be that bad received the two, gained other two. But he tha: had received the one,
going his war digged into the earth, and hid his lord's money. But after a long time the lord of those servants came, and reckoned with them. And he that had received the we talents coming brought other fire talents, saying. Lord, thou didst deliver to me five talents, behold I have gained other five over and above. His bed said to him: Well done good and faithiul serrant because thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will place thee over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. And he also that had receired the two talents came and said: Lord, thon deliveredst two talents to me: behold I have gained other two. His lord said to him: Well done good and faithful servant, because thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will place thee over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
OFFERT. Ps. 88. I have found David, my sér. vant: with my holy oil I have anointed him: For my hand shall help him, and my arm shall strengthen him.
SECRET. May thy saints, O Lord, we besecel thee, cause joy to all thy people : that while we celebrate their merits, we may experience their patrom.
COMM. Luke. xii. This is the faithlul and prů» dent servant, whom the Lord placed over his famils, to give them in due season their measure of wheat.
P. COMM. Præsta. Grant, we beseech thee, Almighty God, that while we return thee thanks for what we have partaken of, we may, by the intercession of blessed N. thy Confessor and Bishop, ceive still greater favours. Thro'.
MASS XII Sacerdotes tui, of the same.
INTROIT. Psalm cxxxi.
and let thy saints rejoice. For thy servant David's sake, turn not away the face of thine anointed. Ps. Remember, O Lord, David and all his meek
V. Glory: COLLECT. Exaudi. Hear, O Lord, we besecch thee, the prayers we offer on this solemnity of blessed N. thy Confessor and Bishop: and by bis intercession, who worthily served thee, deliver us from all our sins. Thiro'.
EPISTLE. Heb, vii. 23, 27. Brethren: There were made many priests, because by reason of death they were not suffered to continue. But Jesus, for that lie continueth for ever, bathan everlasting priesthood. Whereby he is able also to save for ever them that come to God by him : always living to make intercession for us. For it was fitting that we sbould have such a high priest, holy, innocent, undefiled, separated from sinners, and made higher than the heavens: who needeth not daily (as the other priests) to offer sacrifice first for his own sins, and then for the people's : for this Jesus our Lord did once in offering himself.
GRAD. Ps. cxxx. I will clothe her priests with salvation, and her saints shall rejoice exceedingly. V. There will I bring forth a horn to David : I have prepared a lamp for my anointed. Alleluia Alleluia. V. The Lord hath sworn, and will not repent: thou art a priest for ever according to the order of Melchisedech. Alleluia. After Septuag. instead of Alleluia and V. is suid
TRACT, p. v. GOSPEL. Matt. xxiv. 42. 47. At that time : Jesus said to his disciples : Watch ye therefore, be
know not at what hour your Lord will come. But this know ye, that if the good man of the house knew at what hour the thief would come, he would certainly watch, and would not suffer bis house to be broken open. Wherefore be you also ready, bp.
cause at what hour you know not, the Son of Man will come. Who thinkest thou is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord has appointed over his family to give them ineat in season? * Blessed is that ser vant, whom when his lord shall come, he shall find so doing. Amen, I say to you, he shall place him over ali his goods t.
OFFERT. My truth and my mercy shall be with him; and in my name shall his be exalted.
SECRET. May the annual solemnity, we be. seech thee, O Lord, of holy N. thy Consessor and Bishop render us acceptable to thy inercy: tirat by Duis sacrifice of propitiation, he may both receive a liappy reward, and obtain for us the gifts of thị
COMM. * Blessed, &c. as abore, from * to ř.
P. COMM. Deus fidelium. O God, the rewarder of faithful souls, grant that we may obtain forgiveness by the prayers of blessed N. thy Confessor and Bishop, whose venerable feast we celebrate Thro'.
MASS XIII In medio, of DOCTORS.
INTROIT. Eccles. X. HE opened his mouth in the midst of the Church.an. the Lord filled him with the spirit of wisdom: be clad him with a robe of glory.
Ps. It is good to give praise to the Lord, and to sing to thy naine, O Most High. V. Glory.
COLLECT. Deus qui. O God, who didst give Blessed N. to thy people for a minister of eternal salvation : grant we beseech thee, that he who was the instructor of our life here on earth, may becorde our intercessor in heaven. Thro'.
LESSON. 2 Tim. iv. 1, 8. Most dearly beloved: I charge thee before God and Jesus Christ, who shal judge the living and the dead, by his coming, and his kingdom: preach the word; be instant in sca