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of Priesthood for ever. Ps. O Lord, remember David, and all his meekness.
V. Glory. COLLECT. Infirmitatem. Have regard, O Almighty God to our weakness; and as we sink under the weight of our doings, let the glorious interces. sion of blessed N. thy Martyr and Bishop, be a protection to us. Thro'.
EPISTLE. James i. 12, 18. Dearly beloved : Blessed is the man that endureth temptation; for when he hath been proved, he shall receive the crown of life, which God hath promised to them that love him. Let no man, when he is tempted, say that be is tempted by God. For God is not a tem ter of evils, and he tempteth no man. But every man is tempted by his own concupiscence, being drawn away and allured. Then when concupiscence hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin. But sin, when it is completed, begetteth death. Do not err therefore, my dearest brethren. Every best gift, and every perfect gift, is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no change, nor shadow of alteration. For of his own will hath he begotten us by the word of truth, that we might be some beginning of his creatures.
GRAD. Ps. lxxxviii. I have found David my servant: with my holy oil I have anointed him : for my band shall help him; and my arm shall strengthen him. V. The enemy shall have no advantage over him; nor the son of iniquity have power to hurt him. Alleluia, Alleluia. V. Ps. cix. V. Thou art a priest for ever according to the order of Melchisedech. Alleluia, Alleluia. After Septuag. instead of Alleluia and V. is said,
TRACT. Ps. xx. Thou hast given him his heart's desire; and hast not withholden from bim the will of his lips. V. For thou hast prevented him with blessings of sweetness. V. Thou hast set on bis head a crown of precious stones.
O YE priests
GOSPEL. Luke xiv. 26, 33. At thal time : Je kus said to his disciples : If any man come to me, and hate not bis father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple. And whosoerer doth pot carry his cross and come after me, cannot be my disciple. For which of you having a mind to build a tower, doth not first sit down and reckon the charges, that are necessary, whether he have wherewithal to finish it: lest after he hath laid the founda: Batrop, rejoices tion, and is not able to finish it, all that see it begin to mock him saying: This man began to build
, and was not able to finish. Or what king about to go and make war against another king, doth not first sit down and think whether he be able with ten thousand, to meet him that with twenty thousand cometh out against him. Or else whilst the other it yet afar off
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So likewise every one of you that God. For doth not renounce all that be possesseth, cannot be my disciple.
OFFERT. Ps. lxxxvii. My truth and my rel. cy shall be with him : and in my name sball bis born be exalted.
SECRET. Mercifully receive, O Lord, the offer ings dedicated to thee by the merits
of blessed N. thy Martyr and Bishop, and grant they may
be a continual support to us. Thro?.
COMM. Ps. lxxxviii. Once have I sworn by my holiness, and his seed shall endure for ever; and his throne as the sun before me, and as the moon perfect for ever, and a faithful witness in heaven.
P. COMM. Refecti, Being fed with the participation of thy sacred gifts, we beseech, thee, O Lord intercession of blessed N. tby Martyr and Bishop. our God, that we may feel the efficacy thereol by the whose feast we celebrate. Thro'.
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INTROIT. Dan. iii. Sacerdotes, &c. O YE priests of God, bless the Lord: Oye saints and humble of heart, praise God. Ps. Ó all ye works of the Lord, bless the Lord, praise him, and extol him for ever. V. Glory.
COLLECT. Deus, qui nos. O God, who, by the yearly solemnity of blessed N. thy Martyr and Bishop, rejoicest the hearts of thy faithful ; mercifully grant that we who celebrate his martyrdom, may enjoy his protection. Thro'.
EPISTLE. 2. Cor. i. 3, 7. Brethren: Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort, who comforteth us in all our tribulation ; that we also may be able to comfort them who are in all distress, by the exhortation wherewith we also are exhorted by God. For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so also by Christ doth our comfort aboundNow whether we be in tribulation, it is for your exhortation and salvation : or whether we be comforted, it is for your consolation : or whether we be exhorted, it is for your exhortation and salvation, which worketh the enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer. That our hope for you may be stedfast: knowing that as you are partakers of the sufferings, so shall you be also of the consolation : in Christ Jesus our Lord.
GRAD. Ps. viii. Thou hast crowned him with glory and honour. V. And hast set him over the works of thy hands, O Lord. Alleluia, Alleluia
V. This is the priest whom the Lord bath crowned. Alleluia.
After Septuag. instead of Alleluia and V. is said
TRACT. Ps. cxi. Blessed is the map that feareth the Lord, in bis commandments he delighteth exceedingly. V. His seed shall be mighty upon earth; the generation of the righteous shall be blessed. V.
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OFFERT. Ps. lxxxviii. I have found David, my servant: with my holy oil have I anointed him. For my band shall help him, and my arm shall strengthen him.
SECRET. Sanctify, O Lord, the offerings consecrated to thee : and being appeased thereby, mer. cifully look upon us, by the intercession of blessed N. thy Martyr and Bishop. Thro?.
COMM. Ps. xx. Thou, O Lord, hast set apot his head a crown of precious stones.
P. COMM. Hæc nos. May this communion, Lord, cleanse us from sin, and, by the intercession of blessed N. thy Martyr and Bishop, make us effectually partakers of this heavenly remedy.
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BISIIOP. INTROIT. Ps. xx. In virtute tua, &c. IN thy strength, O Lord, the just shall rejoice: and in thy salvation he shall rejoice exceedingly: thou hast given him bis heart's desire.
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COLLECT. Præsta. Grant, we beseech thee, O Almighty God, that we, who celebrate the festival of blessed N. thy Martyr, may, by his intercession, be strengthened in the love of thy name.
LESSON. Wisd. x. 10, 14. The Lord conducted the just man through the right ways, and shewed him the kingdom of God, and gave him the knowledge of the holy things : made him honourable in his labours, and accomplished his labours. In the deceit of them that over-reached him, she stood by him, and made him honourable. She kept him safe from his enemies, and she defended him from seducers, and gave him a strong conflict, that he might overcome, and know that wisdom is mightier than all. She forsook not the just when he was sold, but delivered him from sinners: she went down with him into the pit, and in bands she left him not, till she brought him the sceptre of the kingdom, and power against those that oppressed him: and shewed them to be liars, that accused him, and gave him everlasting glory.
GRAD. Ps. cxi. Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord; he shall delight exceedingly in his commandments. V. His seed shall be mighty upon earth; the generation of the righteous shall be blessed. Alleluia, Alleluia.
V. Thou hast set on his head, O Lord, a crown of precious jewels. Alleluia. After Septuag. instead of Alleluia and V. is said
TRACT. GOSPEL. Matt. x. 34, 42. At that time: Jesus said to his disciples : Do not think that I came to send peace upon earth: I came not to send peace, but the sword. For I came to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter-in-law against her mother-inlaw. And a man's enemies against they of his own household. He that loveth his father or mother more than me, is not worthy of me: and he that lov