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And he saith to him:

Amen, amen I say to you, you shall see the heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man.

OFFERT. Ps. viii. Thou hast crowned him with glory and honour; and hast set him over the works of thy hands, O Lord.

SECRET. We offer thee, O Lord, the gifts to be consecrated, whereby we, celebrating the festival of blessed Andrew the apostle, beseech thee, that our minds may also be purified. Thro'.


Sanctify, O Lord, the offerings we have consecrated to thee, and being appeased thereby, mercifully look down upon us, by the intercession of blessed Saturninus, thy Martyr. Thro'.

COMM. John i. Andrew saith to Simon his brother: We have found the Messiah, who is called the Christ; and he brought him to Jesus.

P. COMM. Perceptis. Having received, O Lord, thy boly sacrament, we beseech thee that, by the intercession of blessed Andrew thy apostle, what we perform in memory of his venerable passion, may be a remedy to us.

P. COMM. Sanctificet, of St. SATURNINUS. May the receiving of this thy sacrament, O Lord, we beseech thee, sanctify us : and by the intercession of thy saints, make us acceptable to thee. ·

XXX. St. ANDREW, ap.

INTROIT. Ps. cxxxvii.

TO me, thy friends, O God, are made exceedingly honourable: their principality is exceedingly strengthened. Ps. Lord, thou hast proved me and known me: thou hast known my sitting down and my rising up. V. Glory.

COLLECT. Majestatem. We humbly beseech thy divine Majesty, O Lord, that as the blessed


apostle Andrew was a teacher and pastor of thy
Church, so he may be with thee our perpetual inter-



EPISTLE. Rom. x. 10, 18. Brethren: With
the heart we believe unto justice; but, with the
mouth, confession is made unto salvation. For the
scripture saith: Whosoever believeth in him shall not
be confounded. For there is no distinction of the
Jew and the Greek: for the same is Lord over all,
rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall
call upon the name of the Lord, shall be saved. How
then shall they call on him, in whom they have not
believed? Or how shall they believe him, of whom
they have not heard? And how shall they hear,
without a preacher? And how shall they preach,
unless they be sent? as it is written: How beautiful
are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace,
of them that bring good tulings of good things? But
all do not obey the gospel. For Isaias saith: Lord,
who hath believed our report? Faith then cometh
by hearing and hearing by the word of Christ.
But I say: have they not heard? Yes verily, their
sound hath gone forth into all the earth, and their
words unto the ends of the whole world.

GRAD. Ps. xliv. Thou wilt set them rulers over
all the earth, and they shall remember thy name,
Lord. V. In place of thy fathers thou hast children
born to thee; therefore shall nations praise thee.
Alleluia, Alleluia. V. The Lord loved Andrew like
a sweet smelling odour. Allel.

GOSPEL. Matt. iv. 18, 22. At that time :
Jesus walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two bre-
thren, Simon who is called Peter, and Andrew his
brother, casting a net into the sea (for they were
And he saith to them, Come ye after me,
and I will make you to be fishers of men. And they
immediately leaving their nets followed him. And
going on from thence, he saw two other brethren,
James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in

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a ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets: and he called them. And they forthwith left their nets and father, and followed him. The Creed.

OFFERT. Ps. cxxxviii. To me, O God, thy friends are exceeding honourable; exceeding mighty in their power.

SECRET. May the holy prayers of blessed Andrew the Apostle, we beseech thee, O Lord, render our sacrifice pleasing to thee; that what we solemnize in his honour, his merits may render acceptable. Thro'.

COMM. Matt. iv. Come ye after me, and I will make you to be fishers of men; and they immediately leaving their nets, followed him.

P. COMM. Sumpsimus. As the divine mysteries we have partaken of with joy on this festival of blessed Andrew, conduce to the glory of thy saints; so, O Lord, we beseech thee, let them obtain for us pardon. Thro'.

December II. St. BIBIANA, v. m.

All as in Mass XVIII. p. xxxiii. except COLLECT. Deus, omnium. O God, the bestower of all good gifts, who in thy servant Bibiana joinedst the palm of martyrdom with the flower of virginity, grant, that through her intercession, our hearts may be united to thee by charity; and that being delivered from all dangers, we may obtain everlasting rewards. Thro'.


INTROIT. I spake of thy law in the presence of kings, and I was not ashamed; and meditated on thy commandments, which I loved exceedingly. Ps. Praise the Lord all ye nations: praise him all ye people: for his mercy is confirmed upon us, and the truth of the Lord remaineth for ever. V. Glory.

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COLLECT. Deus, qui Indiarum. O God, who by the preaching and miracles of blessed Francis, didst bring into thy Church the people of the Indies: mercifully grant that we may imitate his virtués, whose glorious merits we venerate. Thro EPISTLE. Rom. x. p. 422. Grad. Offert. and Comm. as in Mass XIV. p. xxvi. P. Comm. as in Mass. XV. p. xxviii. GOSPEL. Mark xvi. 15, 18. At that time: Jesus said to his disciples: Go ye into the whole world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptised, shall be saved: but he that believeth not, shall be condemned. And these signs shall follow them that believe: In my name they shall cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues: they shall take up serpents; if they shall drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them: they shall lay their hands upon the sick, and they shall recover.


IV. St. PETER CHRYSOLOGUS, c. All as in Mass XIII. p. xxiv. except COLLECT. Deus, qui. O God, who by thy divine providence didst ordain that blessed Peter should be foreshewn by heaven, and chosen as an exalted teacher to govern and instruct thy Church; grant, we beseech thee, that he who taught us the true way of life whilst here on earth, may now intercede for

us in heaven. Thro'.

COLLECT, in commemoration of St. Barbara, as xxxi. p. Deus qui in Mass XVII.

V. COMMEMORATION OF St. SABBAS, abbot, by the Collect, Secret, and Post Communion of Mass of Abbots, p. xxix.

VI. St. NICHOLAS, bp. c.

INTROIT. Statuit.

COLLECT. Deus, qui. O God, who by innumer

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able miracles hast honoured blessed Nicholas the Bishop; grant, we beseech thee, that by his merits and intercession we may be delivered from eternal flames. Thro'.

EPISTLE. Heb. xiii. 7, 17. Brethren: Re member your prelates who have spoken the word of God to you; whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation. Jesus Christ yesterday and to day; and the same for ever. Be not led away with various and strange doctrines. For it is best that the heart be established with grace, not with meats: which have not profited those that walk in them. We have an altar, whereof they have no power to eat who serve the tabernacle. For the bodies of those beasts, whose blood is brought into the Holies by the high-priest for sin are burned without the camp. Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people by his own blood, suffered without the gate. Let us go forth therefore to him without the camp, bearing his reproach. For we have not here a lasting city, but we seek one that is to come. By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise always to God, that is to say, the fruit of lips confessing to his name. And do not forget to do good and to impart; for by such sacrifices God's fayour is obtained. Obey your prelates, and be subject to them. For they watch, as being to render an account of your souls.

GRAD. to Alleluia, as in Mass II. p. ii.

V. The righteous man shall flourish like the palm tree; he shall thrive like the cedar of Libanus. Allel. GOSPEL. Matt. xxv. as in Mass XI. p. xxi. OFFERT. My truth and my mercy are with bim: and in my name his power shall be exalted. SECRET. Sanctify, we beseech thee, O Lord, our God, those gifts which we offer thee on the festival of our holy Bishop Nicholas; that our lives may never swerve from truth, either in prosperity or adversity. Thro'.

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