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bound in heaven. V. And whatsoever thou sbalt loose on earth, shall be loosed in heaven.
GOSPEL. Malt. xvi. As on the 29th of June. Offert. Thou art, fc. as in the preceding Tract
, to V.
SECRET. May the intercession, we beseech thee, O Lord, of Bishop Peter, thy apostle, render the prayers and offerings of thy church acceptable to thee; that the mysteries we celebrate in his honour, may obtain for us the pardon of our sins Thro'.
Of St. Paul. Sanctify, O Lord, the offerings of thy people, by the prayers of Paul thy apostle : that what is acceptable to thee, because by thee instituted, may become still more acceptable by his intercession.
† Of St. PRISCA. We beseech thee, O Lord, that the sacrifice we offer in honour of the martyrdom of thy saints, may loose the bonds of our sins, and procure for us the gifts of thy mercy. Thro?
COMM. Thou art Peter, and upon this rock 1 will build my church.
P. COMM. May the sacrifice we have offered, O Lord, fill us with holy joy: that as we publish the miracles thou hast wrought in the person of thg Apostle Peter, so we may, through his prayers receive the abundant effects of thy mercy. Thro?
Of St. Paul. Sanctificati. Being sanctified, O Lord, by these saving mysteries, we pray that we may never be deprived of his intercession whom thou hast appointed our patron and guide.
+ Of St. Prisca. Qucesumus. Being filled with these saving mysteries, we beseech thee, O Lord, that we may be assisted by the prayers of her whose festival we keep. Thro'.
XIX. ST. CANUTE, king and martyr. Mass IV. p. vi, as in common. In Virtute, except
the Gospel, which is from Mass III. page v. and the Collect.
XX. SS. FABIAN and SEBASTIAN mm,
COLLECT. Infirmitatem with its Secret and P.
EPISTLE. Heb. xi. 33, 39.- -Brethren: The saints by faith conquered kingdoms, wrought justice, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, recovered strength from weakness, became valiant in battle, put to flight the armies of foreigners: women received their dead raised to life again. But others were racked, not excepting deliverance, that they might find a better resurrection. And others had trial of mockeries and stripes, inoreover also of bands and prisons: they were stoned, they were cut asunder, they were tempted, they were put to death by the sword, they wandered about in sheep skins, and in goat skins, being in Want, distressed, afflicted; of whom the world was not worthy; wandering in desarts, in mountains, and in dens, and in caves of the earth. And all these being approved by the testimony of faith, in Christ Jesus our Lord. GRAD. Exod. xv.
God is glorious in his saints, wonderful in his majesty, and performeth prodigies. V. Thy right hand, O Lord, is magnified in strength; thy right hand, O Lord, hath slain the enemy. Alleluia, Aleluia. V. Thý saints, O God, shall bless thee, and publish the glory of thy kingdom. Allel.
GOSPEL. Luke vi. as in Mass IX. p. xvii.
Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice ye righteous; and praise him all ye upright of heart.
COMM. Luke vi. A great many that were diseased, and tormented by unclean spirits, came to
him, because a virtue proceeded from him, and healed them all.
XXI. ST. AGNES, F. m. INTROIT, Me expectaverunt, as in Mass XVII. page xxxij.
COLLECT. Omnipotens. O Almighty and Eler; nal God, who makes choice of the weak things of this world to confound the strong; mercifully grant that we, who celebrate the feast of blessed Agnes, thy Virgin and Martyr, may experience the effects of her prayers. Thro'.
LESSON, as in Mass XVII. p. xxxi.
GRAD. Grace is spread on thy lips, therefore hath God blessed thee for ever. V. For thy truth
, meekness, and righteousness, shall thy right hand also lead thee on wonderfully. Aleluia, Alleluka. V. The five wise virgins took oil in their vessels with their lamps, and at midnight there was a cry; Behold the bridegroom coineth, go ye forth and meet Christ the Lord. Alleluia. After Septuag. instead of Alleluia and V. is said the Tract, Veni Sponsa which with the Gospel and Offert, are also taken from Mass XVII. p. xxxi, &o
SECRET. Favourably receive, O Lord, the of ferings we make thee, and by the intercession of blessed Agnes, thy Virgin and Martyr, loosen the bonds of our sins. Thro'.
COMM. The five wise virgins, Sc.
, with this heavenly meat and drink, we humbly beseech thee that we may be aided by her prayers, on whose festival we have received these sacred myste
XXII. SS. VINCENT AND ANASTASIUS, mm.
All as in Mass VIII. p. xv, except COLLECT. Adesto. Hear, O Lord, our earnest prayers, that we who are sensible of the guilt of our crimes, may be delivered therefrom by the prayers of thy blessed martyrs, Vincent and Anastasius. Thro'.
SECRET. We bring, as in Mass IX. p. xvii.
XXIII. ESPOUSAL OF THE B. V. M.
XXIV. ST. TIMOTHY, bp. m.
All as in Mass II. p. ii. except EPISTLE. 1 Tim. vi. 11, 16. Dear Brother: Pursue justice, godliness, faith, charity, patience, mildness. Fight the good fight of faith : lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art called, and hast confessed a good confession before many witnesses. I charge thee before God, who quickeneth all things, and before Christ Jesus, who gave testimony under Pontius Pilate, a good confession that thou keep the commandment without spot, blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, which in his times he sball shew, who is the Blessed, and only Mighty, the King of kings, and Lord of lords; who only bath immortality, and inhabiteth light inaccessible, whom no man hath seen por can see; to whom be honour and empire everlasting. Amen.
XXY. CONVERSION OF ST. PAUL. INTROIT. 2 Tim. i. I know whom I hare be Jieved, and I am certain that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day. Ps. Lord thou hast proved me, and last known me 1 chou bast known iny sitting down, and my-uprising, V. Glory,
COLLECT. Deus qui. O God, who, by the
Chair at Rome, the 13th of January, p. 434. LESSON. Ads ix. 1, 22. In those days : San breathing out threatnings and slanghter against il disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest, and asked of him letters to Damascus, to the sçuagogues that if be found any men and women of this way, ) he might bring them bound to Jerusalem. And as he went
on his journey, it came to pass that he drew nigh to Damascus; and suddenly a light from liea: ven shined round about himn. And failing on the ground he heard a voice, saying to bin; Saul
, Saul, why persecutest thou ine? Who said; Il art thou, Lord? And he said: I am Jesus oi Nazareth, whom thou persecutest. It is hard for thee to kick against the goad. And he, trembling and astonished. said: Lord, what wilt thou have me to do. Aut the Lord said to him; Arise, and go into the city, and there it shall be told thee wliat thou must du. Now the men who went in company with lim ston amazed, hearing indeed a voice, but secing no man And Saul arose from the ground, and when his eyes were opened he saw nothing. But they leading him by the hand, brought him to Damascus. And le was there three days without sight, and he did aeither eat nor drink. Now there was a certain vier