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who celebrate the festival of blessed N. thy Martyr, may by his intercession, be strengthened in the love of thy name. Thro'.
Another. Præsta quæsumus. Grant, we beseech thee, 0 Almighty God, that by the intercession of Blessed N. thy Martyr, we may be delivered from all temporal adversities, and our hearts be cleansed from all evil thoughts. Thro'.
LESSON. Wisd. v. 1, 5. The just shall stand with great constancy against those that have afflicted them, and taken away their labours. These seeing it shall be troubled with terrible fear, and shall be amazed at the suddenness of their unexpected salvation, saying within themselves, repenting and groaning for anguish of spirit; These are they whom we had some time in derision, and for a parable of reproach. We fools esteemed their life, madness, and their end without honour. Behold, how they are numbered among the children of God, and their lot is amongst the saints. Instead of the foregoing Lesson, the EPISTLE, 2 Tim.
ii. p. IX. is occasionally read. Alleluia, Alleluia. V. The heavens shall confoss thy wonders, O Lord, and thy truth also in the church of the saints. Alleluia. V. Thou hast set on his head, O Lord, a crown of precious stones. Alleluia.
GOSPEL. John xv. 1, 7. At that time ; Jesus said to his disciples : I am the true vine; and my Father is the husbandman. Every branch in me that beareth not fruit, he will take away: and every one that beareth fruit, he will purge it, that it may bring forth more fruit. Now you are clean by rea. son of the word which I have spoken to you. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abide in the vine, so neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine; you the branches: he that abideth in me, and I in him, the same beareth much fruit: for without me you can do nothing. If any one abide not in me, he
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OFFERT. Ps. Ixxxvii. The heavens shall come fess thy wonders, O Lord; and thy truth in the church of the saints. Alleluia, Alleluia.
SECRET. Of a Martyr and a Bishop. Merciiallis receive, O Lord, the offerings dedicated to thee by the merits of blessed N. thy Martyr and Bishop, and grant they may be a continual support to us. Thro'
Another. Sanctify, O Lord, the offerings consecrated to thee: and, being appeased thereby merci fully look upon us by the intercession of blessed N. thy Martyr and Bishop. Thro'.
SECRET. Of a Martyr not a Bishop. Receive, HiebO Lord, we beseech thee, our offerings and prayers; purify us by those heavenly mysteries, and mercifully hear us. Thro'.
Another. May our devotion, O Lord, be acceptable in thy sight; and may his intercession, on whose festival we pay it
, make it available to our salvation. Thro'.
COMM. Ps. Ixii. The just shall rejoice in the
. Of a Martyr and Bishop, Being fed by the participation of thy sacred gifts
, we beseech thee, O Lord, our God, that we may feel the eficacy thereof by the intercession of blessed N. thy Martyr and Bishop. Thro'.
Another. Hæc nos Communio. May this com-
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that as we rejoice on the feasts of thy saints in this life, so we may enjoy their sight for ever in that which is to come. Thro'.
Another. Refecti. Being fed by the participation of thy sacred gifts, we beseech thee, O Lord our God, that we may feel the efficacy thereof, by the intercession of blessed N. thy Martyr. Thro'.
MASS VII. Sancti tui, of MANY MARTYRS.
INTROIT. Ps. cxliv. Sancti tui, &c. THY saints, O Lord, shall bless thee; and speak of the glory of thy kingdom. Allel. Allel.
Ps. I will extol thee, O God, my king; and bless thy name for ever and ever.
V. Glory. COLLECT. Beatorum. Of Martyrs and Bishops. We beseech thee, O Lord, that the solemnity of the blessed Martyrs and Bishops N. and N. may be a protection to us, and their venerable prayers recommend us to thy mercy. Thro'.
COLLECT. Dcus, qui. Of Martyrs only. O God, by whose favour we celebrate the festival of thy boly Martyrs N. and N. grant we may enjoy their fellowship in eternal bliss. Thro'.
EPISTLE. 1 Peter i. 3, 7. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to his great mercy hath regenerated us into a lively hope, by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, unto an inheritance uncorruptible and undefiled, and that cannot fade, reserved in heaven for you, who by the power of God are kept by faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time, Wherein you shall greatly rejoice, if now you must be for a little time made sorrowful in divers temptations; that the trial of your faith, (much more precious than gold which is tried by the fire) may be found unto praise, and glory, and honour, at the appearing of Jesus Christ our Lord. Alleluia, Alleluia. V. Thy saints, O Lord, shall
P. COMM. Præsta nobis. Of Martyrs not Bishops. Grant, we beseech thee, O Lord, by the intercession of thy Holy Martyrs N. and N. that what we have taken with our mouths, we may receive with a pure soul. Thro'.
MASS VIII. Intret of MANY MARTYRS not in PAS.
CHAL TIME. INTROIT. Ps. Ixxviii. Intret in, &c. LET the sighing, O Lord, of the prisoners come in before thee; render to our neighbours sevenfold in their bosom ; revenge the blood of thy saints which hath been shed.
Ps. O God, the heathens are come into thy inheritance; they have defiled thy holy temple; they hare made Jerusalem as a place to keep fruit.
COLLECT. Beatorum. We beseech thee, O Lord, that the solemnity of thy blessed Martyrs and Bishops N. and N. may be a protection to us, and their venerable prayers recommend us to thy mercy, Thro'.
LESSON. Wisd. iii. 8. 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; and their departure was taken for misery; and their going away from us, for utter de. struction ; but they are in peace. And though in the sight of men they suffered torments, their hope is full of immortality.
Afflicted in few things, in many they shall be well rewarded ; because God hath tried them, and found them worthy of himself. As gold in the furnace he hath proved them, and as a victim of a holocaust he hath received them, and in time there shall be respect had to them. The just shall shine, and run to and fro, like sparks among the reeds. They shall judge nations, and rule over people, and their Lord shall reigu for ever.
GRAD. Exod. xv. God is glorious in his saints,