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laudate et superexaltate praise him, and exalt eum in sæcula. V. Glo- him above all for ever, ria.
V. Glory. COLL. Deus qui noś. O God, who by the yearly solemnity of blessed N. thy martyr and bishop, rejoicest the hearts of the faithful; mercifully grant that we who celebrate his martyrdom may enjoy his protection. Through.
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 abound. Now, whether we be in tribulation, it is for your exhortation and sal. vation; 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. y. This is the priest whom the Lord hath crowned. Alleluia.
After Septuagesima, instead of Alleluia and T. is said · TRACT. Ps. cxi. Beatus. Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord, he delighteth exceedingly in his commandments. V. His seed shall be mighty upon earth; the generation of the righteous shall be blessed. V. Glory and wealth shall be in his house; and his justice remaineth for ever and ever.
GOSPEL. Matt. xvi. 24. 27. At that time: Jesus said to his disciples: If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross and follow me. For he that will save his life, shall lose it: and he that shall lose his life for my sake, shall find it. For what doth it profit a man, if he gain the whole world, and suffer the loss of his own soul? Or what exchange shall a man give for his soul? For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his father with his angels: and then will he render to every man according to his works.
OFFERT. Ps. lxxxviii. I have found David, my servant: with my holy oil I have anointed him. For my hand shall help him, and my arm shall strengthen him.
SECRET. Sanctify, O Lord, the offerings consecrated to thee: and being appeased thereby, mercifully look upon us, by the intercession of blessed N, thy martyr and bishop. Through.
COMM. Ps. xx. Thou, O Lord, hast set upon his head a crown of precious stones.
P. COMM. Hæc nos. May this communion, O Lord, cleanse us from sin, and by the intercession of blessed N. thy martyr and bishop, make us effectually partakers of this heavenly remedy.
MASS III. In virtute, of a MARTYR not a
Introit. Ps. xx. IN virtute tuâ, Domine, IN thy, strength, 9
lætabitur justus: et Lord, the just shall super salutare tuum ex- rojoice: and in thy salultabit vehementer: de- vation he shall rejoice siderium animæ ejus tri- exceedingly; thou hast buisti ei. Ps. Quoniam given him his heart's prævenisti eum in be- desire. Ps. For thou Dedictionibus dulcedi-_ hast prevented him with
nis: posuisti in capite blessings of sweetness: ejus coronam de lapide thou hast set on his head pretioso. V. Gloria. crown of precious
stones. V. Glory. COLL. 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 showed 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, he stood by him, and made him honourable. He kept him safe from his enemies, and 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 sin. ners: 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 showed them to be liars that had accused him, and the Lord our God gave him everlasting glory.
GRAD. Ps. cxi. Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord: he delighteth 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.
Afler Septuagesima, instead of Alleluia and V. is said : TRACT. Desiderium, page 498.
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-in-law. And a man's enemies shall be they of his own household. He that loveth father or mother more than me, is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me, is not worthy of me. And he that taketh not up his cross, and followeth me, is not worthy of me. He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that 'shall lose his life for me, shall find it. He that receiveth you, receiveth me; and he that receiveth me, receiveth him that sént me. He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet, shall receive the reward of a prophet: and he that receiveth a just man in the name of a just man, shall receive the reward of a just man. And whosoever shall give to drink to one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, amen, I say to you, he
shall not lose his reward. OFFERT. Ps. viii. Thou hast crowned him, O Lord, with glory and honour, and hast set him over the works of thy hands.
SECRET. Receive, O Lord, we beseech thee, our offerings and prayers; purify us by these heavenly mysteries, and mercifully hear us. Through.
COMÀ. Mait. xvi. If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross and follow me.
P. COMM. Da, quæs. Grant, we beseech thee, O Lord our God, 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. Through.
MASS IV. Lætabitur, of the same
Introit. Ps. lxiii. LÆTABITUR justus THE just shall rejpice in Domino, et spera
in the Lord, and shall bit in eo: et. laudabun- hope in him, and all the tur omnes recti corde. upright in heart shall Ps. Exaudi, Deus, ora- be praised. Ps. Hear, o tionem meam, cum de- God, my prayer, when precor: a timore inimici I make supplication to eripe animam meam. thee: deliver my soul V. Gloria.
from the fear of the
enemy. V. Glory. COLL. Præsta. Grant, we beseech thee, O almighty God, that by the intercession of blessed N. thy martyr, we may be delivered from all corporal adversities, and our hearts be cleansed from all evil thoughts. Through.
EPISTLE. 2 Tim. ü. 8. 10. iii. 10. 12. Dearly beloved: Be mindful that the Lord Jesus Christ is risen again from the dead, of the seed of David, according to my gospel. Wherein I labour even unto bands, as an evil doer: but the word of God is not bound. Therefore I endure all things for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain the salvation, which is in Christ Jesus, with heavenly glory.. (Chap. iii.) But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, long-suffering, love, patience, persecutions, atilictions: such as came upon me at Antioch, at lconium, and at Lystra; what persecutions I endured, and out of them all the Lord delivered me. And all that will live godly in Jesus Christ, shall suffer persecution.
GRAD. Ps. xxxvi. When the just man shall fall, he shall not be bruised: for the Lord putteth his hand under him. V. He showeth mercy and lendeth all the day long: and his seed shall be in blessing. Alleluia, Alleluia. V. He that followeth me, walketh not in darkness, but shall have the light of life. Alleluia.
After feptuagesima, instead of Alleluia and V. is said ; TRACT. Beatus, page 500.
GOSPEL. Matt. X. 26. 32. At that time: Jesus said to his disciples: Nothing is covered, that