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MASS. INTROIT. The mouth of the righteous man, &c. p. xliii. Except what follows:
COLLECT. Ecclesiam. May this sacred solemnity of blessed Anthony thy Confessor, O God, be a comfort to thy Church; that thy people may never want the assistance of thy grace, and may at length be possessed of eternal joys. Thro'.
1 Cor. iv. p. xlv. GRAD. Ps. xci. The Justus ut palma florebit; righteous man shall flourish sicut cedrus Libani multilike the palm-tree; he shall plicabitur in domo Domini. thrive like the cedar of Li- V. Ad annuntiandum mane banus, in the house of the misericordiam tuam, et veriLord. V. To publish thy tatem tuam per noctem. mercy in the morning, and thy truth by night.
Alleluia, Alleluia. V. AAlleluia, Alleluia. V. The mavit eum, Dominus, et orLord loved him, and hath navit eum: stolam gloriæ adorned him: he hath cloth- induit eum. Alleluia. ed bim with a robe of glory. Alleluia.
SECRET. May this present oblation, O Lord, avail to the salvation of thy people, for whom thou vouchsafedst to offer thyself a living host to thy Father. Who livest and reignest with the same.
POSTCOMM. Divinis. Being filled, O Lord, with these heavenly gifts, we beseech thee, that by the merits and intercession of blessed Anthony thy Confessor, we may be sensible of the effects of this saving sacrifice. Thro'.
The second Vespers are from the Little CHAPTER of the following Feasts with a Commemoration of St. ANTHONY.
XIV. St. BASIL, Bp. Conf. and Doctor. Double.
VESPERS. As p. xxxii. In the Hymn is said : Deserves that we. At the MAGNIFICAT. Anth. O excellent, p. xxxix. V. The Lord loved, p. xxxiv. PRAYER. Collect at Mass.
The COMMEMORATION of St. ANTHONY. Anth. This man. y. The Lord led. p. xlv. PRAYER. Collect as alove, at Mass, p. 315.
MASS. Introit. He opened. p. xxxix. Collect. Exaudi quæsumus, with its Secret and PostCOMMUNION, p. xxxvii. EPISTLE. 2 Tim. iv. p. xl.
GRAD. Ps. xxxvi. The Os justi meditabitur sapimouth of the righteous man entiam, et lingua ejus loqueshall utter wisdom, and his tur judicium. V.Lex Dei ejus tongue shall speak judg- in corde ipsius : et non supment. V. The law of God plantabuntur gressus ejus. is in his heart, and his feet Alleluia, Alleluia. V. Inveni shall not be tript up. Alle- David servum meum, oleo luia, Alleluia V. I have sancto meo unxi eum. Alfound my servant David, leluia. and I have annointed him with my holy oil. Alleluia.
GOSPEL. Luke xiv. 26.
one come to me, and hate not his father and mother, and wife and children, and brethren and sisters, yea and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple. And whosoever doth not 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 foundation, and is not able to finish it all that see it, begin to mock at him, saying : This man began to build, and was not able to finish. Or what king, about to go to 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 against him. Or else while the other is yet afar off, he sendeth an embassy, and desireth conditions of peace. So likewise every one of you, that doth not renounce all that he possesseth, cannot be my disciple. Salt is good. But if the salt shall lose its savour, wherewith shall it be seasoned ? It is neither good for the land, nor for the dunghill, but shall be thrown away. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. CREDO.
OFFERT. My truth. p. xxxis. COMMUNION. This is the faithful, p. xlii.
In the second VESPERS is made a COMMEMORATION of the following Feast.
XV. SS. VITUS, MODESTUS, and CRESCENTIA,
Martyrs. VESPERS. The COMMEMORATION. Anth. For to them. V. Rejoice. Common, p. xxv. PRAYER. Collectat Mass.
MASS. Introit. Ps. xxxiii. Many are the tribulations of the righteous, but the Lord hath delivered them
from all: the Lord keepeth all their bones, and not one of them shall be broken. Ps. I will bless the Lord at all times : his praise shall be for ever in my mouth. V. Glory.
COLLECT. Da Ecclesiæ. Grant, we beseech thee, O Lord, by the prayers of these thy holy Martyrs, that thy Church may be free from all pride, and improve daily in humility ; that declining all that is evil, she may freely practise that which is just and good. Thro'.
Lesson. Wisd. iii. p. xxvi. GRAD. Ps. cxlix. The saints shall exult in glory: they shall rejoice in their couches. V. Sing to the Lord a new song: praise him in the assembly of the saints. Alleluia, Alleluia. V. Thy saints, O Lord, shall bless thee; they shall publish the glory of thy kingdom. Alleluia.
GOSPEL. Luke x. 16. 20. A :
T that time : Jesus said to his disciples : He that you, despiseth me. And he that despiseth me, despiseth him that sent me. And the seventy-two returned with joy, saying : Lord, even the devils are subjet to us in thy
And he said to them: I saw Satan, as lightning, falling from heaven.
Behold I have given you power to tread upon serpents, and scorpions, and upon all the power of the enemy; and nothing shall hurt you. But rejoice not in this, that spirits are subjected unto you: but rejoice in this, that your names are written in heaven.
OFFERT. God is wonderful. COMMON, p. xxvii. SECRET. As the offerings we have made, O Lord, in honour of thy saints, testify the glory of thy divine power; so may they procure us the effects of thy salvation. Thro'.
COMM. The souls of the righteous are in the hand of God, and the torments of wickedness shall not touch them. In the sight of the unwise they seemed to die; but they are now in peace.'
POSTCOMM. Repleti. Being filled, O Lord, with what hath been solemnly blessed, we beseech thee that, by the intercession of thy holy Martyrs Vitus, Modestus, and Crescentia, this healing sacrament may be profitable to both our souls and bodies. Thro'.
XVIII. SS. MARCUS and MARCELLIANUS, M.M.
VESPERS. The COMMEMORATION. Anth. For to them. V. Rejoice. p. xxv. PRAYER. Collect at Mass.
MASS. INTROIT. The salvation. p. xxx. COLLECT. Præsta, quæsumus. Grant, we beseech thee, O Almighty God, that we who celebrate the festival of thy holy Martyrs Marcus and Marcellianus, may, by their prayers, be delivered from all impending evils. Thro'.
EPISTLE. Rom. v. 1. 5.
peace with God, thro' our Lord Jesus Christ: by whom also we have access, thro' faith, to this grace, wherein we stand, and glory in the hope of the glory of the Sons of God. And not only so; but we glory also in tribulations, knowing that tribulation worketh patience, and patience trial, and trial hope. And hope confoundeth not: because the love of God is poured out into our hearts by the Holy Ghost, who is given to us.
GRAD. The souls of the righteous are in the hand of God, and the torments of wickedness shall not touch them.. V. In the sight of the unwise they seemed to
but they are now in peace. Alleluia, Alleluia. V. These were true brothers, who could not be overcome in combat : who shedding their blood, followed the Lord. Alleluia.
GOSPEL. Luke xi. 47, 51. T that time: Jesus said to the Scribes and Pharisees : A , phets : and your Fathers killed them. Truly you bear witness that you consent to the doings of your fathers : for they indeed killed them, and you build their sepulchres. Therefore also the wisdom of God said : I will send to them prophets, and apostles, and some of them they will kill and persecute: that the blood of all the prophets which hath been shed from the foundation of the world, may be required of this generation; from the blood of Abel, unto the blood of Zacharias, who was slain between the altar and the temple. Yea, I say unto you, it shall be required of this generation.
OFPERT. Ps. cxxii. Our soul, like the sparrow, hath escaped from the hunters' snare: the snare broke, and we escaped.
SECRET. Sanctify, O Lord, the offerings consecrated to thee, and, being appeased thereby, mercifully look down upon us by the intercession of blessed Marcus and Marcellianus, thy Martyrs.' Thro'.
COMM. Matt. xxv. Verily I say to you: whatever you have done to one of the least of mine, you have done to me: come, you blessed of my Father, possess the kingdom prepared for you from the beginning of the world.
POSTCOMM. Salutaris. Being filled, O Lord, with this thy saving sacrifice, we humbly beseech thee, that, by the intercession of thy holy Martyrs Marcus and Marcellianus, we may be renewed by the effects thereof. Thro'.
WHILST thou dost
XIX. St. JULIANA de FALCONERIIS, Virgin. 4
YOELESTIS Agni nup
tias The nuptials of the heavenly O Juliana, dum petis,
lamb, Thou dost thy Father's house Domum paternam deseris,
forsake, And care of Virgins under- Chorumque ducis Virgi-
take. And whilst with deepest Sponsumque suffixum sorrows pierced,
cruci Nor day, nor night thy Noctes diesque dum gemis,
groans e'er ceas d, For thy dear spouse nail'd Doloris icta cuspide
on a tree, His sacred image was in Sponsi refers imaginem.
thee, And wounded sevenfold, Quin septiformi vulnere.
thou dost weep, And at God's mother's feet Fles ad genu Deiparæ :
dost keep : Whilst tears thy ardent love Sed crescit infusa fletu,
proclaim, Thy tender heart is on a Flammasque tollit charitas.
flame. And hence when painful Hinc morte pressam proxdeath drew nqar,
ima God took of thee unusual Non usitato te modo