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COLLECT. Præsta. Grant, we beseech thee, O Almighty God, that as we have been informed of the constancy of the glorious Martyrs in the profession of thy faith, so we may experience their kindness in recommending us to thy mercy. Thro'.
SECRET of the same. May thy plentiful blessing, O Lord, descend upon our offerings, which, by the intercession of thy Martyrs, may render them well pleasing to thee, and make them the sacrament of our redemption. Thro'.
POSTCOMM. Cælestibus. Being refreshed with these heavenly and joyful mysteries, we humbly beseech thee, O Lord, that we may enjoy their protection, in whose triumphs we glory. Thro'.
The second Vespers are from the LITTLE CHAP of the following Feast, with a Comemoration of All Saints, Anth. O how glorious. V. The saints, p. 461. Prayer. Omnipotens, p. 459. Of St. THEODORUS, Martyr. Anth. This saint. V. Thou hast crowned. COMMON, p. XV, Prayer. Collect at Mass.
IX. The DEDICATION of the CHURCH of our
SAVIOUR. Double. VESPERS. all as in the Common, p. Ixiv. MASS. Introit. This is an awful place, &c. . lxvi. With a Commem. of St. THEODORUS.
COLLECT of St. THEODORUS. Deus, qui. O GOD, who comfortest and protectest us by the glorious confession of blessed Theodorus, thy Martyr; grant we may be strengthened by his example, and assisted by his prayers. Thro'.
SECRET of the same. Receive, O Lord, the prayers of thy faithful people together with their offerings, and grant, by the intercession of blessed Theodorus, thy Martyr, that we, by these acts of piety and devotion, may arrive at the glory of heaven. Thro'.
POSTCOMM. of the same. Presta nobis. Grant us, we beseech thee, O Lord, by the intercession of blessed Theodorus, thy Martyr, to receive, with a pure mind; what we have taken with our mouths. Thro'.
In the second Vespers is made a Commemoration of the following Feast.
X. St. ANDREW AVELLINE, Conf. semidoulle.
VESPERS. The COMMEM. Anth. I will compare. V. The Lord loved. COMMON, p. xliii. Prayer. Collect at Mass.
Of SS. TRYPHON, Respicius, and NYMPHA, Martyrs. Anth. For to them. V. Rejoice. COMMON, p. xxv. Prayer. Collect at Mass.
MASS. IntroIT. The mouth of the righteous man. With the rest. COMMON, p. xliii. except :
COLLECT. Deus, qui. O God, who didst dispose the heart of blessed Andrew, thy Confessor, by the difficult vow of every day advancing in virtue, to ascend by wonderful steps to thee: grant, by his merits and intercession, that we may be so far partakers of the same grace, as to make a continual progress towards perfection, and be happily brought to an eminent degree of glory. Thro'.
The COMMEM. Of SS. TRYPHON, &c. COLLECT. Fac nos. Grant, O Lord, we beseech thee, that we may always follow the example of thy holy Martyrs Tryphon, Respicius, and Nympha, and by their prayers daily experience their protection. Thro'.
SECRET. We bring thee, O Lord, the offerings of our devotion; and may they be acceptable to thee in honour of thy saints, and, by thy mercy, available to our salvation. Thro'.
POSTCOMM. Presta no.:is. Grant, we beseech thee, O Lord, by the intercession of thy holy Martyrs Tryphon, Respicius, and Nympha, that what we have taken with our mouths, we may receive with a pure soul. Thro'.
XI. St. MARTIN, Bishop and Confessor. Double.
I. VESPERS. The Psalms as p. 69. Eccept the last, which is : Ps 116. Laudate Dominum omnes, p. 90. Anth.THE disciples of Ant. IXERUNT disblessed Martin
cipuli ad beatum said to him; Why, Father, Martinum : Cur nos, Pater dost thou leave us, or to deseris, aut cui nos desolatos
whom dost thou bequeath relinquis? Invadent enim us orphans ? For ravenous gregem tuum lupi rapaces. wolves will attack thy flock.
Anth, Lord, if I am still Ant. Domine, si adhuc necessary for thy people, I populo tuo sum necessarius, refuse not the labour ; thy non recuso laborem: fiat will be done.
voluntas tua. Anth. O wonderful man, Ant. O virum ineffabilem, neither overcome by labour nec labore victum, nec mor
to be overcome by te vincendum ; qui nec modeath; who neither feared ri timuit, nec vivere recuto die, nor refused to live. savit.
Anth. With his eyes and Ant Oculis ac inanibus hands constantly lifted up in cælum semper inteatus, to heaven, he never with- invictum ab oratione spiridrew his invincible spirit tum non relaxabat. Alleluia. from prayer.
Alleluia. Anth. Martin is received Ant. Martinus Abrahæ with joy into Abraham's sinu lætus excipitur ; Martibosom; Martin here poor nus hic pauper et modicus, and inconsiderable, entors cælum dives ingreditur, heaven rich, and is honour- hymnis cælestibus honoed with celestial hymns. ratur. The Little Chap. Hymn, and V. asp. xxxiii. &c.
At the MAGNIFICAT. Anih. O blessed man, Ant. 0 beatum virum, whose soul enjoyeth para- cujus anima paradisum posdise; where the Angels re- sidet; unde exultant Anjoice, the Archangels are geli, "lætantur Archangeli, glad, the Choir of saints Chorus sanctorum proclaproclaim him, and a troop mat, turba Virginum inviof Virgins invite him, say- tat : mane nobiscum in ing: remain with us for æternum.
Prayer. Collect at Mass. Then is made a Commemoration of St. ANDREW. Anth. This man. V. The Lord led. COMMON, p. xlv. Prayer. Collect as above, p. 459. And of St. MENNAS, Martyr. Anth. This saint. V. Thou hast crowned. ComMON, p. xv. Prayer. Præsta quæsumus, ib. p. XX.
MASS. INTROIT. The Lord settled. With the rest. COMMON, P .xxxi. Except what follou's :
COLLECT. Deus, qui. O God, who seest we rely on no strength of our own; mercifully grant, by the prayers of blessed Martin, thy Confessor and Bishop, that we may be detended against all adversities. Thro.
The' COMMEM of Št. Mennas. Præsta quæsumus. p. xx. with the Secret and PostcoMMUNION following in their respective places.
GRAD. Eccles. xliv. Be- Ecce Sacerdos magnus, hold a great Prelate, who qui in diebus suis placuit in his days pleased God. V. Deo. V Non est inventus There was none found like similis illi; qui conservaret him in keeping the law of legem Excelsi. the Most High.
Alleluia, Alleluia. V Bea. Alleluia, Alleluia. V. The tus vir sanctus Martinus, blessed man, holy Martin, urbis Turonis Episcopus, reBishop of Tours, died: whom quievit ; quem susceperunt the Angels, Archangels, Angeli atque Archangeli. Thrones, Dominations, and Throni, Dominationes et Powers received. Alleluia. Virtutes. Alleluia.
GOSPEL. Luke xi. 33. 36.
A Tightech in candle, and
putteth it into a hidden place,
nor under a bushel ; but in a candlestick, that, they that come in, may see the light. The light of thy body is thy eye. If thy eye be single, thy whole body will be lightsome; but if it be evil, thy body also will be darksome. Take heed therefore, that the light, which is in thee, be not darkness. If then thy whole body be lightsorne, having no part of darkness; the whole shall be lightsome, and, as a bright lamp, shall enlighten thee.
OFFERT. Ps. lxxxviii. My truth and my mercy are with him; and in my name shall his power be exalted.
SECRET. Grant, О most merciful God, that this saving oblation may free us from all our sins, and defend us. from all adversities. Thro'.
COMM. Blessed is the servant whom the Lord, when he cometh, shall find watching. Verily, I say to you, he shall set him over all he hath.
POSTCOMM. Præsta. Grant, we beseech thee, O Lord our God, that these sacraments may avail to our salvation, by the intercession of those, on whose feart we have solemnly offered them to thee. Thro”.
II. VESPERS. all as in the first, p. 466. except that the last Psalm is : Ps. 131. Memento, p. 94.
At the MAGNIFICAT. Anth, O blessed Prelate, Ant. ( beatum Pontiwho with most entire affec- ficem, qui totis visceribus dition loved Christ his King, ligebat Christum Regem, et and feared not the imperial non formidabat imperii prinpower ; 0 most holy soul, cipatum: 0) sanctissima aniwhich, though it suffered ma, quam etsi gladius pernot by the persecutor's secutoris non abstulit, palsword, yet lost not the mam tamen martyrii non crown of martyrdom.
amisit. Prayer. Collect at Mass, p. 467. Then is made a Commemoration of the following
XII. ST. MARTIN, Pope and Martyr. semidoulle.
VESPERS. The COMMEM. Anth. This saint. V. Thou hast crowned. COMMON, p. xv. Prayer. Deus, qui nos beati, ib. p. xviii.
MASS. INTROIT. Oye Priests. With the rest, as in th: COMMON, p xviii. except what follows.
EPISTLE. 1 Peter iy. 13.
of Christ, rejoice; that, when his glory shall be revealed, you may be transported with joy. If you be reproached for the name of Christ, you shall be happy : for that which is of the honour, glory, and power of God, and that which is his spirit, resteth upon you. But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or a thief, or a railer, or a coveter of other men's things. But if as a christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God in his name. For the time is come, that judgment should begin at the house of God. And if first with us ; what shall be the end of them, that believe not the Gospel of God? And if the righteous man shall scarce be saved; where shall the ungodly, and the sinner appear? Wherefore let them also, who suffer according to the will of God, commend their souls in good deeds to the faithful Creator.
Gospel. 'Luke xiv. COMMON, p. xvii.
XIII. St. DIDACUS, Conf. semidouble. VESPERS. The COMMEM. Anth. I will compare.