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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. semidouble. 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. xlii. 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. Præsta nors. 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." HE 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 us orphans? For ravenous wolves will attack thy flock.
Anth. Lord, if I am still necessary for thy people, I refuse not the labour; thy will be done.
relinquis? Invadent enim. gregem tuum lupi rapaces.
Ant. Domine, si adhuc populo tuo sum necessarius, non recuso laborem: fiat voluntas tua.
Ant. Ovirum ineffabilem, nec labore victum, nec morte vincendum; qui nec mori timuit, nec vivere recusavit.
Anth. O wonderful man, neither overcome by labour nor to be overcome by death; who neither feared to die, nor refused to live. Anth. With his eyes and hands constantly lifted up to heaven, he never with drew his invincible spirit from prayer. Alleluia.
Anth. Martin is received with joy into Abraham's bosom; Martin here poor and inconsiderable, enters heaven rich, and is honoured with celestial hymns.
Ant. Martinus Abrahæ sinu lætus excipitur; Martinus hic pauper et modicus, cœlum dives ingreditur, hymnis cælestibus hono
The LITTLE CHAP. HYMN, and V. as p. xxxiii. &c.
At the MAGNIFICAT.
Ant Oculis ac manibus in cœlum semper intentus, invictum ab oratione spiritum non relaxabat. Alleluia.
whose soul enjoyeth paradise; where the Angels rejoice, the Archangels are glad, the Choir of saints proclaim him, and a troop of Virgins invite him, saying: remain with us for
Anth. O blessed man, Ant. O beatum virum, cujus anima paradisum possidet; unde exultant Angeli, lætantur Archangeli, Chorus sanctorum proclamat, turba Virginum invitat: mane nobiscum in 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. CoмMON, P. XV. Prayer. Præsta quæsumus, ib. p. xx.
MASS. INTROIT. The Lord settled. With the rest. COMMON, p xxxi. Except what follows:
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 defended against all adversities. Thro.
The COMMEM of St. MENNAS. Præsta quæsumus. p. xx. with the Secret and POSTCOMMUNION following in their respective places.
GRAD. Eccles. xliv. Behold a great Prelate, who in his days pleased God. V. There was none found like him in keeping the law of the Most High.
Alleluia, Alleluia. V. The blessed man, holy Martin, Bishop of Tours, died: whom the Angels, Archangels, Thrones, Dominations, and Powers received. Alleluia.
Ecce Sacerdos magnus, qui in diebus suis placuit Deo. V. Non est inventus similis illi; qui conservaret legem Excelsi.
Alleluia, Alleluia. V Beatus vir sanctus Martinus, urbis Turonis Episcopus, requievit; quem susceperunt Angeli atque Archangeli. Throni, Dominationes et Virtutes. Alleluia.
GOSPEL. Luke xi. 33. 36.
T Jesus said to his no man
A lighteth a 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 lightsome, 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, O 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 he cometh, shall find watching. he shall set him over all he hath.
whom the Lord, when Verily, I say to you,
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, v. 94.
At the MAGNIFICAT. Anth. O blessed Prelate, who with most entire affection loved Christ his King, and feared not the imperial power; O most holy soul, which, though it suffered not by the persecutor's sword, yet lost not the crown of martyrdom.
Prayer. Collect at Mass, p. 467.
Then is made a Commemoration of the following Feast.
Ant. O beatum Pontificem, qui totis visceribus diligebat Christum Regem, et non formidabat imperii principatum: O sanctissima anima, quam etsi gladius persecutoris non abstulit, palmam tamen martyrii non amisit.
XII. St. MARTIN, Pope and Martyr. semidouble. VESPERS. The COMMEM. Anth. This saint. V. Thou hast crowned. CоммON, p. xv. Prayer. Deus, qui nos beati, ib. p. xviii.
MASS. INTROIT. Oye Priests.
With the rest, as
in the COMMON, p xviii. except what follows. EPISTLE. 1 Peter iv. 13.
EARLY beloved: If you partake of the sufferings 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.