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Collect. Preesla, quasumus.

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. Thro'.

Lesson. IPisd. x. rr,HE Lord led the righteous man through the right A ways and shewed him the kingdom of God, and gave him the knowledge of the holy things; he honored him in his troubles, and finished his labors. He stood by him against the deceit of those that would over-reach him, and made him honorable. He kept him safe from his enemies and defended him from seducers; and gave him a strong conflict, that he might overcome, and let him know that wisdom is mightier than all. This wisdom forsook not the righteous man, when he was sold, but delivered him from sinners. She went down with him into the pit, and in his bands she left him not, till she brought him the sceptre of the kingdom, and power against those that oppressed him; and shewed them to be liars, who accused him; and our Lord God gave him eternal glory.

Gradual Psalm cxi. Blessed is the man that fears Beatus vir qui timet Dothe Lord; who in his com- minum: in mandatis ejus mandments taketh great cupit nimis. V. Potens in delight. V. His seed shall terra erit semen ejus ; genebe mighty upon earth; the ratio rectorum benedicetur. generation of the righteous shall be blessed.

Alleluia, Alleluia. V. Alleluia, Alleluia. V. Thou hast set on his head, Posnisti, Domine, in capite O Lord, a crown of preci- ejus coronam de lapide preous stones, Alleluia. tioso, Alleluia.

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 varience 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 firtdeth 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 sent 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.

Ofpertory. Psalm viii. Thou hast crowned him, Gloria and honore coroO Lord, with glory and nasti eum, et constituisti honour, and set him over eum super opera manuum the works of thy hands. tuarum, Domine.

SECRET.

RECEIVE, O Lord, we beseech thee, our offerings and prayers, purify us by these heavenly mysteries, and mercifully hear us. Thro'.

Communion. Matt, xvi, • Let him that is willing to Qui vult venire post me, come after me, deny him- abneget semetipsum; et self, take up his cross, and tollat crucem suam, et sefollow me. quatur me.

Postcommunton. ba, qwesumus.

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 sigh t for ever in that which is to come. Thro'.

Another MASS of the same.

. Intrott. Psalm lxiii.

THE righteous man T iETABITTJR justns shall rejoice in :the F A in Domino, etsperabit Lord, and hope in him; in eo; et laudabuntur brrrnes all the upright of heart shall recti corde. Ps. Exaudi, have praise. Ps. Hear, O Deus, orationem meam, God, my petition, when I cum deprecor; a timore pray; deliver my soul from inimici eripe animam methe fear of the enemy. V. am. V. Gloria. Glory.

Collect. Prasta quasumus.

GRANT, we beseech thee, O 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'.

Epistle. 2 Tint. ii. 8. 10. Hi. 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 made known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, long-suftering, love, patience, persecutions, afflictions; such as came upon me at Antioch, at Iconium, and at Lyslra; what persecutions, I endured, and out of them the Lord delivered me. And all that will live godly in Christ Jesus, shall suffer persecution.

Gradual. Psalm xxxvi.

When the righteous man Justus cum ceciderit,non

falleth, he shall not be brui- collidetur, quia Dominus

sed; for the Lord puts his supponit manumsuam. V.

hand under him. V. All Tota die miseretur et com

the day he shews compas- modat; et semen ejus in

sion, and lends; and his benedictione erit.
seed shall be blessed.

Alleluia, Alleluia. V. Alleluia, Alleluia. V.

He that followeth me, Qui sequitur me, non am

walketh not in darkness, bulat in tenebris, sed habe

but shall have the light of bit lumen vitae aetemae, Al

everlasting life, Alleluia. leluia.

GOSPEL. Matt. x. 26. 33.

AT that time; Jesus said to his disciples; Nothing is covered that shall not be revealed, nor hid, that shall not be known. That which I tell you in the dark, speak you in the light; and that which you hear in the ear, preach ye upon the house-tops. And fear ye not them that kill the body, and are not able to kill the soul; but rather fear him that can destroy both soul and body into hell. Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing; and not one of them shall fall on the ground without your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore; better are you than many sparrows. Every one therefore that shall confess me before men, I will also confess him before my Father who is in heaven.

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I. Vespers, The Common Of Many Martyrs, &c. xxiii

Ofpertory. Psalm xx. . Thou hast set on his head, Posuisti, Domine, in ca

0 Lord, a crown of preci- pite ejus coronam de lapide ous stones; he asked of thee pretioso; vitam petiit a te, life, and thou didst grant et tribuisti ei. Alleluia. him it. Alleluia.

SECRET.

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'. Communion.

Let him, who serveth Qui mihi ministrat, me me, follow me ; and where sequatur; et ubi ego sum,

1 am, there also shall my illic et minister meus erit. servant be.

Postcommunion. 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, whose feast we celebrate. Thro'.

THE COMMON OF MANY MARTYRS.
I. VESPERS.

The Psalms, as on Sundays, p. 69. Except the last which is: Laudate Dominum omnes, p. go.

Anth. TTOW great tor- Ant. M N E S sancti

l 1 ments have all KY quanta passi sunt

the saints endured to come tormenta, ut securi per

safe to the crown of martyr- venirent ad palmam mar

dom! tyrii!

Anth. The saints arear- Ant. Cumpalmaad reg

rived at their kingdom with na pervenerunt sancti;

palms; they have merited coronas decoris meruerunt

crowns of glory from the de manu Dei. hand of God.

Anth. The bodies of the Ant. Corpora sanctorum saints are buried in peace; in pace sepulta sunt; et viand their names shall live vent nomina eorum in aeterfor ever. num.

Anth. Ye Martyrs of the Ant. Martyres Domini

Lord, bless the Lord for Dominum benedicite in

ever. aeternum.

Anth. Choir of Martyrs Ant. Martyrum chorus, bless the Lord in the hea- laudate Dominum de coelis, vens, Alleluia. Alleluia.

Ltttle Chaptrr. Tf^isd. iii.

THE souls of the righteous are in the hand of God, and the torments of death shall not touch them. They seemed in the eyes of fools to die; but they are in peace.

HYMN.

f^OME, brethren, let GANCTORUM meritit

V the bleeding Choir

With fights and crowns our song inspire,

Our verse to sing the noblest kind Of victors is inclin'd.

These champions of thy name, dear Lord,

Were by the foolish world abhorr'd;

But they esteem'd it destitute

Of flowers and of fruit. For thee they scom'd their

threatning foes, Their furious rage, and

cruel blows; The hook in vain their bowels rent, Their courage never bent.

Like slaughter'd sheep the stroke they take,

No murmur, no complaint they make;

A spotless mind, and fearless heart Give patience in the smart.

What voice,. what tongue the happiness

Desigh'd for Martyrs can express?

Crowns, that with brightest glory shine,

)5 inclyta gaudia Pangamus, socii, gestaque

fortia: Gliscens fert animus promere cantibus Victorum genus optimum.

Hi sunt, quos fatue mundus

abhorruit, Hume fructu vacuum, flori

bus aridum Contempsere tui nominis

asseclae. Jesu, Rex bone ccelitum, Hi pro te furias atque mi.

nas truces Calcarunt hominum, saeva

que verbera: His cessit lacerans fortiter

ungula, Nec carpsit penetralia. Caeduntur gladiis, more bi

dentium, Non murmur resonat, non

querimonia: Sed corde impavido mens

bene conscia Conservat palientiara. Quae vox, quae poterit lingua retexere Quae tu Martyribus munera

praeparas? Rubri nam fluido sanguine

fulgidis

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