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COLLECT. Deus, qui Indiarum. O God, who by the preaching and miracles of blessed Franci, didst bring into thy Church the people of the ludios : mercifully grant that we may imitate his virtues, whose glorious merits we reperate. Thro'.
EPISTLE. Rom. x. p. 422. Grad. Offert and
GOSPEL. Mark xvi. 15, 18. At that timu:
All as in Mass XIIl. p. xxiv. except COLLECT. Deus, qui. O God, who by thy divide providence didst ordain that blessed Peter should be foreshewn by keaven, and chosen as an exalted teacher to govern and instruct thy Church; grant, we beseech thee, that he who taught us the true was of life whilst here on earth, may now intercede for us in heaven. Thro?.
COLLECT, in commemoration of St. Barbara, as
by the Collect, Secret, and Post Communion of
VI. ST. NICHOLAS, bp. c. · INTROIT. Statuit. COLLECT. Deus, qui. O God, who by innumer
able miracles hast honoured blessed Nicholas the Bishop; grant, we beseech thee, that by his merits and intercession we may be delivered from eternal fames. Thro'.
EPISTLE. Heb. xiii. 7, 17. Brethren: Re: member your prelates who have spoken the word of God to you; whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation. Jesus Christ yesterday and to day; and the same for ever. Be not led away with various and strange doctrines. For it is best that the heart be established with grace, not with ineats: which have not profited those that walk in them. We have an altar, whereof they have no power to eat who serve the tabernacle. For thie bodies of those beasts, whose blood is brought into the Holies by the high-priest for sin are burned without the camp. Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people by his own blood, suffered without the gate. Let us go forth therefore to him without the camp, bearing his reproach. For we have not here a lasting city, but we seek one that is to come. By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise always to God, that is to say, the fruit of lips confessing to his name. And do not forget to do good and to impart; for by such sacrifices God's favour is obtained. Obey your prelates, and be subject to them. For they watch, as being to render an account of your souls.
GRAD. Lo Alleluia, as in Mass II. p. ii.
V. The righteous man shall flourish like the palma tree; he shall thrive like the cedar of Libanus. Allel.
GOSPEL. Matt. xxv. as in Mass XI. p. xxi, OFFERT. My truth and my mercy are with him: and in my name his power shall be exalted.
SECRET. Sanctify, we beseech thee, O Lord, our God, those gifts wbich we offer thee on the festival of our holy Bishop Nicholas ; that our lives may never swerve from truth, either in prosperity or ad-1 versity. Thro'.
* COMM. Once have I sworn by my holy name; his posterity shall remain for ever, and his throne ai the sun before me, and as the moon, perfect for ever, and as the faithful witness in heaven.
P. COMM. May the sacrifice we have partaken of, O Lord, on the solemnity of thy holy Bishop Nicholas, continually protect us. Thro?
VII. St. AMBROSE, b. c. and D.
OFFERT. My truth, &c. as abore.
SECRET. O Almighty and eternal God, grant by the intercession of B. Ambrose, thy Confessor and Bishop, that the gifts we have offered to thy divine Majesty may procure for us eternal salvation. Thru'.
* COMM. As above, Once lave I swom, dc.
P. COMM. Sacramenta. Grant, we beseech towe, O Almighty God, that having received the sacrainent of our salvation, we may ever be assisted by the prayers of blessed Ambrose, thy Confessor and Bish op, on whose festival we have offered this sacrifice to thy divine Majesty. Thro'.
VIII. CONCEPTION of the B. V. MARY. [By changing the word Conception into Nativity,
and including a Commen. of St. Adrian, m. kg the Collect, &c. Præsta, from Mass VI. p. X. this Muss also serves for the 8th September.] INTROIT. Salve, Mass XXVI. p. xlv.
COLLECT. Famulis. Grant, O Lord, we bea Seech thee, to thy servants the gifts of thy heavenly
grace: that as our redemption began in the delivery of the blessed Virgin, so in this solemnity of her Conception, [.Nativily] we may have an increase of peace. Thro.
LESSON. Prov. viii. 22, 25. The Lord possessed me in the beginning of his ways, before he made any thing, from the beginning. I was set up from eternity, and of old before the earth was made. The depths were not as yet, and I was already conceived, neither had the fountains of waters as yet sprung out: the mountains with their huge bulk liad not as yet been established: before the hills I was brought forth : he had not yet made the earth, nor the rivers, nor the poles of the world. When he prepared the heavens, I was there: when with a certain law and compass he enclosed the depths : when he established the sky above, and poised the fountains of waters: when he compassed the sea with its bounds, and set a law to the waters, that they should not pass their limits: when he balanced the foundations of the earth. I was with him forming all things, and was delighted every day, playing before him at all times, playing in the world, and my delight is to be with the children of men. Now, therefore, ve children, hear me: blessed are they that keep my ways. Hear instruction and be wise, and refuse it not. Blessed is the man that heareth me, and that watcheth daily at my gates, and waiteth at the posts of my doors. He that shall find me shall find life, and shall have salvation from Lord.
GRAD. Thou art blessed, and worthy xxxiv respects, O Mary, the Virgin, who withoutied inidice to thy virginity, didst become the mos anointed Saviour. Alleluia, Alleluia. V. Happ. Alleluia. O holy Virgin Mary, and worthy of all therefore cause from thee arose the Son of rigli Clærist our God Alleluin
om, as in
(By chihtest forth him who made thee, and remainest
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this Mon, O Lord, succour us, that he, (who being seech thee,
GOSPEL. Matt. i. 1, 16. The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. Abraham begot Isaac. And Isaac begot Jacob. And Jacob begot Judas and his brethren. And Judas begot Phares and Zara of Thamar. And Phares begot Esron. And Esron begot Aram. And Aram begot Aminidab. And Aminidab begot Naason. And Naason begot Sal
And Salmon begot Booz of Rahab. And Booz begot Obed of Ruth. And Obed begrot Jesse. And Jesse begot David the king. And David the king begot Solomon, of her who had been the wife of Urias. And Solomon begot Roboam And Roboam begot Abia. And Abia begot Asa
. And Asa begot Josaphat. And Josaphat begyt Joram. And Joram begot Ozias. And Ozias begat Joatham. And Joatham begot Achaz. And Achaz begot Ezechias. And Ezechias begot Manasses And Manasses begot Amon. And Amon begot Josias. And Josias begot Jechonias and his brethren in the transmigration of Babylon. And after the transınigration of Babylon, Jechonias begot Sale thiel. And Salathiel begot Zorobabel. And Zoro babel begot Abiud. And Abiud begot Eliacimn
. Api Eliacim begot Azor. And Azor begot Sadoc. And Sadoc begot Achim. And Achim begot Ehud. And Eliud begot Eleazar. And Eleazar begot Mathais. And Matham begot Jacob. And Jacob begot doseph, the husband of Mary, of whom was born de
3, who is called Christ.
FERT. Blessed art thou, O Mary the Virgin,