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Dther Festivals and Saints' Days.


All standing, the head of the family (or the priest or deacon,

if present) says:
Ň. O Lord, open Thou our lips.
Ry. And our mouth shall shew forth Thy praise.
Ñ. O God, make speed to save us.
Ry. O Lord, make haste to help us.

V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost.

Ry. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Then he says one of the following Psalms :
For the Feast of the Holy O let me have understanding :

in the way of godliness.
PART OF PSALM 8, v. 1.

When wilt Thou come unto me : LORD our Governor, how

I will walk in my house with a per

fect heart. excellent is Thy name in all the world : Thou that hast set Thy hand; I hate the sins of unfaith

I will take no wicked thing in glory above the heavens !

fulness : there shall no such cleave Out of the mouth of very babes

unto me. and sucklings hast Thou ordained

A froward heart shall depart strength, because of Thine ene- from me : I will not know a wicked mies : that Thou mightest still the

person. enemy and the avenger. O Lord our Governor : how

Whoso privily slandereth his excellent is Thy name in all the neighbour : him will I destroy.

Whoso hath also a proud look and world!

high stomach : I will not suffer him. For the Feast of Circumcision.

Mine eyes look upon such as are Psalm 101.

faithful in the land : that they may Y

judgment : , Whoso leadeth a godly life : he Lord, will I sing.

shall be my servant.

My song shall be of mercy and dwell with me.

the poor.

There shall no deceitful person | sun among the posterities : which dwell in my house : he that telleth shall be blessed through Him ; and lies shall not tarry in my sight. all the heathen shall praise Him.

I shall soon destroy all the un- Blessed be the Lord God, even godly that are in the land : that I the God of Israel : which only doeth may root out all wicked doers from wondrous things; the city of the Lord.

And blessed be the name of His

Majesty for ever : and all the earth For the Feast of the Epiphany.

shall be filled with His Majesty. PART OF PSALM 72, v. 1.

Amen, Amen. IVE the King Thy judgments, | For the Feast of the Purification

O God : and Thy righteous- of the Blessed Virgin Mary. ness unto the King's son. Then shall he judge Thy people

PART OF Psalm 48, v. 8. according unto right : and defend

WE wait for Thy loving-kind

: The mountains also shall bring of Thy temple. peace : and the little hills righteous- O God, according to Thy name, ness unto the people.

so is Thy praise unto the world's He shall keep the simple folk by end : Thy right hand is full of righttheir right : defend the children of 'eousness. the poor, and punish the wrong Let the Mount Sion rejoice, let doer.

the daughter of Judah be glad : beThey shall fear Thee, as long as cause of Thy judgments. the sun and moon endureth : from one generation to another.

For the Feast of the Annunciation He shall come down like the rain of the Blessed Virgin Mary. into a fleece of wool : even as the

Psalm 113. drops water the

, flourish : yea, and abundance of peace, so long as the moon en- Lord. dureth.

Blessed be the name of the Lord : His dominion shall be also from from this time forth for evermore. the one sea to the other : and from The Lord's name is praised : the flood unto the world's end. from the rising up of the sun unto

They that dwell in the wilderness the going down of the same. shall kneel before Him : His ene- The Lord is high above all hea. mies shall lick the dust.

then : and his glory above the The kings of Tharsis and of the heavens. isles shall give presents : the kings

Who is like unto the Lord our of Arabia and Saba shall bring God, that hath His dwelling so gifts.

high : and yet humbleth Himself All kings shall fall down before to behold the things that are in Him : all nations shall do Him ser-heaven and earth ?

He taketh up the simple out of He shall live, and unto Him shall the dust : and lifteth the poor out be given of the gold of Arabia : of the mire ; prayer shall be made ever unto That He may set him with the Him, and daily shall He be praised. princes : even with the princes of

His name shall endure for ever ; His people. His name shall remain under the He maketh the barren woman



Theat in heaven': and His king

to keep house : and to be a joyful the Lord, those shall inherit the mother of children.

land. For the Feast of St. Michael and PART OF Psalm 37, v. 10. All Angels.

CET a little while, and the unPART OF Psalm 103, v. 19.

godly shall be clean gone : THE Lord hath prepared His thou shalt look after his place,

and he shall be away. dom ruleth over all.

But the meek-spirited shall posO praise the Lord, ye angels of sess the earth : and shall be reHis, ye that excel in strength : ye

freshed in the multitude of peace. that fulfil His commandment, and

The ungodly seeketh counsel hearken unto the voice of His against the just : and gnasheth words.

upon him with his teeth. O praise the Lord, all ye His

The Lord shall laugh him to hosts : ye servants of His that do scorn : for He hath seen that his His pleasure.

day is coming. O speak good of the Lord, all ye

The ungodly have drawn out the works of His, in all places of His sword, and have bent their bow : dominion : praise thou the Lord, o to cast down the poor and needy, my soul, praise the Lord.

and to slay such as are of a right

conversation. For the other Saints' Days.

Their sword shall go through PART OF Psalm 37, v. 1.

their own heart : and their bow

shall be broken. VRET not thyself because of the A small thing that the righteous

ungodly : neither be thou en- hath : is better than great riches vious against the evil doers. of the ungodly.

For they shall soon be cut down For the arms of the ungodly shall like the grass : and be withered be broken : and the Lord upholdeven as the green herb.

eth the righteous. Put thou thy trust in the Lord, The Lord knoweth the days of and be doing good : dwell in the the godly : and their inheritance land, and verily thou shalt be fed. shall endure for ever.

Delight thou in the Lord : and They shall not be confounded in He shall give thee thy heart's de- the perilous time : and in the days sire.

of dearth they shall have enough. Commit thy way unto the Lord, As for the ungodly, they shall and put thy trust in Him : and He perish; and the enemies of the shall bring it to pass.

Lord shall consume as the fat of He shall make thy righteousness lambs : yea, even as the smoke, as clear as the light : and thy just shall they consume away. dealing as the noon-day.

The ungodly borroweth, and Hold thee still in the Lord, and payeth not again : but the righteous abide patiently upon Him : but is merciful, and liberal. grieve not thyself at him, whose Such as are blessed of God shall way doth prosper, against the man possess the land : and they that are that doeth after evil counsels. cursed of Him shall be rooted out. Leave off from wrath, and let go

Psalm 112. displeasure : fret not thyself, else

Wicked beverseshall be rooted B Feareth eje tbed in he hath out : and they that patiently abide great delightin His commandments.


His seed shall be mighty upon The Lord is gracious, and merearth : the generation of the faith- ciful : long-suffering, and of great ful shall be blessed.

goodness. Riches and plenteousness shall The Lord is loving unto every be in his house : and his righteous- man : and His mercy is over all ness endureth for ever.

His works. Unto the godly there ariseth up All Thy works praise Thee, O light in the darkness : he is merci. Lord : and Thy saints give thanks ful, loving, and righteous.

unto Thee. A good man is merciful, and They shew the glory of Thy kinglendeth : and will guide his words dom : and talk of Thy power ; with discretion.

That Thy power, Thy glory, and For he shall never be moved : mightiness of Thy kingdom : might and the righteous shall be had in be known unto men. everlasting remembrance.

Thy kingdom is an everlasting He will not be afraid of any evil kingdom : and Thy dominion entidings : for his heart standeth fast, dureth throughout all ages. and believeth in the Lord.

The Lord upholdeth all such as His heart is established and will fall : and lifteth up all those that not shrink : until he see his desire are down. upon his enemies.

The eyes of all wait upon Thee, He hath dispersed abroad, and O Lord : and Thou givest them given to the poor : and his righte- their meat in due season. ousness remaineth for ever; his Thou openest Thine hand : and horn shall be exalted with honour. fillest all things living with plente

The ungodly shall see it, and it ousness. shall grieve him : he shall gnash The Lord is righteous in all His with his teeth, and consume away ; ways : and holy in all His works. the desire of the ungodly shall The Lord is nigh unto all them perish.

that call upon Him : yea, all such

as call upon Him faithfully. Psalm 145.

He will fulfil the desire of them I

WILL magnify Thee, O God, that fear Him : He also will hear my King: and I will praise their


and will help them. Thy name for ever and ever.

The Lord preserveth all them Every day will I give thanks that love Him : but scattereth unto Thee : and praise Thy name abroad all the ungodly. for ever and ever.

My mouth shall speak the praise Great is the Lord, and marvel- of the Lord : and let all flesh give lous, worthy to be praised : there thanks unto His holy name for ever is no end of His greatness.

and ever. One generation shall praise Thy works unto another : and declare Thy power.

The following Psalm may be said As for me, I will be talking of

occasionally when there is Holy

Communion. Thy worship : Thy glory, Thy praise, and wondrous works;

Part of Psalm 116, v. 10. So that men shall speak of the might of Thy marvellous acts: and I will speak'; but I was sore

BELIEVED, and therefore I will also tell of Thy greatness.

The memorial of Thine abundant troubled : I said in my haste, All kindness shall be shewed : and men men are liars. shall sing of Thy righteousness. What reward shall I give unto

the Lord : for all the benefits that and the son of Thine handmaid ; He hath done unto me ?

Thou hast broken my bonds in I will receive the cup of salva - sunder. tion : and call upon the name of I will offer to Thee the sacrifice the Lord.

of thanksgiving : and will call upon I will pay my vows now in the the name of the Lord. presence of all His people : right I will pay my vows unto the dear in the sight of the Lord is the Lord, in the sight of all His peodeath of His saints.

ple : in the courts of the Lord's Behold, O Lord, how that I am house, even in the midst of thee, O Thy servant: I am Thy servant, Jerusalem. Praise the Lord.

Then all say,


BELIEVE in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven

and earth:

And in Jesus Christ His only Son our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate; was crucified, dead, and buried; He descended into hell; the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy Catholic Church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.

Then he says,


AY the reading of the Holy Word (or Holy Gospel) be

unto us salvation and protection. Amen.

Then he reads one of the short chapters following:
For the Feast of the Holy And Jesus saith unto them, Yea;

have ye never read, Out of the From the Holy Gospel according mouth of babes and sucklings Thou to St. Matthew.

hast perfected praise ? And He

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the lame came to Jesus in city into Bethany ; and He lodged the temple ; and He healed them. there. And when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things that He did, and the children cry

For the Feast of Circumcision. ing in the temple, and saying, Hó. From the Holy Gospel according to sanna to the son of David ; they

St. Matthew and St. Luke. were sore displeased, and said unto 2 EHOLD, the angel of the Lord Him, Hearest Thou what these say? appeared unto Joseph in a St. Matt. xxi. 14.

2 St. Matt. i. 20.

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