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that as we rejoice on the feasis of thy saints in this life, so we may enjoy their sight for ever in that which is to come. Thro'.
Another. Refecti.Being fed by the participation of thy sacred giits, we beseech thee, O Lord our God, that we may feel the efficacy thereof, by the intercession of blessed N. thy Martyr. Thro'.
MASS VI. Sancti tui, of MANY MARTYRS.
INTROIT." Ps. cxliv. THY, saints, O Lord, SANCTI tui
, Domine, thee
benedicent te; glom speak of the glory of thy riam regni tui dicent, kingdom. Allel. Allel.
Alleluia, Alleluia. Ps. I will extoi thee, O Ps. Exultabo te, Deus, God, my king; and bless
meus rex ; et benedicam thy name for ever and nomini tuo in sæculum V. Glory.
sæculi. V. Gloria. COLLECT. Beatorum.-Of Martyrs and Bishops. We beseech thee, O Lord, that the solemnity of the blessed Martyrs and Bishops N. and N. may be a protection to us, and their venerable prayers recomInend us to thy mercy. Thro'.
COLLECT. Deus, qui.-Of Martyrs only. O God, by whose favour we celebrate the festival of thy holy Martyrs N. and N. grant we may enjoy their fellowship in eternal bliss. Thro'.
EPISTLE. i Peter i. 3. 7.-Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to his great mercy hath regenerated us into a lively hope, by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, unto an inheritance uncorruptible and undefiled, and that cannot fade, reserved in heaven for you, who by the power of God are kept by faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last tiine. Wherein you shall greatly rejoice, if now you must be for a little time made sorrowful in divers temptations; that the trial of your faith, (much more pre
vious than gold which is tried by the fire) may be found unto praise, and glory, and honour, at the appearing of Jesus Christ our Lord. 1. Alleluia, Alleluia. V. Thy saints, O Lord, shall flotirish like the lily: and as the sweet perfume of balsam shall they be before thee. Alleluia. V. Pretiosa in conspectu Domini mors sanctorum ejus. Alleluia, Alleluia. V. Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints. Alleluia.
GOSPEL. John xv. 5. 11. - At that time : Jesus suid to his disciples : I am the vine, you the branches: he that abideth in me, and I in him, the same beareth much fruit: for without me you can do nothing. If any one abide not in me, he shall be cast forth as a branch, and shall wither, and they shall gather him up, and cast him into the fire, and he burneth. If you abide in me, and my word abide in you, you shall ask whatever you will, and it shall be done unto you. In this is my Father glorified; that you bring forth very much fruit, and become my disciples. As the Father hath loved me, also have loved you. Abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you shall abide in my love; as I also have kept my Father's commandments, and do abide in his love. These things have I spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and your joy may be filled.
OFFERT. Ps. xxxi.-Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice ye just: and glory all ye right of heart. Alleluia, Alleluia.
SECRET. Of Martyrs and Bishops.-Attend, o Lord to our earnest prayers, which we put up in memory of thy saints; and since we trust not in our own righteousness, may we be helped by the merits of those, who were well-pleasing to thee. Thro'.
SECRET. Of Martyrs not Bishops.-We bring thee, O Lord, the offerings of our devotion; and may they be acceptable to thee in honour of thy saints, and available to our salvation Thro'.
COMM. Ps. xxxii.-Be glad in the Lord, 0 ye just, Alleluia : praise becometh the upright. Allel.
P. COMM. Quæsumus.Of Martyrs and Bishops. Being filled with thy saving mysteries, we beseech thee, O Lord, that we may be helped by their intercession, whose festival we celebrate. Thro'.
P. COMM. Præsta nobis. Of Martyrs not Bishops. Grant, we beseech thee, O Lord, by the intercession of thy Holy Martyrs N. and N. that what we have taken with our mouths, we may receive with a pure soul. Thro'.
MASS VII. Intret of MANY MARTYRS.
INTROIT. Ps. lxxviii. LET the sighing; INTRET.in conspectu
Lord, of the prison- tuo, ers come in before thee: tus compeditorum : redrender to our neighbours de vicinis nostris septusevenfold in their bosom; plum in sinu revenge the blood of thy vindica sanguinem sancsaints which hath been torum tuorum, qui effushed.
Ps. O God, the heathens Ps. Deus, venerunt are come into thy inherit Gentes in hæreditatem ance; they have defiled tuam: polluerunt temthy holy temple: they plum sanctum tuum: pohave made Jerusalem as suerunt Jerusalem in poas place to keep fruit. morum custodiam. V. Glory.
V. Gloria. COLLECT. Beatoruin.--We beseech thee, () Lord, that the solemnity of thy blessed Martyrs and Bishops N. and N. may be a protection to us, and their venerable prayers recommend us to thy mercy. Thro'.
LESSON. Wisd. iii. 8.-The souls of the just are in the hand of God, and the torment of death shall not touch them, In the sight of the unwise they seemed to die ; and their departure was taken for misery; and their going away from us, for utter de struction : but they are in peace. And though in the sight of men they suffered torments, their hope is full of immortality. Afflicted in few things, in many they shall be well rewarded ; because God hath tried them, and found them worthy of himself
. As gold in the furnace he hath proved them, and as a victim of a holocaust he hath received them, and in time there shall be respect had to them. The just shall shine, and run to and fro, like sparks among the reeds. They shall judge nations, and rule over people, and their Lord shall reign for ever.
GRAD. Exod. xv. - God is glorious in his saints, wonderful in his Majesty, and miraculous in his works. 7. Thy right hand, O Lord, is magnified in strength: thy right hand hath slain the enemy. Alleluia, Alleluia. V. Corpora sanctorum in pace sepulta sunt; et nomina eorum vivent in generatione, et generationem. Alleluia. V. The bodies of the saints are buried in peace; and their names shall live for ever and ever. Alleluia.
After Septuag. instead of Alleluia and V. is said
TRACT. Ps. cxxv.-Qui séminant in lucrymis, ir exultatione metent. They who sow in tears shall reap in joy. V. Going they went and wept, anul cast. ing their seed. V. But coming they shall come with joy and fulness, carrying their sheaves.
GOSPEL. Luke xxi. 9. 19.–At that time : Jesus said to his disciples: When you shall hear of wars and seditions, be not terrified; these things muse first come to pass, but the end is not yet presently. Then he said to chein: Nation shall rise against nåtion, and kingdon against kingdom. And there shall be great earthqnakes in divers places, aud pestilences, and famines, and terrors front hearen, anu there shall be great signs. But before all these things they will lay their hands on yon: and persecutc you, lelivering you up to the synagogues and into prie
sons, dragging you before kings and governors for iny name's sake. And it shall happen unto you for a testimony. Lay it up therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before how you shall answer. For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to resist and gain-say. And you shall be betrayed by your parents, and bres thren, and kinsmen, and friends : and some of you they will put to death. And you shall be hated by all men for my name's sake: but a hair of your head shall not perish. In your patience you shall possess your souls.
OFFERT. Ps. lxvii.-God is wonderful in his saints: the God of Israel is he, who will give power and strength to his people ; blessed be God. Ållel.
SECRET.--Attend, O Lord, to our earnest pray: ers, which we put up in memory of thy saints; and since we trust not in our own righteousness, may we be helped by the merits of those, who were wellpleasing to thee. Thro'.
COMM. Wisd. iii. - And though in the sight of men they suff torments. God hath tried them : as gold in the furnace he hath proved them, and like án holocaust he accepted them.
P. COMM. Quæsumus.-Being filled with thy saving mysteries, we beseech thee, O Lord, that we may be helped by their intercession, whose festivals we celebrate.. Thro'.
MASS VIII. Sapientiam, of the same.
INTROIT. Eccles. xliv.
SAPIENTIAM sanctowisdom of the saints; rum narrent populi; and the Church publish et laudes eorum nuntiet their praises. Their names Ecclesia. Nomina eorum shall live for ever.
vivent in sæculum sæculi, Ps. Rejoice in the Lord, P's. Exultate justi in