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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.
OFFERT. Ps. Ixxxviii.-The heavens shall confess thy wonders, O Lord: and thy truth in the church of the saints. Alleluia, Alleluia.
SECRET. Of a Martyr and a Bishop.--Mercifully receive, O Lord, the offerings dedicated to then by the merits of blessed. N. thy Martyr and Bishop, and grant they may be a continual support to us. Thro'
Another.–Sanctify, O Lord, the offerings consecrated to thee : and, being appeased thereby mercifully look upon us by the intercession of blessed N. thy Martyr and Bishop. Thro'.
SECRET. Of a Martyr not a Bishop.--Receive, O Lord, we beseech thee, our offerings and prayers: purify us by those heavenly mysteries, and mercifully hear us. Thro'.
Another.—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'.
COMM. Ps. Ixiii.--The just shall rejoice in the Lord, and shall hope in him: and all the upright in heart shall be praised. Alleluia, Alleluia.
P. COMM. Refecti.— Of a Martyr and Bishop. 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 and Bishop. Thro'.
Another. Hæc nos Communio. — May this communion, O Lord, cleanse us from sin, and by the intercession of blessed N. thy Martyr and Bishop, make us effectually partakers of this heavenly remedy Thro'.
P. COMM. Da, quesumus.- Of a Martyr nota Bishop. 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 sight for ever in that which is to come. Thro'.
Another. 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. Thro'.
MASS VI. Sancti tui, of MANY MARTYRS.
INTROIT. Ps. cxliv. WHY saints, O Lord, QANCTI tui, Domine,
I shall bless thee; and W benedicent te; glo- speak of the glory of thy riam regni tui dicent, kingdom. Allel. Allel. Alleluia, Alleluia.
Ps. I will extol thee, () Ps. Exultabo te, Deus, God, my king; and bless meus rex ; et benedicam thy name for ever and nomini tuo in sæculum ever. 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 recommend 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. 1 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 time. 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 inore pre
cious 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.
Alleluia, Alleluia. V. Thy saints, O Lord, shall flourish 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 said 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, I 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, O 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. Presta 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. T ET the sighing, O INTRET in conspectu I Lord, of the prison- 1 tuo, Domine, gemiers come in before thee: tus compeditorum : redrender to our neighbours de vicinis nostris septu& evenfold in their bosom; plum in sinu eorum: revenge the blood of thy vindica sanguinem sancsaints which hath been torum tuorum, qui effushed.
sus est. Ps. OGod, 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 Jerusalern in poa place to keep fruit. morum custodiam.
V. Glory. COLLECT. Beatorum.- We beseech thee, O 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. jji. 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. V. 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 seminant in lacrymis, in exultatione metent. They who sow in tears shall reap in joy. V. Going they went and wept, and casting 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 must first come to pass, but the end is not yet presently. Then he said to them: Nation shall rise against na. tion, and kingdom against kingdom. And there shall be great earthquakes in divers places, and pestilences, and famines, and terrors from heaven, and there shall be great signs. But before all these things they will lay their hands on you: and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues and into pri