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fons, dragging you before kings and governors for my 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 brethren, 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. Allel.

SECRET.-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 wellpleasing to thee. Thro'.

COMM. Wisd. iii.-And though in the sight of men they suffered torments. God hath tried them: as gold in the furnace he hath proved them, and like an holocaust he accepted them.

P. COMM. Quesumus.-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. T ET nations relate the SAPIENTIAMsanctoI wisdom of the saints; D rum narrent populi; and the Church publish et laudes eorum nuntie their praises. Their names Ecclesia. Nomina eorum shall live for ever.

vivent in sæculum sæculi. Ps Rejoice in the Lord, Ps. Exultate justi in

ye just : praise becometh Domino: rectos decet ine righteous.

collaudatio. V. Glory.

V. Gloria. COLLECT. Deus, qui nos.-0 God, by whose favour we celebrate the festival of thy holy Martyrs N. and N. grant that we may enjoy their fellowship in eternal bliss. Thro'.

LESSON. Wisd. v. 16. 20.—The just sh:11 live for evermore, and their reward is with the Lord, and the care of them with the Most High. Therefore shall they receive a kingdom of glory, and a crown of beauty at the hand of the Lord : for with his right hand he will cover them, and with his holy arm will he defend them. And his zeal will take its armour, and he will arm the creature for the revenge of his enemies. He will put on justice as a breast-plate, and will take true judgment instead of a helmet: He will take equity for an invincible shield.

GRAD. Ps. cxxiii.-Our soul bath been delivered, as a sparrow out of the snare of the fowlers. V. The snare is broken, and we are delivered, our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth. Alleluia, Alleluia. V. Ps. lxvii.-Justo epulentur et exultent in conspectu Dei, et delectent un in lætitia. Alleluia. V. Let the just feast and rejoice before God: and be delighted with gladness. Alleluia. After Septuag. instead of Alleluia and V. is said

TRACT, Qui seninant, p. 476. GOSPEL. Luke vi. 17. 23.-At that time : Jesus descending from the mountain, stood in a plain place, and the company of his disciples, and a very great multitude of people from all Judea and Jeru salem, and the sea coast both of Tyre and Sidon, who were come to hear him, and to be healed of their diseases. And they that were troubled with unclean spirits, were cured. And all the multitude sought to touch him, for virtue went out from him, and healed all. And he, lifting up his eyes on his disciples, said : Blessed are the poor; for your's is the kingdom of God. Blessed are ye that hunger now: for you shall be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now; for you shall laugh. Blessed shall you be wl en men shall hate you, and when they shall separate from you, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of Man's sake. Be glad in that day, and rejoice : for behold, your reward is great in heaven.

OFFERT. Ps. cxlviii.—The saints shall rejoice in glory: they shall be joyful in their beds: the high praises of God shall be in their mouth. Alleluia.

SECRET.-We bring thee, O Lord, the offerings of our devotion; and may they be acceptable to thee in honour of thy saints, and, by thy mercy, available to our salvation. Thro'.

COMM. Like xii.---But I say to you my friends: fear not those who persecute you.

P. COMM. Presta.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 IX. Salus autem, of the same.

INTROIT. Ps. xxxvi. THE salvation of the SALUS autem justo

I just is from the Lord: D rum a Domino: et and he is their protector protector eorum est in in the time of trouble. tempore tribulationis.

Ps. Be not emulous of Ps. Noli æmulari in evil doers: nor envy them malignantibus; neque zethat work iniquity. laveris facientes iniquitaV. Glory.

tem. V. Gloria. COLLECT. Deus, qui- O God, who, by the yearly solemnity of thy holy Martyrs N. and N. comfortest us thy people; mercifully grant, that, as we rejoice at their merits, we may likewise be encouraged by their examples. Thro'.

EPISTLE. Heb. x. 32. 33. — Brethren : Call to mind the former days, wherein, being illuminated, you endured a great fight of afflictions. And on the one hand indeed, by reproaches and tribulations were made a gazing-stock; and on the other, become companions of them that were used in such sort. For you both had compassion on them that were in bands, and took with joy the being stripped of your own goods, knowing that you have a better and a lasting substance. Do not therefore lose your confidence, which hath a great reward. For patience is necessary for you: that, doing the will of God, you aay receive the promise. For yet a little and a very ittle while, and he that is to come, will come and will not delay. But my just man liveth by faith.

GRAD. Ps. xxxiii.—The just cried and the Lord heard them, and delivered them out of all their troubles. V. The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a contrite heart: and he will save the humble of heart. Allel. Allel. y. Te martyrum candidatus laulat exercitus, Domine. Alleluia. V. The white-robed army of Martyrs praise thee, O Lord. Alleluia. After Septuag. instead of Alleluia. and V. is said

TRACT, Qui seminant, p. 476. GOSPEL. Mait. xxiv. 3. 14. — At that time : As Jesus was sitting on mount Olivet, the disciples came to him privately, saying: Tell us when these things shall be ? and what shall be the signs of thy coming, and of the consummation of the world? And Jesus answering said to them: Take heed that no man seduce you : for many will come in my name, saying, I am Christ: and they will seduce many. And you shall hear of wars, and rumours of wars. See that ye be not troubled. For these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; and there shall be pestilences and famines, and earthquakes in places: now all these are the begin

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g of sorrows. Then shall they deliver you up to E2afflicted, and shall put you to death: and you r das when: ll be hated by all nations for my name's sake. matiguitated then shall many be scandalized: and shall be1. br remesy one another: and shall hate one another. And restock : a ny false prophets shall rise, and shall seduce many. of idem the ad because iniquity hath abounded, the charity of i tai come any shall grow cold. But he that shall persevere ook with the end shall be saved. Knowing the OFFERT. Wisd. iii.-The souls of the just are in

Do not be hand of God: and the torment of death shall not a opatrenuch them. In the sight of the unwise they seemed bos daingther die: but they are in peace. Alleluia.

Former SECRET.- Be appeased, O Lord, we beseech is to pour hee, by the offerings we have made; and defend us ist man krom all dangers, by the intercession of thy holy The justum {artyrs N. and N. Thro'. at them w COMM.-What I say to you in the dark, speak mich um ou in the light, saith the Lord: and what is whislyre vered you in the ear, preach you on the house-tops. through P. COMM. Hæc nos.-May this communion, O I Triord, purify us from sin, and, by the intercession of o Ford hy holy Martyrs N. and N. make us partakers of

alihe joys of heaven. Thro'. 4, MASS X. * Statuit, of a CONFESSOR and BISHOP. rett TXCLUSIVE of those degrees of Confessors who AF L have glorified Jesus Christ, as well by their suf

ferings for religion, as by the purity of their lives,

(such as Bishops, Priests, Doctors of the Church, Monks Totes and Solitaries), there were also others, of various secular

conditions, who passed through life without being attached to the things of the world. Despising whatever is transitory, they dedicated themselves to God; and mortifying their bodies by, a rigorous penance,

obtained so absolute a conquest over their own will, as fit? to suffer a kind of martyrdom. Let us therefore be

seech God on their several festivals, that he would enBILA able us to follow their example.



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