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with to be covered, with these we are content. For they that will become rich, fall into temptation, and into the share of the devil, and into many unprofitable and hurtful desires which drown men into destruction and perdition. For the desire of money is the root of all evils; which some coveting have erred from the faith, and have entangled themselves in many sorrows. But thou, O man of God, fly these things, and pursue justice, godliness, faith, charity, patience, mildness. Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life.
GOSPEL. Matt. xxv. as in p. 482.
XXV. St. JAMES, ap.
COLLECT, Esto, Domine.-Sanctify, O Lord, and preserve thy people; that being assisted by James, thy Apostle, they may please thee in their conduct of life, and always serve thee with a steadfast faith. Thro'. Commem. of St. CHRISTOPHER, m. by the Collect,
&c. as in Mass III. p. 466. LESSON. 1 Cor. iv. 9. 15.—Brethren: I think that God hath set forth us apostles, the last, as it i were men appointed to death : because we are made
a spectacle to the world, and to angels, and to men. We are fools for Christ's sake, but you are wise in Christ: we are weak, but you are strong: you are honourable, but we without honour. Even unto this hour we both hunger and thirst, and are naked, and are buffetted, and have no fixed abode. And we labour working with our own hands: we are reviled, and we bless : we are persecuted, and we suffer it. We are blasphemed, and we entreat: we are made as the refuse of this world, the offscouring of all even until now. I write not these things to confound you ; but I admonish you as my dearest children: for if you have ten thousand instructors
in Christ, yet not many fathers. For in Christ Jesus by the gospel I have begotten you.
GRAD. Ps. xliv.-Thou shalt make them princes over all the earth : they shall remember thy name, o Lord. V. Instead of thy fathers, sons are born to thee: therefore shall people praise thee. Alleluia, Alleluia. V. I close you out of the world, to go on and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit might ahide. Alleluia. GOSPEL. Matt. xx. from * to f as in p. 154.
OFFERT. Ps. xviii.-Their sound hath gone forth into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world.
SECRET.-May the.martyrdom of blessed James, thy Apostle, we beseech thee, O Lord, render the oblations of thy people acceptable to thee; and may his prayers make them agreeable, which otherwise would not be so, for want of merit in us.
COMM.--You, who have followed me, shall sit on thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. .. P. COMM. Beati.—Assist us, O Lord, we beseech thee, by the intercession of blessed James, thy Apostle, on whose festival we have joyfully received thy holy mysteries. Thro'.
XXVI. St. ANNE, Mother of the B. V. M.
INTROIT.-Let us all rejoice, and celebrate this festival in honour of blessed Anne: on whose solemnity the angels rejoice, and praise the Son of God. Ps. My heart hath uttered good tidings: my works I refer to the king. V. Glory.
COLLECT. Deus, qui.-0 God, who by thy grace wast pleased to choose blessed Anne to be the mother of the Virgin Mary; mercifully grant that we, who celebrate her festival, may be helped by her prayers to thee. Thro'.
LESSON. Prov. xix. as in p. 502.
· GRAD.- Thou hast loved justice, and hated ini. quity. V. Therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness. Alleluia. Alleluia. V. Grace is spread on thy lips: therefore hath God blessed thee for ever. Alleluia.
GOSPEL. Matt. xii. as in p. 501.
OFFERT.-The daughters of kings honour thee: the queen was on thy right hand in a robe of gold, with a variety of other ornaments.
SECRET.-Being appeased, O Lord, by this sacrifice, look down upon us, and grant that, by the intercession of B. Anne, the mother of her who bore thy only begotten Son J. Christ, it may increase our devotion, and avail to our salvation. Thro'.
COMM.-Grace is spread on thy lips: therefore hath God blessed thee for ever and ever.
P. COMM. Cælestibus.—Being fed by these heavenly mysteries, Grant, O Lord, that we may obtain eternal salvation, by the intercession of B. Anne, whom thou wast pleased to make choice of to be the mother of her who bore thy Son. Thro'.
XXVIII. SS. NAZARIUS, &c. inm.
All as in Mass VII. p. 475, except COLL. Sanctorum.-We beseech thee, O Lord, that the constancy of holy Nazarius, Celsus, Victor, and Innocent, thy servants, in the profession of their faith, may be a help to us, and a means of obtaining strength from thee in all our infirmities. Thro'.
LESSON. Wisd. x. 17. 20.—God hath rendered to the just the wages of their labours, and conducted them in a wonderful way: and he was to them for a covert by day, and for the light of stars by night: and he brought them through the Red Sea, and carried them over through a great water. But their enemies he drowned in the sea, and from the depth
of hell he brought them out. Therefore the just took the spoils of the wicked, and they sung to thy holy name, O Lord, and they praised with one accord thy victorious hand, O Lord our God.
SECRET.-Grant, we beseech thee, O Almighty God, that being appeased by the offerings we make to thee in honour of thy saints, Nazarius, Celsus, Victor, and Innocent, we may thereby receive new life. Thro'.
P. COMM. Sanctorum.-Being appeased, O Lori, we beseech thee, by the intercession of holy Nazarius, Celsus, Victor, and Innocent, grant that the mystery we now celebrate in time, we may receive in eternal salvation. Thro'.
XXIX. St. MARTHA, v. All as in Mass XIX. p. 498, except the Gospel, Luke x.
as on August 15, with a Comm. of SS. FELIX, &c. mm. as follows :
COLLECT. Præsta.—Grant, O Lord, we beseech thee, that as thy christian people rejoice on the solemnity of thy holy mm. Felix, Simplicius, Faustin, and Beatrix ; so they may partake of their eternal joys, and be one day possessed of that happiness which they now so earnestly desire. Thro'.
SECRET.-We offer thee, O Lord, these oblations in commemoration of thy holy martyrs, Felix Simplicius, Faustin, and Beatrix: humbly beseeching thee that they may obtain for us pardon of our sins, and eternal salvation. Thro'.
P. COMM. Presta.—Grant, we beseech thee, () Almighty God, that the mysteries we have celebrated on the festival of thy holy martyrs, Felix Simplicius, Faustin, and Beatrix, may procure for is the merciful pardon of our sins. Thro'.
XXX. SS. ABDON and SENNEN, mm. Introit, Grad. to Alleluia, and Offert. as in Mass VII
p. 475. COLLECT. Deus.-0 God, who by thy abundant grace, didst crown B. Abdon and Sennen with glory: grant thy servants the pardon of their sins, that, the merits of thy saints pleading in our behalf, we may be delivered from all adversities. Thro'.
EPISTLE. 2 Cor. vi. 4, 10.-Brethren : Let us exhibit ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in tribulation, in necessities, in distresses, in stripes, in prisons, in seditions, in labours, in watchings, in fastings, in chastity, in knowledge, in long-suffering, in sweetness, in the Holy Ghost, in charity unfeigned, in the word of truth, in the power of God; by the armour of justice on the right hand, and on the left : by honour, and dishonour, by evil report, and good report: as deceivers, and yet true: as unknown, and yet known: as dying, and behold we live: as chastised, and not killed: as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing: as needy, yet enriching many; as having nothing, and possessing all things.
Alleluia, Alleluia. V. The souls of the righteous are in the hands of God, and the torments of the wicked shall not touch them. Alleluia.
GOSPEL. Matt. v. ds on the 1st November.
N COMM. Ps. lxxviii.—They gave the dead bodies of thy servants, O Lord, to be meat for the fowls uf the air: the flesh of thy saints for the beasts of the earth. According to the greatness of thy arm, take possession of the children of then that have been put to death.
P'. COMM. Per hujus.—By virtue of this mystery, O Lord, may our vices be destroyed, and by the intercession of thy holy martyrs, Abdon and Sennen, our just desires fulfilled.