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the just: O Lord, thou liast crowned us, as with a sbield of thy good will.
SECRET. Let us not be deprived, O Lord, we beseech thee, of the pious intercession of thy saints, which may render our offerings acceptable to thee, and obtain for us the pardon of our sins. Thro!
COMM. Ps. lxxviii. They have given the bodies of thy servants, O Lord, to be meat for the fowls of the air; the flesh of thy saints to the beasts of the earth; according to the greatness of thy arın; take possession of them that have been put to death.
P. COMM. Protegat. We beseech thee, O Lord, to assist thy people by virtue of this heavenly badquet, and the joint intercession of thy saintsa
XXVIII. St. WENCESLAUS, m.
All as in Mass IV. p. vi. except COLLECT. Deus, qui. O God, who by a glorious martyrdom, was pleased to remove blessed Wenceslaus from an earthly governnent to the kings dom of heaven ; grant, that by his prayers, we may be preserved from all adversity, and at length adeitted to partake of the same glory. Thro!.
GOSPEL. Matt. xvi.
XXIX. DEDICATION of St. MICHAEL, And also for the Feast of his Apparition, Sth Mag.
INTROIT. Ps. cii. Bless the Lord, al re his angels : you that are mighty in strength, and exe: cute his word, hearkening to the voice of his onders. Allel. Allel. Ps. Bless the Lord, O! my soul: let all that is within me praise his holy name. V.Glory.
COLLECT. Deus qui. O God, who, by a wonderfulorder, hast regulated the employments of angels and men: grant that those who are always minister
ing before thee in heaven, may defend our lives here on earth. Thro'.
LESSON. Rev. i. 1, 5. In those days : God gave unto him to make known to his servants the things which must shortly come to pass : and signified, sending by his angel to his servant John: who hath given testimony to the word of God, and the testimony of Jesus Christ, what things soever le
Blessed is he, that readeth and heareth the words of this prophecy : and keepeth these things which are written in it. For the time is at hand. John to the seven churches which are in Asia. Grace be unto you and peace from bim that is, and that was, and that is to come, and from the seven spirits which are before his throne; and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth, who bath loved us, and hath washed us from our sins in his own blood.
GRAL. Ps. cii. Bless the Lord, all ye his angels ; you that are mighty in strength ; and execute bis word. V. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and let all that is within me praise his holy name.* Aliel. Allel.
V. Holy Michael the archangel, defend us in the battle; that we may not perish in the dreadful judgment. Alleluia, Alleluia. † V. (N. B. On the viii. of May the Grad to* is omitted, and after † is added.] The sea shook, and the earth trembled, when Michael the Archangel came down from heaven. Alleluia.
GOSPEL. Matt. xviii. 1, 10.- At that time : The disciples came to Jesus, saying; Who, thinkest thou, is the greater in the kingdom of Heaven And Jesus calling unto him a little child, set him in the midst of them, and said ; Amen, I say to you, upless you be converted, and become as little children, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, he is the greater in the kingdom of
heaven. And he that shall receive one such little child in my name, receiveth me. But he that sball scandalize one of these little ones that believe in me, it were better for him that a mill-stone should be hanged about his neck, and that he should be drums ed in the depth of the sea. Wo to the world be cause of scandals. For it must needs be that scaldals come; but nevertheless, wo to that man by whom the scandal cometh. And if thy hand or thy foot scandalize thee, cut it off, and cast it from the It is better for thee to go into life maimed or lame, than having two hands or two feet, to be cast inte everlasting fire. And if thy eye scandalize thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee. It is better for thee having one eye to enter into life, than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire. See that you despise not one of these little ones : for I say to you, that the angels in heaven always see the face of my Father, who is in heaven.
OFFERT. Rec. viii. An angel stood on the altar of the temple, having in his hand a golden censer ; and much incense was given him: and the smoke of the incense ascended in the sight of God. Aud Alleluia.
SECRET. We offer thee, O Lord, this sacrifice, of praise, that by the intercession of thy angels, thoa wouldst mercifully receive the same, and grant that it may avail us unto salvation, Thro'.
COMM. Dan. iii. O, all ye, the angels of the Lord, bless the Lord; sing an bymn to him, and extol him for ever. Alleluia.
P. COMM. Beati. We humbly beseech thee, O Lord, that being assisted by the intercession of B. Michael, thy archangel, we may receive in spirit, what we have received with our mouths. Thro'.
XXX. ST. JEROME, pr. c. and D.
All as in Mass XII. p. xxii, except ÇOLLECT. Deus qui. O God, who, to es poumi
the holy scriptures, wast pleased to provide for thy holy church that great doctor, the blessed Jerome; grant, we beseech thee, that by his merits and thy grace, we may live according to what he taught us by word and example. Thro'.
SECRET. Grant us grace, 0 Almighty God, hy virtue of these heavenly gifts, to serve thee with perfect liberty of mind, by the intercession of blessed Jerome, thy confessor, that the gifts we now offer may heal as and procure us glory. Thro'. P. COMM. Repleti. Being filled with this heavenly food, we beseech thee, O Lord, to grant us, by the intercession of blessed Jerome, thy confessor, the grace of thy mercy.
I. Sunday of October. FEAST of the ROSARY of the B. V. MARY. .411 as in the Votive Mass, Salve, p. xlv, ercept
COLLECT. Deus, cujus. O God, whose only Son, by his life, death, and resurrection, hath abtaiped for us the rewards of eternal salvation; grant, we beseech thee, that meditating on these mysteries in the most holy Rosary of the B. V. M. we may imitate what they contain, and come to the happiness which they promise. Thro?. Here, as well as at the Secret and P. Comm. is made
a Commem. of the Sunday after Pentecost, the Gospel whereof is read at the end of the Mass.
October 1. ST. REMIIUS, b. and e.
All as in Mass XI. p. xxi.
II. FEAST OF THE ANGELS GUARDIANS. INTROIT. Ps. cii. us on Michaelmas Day, p. 558.
COLLECT. Deus, qui. O God, who in thy wonderful providence, bath been pleased to appoint the
holy angels for our guardians : mercifully hear our prayers, and grant we may rest secure under their protection, and enjoy their fellowship in heaven for ever. Tbro'.
LESSON. Exod. xxiii. 20, 23. Thus saith the Lord God; Behold I will send my angel, who shall go before thee, and keep thee in thy journey, and bring thee into the place that I have prepared
. Take notice of him, and bear his wvice, and do not think him one to be contemned; for be will not forgive when thou hast sinned, and my name is in him. But if thou wilt hear his voice, and do all that I speak, I will be an enemy to thy enemies, and will afflict them, that afflict thee. And my angel shall go before thee.
GRAD. Ps. xc. cii. God hath given bis angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. V. In their hands they shall bear thee up, lest thot dash thy foot against a stone. Alleluia, Allelvio. V. Bless the Lord, all ye his hosts : you ministers of his that do his will, praise the Lord. Alleluia.
GOSPEL. Matt. as on Michaelmas-day, p. 558.
OFFERT. Bless the Lord, all ye his angels: you mioisters of his that do his will
. SECRET. Favourably receive, O Lord, the gifts which we offer thee in honour of thy holy angel ; and mercifully grant that, by their continual proteo tion, we may be delivered from present dangers
, and obtain eternal life. Thro'.
COMM. Bless the Lord, all ye angels of the Lord; sing a hymn to his praise, and extol him for ever. Alleluia.
P. COMM. Sumpsimus. Having joyfully receive ed, O Lord, the divine mysteries on this festival of thy holy angels; we beseech thee, that, by their intercession, we may always be delivered from the snares of our enemies, and fortified against all made versities. Thro!.