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given the dead bodies of thy servants to be meat for the fowls of the air; the flesh of thy saints for the beasts of the earth.

GOSPEL. John xv. as in Mass VI. p. x.

OFFERT. Ps. cxlix. 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. Being conscious that the gifts, which we offer thee on the vigil of thy holy apostles Simon and Jude, are hindered from being acceptable to thee, by our guilty conscience; we humbly beseech thee, that their merits may recommend them to thee. Thro'.

COMM. Ps. Ixxvii. They gave, &c. as above from V.* in the Gradual.

P. COMM. Sumplis. Grant, O Lord, we humbly beseech thee, by the intercession of thy blessed apostles Simon and Jude, that the sacrament, which we have received in this life, may procure for us life eternal. Thro'.

INTROIT. Mihi autem.

COLLECT. Deus, qui. O God, who by thy blessed apostles, Simon and Jude, has taught us to know thee, grant we may solemnize their eternal glory with true devotion, and by observing their festival, be improved in the love of thee. Thro'.

EPISTLE. Ephes. iv. 7, 13. Brethren; To every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the giving of Christ. Wherefore he saith : Ascending on high he led captivity captive: he gave gifts to men. Now that he ascended, what is it, but because he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth. He that descended is the same also that ascendeth above all the heavens, that he might fill all things. And he gave some apostles, and soine proplets, and other some evangelists, and other

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some pastors and doctors. For the perfecting of the
saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edify
ing of the body of Christ : until we all meet into the
unity of faith and of the knowledge of the Son of
God, unto a perfect man, upto the measure of the
age of the fulness of Christ.
GRAD. Thou wilt, to the Alleluja.

V. Thy friends, O God, are exceedingly honour able: their principality is exceedingly strengthened. Alleluia.

GOSPEL. John xv. 17, 25. At that time: Jesus said to his disciples: These things I command Fou, that you love one another. If the world hate you, know ye that it hath hated me before you. If you had becn of the world, the world would lore its own: but because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. Remember may word that I said to you: The servant is not greater than his master If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my word, they will keep yours also. But all these things they will do to you for my names sake : because they know not him that sent me. If I had not come, and spoken to them, they would not have sin: but now they have no excuse for their sin. He that hateth ine, batethe my Father also. If I had not done among them the works that no other man hath done, they would not have sin: but now they have both seen and bated both me and my Father. But that the word may be fulfilled, which is written in their law: They hated without cause. TAE CREED.

OFFERT. Ps. xviii. Their sound hath gone forth into all the earth; and their words unto the ends of the world.

SECRET. We, O Lord, honouring the inmartal glory of the blessed Apostles Simon and Jude, humbly beseech thee, that being purified by these

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sacred mysteries, we may more worthily celebrate their festival. Thro'.

COMM. You who have followed me, shall sit on thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

P. COMM. Perceptis. Having received thy sacred mysteries, we humbly beseech thee, O Lord, that by the intercession of thy blessed Apostles, Simon and Jude, the sacrifice we offer on their venerable passion, may become a remedy to us. Thro'.

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XXXI. The VIGIL of ALL SAINTS. INTROIT. Wisd. iii. The saints shall judge nations, and rule over people; and the Lord their God shall reign for ever. Ps. xxxii. Rejoice in the Lord, O ye just: praise becometh the upright. V. Glory.

COLLECT. Domine. O Lord God, plentifully pour down upon us thy grace: that we may one day partake of their bliss, whose glorious solemnity we are now preparing to celebrate. Thro'.

LESSON. Rev. v. 6, 12. In those days: Behold I, John, saw in the midst of the throne, and of the four living creatures, and in the midst of the ancients, a Lamb standing as it were slain, having seven horns and seven eyes : which are the seven spirits of God, sent forth into all the earth. And he came, and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat on the throne. And when he had opened the book, the four living creatures and the four and twenty ancients fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of the saints. And they sung a new canticle, saying : Thou art worthy, O Lord, to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: because thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God, in thy blood, out of every tribe, and tongue, and people, and nation. And hast made


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us to our God a kingdom and priests, and we sirall reign on the earth. And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne, and the living creatures and the ancients; and the number of them was thousands of thousands, saying, with a loud voice: The Lamb that was slain is woru thy to receive power and divinity, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and benediction, for ever and ever. Amen.

GRAD. Ps. cxlix. The saints shall exult is Thero? glory: they shall rejoice in their beds. V. Sing to the Lord a new canticle; let his praise be in the church of the saints.

GOSPEL. Luke vi. as in p. xvür.

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

SECRET. We cover thy altar, O Lord, with our offerings : grant, we beseech thee, that they are may procure for us eternal salvation, by the inter cession of all thy saints, whose festival we are preparing to celebrate. Thro'.

COMM. Wisd. m. The souls of the just are in Grad the hand of God, and the torment of the wicked skall not touch them: in the sight of the unwise they seemed to die, but they are in peace.

P. COMM. Sacramentis. Having with joy mo ceived, O Lord, these sacraments on the vigil of that the festival, which we are desirous of celebrating: grant that we may be assisted by their prayers, in whest memory those mysteries are offered. Throl.


INTROIT. Let us all rejoice in the Lord, and celebrate this on festival in honour of all the saints, on whose solemnie ty the angels rejoice and praise the Son of God.

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Ps. Rejoice in the Lord 0 ye just ; praise becometh the upright.

V. Glory,

COLLECT. Omnipotens. Almighty and eternal God, by whose favour we honour, on one solemnity the merits of all thy saints; grant we may obtain a plentiful blessing of thy so much desired mercy, since we have so many petitioners in our behalf. Thro'.

LESSON. Rev. vii. 2, 12. In those days: Behold 1, John, şaw another angel ascending from the rising of the sun, having the sign of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, saying; Hurt not the earth, nor the sea, nor the trees, till we have signed the servants of our God in their fore. heads. And I heard the number of them that were signed, an hundred forty-four thousand were signed, of every tribe of the children of Israel. Of the tribe of Juda, were twelve thousand signed: Of the tribe of Ruben, twelve thousand signed: Of the tribe of Gad, twelve thousand signed: Of the tribe of Aser, twelve thousand signed : Of the tribe of Nephthali, twelve thousand signed: Of the tribe of Manasses, twelve thousand signed ; Of the tribe of Simeon, twelve thousand signed : Of the tribe of Levi, twelve thousand signed: Of the tribe of Issachar, twelve thousand signed: Of the tribe of Zebulon, twelve thousand sigoed : Of the tribe of Joseph, twelve thousand signed: Of the tribe of Benjamin, twelve thousand signed. After this I saw a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations and tribes, and peoples and tongues : standing before the throne and in sight of the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their bands: and they cried with a loud voice, saying: Salvation to our God who sitteth upon the throne, and to the Lamb. And all the angels stood round about the throne, and the ancients, and the four living creatures : and they fell down

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