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INTROIT. Dan. iij. Sacerdotes, &c. O YE priests of God, bless the Lord: Oye saints and humble of beart, praise God. Ps. O all ye works of the Lord, bless the Lord, praise him, and extol him for ever. V. Glory.
COLLECT. Deus, qui nos. O God, who, by the yearly solemnity of blessed N. thy Martyr and Bishop, rejoicest the hearts of thy faithful ; merci. fully grant that we who celebrate his martyrdom, may enjoy bis protection. Thro'.
EPISTLE. 2. Cor. i. 3, 7. Brethren: Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort, who comforteth us in all our tribulation ; that we also may be able to comfort them who are in all distress, by the exhortation wherewith we also are exhorted by God. For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so also by Christ doth our comfort aboundNow whether we be in tribulation, it is for your exhortation and salvation : or whether we be comforted, it is for your consolation : or whether we be exhorted, it is for your exhortation and salvation, which worketh the enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer. That our hope for you may be stedfast: knowing that as you are partakers of the sufferings, so shall you be also of the consolation : in Christ Jesus our Lord.
GRAD. Ps. viii. Thou hast crowned him with glory and honour. V. And hast set him over the works of thy hands, O Lord. Alleluia, Alleluia
V. This is the priest whom the Lord bath crowned. Alleluia. After Septuag. instead of Alleluia and V. is said
TRACT. Ps. cxi. Blessed is the map that feareth the Lord, in bis commandments he delighteth exceedingly. V. His seed shall be mighty upon earth; the generation of the righteous shall be blessed. v.
Glory and wealth shall be in his house; and his jus. tice remaineth for ever and ever.
GOSPEL. Matt. xvi. 24, 27. At that time: Je. sus said to his disciples: If any man will come after me, let him deny himself
, and take up his cross and follow me. For be that will save his life, sball Jose it; and he that shall lose his life for my sake, shall find it. For what doth it profit a man, if he gain the whole world, and suffer the loss of his own soul? Or what exchange shall a man give for his soul? For the Son of man shall come in the glory of the Father with his angels: and then will he render to every inan according to his works.
OFFERT. Ps. lxxxviii. I have found David, my servant: with my holy oil have I anointed him. For my band shall help him, and my arm shall strengthen him.
SECRET. Sanctify, O Lord, the offerings consecrated to thee : and being appeased thereby, mer cifully look upon us, by the intercession of blessed N. thy Martyr and Bishop. Thro!.
COMM. Ps. xx. Thou, O Lord, hast set apod his head a crown of precious stones.
P. COMM. Hæc nos. May this communion, 0 Lord, cleanse us from sin, and, by the intercession of blessed N. thy Martyr and Bishop, make us effectually partakers of this heavenly remedy.
MASS IV. In virtute, of a MARTYR no a
BISHOP. INTROIT. Ps. XX. In virtute tua, &c. IN thy strength, O Lord, the just shall rejoice: and in thy salvation he shall rejoice exceedingly: thou hast given him bis heart's desire.
Ps. For thou hast prevented him with blessings of sweetness: thou hast set on his head a crown of Pre cious stones.
COLLECT. Præsta. Grant, we beseech thee, O Almighty God, that we, who celebrate the festival of blessed N. thy Martyr, may, by his intercession, be strengthened in the love of thy name.
LESSON. Wisd. x. 10, 14. The Lord conducted the just man through the right ways, and shewed him the kingdom of God, and gave him the knowledge of the holy tbings : made him honourable in his labours, and accomplished his labours. In the deceit of them that over-reached him, she stood by him, and made him honourable. She kept him safe from bis enemies, and she defended him from seducers, and gave him a strong conflict, that he might overcome, and know that wisdom is mightier than all. She forsook not the just when he was sold, but delivered him from sinners: she went down with him into the pit, and in bands she left him not, till she brought him the sceptre of the kingdom, and power against those that oppressed him: and shewed them to be liars, that accused him, and gave him everlasting glory.
GRAD. Ps. cxi. Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord; he shall delight exceedingly in his commandments. V. His seed shall be mighty upon earth; the generation of the righteous shall be blessed. Alleluia, Alleluia.
V. Thou hast set on his head, O Lord, a crown of precious jewels. Alleluia. After Septuag. instead of Alleluia and V. is said
TRACT. p. iii. GOSPEL. Matt. x. 34, 42. At that time: Jesus said to his disciples : Do not think that I came to send peace upon earth: I came not to send peace, but the sword. For I came to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter-in-law against her mother-inlaw. And a man's enemies against they of his own household. He that loveth his father or mother more than me, is not worthy of me: and he that lor
eth son or daughter more than me, is not wortby of me. And he that taketh not up his cross, and fola loweth me, is not worthy of me. He that findetb bis life shall lose it: and he that shall lose his life for me, shall find it. He that receiveth you, receiveth me; and he that receiveth me, receiveth him that sent me. He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet, shall receive the reward of a prophet; and he that receiveth a just man in the name of a just inan, shall receive the reward of a just man. And whosoever shall give drink to one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, amen, I say to you, he shall not lose his reward.
OFFERT. Ps. viii. Thou hast crowned him, O Lord, with glory and honour, and hast set him over the works of thy hands.
SECRET. Receive, O Lord, we beseech thee, our offerings and prayers : purify us by these heavenly mysteries, and mercifully hear us. Thro'.
COMM. Malt. xvi. If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, take up his cross and follow me.
P. COMM. Da quæsumus. 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. Turo'.
MASS V. Lætabitur Justus, of the same.
INTROIT. Ps. xliii. THE just man shall rejoice in the Lord, and shall hope in him, and all the uprightin heart shall be praised. Ps. Hear, O God, my prayer, when I make supplication to thee: deliver iny soul from the fear of the enemy.
COLLECT. Præsla. Grant, we beseech thee, O Almighty God, that by the intercession of blessed N. thy Martyr, we may be delivered from all corpo
ral adversities, and our hearts be cleansed from all evil thoughts. Thro'.
EPISTLE. 2 Tim. ii. 8, 10. iii. 10, 12. Dearly beloved : Be mindful that the Lord Jesus Christ is risen again from the dead, of the seed of David, according to my gospel. Wherein I labour even unto bands, as an evil doer: but the word of God is not bound. Therefore I endure all things for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain the salvation, which is in Christ Jesus, with heavenly glory. (Chap. iii.) But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, long-suffering, love, patience, persecutions, afflictions : such as came upon me at Antioch, at Iconium, and at Lystra : what persecutions I endured, and out of them all the Lord delivered me. And all that will live godly in Jesus Christ, shall suffer persecution.
GRAD. Ps. xxxvi. When the just man falleth, he shall not be bruised: For the Lord putteth his hand under him. V. He sheweth mercy and lend. eth all the day long: and his seed shall be in blessing. Alleluia.
V. He that followeth me, walketh not in dark-
TRACT, p. v.