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blessed Jerome, thy Confessor, may also follow his example, ard thereby obtain an ample reward in heaven. Thro'.
XXI. St. HENRY, Emperor.
COLLECT. Deus, qui.- God, who didst this day remove blessed Henry thy confessor from his earthly throne to an eternal kingdom: we humbly beseech thee, that as by the assistance of thy grace, he was proof against all the temptations of the world: so we inay follow his example in withstanding all the flatteries of this worll, and serve thee with clean hearts. Thro'
XXII. St. MARY MAGDALEN. INTROIT. Me expectaverunt, as in p. 196.
COLLECT. Beatæ Marie-Grant, O Lord, we may be assisted by the prayers of blessed Mary Magdalen : at whose request thou wast pleased to raise Lazarus from the dead, after he had been four days in the grave. Who liveth.
LESSON. Cant. iii. 2. 5. viii. 6, 7.-I will rise and will go about the city: in the streets and the broad ways, I will seek him whom my soul loveth: I sought him, and I found him not. The watchmen who keep the city found me. Have you seen him whom my soul loveth? When I had a little passed by them, I found him whom my soul loveth; I held him, and I will not let him go, till I bring him into my mother's house, and into the chamber of her that bore me. I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes and harts of the fields, that you stir not up, nor wake my beloved till she please. (Chap. viii.) Put me as a seal upon thy heart, as a seal upon thy arm: for love is strong as death :
jealously, 'is hard as hell, the lamps therefore are lamps of fire and flames. Many waters calinot quench charity, neither can the floods drown it: if a man shoukl give all the substance of his house for love, he shall despise it as nothing.
GRAD. I's. xliv.-Thou hast loved justice and hated iniquity. V. Therefore God, thy God, hath anoiuted thee with the oil of gladness. Alleluia, Allelui. V. Grace is poured abroad in thy lips; therefore hath God blessed thee for ever. Alleluia. GOSPEL. Luke vii, as in p. 221.
OFFERT.- l'he daughters of kings honour thee : the quieen was on thy right hand in a robe of gold, with a variety of other ornaments.
SECRET.-We beseech thee, O Lord, that the glorious merits of blessed Mary Magialen may render our offerings acceptable to thee : since thy only begotten Son graciously received the service which she did him. Who liveth.
COMM. Ps. cxviii. I have, &c. as in p. 497.
P. COMM. Sumpta.-Grant, we beseech thee, O Lord, that we who have received thy precious body and blood, the only sovereign remedy, may, by by the intercession of the blessed Mary Magdalen, be delivered from all evils. Who liveth.
XXIII. St. APOLINARIS, bp. m.
All as in Mass II. p. 461, ercept COLLECT. Deus, fidelium.--O God, the re warder of thy faithful servants, who hast cousecrated this day by the martyrdom of blessed Apolinaris, thy Bishop: grant we may obtain entire pardon for all, our offences, by his prayers, whose memory. we cea lebrate on this present festival. Thro. Commem. of St. LIBORIUS, by the Collect, Secreta
and P. Comm. of Mass X.
EPISTLE. i Peter v. 1. 11.-Dearly beloved ; The ancients that are among you, I beseech wlo am myself also an ancient and a witness of the suf, ferings of Christ, as also a partaker of that glory which is to be revealed in time to come. Feed the flock of God, which is among you, taking care of it not by constraint, but willingly according to God: and not for filthy lucre's sake, but voluntarily; neither as loriling it over the ciergy, but being made a pato tern of the flock from the heart. And when the Prince of pastors shall appear, you shall receive a never-fading crown of glory. I. like manner ye young men be subject to the ancients. And do ye all insinuate humility one to another, for God resisteth the proud, but to the humble he giveth gruce. Be you humbled therefore under the mighty hand of Go, that he may exa't you in the time of visitation: casting all your care upon him, for he hath care of you. Be suber and warch: because your adpersary the devil, as a roaring lion goeth about, seeking whom he may devour: whom resist ye strong in faith ; knowing that the same affliction befals your brethren who are in the world. But :he God of all grace, who hath called 118 untu eternal glory in Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a little, will himself perfect you, and confirm you, and establish you. To him be glory and empire for ever and erer. Amen.
GRAD. Ps. lxxxviii, to Alleluia, as in p. 462... V. The Lord hath sworn, and he will not repent : Thou art a priest for ever according to the order of Melchisedech. Alleluia.
GOSPEL. Luke xxii. 24. 30,-- At that time : There arose a strife among the disciples, which of them should seem to be greater. And Jesus said to, them: The kings of the Gentiles ford it over them: and they that have power over them, are called beneficent. But you not so: but he that is the greater
among you, let him become as the younger: and he that is leader, as he that servech. For which is greater, he that sitteth at table, or he that serveth? Is not he that sitteth at table ? But I am in the midst of you, as he that serveth: and you are they who have continued with me in my temptations : and I dispose to you, as my Father hath disposed to me, a kingdom: that you may eat and drink at my table, in my kingdom : and may sit upon thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
OFFERT.—My truth and my mercy are with him: and in my name shall his power be exalted.
SECRET.-Look favourably, O Lord, on these gifts which we offer in commemoration of blessed Apolinaris thy bishop and martyr, and for the expiation of our offences. Thro'.
COMM. Matt. xxv.-Lord, thou didst deliver to me five talents: behold I have gained other five over and above: Well done good and faithful servant, because thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy Lord.
P. COMM. Tua Sancta.--Having received thy holy mysteries, we beseech thee, O Lord, that we may enjoy the continual protection of blessed Apolinaris, because thou never ceasest propitiously to regard those to whom thou hast granted the favour of such protection. Thro'.
XXIV. St. ALEXIUS, c. All as in Mass XIII. p. 488, with a Comm. of St.
Pantaleon, by the Collect, &c. of Mass IV. p. 468, except
EPISTLE. I Tim. vi. 0. 12.-Dear Brother: Godliness with contentment, is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world: and certainly we can carry nothing out. But having food, and where
with to be covered, with these we are content. For they that will become rich, fall into temptation, and into the snare 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,
&c. as in Mass. III. p. 466. LESSON. I Cor. iv. 9. 15.--Brethren: I think that God hath set forth us apostles, the last, as it 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 intreat: we are made as the refuse of this world, the offscouring of all even until now. I write not these things to contound you; but I admonish you as my dearest children: for if you have ten thousand instructors