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SECRET.--Favourably hear, O Lord, our humble prayers in behalf of the soul souls of thy servants servants ] the anniversary of whose death is this day, for whom we offer up this sacrifice of praise: that thou mayest vouchsafe to admit it [them] to the fellowship of thy saints.
P. COMM. Friesia.-Grant, we beseech thee, O Lord, that the soul [souls of thy servants servants? the anniversary of whose death we commemorate, being purified by this sacrifice, may obtain both pardon and eternal rest. Thro'.
The COMMON MASS for the DEAD. All as on the day of Decease, or Burial, except COLLECT. Deus, qui, for Bishops or Priests.
GOD, by whose favour thy servants were raisV ed to the dignity of Bishops Cor Priests 7 and thus honoured with the Apostolic functions: grant, we beseech thee, that they may be admitted to the eternal fellowship of thy apostles in heaven. Thro',
For Brethren, Friends, and Benefactors. Deus Veniæ.--O God, the author of mercy, and lover of the salvation of mankind; we address thy clemency in behalf of our brethren, relations and benefactors, who are departed this life, that by the intercession of blessed Mary, ever a Virgin, and of all thy saints, thou wouldst receive them into the enjoyment of eternal happiness. Thro'.
For all the Faithful departed. Fidelium.-0 God, the Creator and Redeeiner of all the faithful, give to the souls of thy servants dea parted the remission of their sins: that through the help of pious supplications, they may obtain the pardon they have always desired. Who livest.
LESSON. Rev. xiv. 13.-- In those days : I heard a voice from heaven, saying to me: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord. From henceforth now,
saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their 'la. bours : for their works follow them. - GOSPEL. John vi. 51, 55.- At that time : Jesus suid to the multitude of the Jews: I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give, is my flesh for the life of the world. The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying: How can this man give us his flesh to eat: Then Jesus said to them : Amen, amen I say unto you: Except vou eat the flesh of the Son of Man, and drink his blood, you shall not have life in you. He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath everlasting life: and I will raise him up in the last day.
SECRET, for Bishops or Priests. Accept, O Lord, we beseech thee, the sacrifice we offer for the souls of thy servants, Bishops [or Priests] that those whom in this life thou didst honour with the episcopal Cor priestly] dignity, thou mayest join to the fellowship of thy sairts in the kingdom of heaven. Thro'.
For Brethren, Friends and Benefactors. O God, whose mercy is infinite, graciously hear the prayers which we thy humble servants offer thee: and grant to the souls of our Brethren, Friends, and Benefactors, on whom thou didst bestow the grace to confess thy name, the pardon of all their sins by these mysteries of our salvation. Thro'.
For all the Faithful departed. Look down favourably, we beseech thee, O Lord, on the sacrifice we offer for the souls of thy servants; that as thou wast pleased to bestow on them the merit of Christian faith, thou wouldst also grant them
the reward thereof. Thro'. - P. COMM. Prosit. For Bishops, 8c. * Grant, we beseech thee, O Lord, by thy merciful clemency which we have implored on behalf of the souls of thy servants, Bishops [or Priests] that by thy mercy they may eternally enjoy thy presence, in whom they have hoped and believed. Thro'.
For Brethren, Friends, and Benefactors. Præsta. -Grant, we beseech thee, O Almighty and merciful God, that the souls of our Brethren, Friends, and Benefactors, for whom we have offered this sacrifice to thy Majesty, being, by virtue of these mysteries, purified from all sin, may, through thy mercy, receive the blessing of perpetual light. Thro'.
For All the Faithful departed. Animabus.-Grant, we beseech thee, O Lord, that our humble prayers in behalf of the souls of thy servants, both men and women, may be profitable to them: so that thou mayest deliver them from all their sins, and make them partakers of the redemption thou hast purchased for them. Who livest.
COLLECT, &c. for a deceased Father or Mother,
COLLECT. • God, who hast commanded us to honour our Father and Mother: mercifully shew pity to the souls (or soul of my Father [or] my Mother, and forgive him (or her] their [or his or her] sins: and grant that I may see them [or him or her] in the joys of eternal life. Thro'.
SECRET.-Receive, O Lord, the sacrifice I offer for the souls [or soul] of my Father, [or of] my Mother: grant them or him or her] eternal joys in the land of the living and associate me with them Tor him or her7 in the bliss of thy saints. Thro'.
P. COMM.—May the participation of these heavenly mysteries, O Lord, I beseech thee, obtain rest and light for the souls (or soul] of my Father [or of my Mother: and may thy grace crown me with them [or him or her] for ever. Thro'. .
The Proper of Saints.
AS the primitive Christians were accustomed to A meet every year on the anniversary of the Martyrs in the churches or chapels usually erected to their memory in the same place wliere the whole, or some sacred remains of their bodies bad been buried, and as their tombs served for an altar, so it has ever since been the custom to put the relics of some Saint in, or beneath altar stones. The Mass was not offered to the MARTYR, but to the God of MARTYRS, to whom alone sa. crifice is due, to thank him as well for the strength and courage wherewith he had animated them, as for that state of bliss to which he has admitted them. Such was the origin of the festivals of the Saints.
XXIX. VIGIL OF ST. ANDREW. When this Vigil falls in Advent, the II. Collect is of
Advent, and the Ill. of St. Saturninug. When it falls on Saturday, the II. is Concede, p. 507, and the III. is Eccl. p. 50, or Deus omnium, ib, with
their respective Secrets and P. Comms. The abovementioned Prayers are also said on every
Vigil (except those of Christmas, Easter, and Whitsunday, which have only one Collect) and within all Octaves, when the Mass of the Octave is said, if directions to the contrary are not given.
INTROIT Matt. iv The Lord saw near the sea of Galilee two brethren, Peter and Andrew, and he called them, saying: come ye after me, and I will make you fishers of men. Ps. xviii. The heavens shew forth the glory of God: and the firmament de clareth the work of his hands. V. Glory.
COLLECT. Quwesumus. We beseech thee, O Almighty God, that thy blessed apostle Andrew, whose festival we are preparing to celebrate, may implore thy assistance in our behalf, that being discharged from the guilt of our crimes, we may likewise be freed front all dangers. Thro'.
COLLECT. Deus, qui.— Of St. SATURNINUS.
O God, by whose favour we celebrate the glory of blessed Saturninus, thy Martyr : grant that we may be assisted by his merits. Thro'."
LESSON, as on the Vigil of an Apostle, p. 460.,
GRAD. Ps. cxxxvii. To me, thy friends, O God, are made exceedingly honourable: their principality is exceedingly strengthened. V. I will number them, and they shall be multiplied above the sands. .
GOSPEL. John i. 35. 51.--At that time : John stood, and two of his disciples : and beholding Jesus walking he saith: Behold the Lamb of God. And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus. And Jesus turning, and seeing them following him, saith to them: What 'seek you? Who sand to him: Rabbi, (which is to say, being interpreted, Master, where dwellest thou? He saith to them: Come and see. They came, and saw where he abode, and they staid with him that day: now it was about the tenth hour. And Andrew the brother of Simon Peter was one of the two who had heard of John, and followed him. He findeth first his brother Simon, and saith to him: We have found the MEBSIAS, which is, being interpreted, the Christ. And he brought him to Jesus. “And Jesus looking upon him, said: Thou art Simon, the Son of Jona : 'thou shalt be called Cephas, which is interpreted, Peter. On the following day he would go forth into Galilee, and he findeth Philip. And Jesus saith to him: Follow me. Now "Philip was of Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith to him: We have found him of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets did write, Jesus the son of Joseph of Nazareth. · And Nathanael saith to him: Can any thing of good come from Nazareth ? Philip saith to him: Come and see. Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and he saith to him: Behold an Israelite in