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thee, from the bonds of our sins, and mercifully protect us from all evil. Thro'.
II. St. STEPHEN, p m. INTRUIT. Ps. cxxxi.-I will clothe his priests with salvation, and his saints shall rejoice with exceeding great joy. Ps. O Lord, remember David and all his meekness. V. Glory.
COLLECT. Deus, qui nos, as in p. 464.
LESSON. Acts xx. 17. 21.-In those days ; Paul sending from Miletus to Ephesus, he called the ancients of the church. And when they were come to him, and were together, he said to them: You know, from the first day that I came into Asia, in what mamer I have been with you for all the tiine : serving the Lord with all humility, and with tears, and temptations, which befel me by the conspiracies of the Jews: how I have kept back nothing that was profitable to you, but have preached it to you, and taught you publicly, and from house to house : tes. tifying both to Jews and Gentiles penance towards Gol, and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.
Grad. Eccl. p. 482. Gospel, Matt. xvi. Oftert. Secret. and 'P. Comm. us in p. 465. Comm. (Lord thou didst give) us on the 230 July, p. 625.
IV. St. DOMINIC, C INTROIT. Os justi, as in p. 488.
COLLECT. Deus, qui.-0 God, who hast en lightened thy church by the eminent virtues and preaching of blessed Dominic, thy Confessor: grant ihat by his prayers we may be provided against all teinporal necessities, and daily improve in all spiritual good. Thro'
EPISTLE. 2 Tim. as in p. 496. "GRAD.--The just shall flourish like the palmtree: he shall grow up like the cedar of Libanus
in the house of the Lord. V. To shew forth thy mercy in the morning, and thy truth in the night. Alleluia. Alleluia. V. The just inan shall bud forth like the lily, and flourish for ever before the Lord. Alleluia. GOSPEL. Luke xii, as in p. 488.
OFFERT. Ps. lxxxviii.--My truth and my mercy are with him, and in my name shall his power be exalted.
SECRET.-Sanctify, O Lord, the gifts we have offered thee, and by the merits of blessed Dominic, thy Confessor, grant that they may be healing to us. Thro'.
COMM.-This is the faithful and prudent servant, whom the Lord placed over his family, to give them their measure of wheat in due seasoni.
P. COMM.-Grant, we beseech thee, O Almighty God, that we who are oppressed, with the burden of our sins, may be delivered therefrom by the intercession of B. Dominic, thy Confessor. Thro'.
VI. TRANSFIGURATION of our LORD INTROIT. Ps. Ixxvi.--Thy lightnings enlightened the whole world: the earth shook and trembled. Ps. How lovely are thy tabernacles, O Lord of Hosts ! My soul tongeth and fainteth for the courts of the Lord. V. Glory.
COLLECT. Deus, qui.-0 God, who by the testimony of the prophets, didst confirm the mysteries of our faith in the glorious transfiguration of thy Son, and by a voice from heaven shewedst us that we are thy adopted children: mercifully grant that we may be heirs to the King of Glory, and partakers of his bliss. Thro'. Commem. of St. Xystus, &c. mm. by the Collect,
Secret"and P. Comm. of Mass VI. p. 473. EPISTLE 2 Peter i. 16, 19.--Dearly Beloved: We have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known to you the power and presence of our Lord Jesus Christ: but having been made eye-witnesses of his majesty. For, he received from God the Father honour and glory: this voice coming down to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son in whom I have pleased myself, hear ye him. And this voice we heard brought from heaven, when we were with him in the holy mount. And we have the more prophetical word: whereunto you do well to attend, as to a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day-star arise in your hearts.
GRAD. Ps. xliv.-Thou art beautiful above the sons of men: grace is poured abroad in thy lips. 1. My heart hath uttered a good word; I speak my works to the king. Alleluia, Alleluia. V. He is the brightness of eternal light; the unspotted mirror and the image of his goodness. Alleluia.
GOSPEL. Matt. xvii, as in p. 147.
OFFERT. Ps. cxi.---Glory and wealth shall be in his house: and his justice remaineth for ever and ever. Alleluia, Alleluia.
SECRET.-Sanctify, we beseech thee, O Lord, our oblations, by the glorious transfiguration of thine only begotten Son: and, by the splendour of his light, cleanse us from the stains of our sins. Thro'.
PREFACE, Quia per incarnati, p. XXX.
COMM. Matt. xvü.---Tell not the vision you have seen to any one, till the Son of Man arises from the dead.
P COMM. Præsta.--Grant, we beseech thee, O Almighty God, that our minds being enlightened, we may comprehend the mysteries we cele brate on the solemnity of the Transfiguration of thy Son. Thro'.
VII. St. CAJETAN, c. Ail as in Mass XIII. p. 488, except COLLECT. Deus.-0 God, through whose grace B. Cajetan imitated the life of the Apostles: grant, by his prayers and example, that we may always rely on thee, and fix our hopes on heaven. Thro'.
COLLECT, Of St. DoXATUS.-O God, the glory of thy priests: grant, we beseech thee, to lis thy servants, that in solemnizing the festival of thy holy m. and !p. Donatus, we may be partakers of his prayers. Thro'.
GOSPEL. Mutt. vi. as in p. 426.
SECRET. (Of St. Donatus.)---mcrease in us, o Lord, we beseech thee, the fruits of true devotion, by the intercession of blessed Donatus, thy m. and bp. whom we honour by offering the gifts consecrated to the praise of thy name.
Thro'. P. COMM. ( Of St. Donatus.) Almighty and eternal God, who makest is partakers and ministers of thy sacraments: grant, we beseech thee, that by the intercession of blessed Donatus, thy m. and bp. we may imitate his faith and piety. Thro'.
VIII. SS. CYRIACUS, LARGUS, &c. mm. INTROIT. Ps. xxxiii.--Fear the Lord, all ye his saints, for there is no want to them that fear him: the rich have wanted, and suffere: hunger: but they that seek the Lord shall not be deprived of any good. Ps. I will bless the Lord at all times : his praise shall be for ever in my mouth. V. Glory.'
COLLECT. Deus qui, as in p. 479. EPISTLE. 1 Thess. ii. 13.-Brethren: We also give thanks to God without ceasing: because that's when you had received of us the word of the hearing of God, you received it not as the word of men, but (as it is indeed) the word of God, who worketh in
you that have believed. For you, brethren, are be
come followers of the churches of God which are in | Judea, in Christ Jesus: for you also have suffered
the same things from your own countrymen, ever as they have from the Jews: who both killed the Lord Jesus, and the prophets, and have persecuted us, and they pleased not God, and are adversaries to all men: prohibiting us to speak to the Gentiles, that they may be saved, to fill up their sins always : for the wrath of Gol is come upon them to the end.
GRAD. Ps. xxxiii.-Fear the Lord all ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear liim. V. They that seek the Lord shall not be deprived of any good. Alleluiu, Alleluia. V. Wisd. lii. The righteous shall shine, and shall run as tire among the reeds, for ever. Alleluiu.
GOSPEL. Murk xyi. 15. 18.--At that time : Jesus suid to his disciples : Go ye into the whole world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth, and is baptized, shall be saved: but he that believeth not shall be condemned. And these signs shall follow them that believe: in my name they shall cast out devils: they shall speak with new tongues: they shall take up serpents: and if they shall drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them: they shall lay their hands upon the sick, and they shall recover.
OFFERT. Ps. xxxi.--Be glad in the Lord and leap for joy, ye righteous: and praise hin, all ye upright of heart.
SECRET.-May our devotion, O Lord, be pleasing to thee, and avail us to salvation, by the merits of those on whose festival we pay it to thee. Thro'.
COMM. Ps. xvi.—These miracles shall accompany those that believe in me: they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
P. COMM. (Refecti,) as in p. 173.