Collects, Epistles and Gospels
for the Proper of Saints
of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Double of I Class with common Octave
INTROIT. Gaudeamus. REJOICE we all in the Lord, keeping holy-day in honour
of the Blessed Virgin Mary: in whose Assumption the Angels rejoice
and glorify the Son of God. Ps. 45. My heart is inditing
of a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made unto
the king. Glory be.
WE BESEECH thee, O Lord; mercifully to forgive the sins of
thy people; that we, who of ourselves can do nothing that is
acceptable unto thee, my be succoured by the intercession of
the Mother of thy Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Who liveth and
reigneth with thee.
The Epistle. Ecclesiasticus 24.7
WITH all these things I sought rest, and in whose inheritance
shall I abide? So the Creator of all things gave me a commandment:
and he that made me caused my tabernacle to rest, and said: Let
thy dwelling be in Jacob, and thine inheritance in Israel. He
created me from the beginning before the world, and I shall never
fail. In the holy tabernacle I served before him: and so was
I established in Sion. Likewise in the beloved city he gave me
rest, and in Jerusalem was my power. And I took root in an honourable
people, even in the portion of the Lord's inheritance. I was
exalted like a cedar in Libanus, and as a cypress tree upon the
mountains of Hermon. I was exalted like a palm tree in Engaddi,
and as a rose plant in Jericho. As a fair olive tree in a pleasant
field, and grew up as a plane tree by the water. I gave a sweet
smell like cinnamon and aspalathus: and I yielded a pleasant
odour like the best myrrh.
45. Because of the word of truth,
of meekness, and righteousness: and thy right hand shall teach
thee terrible things. V. Hearken, O daughter, and consider, incline
thine ear: so shall the king have pleasure in thy beauty.
Alleluia, alleluia. V. Mary is taken up into heaven: the company
of the Angles is joyful. Alleluia.
The Gospel. St Luke 10.38 At that time: Jesus entered into a
certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him
into her house; and she had a sister called Mary, which also
sat at Jesus feet, and hear his word. But Martha was cumbered
about much serving: and came to him and said: Lord, dost thou
not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? Bid her
therefore that she help me. And Jesus answered and said unto
her: Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many
things: but one thing is needful. And Mary hath chosen that good
part, which shall not be taken away from her.
is taken up into heaven: the Angels rejoice and glorify the Lord.
WE pray thee, O Lord, that the prayers of the Mother of God may
avail for the succour of thy people: that we, who do acknowledge
her to have departed this life by reason of the condition of
our mortal frailty, may feel the effectual succour of the intercession
which she offereth unto thee in thy heavenly glory. Through the
PREFACE of our Lady, And that
n the Assumption, which is said throughout the Octave in all
Masses which do not require a different Preface, in accordance
with the Rubrics.
COMMUNION.St. Luke 10. Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall
never be taken away from her.
O LORD, who hast vouchsafed to make us partakers of thy heavenly
banquet: we humbly beseech thee; that we who here observe the
Assumption of the Mother of God, may by her intercession be delivered
from all the evils that beset us. Through the same.
During the Octave of the Assumption
of our Lady, and on the Octave Day, the same Mass is said as
on the Feast. And during the Octave, Collect 2 is of the Holy
Ghost, 3 of the Church, as in the Saturday Masses of B.V.M.