Collects, Epistles and Gospels
for the Proper of Saints
Double of II Class
Joachim, Father of the BVM
INTROIT. Dispersit. Ps. 112
HE hath dispersed abroad, and given to the poor, and his
righteousness remaineth for ever: his horn shall be exalted with
honour. Ps. ibid. Blessed is the man that feareth the
Lord: he hath great delight in his commandments. V. Glory be.
O GOD, who didst choose blessed Joachim from among the company
of thy Saints, that of him might be begotten the Mother of thy
Son: grant that we who on his feast day devoutly do him honour;
may ever be assisted by his fatherly protection. Through the
The Epistle. Ecclesiasticus 31.8
Blessed is the man that is found without blemish: and hath not
gone after gold. Who is he? and we will call him blessed: for
wonderful things hath he done among his people. Who hath been
tried thereby and found perfect? Then let him glory. Who might
offend, and hath not offended? Or done evil, and hath not done
it? His goods shall be established, and the congregation shall
declare his alms.
GRADUAL. Ps. 112 He hath dispersed abroad and given to the poor:
and his righteousness remaineth for ever. V. His seed shall be
mighty upon earth: the generation of the faithful shall be blessed.
Alleluia, alleluia. Joachim, husband of Anne, of the Blessed
Virgin the father, here to thy suppliants bring safety and healing
of soul. Alleluia.
The Gospel. St Matthew 1:1-16
1 The book of the generation of Jesus
Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
2 Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat
Judas and his brethren;
3 And Judas begat Phares and Zara of Thamar; and Phares begat
Esrom; and Esrom begat Aram;
4 And Aram begat Aminadab; and Aminadab begat Naasson; and Naasson
5 And Salmon begat Booz of Rachab; and Booz begat Obed of Ruth;
and Obed begat Jesse;
6 And Jesse begat David the king; and David the king begat Solomon
of her that had been the wife of Urias;
7 And Solomon begat Roboam; and Roboam begat Abia; and Abia begat
8 And Asa begat Josaphat; and Josaphat begat Joram; and Joram
9 And Ozias begat Joatham; and Joatham begat Achaz; and Achaz
10 And Ezekias begat Manasses; and Manasses begat Amon; and Amon
11 And Josias begat Jechonias and his brethren, about the time
they were carried away to Babylon:
12 And after they were brought to Babylon, Jechonias begat Salathiel;
and Salathiel begat Zorobabel;
13 And Zorobabel begat Abiud; and Abiud begat Eliakim; and Eliakim
14 And Azor begat Sadoc; and Sadoc begat Achim; and Achim begat
15 And Eliud begat Eleazar; and Eleazar begat Matthan; and Matthan
16 And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born
Jesus, who is called Christ.
OFFERTORY. Ps. 8. Thou hast crowned him with glory and worship:
thou hast made him to have dominion of the works of thy hands,
MOST merciful God, we beseech
thee to accept the sacrifice which we offer to thy divine majesty,
to the honour of the holy Patriarch Joachim, father of the Virgin
Mary: and grant that, he with his wife and their most blessed
offspring interceding for us, we may be counted worthy to receive
the perfect forgiveness of all our sins, and attain in the end
to everlasting glory. Through.
our Lady, And that on the Assumption,
unless the Feast of St. Joachim be transferred after the Octave
of the Assumption, in which case the Common Preface is said.
Luke 12. A faithful and wise
steward, whom his Lord hath made ruler over his household: to
give them their portion of meat in due season.
GRANT, w beseech thee, Almighty God: that by this holy Sacrament
which we have received, with the succour of the prayers and merits
of blessed Joachim, father of the Mother of thy beloved Son Jesus
Christ our Lord; we may be found worthy to be made partakers
off thy grace in this life present, and of everlasting glory
in the life to come. Through the same.
In Votive Masses after Septuagesima,
instead of the Alleluia, and verse following is said:
TRACT from Mass 4, In virtute
tua, from Common.
In Eastertide, instead of the Gradual
Holy Queen, Enthroned Above - Salve Regina Coelitum
Alleluia, alleluia. V. Ps.
112. His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation
of the faithful shall be blessed. Alleluia. V. Joachim, husband
of Anne, of the Blessed Virgin the father, here to thy suppliants
bring safety and healing of soul. Alleluia.
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