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SAINT JOHN, APOSTLE & EVANGELIST
Double of II Class, simple Octave
INTROIT. In medio. Ecclus. 15.
In the midst of the congregation
he opened his mouth: and the Lord filled him with the spirit
of wisdom and understanding: he clothed him with a robe of glory.
Ps. 92. It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord:
and to sing praises unto thy Name, O Most Highest. V. Glory be.
Merciful Lord, we beseech thee to cast thy bright beams of light
upon thy Church: that it being illumined by the doctrine of thy
blessed Apostle and Evangelist Saint John may so walk in the
light of thy truth, that it may at length attain to life everlasting.
Through Jesus Christ our Lord. [Who.]
COLLECT OF THE NATIVITY as on Saint Stephen's Day.
EPISTLE . I St. John I.
1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard,
which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon,
and our hands have handled, of the Word of life;
2 (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear
witness, and show unto you that eternal life, which was with
the Father, and was manifested unto us;)
3 That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that
ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship
is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.
4 And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full.
5 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare
unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness,
we lie, and do not the truth:
7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have
fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his
Son cleanseth us from all sin.
8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the
truth is not in us.
9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive
us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and
his word is not in us.
GRADUAL. St. John 21. Then went this saying
abroad among the brethren, that that disciple should not die:
yet Jesus said not unto him; He shall not die. V. But: If I will
that he tarry till I come: follow thou me.
Alleluia, alleluia. V. This is the disciple which testifieth
of these things: and we know that his testimony is true. Alleluia.
¶ In Votive Masses after Septuagesima, instead of
the Alleluia and verse following, is said the Tract Blessed
is the man as in the Common of Doctors. But in Eastertide,
instead of the Gradual, is said the Alleluia as above,
and then the verse, Ps. 92. The righteous shall flourish
like a palm-tree: and shall spread abroad like a cedar in Libanus.
GOSPEL. St. John 21:19-25
19 Jesus saith unto Peter,
20 Then Peter, turning about, seeth the disciple whom Jesus loved
following; which also leaned on his breast at supper, and said,
Lord, which is he that betrayeth thee?
21 Peter seeing him saith to Jesus, Lord, and what shall this
22 Jesus saith unto him, If I will that he tarry till I come,
what is that to thee? follow thou me.
23 Then went this saying abroad among the brethren, that that
disciple should not die: yet Jesus said not unto him, He shall
not die; but, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that
24 This is the disciple which testifieth of these things, and
wrote these things: and we know that his testimony is true.
25 And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the
which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even
the world itself could not contain the books that should be written.
The Creed is said.
OFFERTORY. Ps. 92. The righteous shall
flourish like a palm-tree; and shall spread abroad like a cedar
O Lord who seest that we do trust for our deliverance in the
advocacy of thy blessed Apostle Saint John: grant, we beseech
thee; that the gifts which we offer unto thee on this his festival
may be acceptable in thy sight. Through.
SECRET OF THE NATIVITY as on Saint Stephen's Day.
PREFACE and CANON of Christmas.
COMMUNION. St. John 21. Then
went this saying abroad among the brethren, that that disciple
should not die: yet Jesus said not unto him: He shall not die:
but: if I will that he tarry till I come.
O God, who hast vouchsafed to feed us with heavenly meat and
drink: mercifully grant, that like as we have received the same
in devout remembrance of thy holy Apostle Saint John; so we may
evermore be defended by his intercession. Through.
POSTCOMMUNION OF THE NATIVITY as on Saint Stephen's
¶ Within the Octave of Saint John nothing is said
of that Feast.
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