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Collects, Epistles and Gospels
for the Proper of Saints
Double of I Class with common Octave
of the Blessed Virgin Mary
INTROIT. Gaudens gaudebo. Is. 61:10.
I WILL greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be joyful
in my God: for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation:
he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bride
adorneth herself with jewels. Ps. 30. I will magnify thee,
O Lord, for thou hast set me up: and not made my foes to triumph
over me. V. Glory be.
O GOD, who in the foreknowledge of thy Son's most precious death
didst consecrate for him a dwelling-place by the spotless Conception
of the Blessed Virgin: mercifully grant that she who was preserved
from all defilement; may evermore pray for us until we attain
unto thee in purity of heart. [Through the same]
Commemoration of the Feria.
For the Epistle. Proverbs 8:22-35
22 The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before
his works of old.
23 I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever
the earth was.
24 When there were no depths, I was brought forth; when there
were no fountains abounding with water.
25 Before the mountains were settled, before the hills was I
26 While as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor
the highest part of the dust of the world.
27 When he prepared the heavens, I was there: when he set a compass
upon the face of the depth:
28 When he established the clouds above: when he strengthened
the fountains of the deep:
29 When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should
not pass his commandment: when he appointed the foundations of
30 Then I was by him, as one brought up with him: and I was daily
his delight, rejoicing always before him;
31 Rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth; and my delights
were with the sons of men.
32 Now therefore hearken unto me, O ye children: for blessed
are they that keep my ways.
33 Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not.
34 Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates,
waiting at the posts of my doors.
35 For whoso findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favour
of the LORD.
GRADUAL. Judith 13:18. Blessed art thou, O Virgin Mary, of the most
high God, above all the women upon the earth. V. Ibid. 15.9.
Thou art the exaltation of Jerusalem, thou art the great
glory of Israel: thou art the great rejoicing of our nation.
Alleluia, alleluia. V. Cant.4. Thou art all fair, O Mary:
and there is no spot of sin in thee. Alleluia.
In Votive Masses, after Septuagesima,
instead of the Alleluia, and verse following is said:
TRACT. Ps. 87. Her foundations are upon the holy hills: the
Lord loveth the gates of Sion more than all the dwellings of
Jacob. V. Ibid. Glorious things of thee are spoken, thou
city of God. V. Ibid. He was born in her, and the most
High shall stablish her.
In Eastertide the Gradual is omitted,
and in its place is said:
Alleluia, alleluia. V. Thou art the
exaltation of Jerusalem, thou art the great glory of Israel:
thou art the great rejoicing of our nation. Alleluia. V. Thou
art all fair, O Mary, and there is no spot of sin in thee. Alleluia.
GOSPEL. St Luke 1:26-28
26 And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God
unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth,
27 To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the
house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary.
28 And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that
art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou
OFFERTORY. St. Luke 1. Hail, Mary, full of grace:
the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women, alleluia.
ACCEPT, O Lord, the sacrifice of our salvation, which we offer
unto thee on this feast of the Conception of the Blessed Virgin
Mary: and grant that, like as we do confess her by the prevention
of thy grace to have been preserved from every stain of sin;
so by her intercession we may be delivered from all our iniquities.
PREFACE of our Lady, And that on the Conception,
which is said throughout the whole Octave, even on Feast occurring
therein, save in Masses of the Season, or on Feasts requiring
COMMUNION. Glorious things of thee are spoken, O Mary:
because he that is might hath magnified thee.
O LORD, who in her Conception didst wondrously preserve the Blessed
Virgin Mary from all sin: grant, we beseech thee; that the Sacrament,
which we have received, may heal in us the wounds of the sins
which we have committed. Through.
¶ Within the Octave and on the Octave Day itself Mass
is said as on the Feast, but within the Octave Collect 2 is of
the Feria, but Collect 3, if there be no commemoration of a simple
Feast, or of a Feast treated as such, is of the Holy Ghost (or
of Advent Sunday)
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