Collects, Epistles and Gospels
for the Proper of Saints

Saints Fabian and Sebastian, Martyrs


Mass 6, Intret in conspectu

INTROIT. Intret in conspectu. Ps. 79.
O LET the sorrowful sighing of the prisoners come before thee, O Lord: reward thou our neighbours sevenfold into their bosom: let the vengeance of thy servants' blood that is shed be openly shewed up the heath. Ps. ibid. O God, the heathen are come into thine inheritance, thy holy temple have they defiled: and made Jerusalem an heap of stones. V. Glory be.

PROTECT US, O Lord, we beseech thee: who observe the feast of Blessed Fabian and Sebastian, thy holy Martyrs and Bishops; and grant that by their meritorious supplication we may ever find favour in thy sight. [Through]

EPISTLE. Wisdom 3:1-8
1 The souls of the righteous are in the hand of God, and there shall no torment touch them.
2 In the sight of the unwise they seemed to die: and their departure is taken for misery,
3 And their going from us to be utter destruction: but they are in peace.
4 For though they be punished in the sight of men, yet is their hope full of immortality.
5 And having been a little chastised, they shall be greatly rewarded: for God proved them, and found them worthy for himself.
6 As gold in the furnace hath he tried them, and received them as a burnt offering.
7 And in the time of their visitation they shall shine, and run to and fro like sparks among the stubble.
8 They shall judge the nations, and have dominion over the people, and their Lord shall reign for ever.

GRADUAL. Exod. 15. The Lord is glorious in holiness: fearful in praises, doing wonders. V. Thy right hand, O Lord, is become glorious in power: thy right hand, O Lord, hath dashed in pieces the enemy.
Alleluia, alleluia. V. Ecclus. 44. the bodies of the Saints are buried in peace: but their name liveth for evermore. Alleluia.

GOSPEL. St Luke 21:9-19
9 At that time: Jesus said unto his disciples: ye shall hear of wars and commotions, be not terrified: for these things must first come to pass; but the end is not by and by.
10 Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom:
11 And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.
12 But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name's sake.
13 And it shall turn to you for a testimony.
14 Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what ye shall answer:
15 For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.
16 And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death.
17 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake.
18 But there shall not an hair of your head perish.
19 In your patience possess ye your souls.

After Septuagesima Alleluia at the end of the following Offertory is omitted, but otherwise it is said through the year.

OFFERTORY. Ps. 68. O God, wonderful art thou in thy Saints: even the God of Israel, he will give strength and power unto his people, blessed by God (alleluia).

ASSIST us mercifully, O Lord, in these our supplications which we make before thee in remembrance of thy Saints: that we who trust not in our own righteousness may be succoured by the merits of them that have found favour in thy sight. Through.

COMMUNION. Wisd. 3. For though they be punished in the sight of men, yet hath God proved them: as gold in the furnace hath he tried them, and received them as a burnt offering.

O LORD, who hast vouchsafed to feed us with these saving mysteries: grant that, as on this day we do honour to thy Saints, so we may be succoured by their intercession. Through.



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