Collects, Epistles and Gospels
for the Proper of Saints

Saint Dunstan, Bishop

[Mass 12, Sacerdotes tui]

INTROIT. Sacerdotes tui. Ps 132.
[From Mass 12, Sacerdotes tui]
LET thy priests be clothed with righteousness, and let thy Saints sing with joyfulness: for thy servant David's sake, turn not away the presence of thine Anointed (alleluia, alleluia). Ps. ibid. Lord, remember David: and all his trouble. V. Glory be.

The Collect.
O GOD, who didst exalt blessed Dunstan thy Bishop to thy heavenly kingdom: grant, we beseech thee; that by his glorious merits we may attain to everlasting felicity. Through.

The Epistle. Hebrews 7:23-27
[From Mass 12, Sacerdotes tui]
23 They truly were many priests, because they were not suffered to continue by reason of death:
24 But this man, because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood.
25 Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.
26 For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;
27 Who needeth not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people's: for this he did once, when he offered up himself.

[From Mass 12, Sacerdotes tui] Ps. 132. I will deck her priests with health: and her Saints shall rejoice and sing. V. There shall I make the horn of David to flourish: I have ordained a lantern for mine Anointed.
Alleluia, alleluia. V. Ps. 110. The Lord sware and will not repent: thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedech. l Alleluia.

After Septuagesima, instead of the Alleluia, and verse following, is said:

From Mass 12, Sacerdotes tui] Ps. 112. Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord: he hath great delight in his commandments. V. His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the faithful shall be blessed. V. Riches and plenteousness shall be in his house: and his righteousness endureth for ever.

In Eastertide, instead off the Gradual, is said:

Alleluia, alleluia. V. Ps. 110. The Lord sware and will not repent: thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedech. Alleluia. V. Ecclus. 45. The Lord loved him and adorned him: he clothed him with a robe of glory. Alleluia.

The Gospel. St Matthew 23:42-47
[From Mass 12, Sacerdotes tui]
42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.
43 But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.
44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.
45 Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?
46 Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.
47 Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods.

WE beseech thee, O Lord, mercifully to accept the prayers of thy humble servants, which we offer unto thee on the festival of blessed Dunstan thy Confessor and Bishop: and we beseech thee, that by the succour of his heavenly advocacy, we may be found worthy to be defended against all the assaults of our enemies. Through.

[From Mass 12, Sacerdotes tui] St. Matthew 24. Blessed is that servant whom his lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall make him ruler over all his goods (alleluia).

We beseech thee, O Lord: that as we have received thy holy sacraments in honour of blessed Dunstan thy Confessor and Bishop; so we may ever be succoured by his intercession in thy sight. Through.



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