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Collects, Epistles and Gospels
for the Proper of Saints
of Saint Andrew the Apostle
INTROIT. Dominus secus mare. St. Matt. 4.
JESUS our Lord walking by the sea of Galilee saw two brethren,
Peter and Andrew, and he called them saying: Follow me; and I
will make you fishers of men. Ps. 19. The heavens declare
the glory of God: and the firmament sheweth his handy-work. V.
GRANT, we beseech thee, Almighty God: that as we do prevent the
festival of thy holy Apostle Saint Andrew, so he may implore
thy mercy for us; that we , being delivered from all our iniquities,
may likewise be defended against all adversities. Through.
For The Epistle. Ecclesiasticus
2 The blessing of the Lord was upon the head of the
righteous. Therefore the Lord gave him an heritage, and divided
his portions; among the twelve tribes did he part them.
1 And he brought out of him a merciful man, which found favour
in the sight of all flesh, even Moses, beloved of God and men,
whose memorial is blessed.
2 He made him like to the glorious saints, and magnified him,
so that his enemies stood in fear of him.
3 By his words he caused the wonders to cease, and he made him
glorious in the sight of kings, and gave him a commandment for
his people, and shewed him part of his glory.
4 He sanctified him in his faithfulness and meekness, and chose
him out of all men.
5 He made him to hear his voice, and brought him into the dark
cloud, and gave him commandments before his face, even the law
of life and knowledge, that he might teach Jacob his covenants,
and Israel his judgments.
6 He exalted Aaron, an holy man like unto him, even his brother,
of the tribe of Levi.
7 An everlasting covenant he made with him and gave him the priesthood
among the people; he beautified him with comely ornaments, and
clothed him with a robe of glory.
GRADUAL. Ps. 139. Right dear are thy friends,
O God, and held in highest honour: their rule and governance
is exceeding stedfast. V. If I should count them: they are more
in number than the sand of the sea.
The Gospel. St John 1:35-51
35 AT that time: John stood, and two
of his disciples;
36 And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith, Behold the
Lamb of God!
37 And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus.
38 Then Jesus turned, and saw them following, and saith unto
them, What seek ye? They said unto him, Rabbi, (which is to say,
being interpreted, Master,) where dwellest thou?
39 He saith unto them, Come and see. They came and saw where
he dwelt, and abode with him that day: for it was about the tenth
40 One of the two which heard John speak, and followed him, was
Andrew, Simon Peter's brother.
41 He first findeth his own brother Simon, and saith unto him,
We have found the Messias, which is, being interpreted, the Christ.
42 And he brought him to Jesus. And when Jesus beheld him, he
said, Thou art Simon the son of Jona: thou shalt be called Cephas,
which is by interpretation, A stone.
43 The day following Jesus would go forth into Galilee, and findeth
Philip, and saith unto him, Follow me.
44 Now Philip was of Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter.
45 Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found
him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus
of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.
46 And Nathanael said unto him, Can there any good thing come
out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come and see.
47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and saith of him, Behold
an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!
48 Nathanael saith unto him, Whence knowest thou me? Jesus answered
and said unto him, Before that Philip called thee, when thou
wast under the fig tree, I saw thee.
49 Nathanael answered and saith unto him, Rabbi, thou art the
Son of God; thou art the King of Israel.
50 Jesus answered and said unto him, Because I said unto thee,
I saw thee under the fig tree, believest thou? thou shalt see
greater things than these.
51 And he saith unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Hereafter
ye shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and
descending upon the Son of man.
OFFERTORY. Ps. 8. Thou hast crowned him with
glory and worship: thou hast made him to have dominion of the
works of thy hands, O Lord.
GRANT, O Lord, that this oblation, which we, remembering the
festival of thy blessed Apostle Saint Andrew, do offer to be
hallowed unto thee, may likewise avail to the cleansing of our
souls from all evil. Through.
COMMUNION. St. John 1:41. Andrew saith unto
his brother Simon: We have found the Messias, which is, being
interpreted, the Christ: and he brought him to Jesus.
O LORD, who hast vouchsafed to feed us with these holy sacraments,
we humbly pray thee: that, at the intercession of thy holy Apostle
Saint Andrew, the mysteries which we have offered in remembrance
of his glorious passion may be profitable unto us for the healing
of our souls. Through.