Collects, Epistles and Gospels
for the Proper of Saints

Ss. Simon and Jude, Apostles

Double of II Class

INTROIT. Mihi autem. Ps. 139
RIGHT dear are thy friends unto me, O God, and held in highest honour: their rule and governance is exceeding stedfast. Ps. ibid. Lord, thou hast searched me out and known me: thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising. V. Glory be.

O ALMIGHTY God, who hast built thy Church upon the foundation of the Apostles and Prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the head corner-stone; Grant us so to be joined together in unity of spirit by their doctrine, that we may be made an holy temple acceptable unto thee; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

EPISTLE. Ephesians 2:19.
NOW therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow-citizens with the saints, and of the household of God; and are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner-stone; in whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: in whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.

GRADUAL. Ps. 45. Thou shalt make them princes in all lands: they shall remember thy Name, O Lord. V. Instead of thy fathers thou shalt have children: therefore shall the people give thanks unto thee.
Alleluia, alleluia. V. Ps. 139. Right dear are thy friends unto me, O God, and held in highest honour: their rule and governance is exceeding stedfast. Alleluia.

GOSPEL. St. John 15:17.
THESE things I command you, that ye love one another. If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep your's also. But all these things will they do unto you for my name's sake, because they know not him that sent me. If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloke for their sin. He that hateth me hateth my Father also. If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father. But this cometh to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause. But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me: and ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning.

OFFERTORY. Ps. 19. Their sound is gone out into all lands: and their words into the ends of the world.

GRANT, O Lord, we beseech thee: that we who venerate the everlasting glory of thy holy Apostles Simon and Jude, may in such wise be cleansed by thy holy mysteries, that we may be made worthier for the celebration of the same. Through.

PREFACE of the Apostles.

COMMUNION. St. Matt. 19.28. Ye which have followed me shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

O LORD, who hast vouchsafed to feed us with these holy sacraments: we humbly pray thee; that, at the intercession of thy holy Apostles Simon and Jude, the mysteries which we have offered in remembrance of their glorious passion may be profitable unto us for the healing of our souls. Through.

In Votive Masses all is said as above, but after Septuagesima, instead of the Alleluia, and verse following, is said the Tract. They that sow in tears, from Mass 6, Intret in conspectu, from Common.

In Eastertide Mass 10, Sancti tui is said, from Common, with Prayers, Epistle, and Gospel as above.




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