Collects, Epistles and Gospels
for the Proper of Saints
Double of II Class
Simon and Jude, Apostles
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.
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
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
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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