Collects, Epistles and Gospels
for the Proper of Saints
of All Saints' Day
INTROIT. Judicant sancti. Wis. 3.
THE Saints shall judge the nations, and have dominion over
the people: and the Lord their God shall reign for ever. Ps.
33. Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous: for it becometh
well the just to be thankful. V. Glory be
O LORD our God, increase, we pray thee, and multiply upon us
the gifts of thy grace: that we, who do prevent the glorious
festival of all thy Saints, may of thee be enabled joyfully to
follow them in all virtuous and godly living. Through.
For the Epistle. Revelation 5:6-12
6 IN those days: I John beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the
throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders,
stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven
eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all
7 And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him
that sat upon the throne.
8 And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and
twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of
them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers
9 And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the
book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and
hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and
tongue, and people, and nation;
10 And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall
reign on the earth.
11 And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about
the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them
was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands;
12 Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain
to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour,
and glory, and blessing, for ever and ever. Amen.
GRADUAL. Ps. 149. Let the saints be joyful with glory, let them
rejoice in their beds. V. O sing unto the Lord a new song: let
the congregation of Saints praise him.
The Gospel. St Luke 6:17-23a
17 AT that time: Jesus came down with
them, and stood in the plain, and the company of his disciples,
and a great multitude of people out of all Judaea and Jerusalem,
and from the sea coast of Tyre and Sidon, which came to hear
him, and to be healed of their diseases;
18 And they that were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were
19 And the whole multitude sought to touch him: for there went
virtue out of him, and healed them all.
20 And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said, Blessed
be ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God.
21 Blessed are ye that hunger now: for ye shall be filled. Blessed
are ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh.
22 Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall
separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and
cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake.
23 Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your
reward is great in heaven.
OFFERTORY. Ps. 149. Let the Saints be joyful with glory, let them
rejoice in their beds: let the praises of God be in their mouth.
WE beseech the, O Lord: that
the gifts which we do present on thine altar may, by the prayers
of all the saints, whose feast we do prevent, be made profitable
unto us for our salvation. Through.
COMMUNION. Wis. 3. The souls of the righteous are in the hand of
God, and there shall no torment touch them: in the sight of the
unwise they seemed to die: but they are in peace.
O LORD, who hast granted unto
us, looking forward to this coming festival, with gladness to
accomplish thy holy mysteries: we humbly pray thee; that, like
as we have performed the same to the remembrance of all thy Saints,
so we may feel the succour of their intercession. Through.
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