Collects, Epistles and Gospels
for the Proper of Saints
Double of II Class (with simple Octave)
INTROIT. Confessio et pulchritudo. Ps. 96
Glory and worship are before him: power and honour are in
his sanctuary. Ps. ibid. O sing unto the Lord a new song:
sing unto the Lord, all the whole earth. V. Glory be.
O LORD, who knowest us to be sore beset by reason of our
sins: mercifully grant that, like as thou didst enable thy blessed
servant Lawrence to overcome the fires of his torments; so we
may by thy grace assuage the flames of our temptations. Through.
EPISTLE. 2 Corinthians 9: 6-10
6 BRETHREN: He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly;
and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.
7 Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him
give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful
8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye,
always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every
9 (As it is written, He hath dispersed abroad; he hath given
to the poor: his righteousness remaineth for ever.
10 Now he that ministereth seed to the sower both minister bread
for your food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase the
fruits of your righteousness.)
GRADUAL. Ps. 17. O Lord, thou hast proved and visited mine
heart in the night season. V. Thou hast tried me with fire, and
shall find no wickedness in me.
Alleluia, alleluia. V. The Deacon Lawrence wrought a good work:
who by the sign of the Cross gave light to the blind. Alleluia.
The Gospel. St John 12:24-26
24 At that time: Jesus said unto his
disciples: Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat
fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die,
it bringeth forth much fruit.
25 He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth
his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.
26 If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there
shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father
honour. The Creed is not said, except in a Church of his own
dedication, or on a Sunday.
OFFERTORY. Ps. 96. Glory and worship are before him: power and
honour are in his sanctuary.
We beseech thee, O Lord, graciously
to accept our oblations: that, by the merits and intercession
of blessed Lawrence, they may be profitable to the advancement
of our salvation. Through.
COMMUNION. St. John 12. If any man serve me, let him follow me: and
where I am, there shall also my servant be.
O Lord, who hast vouchsafed
to fill us with thy sacred gifts: we humbly beseech thee; that
we which here have offered unto thee the duty of our bounden
service, may, by the intercession of blessed Lawrence thy Martyr,
be made thereby to grow and increase to the attainment of everlasting
In Votive Masses, all is said as
above. After Septuagesima, instead of the Alleluia, and verse
following, is said:
TRACT. Ps. 21. Thou hast given him his heart's desire: and
hast not denied him the request of his lips. V. For thou hast
prevented him with the blessings of goodness. V. Thou hast set
a crown of pure gold upon his head.
In Eastertide, instead of the Gradual,
Alleluia, alleluia. V. The Deacon Lawrence
wrought a good work: who by the sign of the Cross gave light
to the blind. Alleluia. V. Ps. 21. Thou hast set a crown
of pure gold upon his head, O Lord, alleluia.
Within the Octave of St. Lawrence
nothing is said of the Feast; but if a Votive Mass of the Saint
is celebrated, in that Mass Gloria
in excelsis is said.
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