Collects, Epistles and Gospels
for the Proper of Saints

Most Holy Name of Jesus

INTROIT. In Nomine Jesus. Phil. 2.
AT the Name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth: and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Ps. 8. O Lord our Governour, how excellent is thy Name in all the world. V. Glory be.

O GOD, who didst ordain that thine only-begotten Son should be the Saviour of the world, and didst command that his Name should be called Jesus: mercifully grant, that we who worship his holy Name on earth, may at length behold him face to face in heaven. Where he liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity...

The Epistle. Acts 4:8-12
8 IN those days: Peter, filled with the Holy Ghost, said unto them, Ye rulers of the people, and elders of Israel,
9 If we this day be examined of the good deed done to the impotent man, by what means he is made whole;
10 Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole.
11 This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner.
12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

GRADUAL. Ps. 106. Deliver us, O Lord our God, and gather us from among the heathen: that we may give thanks unto thy holy Name, and make our boast of thy praise. V. Is. 63. Thou, O Lord, art our Father, our Redeemer: thy Name is from everlasting.
Alleluia, alleluia. V. Ps. My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord, and let all flesh give thanks unto his holy Name for ever and ever.

In Votive Masses, after Septuagesima, instead of the Alleluia, and verse following, is said:

TRACT. Ps. 80 and Cant. 2. Turn us again, O Lord God of Hosts: shew the light of thy countenance, and we shall be whole: let me hear thy voice. For sweet is thy voice,and thy countenance is comely. V. Cant. 1. Thy Name, O Jesu, is an ointment poured forth: therefore do the virgins love thee.

In Votive Masses, in Eastertide, instead of the Gradual, is said:

Alleluia, alleluia. V. Ps. 145. My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord, and let all flesh give thanks unto his holy Name for ever and ever. Alleluia. V. ibid. I will magnify thee, O God my king: and I will praise thy Name, O Jesu, for ever and every. Alleluia.

The Gospel. St Luke 2. 21
21 And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called JESUS, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb.

OFFERTORY. Ps. 86. I will thank thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart, and will praise thy Name for evermore: for thou, Lord, art good and gracious: and of great mercy unto all them that call upon thee, alleluia.

MOST merciful God, who by thy heavenly benediction preservest all things that thou hast created: sanctify therewith, we beseech thee, this our sacrifice, which we offer unto the glory of the Name of thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord; that the same may be acceptable unto thee for the praise of thy divine majesty, and be profitable unto us for the obtaining of everlasting salvation. Through the same.

PREFACE for certain Feast of our Lord.

COMMUNION. Ibid. All nations whom thou hast made shall come and worship thee, O Lord, and shall glorify thy Name: for thou art great and doest wondrous things: thou art God alone, alleluia.

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who art our Creator and Redeemer, mercifully have respect unto these our prayers: and behold with the favour of thy countenance the sacrifice of our salvation, which we offer unto thy divine majesty, to the honour of the Name of thy Son, Jesus Christ our Lord; that, by the merits of his glorious Name of Jesus, thy grace may be in such wise shed forth upon us, that being thereby predestined to eternal life, we may evermore rejoice that our names are written in heaven. Through the same.



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