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Collects, Epistles and Gospels
for the Proper of Saints
Double of II Class
Thomas the Apostle
INTROIT. Mihi autem nimis. 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. O Lord, thou hast searched me out and known me: thou
knowest my downsitting and mine uprising.V. Glory be.
ALMIGHTY and everliving God, who for the greater confirmation
of the faith didst suffer thy holy Apostle Thomas to be doubtful
in thy Son's resurrection: grant us so perfectly, and without
all doubt, to believe in thy Son Jesus Christ; that our faith
in thy sight may never be reproved. Hear us, O Lord, through
the same Jesus Christ, to whom, with thee, and the Holy Ghost,
be all honour and glory, now and for evermore. Amen.
Commemoration of the Feria
EPISTLE. Hebrews 10:35-11:1
35 Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great
recompence of reward.
36 For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the
will of God, ye might receive the promise.
37 For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come,
and will not tarry.
38 Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back,
my soul shall have no pleasure in him.
39 But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of
them that believe to the saving of the soul.
1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence
of things not seen.
GRADUAL. Ps. 139. Right dear are thy friends, O God, and held
in highest honour: their rule and governance is exceeding stedfast.
V. If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand
of the sea.
Alleluia, alleluia. V. Ps. 33. Rejoice in the Lord,O ye
righteous: for it becometh well the just to be thankful. Alleluia
GOSPEL. St John 20:24-31
24 AT that time: Thomas, one of the
twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came.
25 The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen
the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands
the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the
nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe.
26 And after eight days again his disciples were within, and
Thomas with them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and
stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you.
27 Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold
my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side:
and be not faithless, but believing.
28 And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God.
29 Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou
hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have
30 And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his
disciples, which are not written in this book:
31 But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is
the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have
life through his name.
OFFERTORY. Ps. 19. Their sound is gone out into all lands: and
their words unto the ends of the world.
WE render unto thee, O Lord,
this duty of our bounden service: humbly beseeching thee, that
like as we do offer this sacrifice of thanksgiving in honour
of the confession of thy blessed Apostle Saint Thomas; so at
his intercession thou wouldest preserve in us the effectual gifts
of thy grace. Through.
PREFACE of the Apostles.
COMMUNION. St John 20. Reach hither thy hand, and behold the print
of the nails: and be not faithless, but believing.
ASSIST us mercifully, O Lord, we beseech thee: and, at the intercession
of thy blessed Apostle Saint Thomas; continue towards us the
gifts of thy lovingkindness. Through.
¶ In Votives after Septuagesima,
all is said as above, but in place of the Alleluia
and verse is said the Tract from Mass 2, Statuit. In
Eastertide the Introit and Offertory are taken from Mass 9,
Protexisti with the following Alleluia.
Alleluia, alleluia. V. Ps. 33.
Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous: for it becometh well the
just to be thankful. Alleluia. V. Ps. 89. O Lord, the
very heavens shall praise thy wondrous works: and thy truth in
the congregation of the saints. Alleluia.
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