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INTROIT. Reminiscere. Ps. 25
CALL to remembrance, O
Lord, thy tender mercies, and thy loving-kindnesses, which have
been ever of old: O let not our enemies triumph over us: deliver
us, O God of Israel, out of all our troubles. Unto thee, O Lord,
will I lift up my soul: O my God, I have put my trust in thee,
O let me not be confounded. V. Glory be.
ALMIGHTY God, who seest that we have no power of ourselves to
help ourselves: keep us both outwardly in our bodies, and inwardly
in our souls; that we may be defended from all adversities which
may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may
assault and hurt the soul. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN.
EPISTLE. 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8
1 BRETHREN: we beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the
Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk
and to please God, so ye would abound more and more.
2 For ye know what commandments we gave you by the Lord Jesus.
3 For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that
ye should abstain from fornication:
4 That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel
in sanctification and honour;
5 Not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles which
know not God:
6 That no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter:
because that the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also
have forewarned you and testified.
7 For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.
8 He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not man, but God, who
hath also given unto us his holy Spirit.
GRADUAL. Ps 25. The sorrows of my heart are enlarged:
O bring thou me out of my troubles, O Lord. V. Look upon my adversity
and misery: and forgive me all my sin.
TRACT. Ps. 106. O give thanks unto the Lord, for
he is gracious: and his mercy endureth for ever. V. Who can express
the noble acts of the Lord: or shew forth all his praise? V.
Blessed are they that always keep judgement and do righteousness.
V. Remember me, O Lord, according to thy favour that thou bearest
unto thy people: O visit me with thy salvation.
GOSPEL. Saint Matthew 15:21-28
21 AT that time: Jesus
went thence, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon.
22 And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts,
and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou son
of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil.
23 But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and
besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us.
24 But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost
sheep of the house of Israel.
25 Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me.
26 But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children's
bread, and cast it to dogs.
27 And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs
which fall from their masters' table.
28 Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy
faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was
made whole from that very hour.
OFFERTORY. Ps 119. My delight shall be in
thy commandments which I have loved exceedingly: my hands also
will I lift up unto thy commandments, which I have loved.
WE BESEECH thee, O Lord, mercifully to have respect unto
these our oblations: that the same may be profitable unto us
for our increase in all godliness, and for the advancement of
everlasting salvation. Through.
COMMUNION. Ps. 5. Consider my meditation:
hearken thou unto the voice of my calling, my King and my God:
for unto thee will I make my prayer, O Lord.
WE humbly beseech thee, Almighty God: that we whom thou dost
vouchsafe to regenerate with thy holy sacraments; may continually
serve thee in all virtuous and godly living. Through.
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