Collects, Epistles and Gospels
for the Proper of Saints

Saint Cuthbert, Monk and Bishop


The Collect.

O GOD, who by the inestimable gift of thy grace dost glorify thy Saints, grant, we beseech thee; that at the intercession of blessed Cuthbert thy Confessor and Bishop, fwe may be found worthy to attain to the perfection of all virtues. Through.

The Epistle. Hebrews 7:23-27
[From Mass 12, Sacerdotes tui]
23 They truly were many priests, because they were not suffered to continue by reason of death:
24 But this man, because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood.
25 Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.
26 For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;
27 Who needeth not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people's: for this he did once, when he offered up himself.

The Gospel. St Matthew 23:42-47
[From Mass 12, Sacerdotes tui]
42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.
43 But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.
44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.
45 Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?
46 Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.
47 Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods.



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