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
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
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
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