Collects, Epistles and Gospels
for the Proper of Saints

Saints Cosmas & Damian, Martyrs

Mass 7, Sapientiam


INTROIT. Sapientiam. Ecclus. 44
THE people will tell of their wisdom, and the congregation will shew forth their praise: their name liveth for evermore. Ps. 33. Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous: for it becometh well the just to be thankful. V. Glory be.

O GOD, who vouchsafest unto us to keep the heavenly birthday of Blessed Cosmas and Damian, thy holy Martyrs: grant, we beseech thee; that we may rejoice in the perpetual felicity of their fellowship in heaven. Through.

For the Epistle. Wisdom 5:15
BUT the righteous live for evermore; their reward also is with the Lord, and the care of them is with the Most High. Therefore shall they receive a glorious kingdom, and a beautiful crown from the Lord's hand: for with his right hand shall he cover them, and with his arm shall he protect them. He shall take to him his jealousy for a complete armour, and make the creature his weapon for the revenge of his enemies. He shall put on righteousness as a breastplate, and true judgement instead of a helmet. He shall take holiness for an invincible shield.

GRADUAL. PS. 124. Our soul is escaped even as a bird out of the snare of the fowler. V. The snare is broken, and we are delivered: or help standeth in the Name of the Lord, who hat made heaven and earth.
Alleluia, alleluia. V. Ps. 68 Let the righteous be glad and rejoice before God: let them also be merry and joyful. Alleluia.
After Septuagesima, instead of the Alleluia, and verse following, is said:

TRACT. Ps. 126. They that sow in tears, shall reap in joy. V. He that now goeth on his way weeping, and beareth forth good seed. He shall doubtless come again with joy, and bring his sheaves with him.

The Gospel. St. Luke 6:17
At that time: Jesus came down from the mountain and stood in the plain, and the company of his disciples, and a great multitude of people out of all Judea and Jerusalem and from the sea coast of Tyre and Sidon, which came to hear him, and to be healed of their diseases; and they that were vexed with unclean spirits; and they were healed. and the whole multitude sought to touch him: for there went virtue out of him, and healed them all. And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples and said: Blessed are ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God. Blessed are ye that hunger now: for ye shall be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh. Blessed are ye when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of Man's sake. Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy; for behold your reward is great in heaven.

After Septuagesima, Alleluia at the end of the following Offertory is omitted, but otherwise it is said through the year.

OFFERTORY. Ps. 149. Let the Saints be joyful with glory, let them rejoice in their beds: let the praises of God be in their mouth, (alleluia).

WE beseech thee, O Lord, that the gifts which we offer unto thee of our bounden duty and service may be acceptable unto thee for the honour of thy Saints: and by thy mercy profitable unto us for our salvation. Through.

COMMUNION. St. Luke 12. And I say unto you my friends: Be not afraid of them that kill the body.

GRANT, we beseech thee, Almighty God: that at the intercession of thy holy Martyrs Cosmas and Damian, we who with our outward lips have partaken of this holy Sacrament, may inwardly receive the same in purity of heart. Through.



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