Collects, Epistles and Gospels
for the Proper of Saints
Mass 7, Sapientiam
Cosmas & Damian, Martyrs
FOR SEVERAL MARTYRS
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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