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LESSON. Acts xii. 1. 11.-In those days: Herod the king stretched forth his hand to afflict some of the Church. And he killed James the brother of John with the sword. And seeing that it pleased the Jews he proceeded to take up Peter also. Now it was in the days of azymes. And when he had apprehended him he cast him into prison, delivering hiin to four files of soldiers to be kept, intending after the pasch to bring him forth to the people. Peter therefore was kept in prison. But prayer was made without ceasing by the Chur unto God for him. And when Herod would have brought him forth, the same night Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains: and the keepers before the door kept the prison. And be. hold an angel of the Lord stood by him: and a light shined in the room: and he striking Peter on the side raised him up, saying: Arise quickly. And the chains fell off from his hands. And the angel said to him : Gird thyself, and put on thy sandals. And he did so. And he said to him: Cast thy garment about thee, and follow me. And going out he followed him, and he knew not that it was true which was done by the angel: but thought he saw a vision. And passing through the first and second ward, they came to the iron gate that leadeth to the city, which of itself opened to them. And going out, they passed on through one street: and immediately the angel departed from him. And Peter coming to himself, said: Now I know in very deed that the Lord hath sent his angel, and hath delivered me out of the hand of Herod, and from all the expectation of the people of the Jews.
GRAD. To me, &c. as at the Offertory, 607.
V. Tu es Petrus, et super hanc petrum ædificabo Ecclesiam meam. Alleluia. V. Thou art Peter : and upon this rock I will build my Church. Alleluia.
GOSPEL. Mutt. xvi. 13. 19.--- At that time : Jesus came into the quarters of Cesarea Phillipi : and he asked his disciples saying: Whom do men say that the Son of Man is ? But they said: Some, John the Baptist, and other some, Elias, and others Jeremias, or one of the prophets. Jesus saith to them: But whom do you say that I am ? Simon Peter answered and said: Thou art Christ the Son of the living God. And Jesus answering, said to him; Blessed art thou Simon Bar-Jona; because flesh and blood bath not revealed it to thee, but my Father who is in heaven. And I say to thee: That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my Church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give to thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven. And whatsoever thou shalt bind upon earth, it shall be bound also in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth, it shall be loosed also in heaven. CREDO.
OFFERT.-Thou wilt appoint them rulers over the whole earth : they shall be mindful of thy name, O Lord, from generation to generation.
SECRET.-May the prayers of the apostles, o Lord, accompany the offerings consecrated to thy name; and grant that we may be both cleansed and defended thereby. Thro'.
COMM. Matt. xvi.—Thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my Church.
P. COMM. Quos cælesti-Defend, O Lord, from all adversity, by the intercession of thy apostles, those whom thou hast nourished with heavenly food Thro'.
XXX. COMMEMORATION of St. PAUL. All as on January 25, p. 513, with a Commem. of
St. John the Baptist, p. 601, except EPISTLE. Gal. i. 11. 20.-Brethren: I give you to understand, that the gospel which was
preached by me, is not according to man. For neither did I receive it of man, nor did I learn it; but by the revelation of Jesus Christ. For you have heard of my conversion in time past in the Jews religion: how that beyond measure I persecuted the Church of God, and wasted it, and I inade progress in the Jews religion above many of my equals in my own nation, being more abundantly zealous for the traditions of my fathers. But when it pleased him, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace, to reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the Gentiles, immediately I condescended not to flesh and blood. Neither went I to Jerusalem to the apostles who were before me: but I went into Arabia, and again I returned to Damascus. Then, after three years, I went to Jerus salem to see Peter, and I tarried with him fifteen days: but other of the apostles I saw none : saving James the brother of the Lord. Now the things which I write to you; behold before God I lie not.
Alleluia, Alleluia. V. O holy apostle Paul, preacher of the truth, and doctor of the Gentiles, intercede for us. Alleluia.
GOSPEL. Matt. x. as on the 11th of June p. 591.
OFFERT. Ps. cxxxvi.- To me thy friends, O God, are made exceedingly honourable: their principality is exceedingly strengthened.
COMM. Matt. xix.- Amen, I say to you: that you who have forsaken all things, and followed me, shall receive an hundred fold, and shall possess life everlasting.
P. COMM. Perceptis.-Having received, O Lord, these holy mysteries, we humbly beseech thee, by the intercession of thy blessed apostle Paul, that what we have celebrated in thanksgiving for the glory bestowed upon him, may be a remedy to us. Thro'.
July 1I. VISITATION of the B. V. M. Introit, Grad. Offert. Comm. and P. Comm. as in
the Votive Mass, Salve, p. 507. The Collect, Sc. as on December 8, p. 529. with Commems. of Ss. Peter and Paul, as on June 29, p. 607. Commem. of SS. Processus and Martinian, mm.
COLLECT. Deus, qui.---O God, who by the glorious sufferings of thy holy martyrs Processus anels Martinian, art pleased to protect and defend us: grant, we may improve by their example, and find comfort in their prayers. Thro'.
LESSON. Cant. ü. 8. 14.-Behold he cometh, leaping upon the mountains, skipping over the hills. My beloved is like a roe or a young hart. Behold he standeth behind our wall, looking through the windows, looking through the lattices. Behold my beloved speaketh to me: Arise, make haste, my: love, my dove, my beautiful one, and come. For winter is now past, the rain is over and gone. The flowers have appeared in our land, the time of pruning is come, the voice of the turtle is heard in our land: the fig-tree hath put forth her green figs, the vine in flower yield their sweet smell. Arise, my. Jove, my beautiful one, and come. My dove in the clefts of the rock, in the hollow places of the wall, shew me thy face, let thy voice sound in my ear: for thy voice is sweet, and thy face comely.
GOSPEL. Luke i. as in p. 62. CREDO.
SECRET. (of SS. Processus, &c.) Receive, O Lord, our prayers and offerings: and that they may be found worthy in thy sight, let us be assisted by the prayers of thy saints. Thro'.
P. COMM. Refecti.--Being nourished by the participation of the holy body and precious blood of this sacrifice: we beseech thee, O Lord our God, that what we perform with pious devotion, may be a certain means of obtaining our saivation. Thro'
Within the OCTAVE of SS. PETER and PAUL. Introit, Mihi autem, p. 524. Collect, &c. as or
June 29, p. 607. LESSON. Acts v. 12. 16.-In those days: By the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders wrought among the people. And they were all with one accord in Solomon's porch. But of the rest no man durst join himself to them: but the people mag. nified thern..And the multitude of men and women: that believed in the Lord was more increased : insomuch, that they brought forth the sick into the streets, and laid them on beds and couches, that when Peter came, his shadow, at least, might overshadow any ci thein, and they miglit be delivered from their infirmities. And there came also together to Jerusalem a multitude out of the neighouring cities, bringing sick persons, and such as were troubled with unclean spirits; who were all healed.
GRAD. Ps. xliv.-Thou shalt make them prince over all the earth : they shall remember thy name, O Lord. V. Instead of thy fathers sons are born to thee: therefore shall people praise thee. Alleluia, Alleluia. V. I have prayed for thee, Peter, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren. Alleluia.
GOSPEL. Matt. xix. as in p. 492.
COMM.-You who have followed me shall sit. upon thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
VI. OCTAVE of SS. PETER and PAUL, INTROIT.-Sapientiam, as in p. 477
COLLECT. Deus; cujus.-0 God, whose right hand saved blessed Peter from being drowned winise * he walked upon the sea, and delivered his felloira apostle Paul from the bottom thereof, when he had a been a third time shipwrecked: mercifully hear us?