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Anth. Thou art the pastor of the sheep, O Prince of the Apostles, to thee were delivered the keys of the kingdom of heaven.



Collect at Mass, below.

There is no Commemoration of St. John Baptist, either here or at Mass.

OW I know certainly,

Ant. Tu es pastor ovium, Princeps Apostolorum, tibi traditæ sunt claves regni coœlorum.

sent his Angel and delivered me out of the hands of Herod, and from all the expectation of the Jewish people. Ps. O Lord, thou hast tried me, and hast known me; thou hast known my sitting down and my rising up. V. Glory.

Acts xii. 11.


TUNC scio vere quia misit Dominus Angelum suum, et eripuit me de manu Herodis, et de omni expectatione plebis Judæorum. Ps. cxxxviii. Domine, probasti me, et cognovisti me; tu cognovisti sessionem meam, et resurrectionem meam. V. Gloria.


COLLECT. Deus, qui O God who hast consecrated this day by the martyrdom of thy glorious Apostles Peter and Paul; grant thy Church may in all things follow their directions, by whom was laid the foundation of her religion. Thro'.

LESSON. Acts xii. 1. 11.


N those days: Herod the King set his hand to afflict some of the Church. And he put to death James, the brother of John, with the sword. And seeing, that it pleased the Jews, he proceeded farther to take up Peter also. * And then were the days of unleavened bread. And having apprehended him, he put him in prison. And delivered him to four files of soldiers to be kept, with a design of bringing him forth to the people after the passover. And Peter being kept in prison, prayer was made by the Church to God for him without ceasing. Now when Herod would have brought him forth, that very night Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains; and the guards before the door kept the prison. And behold an Angel of the Lord stood by him, and a light shined in the room; and striking Peter's side, he awaked him, saying; Rise up quickly. And the chains fell off 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 he went out and followed him, and knew not, that what was done by the Angel, was true, but imagined he saw a vision. When they had passed the first and second ward, they came to the iron-gate, that leadeth to the city, which of itself opened before them. And going out, they went on through one street, and immediately the Angel left him. Then Peter being come to himself said; Now I certainly know, the Lord hath sent his Angel, and rescued me out of the hands of Herod, and from all the expectation of the people of the Jews.

GRAD. Ps. xliv. Thou wilt set them rulers over all the earth; and they shall remember thy name, O Lord. V. In place of thy fathers thou hast children born to thee; therefore shall nations praise thee. Alleluia, Alleluia. V. Matt. xvi. Thou art Peter; and upon this rock I will build my Church. Alleluia.

GOSPEL. Matt. xvi. as above, p. 278. OFFERT. Thou wilt appoint, as above, p. 313. SECRET. May the prayers of these Apostles, O Lord, accompany the offerings consecrated to thy name; and grant that we may both be cleansed and defended thereby. Thro'

Constitues eos principes super omnem terram; memores erunt nomus tui, Domine. V. Pro patribus tuis nati sunt tibi filii; propterea populi confitebuntur tibi. Alleluia, Alleluia. V. Tu es Petrus, et super hanc petram ædificabo Ecclesiam meam. Alleluia.

PREFACE. Ordinary, p. 49.
COMMUNION. Matt. xvi.

Thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my Church.

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Tu es Petrus, & super hanc petram ædificabo Ecclesiam meam.

POSTCOMM. Quos cælesti. Defend, O Lord, from all adversity, by the intercession of thy Apostles, those whom thou hast nourished with heavenly food. Thro'.

II. VESPERS. The ANTHEMS, PSALMS, and V. as p. xi. LITTLE CHAPTER and HYMN, as above, p. 334. At the MAGNIFICAT. Auth. On this day Simon Ant. Hodie Simon Petrus Peter ascended the gibbet ascendit crucis patibulum.

of the cross. Alleluia. On this day the keeper of the keys of the kingdom went with joy to Christ; on this day Paul the Apostle, the light of the world, laid down his head for the name of Christ, and was crowned with martyrdom. Alleluia.


PRAYER. Collect at Mass, p. 335.

XXX. The COMMEMORATION of St. PAUL the Apostle. Double.

N. B. If this Feast fall on the Octave-day of CorpusChristi, it is transferred to the Monday following; and on Sunday the first Vespers are:

I. VESPERS. PSALMS as on Sundays, p. 69, except that the last is Laudate Dominum omnes, p. 90. Anth.


planted, Apollo Ant. GO plantavi, Apollo rigavit, Deus autem incrementum dedit. Alleluia.


the increase. Alleluia.

Alleluia. Hodie clavicularius regni gaudens migravit ad Christum; hodie Paulus Apostolus, lumen orbis terreæ, inclinato capite, pro Christi nomine martyrio coronatus est. Alleluia.

Anth. I will freely glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may dwell

in me.

Anth. The grace of God was not fruitless in me, but his grace always abideth in


Anth. At Damascus the governor of the country under Aretas the King, designed to have seized me: but I was let down the wall by the brethren in a basket, and so I escaped his hands in the name of the Lord.

Anth. Thrice was I beaten with rods, once I was stoned; I thrice suffered shipwreck for the name of Christ.

Ant. Libenter gloriabor in infirmitatibus meis, ut inhabitet in me virtus Christi.

Ant. Gratia Dei in me vacua non fuit, sed gratia ejus semper in me manet.

Ant. Damasci, præpositus gentis Aretæ Regis voluit me comprehendere: a fratribus per murum dimissus sum in sporta, et sic evasi manus ejus in nomine Domini.

Ant. Ter virgis cæsus sum, semel lapidatus sum, ter naufragium pertuli pro Christi nomine.

LITTLE CHAP. 2 Tim. iv. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. For the rest, there is laid up for me a crown of justice, which the Lord, the just judge, will bestow on me at that day.


GREGIE Doctor,

LLUSTRIOUS Doctor, E Paule, mores instrue,

guide our ways,

Our hearts with thee to hea- Et nostra tecum pectora in

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cœlum trahe,

Velata dum meridiem cernat fides,

Et, solis instar, sola regnet charitas.

Sit Trinitati sempiterna głoria, Honor, potestas, atque jubilatio, In Unitate, quæ gubernat omnia, Per universa æternitatis sæcula. Amen.

V. Tu es vas electionis, sancte Paule Apostole. R. Prædicator veritatis in universo mundo.


Anth. O holy Paul the Apostle, the preacher of the truth, and Doctor of the Gentiles, make intercession for us to God, who chose thee.

Ant. Sancte Paule Apostole, prædicator veritatis et Doctor Gentium, intercede pro nobis ad Deum, qui te elegit.

PRAYER. Collect at Mass, p. 339.

The Commemoration of St. PETER. Anth. Thou art As above, p. 334.

V. Thou art Peter. R. And on this rock I will build my Church.


V. Tu es Petrus. R. Et super hanc petram ædificabo Ecclesiam meam,

Collect at Mass, as below.


MASS. INTROIT. 2 Tim. i. Know whom I have trusted; and I am sure that he is a just judge, and able to keep what I have deposited in his hands against that day. Ps. Lord, thou hast tried me, and hast known me; thou hast known my sitting down and rising up. V. Glory.

CIO cui credidi; et certus sum, quia potens est depositum meum servare in illum diem justus judex. Ps. Domine, probasti me, et cognovisti me ; tu cognovisti sessionem meam, et resurrectionem meam. V. Gloria.

COLLECT. Deus, qui multitudinem. O God, who, by the preaching of blessed Paul the Apostle, didst instruct the multitude of the Gentiles; grant, we beseech thee, that while we celebrate his festival, we may find the effect of his prayers.

Of St. PETER. Deus, qui beato. O God, who by delivering to thy blessed Apostle Peter the keys of the kingdom of heaven, didst give him the power of binding and loosing; grant, that by his intercession, we may be freed from the bonds of our sins. Who livest.

Of St. JOHN the BAPTIST. Deus, qui præsentem, as p. 325.


Gal. i. 11. 20.


Give you to understand brethren, that the Gospel I preached, is not according to man. For I neither received it from man, nor was taught it by man, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ. For you have heard of my behaviour fomerly in Judaism, how that beyond measure I persecuted the Church of God, and laid it waste; and I made a greater progress in Judaism than many of my age in my own nation, having a more than ordinary zeal for the traditions of my fathers. But when it pleased him, who set me apart 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; I forthwith. hearkened not to flesh and blood; neither came I up to Jerusalem to them that were Apostles before me; but I went into Arabia; and again I returned to Damascus; then after three years I went to Jerusalem to see Peter, and staid with him fifteen days; but I saw no other of the Apostles, except James the brother of the Lord. Now in these things, which I write to you, behold in the presence of God, I lie not.

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