Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The Introits, Collects, etc All Saints and All Souls Days

All Saints Day
November 1

Antiphons for the Psalms at Matins and Evensong

1. I beheld a great multitude which no man could number, * of all nations, standing
before the throne.
2. And all the Angels stood round about the throne, * and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshiped God.
3. And they sung a new song to the Lamb: Thou hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred and tongue and people and nation, * and hast made us unto our God kings and priests.
4. Bless ye the Lord, all ye his Elect: * keep days of joy, and give glory unto him.
5. Holy is the true Light, and passing wonderful, lending radiance to them that endured in the heat of the conflict: * from Christ they shall inherit a home of fadeless splendor, wherein they rejoice with gladness unceasing.

1st Evensong
The Psalms Appointed
97 & 112

The Readings
Ecclus. 44:1–15 & Heb. 11:32–12:2

The Antiphon for the Magnificat
Thrice happy are ye, all ye Saints and elect of God, * who have been counted worthy to become partakers with heavenly powers, and to joy in the vision of unclouded glory.

The Psalms Appointed
1 & 15

The Readings
Wisdom 3:1–9 & Rev. 19:1-46

The Antiphon for the Benedictus
The glorious company of the Apostles praise thee; the goodly fellowship of the Prophets praise thee; * the white robed army of Martyrs praise thee unceasingly: and all the Saints and elect with one voice acknowledge thee, O blessed Trinity, one God.

Holy Communion

The Introit Psalm 149. Cantate Domino.

O SING unto the LORD a new song; * let the congregation of saints praise him.
    2 Let Israel rejoice in him that made him, * and let the children of Sion be joyful in their King.
    3 Let them praise his Name in the dance: * let them sing praises unto him with tabret and harp.
    4 For the L
ORD hath pleasure in his people, * and helpeth the meek-hearted.
    5 Let the saints be joyful with glory; * let them rejoice in their beds.
    6 Let the praises of God be in their mouth; * and a two-edged sword in their hands;
    7 To be avenged of the nations, * and to rebuke the peoples;
    8 To bind their kings in chains, * and their nobles with links of iron;
    9 To execute judgment upon them; as it is written, * Such honour have all his saints.

The Collect

O ALMIGHTY God, who hast knit together thine elect in one communion and fellowship, in the mystical body of thy Son Christ our Lord; Grant us grace so to follow thy blessed Saints in all virtuous and godly living, that we may come to those unspeakable joys which thou hast prepared for those who unfeignedly love thee; through* Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

This Collect is to be said daily throughout the Octave.

For the Epistle. Rev. vii. 2.

AND I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, saying. Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads. And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel. After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands; and cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb. And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God, saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen. And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they? And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them. They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat. For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.

The Gradual Ps 34:8-14

    8 O taste, and see, how gracious the LORD is: * blessed is the man that trusteth in him.
    9 O fear the L
ORD, ye that are his saints; * for they that fear him lack nothing.
    10 The lions do lack, and suffer hunger; * but they who seek the L
ORD shall want no manner of thing that is good.
    11 Come, ye children, and hearken unto me; * I will teach you the fear of the L
    12 What man is he that lusteth to live, * and would fain see good days?
    13 Keep thy tongue from evil, * and thy lips, that they speak no guile.
    14 Eschew evil, and do good; * seek peace, and ensue it.

The Alleluia Ps 34:15
Alleluia! Alleluia! The eyes of the LORD are over the righteous, * and his ears are open unto their prayers. Alleluia!

The Gospel. St. Matt. v. 1.

JESUS seeing the multitudes, went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him: and he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying, Blessed are the poor in spirit: for their's is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for their's is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

2nd Evensong
The Psalms Appointed
148 & 150

The Readings
Wisdom  5:1-5, 14-16 & Rev. 21:1–4, 22-22:5

The Antiphon for the Magnificat
Savior of the world, save us all, * and let thy most holy ever-Virgin Mother intercede for us: // aided by the prayers of holy Apostles, Martyrs, and Confessors, with those of holy Virgins, * we humbly supplicate, that we may be delivered from all evil, and be counted worthy, now and ever, to be filled with all good things.

All Souls Day
November 2

Here Shall Be Said Matins for the Dead

Holy Communion

The Introit

The Collect

O GOD, the Creator and Redeemer of all the faithful: grant unto the souls of thy servants and handmaids the remission of all their sins; that through devout supplications they may obtain the pardon they have always desired. Who with God the Father, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, livest and reignest God, world without end. Amen.

The Epistle 1 Corinthians xv. 51.
Behold, I show you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up, in victory. 0 death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

The Gospel St. John v. 25.

Jesus said unto the multitude of the Jews: Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God; and they that hear shall live. For as tbe Father hath life in himself, so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself; and hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man. Marvel not at this, for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, and shall come forth: they that have done good unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil unto the resurrection of condemnation.


Here Shall Be Said Evensong for the Dead

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