Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The Introits, Collects, etc. St Bernard and St. Bartholomew

St. Bernard
(Abbot of Clairvaux)
August 20

The Collect.

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who didst enkindle the flame of thy love in the heart of thy servant Bernard: Grant to us, thy humble servants, the same faith and power of love; that, as we rejoice in his triumph, we may profit by his example; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. Ecclesiasticus 39: 1-1o.

HE that giveth his mind to the law of the most High, and is occupied in the meditation thereof, will seek out the wisdom of all the ancient, and be occupied in prophecies. He will keep the sayings of the renowned men: and where subtil parables are, he will be there also. He will seek out the secrets of grave sentences, and be conversant in dark parables. He shall serve among great men, and appear before princes: he will travel through strange countries; for he hath tried the good and the evil among men. He will give his heart to resort early to the Lord that made him, and will pray before the most High, and will open his mouth in prayer, and make supplication for his sins. When the great Lord will, he shall be filled with the spirit of understanding: he shall pour out wise sentences, and give thanks unto the Lord in his prayer. He shall direct his counsel and knowledge, and in his secrets shall he meditate. He shall shew forth that which he hath learned, and shall glory in the law of the covenant of the Lord. Many shall commend his understanding; and so long as the world endureth, it shall not be blotted out; his memorial shall not depart away, and his name shall live from generation to generation. Nations shall shew forth his wisdom, and the congregation shall declare his praise.

The Gospel. St. John 15:7-11.

IF ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples. As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love. If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love. These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that | your oy might be full.

St. Bartholomew
(Apostle and Martyr)
August 24

1st Evensong
The Psalms Appointed
1 & 15

The Readings
Deut. 18:15– 19 & Luke 6:12–23

The Antiphon for the Magnificat
Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate from you, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake: * rejoice ye, and leap for joy: for behold, your reward is great in heaven.

The Psalms Appointed

The Readings
Gen. 28:10-12, 16-17 & John 1:43

The Antiphon for the Benedictus
They will deliver you unto the councils, and in their synagogues will they scourge you, * and before kings and governors shall ye be brought for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles.

Holy Communion

The Introit Psalm 115. Non nobis, Domine.

NOT unto us, O LORD, not unto us, but unto thy Name give the praise; * for thy loving mercy, and for thy truth’s sake.
    2 Wherefore shall the heathen say, * Where is now their God?
    3 As for our God, he is in heaven: * he hath done whatsoever pleased him.
    4 Their idols are silver and gold, * even the work of men’s hands.
    5 They have mouths, and speak not; * eyes have they, and see not.
    6 They have ears, and hear not; * noses have they, and smell not.
    7 They have hands, and handle not; feet have they, and walk not; * neither speak they through their throat.
    8 They that make them are like unto them; * and so are all such as put their trust in them.
    9 But thou, house of Israel, trust thou in the L
ORD; * he is their helper and defender.
    10 Ye house of Aaron, put your trust in the L
ORD; * he is their helper and defender.
    11 Ye that fear the L
ORD, put your trust in the LORD; * he is their helper and defender.
    12 The L
ORD hath been mindful of us, and he shall bless us; * even he shall bless the house of Israel, he shall bless the house of Aaron.
    13 He shall bless them that fear the L
ORD, * both small and great.
    14 The L
ORD shall increase you more and more, * you and your children.
    15 Ye are the blessed of the L
ORD, * who made heaven and earth.
    16 All the whole heavens are the L
ORD’S; * the earth hath he given to the children of men.
    17 The dead praise not thee, O L
ORD, * neither all they that go down into silence.
    18 But we will praise the L
ORD, * from this time forth for evermore. Praise the LORD.

The Collect.

O ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who didst give to thine Apostle Bartholomew grace truly to believe and to preach thy Word; Grant, we beseech thee, unto thy Church to love that Word which he believed, and both to preach and receive the same; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For the Epistle. Acts v. 12.

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. And of the rest durst no man join himself to them: but the people magnified them. And believers were the more added to the Lord, multitudes both of men and women.) Insomuch that they brought forth the sick into the streets, and laid them on beds and couches, that at the least the shadow of Peter passing by might overshadow some of them. There came also a multitude out of the cities round about unto Jerusalem, bringing sick folks, and them which were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed every one.

The Gradual  Ps 97:10-12

    10 O ye that love the LORD, see that ye hate the thing which is evil: * the Lord preserveth the souls of his saints; he shall deliver them from the hand of the ungodly.
    11 There is sprung up a light for the righteous, * and joyful gladness for such as are true-hearted.
    12 Rejoice in the L
ORD, ye righteous; * and give thanks for a remembrance of his holiness.

The Gospel. St. Luke xxii. 24.

AND there was also a strife among them, which of them should be accounted the greatest. And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors. But ye shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve. For whether is greater, he that sitteth at meat, or he that serveth? is not he that sitteth at meat? but I am among you as be that serveth. Ye are they which have continued with me in my temptations. And I appoint unto you a kingdom, as my Father hath appointed unto me; that ye may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

2nd Evensong
The Psalms Appointed
46 & 102:15

The Readings
Isa. 66:1–2, 18–23 & 1 Pet. 5:1–11

The Antiphon for the Magnificat

In the regeneration, when the Son of man shall sit upon the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon the throne of his glory; * ye also shall sit, and shall judge the twelve tribes of Israel, saith the Lord.

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