Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The Introits, Collects, etc. St. Theodore of Tarsus, Bl John Coleridge Patterson, and St. Mathew

St. Theodore of Tarsus
(Archbishop of Canterbury)
Sept. 19

The Collect.

O GOD, who dost ever hallow and protect thy Church: Raise up therein through thy Spirit good and faithful stewards of the mysteries of Christ, as thou didst in thy servant Theodore; that by their ministry and example thy people may abide in thy favour and walk in the way of truth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the same Spirit, one God, world without end. Amen.

The Epistle, 2 Timothy 2:1-5, 10.

THOU therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also. Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier. And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he nor crowned, except he strive lawfully. Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.

The Gospel. St. Matthew 24:42-47.

WATCH therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up. Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh. Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season? Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing. Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods.

John Coleridge Patteson
(Bishop of Melanesia and Martyr)
Sept. 20

The Collect.

ALMIGHTY God, who didst call thy faithful servant John Coleridge Patteson to be a witness and martyr in the isles of Melanesia, and by his labours and suffering didst raise up a people for thine own possession: Shed forth, we beseech thee, thy Holy Spirit upon thy Church in all lands, that by the sacrifice and service of many, thy holy Name may be glorified and thy blessed kingdom enlarged; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the same Holy Spirit ever, one God, world without end. Amen.

Saint Mathew the Apostle and Evangelist
Sept. 21

1st Evensong
The Psalms Appointed
66 & 117

The Readings
1 Chron. 29:9–17 & Rom. 10:1–15

The Antiphon for the Magnificat
Lo, I John looked, and behold, a door was opened in heaven; and lo, a throne was set therein; * and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four living creatures, full of eyes, before and behind; // and they ascribed glory and honor and blessing to him that sitteth on the throne, * who liveth for ever and ever.

The Psalms Appointed

The Readings
1 Kings 19:15-16, 19-21 & Matt. 19:16

The Antiphon for the Benedictus
In the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four living creatures, having each of them six wings, full of eyes on ev'ry side: * and they rest not either by day or by night, saying: Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God almighty, which was, and which is, and which is to come.

Holy Communion

The Introit Psalm 117. Laudate Dominum.

O PRAISE the LORD, all ye nations; * praise him, all ye peoples.
    2 For his merciful kindness is ever more and more toward us; * and the truth of the L
ORD endureth for ever. Praise the LORD.

The Collect.

O ALMIGHTY God, who by thy blessed Son didst call Matthew from the receipt of custom to be an Apostle and Evangelist; Grant us grace to forsake all covetous desires, and inordinate love of riches, and to follow the same thy Son Jesus Christ, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.

The Epistle. 2 Cor. iv. 1.

THEREFORE seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not; but have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God. But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: in whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus sake. For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the know-ledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
The Gradual Ps 119:89-96

O LORD, thy word * endureth for ever in heaven.
    90 Thy truth also remaineth from one generation to another; * thou hast laid the foundation of the earth, and it abideth.
    91 They continue this day according to thine ordinance; * for all things serve thee.
    92 If my delight had not been in thy law, * I should have perished in my trouble.
    93 I will never forget thy commandments; * for with them thou hast quickened me.
    94 I am thine: O save me, * for I have sought thy commandments.
    95 The ungodly laid wait for me, to destroy me; * but I will consider thy testimonies.
    96 I see that all things come to an end; * but thy commandment is exceeding broad.

The Gospel.
St. Matt. ix. 9.

AND as Jesus passed forth from thence, he saw a man, named Matthew, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he saith unto him, Follow me. And he arose, and followed him. And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at meat in the house behold, many publicans and sinners came and sat down with him and his disciples. And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto his disciples Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners? But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick. But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

2nd Evensong
The Psalms Appointed
19 &112

The Readings
Job 28:12 & 1 Tim. 6:6–19

The Antiphon for the Magnificat

For the wisdom of the ancients the holy Evangelists searched with diligent enquiry; * and by the Prophets' sayings did they establish the truth of their narration.

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