Let the just feast, and rejoice before God, and be delighted with gladness. (Psalm) Let God arise, and let His enemies be scattered: and let them that hate Him flee from before His face. Glory be to the Father. Let…
Give ear, O Lord, to Thy people when with Thy Saints as advocates we humbly pray: that Thou wouldst grant us in our present life joy and peace and growth of life eternal. Through our Lord.
Second Collect, of Saint Canute
O God, Who, for the greater glory of Thy Church, wast pleased to adorn blessed Canute the king with the palm of martyrdom and with glorious miracles: mercifully grant that walking in the footsteps of him who followed our Lord in His sufferings, we may deserve to attain eternal joys. Through the same our Lord.
Epistle –Hebrews 10:32-38
Brethren, call to mind the former days, wherein, being illuminated, you endured a great fight of afflictions. And on the one hand indeed, by reproaches and tribulations, were made a gazing-stock; and on the other, became companions of them that were used in such sort. For you both had compassion on them that were in bands, and took with joy the being stripped of your own goods, knowing that you have a better and a lasting substance. Do not therefore lose your confidence, which hath a great reward.
For patience is necessary for you; that, doing the will of God, you may receive the promise. For yet a little and a very little while, and He that is to come, will come, and will not delay. But my just man liveth by faith.
The souls of the just are in the hands of God, and the torment of malice shall not touch them. In the sigh of the unwise they seemed to die: but they are at peace.
Alleluia, alleluia. God is wonderful in His saints. Alleluia.
Gospel – Matthew 24:3-13
At that time, as Jesus was sitting on mount Olivet, the disciples came to Him privately, saying: Tell us when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of Thy coming and of the consummation of the world? And Jesus answering, said to them: Take heed that no man seduce you: For many will come in My name saying, I am Christ: and they will seduce many.
For you shall hear of wars and rumours of wars. See that ye be not troubled. For these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there shall be pestilences, and famines, and earthquakes in places. Now all these are the beginnings of sorrows. Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall put you to death: and you shall be hated by all nations for My name’ s sake. And then shall many be scandalized, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.
And many false prophets shall rise, and shall seduce many. And because iniquity hath abounded, the charity of many shall grow cold. But he that shall persevere to the end, he shall be saved.
Our soul hath been delivered as a sparrow out of the snare of the fowlers: the snare is broken, and we are delivered.
O Lord, have regard to the prayers and offerings of Thy faithful people: that they may be pleasing to Thee on the feast day of Thy Saints, and obtain for us Thine indulgent aid. Through our Lord.
Second Secret, of Saint Canute
May our offering be acceptable in Thy sight, O Lord, and may it benefit us by the prayer of him on whose feast it is offered. Through our Lord.
But I say to you, my friends: be not afraid of those who persecute you.
Be appeased, O Lord, by the intercession of Thy Saints and grant, we beseech Thee, that we may retain the fruits of this present Sacrifice unto eternal salvation. Through our Lord.
Second Post Communion, of Saint Canute
Refreshed by partaking of Thy sacred Gift, we beseech Thee, O Lord, our God, that through the intercession of blessed Canute, Thy Martyr, we may perceive the fruit of the rite which we celebrate. Through our Lord.