The just cried, and the Lord heard them, and delivered them out of all their troubles. (Psalm) I will bless the Lord at all times: His praise shall be ever in my mouth. Glory be to the Father. The just…
O God, Who dost gladden us by the yearly festival of Thy holy Martyrs Marcellinus, Peter, and Erasmus: grant, we beseech Thee, that, as we rejoice in their merits, so our fervor may be kindled by their example. Through our Lord.
Epistle: Romans – 8:18-23
Brethren, I reckon that the sufferings of this time are not worthy to be compared with the glory to come, that shall be revealed in us. For the expectation of the creature waiteth for the revelation of the sons of God. For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of Him that made it subject in hope; because the creature also itself shall be delivered from the servitude of corruption, into the liberty of the glory of the children of God. For we know that every creature groaneth and travaileth in pain, even till now; and not only it, but ourselves also, who have the first fruits of the spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption of the sons of God, the redemption of our body.
The just cried, and the Lord heard them, and delivered them out of all their troubles. The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a contrite heart: and He will save the humble of spirit.
Alleluia, alleluia. I have chosen you out of the world, that ye should go, and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain. Alleluia.
Gospel – Luke 21:9-19
At that time, Jesus said to His disciples: When you shall hear of wars and seditions, be not terrified: these things must first come to pass, but the end is not yet presently. Then He said to them: Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.
And there shall be great earthquakes in divers places, and pestilences, and famines and terrors from heaven, and there shall be great signs. But before all these things they will lay their hands upon you and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues and into prisons, dragging you before kings and governors, for My name’s sake. And it shall happen unto you for a testimony. Lay it up therefore into your hearts, not to meditate before how you shall answer; for I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to resist and gainsay.
And you shall be betrayed by your parents and brethren and kinsmen and friends; and some of you they will put to death. And you shall be hated by all men for My name’s sake. But a hair of your head shall not perish. In your patience you shall possess your souls.
Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice ye just, and glory all ye right of heart.
We beseech Thee, O Lord, that this Sacrifice, which we offer in celebration of the heavenly birthday of Thy holy Martyrs, may loosen the bonds of our sins and obtain for us the gifts of Thy mercy. Through our Lord.
The souls of the just are in the hand of God, and the torment of malice shall not touch them: in the sight of the unwise they seemed to die, but they are in peace.
Filled with Thy sacred gifts, O Lord, we humbly beseech that this rite of due submission which we celebrate may bring us evident increase of Thy saving grace. Through our Lord.
Note: I am using the Roman Catholic Daily Missal, the iMass app, and the Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible for references.