September 28 – Saint Wenceslaus, Martyr (R), Propers of the Mass

Introit

 

In Thy strength, O Lord, the just man shall joy: and in Thy salvation he shall rejoice exceedingly: Thou hast given him his heart’s desire.  (Psalm) For Thou hast prevented him with blessings of sweetness: Thou hast set on his head a crown of precious stones.  Glory be to the Father. In Thy strength…

 

Collect

 

O God, Who by the palm of martyrdom didst remove blessed Wenceslaus from an earthly princedom to the glory of heaven: keep us by his prayers from all adversity, and grant that we may rejoice in everlasting fellowship with him.  Through our Lord.

 

Epistle – Wisdom 10:10-14

 

The Lord conducted the just through the right ways, and showed him the kingdom of God, and gave him the knowledge of the holy things: made him honorable in his labors, and accomplished his labors.  In the deceit of them that overreached him He stood by him, and made him honorable. He kept him safe from his enemies, and He defended him from seducers and gave him a strong conflict, that he might overcome and know that wisdom is mightier than all. 

 

She forsook not the just when he was sold, but delivered him from sinners: She went down with him into the pit, and in bands she left him not, till she brought him the scepter of the kingdom, and power against those that oppressed him: and showed them to be liars that had accused him: and the Lord our God gave him everlasting glory.

 

Gradual

 

Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord: he delighteth exceedingly in His commandments.  His seed shall be mighty upon the earth: the generation of the righteous shall be blessed.

 

Alleluia

 

Alleluia, alleluia.  O Lord, Thou hast set on his head a crown of precious stones.  Alleluia.

 

Gospel – Matthew 10:34-42

 

At that time, Jesus said to His disciples: Do not think that I came to send peace upon earth: I came not to send peace, but the sword. For I came to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.

 

And a man’s enemies shall be they of his own household. He that loveth father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he that taketh not up his cross and followeth Me is not worthy of Me. He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that shall lose his life for Me shall find it. [40] He that receiveth you receiveth Me: and he that receiveth Me receiveth Him that sent Me.

 

He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive the reward of a prophet: and he that receiveth a just man in the name of a just man shall receive the reward of a just man. And whosoever shall give to drink to one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, amen I say to you he shall not lose his reward.

 

Offertory

 

Thou hast crowned him with glory and honor: and hast set him over the works of Thy hands, O Lord.

 

Secret

 

Receive our gifts and our prayers, we beseech Thee, O Lord; cleanse us by the heavenly mysteries and mercifully hear us.  Through our Lord.

 

Communion

 

If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow Me.

 

Post Communion

 

Grant, we beseech Thee, O Lord, our God: that as we rejoice on earth in keeping the memory of Thy saints, so also we may enjoy their company for evermore.  Through our Lord.

 

Note: I am using the Roman Catholic Daily Missal, the iMass app, and the Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible for references.


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