St. Augustine of Canterbury

Introit

Psalm 131:9-10

Let Thy priests, O Lord, be clothed with justice, and let Thy saints rejoice: for Thy servant David’s sake, turn not away the face of Thy anointed. (P.T. Alleluia, alleluia.) O Lord, remember David, and all his meekness. Glory be to the Father.

Collect

O God, Who didst vouchsafe to illumine the English people with the light of the true faith by the preaching and miracles of blessed Augustine, Thy Confessor and Bishop, grant that, by his intercession, the hearts of those who err may return to the unity of the truth and that we may be of one mind in Thy will. Through our Lord

Epistle

I Thessolonians 2:2-9

Brethren, we had confidence in our God to speak unto you the gospel of God in much carefulness. For our exhortation was not of error, nor of uncleanness, nor in deceit. But as we were approved by God that the gospel should be committed to us: even so we speak, not as pleasing men, but God, Who proveth our hearts. For neither have we used at any time the speech of flattery, as you know; nor taken an occasion of covetousness, God is witness: nor sought we glory of men, neither of you, nor of others. Whereas we might have been burdensome to you, as the apostles of Christ: but we became little ones in the midst of you, as if a nurse should cherish her children: so desirous of you, we would gladly impart unto you not only the gospel of God, but also our own souls; because you were become most dear unto us. For, you remember, brethren, our labour and toil: working night and day lest we should be chargeable to any of you, we preached unto you the gospel of God.

Gradual

Psalm 131:16-17

I will clothe her priests with salvation: and her saints shall rejoice with exceeding great joy. There will I bring forth a horn to David: I have prepared a lamp for Mine Anointed.

Alleluia

Psalm 109:4; Ecclus. 45:9

Alleluia, alleluia. The Lord hath sworn and He will not repent: Thou art a priest forever according to the order of Melchisedech. (Alleluia.)

During Eastertide, in lieu of the Gradual:

Alleluia. The Lord loved him and adorned him: He clothed him with a robe of glory. Alleluia.

Gospel

Luke 10:1-9

At that time, The Lord appointed also other seventy-two; and He sent them two and two before His face into every city and place whither He Himself was to come. And He said to them: The harvest indeed is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that He send labourers into His harvest. Go, behold I send you as lambs among wolves. Carry neither purse, nor scrip, nor shoes; and salute no man by the way. Into whatsoever house you enter, first say, Peace be to this house: and if the son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon him: but if not, it shall return to you. And in the same house remain, eating and drinking such things as they have: for the labourer is worthy of his hire. Remove not from house to house. And into what city soever you enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you; and heal the sick that are therein; and say to them, The kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.

Offertory

Psalm 88:25

My truth and My mercy shall be with him: and in My name shall his horn be exalted. (P.T. Alleluia.)

Secret

We offer sacrifice unto Thee, O Lord, on the solemnity of blessed Augustine, Thy bishop and confessor, humbly beseeching that the sheep which have gone astray may return to the one fold and be nourished with this food of salvation. Through our Lord.

Communion

Matthew 24:46-47

Blessed is that servant, whom when his lord cometh he shall find watching: Amen I say to you, he shall place him over all his goods. (P.T. Alleluia.)

Postcommunion

Refreshed with the victim of salvation, we supplicate Thee, O Lord, that, through the intercessory patronage of blessed Augustine, it may always and everywhere be offered to Thy name. Through our Lord.

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