Galatians 6:14; Psalm 131:1
God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ: by Whom the world is crucified to me, and I to the world. Ps. O Lord, remember David, and all his meekness. Glory be to the Father.
Have regard to our weakness, O almighty God, and since the burden of our deeds is grievous to us, grant that the glorious intercession of blessed Ignatius Thy Martyr and Bishop may protect us. Through our Lord.
Brethren: who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation? or distress? or famine? or nakedness? or danger? or persecution or the sword? (As it is written, for Thy sake we are put to death all the day long: we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.) But in all these things we overcome because of Him that hath loved us. For I am sure that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor might, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Ecclesiasticus 44:16, 20
Behold, a great priest, who in his days pleased God. There was not any found like to him, who kept the law of the Most High.
Alleluia, alleluia. With Christ I am nailed to the cross: I live, now not I, but Christ liveth in me. Alleluia
Thou has given him his heart’s desire; and hast not withholden from him the will of his lips. For Thou hast prevented him with blessings of sweetness. Thou has set on his head a crown of precious stones.
At that time, Jesus said to His disciples: Amen, amen, I say to you, unless the grain of wheat falling into the ground, die, itself remaineth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit. He that loveth his life, shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world, keepeth it unto life eternal. If any man minister to Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there also shall My minister be. If any man minister to Me, him will My Father honour.
Thou hast crowned him with glory and honour: and hast set him over the works of Thy hands, O Lord.
Graciously accept, O Lord, the offerings consecrated to Thee, through the merits of blessed Ignatius, Thy Martyr and Bishop: and grant that they may be for us an abiding source of strength. Through our Lord.
I am Christ’s corn; let me be ground by the teeth of beasts, that I may be made into pure bread.
Refreshed by the participation in the holy gift, we beseech Thee, O Lord our God, that by the intercession of blessed Ignatius Thy Martyr and Bishop, we may experience the effect of that which we celebrate. Through our Lord.