Saint John Capistran
Habacuc 3:18-19; Psalm 80:2
I will rejoice in the Lord: and I will joy in God my Jesus: the Lord God is my strength. Ps. Rejoice to God our helper: sing aloud to the God of Jacob. Glory be to the Father.
O God, Who through blessed John didst enable Thy faithful people to triumph over the enemies of the Cross by the power of the most holy name of Jesus: grant, we beseech Thee, that by his intercession we may overcome the snares of our spiritual enemies and be found worthy to receive from Thee the crown of justice. Through the same our Lord.
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 honourable in his labours, and accomplished his labours. In the deceit of them that overreached him He stood by him, and made him honourable. 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 sceptre 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.
Ye that fear the Lord, praise Him: all ye seed of Jacob, glorify Him. Let all the seed of Israel fear Him, because He hath not slighted nor despised the supplication of the poor man.
Exodus 15:2-3; Psalm 75:4; Judith 16:3
The Lord is my strength and my praise, and He is become salvation to me: He is my God, and I will glorify Him. The Lord is as a man of war, almighty is His name. The Lord Who breaketh battles; the Lord is His name.
At that time Jesus, calling together the twelve Apostles, gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases. And He sent them to preach the kingdom of God and to heal the sick. And He said to them: Take nothing for your journey, neither staff, nor scrip, nor bread, nor money; neither have two coats. And whatsoever house you shall enter into, abide there, and depart not from thence. And whosoever will not receive you, when ye go out of that city, shake off even the dust of your feet for a testimony against them. And going out they went about through the towns, preaching the gospel, and healing every where.
He called upon the most high Sovereign when the enemies assaulted him on every side, and the great and holy God heard him.
O Lord, look mercifully upon the Sacrifice which we offer: that through the intercession of blessed John, Thy Confessor, it may break the snares of our enemies and establish us securely in Thy safe keeping. Through our Lord.
They sang to Thy holy name, O Lord, and praised Thy victorious hand.
We have been filled with heavenly food and refreshed with spiritual drink, and beseech Thee, almighty God, through the intercession of blessed John, Thy Confessor, to defend us from the malicious enemy and to keep Thy Church in perpetual peace. Through our Lord.