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Other Festivals and Saints' Days.


All standing, the head of the family (or the priest or deacon, if present) says:

. O Lord, open Thou our lips.

Ry. And our mouth shall shew forth Thy praise.

. O God, make speed to save us.

R. O Lord, make haste to help us.

. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost.

Ry. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Then he says one of the following Psalms:

For the Feast of the Holy

PART OF PSALM 8, v. 1.

LORD our Governor, how excellent is Thy name in all the world: Thou that hast set Thy glory above the heavens !

Out of the mouth of very babes and sucklings hast Thou ordained

O let me have understanding: in the way of godliness.

When wilt Thou come unto me: I will walk in my house with a perfect heart.

I will take no wicked thing in hand; I hate the sins of unfaithfulness: there shall no such cleave

unto me.

A froward heart shall depart strength, because of Thine ene-from me: I will not know a wicked mies that Thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.


O Lord our Governor : how excellent is Thy name in all the world!

For the Feast of Circumcision.
PSALM 101.

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Whoso privily slandereth his neighbour him will I destroy.


Whoso hath also a proud look and high stomach: I will not suffer him.

Mine eyes look upon such as are faithful in the land that they may dwell with me.

Whoso leadeth a godly life: he shall be my servant.

There shall no deceitful person dwell in my house he that telleth lies shall not tarry in my sight.

I shall soon destroy all the ungodly that are in the land: that I may root out all wicked doers from the city of the Lord.

For the Feast of the Epiphany.

PART OF PSALM 72, v. 1.


IVE the King Thy judgments,
O God and Thy righteous-


ness unto the King's son.

Then shall he judge Thy people according unto right: and defend the poor.

The mountains also shall bring peace and the little hills righteousness unto the people.

He shall keep the simple folk by their right: defend the children of the poor, and punish the wrong doer.

They shall fear Thee, as long as the sun and moon endureth from one generation to another.

He shall come down like the rain into a fleece of wool: even as the drops that water the earth.

In His time shall the righteous flourish yea, and abundance of peace, so long as the moon endureth.

His dominion shall be also from the one sea to the other and from the flood unto the world's end.


They that dwell in the wilderness shall kneel before Him: His enemies shall lick the dust.

The kings of Tharsis and of the isles shall give presents the kings of Arabia and Saba shall bring gifts.

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Blessed be the name of the Lord: from this time forth for evermore.

The Lord's name is praised: from the rising up of the sun unto the going down of the same.

The Lord is high above all heathen and his glory above the heavens.

Who is like unto the Lord our God, that hath His dwelling so high and yet humbleth Himself to behold the things that are in

All kings shall fall down before Him: all nations shall do Him ser-heaven and earth? vice.

He shall live, and unto Him shall be given of the gold of Arabia prayer shall be made ever unto Him, and daily shall He be praised.

His name shall endure for ever; His name shall remain under the

He taketh up the simple out of the dust and lifteth the poor out of the mire ;

That He may set him with the princes: even with the princes of His people.

He maketh the barren woman

to keep house and to be a joyful the Lord, those shall inherit the mother of children.

For the Feast of St. Michael and

All Angels.

PART OF PSALM 103, v. 19.


PART OF PSALM 37, v. 10.

ET a little while, and the unYET godly shall be clean gone : HE Lord hath prepared His thou shalt look after his place, seat in heaven: and His king. and he shall be away.

dom ruleth over all.

O praise the Lord, ye angels of His, ye that excel in strength : ye that fulfil His commandment, and hearken unto the voice of His

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Commit thy way unto the Lord, and put thy trust in Him and He shall bring it to pass.

He shall make thy righteousness as clear as the light and thy just dealing as the noon-day.

Hold thee still in the Lord, and abide patiently upon Him: but grieve not thyself at him, whose way doth prosper, against the man that doeth after evil counsels.

Leave off from wrath, and let go displeasure fret not thyself, else shalt thou do evil.

But the meek-spirited shall possess the earth and shall be refreshed in the multitude of peace.

The ungodly seeketh counsel against the just and gnasheth upon him with his teeth.

The Lord shall laugh him to scorn: for He hath seen that his day is coming.

The ungodly have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow: to cast down the poor and needy, and to slay such as are of a right conversation.

Their sword shall go through their own heart and their bow shall be broken.

A small thing that the righteous hath is better than great riches of the ungodly.


For the arms of the ungodly shall be broken and the Lord upholdeth the righteous.

The Lord knoweth the days of the godly and their inheritance shall endure for ever.


They shall not be confounded in the perilous time and in the days of dearth they shall have enough.


As for the ungodly, they shall perish; and the enemies of the Lord shall consume as the fat of lambs: yea, even as the smoke, shall they consume away.

The ungodly borroweth, and payeth not again : but the righteous is merciful, and liberal.

Such as are blessed of God shall possess the land and they that are cursed of Him shall be rooted out.

PSALM 112.

LESSED the man that

alt thou be moved to be rooted Besareth the Lord : he hath

out and they that patiently abide great delight in His commandments.

The Lord is gracious, and mer

His seed shall be mighty upon earth the generation of the faith-ciful: long-suffering, and of great ful shall be blessed. goodness.

Riches and plenteousness shall be in his house; and his righteousness endureth for ever.

Unto the godly there ariseth up light in the darkness: he is merciful, loving, and righteous.

A good man is merciful, and lendeth and will guide his words with discretion.

For he shall never be moved: and the righteous shall be had in everlasting remembrance.

He will not be afraid of any evil tidings for his heart standeth fast, and believeth in the Lord.


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The Lord is loving unto every man and His mercy is over all His works.

All Thy works praise Thee, O Lord and Thy saints give thanks unto Thee.

They shew the glory of Thy kingdom and talk of Thy power;


That Thy power, Thy glory, and mightiness of Thy kingdom: might be known unto men.

Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom and Thy dominion endureth throughout all ages.


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Thou openest Thine hand and fillest all things living with plenteousness.

The Lord is righteous in all His ways: and holy in all His works.

The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon Him: yea, all such as call upon Him faithfully.

He will fulfil the desire of them that fear Him He also will hear their cry, and will help them.

The Lord preserveth all them that love Him but scattereth abroad all the ungodly.

My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord : and let all flesh give thanks unto His holy name for ever and ever.

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the Lord for all the benefits that and the son of Thine handmaid; He hath done unto me? Thou hast broken my bonds in sunder.

I will receive the cup of salvation and call upon the name of the Lord.


I will pay my vows now in the presence of all His people right dear in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.

Behold, O Lord, how that I am Thy servant: I am Thy servant,


I will offer to Thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving and will call upon the name of the Lord.

I will pay my vows unto the Lord, in the sight of all His people in the courts of the Lord's house, even in the midst of thee, O Jerusalem. Praise the Lord.

Then all say,

BELIEVE in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth:

And in Jesus Christ His only Son our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate; was crucified, dead, and buried; He descended into hell; the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy Catholic Church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.


Then he says,

TAY the reading of the Holy Word (or Holy Gospel) be unto us salvation and protection. Amen.

Then he reads one of the short chapters following:

For the Feast of the Holy


From the Holy Gospel according

to St. Matthew.

And Jesus saith unto them, Yea; have ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings Thou hast perfected praise? And He

ND at that time the blind and left them, and went out of the

in city Bethany, and He lodged

the temple; and He healed them. there.
And when the chief priests and
scribes saw the wonderful things
that He did, and the children cry-

For the Feast of Circumcision.

ing in the temple, and saying, Ho- From the Holy Gospel according to sanna to the son of David; they St. Matthew and St. Luke. were sore displeased, and said unto


Him, Hearest Thou what these say? BEHOLD, the angel of the Lord

1 St. Matt. xxi. 14.

appeared unto Joseph in a

2 St. Matt. i. 20.

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