St. Vincent, deacon of Saragossa in Spain, suffered martyrdom in the persecution of Diocletian A.D. 304.
St. Anastasius, a monk of Persia, was put to death with seventy other Christians under Chosroes A.D. 628.
|INTROIT ¤ Ps. 78. 11, 12, 10.|
|Intret in conspectu tuo, Domine, gemitus compeditorum: redde vicinis nostris septuplum in sinu eorum: vindica sanguinem Sanctorum tuorum, qui effusus est. -- Deus, venerunt gentes in haereditatem tuam: polluerunt templum sanctum tuum: posuerunt Ierusalem in pomorum custodiam. V.: Gloria Patri et Filii et Spiritu Sancti. Sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper, et in saecula saeculorum. Amen. Intret in conspectu tuo, Domine, gemitus compeditorum: redde vicinis nostris septuplum in sinu eorum: vindica sanguinem Sanctorum tuorum, qui effusus est.||Let the sighings of the prisoners come in before Thee, O Lord; render to our neighbors sevenfold in their bosom; revenge the blood of Thy Saints, which hath been shed. -- (Ps. 78. 1). O God, the heathens are come into Thine inheritance; they have defiled Thy holy temple: they have made Jerusalem as a place to keep fruit. V.: Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. Let the sighings of the prisoners come in before Thee, O Lord; render to our neighbors sevenfold in their bosom; revenge the blood of Thy Saints, which hath been shed.|
|Adesto, Domine, supplicationibus nostris: ut qui ex iniquitate nostra reos nos esse cognoscimus, beatorum Martyrum tuorum Vincentii et Anastasii intercessione liberemur. Per Dominum nostrum, Iesum Christum, Filium tuum, qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti, Deus, per omnia saecula saeculorum.||O Lord, listen to our supplications: that we who acknowledge the guilt of our sins, may be delivered through the intercession of Thy blessed Martyrs Vincent and Anastasius. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who with Thee liveth and reigneth in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end.|
|EPISTLE ¤ Wisdom 3. 1-8.
Lesson from the Book of Wisdom.
Lectio libri Sapientiae.
[God proves the just as gold in the furnace, but as a holocaust He receives them into eternal happiness.]
|Iustorum animae in manu Dei sunt, et non tangent illos tormentum mortis. Visi sunt oculis insipientium mori, et aestimata est afflictio exitus illorum, et quod a nobis est iter exterminium; illi autem sunt in pace: etsi coram hominibus tormenta passi sunt, spes illorum immortalitate plena est. In paucis vexati sunt, in multis bene disponentur, quoniam Deus tentavit eos, et invenit illos dignos se. Tamquam aurum in fornace probavit illos, et quasi holocausti hostiam accepit illos, et in tempore erit respectus illorum. Fulgebunt iusti et tamquam scintillae in arundineto discurrent. Iudicabunt nationes, et dominabuntur populis, et regnabit Dominus illorum in perpetuum.||The souls of the just are in the hand of God, and the torment of death shall not touch them. In the sight of the unwise they seemed to die: and their departure was taken for misery: and their going away from us, for utter destruction: but they are in peace. And though in the sight of men they suffered torments, their hope is full of immortality. Afflicted in few things, in many they shall be well rewarded: because God hath tried them, and found them worthy of Himself. As gold in the furnace He hath proved them, and as a victim of a holocaust He hath received them, and in time there shall be respect had to them. The just shall shine, and shall run to and fro like sparks among the reeds. They shall judge nations, and rule over people, and their Lord shall reign for ever.|
|GRADUAL ¤ Exodus 15. 11, 6.|
| Gloriosus Deus in Sanctis suis, mirabilis in maiestate, faciens prodigia. V.: Dextera tua, Domine, glorificata est in virtute: dextera manus tua confregit inimicos.
Alleluia, alleluia. V.: Corpora Sanctorum in pace sepulta sunt, et nomina eorum vivent in generationem et generationem. Alleluia.
| Glorious is God in His Saints, marvelous in majesty, doing wonders. V.: Thy right hand, O Lord, is magnified in strength: Thy right hand hath slain the enemy.
Alleluia, alleluia. V.: (Eccli. 44. 14). The bodies of the Saints are buried in peace, and their name liveth unto generation and generation. Alleluia.
|After Septuagesima the Alleluia and the Verse Corpora . . . are omitted and the following is said instead:|
|TRACT ¤ Ps. 125. 5-7.|
|Qui seminant in lacrimis, in gaudio metent. V.: Euntes ibant et flebant, mittentes semina sua. V.: Venientes autem venient cum exsultatione, portantes manipulos suos.||They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. V.: Going, they went and wept, casting their seeds. V.: But, coming, they shall come with joyfulness, carrying their sheaves.|
|GOSPEL ¤ Luke 21. 9-19.
Continuation of the holy Gospel according to St. Luke.
Sequentia sancti Evangelii secundum Lucam.
[Christ foretells the persecutions of His followers, and encourages them to constancy.]
|In illo tempore: Dixit Iesus discipulis suis: Cum audieritis praelia et seditiones, nolite terreri: oportet primum haec fieri, sed nondum statim finis. Tunc dicebat illis: Surget gens contra gentem, et regnum adversus regnum. Et terraemotus magni erunt per loca, et pestilentiae, et fames, terroresque de caelo, et signa magna erunt. Sed ante haec omnia iniicient vobis manus suas, et persequentur tradentes in synagogas et custodias, trahentes ad reges et praesides propter nomen meum: continget autem vobis in testimonium. Ponite ergo in cordibus vestris non praemeditari quemadmodum respondeatis: ego enim dabo vobis os et sapientiam, cui non poterunt resistere et contradicere omnes adversarii vestri. Trademini autem a parentibus, et fratribus, et cognatis, et amicis, et morte afficient ex vobis: et eritis odio omnibus propter nomen meum: et capillus de capite vestro non peribit. In patientia vestra possidebitis animas vestras.||At that time, Jesus said to His disciples: When you shall hear of wars and seditions, be not terrified: these things must first come to pass; but the end is not yet presently. Then he said to them: Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there shall be great earthquakes in divers places, and pestilences, and famines, and terrors from heaven; and there shall be great signs. But before all these things, they will lay their hands upon you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues and into prisons, dragging you before kings and governors, for my name's sake. And it shall happen unto you for a testimony. Lay it up therefore into your hearts, not to meditate before how you shall answer: For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to resist and gainsay. And you shall be betrayed by your parents and brethren, and kinsmen and friends; and some of you they will put to death. And you shall be hated by all men for my name's sake. But a hair of your head shall not perish. In your patience you shall possess your souls.|
|OFFERTORY ¤ Ps. 67. 36..|
|Mirabilis Deus in Sanctis suis: Deus Israel, ipse dabit virtutem, et fortitudinem plebi suae: benedictus Deus. Alleluia.||God is wonderful in His Saints: the God of Israel is He who will give power and strength to His people: blessed be God, alleluia.|
|After Septuagesima the Alleluia at the end of the Offertory is omitted.|
|Munera tibi, Domine, nostrae devotionis offerimus: quae et pro tuorum tibi grata sint honore iustorum, et nobis salutaria, te miserante, reddantur. Per Dominum nostrum Iesum Christum, Filium tuum, qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti Deus, per omnia saecula saeculorum.||We offer unto Thee, O Lord, the gifts of our devotion: may they please Thee as honoring Thy just ones, and through Thy mercy profit us unto salvation. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end.|
The Common Preface
|Vere dignum et iustum est, aequum et salutare, nos tibi semper, et ubique gratias agere: Domine sancte, Pater omnipotens, aeterne Deus: per Christum Dominum nostrum. Per quem maiestatem tuam laudant Angeli, adorant Dominationes, tremunt Potestates. Coeli, coelorumque Virtutes, ac beata Seraphim socia exsultatione concelebrant. Cum quibus et nostras voces, ut admitti iubeas, deprecamur, supplici confessione dicentes:||It is truly meet and just, right and for our salvation, that we should at all times, and in all places, give thanks unto Thee, O holy Lord, Father almighty, everlasting God, through Christ our Lord. Through whom the Angels praise Thy Majesty, the Dominations worship it, the Powers stand in awe. The heavens and the heavenly hosts together with the blessed Seraphim in triumphant chorus unite to celebrate it. Together with them, we entreat Thee, that Thou mayest bid our voices also to be admitted, while we say in lowly praise:|
|COMMUNION ¤ Wisdom 3. 4-6.|
|Et si coram hominibus tormenta passi sunt, Deus tentavit eos: tamquam aurum in fornace probavit eos, et quasi holocausta accepit eos.||And though in the sight of men they suffered torments, God hath tried them: as gold in the furnace He hath proved them, and as a victim of a holocaust He hath received them.|
|Quaesumus, omnipotens Deus: ut qui caelestia alimenta percepimus, intercedentibus beatis Martyribus tuis Vincentio et Anastasio, per haec contra omnia adversa muniamur. Per Dominum nostrum, Iesum Christum, Filium tuum, qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti, Deus, per omnia saecula saeculorum.||We beseech Thee, almighty God, that we, who have received this heavenly food, may at the intercession of Thy blessed Martyrs Vincent and Anastasius, thereby be defended against all adversities. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who with Thee liveth and reigneth in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end.|