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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The Feast of Saint Timothy

Saint Timothy, Bishop & Martyr

INTROIT. Statuit ei. Ecclus. 45.
THE Lord made with him a covenant of peace, and made him the chief of his people: that he should have the dignity of the priesthood for ever. Ps. 133. Lord remember David: and all his trouble. V. Glory be.
Almighty God, mercifully lock upon our infirmities: that whereas we are afflicted by the burden of our sins; the glorious intercession of thy Martyr and Bishop blessed Timothy, may be our succour and defense. [Through]

The Epistle. 1 Timothy 6:11-1611 DEARLY BELOVED: follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.
13 I give thee charge in the sight of God, who quickeneth all things, and before Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession;
14 That thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukeable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ:
15 Which in his times he shall show, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;
16 Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.

GRADUAL. Ps. 89. I have found David my servant, with my holy oil have I anointed him: may hand shall hold him fast, and my arm shall strengthen him. V. The enemy shall not be able to do him violence: the son of wickedness shall not hurt him.
Alleluia, alleluia. V. Ps. 110. Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedech. Alleluia.

After Septuagesima, instead of the Alleluia, and verse following, is said:
TRACT. Ps. 21. Thou hast given him his heart's desire: and hast not denied him the request of his lips. V. For thou hast prevented him with the blessings of goodness. V. Thou hast set a crown of pure gold upon his head.

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