Monday, 29 August 2011

Decollatione S. Joannis Baptistae ~ III. classis

Today is the feast of the Beheading of St. John the Baptist.

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The collect for today's feast is:

Oratio {ex Proprio Sanctorum}

V. Domine exaudi orationem meam

R. Et clamor meus ad te veniat

Sancti Ioannis Baptistae Praecursoris et Martyris tui quaesumus Domine: veneranda festivitas, salutaris auxilii nobis praestet effectum:

Qui vivis et regnas cum Deo Patre, in unitate Spiritus Sancti, Deus, per omnia saecula saeculorum.

R. Amen.

Prayer {from the Proper of Saints}

V. O Lord, hear my prayer

R. And let my cry come unto thee

Let us pray

Lord, we beseech thee that the keeping of this honourable Feastday in memory of the holy Baptist John, thy Fore-runner, and thy Martyr, may be a mean to draw upon us the effectual outpouring of thy saving help.

Who livest and reignest with God the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end.

R. Amen

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