Watch Monthly Devotions of Holy Mother Church with Fr. Shannon Collins

Feast of St. Hilary

Introit • Ecclus. 15, 5

In the midst of the church the Lord opened his mouth: and filled him with the spirit of wisdom and understanding: He clothed him with a robe of glory. (P.T. Alleluia, alleluia.) Ps. 91, 2. It is good to give praise to the Lord: and to sing to Thy name, O Most High. Glory be …

Collect (Prayer)

O God, who didst give blessed Hilary to be a minister of everlasting salvation unto Thy people, grant, we beseech Thee, that, as we have had him for our teacher on earth, we may deserve to have him as our intercessor in heaven. Through our Lord.

Commemoration of St. Felix of Nola
Grant, we beseech Thee, O almighty God, that the examples of Thy saints may inspire us to a better life, whereby we may imitate his deeds whose solemnity we are keeping. Through our Lord.

Epistle • 2 Tim. 4, 1-8

Dearly beloved, I charge thee, before God and Jesus Christ, who shall judge the living and the dead, by his coming, and his kingdom: Preach the word: be instant in season, out of season: reprove, entreat, rebuke in all patience and doctrine. For there shall be a time, when they will not endure sound doctrine; but, according to their own desires, they will heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears: And will indeed turn away their hearing from the truth, but will be turned unto fables. But be thou vigilant, labour in all things, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill thy ministry. Be sober. For I am even now ready to be sacrificed: and the time of my dissolution is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. As to the rest, there is laid up for me a crown of justice, which the Lord the just judge will render to me in that day: and not only to me, but to them also that love his coming.

Gradual • Ps. 36, 30, 31

The mouth of the just shall meditate wisdom, and his tongue shall speak judgment. The law of his God is in his heart: and his steps shall not be supplanted.

Lesser Alleluia

Alleluia, alleluia. Ecclus. 45, 9. The Lord loved him, and adorned him: He clothed him with a robe of glory. Alleluia.

 


 

Gospel • Matt. 5, 13-19

At that time, Jesus said to His disciples, You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt lose its savour, wherewith shall it be salted? It is good for nothing any more but to be cast out, and to be trodden on by men. You are the light of the world. A city seated on a mountain cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle and put it under a bushel, but upon a candlestick, that it may shine to all that are in the house.
So let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven. Do not think that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets. I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill. For amen I say unto you, till heaven and earth pass, one jot, or one tittle shall not pass of the law, till all be fulfilled. He therefore that shall break one of these least commandments, and shall so teach men, shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven. But he that shall do and teach, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

Offertory • Ps. 91, 13

The just shall flourish like the palm-tree: he shall grow up like the cedar of Libanus. (P.T. alleluia.)

Secret

May the loving prayers of Hilary, Thy bishop not be waiting to us O Lord to commend our gifts and ever to obtain pardon for us. Through our Lord.

Commemoration of St. Felix of Nola
Graciously receive, O Lord, the sacrifices dedicated to the merits of Thy blessed martyr Felix, and grant them to profit us unto everlasting aid. Through our Lord.

Communion • Luke 12, 42

A faithful and wise steward, whom the Lord set over His family; to give them their measure of wheat in due season. (P.T. Alleluia.)

Postcommunion

That Thy sacrifices may give us health, O Lord, may blessed Hilary, Thy bishop and illustrious doctor, we beseech Thee, act as our intercessor. Through our Lord.

Commemoration of St. Felix of Nola
Filled with the mysteries of salvation, we beseech Thee, O Lord, that we may be assisted with the prayers of blessed Felix, Thy martyr. Through our Lord.

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