Introit

Introit
Traditional Mass

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Saint Andrew Avellino (1608 A.D.); Saints Tryphon, Respicius, Nympha, Martyrs






SAINT ANDREW AVELLINO
Confessor


SAINTS TRYPHON, RESPICIUS, AND NYMPHA
Martyrs



As a young priest, Andrew was a lawyer in the ecclesiastical court of Naples. When one day he told a slight untruth in the course of an argument, he regretted it so much that he gave up his profession and joined the order of Theatines. He became famous as a director of souls, influencing many sinners to change their lives. Like his friend St. Charles Borromeo, he was a great reformer of clerical and religious life in an age when reform was badly needed.

Mass of a 
CONFESSOR OF THE FAITH, except:


COLLECT

 O God, You wondrously inspired the blessed confessor Andrew to advance toward You by vowing to increase in virtue each day. May his merits and prayers win the same grace for us, so that we may happily ascend to Your glory on high by always following the more perfect way. Through Our Lord . . .

Commemoration of SAINTS TRYPHON, RESPICIUS, AND NYMPHA
These martyrs of the early centuries of Christianity are commemorated together because their relics are preserved in the same church at Rome.


May we always be worthy to celebrate the feast of Your holy Martyrs, Tryphon, Respicius, and Nympha, O Lord, so that through their intercession we may be sheltered under Your gracious protection. Through Our Lord . . .


Lesson
Lesson from the book of Ecclesiasticus
Ecclus 31:8 11.
Happy the man found without fault, who turns not aside after gain, nor puts his trust in money nor in treasures! Who is he, that we may praise him? For he has done wonders in his life. He has been tested by gold and come off safe, and this remains his glory forever; he could have sinned but did not, could have done evil but would not, so that his possessions are secure in the Lord, and the assembly of the Saints shall recount his alms.


Gradual
Ps 91:12, 14.
The just man shall flourish like the palm tree, like a cedar of Lebanon shall he grow in the house of the Lord.
Ps 91:3
V. To proclaim Your kindness at dawn and Your faithfulness throughout the night. Alleluia, alleluia.
Jas 1:12
V. Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been tried, he will receive the crown of life. Alleluia.


GOSPEL
Continuation  of the Holy Gospel according to Luke
R. Glory be to Thee, O Lord.
Luke 12:35-40
At that time, Jesus said to His disciples, "Let your loins be girt about and your lamps burning, and you yourselves like men waiting for their master’s return from the wedding; so that when he comes and knocks, they may straight-way open to him. Blessed are those servants whom the master, on his return, shall find watching. Amen I say to you, he will gird himself, and will make them recline at table, and will come and serve them. And if he comes in the second watch, and if in the third, and find them so, blessed are those servants! But of this be assured, that if the householder had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would certainly have watched, and not have let his house be broken into. You also must be ready, because at an hour that you do not expect, the Son of Man is coming."


SECRET 
We offer You, O Lord, this sacrifice of praise in memory of Your saints. free us from evil now and in the future through their intercession. Through Our Lord . . .

Commemoration of SAINTS TRYPHON, RESPICIUS, AND NYMPHA
We offer these gifts to You in sacrifice, O Lord. May the honor we pay to Your saints please You, and may these offerings, through Your mercy, bring us closer to our salvation. Through Our Lord . . .

POSTCOMMUNION 
Refreshed with heavenly food and drink, we humbly pray You, our God, that we may be strengthened by the prayers of Your saint, in whose memory we have received this Sacrament. Through Our Lord . . .

Commemoration of SAINTS TRYPHON, RESPICIUS, AND NYMPHA
May the intercession of Your holy Martyrs Tryphon, Respicius, and Nympha help us, O Lord, to cherish with pure hearts the Sacrament we received upon our lips. Through Our Lord . . .