What Catholics Believe

August 8 - St. Cyriacus & Companions, Martyrs

Introit: Psalms xxxiii. 10-11

    Fear the Lord, all ye His saints; for there is no want to them that fear Him: the rich have wanted and have suffered hunger, but they that seek the Lord shall not be deprived of any good. Ps. I will bless the Lord at all times: His praise shall be always in my mouth. ℣. Glory be to the Father.

 

Collect

    O God, who dost gladden us by the yearly festival of Thy holy martyrs Cyriacus, Largus and Smaragdus; in Thy loving kindness, make us, we beseech Thee, to imitate the fortitude with which suffered the holy men whose feast-day we are celebrating. Through our Lord.

Epistle: 1 Thessalonians ii. 13-16

    Lesson from the Epistle of blessed Paul the Apostle to the Thessalonians. Brethren: We give thanks to God without ceasing, because, that when you had received of us the word of the hearing of God, you received it not as the word of men, but (as it is indeed) the word of God, who worketh in you that have believed. For you, brethren, are become followers of the churches of God which are in Judea, in Christ Jesus; for you also have suffered the same things from your own countrymen, even as they have from the Jews, who both killed the Lord Jesus and the prophets, and have persecuted us, and please not God, and are adversaries to all men; prohibiting us to speak to the Gentiles that they may be saved, to fill up their sins always: for the wrath of God is come upon them to the end.

Gradual: Psalms xxxiii. 10, 11

    Fear the Lord, all ye His saints; for there is no want to them that fear Him. ℣. But they that seek the Lord shall not be deprived of any good.

Alleluia: Wisdom iii. 7

    Alleluia, alleluia. ℣. The just shall shine, and shall run to and fro like sparks among the reeds for ever. Alleluia.

Gospel: Mark xvi. 15-18

    + The continuation of the holy Gospel according to St. Mark. At that time: Jesus said to His disciples: Go ye unto the whole world and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized, shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be condemned. And these signs shall follow them that believe. In My name they shall cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; they shall take up serpents, and if they shall drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay their hands upon the sick, and they shall recover.

Offertory: Psalms xxxi. 11

    Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice ye just: and glory all ye right of heart.

Secret

    May our devotion, O Lord, be acceptable in Thy sight; and may the holy Sacrifice which is being offered in honor of Thy saints, avail us to the saving of our souls. Through our Lord.

Communion: Mark xvi. 17, 18

    And these signs shall follow them that believe in Me: they shall cast out devils: they shall lay their hands upon the sick, and they shall recover.

Postcommunion

    Refreshed by having shared in Thy sacred gift, we beseech Thee, O Lord our God, that by the intercession of Thy holy martyrs Cyriacus, Largus and Smaragdus, we may ever feel the mighty power of the sacrament we worship. Through.

+ Taken from St. Andrew Daily Missal, by Dom Gaspar Lefebvre, O.S.B., Imprimi Potest 11-18-1945 P. Joannes Delacroix, O.S.B., Imprimatur 11-22-1945 Joseph Van Der Meersch