St. Peter of Verona – Martyr

INTROIT Ps. 63:3,2

Protexisti me, Deus, a conventu malignantium alleluia: a multitudein oprantium iniquitatem, alleluia, alleluia. (Psalm) Exaudi, Deus, orationem meam cum deprecor: a timore inimici eripe animam meam. Gloria Patri. Salus autem justorum a Domino…

Thou has protected me, O God, from the assembly of the malignant, alleluia: from the multitude of the workers of iniquity, alleluia alleluia. (Psalm) Hear, O God, my prayer when I make supplication to Thee: deliver my soul from the fear of the enemy. Glory be to the Father. Thou hast…


Paesta, quaesumus, omnipotens Deus: ut beati Petri Martyris tui fidem congrus devotione sectemur, qui, pro ejusdem fidei dilatione martyrii plamam meruit obtinere. Per Dominum nostrum.

Almighty God, grant, we beseech Thee, that we may keep with all devotedness the faith of blessed Peter Thy Martyr, who for the spreading of the faith merited the palm of martyrdom. Through our Lord.

 EPISTLE – II Tim 2:8-10; 3:10-12

Carissimi: Memor esto, Dominum Jesum christum resurrexisse a mortuis ex semine David, secundum evangelium meum, in quo laboro usque ad vincula, quasi male operans: se verbum Dei non est alligatum. Ideo omnia sustineo propter electos, ut et ipsi salutem consquantur quea est in Christo Jesus, cum gloria coelesti. tu autem assecutus es meam doctinam instiutionem, proposituam institutionem, propositum, fidem, longanimitatem, deilctionem, patientiam, persecutiones, passiones: qualia mihi facta sunt Antiochiae, Iconii et Lystris: quales persecutiones sustinui, et ec omnibus eripuit me Dominus. Et omnes, qui pie volunt viver in Christo Jesu, persecutionem patientur.

Dearly beloved, be mindful that the Lord Jesus Christ is risen again from the dead, of the seed of David, according to my gospel. Wherein I labour even unto bands, as an evildoer; but the word of God is not bound. Therefore I endure all things for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain the salvation, which is in Christ Jesus, with heavenly glory. But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, love, patience, Persecutions, afflictions: such as came upon me at Antioch, at Iconium, and at Lystra: what persecutions I endured, and out of them all the Lord delivered me. And all that will live godly in Christ Jesus, shall suffer persecution.


Alleluia, alleluia.  Confitebuntur coeli mirabilia tua, domine: etenim veritatem tuam in ecclesia sanctorum.

Alleluia. Alleluia, alleluia. The heavens shall confess Thy wonders, O Lord: and Thy truth in the Church of the Saints. Alleluia.

Alleluia. Posuisti Domine, super caput ejus coronam de lapide pretioso.

Alleluia  Alleluia. Though hast set on is head, O Lord, a crown a precious stones. Alleluia.

GOSPEL Jn. 15:1-7

In illo tempore: Dixit Jesus discipulis suis: Ego sum vitis vera: et Pater meus agricola est. Omnem palmitem in me non ferentem fructum, tollet eum: et omnem, qui fert fructum, purgabit eum, ut fructum plus afferat. Jam vos mundi estis propter sermonem, quem locutus sum vobis. Manete in meL et ego in vobis. Sicut palmes non potest ferre fructum a semetipso, nisi manserit in vite: sic nec vos, nisi in me manseritis. Ego sum vitis, vos palmites: qui manet in me, et ego in eo, hic fert fructum multum: quia sine me nihil potestis facere. Si quis in me non manserit, mittetur foras sicut palmes, et in ignem mittent, et ardet. Si manseritis in me, et verba mea in vobis manserint quodcumque volueritis, petetis, et fiet vobis.

At that time, Jesus said to His disciples: I am the true vine; and my Father is the husbandman. Every branch in me, that beareth not fruit, he will take away: and every one that beareth fruit, he will purge it, that it may bring forth more fruit. Now you are clean by reason of the word, which I have spoken to you. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abide in the vine, so neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine: you the branches: he that abideth in me, and I in him, the same beareth much fruit: for without me you can do nothing. If any one abide not in me, he shall be cast forth as a branch, and shall wither, and they shall gather him up, and case him into the fire, and be burneth. If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, you shall ask whatever you will, and it shall be done unto you.


Confitebuntur coeli mirabilia tua, Domine, et veritatem tuam in ecclesia sanctorum, alleluia, alleluia. The heavens shall confess Thy wonders, O Lord, and They truth in the Church of the Saints, alleluia alleluia.


Preces, quas tibi, Domine, offerimus intercedente beato Petro Martyre tuo, clementer intende: et propugnatores fidei sub tua protectione custodi. Per Dominum nostrum.

Mercifully hear, O Lord, the prayers which we offered to Thee, by the intercession of blessed Peter, Thy Martyr: and keep beneath They protection those shoe contend for the faith Though our Lord.

PREFACE for Easter

Vere dignum et iustum est, aequum et salutare, te quidem Domine omni tempore, sed in hoc potissimum die gloriosis praedicare, cum Pascha nostrum immolatus est Christus. Ipse enim verus est Angus qui abstulit peccata mundi. Qui mortem nostram moriendo destruxit, et vitam resurgendo reparavit. Et ideo cum Angelis et Archangelis, cum Thronis et Dominationibus, cumque omnia milita coelestis exercitus, hymnum gloriae tuae canimus, sine fine dicentes:

It it truly meet and just, right and for our salvation, at all times to praise Thee, O Lord, but more gloriously especially this day when Christ our Pasch was sacrificed. For He is the Lamb Who hath taken away the sins of the world: Who by dying hath destroyed our death: and by rising again hath restored us to life. And therefore with Angels and Archangels, with Thrones and Dominations, and with all the hosts of the heavenly army, we sing the hymn of Thy glory, evermore saying:


Laetabitur justus in Domino, et sperabit in eo: et laudabuntur omnes recti corde, alleluia, alleluia.

The just shall rejoice in the Lord, and shall hope in Him: and all the upright in heart shall be praised alleluia, alleluia.


Fideles tuos, Domine, custodiant sacramenta, quae sumpsimus: et intercedent beato Patro Marytyre tuo contra omnes adversos tueantur incursus. Per Dominum nostrum.

May the Sacraments, O Lord, of whcih we have partaken preserve us, Thy faithful people, and by Thy Martyr defend us from all the attacks of our enemies. Through our Lord.

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