The Church shows us very clearly in the Collect that, although sheis quite ready to go through the roughest times, yet she prefers peace, because that furnishes her with undisturbed freedom for paying to her God the united homage of religion and good works.The closing petition made by Mardochai, in the prayer whosecommencement forms our Introit, was that God would bestow onHis people the liberty necessary for that occupation on which theworld's well-being ever depends, the occupation of giving praiseto God. These were Mardochai's grand words: "May we live, and praise Thy name, O Lord! and shut not Thou the mouths of themthat sing to Thee!"-Dom Prosper Guéranger, O.S.B.
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The Twenty-first Sunday After Pentecost
In Your will are allthings, O Lord, andthere is none that canresist Your will; for You have made allthings, heaven andearth, and all thingsthat are under thecope of heaven. Your are Lord of all.
Happy are theywhose way is blameless, who walk in the law of theLord.V. Glory be to theFather, and to theSon, and to the HolyGhost.R. As it was in the beginning, is now,and ever shall be,world without end.Amen.In Your will are allthings, O Lord, andthere is none that canresist Your will; for You have made allthings, heaven and earth, and all things that are under the cope of heaven. Youare Lord of all.
Guard Your household, we beseech You, O Lord, with unceasing care, thatunder Your protection it may be free from all harm and serve You by gooddeeds. Through Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth withthee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.