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Auth. Deftroy this Ant. Solvite templum stemple, faith the Lord, hoc, dicit Dominus, & and after three days I poft triduum reædificabo will rebuild it: and this illud : hoc autem dicebat he said of the temple of de templo corporis fui. his body.

V. and R. as p. 27. PRAYER. Deprecationem



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fpise not my petition : Jook op me, and hear me. Pf. I am filled with sorrow in my exercise, and I am frightened at the voice of my enemy, and the distress of the funner. V. Glory.

COLLECT. Sacræ nobis.
E beseech thee, O Lord, that the holy fast

we observe, may be to our improvement in holy converfation ; and draw down upon us the constant succours of thy mercy. Thro'. LESSON.

Exod. xxxii. 7, 14: In those days: The Lord spoke to Mofes, saying:

: which thou haft brought out of the land of Egypt, hath sinned. They have foon forsaken the way, which thou haft thewed them; and they have made to themselves a molten calf, and adored it; and offering sacrifices to it, have said : These are thy Gads, Q Ifrael, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt. And the Lord faid again to Mases: I see this is a stubborn people : let me alone, that my wrath may be kindled against them, and that I may destroy them, and I will make of thee a great nation. But Moses befought the Lord his God, faying: Why is thy anger raised, O Lord, against thy people, which thou baft brought out of the land

of Egypt with great power, and a mighty hand. Let not the Egyptians say, I beseech thee; he hath craftily brought them out, to kill them in the mountains, and to consume them from the face of the earth: let thy anger cease, and be appeased with regard to the iniquity of thy people. Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Ifrael, thy servants, to whom thou didft swear by thyself, saying: I will multiply your feed as the stars of the heavens; and all this land, of which I spoke, I will give to your feed, and you hall possess it for ever. And the Lord was appeafed, so as not to do the evil which he had spoke against his people.

GRADUAL. PS. 43. Arise, O Lord, fuccour us, and deliver us for the sake of thy own name. V. We have heard, O God, with our own ears, and our forefathers have related to us the work thou didit in their days, and in the ages past.

GOSPEL. John vii. 14, 31.
that time : The festival-day being now half

spent, Jesus went up into the temple, and taught. And the Jews wondered, saying: How knoweth this man letters, having never learned? Jesus answered them, and said: My doctrine is not my own, but his that sent me. If any will do his will, he will know ke of my doctrine, whether it be from God, or whether I speak from myself: he that speaketh of himself, seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh the glory of him that sent him, he is true, and injustice is not in bim. Did not Moses give you the law? And yet none of you keep the law. Why seek you to kill me! The people answered, and said : Thou art possessed with a Devil : Who seeketh to kill thee? Jesus answering, said to them: I have done one thing, and you

all wonder. Now Moses gave you circumcifion, (not that it came from Mofes, but from the fathers) and you circumcise a man on the Sabbath-day. If a man

k Or, He will be able to judge of my doctrine.


receive circumcision on the Sabbath-day that the law of Moses may not be broke; are you angry at me, because I have healed a whole man on the fabbath-day ? Judge not according to appearances, but judge just judgment. Then taid some of Jerufas lem: Is not this he, whom they seek to kill ? Behold he speaketh in publick, and they say nothing to him. Have the Rulers found out for certain that he is the Chrift? But we know from whence this man is : but when the Chrif fhall come, no one knoweth from whence he is. Jesus therefore cried out aloud in the temple teaching, and saying : You both know me, and you know from whence I am. And I am not come of myself, but he that sent me is trųe', whom you know not. I know him, because I am m of him, and he sent me. They sought therefore to seize him, but nobody laid hands on him, because his hour was not yet come, And many of the people believed in him.

OFFERTORY. Pf. 39. I have waited without being tired for the Lord, and he hath looked upon me: and he hath heard my prayer : and he hath put in my mouth a new canticle, a hymn to our God.

AY this offering, O Lord, we beseech thee,

cleanse away our sins: and fanctify both the bodies and souls of thy fervants for worthily celebrating this sacrifice. "Thro'.

COMMUNION. PS, 19. We will rejoice in thy salvation : and we will glory in the name of the Lord. POSTCOMMUNION. Hujus nos.

‘AY the receiving of this facrament, O Lord,

purify us from sin, and bring us to the kingdom of heaven. Thro'. 1 Expl. True to the promise be made of fending a Saviour.

m Expl, I come frosn biñ, and am of ibe fame fubfiance and nego ture witb bim,

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Let us pray. Bow down your heads to God,

PRAYER. Miferere.
AKE compassion, O Lord, on thy people ;

and mercifully refresh them labouring under continual tribulations. Thro'.

The COMMEMORATION at VESPERS. Anth. No one laid Ant. Nemo in eum hands on him: because misit manum: quia nonhis hour was not yet dum venerat hora ejus. come. V. and R. as p. 27. PRAYER. Miferere. WEDNESDAY.

MASS. INTROIT. 2 Hen I shall have been fanctifiEzech. 36. S ed

ga. ther you

from all nations: and I will pour upon you clean water, and you shall be cleansed from all your fins; and I will give you a new spirit. Pf. 33. I will praise the Lord at all times: his praise shall be always in my mouth. V. Glory. immediately after the Kyrie eleison is faid:

Let us pray: Let us kneel down.

Fiectamus genua. R. R. Stand up again.

COLLECT. Deus, qui.

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of their good works, and by fafting pardon to finners : have mercy on thy suppliants,

that the acknowledgment of our guilt may procure us the remission of our fins. Thro'.

LESSON. Ezech. xxxvi. 23, 28. THUS faith the Lord God: I will

fanctify my great name", which hath been profaned among the heathens, which you profaned in the midst of a Expl. Acknowleged tbe Holy one. Expl. I will make tbe boliness of my great name to be acknowledged.

them: that the heathens may know that I am the Lord, when I shall be fanétified amongst you before their eyes. For I will take you out from among the heathens, and gather you together from all countries, and bring you into your own land. And I will pour upon you clean water, and you shall be cleansed from all your filthiness, and I will cleanse you from all your idols. And I will give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit within you. And I will take away the stony heart out of your bodies, and give you a heart of Aesh. And I will put my spirit within you, and will cause you to walk in my precepts, and observe my ordinances and practise them. And you shall dwell in the land, which I gave to your fathers; and you shall be my people, and I will be your God, faith the Almighty.

GRADUAL. Pf. 33. Come, my children, and hear me; I will teach you the fear of the Lord. V. Come near him, and be enlightened, and your face Ihall not be covered with shame.

II. COLLECT. Præfa, quæsumus.


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the devotion, which makes us punith ourfelves by this yearly fast, may also make us rejoice: to the end that, suppressing in ourselves all earthly affections, we may more easily receive thy heavenly inspirations. Thro'.

II. LESSON. Ifaias i. 16, 19. HUS saith the Lord God: Wash yourselves,

be clean, and remove out of my fight your wicked designs. Leave off doing evil, learn to do good. Seek judgment, relieve the oppreffed, do justice to the fatherless, defend the widow. Then come, and complain of me, faith the Lord. Tho' your fins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as

a Expl. Wben I fall show that I am your Holy one, or Gods D Expl. Examine before your judge.

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