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seeing that fo crying out he had expired, said: S. Truly this man was the Son of God. C. And there were also some women looking on afar off: among whom was Mary Magdalen, and Mary the mother of James the lefs, and of Joseph, and Salome; and when he was in Galilee, they followed him, and served him; and
other women that were come up with him to Jerusalem.
Here is faid: Cleanse my heart. ORDINARY,
ND when the evening was come (because it
was the preparation before the Sabbath) Joseph of Arimathea, a noble decurion, who alsó was expecting the kingdom of God, came and went boldly to Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. But Pilate wondered that he was dead already. And having fent for the Centurion, he asked him, if he was dead already. And when he knew it from the Centurion, he gave the body to Joseph. And Jofeph having bought a linen winding-sheet, and taken him down, wrapped him in the winding-sheet, and laid him in a fepulchre that was hewn out of a rock: and he rolled a stone at the entrance of the sepulchre.
OFFERTORY. Pf. 139. Keep me, O Lord, from the hands of the sinful man : and from unjust men deliver me.
thee, which are accompanied with healing fafts,
mercifully repair us. Thro'.
COMMUNION. Pf. 68. The Judges in the gate spoke against me, and they that drank wine, made songs against me. But I poured forth my prayer to thee, O Lord: it is time, O God, to thew thy good will to me, according to the multitude of thy mercies,
God, both cure our vices, and become an eternal remedy to us. Thro.' Let us pray. Bow down your heads to God.
PRAYER. Tua nos. AY thy mercy, O God, purify us from the corruption
man, and enable us to put on the new. Thro'.
WEDNESDAY in HOLY WEEK.
MASS. INTROIT. T the name of Jesus let every
Phil. 2. knee bow, of things in heaven, on earth, and under the earth : because the Lord became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross: therefore the Lord Jesus Chrisis in the glory of God the Father. Pf. 1o1. O Lord hear my prayer, and let my cry come to thee. At the name, &c. to Pf.
After the Kyrie eleison is faid: Let us pray. Let us kneel down. R. Stand up again.
1. COLLECT. Præfla. Rant, we befeech thee, O Almighty God,
that we who continually are punished for our exceffes, may be delivered by the passion of thy only begotten Son. Who liveth, &c.
I. LESSON. Ifaias Ixii. II: Ixiii. 1, 7. T.
Hus faith the Lord God: Say to the daughter
of Sion : Behold thy Saviour cometh : behold his reward is with him. Who is he that cometh from Edom, with dyed garments from Bofra? He is beautiful in his robe, walking in the greatness of his strength. It is I, that speak justice, and am the protector that saveth. Why then is thy garment red, and thy clothes like theirs that tread in the
wine-prefs! I have trodden the wine-press alone : and of the Gentiles there is not a man with me: I have trodden them in my fury, and trampled on them in my anger : and their blood is sprinkled on my clothes, and I have stained all my garments. For the day of revenge is in my heart : the year of my reward is come. I looked about, and there was none to help me: I sought, and there was none to assist me: and my own arm saved me, and my own indignation helped me. And I trod down the people in my fury, and I made them drunk in my indignation, and I brought their strength down to the ground. I will remember the mercies of the Lord, the praise of the Lord for all the things, which the Lord our God hath bestowed upon us.
GRADUAL. PS. 68. Turn not away thy face from thy fervant, for I am in distress : hear me speedily. V. Save me, O God, for the waters have entered even to my soul, I am sunk into deep mire, and there is no footing.
May the Lord be with you. R. And with thy spirit.
II. COLLECT. Deus, qui.
cross, to deliver us from the power of the enemy: grant to us thy servants that we may obtain the grace of his resurrection. Thro' the same.
II. LESSON. Ifaias liii. N those days : Isaias said: Lord, who hath be
lieved what they have heard from us? And to whom hath the arm of the Lord been revealed ? And he shall foot up like a young sprig before him, and like a sucker from dry ground : he hath no form nor beauty : and we saw him, and he had nothing sightly, that we should desire å him : as being despised and the last of men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with infirmity : his countenance was, as it were, hid, and despicable, wherefore we valued him not. He hath truly taken on himself our infirmities, and hath borne our forrows : and we looked on him as a leper, and as one struck by God, and afflicted. But it was for our iniquities he was wounded, and for our crimes was he bruifed: the chastisement for making our peace fell upon him, and by his bruises were we healed. We were all gone astray like sheep, every one had turned aside to go his own way: and the Lord laid upon him the iniquities of us all. He became an oblation, becaufe he himself would, and he opened not his mouth : he shall be led like a fheep to the slaughter, and like a lamb before the fhearer Thall he be dumb, and open not his mouth. He was taken from confinement and from judgment b. Who shall declare his generation. For he was cut off from the land of the living : for the wickedness of my people have I struck him. He shall give the impious for his burial, and the rich for his death : because he did no evil, nor was deceit found in his mouth : and the Lord was pleased to crush him in his weakness. If he shall lay down his life for fin, he shall see a long posterity, and the will of the Lord shall be fulfilled by his hand. For that his foul hath laboured, he snall see and be satisfied, This my righteous servant shall make many righteous by his doctrine; and he shall bear their iniquities. Therefore will I bestow upon him many, and he shall distribute the spoils of the strong: because he hath delivered up his life to death, and was numbered with the wicked : and he bore the fins of many, and prayed for such as transgressed.
a Or, We knew bim nef,
Tract. Pf. 101. Lord, hear my prayer, and let my cry come to thee. V. Turn not away thy face from me: and whenever I am in distress, give
b Expl. Such was su burry of the Jews to put bim to deatb, that they confined bim not any time in prison, nor permitted bim to go througó a regular trial. Or, He was taken off by oppreffion, and on unjuft sentence.
ear to me. V. In whatever day I shall call upon thee, hear me speedily. V. For my days have vanilhed like smoke : and my bones are as if they were fried in a frying-pan. V. I was blasted like the grass, and my heart withered : because I forgot to eat my bread. V. But thou, O Lord, wilt arise and have mercy on Sion : for the time to have mercy on her is come. The PASSION of our Lord JESUS CHRIST
acccording to Luke, Chap. xxii. AT that time : The feaft of unleavened bread,
which is called the Passover, drew near: and the chief priests and Scribes fought how they might put Jesus to death, but they feared the people. And Satan entered into Judas, one of the twelve, who was surnamed the Íscariot. And he went and talked with the chief priests and magistrates, how he might betray him to them. And they were glad, and bargained to give him money. And he promised to do it. And he fought an opportunity to betray him without any tumult.
And the day of unleavened bread being come, on which it was neceffary the Pallover should be killed : Yesus fent Peter and John, saying: + Go and prepare for us the Passover, that we may eat it. C. And they said: S. Where wouldst thou have us make it ready? C. And he said to them : + Behold, as you go into the city, there will meet you a man carrying a pitcher of water : follow him into the house where he goeth, and you shall say to the master of the house : The Master faith to thee: Where is the room, where I may eat the Passover with my disciples? And he will shew you a large room ready furnished, and there make ready. C. And they going found every thing as he had told them, and they got ready the Pallover. And when the hou wa
come, he went to table, and the twelve apostles with him. And he said to them: t I have earnestly defired to