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of ours may always begin from thee, and by thee be happily ended.

V. LESSON. Dan. iii. 49. IN those days: The Angel of the Lord went

down with Azarias and his companions into the furnace, and he drove the flame of fire from out of the furnace, and he made the midst of the furnace, as a breeze of wind, with dew. But the flame spread all above the furnace, nine and forty cubits : and it broke forth and burnt those of the Chaldees, the servants of the king, whom it found near the furnace, who kindled it : and the fire touched not Azarias and his companions; it troubled them not, neither did it do them any harm. Then those three, as with one mouth, praised, glorified, and blessed God in the furnace, saying:

CAN TICLE. Leffed art thou, O Lord, the God of our fore

fathers : and worthy of praise and glory for ever.

And blessed is the name of thy glory, which is holyd: and worthy of praise and glory for ever.

Blessed art thou in the holy temple of thy glory : and worthy of praise and glory for ever.

Blessed art thou upon the sacred throne of thy kingdom: and worthy of praise and glory for ever.

Blefled art thou leaning on the scepter of thy divinity : and worthy of praise and glory for ever.

Blessed art thou, who fittest on the Cherubim, beholding the deep: and worthy of praise and glory for ever.

Blessed art thou, who walkest on the wings of the winds, and on the waves of the sea : and worthy of praise and glory for ever.

May all the angels and thy holy ones bless thee : may they praise and glorify thee for ever.

c Expl. The evening breeze, when the dew falls. d Or, Wbiche is the Holy One,

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May the heavens, earth, sea, and all therein bless thee: may they praise and glorify thee for ever.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost: who is worthy of praise and glory for ever.

As it was in the beginning, now is, and evermore shall be, world without end. Amen. Who is worthy of praise and glory for ever.

Blessed art thou, O Lord, the God of our forefathers : and worthy of praise and glory for ever.

TRACT. Pf. 116. Praise the Lord all you Gentiles : praise him all nations. V. For his mercy is confirmed upon us; and the truth of the Lord abideth for ever.

GOSPEL. Matt. 17. as Sunday next, p. 50.

OFFERTORY. PJ. 87. O Lord God, my Saviour, to thee have I cried out by day and by night: let my prayer come to thee, O Lord.


his holy facrifice, that what we outwardly profess by the observance of this fast, may be inwardly effected in us. Thro'.

COMMUNION. Pf. 7. In thee, O Lord my God, have I put my trust, deliver me from all my persecutors, and rescue me. POSTCOMMUNION. Sanétificationibus. CAY this holy facrifice, O Lord, cure us of

all our sins, and become an eternal remedy to us. Thro'. Let us pray. Bow down your heads to God.

PRAYER. Fideles tuos.
AY thy much-desired blefling, O God, give

strength to thy people, and hinder them from ever swerving from thy will, and make them always enjoy thy bleflings. Thro'.

COMMEMORATION at VESPERS, as in the VesPERS of to-morrow. Prayer. Collect of to-morrow.



MASS. INTROIT. P/. xxiv.

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tionum tuarum, of thy compaffion and Domine, & mifericordiæ mercy from the begin- tuæ, quæ à fæculo funt. ning. Let not our ene- Ne unquam dominentur mies ever rule over us : nobis inimici noftri : lideliver us, O God of If- bera nos, Deus Ifrael, rael, from all our distress. ex omnibus anguftiis PS: To thee, O Lord, noftris. Pf. Ad te, Dohave I raised up my soul: mine, levavi animam in thee I truft, O my meam : Deus meus in God; let me not be put te confido, non erubefto samé. V. Glory.

cam. V. Gloria. COLLECT. Deus, qui conspicis. O femen pret ve ows betti withine and with

strength, preserve us both within and without, that our bodies may be free from all adversity, and our souls purified from all evil thoughts. Thro'.

EPISTLE. Thef. iv. 1, 7. BRethren: We request and beseech you by our

Lord Jesus, that having learned from us how you ought to walk in order to please God, you would walk so as to advance more and more. For you know what precepts I gave you in the name of the Lord Jesus. For this is the will of God, that you be holy; that you refrain from fornication ; and that every one of you know how to keep his veffel - with holiness and respect, and not be hurried away with lust, as the heathens are, who know not God. Let no one over-reach or deceive his brother in his dealings ; for the Lord is the revenger of all these things, as we have declared to you, and affured you before. For God did not call us to be unclean, but to be holy, in Christ Jesus our Lord.

a Expl. His body, wbich is the vessel of bis soul. VOL. II,


GRADUAL. Pf. xxiv.
The distress of my

Tribulationes cordis soul is increased : deliver mei dilatatæ funt: de me, O Lord, from the necessitatibus meis eripe evils that surround me. me, Domine. V. Vide V. See, O Lord, to what humilitatem meam, & I am reduced: see what laborem meum : & diI suffer, and forgive me mitte omnia peccata all my fins.

mea. TRACT. Pf. cv. Praise the Lord, for Confitemini Domino he is good : and his mer- quoniam bonus : quonicies abide for ever. V. am in fæculum miferi. Who will relate the won- cordia ejus ? V. Quis derful works of the Lord: loquetur potentias Dowho will publish all his mini: auditas faciet ompraises ? V. Happy are nes audes ejus ? V.

hey who observe his law, Beati qui custodiunt juand at all times do that dicium, & faciunt justiwhich is juft. V. Re- tiam in omni tempore. member us, O Lord, V. Memento nostri, Doaccording to the good mine, in beneplacito powill thou beareft thy puli tui: visita nos in people: visit us and save falutari tuo. us.

GOSPEL. Matt. xvii. 1, 9. AI

T that time : Jefus took Peter, and James,

and John bis Brother, and led them up into a high mountain apart : and he was transfigured before them. And his face became bright as the fun, and his garment white as snow. And behold there appeared to them Mofes and Elias, discoursing with him. And Peter answering said to Jefus : Lord it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles, one for thee, one for Mofes, and one for Elias. While he was yet speaking, behold a bright cloud overshadowed them. And, lo, a voice came out of the cloud, saying:

This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased, bear yote bim. And his disciples hearing it, fell on their faces, and were very much frighted. And Jesus coming to them, touched them, and said: Arise, and be not afraid. And lifting up their eyes, they saw no body, but only Jesus. And, as they went down from the mountain, Jesus charged them, saying: Tell not this vision to any, till the son of man rise again from the dead. CREDO.

OFFERTORY. Pf. cxviii. I will meditate on thy Meditabor in mandalaw, which I have loved tis tuis, quæ dilexi valexceedingly: and I will de: & levabo manus meas put in practice thy com- ad mandata tua, quæ di mandments, which I lexi. have loved.

OOK down, O Lord, we beseech thee, on

this our sacrifice, that it may increase our devotion, and procure our falvation. Thro'. COMMUNION. Pf. v.

, Hear my cry: attend Intellige clamorem to the words of my pray

meum: intende voci oraer, O my King, and my tionis meæ, Rex meus, God: for 'tis to thee, O & Deus meus : quoniam Lord, I will address my ad te orabo, Domine. prayer. POSTCOMMUNION. Supplices.

Rant, we humbly beseech thee, O Almighty with thy facraments, may worthily serve thee in the conduct of their lives. Thro'.

VESPER S. Little CHAPTER. Brethren: We request. Beginning of the EPISTLE to *, p. 49. HYMN, V, and R. as above, p. 26.

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