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INTROIT. P. xxiv.


the many inftances of thy compaffion and mercy from the beginning. Let not our enemies ever rule over us: deliver us, O God of Ifrael,from all our diftrefs. Pf. To thee, O Lord, have I raised up my foul: in thee I truft, O my God; let me not be put to fhame. V. Glory.


Eminifcere miferationum tuarum, Domine, & mifericordiæ tuæ, quæ à fæculo funt. Ne unquam dominentur nobis inimici noftri : libera nos, Deus Ifrael, ex omnibus anguftiis noftris. Pf. Ad te, Domine, levavi animam meam: Deus meus in te confido, non erubefcam. V. Gloria.

COLLECT. Deus, qui confpicis. feel how deftitute we are of all ftrength, preferve us both within and without, that our bodies may be free from all adversity, and our fouls purified from all evil thoughts. Thro'. EPISTLE. 1 Theff. iv. 1, 7. BRethren: We request and befeech you by our


Lord Jefus, that having learned from us how you ought to walk in order to please God, you would walk fo as to advance more and more. * For you know what precepts I gave you in the name of the Lord Jefus. 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 holinefs and refpect, and not be hurried away with luft, 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 Chrift Jefus our Lord. a Expl. His body, which is the vessel of bis soul. VOL. II.


GRADUA L. P. xxiv. The diftrefs of my foul is increased: deliver me, O Lord, from the evils that furround me. V. See, O Lord, to what I am reduced: fee what I fuffer, and forgive me all my fins.

Tribulationes cordis mei dilatatæ funt: de neceffitatibus meis eripe me, Domine. V. Vide humilitatem meam, & laborem meum: & dimitte omnia peccata



Praise the Lord, for he is good; and his mercies abide for ever. V. Who will relate the wonderful works of the Lord: who will publish all his praises? V. Happy are they who obferve his law, and at all times do that which is juft. V. Remember us, O Lord, according to the good will thou beareft thy people vifit us and fave


Pf. cv. Confitemini Domino quoniam bonus: quoniam in fæculum mifericordia ejus? V. Quis loquetur potentias Domini: auditas faciet omnes laudes ejus? V. Beati qui cuftodiunt judicium, & faciunt juftitiam in omni tempore. V. Memento noftri, Domine, in beneplacito populi tui: vifita nos in falutari tuo.

GOSPEL. Matt. xvii. 1, 9.

AT that time: Jefus took Peter, and James, and John his 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 fnow. And behold there appeared to them Mofes and Elias, difcourfing 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 fpeaking, behold a bright cloud overshadowed them. And, lo, a voice came out of the cloud, faying:

This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleafed, hear you him. And his difciples hearing it, fell on their faces, and were very much frighted. And Jefus coming to them, touched them, and faid: Arife, and be not afraid. And lifting up their eyes, they faw no body, but only fefus. And, as they went down from the mountain, Jefus charged them, faying: Tell not this vifion to any, till the fon of man rife again from the dead. CREDO. OFFERTORY. P. cxviii.

I will meditate on thy law, which I have loved exceedingly and I will put in practice thy commandments, which I have loved.

Meditabor in mandatis tuis, quæ dilexi valde: & levabo manus meas ad mandata tua, quæ dilexi.


OOK down, O Lord, we beseech thee, on this our facrifice, that it may increase our devotion, and procure our falvation. Thro'.



Hear my cry attend to the words of my prayer, O my King, and my God: for 'tis to thee, O Lord, I will addrefs my


Intellige clamorem meum: intende voci orationis meæ, Rex meus, & Deus meus : quoniam ad te orabo, Domine.

Rant, we humbly befeech thee, O Almighty

with thy facraments,. may worthily ferve thee in the conduct of their lives. Thro'.


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

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Eliver me, O Lord, and take pity on me for my foot hath flood in the right path: in the affemblies will I blefs the Lord. Pf. Be thou, O Lord, my judge, for I have walked in my innocency: and trufting in thee, I fhall not be weakened. V. Glory.

COLLECT. Præfta, quæfumus.


Rant, we beseech thee, O Almighty God, that thy people, who mortify themfelves by abitinence from meat, may faft likewife from fin, and follow righteoufnefs. Thro'.

LESSON. Dan. ix. 15, 19.

N thofe days: Daniel prayed to the Lord, faying: O Lord our God, who didft bring forth thy people out of the land of Egypt with a mighty hand, and didft make thy name famous, as it is to this day we have finned, we have done wickedly, O Lord, against all thy commandments: but let thy wrath be turned away, I befeech thee, and thy fury from Jerufalem thy city, and from thy holy mountain. For it is for our fins, and for the iniquity of our forefathers, that Jerufalem and thy people are become a fcoff to all round about us. But gracioufly hear now, O our God, the prayer of thy fervant, and his request; and for thy own fake, look upon thy fanctuary, which is become abandoned.

Bend thine ear, O my God, and hearken: open thine eyes, and see our distress, and that of the city, upon which thy name hath been called '. For we rely not on our own righteoufnefs, while we proftrate pour forth our prayers to thee, but on thy great mercy. Graciously hear us, O Lord: be appealed, O Lord: be attentive, and grant my request. Delay not, O my God, for thy own fake, for thy name hath been called on upon thy city and thy people, O Lord our God.


GRADUAL. P. 69. Be thou my helper and my deliverer: O Lord, delay not. V. Let my enemies, who feek my foul, be put to confufion and fhame. TRACT. P. 102. Deal not with us, as above, p. 29.

GOSPEL. John viii. 21, 29. AT that time: Jefus faid to the multitude of the Jews: I go, and you shall seek me, and you fhall die in your fin. Whither I go, you cannot come. The Jews therefore faid: Will he kill himfelf; because he faith: Whither I go you cannot come? And he faid to them: You are from beneath, I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world. Therefore I faid to you: You fhall die in your fin: for, if you believe not that I am, you shall die in your fin. Then they said to him: Who art thou? Jefus faid to them: 1 am the beginning, I that am fpeaking to you. I have many things to fay about you, and condemn in you: but he that fent me, is true; and I fpeak in the world the things I have heard from him: and they understood not that he faid that God was his Father. Jefus therefore faid to them: When you

b Or, Which bath been called by thy name.

Or, Thy city and people bave been called by thy name.

d Expl. This was the name of God, Jehovah, and confequently Chrift affuming that name, challenges to bimfelf the nature of ibe Far


* Expl. He alludes to the firft words of Genefis.

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