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rife again. Then came to him the mother of the fons of Zebedee, with her fons, worshipping him, defiring fomething of him: Who faid to her: What doft thou defire? She faith to him: Appoint that these my two fons may fit, one on thy right hand, and the other on thy left, in thy kingdom. And Jefus anfwering, faid: Ye know not what you afk. Can you drink the cup which I am to drink? They fay to him, we can: He faith to them: My cup indeed you shall drink; but to fit on my right hand, or on my left, is not mine to give you; but it is for thofe, for whom it is prepared by my Father. And the other ten difciples hearing this, were moved with indignation against the two brothers. But Jefus calling them to him, faid: You know that the princes of the Gentiles lord it over them, and that the great ones exercise over them their power. It fhall not be so among you: but whofoever would be a great one among you, let him wait on you: and whosoever would be a chief among you, shall be your fervant: even as the Son of Man came not to be ferved, but to ferve, and to give his life for the redemption of many.

OFFERTORY. Pf. 24. To thee, O Lord, have I raised up my foul; in thee, O my God, I put my trust; let me not be put to fhame: neither let my enemies fcoff at me: for none that wait for thee fhall be put to fhame.


Ercifully look down, O Lord, on the offerings we make thee, and by the intercourse of these facred myfteries, release us from the bonds of our fins. Thro'.

COMMUNION. Pf. 10. The Lord is just, and loveth juftice: he hath regard to what is right.


E befeech thee, O Lord, that the receiving this facrament may forward our eternal redemption. Thro'.


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Let us pray. Bow down your heads to God.
PRAYER. Deus innocentiæ.


to thyself the hearts of thy fervants, that be-
ing inflamed by thy Holy Spirit,they may be conftant
in faith, and zealous in good works. Thro'.
Ant. Tradetur enim
Gentibus ad illudendum,
& flagellandum, & cru-

Anth. For he shall be

delivered up to the Gen-
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ged, and crucified.

V. and R. as p. 27. PRAYER. Deus innocentiæ,






INTROIT. God, come thou to my affiftance;
Pf. 69.
make hafte to help me
let my enemies, who feek my life, be put to con-
fufion and shame. Pf. May they be put to flight,
and afhamed, who feek me harm. V. Glory.

COLLECT. Præfta nobis.

Rant us, we beseech thee, O Lord, the affift

GR ance of thy grace; that whilft we duly apply

ourfelves to fafting and prayer, we may be delivered from all enemies both of foul and body. Thro'.. LESSON. Jer. xvii. 5, 10.


HUS faith the Lord God: Curfed is he, that putteth his truft in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whofe heart departeth from the Lord. For he fhall be as a tamerisk in the desert, and not fee when good cometh: but fhall dwell in drynefs in the defert, in a falt-land, and not inhabitable. Bleffed is the man that trusteth in the Lord, and whose only confidence is in God. And he shall be Expl. Relies on the ftrength of man.

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as a tree that is planted by the water-fide, that fendeth out it's roots towards the moisture: and it fhall not fear, when the heat cometh. And the leaf thereof shall be green, and in the time of drought it fhall not be uneafy, neither fhall it ceafe at any time to bring forth fruit. The heart of man is perverfe and unfearchable, who can know it? I am the Lord that fearch the heart, and try the reins: who reward every one according to his way, and according to the fruit of his devices: faith the Lord Almighty.

GRADUAL. P. 78. Forgive us, O Lord, our offences, left the Gentiles fay: Where is now their God? V. Help us, O Godour Saviour, and for the glory of thy name deliver us, O Lord. GOSPEL. Luke xvi. 19, 31,

AT that time: Jefus faid to the Pharifees: There

was a certain rich man, who was clothed in purple and fine linen, and feafted fumptuoufly every day. And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, who lay at his gate full of fores, defiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table; but no one would give them to him; but even the dogs came and licked his fores. And it came to pafs that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bofom. And the rich man alfo died, and was buried in hell. And lifting up his eyes, when he was in torments, he saw Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bofom. And crying out, he said: Father Abraham, take pity on me, and fend Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water, that he may cool my tongue, for I fuffer extreme torments in this flame. And Abraham faid to him: Son, remember in thy life-time thou didst receive good things, and Lazarus evil: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented. Moreover, there is a great chaos between you and us: so that they, who would pass hence to you, cannot, nor VOL. I. F


return hither from thence. And he faid: Then I befeech thee, O Father, send him to my father's houfe, for I have five brethren, that he may admonish them, left they alfo come into this place of And Abraham faid to him: They have Mofes and the Prophets : let them hear them. And he faid: No, Father Abraham: but if one go to them from the dead, they will do pennance. But he faid him: If they will not hear Mofes, nor the Prophets; neither will they believe, though one thould rife from the dead.

OFFERTORY. Exod. 32. Mofes prayed in the prefence of the Lord his God, and faid: Why, O Lord, art thou angry with thy people? Let the wrath of thy foul be appeased: remember Abraham, Ifaac, and Jacob, to whom thou didst sware to give a land flowing with milk and honey. And the Lord was appeafed, and did not the evil, with which he threatened his people.


AY the faft confecrated to thy name, O Lord, fanctify us by this prefent facrifice, that we may experience inwardly the effects of what we outwardly profefs by our faft. Thro'.

COMMUNION. John 6. He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, abideth in me, and I in him, faith the Lord.



AY thy grace, O Lord, we beseech thee, never abandon us; but always make us intent on thy holy fervice, and always procure us thy help. Thro.'

Let us pray. Bow down your heads to God.
PRAYER. Adefto.


E favourable, O Lord, to thy fervants, and hear their prayers in the grant of everlasting mercy; that glorying in thee their creator and governor, they may have all things perfected and perpetuated to them. Thro'..

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INTROIT. 7 UT I will appear with the justice of my caufe in thy fight; I fhall


Pf. 16.

be fatisfied, when thy glory fhall appear. P. Hear, O God, the justice of my cause; hearken to my prayer. V. Glory.

COLLECT. Da, quæfumus. Grant, O Almighty God, that, being purified by this faft, we may come to the approaching folemnity with clean hearts. Thro”.

LESSON. Gen. xxxvii. 6, 22.

IN thofe days: Jofeph faid to his brethren: Hear

my dream, which I faw: I thought we were binding fheaves in the field: and that my fheaf arose, as it were, and stood upright, and your fheaves ftanding round about it, adored my fheaf. His brethren answered: Art thou to be our king? Or are we to be fubject to thy power? Thefe dreams, therefore, and difcourfes furnished the fuel of their envy and hatred. He had alfo another dream, which he told his brethren, faying: I faw in a dream the fun, and the moon, and eleven ftars, as it were, adoring me. And when he had told this to his father, and brethren, his father rebuked him, and faid: What is the meaning of this dream, which thou haft feen? Am I, and thy mother, and thy brethren to adore thee upon earth? His brethren therefore

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