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SECRET.
Ercifully sanctify us, O Lord, by these my,

steries, and let them cleanse us from all earthly vice, and bring us to the enjoyment of thy heavenly gifts. Thro'.

COMMUNION. Ps. 9. I will publish all thy wonders : I will rejoice in thee, and be transported with joy: I will sing to the glory of thy name, O thou the Most High.

i POSTCOMMUNION. Ut sacris. Ake us always, we beseech thee, O Lord,

obedient to thy commandments, that we may be worthy of thy gifts, which we have partaken of. Thro'. Let us pray. Bow down your heads to God.

PRAYER. Propitiare.
E appeased, O Lord, by our prayers, and heal

the infirmities of our souls; that our sins being forgiven, we may ever rejoice in thy blessings, Thro':

The COMMEMORATION at VESPERS.
Anth. But you are

Ant. Omnes autem all brethren: and call vos fratres estis ; & pa. not any one your father trem nolite vocare vobis on earth : for you have super terram: unus est but one Father, who is enim Pater vefter, qui in heaven : nor be you in ccelis eft: nec vocecalled masters, because mini magistri, quia Ma. you have but one Ma- gister vefter unus, eft ster, who is the Chrift.

Chriftus. V. and R. as above, p. 27. PRAYER. Propitiare.

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W E D N E S DAY.

MASS. INTROIT. Orsake me not, O Lord my God,

depart not from me: come to my affiftance, O Lord the God of my salvation. Pf.

Pf. 37

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Lord rebuke me not in thy fury: nor chastise me in thy wrath. V. Glory.

COLLECT. Populum tuum. Ercifully regard thy people, O Lord, we befeech

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that those whom thou commandest to abstain from flesh, may likewise cease from all fin. Thro'.

LESSON. Efther xiii. 8, 17. I N those days : Mardocheus prayed to the Lord,

saying: 0 Lord the Almighty King, for all things are under thy power; and there is none that can withstand thy will, if thou determine to save Ifrael. Thou didst make heaven and earth, and whatsoever is under the cope of the heavens. Thou art the Lord of all, neither can any resist thy Majesty. And now Lord our Sovereign, the God of Abraham, take pity on thy people, for our enemies design our destruction, and the ruin of thy inheritance. Despise not thy lot which thou didft purchase of Egypt. Hear my prayer, and be merciful to thy lot and poffeffion, and turn our mourn. ing into joy, that we may live and praise thy name, O Lord, and shut not the mouths of those that fing thy praises, O Lord our God.

GRADUAL. Pf. 27. Save thy people, O Lord, and bless thy inheritance. V. To thee, O Lord, have I cried out; answer me, O my God, left I become like those that go down into the pit. TRACT. Deal not with us, O Lord, p. 29.

GOSPEL. Matt. xx. 17, 28. A! IT that time : Jesus going up to Jerusalem,

took the twelve disciples aside, and said to them: Behold we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be betrayed to the chief priests and to the scribes, and they will condemn him to death, and deliver him up to the Gentiles to be insulted, scourged, and crucified; and the third day he shall

rise again. Then came to him the mother of the
fons of Zebedee, with her sons, worshipping him,
desiring, something of him: Who said to her :
What dost thou desire ? She saith to him : Ap-
point that these my two sons may fit, one on thy
right hand, and the other on thy left, in thy king-
dom. And Jesus answering, said : Ye know not
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alk. Can you drink the cup which I am to drink? They say to him, we can: He saith 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 those, for whom it is prepared by my Father. And the other ten disciples hearing this, were moved with indignation against the two brothers. But Jefus calling them to him, said : You know that the princes of the Gentiles lord it over them, and that the great oncs exercise over them their power. It shall not be so among you: but whosoever would be a great one among you, let him wait on you: and whosoever would be a chief among you, Ihall be your servant: even as the Son of Man came not to be served, but to ferve, and to give his life for the redemption of many.

OFFERTORY. PS. 24. To thee, O Lord, have I raised up my soul; in thee, O my God, I put my

let me not be put to shame: neither let my enemies scoff at me: for none that wait for thee Thall be put to shame.

SECR E T.
Ercifully look down, O Lord, on the offerings

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sacred mysteries, release us from the bonds of our fins. Thro'.

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

POSTCOMMUNION. Sumptis.
E beseech thee, O Lord, that the receiving

this sacrament may forward our eternal redemption. Thro'.

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Let us pray. Bow down your heads to God.

PRAYER. Deus innocentiæ.
God, the restorer and lover of innocence, draw

to thyself the hearts of thy servants, that beinginflamed by thy Holy Spirit, they may be constant in faith, and zealous in good works. Thro'.

The COMMEMORATION at VESPERS. Anth. For he thall be Ant. Tradetur enim delivered up to the Gen- Gentibus ad illudendum, tiles to be insulted, fcour- & Aagellandum, & cruged, and crucified. cifigendum.

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

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THURSDAY.

MASS.

God, come thou to my affiftance; Pf. 69. O Lord, make hafte to help me : let my enemies, who seek my life, be put to confusion and shame. Pf. May they be put to fight, and ashamed, who seek me harm. V. Glory.

COLLECT. Præfta nobis.
Rant us, we beseech thee, O Lord, the affifte

ance of thy grace ; that whilft we duly apply ourselves to fasting and prayer, we may be delivered from all enemies both of soul and body. Thro'.

LESSON. Jer. xvii. 5, 10.
HUS faith the Lord God: Curfed is he, that

putteth his trust in man, and maketh Alesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the Lord. For he shall be as a tamerisk in the desert, and not fee when good cometh : but shall dwell in dryness in the desert, in a salt-land, and not inhabitable. Blessed is the man that trusteth in the Lord, and whose only confidence is in God. And he thall be

8' Expl, Relies on the Arength of man.

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as a tree that is planted by the water-fide, that fendeth out it's roots towards the moifture: and it fhall not fear, when the heat cometh. And the leaf thereof shall be green, and in the time of drought it fall not be uneasy, neither fhall it ceafe at any time to bring forth fruit. The heart of man is perverse and unsearchable, who can know it? I am the Lord that search 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. PS: 78. Forgive us, O Lord, our offences, left the Gentiles say: 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 said to the Pharisees : There

was a certain rich man, who was clothed in purple and fine linen, and feasted fumptuoufly every day. And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, who lay at bis 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 bosom. And the rich man also died, and was buried in hell. And lifting up his eyes, when he was in tornients, he saw Abrabam afar off, and Lazarus in his bofom. And crying out, he said : Father Abraham, take pity on me, and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water, that he may cool my tongue, for I suffer extreme torments in this flame. And Abraham faid to him : Son, remember in thy life-time thou didft 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. II.

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