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

OFFERTORY. Exod. 32. Móses, prayed in the presence of the Lord his God, and said : Why, O Lord, art thou angry with thy people? Let the wrath of thy soul be appeased: remember Abraham, Ifaac, and Yacob, to whom thou didft fware to give a land flowing with milk and honey. And the Lord was appeased, and did not the evil, with which he threatened his people.

SECR E T.
AY the fast consecrated to thy name, O Lord,

fanctify us by this present facrifice, that we may experience inwardly the effects of what we outwardly profess 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. POSTCOMMUNION. Gratia tua. AY thy grace, O Lord, we beseech thee, ne

ver abandon us; but always make us intent on thy holy service, and always procure us thy help. Thro. Let us pray. Bow down your heads to God.

PRAYER. Adefto.
E favourable, O Lord, to thy servants, 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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The COMMEMORATION at VESPERS. Anth. That rich man Ant. Dives ille guttam begged for a drop of wa- aquæ petiit, qui micas ter, who denied Lazarus panis Lazaro negavit. fome crumbs of bread.

V. and R. as p.27. PRAYER. Adesto. cook: * good Moto

oo oo ooo FRIDAY.

MAS S. INTROIT. ? UT I will appear with the justice

Pf. 16. of my cause in thy fight ; I shall be satisfied, when thy glory shall appear. Ps. 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 solemnity with clean hearts. Thro”.

LESSON. Gen. xxxvii. 6, 22. N those days : Joseph said to bis brethren : Hear

my dream, which I law: I thought we were binding theaves in the field : and that my fheaf arose, as it were, and stood upright, and your heaves ftanding round about it, adored my fheaf. His brethren answered : Art thou to be our king ? Or are we to be subject to thy power? These dreams, therefore, and discourses furnished the fuel of their envy and hatred. He had also another dream, which he told his brethren, saying: I saw in a dream the fun, and the moon, and eleven stars, as it were, adoring me. And when he had told this to his fa ther, and brethren, his father rebuked him, and faid: What is the meaning of this dream, which thou haft seen? Am I, and thy mother, and thy brethren to adore thee upon earth ? His brethren therefore envied him: but bis father considered the thing with himself in filence. And when his brethren were in Sichem feeding their father's flocks, Ifrael said to him: Thy brethren are feeding the sheep in Sichem: come, I will send thee to them. And when he answered: I am ready: he said to him: Go, and fee if all things be well with thy brethren and the cattle: and bring me word again what is doing. Be. ing sent therefore from the vale of Hebron, he came to Sichem : And a man found him wandering in the field, and asked him, what he fought: and he anfwered: I seek my brethren: tell me where they are feeding the flocks. And the man said to him: They are gone from hence: but I heard them say: Let us go to Dothain. Foseph therefore went after his brethren, and found them in Dothain. Who when they saw him afar off, before he came nigh them, they resolved to kill him ; and said one to another : Behold, here cometh the dreamer: come, let us kill him, and cast him into an old pit: and we will say: some wild beast hath devoured him: and then it will appear what his dreams will avail him. But Ruben hearing this, endeavoured to deliver him out of their hands, and said : Do not take away his life, nor shed his blood: but cast him into this pit: which is in the desert, and keep your hands guiltless. Now he said this, being desirous to rescue him out of their hands, and to restore him to his father.

GRADUAL. Pf. ing. I cried out to the Lord in my distress, and he heard me. V. Deliver my foul, O Lord, from wicked lips, and from a deceitful tongue. TRACT. Deal not with us, O Lord, p. 29.

GOSPEL. Matt. xxi. 33, 46. AT that time Jesus Spoke to the multitude of the

Jews, and to the chief priests this parable : There was a certain housholder, who planted a vineyard, and hedged it about, and fixed in it a

wine-press, and built a tower, and letting it out to some husbandmen, went to a far country. And when the season for fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen, to receive the fruit of his vineyard. And the husbandmen laying hold of his servants, one they beat, another they killed, and another they stoned. He sent again other fervants more in number than the former, and they treated them in like manner. And last of all, he sent to them his Son, saying: They will have respect for my Son. But the husbandmen, seeing the Son, said among themselves : This is the heir, come, let us kill him, and we shall have his inheritance. And seizing him, they dragged him out of the vineyard, and killed him. When the Mafter therefore of the vineyard cometh, what will he do to these husbandmen? They say to him: He will miferably destroy those wicked men, and let out his vineyard to other husbandmen, who shall give him the fruit in their seasons. Jefus faith to them : Have you never read in the scriptures : The stone, which the builders rejected, is become the chief corner-flone : this is done by the Lord, and it is wonderful in our eyes? Therefore I say to you, the kingdom of God thall be taken from you, and given to a nation, that will bring forth the fruits thereof. And whoever fhall fall on this stone, shall be broken: and on whomsoever it shall fall, it shall crush him. And when the chief priests and Pharisees had heard his parables, they knew hs spoke of them. And seeking to lay hands on him, they feared the people, because they held him for a prophet.

OFFERTORY. Pf. 39. Look down to my aid, O Lord, let them be put to confusion and thanie, who seek my life : look down to my aid, O Lord.

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SECRET.
AY the effects of this facrifice, O Lord, re-

main in us, and be increased by good works. Thro'.

COMMUNION. Pf. 11. Thou wilt defend us, o Lord, and protect us both now and for evermore.

POSTCOMMUNION. Fac nos.
Rant, we beseech thee, O Lord, that, ha-

ving received this pledge of our eternal falvation, we may fo direct our course thereto, as happily to arrive at it. Thro'.

Let us pray. Bow down your heads to God.

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PRAYER. Da, quæfumus.
Rant, we beseech thee, O Lord, to thy people

health both of foul and body, that, by the continual practice of good works, they may always be defended by thy powerful protection. Thro'.

The COMMEMORATION at Vespers. Anth. Defigning to Ant. Quærentes eum apprehend him, they tenere timuerunt turwere afraid of the mul- bam, quia, ficut propheticude, becaufe they ef- tam eum habebant. teemed him as a prophet.

V. and R. as above, p. 27. PRAYER. Da, quæfumus.

SATURDAY.

M AS S. INTROIT. HE law of the Lord is without Pl. 18.

reproof, and converteth fouls; the teftimony of the Lord is true, and bestoweth wisdom on little ones. PS. The heavens publish the glory of God; and the firmament declareth the works of his hands. V. Glory.

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