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God, then certainly the kingdom of God is come among you. When a strong man in armour keepeth his palace, all that he hath is fafe. But if one stronger than he come upon him, and overcome him, he will take away all his arms, in which he trusted, and divide his spoils. He that is not with me,

is against me; and he that gathereth not with me, scattereth. When an unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places feeking where to fettle: and not finding any place, be faith: I will return into my house, from whence I

And when he is come, he findeth it swept and furnished. Then he goeth and taketh with him seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and going in, they fettle there. And the latter ftate of that man becometh worfe than his former. And it came to pass, when he had said these things: a certain woman in the crowd, raising her voice, faid to him : Bleffed is the womb that bare thee; and the breasts, which gave thee fuck. But he faid: Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it. CREDO.

OFFERTORY. PS. xviii. The laws of the Lord Justitiæ Domini rectæ, are just, and give joy to lætificantes corda, & juthe heart; his ordinances dicia ejus dulciora fuper are sweeter than honey mel & favum: nam & and the honey-comb : fervus tuus cuftodit ea. therefore thy servant obferveth them.

AY this offering, O Lord, we befeech thee,

cleanse us from our fins, and fanctify the bodies and fouls of thy servants for the celebrating of this facrifice. Thro'.*

COMMUNION. PS. Ixxxiii. The sparrow hath Paffer invenit fibi dofound itself a house, and mum & curtar nidum,


the turtle dove a neft to ubi reponat pullos suos :
put her young ones in: altaria tua, Domine vir-
in like manner, O Lord tutum, Rex meus, & De-
of armies, my King and us meus: beati qui habi-
my God, let my abode be tant in domo tuả, in fæ-
near thy altar : bleffed culum fæculi laudabunt
are they that dwell in te.
thy house, they fhall
praise thee forever and

POSTCOMMUNION. À cunétis nos.
Ercifully, O Lord, we beseech thee, deliver

us from all guilt and danger, fince thou admittest us to be partakers of this great mystery. Thro'.

VESPER S. Little CHAPTER. Brethren, be followers. Beginning of the EPISTLE to * p. 72. HYMN. V. and R. as above, p. 26.

At the MAGNIFICAT., Anth. A certain wo Ant. Extollens vocem man in the crowd raising quædam mulier de turher voice faid : Blessed is bâ, dixit: Beatus venter the womb that bare thee, qui te portavit, & ubera and the breafts that gave quæ fuxisti. At Jefus thee fuck. But Jesus said ait illi : Quinimo beati to her: Yea rather, blef- qui audiunt verbum Dei, sed are they that hear & cuftodiunt illud. the word of God, and keep it.

PRAYER, Collect at Mass, p. 72. otototuttet

tetetoskotouture Μ Ο Ν D A Y.

MASS. INTROIT. Will praise God for the promise be

Pf. 55. hath made me, I will praise the Lord for the assurances he hath given me: I will bope in God, and will not fear what man may do to

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me. Ps. Take pity on me, O God, for man hath trampled me under-foot: he hath attacked me the whole day, and distressed me. 1. Glory.

COLLECT. Cordibus nostris.
E beseech thee, O Lord, mercifully to pour

forth thy grace into our hearts : that, as we abstain from felh, fo we may keep our senses from all noxious excesses. Thro'.

LESSON 4 Kings v. 1, 15. IN those days: Naaman, the general of the army

of the king of Syria, was a man in great efteem with his master, and highly honoured, because, by his means, the Lord had saved Syria : and he was a valiant man and rich, but a leper. Now there had gone out a party from Syria, and had brought away captive from Israel a little maid, and the waited on Naaman's wife. And the said to her mistress : 1 with my mafter had gone to the prophet in Samaria: he certainly would have cured him of his leprosy. Naaman therefore went to his lord, and spoke to him, saying: Thus and thus said the maid that is of the land of Israel. And the king of Syria said to him: Go, and I will give thee a letter to the king of Israel. And he fet out, taking with him ten ta. lents of silver, and fix thousand pieces of gold, and ten suits of clothes, and delivered a letter to the king of Israel in this form: When thou hast received this letter, know that I have sent to thee my servant Naaman, that thou may'st cure him of his leprosy. When the king of Israel had read the letter, he rent his clothes, and said : Am I God, that I should be able to kill and to give life, that he sendeth to me to cure this man of his leprosy? Consider and fee, how he seeketh occafions of quarrel with me. But when Elizeus the man of God had heard, that the king of Israel had rent his clothes, he sent to him, saying: Why haft thou rent thy clothes ? Let bim come to me, and let him see that there is a prophet in Israil. Then Naaman came with his horses and

his chariots, and stood at the door of Elizeus's house: and Elizeus fent a message to him, saying: Go, and wash seven times in the Jordan, and thy flesh Thall be healed, and thou shalt be clean. At which Naaman went away angry, saying: I expected he would have come out to me, and that standing and calling on the name of the Lord his God, he would have touched with his hand the place of the leprosy, and cured me. Ale not Abana and Pharphar, ri, vers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel, to wash in and be clean? Turning about therefore, and going away in a rage, his servants came to him, and said: Father, if the prophet had commanded thee fome great thing, certainly thou ougbteft to have done it: how much rather now, when he hath faid only to thee: Wath, and thou malt be clean, He went down then, and washed himself in the Jordan seven times, according to the directions of the man of God; and his flesh came again, even as the feth of a child, and he was healed. And returning to the man of God, he came with all his retinue, and food before him, saying: Now I know for certain, there is no other God in the whole earth, but only in Ifrael.

GRADUAL. Pf. 55. I have laid open to thee, O God, my life; and thou haft considered my tears. V. Take pity on me, O Lord, for man hath trampled me under-foot; he hath attacked me the whole day, and diftreffed me. TRACT. Deal not with us, as above, p. 29.

GOSPEL. Luke iv. 23, 30, At that time : Jesus said to the Pharifees : You

will certainly tell me this proverb: Physician, cure thyself. As great things as we have heard of done by thee in Capharnaum, do also here in thy own country. And he said : Amen I say to you: No prophet is regarded in his own country. I teh you with truth; there were many widows in Ifrael

in the days of Elias, when heaven was shut for three years and six months, and there was a great famine throughout the whole land : and Elias was sent to none of them, but only to a widow in Sarephta of Sidon. And there were many tepers in Israel in the time of Elizeus the Prophet, and none of them was cleansed, except Naaman the Syrian. And all in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with indignation, and rising up, drove him out of the city, and led him to the steep of the hill, whereon their city was built, to throw him down headlong. But he pafing thro' the midst of them, went his way.

OFFERTORY. PS: 54. Hear my prayer, O God, and despise not my petition: look down upon me, and graciously hear me.

Rant, O Lord, that the offering we make to

thee, as a mark of our homage, may become to us a facrament available to our salvation. Thro'.

COMMUNION. Pf. 13. Who will fend out from Sion the salvation of Israel? When the Lord shall put an end to the captivity of his people, Jacob Thall leap for joy, and Israel shall rejoice.

POSTCOMMUNION. Præfa, quæfumus. G Rant, we beseech thee, O Almighty and mer

ciful God, that what we take with our mouths, we may receive with pure minds. Thro'. Let us pray. Bow down your heads to God.

PRAYER. Subveniat nobis.
AY thy mercy, O Lord, affist us, that, by

thy protection, we may be delivered from the dangers of sin that surround us, and so brought to eternal happiness. Thro'.

The COMMEMORATION at Vespers, Anth. But Jefus pal Ant. Ft/us autem tranfing thro' the midst of fiens per medium illothem, went away.

V. and R. p. 27. PRAYER, Subveniat nobis.


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