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cause : remember the reproaches that are cast on thy servants.

GOSPEL. Luke vii. 11, 16. AT

that time : Jesus went into a city called

Naim: and there went with him his disciples, and a great multitude. And when he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold a dead man was carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow: and a great multitude from the city was with her. Whom when the Lord saw, he was moved with compassion towards her, and said to her, Weep not. And he came near and touched the bier: and they who carried it, stood ftill. And he said : Young man, I say to thee, Arise. And he, who had been dead, sat up, and began to speak. And he delivered him to his mother. And a dread seized them all: and they glorified God, saying: A great Prophet i hath risen up amongst us, and God hath visited his people.

OFFERTORY. Pf. 69. Lord, make hafte to help me: let all be put to shame, who design evil to thy servants.

Urify us, O merciful God, that the


of thy Church, which are pleasing to thee, being accompanied with these offerings, may become more so by the purity of our minds. Thro'.

COMMUNION. Pf. 70. Thy justice alone, O Lord, I will remember: thou, O God, hast instructed me from my youth: abandon me not, O God, in my old and decrepit age.

ET us not, we beseech thee, O Lord, receive,

to our judgment, these heavenly gifts, which thou hast prepared as a remedy for thy faithful. Thro'. Let us pray. Bown down your heads to God.

i Os, The great propbet, viz, the Mefliah.

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PRAYER. Populi tui.
God, the author and governor of thy people,

assaulted, that they may be always well pleasing in thy fight, and safe under thy protection. Thro'.

The COMMEMORATION at VESPERS. Antb. A great prophet

Ant. Propheta magnus hath risen amongst us, surrexit in nobis, & quia and God hath visited his Deus visitavit plebem people.

V. and R. as p. 27. PRAYER. Populi tui.


M A S S. INTROIT. Hou always seest the designs of Pf. 18.

my heart: thou, O Lord, art my helper and my deliverer. Pf. The heavens publish the glory of God: and the firmament declareth the work of his hands. V. Glory.

COLLECT. Deus, qui.
God, who by thy ineffable mysteries givest

new life to the world ; grant, we beseech thee, that thy Church may make a progress in the observance of thy eternal precepts, and never be deftitute of thy temporal affiftance. Thro'.


LESSON. 3 Kings xvii. 17, 24. IN those days; The lon of the mistress of the

house fell fick, and his distemper was very violent, so that there was no breath left in him. She faid therefore to Elias : What have I to do with thee, O man of God? Thou art come to me, that my fins may be called to remembrance, and to kill my son. And Elias said to her: Give me thy fon. And he took him from her bosom, and carrying him to the chamber where he lodged, laid him on his

bed, and cried out to the Lord, and said: O Lord my God, haft thou afficted, to the killing of her son, even the widow that giveth me the maintenance I have? And he stretched himself out, and mea. fured himself thrice upon the child, and cried out to the Lord and said : O Lord my God, I beseech thee that the soul of this child may return again to his body. And the Lord heard the voice of Elias, and the foul of the child came into him, and he returned to life. And Elias took the child, and carrying him from the chamber down to the house, delivered him to his mother, and said to her : See, thy son is alive. And the woman said to Elias : Now by this I know, that thou art a man of God, and the word of the Lord is true d in thy mouth.

GRADUAL, Pf. 117. It is better to trust in the Lord, than to trust in man. V. It is better to hope in the Lord, than to hope in princes.

Tract. Deal not, &c. as above, p. 29.

GOSPE L. John xii, 1, 45. A?

T that time : There was a certain man fick,

called Lazarus, of Bethania, of the town of Mary and of Martha her fifter. (And it was this Mary that anointed the Lord with ointment, and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was fick.) His sisters therefore sent to Jesus, faying: Lord, behold he, whom thou loveft, is fick. When Jesus heard it, he said to them: This sickness is not to death e, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God may be glorified by it. Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister Mary and Lazarus. When he heard therefore that he was fick, he staid two days in the same place. Then he said afterwards to his disciples : Let us go to Judea again. His disciples say to him: Rabbi, it was but just now the Jews fought to stone thee, and art thou

c Lit. Bowels. d Expl. The Lord will fulfil whatever be promiseth by aby mouth. Expl. Though it was to deprive bim of life for a few days, be was to be restored to it again.


going thither again ? Fesus answered: Are there not twelve hours in the day? If a man walk in the day-time, he stumbleth not, because he seeth the light of this world. But if he walk in the night, be stumbleth, because he hath no light. Thus he spoke, and after these things, he said to them: Qur friend Lazarus sleepeth : but I am going to raise him from sleep. Then his disciples said : Lord, if he sleep, he will recover. But Jesus spoke of his death; and they thought he had spoke of the rest of Neep. Jesus therefore said plainly to them: Lazarus is dead: and I am glad for your fakes, that I was not there, that you may believe. But let us go to him. Then said Thomas, who is called Didymus, to his fellow disciples : Let us go also, that we may die with him. Jesus therefore came, and found he had been now in the grave four days. (Now Bethania was about fifteen furlongs from ferusalem.) And many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary to comfort them concerning their brother. Martha therefore, as foon as fhe heard Jesus was coming, went to meet him; but Mary sat at home. Then Martha said to Jesus : Lord, if thou hadít been here, my brother had not died. And even now, I know, whatever thou shalt ask of God, God will grant it thee. Jesus saith to her : Thy brother will rise again. Martha saith to him: I know he will rise again at the resurrection on the last day. Jesus said to her : I am the resurrection and the life : be that believeth in me, though he be dead, shall live: and every one that liveth, and believeth in me, shall never die. Believest thou this? She faith to him: Yes, Lord, I have believed that thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God, who art come into this world. And having said this, she went and called Mary her sister secretly, faying: The Master is come, and calleth for thee. As soon as the heard this, she arose presently, and came to him : for Jesus was not yet come inta

the town; but still was in the place, where Martha had met him. Then the Jews that were with Mary in the house, and were comforting her, feeing her arise up hastily, and go out, followed her, faying : She is going to the grave, to weep there. When Mary was come where Jesus was, seeing him, she fell down at his feet, and said to him : Lord, if thou hadft been here, my brother had not died. Jesus therefore, when he saw her weeping, and the Jews also weeping, who came with her, groaned in spirit, and was troubled and said : Where have you laid him? They say to him: Lord, come and fee. And yesus wept. Then the Jews faid: See, how he loved him. And some of them said : Could not this man, who opened the eyes of him that was born blind, have prevented his death? Jesus therefore again groaning within himself, came to the monument. And it was a cave: and a stone was laid upon it. Jesus said : Take away the stone: Martha, the sister of the dead man, faith to him: Lord, he stinketh by this time ; for he hath been there four days. Jesus faith to her : Did not I tell thee, that, if thou wilt believe, thou shalt see the glory of God? Then they removed the stone : and Fejus lifting up his eyes, said : Father, I thank thee, that thou hast heard me. And I knew thou always heareft me; but for the sake of the people that are here, I spoke thus: that they may believe thou hait fent me.

Having said this, he cried out with a loud voice : Lazarus, come forth. And immediately he, that had been dead, came forth, bound hands and feet with grave-cloths, and his face was covered with a napkin. Jesus said to them: Loose him, and let him go. Many therefore of the Jews, who came to Mary and Martha, and had seen what Jejus did, believed in him.

OFFERTORY. Pf. 17. Thou, O Lord, wilt fave thy people in distress, and thou wilt humble the

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