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eyes of the proud : for who is God, besides thee, O Lord ?


M Lord, purify us, and"always render thee

propitious. Thro'.

COMMUNION. John 11. The Lord seeing the filters of Lazarus weeping at the grave, wept before the Jews, and cried out: Lazarus, come forth. And he, who had been dead four days, came forth bound hands and feet.

POSTCOMMUNION. Hæc nos. MAY the receiving of this facrament, O Lord,

we beseech thee, always free us from our fins, and protect us from all adversity. Thro'. Let us pray. Bown down your heads to God.

PRAYER. Da, nobis.

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we, who are senfible of our own weakness, and confide in thy power, may always rejoice in the effects of thy goodness. Thro'.

The COMMEMORATION at Vespers. Anth. Lord, if thou Ant. Domine, fi fuifhadft been here, Lazarus fes hic, Lazarus non efwould not have died: set mortuus : ecce jam behold now he stinketh, fatet, quatriduanus in having been four days in monumento.

the grave.

V. and R. as p. 27. Prayer. Da nobis.

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that are thirsty, come to the

waters, saith the Lord: and you that have no money, come and drink with joy. PS:77. My people be attentive to my law: hearken to the words of my mouth. V. Glory.

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COLLECT. Fiat, Domine,
Rant us, O Lord, we beseech thee, an in-

crease of devotion ; for then only will our falts avail us, when they are well pleasing to thy goodness. Thro'.

LESSON. Ifaias xlix. 8, 15. THus faith the Lord: I have heard thee at a fa

vourable time, I have helped thee in the day of salvation : and I have preserved thee, and I have appointed thee for the covenant of my people, to restore the earth, and to possess the inheritances that were laid waste : that thou mayst say to those, who are in chains; go forth : and to such as are in darkness ; see the light. They shall feed in the ways, and on every plain shall be their pastures. They shall not hunger nor thirst, neither shall the heat, or the sun hurt them: because he, that hath taken pity on them, shall conduct them, and give them drink at the fountains of water. And I will level all my mountains to an even way, and my hollow paths shall be raised. Behold some shall come from afar off; and behold some from the north and the sea, and others from the southern country. Praise the Lord, O ye heavens, and rejoice thou, O earth, and, ye mountains, fing forth his praise; because the Lord hath comforted his people, and he will take compassion on his poor ones 8. But Sion hath said: The Lord hath abandoned me, and the Lord hath forgot me. woman forget her child, so as not to have any compassion for the child of her womb? And though she should thus forget it, yet I will never forget thee, faith the Lord Almighty,

GRADUAL. PS 9. The poor man, O Lord, is left to thee; thou wilt be the protector of the or

f Expl. This prophecy regards Jesus Christ, the true Israel, or the mighty one of God, who prevailed on God to be reconciled to mankind, be himself becoming the Victim of the Covenant, the furifier of bis people. 8 Expl. Such as are in ofliction,

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phan. V. Why art thou withdrawn so far from us, O Lord? Doft thou despise us in our necessities and affliction? When the wicked man is puffed up with pride, the poor man suffereth.

GOSPEL. John viii. 12, 20. AT that time : Jesus spoke to the multitude of the

Jews, saying: I am the light of the world : he that followeth me, walketh not in darkness, but shall have the light of life. The Pharisees therefore said to him: Thou bearest testimony to thyself: therefore thy testimony is not true. Jesus answered and said to them : Tho'l bear testimony to myself, yet my testimony is true ; because I know whence I came, and whither I am going ; but you know not whence I came, nor whither I am going. You judge according to the Aeth ; I judge no man. And if I do judge, my judgment is true, because I am not alone; but I, and the Father, who sent me. Now it is written in your law, that the testimony of two is true b. I am who bear witness to my self; and my Father, who sent me, beareth witness to me. Then they said to him: Where is thy Father? Jesus answered : You know neither me, nor my Father: if you knew me, you would also know my Father. Thus spoke Jejus in the treasury, teaching in the temple ; and no one seized him, because his hour was not yet come.

OFFERTORY. Pf. 19. The Lord is my support, my refuge and my deliverer : 'tis in him I will trust.


these our offerings; and, in thy mercy, compel our will, even when it rebelleth, to submit to thee. Thro'.

COMMUNION. PS. 22. The Lord is my fhepherd, and I shall be in want of nothing: he hath

Expl, Is receiveawe. VOL. II.



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placed me in a plentiful pasture; he hath led me to a refreshing Itream.

AY thy facred mysteries, O Lord, we beseech

thee, purify us, and, by their efficacy, make us well pleasing to thee. Thro'. Let us pray. Bow down your heads to God.

PRAYER. Deus, qui sperantibus.
God, who chuseft rather to Thew mercy, than

to be angry with those that hope in thee; grant we may worthily lament the evil we have committed, that so we may find the favour of thy comfort. Thro'.

The COMMEMORATION at Vespers. Anth. I am who bear Ant. Ego fum qui witness of myself: and teftimonium perhibeo de my Father, who sent me, meipfo : & teftimonium beareth witness of me. perhibet de me, qui mi

fit me, Pater. V. Deliver me, O V. Eripe me, DomiLord, from the wicked ne, ab homine malo. man. R. And from the R. A viro iniquo eripe unjuft man deliver me. This V. and R. are said till Mandy-Thursday,

PRAYER. Collect of to-morrow.
In the thort R. at COMPLIN, Glory be to the
Father, &c. is not faid from this day to Holy Satur-
day, except on feasts.

HE two last weeks of Lent are consecrated in a

particular manner to honour the Passion of Chrift

. And altho' the week we are now entering upon be only a preparation to the following one, and the Church represents therein to our thoughts other objects, the Passion of Christ is often referred to, and for that reason this day is called Pafion-Sunday,



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From this day the Gloria Patri is omitted at the Introit; as likewise the Pfalm, Judica. Those that have wrote on the Liturgy, affert this to be agreeable to the antient practice; and they observe, in general, that the particular ceremonies of these two latt weeks, and more especially those of the three last days in Lent, are all venerable remains of antient usages.

E thou my judge, O Udica me, Deus, &
God, and give sen-

discerne caufam metence in my caule against am de gente non fandtâ. an ungodly people. De- Ab homine iniquo & doliver me from the unjust loso eripe me : quia tu and deceitful man : for es Deus meus, & fortithou art my God, and tudo mea. Pf. Enitte my strength. Pf. Send lucem tuam & veritatcm 'forth thy light and thy tuam : ipfa me deduxetruth: for they have con- runt & adduxerunt in ducted me, and brought montem sanctum tuum, me to thy holy moun

& in tabernacula tua. tain, and into thy taber- Judica, &c. to Pl. nacles. Be thou, &c. to Pr.

And thus the INTROIT is said till EASTER.

COLLECT. Quæfumus, Omnipotens. MErcifully look down on thy people, we beseech

thee, O Almighty God, that, by thy bounty and protection, they may be governed and guarded both in body and soul. Thro'.

From this day to Mandy-Thursday, after the Collect of the day, is said the

II. COLLECT. Ecclefiæ tuæ. MErcifully hear, O Lord, we beseech thee, the

prayers of thy Church, that, all oppositions and errors being removed, she may serve thee with a secure and undisturbed devotion. Thro..

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