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enemies, O Lord : to thee have I Aled, teach me to do thy will: because thou art my God.
SECRET. GRant, 0 Almighty God, that being purified by
the powerful virtue of this facrifice, we may arrive with greater purity to the author and institutor thereof. Thro'.
COMMUNION. Pf. 34. Let them blush and be afhamed, who rejoice at my misfortunes : let them be covered with confusion and Ahame, who speaks maliciously against me.
POSTCOMMUNION. Prebeant nobis.
with divine fervour: that we delight both in their effect and celebration. Thro'. Let us pray. Bow down your heads to God.
PRAYER. Adjuva nos.
we may celebrate with joy the memory of these benefits, by which thou haft been pleased to redeem us. Thro'.
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of our Lord Jesus Chrift: in whom is our salvation, life, and resurrection : by whom we have been faved and delivered. Pf. 66. May God have mercy on us, and bless us : may bis countenance shine upon us, and may
he take pity on us. We ought to glory, &c. to Pf.
may so celebrate the mysteries of our Lord's paffion, as to obtain thy pardon. Thro' the fame.
LESSON. Jer. xi. 18, 20. IN those days: Jeremias
said: 0 Lord, thou hast shewn it me, and I have known it: then thou didit discover to me their designs. And I was as a meek lamb, that is carried to be facrificed : and I knew not that they formed designs against me, saying: Let us cast wood into his bread, and cut him off from the land of the living, and let his name be remembered no more. But thou, O Lord of hosts, that judgest justly, and searchest the reins and hearts, let me see thy vengeance upon them: for to thee have I laid open my cause, O Lord my God.
GRADUAL. PS. 34. When they were troublesome to me, I put on hair-cloth, and humbled my soul in fasting : and I will yet continue to pour forth my prayer in my bosom?. V. Judge those, O. Lord, who hurt me: defeat those that assault' me: · take thy armour and shield, and come to my affiftThe PASSION of our Lord JESUS CHRIST,
according to Mark, Chap. xiv. AT
T that time : After two days was the feast of
the Passover and of unleavened bread, and the chief priests and Scribes fought how they might take Jesus by craft, and put him to death. But they said : S. Not on the feast-day, left there should be a tumult among the people. C. And when Jesus was at Bethania, in the house of Si. mon the leper, at table, there came a woman having an alabaster box of very costly ointment of spikenard ; and breaking the alabaster box, The poured it out on his head. And there were some that were vexed within themselves at it, and faid:: S. Why was this ointment wasted ? For it might have been sold for more than three hundred. pence, and given to the poor, C. And they murmured against her. And Jesus said : + Let her alone: Why do you disturb her? She bath done a
f Expl. I will continue my bumble posture of prayer, wirb nay bead reclined on my breaft.
good work on me. For you have the poor always with you; and whensoever you will, you may do them good; but me you have not always. She hath done what she could : and is come beforehand to anoint my body for it's burial. Amer I say to you: Wherever this gospel faall be preached throughout the whole world, this also, which The hath done, shall be told for a memorial of her. C. Then Judas the Iscariot, one of the twelve, went to the chief priests to betray him to them. And when they heard it, they were glad, and promised to give him money. And he lought how he might conveniently betray him. Now on the first day of unleaven bread, when they killed the Palover, his disciples say to him: S. Where wilt thou have us go, and prepare for thee to eat the Palover ? C. And he sendeth two of his disciples, and faith to them: + Go into the city, and there will meet you a man carrying a pitcher of water, fol. low bim: and wherever he goeth in, say to the master of the house: The Master faith : where is the guest-room, in which I may cat the Passover with my disciples? And he will shew you a large upper-room ready furnished; and there make ready for us. C. And his disciples went, and coming into the city, found every thing as he had said to them, and made ready the Pallover. And in the evening he came with the twelve. And as they were at table, and eating, Jesus saith: + Amen I say to you: one of you that eateth with me, will betray me. C. And they began to be fad, and to say to him severally: S. Is it I? C. He saith to them: + It is one of the twelve, that dippeth his hand with me in the dich. And the Son of Man indeed goeth as it is written of him: but wo to that man by whom the Son of Man shall be betrayed. It had been better for that man if he had never been born, L. And while they were eating, Jefus took bread,
and blessing it, broke it, and gave it to them, and faid : + Take you this, this is my body. C. And having taken the cup, giving thanks, he gave it them: and they all drank of it. And he said to them: + This is my blood of the New Testament, which Thall be fhed for many. Amen I say to you, that from now I will not drink of this fruit of the vine, untill that day, when I shall drink it new in the kingdom of God. C. And having said an hymn, they went out to the mountain of Olives. And Jesus said to them: + You will all be fcandalized this night on my account: for it is written: I will. Strike tbe foepberd, and the beep Mall be dispersed. But after I rise again, I will go before you into Galilee. G. But Peter said to him: S. Tho' all the rest shall be fcandalized on thy account, yet I will. not. C. And Jesus said to him: † Amen I say to thee, that this very night, before the cock hath twice crowed, thou wilt deny me thrice. G. But he spoke ftill more vehemently: S. Tho'I was to die with thee, I will not deny thee. C. And they all said the same. And they come to a farm called Gethsemani, and he said to his disciples : + Sit you here, while I pray. C. And he taketh with him Peter and James, and John : and he began to fear, and to be heavy. And he said to them: + My soul is sorrowful unto death-: stay you here, and watch. C. And when he was gone a little farther, he fell: flat on the ground: and he prayed, that if it might be, that hour might pass away from him: and he said : + Abba, Father, all things are possible to thee, put away this cup from me : but not what I will, but what thou wilt. C. And he came and found them feeping. And he faith to Peter : + Simon, dost thou sleep? Could it thou not watch one hour? Watch ye all and pray, that you fall not into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. C. And going away again he prayed, saying the fame words. And returning, he
found them again asleep, (for their eyes were heavy) and they knew not what to answer him. And he cometh the third time, and faith to them: t Sleep on now, and take your rest. It is enough: the hour is come: behold the Son of Man fhall be betrayed into the hands of finners. Arife, let us go: behold he that will betray me, is near. C. And while he was speaking, came Judas the leariat, one of the twelve, and with him a great multitude, with swords and clubs, fent by the chief priests, and Scribes, and elders. And be that betrayed him, had given them a fignal, saying: S. Whomsoever i Ihall kiss, that is he, seize him, and carry him away warily. C. And when he was come, going immediately up to him, he said: S. Hail, Rabbi! C. And kissed him. And they laid hands on him, and seized him. And one of those that were present, drawing his sword, ftruck a fervant of the high priest, and cut off his ear. And Jefus answering, faid to them : + Are you come out as it were against a thief with swords and clubs to apprehend me? I was with you every day teaching in the temple, and you
did not take me. But the scriptures must be fulfilled. C. Then his disciples leaving him, they all fled. And a certain young man followed him, having a linen cloth caft about his naked body: and they seized him: but he, having thrown off the linen cloth, ran away from them naked. And they led Jesus to the high priest; and all the priests, and Scribes, and elders were met together. And Peter followed him at a distance as far as into the high prieft's court, and sat with the servants at the fire, and warmed himself. And the chief priests and all the council fought for evidence against yefus, to put him to death: and they found none.
Tho'many bore false witness against him; but their evidence did not agree.
And some rifing up, bore false witness against him, saying: S. We ourselves