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cy from the beginning. Let not our enemies ever rule over us: deliver us, O God of Israel, from all our distress. Pf. To thee, O Lord, have I raised up my soul, let me not be put to shame. V. Glory. Immediately after the Kyrie eleison, is said:

Let us pray:
Let us kneel down. Flectamus genua. R.
R. Stand up again.

Levate.
I. COLLECT. Preces noftras.
Ercifully hear our prayers, O Lord, we be-

seech thee, and stretch forth the right hand of thy power against every thing that opposeth us. Thro'.

I. LESSON. Exod. xxiv. 12, 18. IN those days : The Lord said to Mofes : Come

up to me on the mountain, and stay there : and I will give thee tables of stone, and the law and the commandments, which I have written, that thou mayest teach them the children of Israel. Then Mofes rose up and Josue his minister. And Moses going up to the mountain of God, said to the elders : Stay here, till we return to you. You have with you Aaron and Hur : if any debate shall arise, you shall refer it to them. And when Mofes was gone up, a cloud covered the mount, and the glory of the Lord abode on Sinai, covering it with a cloud for fix days: and on the seventh day he called Moses out of the midst of the cloud. And the appearance of the glory of the Lord was as it were fire burning on the top of the mount, in the fight of the children of Israel. And Moses going into the midst of the cloud, went up into the mount, and was there forty days and forty nights.

GRADUAL. Ps. xxiv. The distrefs of my soul is increased : deliver me, O Lord from the evils that surround me. V. See, O Lord, to what I am reduced. See what I suffer, and forgive me all my fins.

II, COLLECT. Devotionem.
E beseech thee, O Lord, mercifully to re-

; mortifying their bodies by fastings, their minds may be refreshed by good works. Thro'.

II. LESSON 3 Kings X. 3, 8. IN those days : Elias came into Bersabee of Juda;

and left his servant there ; but he went forward a day's journey into the wilderness. And being come thither, he sat under a Juniper-tree, and made it his request that he might die, saying: It is enough for me, O Lord, take my life, for I am not better than my fathers. And he cast himself down, and fell asleep in the shade of the Juniper : when behold an Angel of the Lord touched him, and said to bim: Arise, and eat. He looked, and behold at his head there was a cake baked in the embers, and a pot of water : and he eat and drank, and again laid himself down to sleep. And the Angel of the Lord came again the second time, and touched him, saying: Arise, and eat, for thou hast yet a long journey to go. And he arose, and eat and drank, and travelled by the strength of that food forty days and forty nights, as far as Horeb the mountain of God.

Tract. Pf. 24. Deliver me from my neceffities, O Lord; see my distress and affliction, and forgive me all my fins. V. To thee, O Lord, have I lifted up my soul : in thee, O my God, do I put my trust, let me not be put to shame. Neither let my enemies scoff at me. V. For none that truft in thee Thall ever be confounded : let those be Confounded, who do what is vain.

GOSPEL. Matt. xii. 38. AT

T that time : Some of the Scribes and Pharisees spoke to Jesus, saying : Master, we would see

Expl. I bave lived long enough,

a figna from thee. But he anfwering, said to them: A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a fign: and there shall be no other fign given it, but the sign of Fonas the Prophet. For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly: so fhall the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. The men of Ninive shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it, because they did pennance at the preaching of Jonas : and behold one greater than Jonas is here. The Queen of the south thall rise in judgment with this generation, and condemn it'; because she came from the fartheft

parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, ; and behold one greater than Solomon is here. When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking reft, and findeth none. Then he faith: I will return into my house, from whence I came. And coming he findeth it empty, fwept, and furnished. Then he goeth, and taketh with him seven other spirits more wicked than himself; and going in, they settle there ; and the latter condition of that man becometh worse than his former. So fhall it also be to this wicked genera. tion. While he was yet speaking to the multitude, behold his mother, and his brethren stood with out, defiring to speak with him.' And one said to him: Behold thy mother and thy brethren stand without, waiting for thee. But he answering him that spake to him, said: Who is my mother, and who are my brethren ? And ftretching forth his hand towards his disciples, he said : Behold my mother and my brethren: for whosoever shall do the will of my Father, who is in heaven, he is my brother, my sister, and my mother.

OFFERTORY. Pf. 118. I will meditate on thy law which I have loved exceedingly : and I will a Expl. We should be glad to see thee perform a miracle.

Expl. An abiding place,

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put in practice thy commandments, which I have loved,

SECR E T.
E offer thee, O Lord, this facrifice of pro-

pitiation, that thou wouldst mercifully forgive us our fins, and guide our tottering hearts. Thro'.

COMMUNION. Pf. 5. Hear my cry: attend to the words of my prayer, O my King, and my God: for 'tis to thee, O Lord, I will address my prayer. POSTCOMMUNION. Tui, Domine.

AY the receiving of this thy facrament, O

Lord, both cleanse us from our hidden fins,
and deliver us from the snares of our enemies.
Thro'.
Let us pray. Bow down your heads to God.

PRAYER. Mentes noftras.
Nlighten, we beseech thee, O Lord, our minds

with the light of thy brightness; that we may discern what is to be done, and be able to do it. Thro'.

The COMMEMORATION at VESPERS. Anth. As Jonas was

Ant. Sicut fuit Jonas in the whale's belly three in ventre ceti tribus diedays and three nights, bus & tribus noctibus, so Thall the Son of Man ita erit Filius Hominis in be in the heart of the corde terræ. earth. V. and R. as p. 27. PRAYER, Mentes noftras.

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THURSDAY.

MAS S. INTROIT. Lory and majesty are in his prePf. xcv.

fence: in his fanctuary. Pf. Sing to the Lord a new song, sing to the Lord all the earth, W. Glory, VOL. II.

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COLLECT. Devotionem. E beseech thee, O Lord, mercifully to regard

the mortifying their bodies by fasting, their minds may be refreshed by good works. Thro'. LESSO N.

Ezekiel xviii. 1, 9. IN those days: The word of the Lord came to

me, saying : Why do you make use of this parable, and turn it into a proverb in Israel, saying: Our fathers have eat sour grapes, and the teeth of their children are set on edge? As I live, faith the Lord God, this parable shall be no longer a proverb amongst you in Israel. Behold all souls are mine: as the foul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that finneth, the same shall die. But if a man be righteous, and do judgment and justice ; and hath not eat on the mountains a, nor lifted up his eyes to the idols of the house of Israel; nor defiled his neighbour's wife; nor approached a menstruous woman; nor made any man sorrowful; but hath restored the debtor his pledge; hath taken nothing away by force ; hath given his bread to the hungry, and covered the naked with a garment; hath not lent his money to usury, nor received any thing more than he lent ; hath withdrawn his hand from iniquity, and given true judgment between man nd man; hath walked in my precepts, and observed my ordinances to perform the truth: this man is righteous, and he shall certainly live, faith the Lord Almighty.

GRADUAL. Pf. 16. Preserve me, O Lord, as the apple of thine eye: protect me under the shadow of thy wings. V. Let me be tried in thy presence : let thy eyes see justice done.

GOSPEL. Matt. xv. 21, 28. T that time : Jesus going thence, went towards Tyre and Sidon. And behold a woman

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