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Thou shalt not steal. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house : neither shalt thou covet his wife, nor his man-fervant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is his. And all the people perceived the voices, and the lightening, and the sound of the trumpet, and smoaking mountain : and, being affrighted and ftruck with terror, they stood afar off, and said to Mofes : Speak thou to us, and we will hear thee; but let not the Lord speak to us, lest perchance we die. And Mofes faid to the people : Fear not; for God is come to try you, and to make you

fear him, that you may fin no more. And the people stood afar off, and Mofes drew near the dark cloud, where God was. And the Lord said to Mofes : Thus shalt thou speak to the children of Israel: You have seen that I have spoke to you from hea

You shall not make Gods of silver, neither fhall you make to yourselves Gods of gold. You shall raise to me an altar of earth, and facrifice thereon your holocausts and peace-offerings, your sheep and your oxen in every place, where there thall be a memorial of my name.

GRADUAL. Pf. 6. Take pity on me, O Lord, for I am weak : heal me, O Lord. V. All my bones are shaken', and my soul is in great distress.

TRACT. Deal not with us, O Lord, as above, P. 29

GOSPEL. Matt. xv. I, 20. AT that time :, The Scribes and Pharisees came

from Jerusalem to Jesus, and said to him: Why do thy disciples transgress the traditions of the elders ? For they wash not their hands, when they eat bread. And he answering, said to them: Why do you tranfgress even the commandment of God for your tradition? For God hath said: Honour & thy father and mother. And: He that curseth fa- .

f Expl. All my frength is gone. & Expl. Alij.

ther or mother, let him be put to death. But you say: Whoever shall say to father or 'mother; Whatsoever I shall offer, shall profit thee; and thus needeth not to honour his father or mother : and thus you have made void the commandment of God for your tradition. O you hypocrites ! Well did Ifaias prophesy of you, saying: This people honour me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. But they worship me in vain, teaching the doctrines and commandments of men. And, having called the people to him, he said to them : Hear, and understand. That which goeth into the mouth defileth not a man : but that defileth a man, that cometh out of the mouth. Then his disciples came, and said to him: Knoweft thou that the Pharisees have been scandalized at hearing what thou hast faid? And he answering, said: Every plant which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up. "Let them alone: blind they are, and leaders of the blind. And if one blind man lead another blind man, they both fall into the ditch. Then Peter answering, said to him: Expound to us this parable. And he said: Are you also as yet without understanding? Know you not, that whatever goeth into the mouth, paffeth into the belly, and is cast out into the privy? But the things that proceed out of the mouth, come from the heart, and these defile a man: for out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false-witneffings, blafphemies. These are the things that defile a man; but to eat with unwashed bands, doth not defile a man,

OFFERTORY. Pf. 108. Shew me, O Lord, thy mercy, for the glory of thy name: for thy mercy is sweet.

SECRET.

of thy people, together with the offering of these hofts; and while we celebrate these thy mysteries, defend us from all dangers. Thro'.

COMMUNION. Ps. 15. Thou hast made known to me the ways of life : the light of thee will fill me with joy, O Lord. POSTCOMMUNION. Sanétificet nos. MAY the heavenly food, which we have taken;

sanctify us, O Lord : and freeing us from all errors, make us worthy of thy heavenly promises. Thro'. Let us pray. Bow down your heads to God.

PRAYER. Concede. GRant, we beseech thee, 0 Almighty God, that

we who beg the favour of thy protection, being delivered from all evils, may serve thee with a fecure mind. Thro'.

The COMMEMORATION at VESPERS. Anth. To eat with Ant. Non lotis mani. unwashed hands doth not bus manducare, non codefile a man.

inquinat hominum. V. and R. as p. 27. PRAYER. Concede.

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THURSDAY.

MASS. INTROIT. Am the salvation of my people,

faith the Lord : in whatever tribulation they cry out to me, I will hear them : and I will be their Lord for ever. Pf. Be attentive, O my people, to my law ; give ear to the words of my mouth. V. Glory.

COLLECT. Magnificet.
AY this sacred folemnity of thy holy servants,

Cosmas and Damian, shew thy greatness, O Lord; on which, by thy unspeakable providence, thou hast bestowed on them eternal glory, and granted us the aid of their prayers. Thro'.

LESSON. Fer vii. 1, 7. I N those days : The word

of the Lord came to me, saying: Stand in the gate of the house of the Lord, and publish what I tell thee, saying: Hear the word of the Lord all you of Juda, who go in at these gates to adore the Lord. Thus faith the Lord of armies, the God of Israel: Amend your ways, and your inclinations, and I will dwell with you in this place. Trust not in lying words, saying : This is the temple a of the Lord, the temple of the Lord, the temple of the Lord. For if you direct your ways and inclinations right; if you do justice between a man and his neighbour; if you injure not the stranger, the fatherless and the widow, and shed not innocent blood in this place, and follow not strange Gods to your own prejudice. I will dwell with you in this place, in the land I have given to your fathers for ever and ever, faith the Lord Almighty.

GRADUAL. PS: 144. The eyes of all hope in thee, O Lord, and thou givest them their food in due season. V. Thou openeft thy hand, and fillest every animal with thy blessing.

GOSPEL. Luke iv. 38, 44. A?

T that time : Jesus going out of the synagogue,

entered the house of Simon. And Simon's wife's mother was ill of a great fever : and they besought him in her behalf : and he standing near her, commanded the fever, and it left her. And getting up immediately the waited on them. And when it was sun-set, all that had any sick of various distempers, brought them to him : and he laying his hands on each of them, cured them. And the de

a Expl. The word temple is repeated to express ibe idea ebe Jewe bad of ibe fan&tity of tbe temple. VOL. II.

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vils went out of them, crying aloud and faying: Thou art the Son of God: and he rebuking them, fuffered them not to speak, because they knew he was the Christ. And when it was day, he went away to a solitary place, and the people fought for him, and coming up to him, they laid hold of him, that he might not depart from them. To whom he said: I must publish the kingdom of God to other cities also; for I was sent for that purpose. And he preached in the synagogues of Galilee.

OFFERTORY. Pf. 137. If I walk in the midst of tribulation, thou wilt preserve my life, O Lord : and thou wilt stretch forth thy hand against the wrath of my enemies, and thy right hand hall save me.

SECR E T.
E offer thee, O Lord, on the anniversary of

the precious death of thy holy servants, this facrifice, from which their martyrdom, and that of all others took it's beginning. Thro'.

COMMUNION, Ps. 118. Thou hast ordered thy commandments to be strictly kept: 0 that my steps may be always directed so as to keep thy law! POSTCOMMUNION. Sit nobis, CAY this thy facrament, O Lord, procure for

us that salvation, which we beg for by the merits of thy blessed Martyrs Cosmas and Damian. Thro'. Let us pray. Bow down your heads to God.

PRAYER. Subjectum. MAY thy heavenly mercy, O Lord, perpetual

ly increase thy people, and make them always obedient to thy commandments. Thro'.

The COMMEMORATION at VESPERS. Anth. All that had Ant. Omnes qui haany fick persons, brought bebant infirmos, duce

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