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these hofts; and while we celebrate these thy myfteries, 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. Sanctificet nos. MAY

AY 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, O Almighty God, that

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

The COMMEMORATION at VESPERS. Anth. To eat with Ant. Non lotis maniunwashed 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.
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MAC. this facred folemnity of thy holy fervants,

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'.

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fanabantur. V. and R. as p. 27. PRAYER. Subjectum. o totoo oooooooooooooo FR R I I DA Y.

M ASS INTROIT. Hew me, O Lord, a mark of thy

favour ; that those that hate me, may

fee it, and be confounded : for thou, O Lord, haft helped me, and comforted me. PS. Lend thine ear, O Lord, and hear me, for I am poor and needy. V. Glory.

COLLECT. Jejunia nostra. ET thy kind favour, O Lord, accompany our fast, that as we abstain from corporal food,

likewise refrain from all vice. Thro'.

LESSON. Numb. xx. 2, 13. IN those days : The children of Israel assembled

together against Mofes and Aaron, and mutinied, faying : Give us water to drink. And Mose's and Aaron going from the people, went into the tabernacle of the covenant, and, falling proftrate on the ground, cried out to the Lord, and said: Lord God, hear the cry of this people, and open to them thy treasure, a fountain of living water, that, being satisfied, they may leave off their murmuring. And the glory of the Lord appeared over them. And the Lord spoke to Mofes, saying: Take thy rod, and do thou and Aaron thy brother assemble the people together, and speak to the rock in their presence, and it shall yield water. And when thou haft brought forth water out of the rock, all the people shall drink, as likewise their cattle. Moses therefore the rod which was efore the Lord, as he had commanded him, and having af

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sembled the people before the rock, he said to them: Hear, you rebellious and incredulous people; shall we be able to bring forth water for you out of this rock? And when Mofes had lifted up his hand, and struck twice with the rod, water came forth in great plenty, so that both the people and their cattle drank. And the Lord said to Moses and Aaron : Because you have not believed me, to sanctify me before the children of Israel, you shall not bring this people into the land, which I will give them. This is the water of contradiction, where the children of Israel murmured against the Lord, and he was fanctified in them.

GRADUAL. Pf. 27. My heart trusted in the Lord, and I found relief: my flesh is healed, and I will with pleasure return him thanks. V. To thee, O Lord, have I cried out : answer me, O my God, and depart not from me.

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

GOSPEL. John iv. 5, 42, AT

T that time : Jesus came to a city of Samaria,

called Sichar, near the parcel of ground which Jacob gave to his son Joseph. And Jacob's well was there. Jesus therefore being wearied with his journey, fat down on the well, and it was about the sixth hour. Then a woman of Samaria came to draw water. Jesus saith to her: Give me to drink, (for his disciples were gone into the city to buy meat.) Then that Samaritan woman saith to him : How is it that thou, who art a few, askest to drink of me, who am a Samaritan woman? For the Jews have no communication with the Samari. tans. Jesus answered, and said to her : If thou did it know the gift d of God, and who it is that saith to

bExpl. The orders God gave 10 Moses were only to speak in the rock; but tbrougb fome diffidence or diftruft, be fruck it twice.

c Expl. To jhew the people I was their Holy One or God.

d Expl. The great mercy and favour God designs ibee, by giving cbee an opportunity of difccurfing with me,

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