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thee, Give me to drink, thou wouldst perhaps have asked him, and he would have given thee living water. The woman faith to him: Lord, thou halt nothing wherein to draw any, and the well is deep; whence then canst thou have any living water ? Art thou greater
than our father Jacob, who gave us this well, and drank of it himself, and his children, and all his cattle? Jesus answered, and said to her : Whoever drinketh of this water, shall thirst again ; but whoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him, shall never thirst again : but the water I will give him, fhall become in him a fountain of water Ipringing up to eternal life. The woman faith to him: Lord give me that water, that I may never thirft, nor come hither to draw any. Jesus faith to her : Go, call thy husband, and come hither again. The woman answered and said : I have no husband. Jesus saith to her: Thou hast said right, in saying, I have no husband : for thou haft had five husbands, and he whom thou now haft, is not thy husband : in this thou haft spoke the truth.
The woman faith to him: Lord, I perceive thou art a prophet; our forefathers adored on this mountain, and you say that Jerusalem is the place, where we ought to adore. Jesus faith to her : Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when you shall adore the Father neither on this mountain, nor in Jerusalem. You adore what you know not; we adore what we know, for falvation cometh from among the Jews. But the hour cometh, and is already come, when the true worshippers shall adore the Father in spirit and truth : for the Father seeketh such to adore him. God is a Spirit ; and they who adore him, must adore him in spirit and truth. The woman faith to him: I know the Meffiah (who is called the Chrift) is coming; and when he cometh, he will
c Expl. The Saviour or Messiah was to be a descendant of Abraham, of the tribe of Judah, and of the family of David,
tell us all things. Jefus faith to her: I, who am talking to thee, am he. And immediately his difciples came, and wondered to see him talking with the woman. Yet no one said: What dost thou want, or what art thou talking about with her? The woman then left her pitcher, and going into the city, saith to the men there : Come and see a man, who hath told me all that ever I did : Is he the Christ? They went then out of the city, and came to him. In the mean time his disciples intreated him, saying: Master, eat. But he faith to them: I have food to eat, which you know nothing of. The disciples therefore said to one another: Hath any one brought him any food ? Jesus saith to them: My food is to do the will of him that sent me, and to perfect his work. Don't you say, There are yet four months, and then cometh the harvest ? Behold I say to you, lift up your eyes, and see the fields, for they are white already for harvest. And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit for life everlasting: that both he who soweth, and he who reapeth, may rejoice together. For in this is that saying true: 'Tis one that soweth, and another that reapeth ; I sent you to reap that for which you laboured not: others took pains, and you
have entered upon their labours. And
of the Samaritans of that city believed in him on the word of the woman, who assured them: He told me all whatever I did. And when the Samaritans were come to him, they befought him to stay there. And he continued there two days. And many more believed in him upon his own word. And they said to the woman: We believe now, not upon thy word : for we have heard him ourselves, and know that he is indeed the Saviour of the world.
OFFERTORY. Pf. 5. My King and my God, hear the words of my prayer, for it is to thee I will pray.
the offerings we consecrate to thee, so that they may become acceptable to thee, and always advance our salvation. Thro'.
COMMUNION. John 4. He who shall drink the water, which I shall give him, saith the Lord, it fhall become in him a fountain of water springing up to eternal life. POSTCOMMUNION. Hujus nos. CAY the receiving of this facrament, O Lord,
cleanse us from fin, and bring us to the kingdom of heaven. Thro'. Let us pray. Bown down your heads to God.
PRAYER. Præfta, quæfumus.
that we who confide in thy protection, may, thro' thy grace, overcome all the enemies of our salvation. Thro'.
The COMMEMORATION at VESPERS. Anth. Lord, I perceive, Ant. Domine, ut vithou art a prophet: our deo, propheta es tu: paforefathers worshipped tres noftri in monte hoc on this mountain. adoraverunt. V.and R. as p. 27. PRAYER. Præfta, quæsumus. SATURDAY.
M ASS. INTROIT. 2 EAR, O Lord, my words, at
tend unto my cry: hearken to the voice of my prayer, O my King and my God. Ps. For to thee, O Lord, will I pray: and in the morning thou wilt hear my voice. V. Glory.
COLLECT. Præfia, quæfumus,
they who mortify themselves by abstinence from food, may, by observing thy holy law, also fast from all fin. Í hro'.
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LESSON. Dan. xii. 1, 62. 1 N those days : There was a man dwelt in Ba
bylon, whose name was Joachim : and he married a woman called Susanna, the daughter of Helcias, very beautiful and fearing God. For her parents being righteous, had brought up their daughter according to the law of Mofes.' Now Joachim was very rich, and he had an orchard adjoining to his house: and the Jews resorted to him, becaufe he was of great esteem among them. In that year two Elders were appointed judges over the people, concerning whom the Lord had said : Iniquity is come out of Babylon from the Elders the Judges, who feemed to govern the people. These men frequented Joachim's house; and all, who had any business to be decided, came to them. And when the people were gone, about noon; Susanna went and walked about in her husband's orchard. And the Elders saw her go and walk there every day: and they burnt with lust after her ; and they perverted their understanding, and turned away their eyes, that they might not see heaven, nor remember righteous judgments. And it came to pass, that, when they had pitched on a fit day, she went in, as the had done yesterday and the day before, only with two maids, and had a mind to bathe in the orchard, for the weather was hot. And no body was there but the two Elders, who lay hid, and beheld her. Then she said to the maids : Fetch me the oil and washballs, and shut the orchard doors, that I may bathe. And when the maids were gone out, the two Elders arose, and running to her, said: Behold the orchard-doors are shut, and no body seeth us, and we are in love with thee; therefore yield to us, and lye with us. And if thou wilt not, we will bear witness against thee, that there was a young man with thee, and therefore thou sendedít away thy maids. Susanna fighed, and said : I am diftrefled on every side: for it I do
this, I die: and if I do it not, I shall not escape your hands. But it is better for me without fin to fall into your hands, than to offend in the fight of God. And Susanna cried out with a loud voice ; and the Elders also cried out against her : and one ran to the orchard-door and opened it. And when the servants of the house heard the noise in the orchard, they made hafte through a back-door to see what was the matter. But when the Elders had told, the servants were ashamed very much, because never any such thing had been said of SuJanna. And the next day, when the people came to Joachim her husband, the two Elders also came full of malice against Sufanna, resolving to put her to death. And they said before the people : Send for Susanna the daughter of Helcias, Joachim's wife. And they forth with sent for her. And the came with her parents and children and all her relations. And her friends wept, and all that knew her. Then the two Elders rising up in the midst of the people, put their hands upon her head : and she weeping lifted up her eyes to heaven, for her heart trusted in God. And the Elders said : As we two were walking alone in the orchard, this woman came in with two maids : and shutting the orchard-door, she sent the maids away. And a young man, who was hid, came to her, and lay with her. But we being in the corner of the orchard, and beholding the wickedness, ran to them, and faw them lye together. But we could not hold the young man, because he was too strong for us ; but opening the doors, he made his escape. But when we had laid hold of this woman, we asked her, who the young man was; but she would not tell us: of all this we are witnesses. The multitude gave credit to them, as to Elders and Judges of the people, and condemned her to death. Then Susanna cried out with a loud voice, and said : 0 Eternal God, who knowest what is hidden, who