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were gone up, then went he also to the feast, not openly, but, as it were, in secret. Then the Jews looked for him on the festival-day, and said: Where is he? And there was much murmuring among the people about him. For some said : He is a good man.

Others said : No, but he seduceth the people. But nobody spoke openly about him, for fear of the Fews.

OFFERTORY. Pf. 9. Let all, who know thy name, O Lord, hope in thee ; for thou for sakeit not those who seek thee. Sing to the Lord, who dwelleth on Sion, for he hath not forgot the prayer of the poor ones.

THE sacrifices we bring to be offered to thee,

O Lord, are such tokens of temporal comfort, that we cannot despair of thy eternal promises. Thro'.

COMMUNION. Pf. 24. Deliver me, O God of Ifrael, from all my distress.

POSTCOMMUNION. Da, quæfumus. GRant, we beseech, thee, O Almighty God, that

as we daily celebrate these divine mysteries,
we may be made worthy the rewards of heaven.
Let us pray. Bow down your heads to God.

PRAYER. Da, nobis.
Rant us, O Lord, we beseech thee, perfeve-

rance in thy service; that in our days, thy faithful may increase both in number and goodness. Thro'.

The COMMEMORATION at VESPERS. Anth. Go you up to

Ant. Vos afcendite ad this festival; but I will diem feftum hunc; ego not go up, because my autem non ascendam, time is not yet come. quia tempus meum non

dum advenit. V. and R. as above, p. 122. PRAYER. Da, nobis.

c Expl. Ibere were many disputes in private,



Pf. 17. Gentiles, thou wilt place me out of the reach of those that assault me: thou, O Lord, wilt rescue me from the unrighteous man. Pf. I will love thee, O Lord, my strength : the Lord is my support, my refuge, and my deliverer.

COLLECT. San&tificato.


people by means of this holy fast; and since all our devotion is the effect of thy bounty, mercifully hear the petitions we make.' Thro'.

LESSO N. Lev. xix. II, 19. IN these days: The Lord fpake to Mofes, saying:

Speak to all the assembly of the children of IFrael, and thou shalt lay to them: I am the Lord your God. You shall not steal. You shall not lie, nor shall any one deceive his neighbour. Thou fhalt not swear fally by my name; neither thalt thou profane the name of thy God. I am the Lord. Thou shalt not calumniate thy neighbour, nor oppress him by force. The wages of him that is hired, fhall not remain with thee till morning. Thou shalt not curse the deaf, nor put a stumbling-block before the blind; but shalt fear the Lord thy God, for I am the Lord. Thou shalt do nothing that is wicked, nor judge unjustly. Look not on the perfon of the poor", nor honour the person of the mighty ; but judge thy neighbour according to justice. Thou shalt not be a detractor, nor a talebearer among the people : neither shalt thou stand up against the blood of thy neighbour'. I am the Lord. Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thy

M 2

* Expl, Favour not. Expl

. Thou shalt net swear falsly against him to deprive bim of


bis life.

heart; but reprove him publickly, that thou mayst not partake of his fin. Seek not revenge, nor bear in mind any injury done thee by thy countrymen. Thou fhait love thy friend as thyself. I am the Lord. Keep my laws; for I am the Lord your God.

GRADUAL. Pf. 29. I will praise thee, O Lord, because thou hast upholden me: and haft not let my enemies rejoice over me. V. O Lord, my God, I have cried out to thee, and thou hast healed me; thou, O Lord, haft rescued my foul from hell, thou haft saved me from the number of those that are gone down into the pit.

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

GOSPEL. John X. 22, 38. AT that time: The feaft of the Dedication was

kept in Jerusalem, and it was winter. And Fesus was walking in the temple, in Solomon's porch. The Jews therefore came about him, and said to him : How long wilt thou hold our souls in fu. spence? If thou art the Chrijl, tell us plainly. Jeo sus answered them: I tell you, and you believe me not. The works I do in Father's name, bear witness to me. But you believe not, because you are not of my sheep. My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: and I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish, neither shall any one snatch them out of my hands. That which my Father hath given me, is greater than all mı : and nobody can snatch them out of my Father's hands. I and


Father are one. Then the Jews took up stones to stone him. Hefus answered them: I have shewn you many good works from my Father; for which of them is it that you ftone me? The Jews answered him: We stone thee not for any good work; but for blasphemy: and because thou, who art a man, makest thyself God.

TR Expl. The power my Fatber bath given me, is greater Iban Ibat of

any orber. In the Greek it is : My Farber, wbo gave them to me, is greater, er, above all,


Jesus answered them : Is it not written in your law: I said, you are Gods? If he called them Gods, to whom the word of God came; and the scriprure cannot fail : say you of him, whom the Father hath fanctified", and sent into the world: Thou blar. phemeft, because I faid: I am the Son of God ? If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not. But if I do them, tho' you will not believe me, believe the works ; that you may know and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in the Father.

OFFERTORY. P/. 58. Deliver me, O my God, from my enemies; and rescue me, O Lord, from those that rise up against me.


thee, with a sincere heart, this sacrifice of propitiation and praise. Thro'.

COMMUNION. Pf. 25. I will wash my hands with the innocent, and go round thy altar, O Lord, that I may hear the voice of thy praise, and publish all thy wonderful works.



gift, we humbly beseech thee, O Almighty God, that it may produce in us the effect of the facrament, and procure our salvation. Thro'. Let us pray. Bow down your heads to God.

PRAYER. Adefto.
EAR our prayers and intreaties, O Almighty

God; and grant that those, to whom thou givelt hopes of thy mercy, may experience the effects of thy usual clemency. Thro'.

The COMMEMORATION at VESPERS. Anth. I have done ma

Ant. Multa bona upeny good works among ratus sum vobis ; propter you; for which is it you quod opus vultis me ocwould kill me?

cidere. V. and R. as p. 122.

PRAYER. Adefto. * Expl. Haik maite bis Holy One, bis anointed and conseciaied one.



MASS. INTROIT. LL thou hast done to us, O Lord, Dan. 3

thou haft done with great justice; because we have finned against thee, and have not obeyed thy commandments: but do thou make thy name glorious, and deal with us according to the multitude of thy mercies. Pf. 118. Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the Lord.

COLLECT. Præfta. GRant, we beseech thee, O Almighty God,

that the dignity of human nature, which hath been wounded by excess, may be cured by the practice of healing temperance. Thro'.

LESSON. Dan. iii. 34, 45. I N those days : Azarias prayed to the Lord, fay

ing: O Lord our God, abandon us not for ever, we beleech thee, for thy name's fake, and make not void thy covenant: neither take away thy mer. cy from us for the sake of Abraham thy beloved, and of thy servant Ifaac, and of thy holy one Israel; to whom thouspakedit and promisedft to multiply their feed as the stars of heaven, and as the sand on the sea shore.

For we,

O Lord, are become the least of all nations, and we are humbled this day for our fins over the whole earth. Neither is there at this time a prince, leader, or prophet, or holocaust or sacrifice, or oblation or incense, or place wherein to offer the first-fruits before thee, that we may obtain thy mercy. Nevertheless let us be accepted with a contrite heart, and an humble spirit. As with the burnt-offerings of rams and bulls, and as with thousands of fat lambs; so let our facrifice be presented to thee this day, that it may be acceptable to thee; for they shall not be confounded, who put their trust in thee. And now we follow thee with our whole heart, we fear thee and seek thy

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