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and the other on the left. And Jesus said : + Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. C. And they, dividing his garments, cast lots for them. And the people stood gazing on him, and the rulers derided him with them, saying: S. He saved others, let him save himself, if he be the Christ, the chosen one of God. And the soldiers also insulted him, coming to him, and offering him vinegar, saying : S. If thou art the King of the Jews, fave thyself. C. And there was also an infcription written over him in Greek and Latin and Hebrew letters: THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS. And one of the thieves that were hanging, blafphemed him, saying: S. If thou art the Christ, fave thyself and us. C. But the other answering, rebuked him, saying : S. Neither doft thou fear God, because thou art the same under condemnation? And we indeed are juftlyso, for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man bath done no harm. C. And he said to Jefus : S. Lord, remember me, when thou shalt come into thy kingdom. C. And Jesus said to him : t Amen, I say to thee : this day shalt thou be with me in paradise. C. And it was now about the fixth hour, and there was darkness upon the whole earth until the ninch hour. And the sun was darkned : and the veil of the temple was rent in the middle. And Jesus crying out with a loud voice, said : + Father, into thy, hands I commend my spirit. C. And saying this, he expired. * And the Centurion seeing what had happened, glorified God, saying : S. Indeed this was a righteous man.
C. And the whole multitude of them that were present at that fight, and beheld what had happened, went away Ariking their breasts. And all his acquaintance, and the women that followed him from Galilee, food afar off beholding these things.
* Here all kneel and pause.
Here is said: Cleanse my heart, as ORDINARY, ND behold there was a man named Joseph,
who was a senator, a good and just man, who had not confented to their council nor their doings ; and he was of Arimathea, a city of Judea, and expected himself the kingdom of God. This mancame to Pilate, and begged the body of Jefus : and taking it down, wrapped it in a winding-theet, and laid it in a monument hewn out of a rock, in which never any man had been yet laid.
OFFERTORY. Pf. 101. O Lord, hear my prayer, and let my cry come to thee: turn not away thy face from me.
ings we have made ; and mercifully grant, that we may receive, with pious sentiments, what we celebrate in the mystery of the passion of
Thro' the fame. COMMUNION. Pf. 101. I mingled my drink with tears, because when thou hadit raised me up, thou didft cast me down, and I withered as grass : but thou, O Lord, continueft for ever: thou wilt arife, and have mercy on Sion, because the time to have mercy on her is come.
lively hope, that thou hast given us eternal life by the temporal death of thy Son, represented in these adorable myfteries. Thro' the fame. Let us pray. Bown down your heads to God.
this thy family, for which our Lord Jesus Christ scrupled not to be delivered up into the hands of wicked men, and undergo the punishment of the cross. Who liveth.
The PARTICULAR OFFICES of
INSTRUCTION. "ROM the earliest ages of Christianity, the faithful
met every year on the anniversary day of the death of the Martyrs in the churches, or chapels, which were usually in the place where their bodies, or some facred remains thereof, had been buried The altar was placed on their tombs; and from thence came the custom of always putting some relicks in, or under, the altar-stones.
The sacrifice was not offered to the Martyrs. but to the God of the Martyrs, (to whom alone it is due) to thank him for the courage and strength he had given his fervants, and for that state of bliss, to which he had admitted them. Such was the origin of the feasts of the saints; and we ought to keep them with the same spirit, with which they were instituted; that is to say, the worship we pay in honour of the saints, ought to have God himself for it's object. Our adorations and respects terminate in God'; and we consider the faints only as powerful friends, whose credit and prayers may obrain for us, from the goodness of God, those helps our fins make us unworthy to obtain by our own prayers
alone. The FEASTS of FEBRUARY. N. B. If any of the following Feafts should fall on
a Sunday, if they be Doubles or Semidoubles, they are transferred to the first vacant day : but of Simples, there is only a Commemoration made of them during Lent, both at Mass and Vespers; and the last Gospel is always of the day. On Doubles and Semidoubles, there is always a Commemoration of the Feria.
VIII. St. JOHN of MATHA, Confeffor. A Double.
VESPER S. As in the COMMON, p. cxvii. In the HYMN is faid: Deferves that we. PRAYER. Collect at Mass.
MASS INTROIT. The mouth of the righteous man. With the reft. COMMON, p. cxviii. except:
COLLECT. Deus, qui per fanétum.
heavenly directions to institute the order of the most Holy Trinity, for the redeeming of captives out of the hands of the Saracens : grant, we beseech thee, that, by his merits, we may be delivered from all captivity, both of body and mind, by the assistance of thy holy grace. Thro'. O ంధంభంధంభdoctor
At V ES P E R S.
At MASS. COLLECT. Deus, qui inter cætera. COMMON, p. cxxviii. with the Secret and PostCOMMUNION following
St. SCHOLASTICA, Virgin. A Double.
VESPERS. As in the COMMON, p. cxxv. PRAYER. Colleat at Mass.
M A S. S. INTROIT. Thou lovedst righteousness. With the rest. COMMON, p. cxxxv. Or, All the rich, ib. p. cxxxviii. except:
COLLECT. Deus, qui animam.
of life, was pleased to let the soul of thy blerfed virgin Scholaftica, ascend to heaven in the shape
of a dove : grant, by her merits and prayers, that we may lead innocent lives here, and come to thy eternal joys hereafter. Thro'. #########################
St. VALENTINE, Priest and Martyr.
At MAS S.
we, who folemnize the festival of blessed Van lentine, thy Martyr, may, by his intercession, be delivered from all the evils that threaten us. Thro'.
SECR E T.
offerings we have made; and defend us from all dangers, by the intercession of blessed Valentine, thy Martyr. Thro'.
POSTCOMMUNION. Sit nobis.
interceflion of blessed Valentine, thy Martyr, we may find the effects of what we celebrate. Thro'.
XV SS. FAUSTINUS and JOVITA, Martyrs.
At VESPER S. The COMMEMORATION. Anth. For to them. V. Rejoice. COMMON, p. xcii. PRAYER. Deus, qui nos annuâ, ib. p. xcix.
At MASS Collect. Deus, qui nos annuâ. With the SECRET and POSTCOMMUNION. COMMON, p. xcix.