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on him while he is near. Let the wicked man forfake his way, and the unjust man his designs, and let him return to the Lord, and he will have mercy on him; and to our God, for he is full of mercy to forgive : for my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor your ways my ways, faith the Lord. Forasinuch as the heavens are above the earth, fo are my ways from your ways, and my thoughts from your thoughts. And as the rain and the fnow fall down from heaven, and return thither no more, but foak the earth, and water it, and make it bring forth, and afford seed to the sower, and bread to him that eateth : so fhall my word be, that shall go out of my mouth : it shall not return to me empty; but it shall accomplish whatsoever I please, and it shall prosper in those things, for which I sent it, faith the Lord Almighty.

GRADUAL. Pf. 140. Let my prayer afcend like incenfe in thy fight, O Lord. V. And let the lifting up my hands be to thee like the evening facrifice. GOSPEL

Matt, xxi. 10, 17. AT

T that time : When Jesus was come into fe

rusalem, all the city was in an uproar, saying: Who is this ? And the people said : This is Jesus the Prophet from Nazareth in Galilee. And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all that sold and bought in the temple; and he overthrew the bankers tables, and the seats of those that sold doves ; saying to them : It is written : My house shall be called the house of prayer, but you have made it a den of thieves. And the blind and the lame came to him in the temple : and he healed thenk And when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things he did, and the children crying out in the temple, and saying: Hosanna to the fon of David: they were moved with indignation, and said to him: Dost thou hear what these say? And Jesus faid to them, Yes. Have you never read': Out of the mouths of babes and fucklings thou haft


drawn perfect praise? And leaving them, he went out of the city into Bethania, and remained there.

OFFERTORY. Pf. 30. In thee, O Lord, have I hoped: I have said: Thou art my God, my life is in thy hands.

E appeased, O Lord, with the offerings we

have made, and defend us from all danger. Thro'.

COMMUNION. Pf. 4. When I called on thee, thou didst hear me, O my juft God : thou didst affift me in tribulation : have mercy on me, O God, and graciously hear my prayer. POSTCOMMUNION. Quæfumus.

E beseech thee, O Almighty God, that

we may one day receive the effects of that salvation, of which we have received the pledge in

mysteries. Thro'.
Let us pray. Bow down your heads to God.

PRAYER. Afcendant.
AY our prayers, O Lord, ascend to thee,

and deliver thy Church from all wickedness. Thro'.

The COMMEMORATION at VESPERS. Anth. For it is written, Ant. Scriptum est that my house is the house enim, quia domus mea of prayer for all nations : domus orationis est cuncbut you have made it a tis gentibus : vos autem den of thieves. And he feciftis illam fpeluncam taught every day in the latronum. Et erat quotemple.

tide docens in templo. V. and R. as p. 27. PRAYER. Ascendant. భంగమంచంధంగ్లం ని నందందందందు భంధంభంభంధ్రంధ్రం గ్లంఘంఘం EMBER-WEDNESDAY.

INTROIT, Emember, O Lord, the many

stances of thy compaffion a nd mer

Pf. 24.



cy from the beginning. Let not our enemies ever rule over us : deliver us, O God of Israel, from all our distress. Pf. To thee, O Lord, have I raised up my soul, let me not be put to shame. V. Glory. Immediately after the Kyrie eleison, is said:

Let us pray: Let us kneel down.

Fiectamus genua. R. R. Stand up again.

I. COLLECT. Preces noftras.
Ercifully hear our prayers, O Lord, we be-

seech thee, and stretch forth the right hand of thy power against every thing that opposeth us. Thro'.

I. LESSON. Exod. xxiv. F2, 18. IN those days: The Lord said to Moses : Come

up to me on the mountain, and stay there : and I will give thee tables of stone, and the law and the commandments, which I have written, that thou mayest teach them the children of Israel. Then Moses rose up and Josue his minister. And Moses going up to the mountain of God, said to the elders : Stay here, till we return to you. You have with you Aaron and Hur : if any debate shall arise, you shall refer it to them. And when Mofes was gone up, a cloud covered the mount, and the glory of the Lord abode on Sinai, covering it with a cloud for fix days: and on the seventh day he called Moses out of the midst of the cloud. And the appearance of the glory of the Lord was as it were fire burning on the top of the mount, in the fight of the children of Israel. And Moses going into the midst of the cloud, went up into the mount, and was there forty days and forty nights.

Gradual. Ps. xxiv. The distress of my soul is increased : deliver me, O Lord from the evils that surround me. V. See, O Lord, to what I am reduced. See what I suffer, and forgive me all my sins.

We are the devotion of thy people ; that

II. COLLECT. Devotionem.
E beseech thee, O Lord, mercifully to re-

; mortifying their bodies by fastings, their minds may be refreshed by good works. Thro'.

II. LESSON 3 Kings X. 3, 8. IN : ;

and left his servant there ; but he went forward a day's journey into the wilderness. And being come thither, he fat under a Juniper-tree, and made it his request that he might die, saying : It is enough for me, O Lord, take my life, for I am not better than my fathers. And he cast himself down, and fell asleep in the shade of the Juniper : when behold an Angel of the Lord touched him, and said to bim: Arife, and eat. He looked, and behold at his head there was a cake baked in the embers, and a pot of water : and he eat and drank, and again laid himself down to fleep. And the Angel of the Lord came again the second time, and touched him, saying: Arise, and eat, for thou haft yet a long journey to go. And he arose, and eat and drank, and travelled by the strength of that food forty days and forty nights, as far as Horeb the mountain of God.

TRACT. Pf. 24. Deliver me from my neceffities, O Lord; see my distress and affliction, and forgive me all my fins. V. To thee, O Lord, have I lifted up my soul : in thee, O my God, do I put my trust, let me not be put to shame. Neither let my enemies scoff at me. V. For none that truft in thee Thall ever be confounded : let those be Confounded, who do what is vain.

GOSPEL. Matt. xii. 38. AT

T that time : Some of the Scribes and Pharisees spoke to Jesus, saying : Master, we would see

Expl. I bave lived long enough,

a figna from thee. But he anfwering, said to them: A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a fign: and there shall be no other fign given it, but the sign of Fonas the Prophet. For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly:fo shall the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. The men of Ninive shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it, because they did pennance at the preaching of Jonas : and behold one greater than Jonas is here. The Queen of the south thall rise in judgment with this generation, and condemn it'; because she came from the fartheft

parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, ; and behold one greater than Solomon is here. When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking reft, and findeth none. Then he faith: I will return into my house, from whence I came. And coming he findeth it empty, fwept, and furnished. Then he goeth, and taketh with him seven other spirits more wicked than himself; and going in, they settle there ; and the latter condition of that man becometh worse than his former. So fhall it also be to this wicked genera. tion. While he was yet speaking to the multitude, behold his mother, and his brethren stood with out, defiring to speak with him.' And one faid to him: Behold thy mother and thy brethren stand without, waiting for thee. But he answering him that (pake to him, faid: Who is my mother, and who are my brethren ? And ftretching forth his hand towards his disciples, he said : Behold my mother and my brethren: for whosoever shall do the will of my Father, who is in heaven, he is

my brother, my sister, and my mother.

OFFERTORY. Pf. 118. I will meditate on thy law which I have loved exceedingly : and I will a Expl. We should be glad to see thee perform a miracle.

Expl. An abiding place,

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