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MASS. Introit. Ecclef. xv. E opened his mouth in the midit of the affembly, and the Lord filled him with the fpirit of wifdom: he hath clothed him with a robe of glory. Pf.. It is good to praife the Lord, and to fing to thy name, O thou the Moft High. V. Glory.

N medio ecclefiæ aperuit os ejus; & implevit eum Dominus fpiritu fapientiæ & intellectûs: ftolam gloriæ induit eum. P. Bonum eft confiteri Domino, & pfallere nomini tuo, Altiffime. V. Gloria.

COLLECT. Deus, qui populo tuo. God, who didit give to thy people bleffed N. for a minifter of eternal falvation; grant, we beseech thee, that he who was the inftructor of our life here on earth, may in heaven become our interceffor. Thro'.

EPISTLE. 2 Tim. iv. 1, 8. MOST dearly beloved brother: I charge thee before God and Jefus Chrift, who will judge the living and the dead, by his coming, and his kingdom preach the word, be inftant in feafon, out of feafon, reprove, intreat, rebuke with all patience and doctrine. For there fhall be a time, when they fhall not endure found doctrine, but, according to their own defires, they will heap up to themfelves teachers, having itching ears and will turn away their hearing from the truth, and will be turned to fables. But be thou vigilant, labour in all things, do the work of an Evangelist, fulfil thy miniftry be fober. For I am now ready to be facrificed and the time of my diffolution is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finifhed my courfe, I have kept the faith. As to the reft, there is laid

up for me a crown of justice, which the Lord, the juft judge, will render to me at that day and not to me only, but to all thofe, who love his coming. GRADUA L. P. xxxvi.

The mouth of the righteous man fhall utter wifdom: and his tongue fhall fpeak judgment. V. The law of his God is in his heart and his feet fhall not be

tript up.


Os jufti meditabitur fapientiam, & lingua ejus loquetur judicium. V. Lex Dei ejus in corde ipfius, & non fupplantabuntur greffus ejus.

TRACT. Bleffed is the man, as p. lxxxiv.

GOSPEL. Matt. v. 13, 19.

T that time Jefus faid to his difciples: You are the falt of the earth. But if the falt lofe it's favour, wherewith fhali it be made falt again? It is good for nothing any more, but to be caft away, and to be trodden on by men. You are the light of the world. A city feated on a mountain cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bufhel, but in a candle-ftick, that it may give light to all that are in the houfe. Let your light fo fhine before men, that they may fee your good works, and glorify your Father, who is in heaven. Do not think that I am come to deftroy the law, or the prophets. I am not come to destroy them, but to fulfil them. For, Amen, I fay to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot, or one tittle fhall not pafs from the law, till all be fulfilled. Whofoever therefore fhall break one of thefe leaft commandments, and fhall teach men fo, he faall be called the leaft in the kingdom of heaven. But whofoever fhall do and teach them, the fame fhall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.


The righteous man Jutus ut palma florefhall flourish like the bit: ficut cedrus, quæ in

palm-tree: he fhall thrive Libano eft, multiplicalike the cedar on Libanus.




ET the pious prayers of thy holy fervant N. never be wanting to us, O Lord: that they may make our offerings acceptable to thee, and always obtain for us thy pardon. Thro'.


This is the faithful and prudent fervant, whom the Lord placed over his family, to give them in due feafon their measure of wheat.

Luke xii. Fidelis fervus & prudens, quem conftituit Dominus fuper familiam fuam: ut det illis in tempore tritici menfuram.

POSTCOMMUNION. Ut nobis. ET bleffed N. O Lord, thy Confeffor and great Doctor, become our advocate, that this thy holy facrifice may procure our falvation. Thro'. Another LESSON of the fame.

Lobo, become our advocate,


LESSON. Ecclef. xxxix. 6, 14. HE righteous man will give his heart to watch early to the Lord, that made him, and he will pray in the fight of the Moft High. He will open his mouth in prayer, and make fupplication for his fins. For if it hall pleafe the great Lord, he will fill him with the spirit of understanding: and he will pour forth the words of his wifdom as fhowers, and in his prayer he will confefs to the Lord. And the Lord thall direct his counfel, and his order of life,. and advife him in his difficulties. He will shew forth. the difcipline he hath learned, and fhall glory in the law of the covenant of the Lord. Many fhall join in the commendation of his wisdom, and the memory of it fhall never be forgotten. The remembrance of him shall never be loft, and his name fhall be in requeft from generation to generation. The nations

fhall proclaim his wifdom, and the Church fhall publifh his praife.



The PSALMS are as on Sundays, p. xli. Except the laft, which is: Laudate Dominum omnes, p. lxviii.

Anth. L deliveredit to

ORD, thou Ant.

me five talents: behold I have gained other five.

Anth. Well done thou good fervant, who haft been faithful in little, enter into the joys of thy Lord.

Anth. This is the faithful and prudent fervant, whom the Lord placed over his family.

Anth. Bleffed is that fervant, whom his Lord, when he fhall come, and knock at the gate, fhall find watching.


Omine, quinque talenta tradidifti mihi: ecce alia quinque fuperlucratus


Ant. Euge ferve bone, in modico fidelis, intra in gaudium Domini tui.

Ant. Fidelis fervus & prudens, quem conftituit Dominus fuper familiam fuam.

Ant. Beatus ille fervus, quem, cum venerit Dominus ejus, & pulfaverit januam, invenerit vigilantem.

Ant. Serve bone &
fidelis, intra in gaudium
Domini tui.
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HYMN. Ifte Con-

Anth. Thou good and faithful fervant, enter into the joys of thy Lord. LITTLE CHAPTER. to this mark, p. cxviii. feffor, as p. civ.

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At the MAGNIFICAT. Anth. I will compare him to a wife man, who built his houfe on a folid rock.


Ant. Similabo eum viro fapienti, qui ædificavit domum fuam supra petram.

MASS. Introit. HE mouth of the righteous man ihall utter wifdem, and his tongue fall fpeak judgment: the law of his Ged is in his heart. P. Be not emulous of evil do ers, nor envy thofe that work iniquity. V. Glo


P. xxxvi.

S jufti meditabitur fapientiam, & lin

gua ejus loquetur judicium: lex Dei ejus in corde ipfius. P. Noli emulari in malignantibus: neque zelaveris facientes iniquitatem. V. Gloria.

COLLECT. Deus, qui nos beati. God, who comforteft us by the yearly folemnity of bleffed N. thy Confeffor; mercifully grant, that while we celebrate his feaft, we may imitate his actions. Thro'.

LESSON. Ecclef. xxxi. 8, II.

Leffed is the man, that is found without blemish; and that hath not gone after gold, nor put his truft in money, nor in treasures. Who is he, and we will praife him? For he hath done wonderful things in his life. He that is proof in this point, and is perfect, fhall have eternal glory. He that could have tranfgreffed, and hath not tranfgreffed: and could do evil things, and hath not done them. Therefore are his goods established in the Lord, and the whole affembly of the faints shall publish his alms.

GRADUAL. P. xci.

The righteous man fhall flourish like the

Juftus ut palma florebit; ficut Cedrus Libani

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