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COLLECT. Quefumus. ADmit, we beseech thee, O Lord, the foul of thy

servant N. (the third, seventh, or thirtieth day after) whofe decease we commemorate, into the fellowship of thy faints, and refresh it with the perpetual dew of thy mercy. Thro'.

SECRET. MErcifully look down, O Lord, we beseech thee,

on the offerings we make for the foul of thy servant N. that being purified by these heavenly mysteries, it may find rest in thy mercy. Thro'.

POSTCOMMUNION. Sufcipe. REceive, O Lord, our prayers in behalf of the

soul of thy servant N. that if any stains of the corruption of this world still stick to it, they may be washed away by thy forgiving mercy. Thro'.


COLLECT. Deus indulgentiarum. O God, the Lord of mercy, give to the soul [or

souls] of thy servant (or thy servants] whose anniversary we commemorate, a place of comfort, a happy rest, and the light of glory. Thro'. .

LESSON. 2 Macch. xii. 43. IN those days: Judas, the valiant commander, ha.

ving made a collection, fent twelve thoufand pieces of silver to Jerusalem, to have facrifices offered for the sins of those that were dead; having good and religious thoughts concerning the resurrection : (for if he had not believed that such as were llain, would rise again, it would have been fruitless and vain to pray for the dead) and because he conVOL. II.


fidered, that such as made a pious end, had plenty of grace stored up for them. 'Tis therefore a holy and wholesome thought to pray for the dead, that they may be freed from their sins.

GOSPEL. Jahn vi. 37, 40. AT that time: Jefus said to the

multitude of the Jews: All that the Father giveth me, shall come to me: and him that cometh to me, I will not cast out: for I came down from heaven, not to do my own will, but the will of him that sent me. And this is the will of my Father, who sent me, that I lose nothing of all that he hath given me: but that I raise it up

again at the last day. And this is the will of the Father, who sent me; that every one, who seeth the Son, and believeth in him, may have life everlasting, and I will raise him up at the last day.

SECRET. Favourably hear,

O Lord, our humble prayers in behalf of the foul (or souls] of thy servant, [or servants] the anniversary of whose death is this day, for whom we offer thee this sacrifice of praise : that thou may'st vouchsafe to admit it (or them) to the fellowship of thy saints. Thro'.

POSTCOMMUNION. Prefta. GRant, we beseech thee, O Lord, that the soul

(or souls) of thy servant, [or servants) the anniverfary of whose death we commemorate, being purified by this sacrifice, may obtain both pardon and eternal rest. Thro'. The COMMON MASS for the DEAD. The INTROIT, GRADUAL, TRACT, SEQUENCE,


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COLLECT. Deus, qui inter.

For Bifhops or Priests departed. O God, by, whose favour thy servants were raised

to the dignity of Bishops, [or Priests] and so

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honoured with the Apostolical function; grant, we beseech thee, they may be admitted to the eternal fellowship of thy Apostles in heaven. Thro'.

COLLECT. Deus, venia largitor.

For Relations, Friends, and Benefactors. O God, the author of mercy, and lover of the sal

varion of mankind; we address thy clemency in behalf of our brethren, relations, and benefactors, who are departed this life, that, by the interceffion of blessed Mary ever a Virgin, and of all thy saints, thou would'st receive them into the enjoyment of eternal happiness. Thro'.

COLLECT. Fidelium Deus,

For all the Faithful departed. O God, the creator and redeemer of all the faith

ful, give to the souls of all thy servants departe ed the remission of all their fins; that, through the help of pious supplications, they may obtain the pardon they have always desired. Who livest.

LESSON. Rev. xiv. 13. IN those days: I heard a voice from heaven saying

to me: Write: Blefled are the dead, that die in the Lord. From henceforth faith the Spirit they rest from their labours : for their works follow them.

GOSPEL. John vi. 51, 55. AT that time : Jesus said to the multitudes of the

Jews: I am the living bread, which came down from heaven. If any one eats of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread, which I will give, is my flesh for the life of the world. The Fews therefore disputed amongst themselves, saying: How can this man give us his flesh to eat? Then Jesus said to them: Amen, Amen, I say to you: unless you eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink

his blood, you shall not have life in you. He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life : and I will raise him up at the laft day.


For Bishops or Priests.
Ccept, O Lord, we beseech thee, the facri-


Bihops For Priests]; that those, whom in this life thou didit honour with the Episcopal Cor Priestly) dignity, thou may'it join to the fellowship of the faints in the kingdom of heaven. Thro'.

For Brethren, Friends, and Benefactors.

God, whose mercy is infinite, graciously

hear the prayers which we thy humble fervants offer thee ; and grant to the souls of our Brethren, Friends and Benefactors, on whom thou didst bestow the grace to confess thy name, the pardon of all their fins by these mysteries of of our salvation. Thro.'

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of thy servants ; that as thou waft pleased to beftow on them the merit of Christian faith, thou wouldit also grant them the reward thereof. Thro'.


For Bishops or Priests. GRant, we beseech thee, O Lord, by thy merci

. ful clemency, which we have implored on be. half of the souls of thy servants Bishops (or Priests]: that by thy mercy they may eternally enjoy his presence, in whom they hoped and believed. Thro'.


For Brethren, Friends, and Benefactors. GRant, we beseech thee, O almighty and merci.

ful God, that the souls of our Brethren, Friends, and Benefactors, for whom we have offered this facrifice to thy majefty; being, by virtue of thele mysterjes, purified from all fin, may, thro' thy mercy, receive the blefling of perpetual light. Thro'. POSTCOMMUNION. Animabus.

Por All the Faithful departed. Grant, we beseech thee, O Lord, that our hum

ble prayers in behalf of the fouls of thy fervants, both men and women, may be profitable to them; so that thou may'st deliver them from all their fins, and make them partakers of the redemption thou bast purchased for them. Who livest.


For a Pope. COLLECT. Deus, qui inter fummos. O God, who waft pleased in thy providence to

have thy servant N. reckoned among the chief Paftors of thy Church; grant, we beseech thee, that he who represented the person of thy only Son on earth, may be added to the company of thy holy Prelates in heaven. Thro’the fame.

S E C R E T. A Ccept, O Lord, we beseech thee, the sacrifice

we offer for the soul of thy servant N. thy chief Priest: that as thou didit honour him in this life with the Pontifical dignity, thou wouldst add him to the company of thy Saints in thy heavenly kingdom. Thro'.

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