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were gone up, then went he also to the feast, not openly, but, as it were, in fecret. Then the Jews looked for him on the feftival-day, and faid: Where is he? And there was much murmuring among the people about him. For fome faid: He is a good Others faid: No, but he feduceth the people. But nobody spoke openly about him, for fear of the Jews.
OFFERTORY. Pf. 9. Let all, who know thy name, O Lord, hope in thee; for thou forfakeft not those who seek thee. Sing to the Lord, who dwelleth on Sion, for he hath not forgot the prayer of the poor ones.
HE facrifices we bring to be offered to thee, O Lord, are fuch tokens of temporal comfort, that we cannot defpair of thy eternal promifes. 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 thefe divine myfteries, we may be made worthy the rewards of heaven. Thro'.
Let us pray. Bow down your heads to God. PRAYER. Da, nobis.
Rant us, O Lord, we befeech thee, perfeverance in thy fervice; that in our days, thy faithful may increase both in number and goodness. Thro'.
The COMMEMORATION at VESPERS.
Anth. Go you up to this feftival; but I will not go up, because my time is not yet come.
Ant. Vos afcendite ad diem feftum hunc; ego non ascendam, quia tempus meum nondum advenit.
PRAYER. Da, nobis. c Expl. There were many difputes in private,
V. and R. as above, p. 122.
My deliverer from the angry Gentiles, thou wilt place me out of the reach of those that affault me: thou, O Lord, wilt rescue me from the unrighteous man. Pf. I will love thee, O Lord, my ftrength: the Lord is my support, my refuge, and my deliverer.
Nlighten, O God of mercy, the hearts of thy people by means of this holy faft; and fince all our devotion is the effect of thy bounty, mercifully hear the petitions we make. Thro'.
LESSON. Lev. xix. 11, 19.
IN thofe days: The Lord fpake to Mofes, faying: Speak to all the affembly of the children of Ifrael, and thou shalt fay to them: I am the Lord your God. You fhall not fteal. You fhall not lie, nor fhall any one deceive his neighbour. Thou fhalt not fwear falfly by my name; neither halt thou profane the name of thy God. I am the Lord. Thou shalt not calumniate thy neighbour, nor opprefs 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 juftice. 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
k Expl. Favour not.
1 Expl. Thou shalt not swear falfly against bim to deprive him 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 fhalt love thy friend as thyfelf. I am the Lord. Keep my laws; for I am the Lord your God.
GRADUAL. Pf. 29. I will praife thee, O Lord, because thou haft upholden me: and haft not let my enemies rejoice over me. V. O Lord, my God, I have cried out to thee, and thou haft healed me; thou, O Lord, haft refcued my foul from hell, thou haft faved 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.
T that time: The feaft of the Dedication was A kept in Jerufalem, and it was winter. And Jefus 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 fouls in fu. fpence? If thou art the Chrift, tell us plainly. Jefus anfwered them: I tell you, and you believe me not. The works I do in my Father's name, bear witness to me. But you believe not, because you are not of my sheep. My fheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: and I give them eternal life, and they fhall never perish, neither shall any one fnatch them out of my hands. That which my Father hath given me, is greater than all" and nobody can fnatch them out of my Father's hands. I and my Father are one. Then the Jews took up ftones to ftone him. Jefus anfwered them: I have fhewn 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 blafphemy: and because thou, who art a man, makest thyself God.
m Expl. The power my Father bath given me, is greater than that of any other. In the Greek it is: My Father, who gave them is me, is greater, or, above all.
Jefus answered them: Is it not written in your law: I faid, you are Gods? If he called them Gods, to whom the word of God came; and the fcripture cannot fail: fay you of him, whom the Father hath fanctified", and fent into the world: Thou blafphemeft, 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 thofe that rise up against me.
Rant, O merciful God, that we may offer thee, with a fincere heart, this facrifice of propitiation and praife. Thro'.
COMMUNION. Pf. 25. I will wash my hands with the innocent, and go round thy altar, Ó Lord, that I may hear the voice of thy praife, and publish all thy wonderful works.
Aving received the prefent of thy heavenly gift, we humbly befeech thee, O Almighty God, that it may produce in us the effect of the facrament, and procure our falvation. Thro'. Let us pray. Bow down your heads to God. PRAYER. Adefto..
EAR our prayers and intreaties, O Almighty God; and that thofe, to whom thou giveft hopes of thy mercy, may experience the effects of thy ufual clemency. Thro'.
The COMMEMORATION at VESPERS.
Anth. I have done many good works among you; for which is it you would kill me?
Ant. Multa bona operatus fum vobis ; propter quod opus vultis me occidere.
V. and R. as p. 122.
Expl. Hath made his Holy One, bis anointed and confecrated one.
LL thou haft done to us, O Lord, thou haft done with great juftice; 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.
Grant, we beseech thee, O Almighty God,
that the dignity of human nature, which hath been wounded by excefs, may be cured by the practice of healing temperance. Thro'.
LESSON. Dan. iii. 34, 45.
IN thofe days: Azarias prayed to the Lord, faying: our God, us not for ever, we beseech thee, for thy name's fake, and make not void thy covenant: neither take away thy mercy from us for the fake of Abraham thy beloved, and of thy fervant Ifaac, and of thy holy one Ifrael; to whom thou fpakedft and promifedft to multiply their feed as the stars of heaven, and as the fand on the fea fhore. For we, O Lord, are become the leaft 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 facrifice, or oblation or incenfe, 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 thoufands of fat lambs; fo let our facrifice be presented to thee this day, that it may be acceptable to thee; for they fhall not be confounded, who put their truft in thee. And now we follow thee with our whole heart, we fear thee and feek thy