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Jesus answered them : Is it not written in your law: I said, you are Gods? If he called them Gods, to whom the word of God came; and the scriprure cannot fail : say you of him, whom the Father hath fanctified", and sent into the world: Thou blar. phemeft, 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 those that rise up against me.

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thee, with a sincere heart, this sacrifice of propitiation and praise. Thro'.

COMMUNION. Pf. 25. I will wash my hands with the innocent, and go round thy altar, O Lord, that I may hear the voice of thy praise, and publish all thy wonderful works.

POSTCOMMUNION. Cæleftis.

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gift, we humbly beseech thee, O Almighty God, that it may produce in us the effect of the facrament, and procure our salvation. Thro'. Let us pray. Bow down your heads to God.

PRAYER. Adefto.
EAR our prayers and intreaties, O Almighty

God; and grant that those, to whom thou givelt hopes of thy mercy, may experience the effects of thy usual clemency. Thro'.

The COMMEMORATION at VESPERS. Anth. I have done ma

Ant. Multa bona upeny good works among ratus sum vobis ; propter you; for which is it you quod opus vultis me ocwould kill me?

cidere. V. and R. as p. 122.

PRAYER. Adefto. * Expl. Haik maite bis Holy One, bis anointed and conseciaied one.

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THURSDAY.

MASS. INTROIT. LL thou hast done to us, O Lord, Dan. 3.

thou haft done with great justice; 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.

COLLECT. Præfta. GRant, we beseech thee, O Almighty God,

that the dignity of human nature, which hath been wounded by excess, may be cured by the practice of healing temperance. Thro'.

LESSON. Dan. iii. 34, 45. I N those days : Azarias prayed to the Lord, fay

ing: 0 Lord our God, abandon us not for ever, we beleech thee, for thy name's fake, and make not void thy covenant: neither take away thy mer. cy from us for the sake of Abraham thy beloved, and of thy servant Ifaac, and of thy holy one Israel; to whom thouspakedit and promisedft to multiply their feed as the stars of heaven, and as the sand on the sea shore.

For we,

O Lord, are become the least 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 incense, 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 thousands of fat lambs; so let our facrifice be presented to thee this day, that it may be acceptable to thee; for they shall not be confounded, who put their trust in thee. And now we follow thee with our whole heart, we fear thee and seek thy face a. Put us not to confusion : but deal with us according to thy goodness, and according to the multitude of thy mercy. And deliver us by thy wonders, and make thy name glorious, O Lord. Let all those be confounded, who do hurt to thy fervants ; let them be confounded by thy Almighty power, and let their strength be broken. And let them know, that thou alone art the Lord God, and the glorious one over the whole earth, O Lord our God.

GRADUAL. PS. 94. Take your facrifices, and enter his courts, adore the Lord in his fanctuary. V. Pf. 28. The Lord will open the thick woods: and all shall publish his glory in his temple.

GOSPEL. Luke vii. 36, 50. AT that time : One of the Pharisees asked

Jesus to eat with him. And going into the Pharisee's house, he placed himself at table. And behold a woman who was a sinner in the city, when she knew that he was at table in the house of the Pharisee, brought an alabaster box of perfumes; and, ftanding behind at his feet, she began to wash his feet with her tears, and wiped them with the hair of her head ; and she kissed his feet, and anointed them with the perfumes. And the Pharisee, who had invited him, seeing it, spoke within himself, saying: This man, if he were a prophet, would certainly know who and what manner of woman this is that toucheth him, that she is a sinner. And Jesus speaking, said to him : Simon, I have fomewhat to say to thee. And he said: Master, speak. A certain creditor had two debtors ; the one owed him five hundred pence, and the other fifty. And whereas they had not wherewith to pay, he forgave them both. Which therefore of the two loveth him most? Simon answering him, faid: I suppose that he, to whom he forgave the most. And he

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said to him: Thou hast judged rightly. And turning to the woman, he said to Simon: Dost thou see this woman? I entered thy house; thou gaveft no water to my feet; but she hath washed my feet with tears, and hath wiped them with her hair. Thou gavest me not a kiss ; but she, since she came in, hath not ceased to kiss my feet. With perfumes my head thou anointedst not; but the with perfumes hath anointed my feet. Wherefore I say to thee : Her many fins are forgiven her, because she hath loved much. But to whom less is forgiven, he loveth less. And he said to her: Thy fins are forgiven thee. And they, who were at table with him, began to say within themselves: Who is this, that even forgiveth fins ? And he said to the woman: Thy faith hath faved thee; go in peace.

OFFERTORY. Pf. 136. Near the rivers of Babylon we sat down and wept, whilst we remembered thee, O Sion.

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Lord our God, who haft appointed the offer-

ings to be confecrated to thee, to confift chiefly of those creatures, which thou createdst for the support of our weakness: grant, we beseech thee, that they may be to us both a help in this life, and a facrament to procure us that which is eternal. Thro'.

COMMUNION. Pf. 118. Remember, () Lord, the promise thou madeft to thy servant, by which thou gaveft me hope : it is that which hath comforted me in my distress.

POSTCOMMUNION. Quod ore.
Rant, O Lord, that what we have received

with our mouths, we may also take with a pure mind: and inat, of a temporal gift, it nay

become to us an eter el remedy. Tiro'.

Let us pray, Bow down your heads to God.

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PRAYER. Eto. E propitious, O Lord, we beseech thee, to thy

people: that forsaking what dilplealeth thee, they may find comfort in keeping thy law. Thro.'

The COMMEMORATION at VesPERS. Anth. I have earneftly Ant. Desiderio defidesired to eat this paj: deravi hoc Pafcha manJover with you, before I ducare vobiscum antefuffer.

quam patiar. V. and R. as above, p. 122. PRAYER. Esto.

Pf. 30.

FR I DA Y.

MAS S. INTROIT.)

Ave mercy on me, O Lord, for

I am in distress: deliver me and rescue me from the hands of my enemies, and my pursuers : Lord, never let me be put to shame, fince I have called on thee. Ps. In thee, O Lord, have I hoped ; never let me be put to Taine : deliver me according to thy justice.

COLLECT. Cordibus noftris. Ercifully, O Lord, we beseech ther, pour forth thy grace

into our hearts : that represling our sins by voluntary mortifications, we may rather suffer for them in this life, than be condemned to eternal torments for them in the next. Thro'.

LESSON. Jer. xvii. 13, 18. IN those days : Jeremias faid: All that forlake

thee, O Lord, thall be confounded, and they who depart from thee, Thall be written in the earth: because they have abandoned the Lord, the foun. tain of living waters. Heal me, O Lord, and I

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