« PreviousContinue »
face 2. Put us not to confufion: 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 ftrength 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. Pf. 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.
A T that time: One of the Pharifees asked Jefus to eat with him. And going into the Pharifee's houfe, he placed himself at table. And behold a woman who was a finner in the city, when she knew that he was at table in the house of the Pharifee, brought an alabafter box of perfumes; and, ftanding behind at his feet, fhe began to wash his feet with her tears, and wiped them with the hair of her head; and the kiffed his feet, and anointed them with the perfumes. And the Pharifee, who had invited him, feeing it, spoke within himself, faying This man, if he were a prophet, would certainly know who and what manner of woman this is that toucheth him, that fhe is a finner. And Jefus fpeaking, faid to him: Simon, I have fomewhat to say to thee. And he faid: Mafter, fpeak. 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 anfwering him, said: I fuppofe that he, to whom he forgave the moft. And he a Expl. We defire to come before thee.
faid to him: Thou haft judged rightly. And turning to the woman, he said to Simon: Doft thou fee this woman? I entered thy houfe; thou gaveft no water to my feet; but the hath washed my feet with tears, and hath wiped them with her hair. Thou gaveft me not a kifs; but she, fince fhe came in, hath not ceafed to kifs my feet. With perfumes my head thou anointedit not; but the with perfumes hath anointed my feet. Wherefore I fay to thee: Her many fins are forgiven her, becaufe fhe hath loved much. But to whom lefs is forgiven, he loveth lefs. And he said to her: Thy fins are forgiven thee. And they, who were at table with him, began to fay within themselves: Who is this, that even forgiveth fins? And he faid to the woman: Thy faith hath faved thee; go in peace.
OFFERTORY. Pf. 136. Near the rivers of Babylon we fat down and wept, whilft we remembered thee, O Sion.
Lord our God, who haft appointed the offerings to be confecrated to thee, to consist chiefly of thofe creatures, which thou createdst for the fupport 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, O Lord, the promise thou madeft to thy fervant, by which thou gavest me hope: it is that which hath comforted me in my diftrefs.
POSTCOMMUNION. Quod ore.
Rant, O Lord, that what we have received with our mouths, we may alfo take with a pure mind: and that, of a temporal gift, it may become to us an eter al remedy. Thro'.
Let us pray. Bow down your heads to God.
O Lord, we beseech thee, to
people that forfaking what difpleaseth thee, they may find comfort in keeping thy law. Thro The COMMEMORATION at VESPERS. Ant. Defiderio defideravi hoc Pafcha manducare vobifcum antequam patiar. 122. PRAYER. Efto.
Anth. I have earneftly defired to eat this PafJover with you, before I fuffer.
V. and R. as above, p.
INTROIT.) Ave mercy on me, O Lord, for Pf. 30. I am in distress: deliver me and refcue me from the hands of my enemies, and my purfuers: Lord, never let me be put to fhame, fince I have called on thee. Pf. In thee, O Lord, have I hoped; never let me be put to fhaine: deliver me according to thy justice.
COLLECT. Cordibus noftris.
Ercifully, O Lord, we beseech thee, pour forth thy grace into our hearts: that repreffing our fins by voluntary mortifications, we may rather fuffer for them in this life, than be condemned to eternal torments for them in the next. Thro'.
LESSON. Jer. xvii. 13, 18.
IN thofe days: Feremias faid: All that forlake
thee, O Lord, fhall be confounded, and they who depart from thee, fhall be written in the earth: because they have abandoned the Lord, the fountain of living waters. Heal me, O Lord, and I
a Expl. Their memory shall perish, and shall be a no more lafting monument, than an infeription of their names in the duft of the earth would be.
shall be healed: fave me, and I fhall be faved; for thou art my praife. Behold they fay to me: Where is the word of the Lord? Let it come. And I have not been troubled, following thee my paftor; neither have I defired the day of man; thou knoweft it. That which came from my lips was right in thy fight. Be not a terror to me; thou art my hope in the day of affliction. May they be put to fhame, who perfecute me; but let me not be put to fhame: let them be feized with dread, but let me not be seized with dread. Bring upon them the day of affliction, and with a double deftruction overthrow them, O Lord our God.
GRADUAL. P. 34. My enemies fpoke peaceably to me but in their anger they were troublefome to me. V. Thou haft feen it, O Lord, be not filent; abandon me not.
TRACT. Deal not, &c. as above, p. 29.
GOSPEL. John ii. 47, 54.
At that time: The chief priests and Pharifees affembled in Council against Jefus, and faid: What are we doing; for this man worketh many miracles? If we let him thus alone, all will believe in him and the Romans will come and deftroy our place f and nation. But one of them, named Caiphas, being high priest that year, faid to them: You know nothing, nor do you confider that it is expedient for you that one man fhould die for the people, and not the whole nation perifh. But this he fpake not of himself: but being high priest that year, he prophefied, that Jefus was to die for the nation; and not for that nation only, but to gather together the children of God, who were dispersed every where. From that day therefore they refolved to put him to death. Jefus therefore walked no more openly among the Jews, but retired to a
f Expl. The temple, the place of publick worship.
country near the defert, to a city called Ephrem, and remained there with his difciples.
OFFERTORY. Pf. 118. Bleffed art thou, O Lord, teach me thy law; and deliver me not up to the proud ones who calumniate me: and I will give an answer to those who reproach me.
Rant, O merciful God, that we may always worthily serve at thy altar, and obtain falvation by conftantly partaking of what is offered thereon. Thro'..
COMMUNION. Pf. 26. Deliver me not up, O Lord, to the will of my purfuers: for unjust witneffes have rifen up against me, and iniquity hath belied itself.
POSTCOMMUNION. Sumpti facrificii. TAY the facrifice, O Lord, we have partaken of, always protect us, and repel from us all that is hurtful. Thro'.
Let us pray.
Bow down your heads to God.
Rant, we beseech thee, O Almighty God, that we who seek the favour of thy protection, may be delivered from all evil, and ferve thee with a fecure mind. Thro'.
The COMMEMORATION at VESPERS.
Anth. The chief priests confulted together how they might kill Jesus: but they faid: Not on the feaft-day, left there should happen a tumult among the people.
V. and R. as p. 122. PRAYER. Concede.
Ant. Principes facerdotum confilium fecerent, ut Jefum occide
rent dicebant autem:
Non in die fefto, ne forte tumultus fieret in populo.