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him: Wouldst thou be made whole? The sick man answered him : Lord I have no one to put me into the pool, when the water is put in motion : so that while I am coming, another steppeth in before me. Fesus faith to him : Rise, take up thy bed, and walk. And forth with the man was made whole, and took up his bed and walked. And that day was the Sabbath. The Jews therefore faid to him that was cured : It is the Sabbath-day; it is not therefore lawful for thee to carry thy bed. He answered them: He, who healed me, said to me: Take up thy bed and walk. Then they asked him: Who is that man, that said to thee: Take up thy bed and walk? But he that was healed knew not who it was: for Jefus had withdrawn himself from the crowd that was standing in the place. Afterwards Jesus found him in the temple, and said to him: Behold thou art made whole ; fin now no more, left something worse befall thee. The man went away and told the Jews, that it was Jesus, who had made him whole.

OFFERTORY. PS. 102. Bless the Lord, O my foul, and forget not what he hath done for thee: and thou shalt grow young like an eagle.

SECRET.
Eceive, O Lord, we beseech thee, the offer-

ings of cur homage, and mercifully fanctify ihy own gifts. Thro'.

COMMUNION. PS. 6. Let all my enemies be put to shame, and be dismayed : let them be put to flight and shame very speedily.

MAY

POSTCOMMUNION. Per hujus. CAY the efficacy of this facrament, O Lord,

cleanse us from our fins, and obtain for us the accomplishment of our just desires. Thro'.

Let us pray. Bow down your heads to God.

PRAYER. Exaudi nos. nifest the light of thy grace to our souls. . Thro'.

COMMEMORATION at VESPERS. Anth. He that healed Ant. Qui me fanum me, commanded me, fecit, ille mihi præcepit : saying: Take up thy bed, Tolle grabatum tuum, and walk in peace.

& ambula in pace. V. and R. as p. 27. PRAYER. Exaudi nos.

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ET my prayer come before thee, Pf.lxxxvii. O Lord; give ear, O Lord, to my petition. PJ. O Lord God, my Saviour, to thee have I cried out night and day. V. Glory.

Immediately after the Kyrie eleïson is said:

Let us pray:

Let us kneel down. Flectamus genua. R. R. Stand up again.

Levate.
I. COLLECT. Populum tuum.

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and in thy clemency turn away from them the scourges of thy wrath. Thro'.

I. LESSON. Deut. xxvi. 13. IN those days Mofes pake to the people, saying :

When thou hast fully paid the tithes of all thy fruit, thou shalt thus speak in the presence of the Lord thy God. I have removed out of my

house whatever was consecrated to thee, and I have given it to the Levite and to the stranger, and to the orphan and the widow, as thou commandedít me; neither bave I transgressed thy precepts, nor forgot thy ordinance. I have obeyed the voice of the Lord my God, and I have performed all things as thou commandedít me. Look down therefore from thy fanctuary, and from the place of thy abode in the highest heavens, and bless thy people Ifrael, and the land thou hast given us, as thou didit swear to our forefathers, a land flowing with milk and honey. This day the Lord thy God hath commanded thee to observe these precepts and ordinances, and to keep and fulfill them with all thy heart, and with all thy soul. Thou hast chosen this day the Lord to be thy God, and to walk in his ways, and observe his ceremonies and precepts, and ordinances, and obey his commands. And the

Lord hath made choice of thee this day to be his „peculiar people, as he promised thee, that thou may'st keep all his precepts: and to raise thee above all the nations which he hath created for his praise, for his name, and for his glory: that thou may'st be the holy people of the Lord thy God, as he promised thee.

GRADUAL. P/ 78. Forgive us, O Lord, our offences, left the Gentiles say: Where is now their God? V. Help us, O God, our Saviour, and for the glory of thy name deliver us, O Lord.

Let us pray. Let us kncel down. R. Stand up again.

II. COLLECT. Protector nofter.
OOK on us, O God, our Protector, that we

who labour under the weight of our own evils, may be rescued by thy mercy, and serve thee with a free mind. Thro'.

II. LESSON. Deut. xi. 22, 25. N those days: Moses said to the children of Israel: If

you will keep the commandments I give you, and perform them, viz: if you will love the Lord your God, and walk in all his ways, and cleave to him, then will the Lord destroy from before your

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face all these nations, and you shall overcome them, that are greater and stronger than you. Every place, where your foot shall tread, shall be yours. From the desert, and from Libanus, and from the great river Euphrates unto the Western Sea shall be your bounds.' None shall stand against you. The Lord your God shall strike, with dread and terror of you, all the land you shall tread on, as the Lord your God hath promised you.

GRADUAL. PL. 83. Cast an eye upon us, O God our protector, look down upon thy servants. V. Lord God of armies, hear the prayers of thy servants.

Let us pray. Let us kneel down. R. Stand up again.

III. COLLECT. Adefto.
IVE ear, O Lord, we beseech thee, to our

prayers ; that, through the assistance of thy grace, we may be bumble in prosperity, and without fear in adversity. Thro'.

III. LESSON. 2 Macch. i. 23, 27.
IN those days : All the priests were in prayer,

while the sacrifice was offering, Jonathan beginning, and the rest answering. And the prayer of Nebemias was after this manner: 0 Lord God, creator of all things, dreadful and strong, just and merciful, who alone art the good king, alone art excellent, alone just, and almighty, and eternal, who delivereft Ifrael from all evil, who didft make choice of our forefathers, and didft fanctify them: receive this facrifice in behalf of all thy people Ifrael, and preserve and fanctify thy inheritance: that the Gentiles may know, that thou art our God.

GRADUAL. P/. 89. Turn to us, O Lord, a little, and be reconciled with thy servants. V. Thou, O Lord, haft been our refuge from generation to generation.

a Expl, Confecrated them to tbyself.

Let us pray. Let us kneel down. R. Stand up again.

IV. COLLECT. Preces. Ercifully hear, we beseech thee, O Lord, the

prayers of thy people: that we, who are juftly afflicted for our fins, may mercifully be delivered for the glory of thy name.

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IV. LESSON. Ecclus. xxxvi. 1, 10.

God, of all, have mercy on us, and look up

on us, and fhew us the light of thy mercies: and send thy cerror on the nations, who have not sought after thee, that they may know there is no God besides thee, and that they may publish thy wonders. Lift up thy hand over the foreign nations, that they may see thy power. For as in their fight thou hast been fanctified b in us; so in our fight falt thou be magnified in them, that they may know thee, even as we have known, that there is no God, besides thee, O Lord. Renew thy prodigies, and change thy wonders; glorify thy hand, and thy right arm. Exert thy fury, and pour forth wrath. Destroy the adversary, and crush the enemy. Haften the time, and remember the end, that they may publish thy wonders, O Lord our God.

GRADUAL. Pf. 140. Let my prayer ascend like incenfe in thy fight, O Lord. V. And let the lifting up my hands be to thee like the evening facrifice.

Let us pray. Let us kneel down. R. Stand up again.

V. COLLECT. A&tiones noftras. Revent, we beseech thee, O Lord, our actions

by thy holy inspirations, and carry them on by thy gracious afliftance; that every prayer and work

b Expl. As thou baft let them see that thou art our Holy One, our God: jo Shall we see the effects of tby might in the punishment of them.

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