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shall have raised on high the Son of Man, then you will know that I am, and that I do nothing of myfelf: but whatever my Father hath taught me, that I speak. And he that sent me, is with me, and he hath not left me alone: for I always do what is pleasing to him.

OFFERTORY. Pf. 15. I will bless the Lord, who hath given me understanding: I always had the Lord before my eyes; for he is at my right hand, that I may not fall.

A Y this facrifice of propitiation and praise

make us, O Lord, worthy of thy protection. Thro'.

COMMUNION. Pf. 8. O Lord our God, how wonderful is thy name over the whole earth !



A Y this communion, O Lord, cleanse us

from fin: and make us partakers of the hea . venly remedy. Thro'.

Let us pray. Bown down your heads to God.


PRAYER. Adefto.
EAR our prayers and intreaties, 0 Almighty

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


The COMMEMORATION at VESPERS. Anth. He that sentine, Ant. Qui me mifit, is with me, and hath not mecum eft, & non relileft me alone: because I quit me folum: quia quæ always do what is plea- placita funt ei, facio femsing to him,

per. V. and R. as above, p. 27. PRAYER. Adesto.


M A S S. INTROIT. Y heart hath said to thee; I have

Pf. 26. tinue to seek thy presence, O Lord : turn not away thy face from me. PS. The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? V. Glory.

COLLECT. Perfice. GRant us, O Lord, we beseech ihee, thy asist

ance, whereby we may go through the observance of his holy fast, that what we have undertaken by thy appointment, we may accomplish by thy grace. Thro

LESSON. 3 Kings xvii. 8, 16. IN N those days : The word of the Lord came to

Elias the Thesbite, faying : Arise, go to Sarephe ta in the territory of the Sidonians, and abide there; for I have commanded the widow woman to give thee food. He arose, and went to Sarephta. And when he came to the gate of the city, he saw the widow woman gathering sticks : and calling her, he said: Give me a little water in a vessel to drink. And as she went to fetch it, he called after her, faying : Bring me likewise, I pray thee, a morsel of bread in thy hand. And the answered: As the Lord thy God liveth, I have no bread, but only a handful of meal in a vessel, and a little oil in a pot : and behold I am gathering two sticks, that I may go home, and dress it for me and my son, that we may eat it, and die. Elias said to her : Fear not, but go

and do what thou hast said: but first make for me of that little meal a small cake on the embers, and bring it to me: and afterwards thou shalt make some for thy self and thy son. For thus faith the Lord God of Israel: The vessel of meal shall not waste, nor the pot of oil be diminished, till the day, in which the Lord fhall send rain upon the earth. She went, and did as Elias had bid her; and

he, and she, and her family did eat: and from that day the vessel of meal wasted not, neither was the pot of oil diminished, according to the word of the Lord spoken by Elias.

GRADUAL. PS: 54. Caft thy follicitude on the Lord, and he will feed thee. V. When I cried out to the Lord, he heard my voice against those who were coming upon me.

GOSPEL. Matt. xxiii. 1, 12.
T that time : Jesus spoke to the multitude and

to his disciples, saying: The Scribes and Pharisees fit in the chair of Moses; and therefore, whatever they say to you, observe and do it : but do not according to their works: for they fay, and do not. For they bind heavy and infupportable burdens, and they lay them on men's shoulders : but they will not move them with a finger of their

And they do all their works to be seen by men: for they wear broad plylacteries d, and long fringes. And they love the highest places at feasts, and the first chairs in the synagogues, and to be saluted in the market place, and to be called by men, Rabbi. But be not you called Rabbi, for you have only one Master, and you are all brethren. And call no man your father on earth, for you bave only one Father, who is in heaven. Neither be you called masters, for you have only one Master, who is the Christ. He that is the greatest among you, shall be your servant: and whosoever exalteth himfelf, shall be humbled : and he that humbleth himfelf, shall be exalted.

OFFERTORY. Pf. 50. Have mercy on me, o Lord, according to thy great mercy: 0 Lord, blot out my iniquity.

Expl. Tbey preacb, but do not practise. d Expl. Tbe Jews wore obe decalogue wrote in lips of parchmens about ibeir wrists and their forebeads.

• Expl. They wore sold's as ibe corners of ibeir garments.


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SE CRE T. "Ercifully fanctify us, O Lord, by thefe my.

steries; and let them cleansę us from all earthly vice, and bring us to the enjoyment of thy heavenly gifts. Thro'.

COMMUNION. Pf.9. I will publish all thy wonders : I will rejoice in thee, and be transported with joy: I will fing to the glory of thy name, O thou the Most High. POSTCOMMUNION. Ut facris. Ake us always, we beseech thee, O Lord,

obedient to thy commandments, that we
may be worthy of thy gifts, which we have par-
taken of. Thro'.
Let us pray. Bow down your heads to God.

PRAYER. Propitiare.
E appeased, O Lord, by our prayers, and heal

the infirmities of our souls; that our sins being forgiven, we may ever rejoice in thy blessings, Thro'

Anth. But you are

Ant. Omnes autem
all brethren: and call vos fratres estis ;, & pa.
not any one your father, trem nolite vocare vobis
on earth : for you have super terram : unus eft
but one Father, who is enim Pater vefter, qui
in heaven : nor be you in cælis eft: nec voce-
called masters, because mini magiftri, quia Ma-
you have but one Ma- gister vefter unus, est
ster, who is the Chrift. Chriftus.
V. and R. as above, p. 27. PRAYER. Propitiare.


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INTROIT. Orsake me not, O Lord my God,

depart not from me: come to my afiitance, O Lord the God of my salvation. Ps.

Pf. 37


Lord rebuke me not in thy fury: nor chastise me in thy wrath. V. Glory.

COLLECT. Populum tuum. Ercifully regard thy people, O Lord, we be

grant that those whom thou commandest to abstain from flesh, may likewise cease from all fin. Thro'.

LESSON. EAber xiii. 8, 17.
N those days : Mardocheus prayed to the Lord,

saying : O Lord the Almighty King, for alt things are under thy power; and there is none that can withstand thy will, if thou determine to save Ifrael. Thou didst make heaven and earth, and whatsoever is under the cope of the heavens. Thou art the Lord of all, neither can any resist thy Majelty. And now Lord our Sovereign, the God of Abraham, take pity on thy people, for our enemies design our destruction, and the ruin of thy inheritance. Despise not thy lot which thou didft purchase of Egypt. Hear my prayer, and be merciful to thy lot and possession, and turn our mourn. ing into joy, that we may live and praise thy name, O Lord, and shut not the mouths of those that sing thy praises, O Lord our God.

GRADUAL. Pf. 27. Save thy people, O Lord, and bless thy inheritance. V. To thee, O Lord, have I cried out; answer me, O my God, left i become like those that go down into the pit. TRACT. Deal not with us, O Lord, p. 29.

GOSPEL. Matt. xx. 17, 28.
A? T that time : Jesus going up to Jerusalem,

took the twelve disciples aside, and said to them: Behold we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be betrayed to the chief priests and to the scribes, and they will condemn him to death, and deliver him up to the Gentiles to be insulted, scourged, and crucified; and the third day he shall

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