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TRACT. P/. xliv. Come, spouse of Chrift, Veni, sponsa Chrifti, receive the crown, which accipe coronam, quam the Lord hath prepared tibi Dominus præparafor thee for ever; for vit in æternum ; procuwhofe love thou did it jus amore fanguinem Thed thy blood. V. Thou tuum fudifti. V. Dilexlovedft
righteousness, isti justitiarn, & odisti and hatest iniquity; iniquitatem ; propterea therefore God, thy God unxit te Deus, Deus hath anointed thee with tuus oleo lætitiæ præ an oil of gladness in a consortibus. V. Specie more excellent manner tuâ & pulchritudine tuâ than thy companions. in tende, profperè proceV. In thy comeliness and de, & regna. beauty go on, proceed prosperoully and reign.
GOSPEL. Matt. xxv. I, 13. AT T that time Jesus spoke to his disciples this para
ble: The kingdom of heaven shall be like to ten virgins, who, taking their lamps, went out to meet the bridegroom and the bride. Now five of them were foolish, and five were wise. But the five foolish, having taken their lamps, took no oil with them: but the wise ones took oil in their vessels with their lamps. And while the bridegroom tarried, they all sumbered and slept. And at midnight there was a cry made: Behold the bridegroom cometh, go yé forth to meet him. Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish ones said to the wise ones: Give us of your oil, for our lamps are gone out. The wise ones answered, saying: Left there be not enoagh for us and for you, go you rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. Now while they went to buy, the bridegroom came: and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage, and the door was shut. But at last come also the other virgins, saying: Lord, Lord, open to us.
But he anfwering, said : Amen, I say to you, I know you not. Watch ye therefore, because
know not the day nor the hour.
OFFERTORY. Pf. xliv. Virgins Mall be brought Afferentur regi virgines in her retinue to the king: poft eam: proximæ ejus her relations shall be pre. afferentur tibi in lætitiâ sented to thee with joy & exultatione: adducenand gladness: they fhall tur in templum regi Dobe introduced into the mino. temple to the Lord the king.
solemnity of blessed N. thy Virgin and Martvr, by whose intercesion we hope to be delivered. Thro'.
COMMUNION. Pf. cxviii. Let the proud be con
Confundantur fuperbi founded for unjustly per- quia injuftè iniquitatem secuting me: but I will fecerunt in me: ego aukeep thy commandments tem in mandatis tuis exand thy ordinances, that 'ercebor, in tuis justificaI myself may not be con- tionibus, ut non confunfounded.
dar. POSTCOMMUNION. Auxilientur. AY the mysteries we have received, O Lord,
be a help to us, and, by the interceflion of blessed N: thy Virgin and Martyr, cause us to enjoy her continual protection. Thro'.
II. VESPERS. All as, in the first Velpers, p. cxxv. except what
follows. V. Grace is spread on
V. Diffufa eft gratia thy lips. R. Therefore in labiis tuis. R. PropGod hath blessed thee terea henedixit te Deus
Another M A S S of the same.
INTROIT. Pf. cxviii. Inners have laid in E expectaverunt wait for me to de
peccatores, ut stroy me; but that I perderent me ; testimoftudied thy law, O Lord. nia tua, Domine, intelI have seen the end of lexi, Omnis consummaall that is perfect here be- tionis vidi finem : latum low: but thy law hath no mandatum tuum-nimis. end. Ps. Blessed are the Pf. Beati immaculati in undefiled in the way, vià, qui ambulant in lege who walk in the law of Domini. V. Gloria. the Lord. V. Glory.
sue for our pardon ; who, by the purity of her life, and the profession of thy virtue, was always well pleasing to thee. Thro'.
LESSON. Ecclef. li. 13, 17.
on earth, and I prayed for death to pass away. I called upon the Lord, the father of my Lord, that he would not leave me in the day of my trouble, nor abandon me without help in the time of the proud ones alfouling me. I will praise thy name continually, and I will praise it with thanksgiving, for
my prayer was heard. And thou didst lave me from destruction, and deliver me from the evil time. Therefore will I give thanks, and praise thee, O Lord our God.
GRADUAL. PS. xlv. God will alfist her with Adjuvabit eam Deus his favourable counte
vultu luo: Deus in menance : God is in the dio ejus, non commomidit of her, the fliall vebitur, VFluminis
not be moved, V. A impetus lætificat civitaswift Aowing river re- tem Dei : fanctificavit tajoiceth the city of God: bernaculum suum Althe Most High hath tiffimus. fanctified his tabernacle.
TRACT. Come, spouse, as p. cxxix.
GOSPEL. Matt. xiii. 44, 52. AT
T that time : Jesus fpake to bis disciples this pa
rable : The kingdom of heaven is like a treafure hidden in a field: which when a man hath found, he hideth it again, and for joy thereof goeth, and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field. Again the kingdom of heaven is like to a merchant seeking good pearls: who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went his way, and sold all that he had, and bought it. Again the kingdom of hezven is like to a net cast into the sea, and gathering together all kinds of fishes. Which, when it was filled, they drew out, and fitting by the shore, they chose out the good into vessels, but the bad they çaft away. So thall it be at the end of the world. The Angels fall go out, and shall separate the wicked from among the righteous: and they shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Have you understood all these things? They say to him: Yea. He said unto them: Therefore every scribe instructed in the kingdom of God, is like the master of the family, who bringeth forth out of his treasure new things and old.
OFFERTORY. Pf. xliv. Grace is spread on thy Diffufa eft gratia in lips: therefore hath God labiis tuis : proptereà be: blessed thee for ever and nedixit te Deus in æter
num, & in fæculum faculi.
fecrated to thee, by the merits of bleited N. thy Virgin and Martyr; and grant they may be a continual support to us.
Thro'. COMMUNION. Pf. cxviii. I have done what was Feci judicium & juftijuft and right, O Lord, tiam, Domine, non calet not the proud calum- lumnientur mihi superbi: niate me: I have walk- ad omnia mandata tua ed upright in the ways dirigebar: omnem viam of thy commandments: iniquitatis odio habui. I have hated every evil way.
POSTCOMMUNION. Divini muneris. Eing plentifully fed with thy divine gifts, we
beleech thee, O Lord our God, that, by the intercession of bleffed N. thy Virgin and Martyr, we may obtain eternal life by partaking of them. Tbro'.
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The COMMON of MANY VIRGINS
VESPERS. All as in the Common of One Virgin and Mar
tyr, Þ. cxxv. except: . V. Virgins Thall be V. Adducentur regi brought in her retinue to virgines polt cam. R. the king. R. Her rela- Proximæ ejus afferentur tions frall be presented to tibi, Domine. thee, O Lord.
At the MAGNIFICAT. Anth. Ye prudent vir-" Ant. Prudentes virgins, make ready your gines, aptate lampades