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GOSPEL. Luke xxiv. 13. 35.
T that time: Two of the disciples of Jesus went
A very a town sixty
longs from Jerusalem. And they talked together concerning all those things that had happened. And it came to pass, while they were talking together and reasoning with each other, Jesus himself drawing near, went on with them: but their eyes were held that they might not know him. And he said to them: What is the discourse you are holding together, as you walk along, and are sad? And one of them, whose name was Cleophas, answered and said: Art thou alone a stranger in Jerusalem, and knowest not what hath happened there within these few days? To whom he said: What? They answered: concerning Jesus of Nazareth, who was a Prophet powerful in work and word in the sight of God, and of all the people; and how our chief Priests and our rulers delivered him up to be condemned to death, and crucified him. And we hoped it was he, who was to have redeemed Israel: and now with regard to all these things, this is the third day since they happened. Yea, and certain women of our company have affrighted us; who had been before day-light at the monument; and not finding his body, they came and told us that they had seen also a vision of Angels, who say he is alive again. And some of our men went to the monument, and found it even as the women had said: but they found not him. And he said to them: O ye foolish and slow of heart in believing what the Prophets have said! Was not the Christ to suffer all these things, and so enter into his glory? And beginning from Moses and all the Prophets, he expounded to them, whatever concerned himself throughout the whole Scripture. And they drew nigh to the town, whither they were going. And he made as if he was going farther. And they pressed him saying: Stay with us, for the evening is coming on, and the day is far spent. And he went into the house with them. And it came to pass, that while he was at table with them, he took bread and blessed it, broke it, and gave it to them. And their eyes were opened and they knew him: and he vanished out of their sight. And they said one to another; Did not our hearts burn within us, whilst he talked to us in the way, and expounded to us the Scriptures? And they rose up immediately, and went back to Jerusalem: and they found the eleven all together, who, as well as those that
were with them, said: The Lord is certainly risen, and hath appeared to Simon. And they related what had happened in the way; and how they knew him in the breaking of bread. CREDO.
OFFERT. Matt. xxviii. An Angel of the Lord came down from heaven, and said to the women: He whom you seek, is risen, as he told you. Alleluia.
Angelus Domini descendit de cœlo, et dixit mulieribus: Quem quæritis, surrexit, sicut dixit. Alleluia.
SECRET. Receive, O Lord, we beseech thee, the prayers of thy people, together with the offerings of these Hosts, that what is consecrated by these Paschal mysteries, may, by the help of thy grace, avail us to eternal life. Thro'.
COMM. Luke xxiv. The Lord is risen, and hath appeared to Peter. Alleluia.
Surrexit Dominus, et apparuit Petro. Alleluia.
POSTCOMM. Spiritum nobis. Pour forth on us, O Lord, the spirit of thy love: that those whom thou hast filled with the Paschal sacrament, may, by thy goodness, live in perfect concord. Thro'-in the unity of the same Holy Ghost.
VESPERS. All as yesterday, p. 110. except what follows: At the MAGNIFICAT.
Anth. What discourse is this you are holding together as you walk along, and are sad? Alleluia.
Ant. Qui sunt hi sermones, quos confertis ad invicem ambulantes, et estis tristes? Alleluia. PRAYER. Collect at Mass, p. 113.
MASS. INTROIT. Eccles. xv.
E hath given them the water of wisdom. Alleluia: this wisdom shall be strengthened in them, and shall not leave them. Alleluia; it shall raise them up for ever. Alleluia, Alleluia. Ps. Give praise to the Lord, and call upon his name: publish his works among the Gentiles. V. Glory.
QUA sapientiæ potavit eos. Alleluia: firmabitur in illis, et non flectetur. Alleluia: et exaltabit eos in æternum. Alleluia, Alleluia. Ps. Confitemini Domino, et invocate nomen ejus: anuntiate inter Gentes opera ejus. V. Gloria.
COLLECT. Deus, qui Ecclesiam. O God, who by a new increase dost continually enlarge thy church: grant to thy servants that they may manifest in their lives the sacrament they have received with faith. Thro'.
LESSON. Acts xiii. 26. 33.
N those days: Paul standing up, and with his hand bespeaking silence, said: Brethren, children of the seed of Abraham, and whosoever among you fear God; unto you is this word of salvation sent. For those, who dwelt at Jerusalem and their rulers not knowing Jesus, nor the words of the Prophets, which are read every Sabbath, fulfilled them by condemning him. And tho' they found no cause of death in him, they begged of Pilate that they might put him to death. And when they had fulfilled all that was written of him, they took him down from the tree, and laid him in a tomb. But God raised him from the dead on the third day. And he was seen for many days by those, who came up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem; and are to this day his witnesses to the people. And we declare to you that promise, which was made to our forefathers; for God hath fulfilled the same to our children, by raising up Jesus Christ our Lord.
GRAD. This is the day the Lord hath made: come let us exultand rejoice thereon. V. Praise the Lord, for he is good: and his mercy endureth for ever. Alleluia, Alleluia. V. Christ himself is become our Paschal sacrifice.
V. Let those now say who have been redeemed by the Lord: whom he hath rescued from the hand of the enemy, and gathered from all nations. Alleluia, Alleluia. V. the Lord is risen from the grave, who hung on the tree of the cross for us.
Hæc dies quam fecit Dominus: exultemus et lætemur in ea. V. Confitemini Domino, quoniam bonus: quoniam in sæculum misericordia ejus. Alleluia, Alleluia. V. Pascha nostrum immolatus est Christus.
V. Dicant qui redempti sunt a Domino: quos redemit de manu inimici, et de regionibus congregavit eos Alleluia, Alleluia. V. Surrexit Dominus de sepulchro, qui pro nobis pependit in ligno.
PROSE. Victimæ Paschali, as above, p. 108.
T that time: Jesus stood in the midst of his disci-
fear not. But they being troubled and affrighted, thought it was a spirit they saw, And he said to them: Why are you disturbed, and why do such thoughts arise in your minds? Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: feel and see: for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as you see me have. And when he had said this, he shewed them his hands and his feet. But they not yet believing, and wondering for joy, he said: Have you here any thing to eat? And they set before him a piece of broiled fish, and a honey-comb. And when he had eaten before them, he took the remainder, and gave it to them, and he said to them: This is what I told you, while I was yet among you: that all that is written in the law of Moses, and in the Prophets, and in the Psalms concerning me, must be fulfilled. Then he opened their understanding to understand the scriptures. And he said unto them: Thus it is written, and thus it behoved the Christ to suffer, and to rise again the third day: and that repentance, and the remission of sins should be preached in his name to all nations. Credo.
OFFERT. Ps. xvii. The Lord thundered from heaven, and the Most High sent forth his voice: and the spring-heads of the waters appeared. Alleluia.
Intonuit de cœlo Dominus, et Altissimus dedit vocem suam: apparuerunt fontes aquarum. Alleluia.
SECRET. Receive, O Lord, we beseech thee, the prayers of the faithful together with these oblations: that by these duties of piety we may obtain eternal life. Thro'.
COMM. Colos. iii. If you are risen with Christ, seek the things which are above, where Christ is sitting at the right hand of God. Alleluia: mind the things that are above. AlleJuia.
Si consurrexistis cum Christo, quæ sursum sunt quærite, ubi Christus est in dextera Dei sedens. Alleluia: quæ sursum sunt sapite. Alleluia.
POSTCOMM. Concede. Grant we beseech, O Almighty God, that the virtue of the Paschal sacrament, which we have received, may always remain in our souls. Thro'.
VESPERS. As on Easter Sunday, p. 110. except.
Anth. See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself. Alleluia, Alleluia.
Ant. Videte manus meas
et pedes meos, quia ego ipse sum. Alleluia, Alleluia.
PRAYER. Collect at Mass, p. 117.
WEDNESDAY in EASTER WEEK.
MASS. INTROIT. Matt. 25. Come you blessed of my Father, receive the kingdom, Alleluia: which hath been prepared for you from the beginning of the world. Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia. Ps. Sing to the Lord a new song: sing to the Lord all the earth. V. Glory.
COLLECT. Deus, qui nos.
rection of our Lord, fillest us with joy: mercifully grant, that, by these temporal festivals, which we celebrate, we may at last come to the possession of those joys that are eternal. Thro' the same.
From this day to Saturday inclusively, after the COLLECT of the day, is said the COLLECT: Ecclesiæ tuæ. p. lxxii. or: Deus omnium, ib. with their respective SECRETS and POSTCOMMUNIONS in their proper places.
LESSON. Acts iii. 13. 19.
N those days: Peter opening his mouth, said: You men of Israel, and you who fear God, give ear. The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, the God of our forefathers hath glorified his Son Jesus, whom you delivered up, and denied before Pilate, when he judged he ought to be released. But you refused the Holy one, and the righteous one, and desired a murderer to be granted you: and you put to death the author of life, whom God raised from the dead, whereof we are witnesses. And now, brethren, I know you did it thro' ignorance, as did also your Rulers. But God hath fulfilled what he foretold by the mouth of his Prophets, that his Christ should suffer. Repent therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out.
GRAD. This is the day the Lord hath made, come let us exult and rejoice thereon. V. Ps. 117. The right hand of the Lord hath exerted its might; the right hand of the Lord hath raised me up. Alleluia, Alleluia. V. Luke 24. The Lord is certainly risen, and hath appeared to Peter.
PROSE. Victimæ Paschali, as above, p. 108.