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tates of the whole world, and grant us peace
tranquillity in this life, and to glorify God the Fa
ther Almighty.]

Priest. Let us pray. Deacon. Let us kneel down.
Subdeacon. Stand up again.

O Almighty and Eternal God, who, by Christ, hast
revealed thy glory to all nations; preserve the works
of thine own mercy, that thy Church, which is spread
over the whole world, may persevere with a co
stant faith in the confession of thy name. Thro' the
R. Amen.

same.

[Let us pray also for our most Holy Father, Pope N
that our Lord God, who hath made choice of hi
in the order of the Episcopacy, may preserve him
in health and safety for the good of his holy Church,
and to govern the holy people of God.]

Priest. Let us pray. Deacon. Let us kneel down.
Subdeacon. Stand up again

O Almighty and Eternal God, by whose appoint
ment all thing's are established and maintained; mer
cifully regard our prayers, and by thy goodness, p
serve the Prelate chosen to govern us; that the
Christian people, who are governed by thy authority
may increase the merits of their faith under so great
a Bishop. Thro'. R. Amen.

[Let us also pray for all Bishops, Priests, Deacons
Subdeacons, Acolytes, Exorcists, Readers, Door
keepers, Confessors, Virgins, Widows, and for all

the holy people of God.]

Priest. Let us pray. Deacon. Let us kneel down.
Subdeacon. Stand up again.

O Almighty and Eternal God, by whose spirit the whole body of the Church is sanctified and governed hear our prayers for all orders and degrees thereof; that by the assistance of thy grace, thou mayest be served by every rank and condition. Thro'. R.

Amen.

[Let us pray also for our Catechumens, that our Lord God may open for them the ears of their

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hearts, and the gates of mercy; that having received the remission of sin by the laver of regencration, they may also belong to our Lord Jesus Christ.]

Priest. Let us pray. Deacon. Let us kneel down. Subdeacon. Stand up again.

O Almighty and Eternal God, who continually makest the Church fruitful in new children; increase the faith and understanding of our Catechumens, that, being again born at the font of baptism, they may be joined to thy adopted children. Thro'.

R. Amen.

[Let us pray, most dearly beloved brethren, to God the Father Almighty, that he would purge the world of all errors, cure diseases, drive away famine, open prisons, break chains, grant a safe return to travellers, health to the sick, and a secure harbour to such as are at sea.]

Priest. Let us pray. Deacon. Let us kneel down. Subdeacon. Stand up again.

O Almighty and Eternal God, the comfort of the afflicted, and the strength of those that labour; let the prayers of all such as call upon thee in tribulation, come to thee; that all with joy, may find the effects of thy mercy in their necessities. Thro'. R.

Amen.

Let us pray also for all heretics and schismatics, that our Lord God would be pleased to deliver them from all their errors, and call them back to our Holy Mother the Catholic and Apostolic

Church.

Priest. Let us pray. Deacon. Let us kneel down. Subdeacon. Stand up again.

O Almighty and Eternal God, who savest all and wouldst have none to perish; look down on those souls that are seduced by the deceits of the devil; that the hearts of all those who err, laying aside all heretical malice, may repent and return to the unity of the truth. Thro'. R. Amen.

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GOOD-FRIDAY.

[Let us pray also for the perfidious Jews; that the R Lord God would withdraw the veil from their hearts, that they also may acknowledge our Lord Jesus Christ thy Son.]

Flectamus genua is here omitted, in abhorrence of the insult offered by the Jews to our Saviour, when they knelt before him in derision, in the hall of Pilate's palace.

O Almighty and Eternal God, who deniest not thy mercy even to the perfidious Jews; hear our pray ers which we pour forth for the blindness of that pe ple; that by acknowledging the light of thy truth which is the Christ, they may be brought out of the

darkness. Thro'. R. Amen.

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[Let us pray also for the Pagans, that Almighty God would remove all iniquity from their hearts; the quitting their idols, they may be converted to true and living God, and his only Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.]

Priest. Let us pray. Deacon. Let us kneel dow Subdeacon. Stand up again.

O Almighty and Eternal God, who seekest not the death of sinners, but that they should live; merd fully hear our prayers, and deliver them from their idolatry; and, to the praise and glory of thy name admit them into thy holy Church. Through Jesus

Christ our Lord, who livest. R. Amen.

Here the Priest takes down the cross, and uncovering
the top of it, says,

Ant. Behold the wood of the cross, on which hu

the Salvation of the World.

Then the Clergy, and all the people,

knees, answer:

on their bended

R. Come let us venerate.* Venite adoremus.

might the more to our veneration on this day, is, that we

*The intention of the Church, in exposing the cros

effectually raise up our hearts to HIM who expired there

This Ant, and R. being repeated twice more, till the whole Cross is uncovered, the Priest lays it down in a proper place, and all kneeling thrice on both knees, reverently approach to, and devoutly kiss the feet of the crucifix. During this ceremony, two chanters in the middle of the choir sing alternately, the versicles called the Reproaches, because they are in the name of Christ reproaching the Jewish people with ingratitude, for the manifold blessings and favours he had conferred on them.

V. My people, what have I done to thee? Or in what have I grieved thee? Answer me.

O Holy God.

V. Because I brought thee out of the land of Egypt; thou has prepared a cross for thy Saviour. Choir sings, Agios Theos. II. Cheir answers, Sanctus Deus. 1. Choir, Agios Ischyros. IL Choir, Sanctus Fortis. 1. Choir, Agios, Athanatos

eleison imas.

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II. Choir, Sanctus Immortalis,

máserere nobis.

O Most Holy One.

O Holy Immortal One, have mercy

on us.

***After singing the foregoing praises of God in Greek and Latin (formerly the two most universal languages, to shew the union between all the churches,) tico of the second choir proceed with the Reproaches.

V. Because I was thy guide through the desart for forty years, and fed thee with manna, and brought thee into an excellent land, thou hast prepared a Cross for thy Saviour.

Then Agios o Theos, &c. is repeated alternately as above, after which two of the first choir sing: V. What more should I have done to thee, and on for our redemption. Whenever, therefore, we kneel For prostrate ourselves before a crucifix, it is JESUS CHRIST only whom we adore, and it is in him alone

that our respects terminate.

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have not done? I have planted thee for my most beautiful vineyard: and thou hast proved very bitter and to me, for in my thirst thou givest me vinegar drink; and piercedst the side of thy Saviour with a

spear.

Agios o Theos, &c. is repeated as above.

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V. For thy sake I scourged Egypt with her firstborn; and thou hast delivered me up to be scourged The whole Choir.] My people, what have done to thee? or in what have I grieved thee? A

swer me.

Two of I. Choir.] V. I led thee out of Egypt, having drowned Pharaoh in the Red Sea; and thou hast delivered me up to the chief priests.

The whole Choir.

Two of II. Choir]

My people, &c.

V. I opened the sea before thee; and thou hast opened my side with a spear. The whole Choir. My people, &c.

Two of I. Choir.] V. I went before thee in pillar of cloud; and thou hast brought me to the court of Pilate.

The whole Choir. My people, &c.

Two of II. Choir] V. I fed thee with manna in the desart; and thou hast beaten me with buffets and stripes.

The whole Choir. My people, &c.

Two of I. Choir.] V. I gave thee wholesome water to drink out of the rock, and thou hast given me for my drink gall and vinegar.

The whole Choir. My people, &c.

Two of II. Choir.] V. For thy sake I smote the king of Canaan; and thou hast smote my head with

a cane.

The whole Choir. My people, &c.

Two of I. Choir.] V. I gave thee a royal sceptre. and thou hast given me a crown of thorns. The whole Choir. My people, &c.

Two of II. Choir.] F. By great might I raised

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