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also hath received you to the honour of God. For I say that Christ Jesus was minister of the circumci: sion for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made unto the Fathers. But that the Gentiles are to glorify God for his mercy, as it is written: “Therefore I will confess to thee, O Lord, among the Gentiles

, and will sing to thy name

And again he saith: " Rejoice, ye Gentiles, with his people." And again: “ Praise the Lord, all ye Gentiles, and magnify hira all ye people.” And again Isaias saith : There shall be a root of Jesse, and he that shall rise up to rule the Gentiles, in him the Gentiles shall hope." Now the God of Hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope, and in the power of the Holy Ghost.

GRAD. Ps. xlix. He shall come in his comeliness and beauty from Sion ; God will come visibly. V. Gather to him his saints, who have observed his covenant more than sacrifice. Alleluia, Alleluia.

V. I rejoice at what was told me : we are to go ap to the house of the Lord. Alleluia.

GOSPEL. Matt. xi. 2, 10. At that time: When John had heard in prison the works of Christ, sending two of his disciples he said to him : Art thou be that art to come, or look we for another: And Jestus making answer, said to them: Go and relate to John what you have heard and seen. The blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf heat, the dead rise again, the poor have the gospel preached to them. And blessed is he that shall not be scandalized in me. And when they went their way, Jesus began to say to the multitude, concerning John: What went you out into the desert to see? A reed shaken with the wind ? But what went you out to see? A man cloathed in soft garments Behold, they that are cloathed in soft garments are in the houses of kings. But what went you out to see? A prophet? Yea, I tell you, and more than a prophet. For this is be of whom it is written: "Be

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, I send my angel before thy face, who shall prepare thy way before thee.” THE CREED.

OFFERT. Thou wilt turn, O God, to us, and bring us to life, and thy people shall rejoice in thee. Shew us, O Lord, thy mercy, and grant us thy salvation.

SECRET. Be appeased, O Lord, we beseech thee by our humble prayers and sacrifices; and although we can allege no deserts on our part, grant us thy protection. Thro'.

For the II. and III. Secrets, see p. 4.
COMM. Arise, 0 Jerusalem and stand on high,
and behold the joy that will come to thee from thy
God.

P. COMM. Repleti. Being filled, O Lord, with this spiritual food, we humbly beseech thee, to teach us, by partaking of this mystery, to despise earthly things, and to love such as are heavenly.

For the II. and III. Postcommunions, see p. 4.

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THIRD SUNDAY IN ADVENT.
INTROIT. Philip iv. and Ps. lxxxiv. Gaulete in

Domino.
REJOICE in the Lord always ; again, I say, re-
joice. Lety

your modesty be known to all men : the Lord is nighs

. Be nothing solicitous : but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your petitions be made known to God. Ps. O kond thou hast blest tby land ; thou hast turned away the captivity of Jacob. V. Glory.

COLLECT, Aurem tuam. Bend thine ear, O
Lord, we beseech thee, to our prayers, and enlight-
en the darkness of our minds by the grace of thy
Visitation. Who livest.

For the other Collects, see p. 2.
EPISTLE.

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also hath received you to the honour of God. For I say that Christ Jesus was minister of the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made 1 unto the Fathers. But that the Gentiles are to glorify God for his mercy, as it is written: “Therefore I will confess to thee, O Lord, among the Gentiles

, and will sing to thy name." And again he saith: “ Rejoice, ye Gentiles, with his people. And again: “ Praise the Lord, all ye Gentiles, and magnify hita all ye people." And again Isaias saith : " There shall be a root of Jesse, and he that shall rise up rule the Gentiles, in bim the Gentiles shall hope." Now the God of Hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope, and in the power of the Holy Ghost.

GRAD. Ps. xlix. He shall come in his comeliness and beauty from Sion ; God will come visibly. V. Gather to him his saints, who have observed his covenant more than sacrifice. Alleluia, Alleluia.

V. I rejoice at what was told me: we are to go up to the house of the Lord. Alleluia.

GOSPEL. Matt. xi. 2, 10. At that time: Whep John had heard in prison the works of Christ, sending two of his disciples he said to him : Art thou he that art to come, or look we for another: And Jesus making answer, said to them: Go and relate to John what you have heard and seen. The blind see, ille Jame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf heat, the dead rise again, the poor have the gospel preached to them. And blessed is he that shall not be scandalized in me. And when they went their way, Jesus began to say to the multitude, concerning John: What went you out into the desert to see? A reed shaken with the wind ? But what went you out to see? A man cloathed in soft garments : Bebold, they that are cloathed in soft garments are in the houses of kings. But what went you out to see? A prophet? Yea, I tell you, and more than a prophet. For this is be of whom it is written: "Be

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Get It twild, I send my angel before thy face, who shall preSE RETRO fare thy way before thee." THE CREED.

OFFERT. Thou wilt turn, O God, to us, and bring us to life, and thy people shall rejoice in thee. Sher us, O Lord, thy mercy, and grant us thy salvation.

SECRET. Be appeased, O Lord, we beseech thee by our hurable prayers and sacrifices; and although we can allege no deserts on our part, grant us thy protection. Thro'.

For the II. and III. Secrets, see p. 4.
COMM. Arise, 0 Jerusalem and stand on high,
and behold the joy that will come to thee from thy
God

P. COMM. Repleti. Being filled, O Lord, with
this spiritual food, we humbly beseech thee, to teach
us, by partaking of this mystery, to despise earthly
things, and to love such as are heavenly.

For the Il. and III. Postcommunions, see p. 4.

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THIRD SUNDAY IN ADVENT.
INTROIT. Philip iv.and Ps. lxxxiv. Gauete in

Domino.
REJOICE in the Lord always ; again, I say, re-
joice. Let your modesty be known to all men : the
Lord is nigh. Be nothing solicitous : but in every
thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving
let your petitions be made known to God. Ps. O
Lord thou hast blest thy land ; thou hast turned away
the captivity of Jacob. V. Glory.

COLLECT. Aurem tuam. Bend thine ear, o Lord, we beseech thee, to our prayers, and enlighten the darkness of our minds by the grace of thy visitation. Who livest.

For the other Collects, see p. 2.
EPISTLE. Philip. iv. 4, 7. Brethren : Re-
joice in the Lord always ; again, I say, rejoice. Let
Jour modesty, be known to all men. The Lord is

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nigh. Be nothing solicitous: but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your petitions be made known to God.

And the peace of God, which surpasseth all understanding, keep your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

GRAD. Ps. Ixxix. Lord, who sittest on the Cherubim, exert thy power, and come. V. Thou, who rulest Israel, hearken; thou who leadest Joseph as a sheep. Alleluia, Alleluia. V. Exert, O Lord, thy power, and come to save

Alleluia. GOSPEL. -John i. 19, 28. At that time : The Jews sent from Jerusalem Priests and Levites to John, to ask him: Who art thou? And he confessed, and did not deny : and he confessed : I am not the Christ. And they asked him : What then ? Art thou Elias? And he said: I am not. Art thou a prophet? And he answered : No. They said therefore unto him : Who art thou, that we may give an answer to them that sent us? What sayest thou of thyself ? He said: “I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord,” as said the prophet Isaias. And they that were sent were of the Pharisees. And they asked him and said to him: Why then dost thou baptize, if thou be not Christ, nor Elias, nor the propbet ? John answered them, saying : I baptize with water ; but there hath stood one in the midst of you, whom you know not. The same is he that shall come after me, who is preferred before me; the latchet of whose shoe I am not worthy to loose. These things were done in Bethania beyond the Jordan, where John was baptizing. THE CREED,

OFFERT. Ps. Ixxxiv. Lord, thou hast blessed thy land : thou hast turned away the captivity of Jacob. Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of thy people.

SECRET. May we always, O Lord, offer thee this sacrifice of our devotion, both to comply with

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