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GRAD. Ps. xxvii. My heart trusteth in the 06. Lond, and I found relief: my flesh is healed, and I Dat will with pleasure return him thanks. V. To thee, pret O Lord, have I cried out: answer me, O my God,
and depart not from me
GOSPEL. John iv. 5, 41. At that time : Jesus game to a city of Samaria which is called Sichar;
| near the land which Jacob gave to his son Joseph. h* Now Jacob's well was there. Jesus therefore being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well. It
was about the sixth hour. There cometh a woman 107 of Samaria to draw water. Jesus saith to her: Give
me to drink. (For his disciples were gone into the
city to buy meats.) Then that Samaritan woman the saith to him: How dost thou, being a Jew, ask of
me to drink, who am a Samaritan woman? For the Jets do not communicate with the Samaritans. Je
sus ansiered, and said to her: If thou didst know le the gift of God, and who he is that saith to thee, Give
me to drink; thou perhaps wouldst have asked of the mos him, and he would have given thee living water. s : The woman saith to him : Sir, thou hast nothing
"wherein to draw, and the well is deep: from whence Wha" then hast thou this living water? Art thou greater il: than our Father Jacob, who gave us the well, and spet drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle ?
Jesus answered and said to her: Whosoever drinketh of this water, shall thirst again; but he that shall drink of the water that I shall give him, shall not thirst for ever. But the water that I shall give him, shall become in him a fountain of water springing up into life everlasting. The woman saith to him : Sir, Give me this water, that I may not thirst, nor come hither to draw. Jesus saith to her: Go, call thy husband, and come hither. The woman answered, and said ; I have no husband. Jesus saith to her: Thon hast said well, I have no husband, for thou hast had five husbands, and he whom thou now hast, is
not thy husband. This thou hast said truly. The w man saith to him; Sir, I perceive that thou art prophet. Our fathers adored on this mountain, a you say, that at Jerusalem is the place where mu must adore. Jesus saith to her: Woman, belie me, the hour cometh, when you shall neither on t mountain, nor in Jerusalem, adore the Father. V adore that which you know not; we adoret which we know; for salvation is of the Jews. the hour cometh, and now is, when the true ado shall adore the Father in spirit and in truth. the Father also seeketh such to adore him. G a spirit, and they that adore bim, must adore kit spirit and in truth. The woman saith to him know that the Messias cometh (who is called C therefore when he is come, he will tell us all th: Jesus saith to her, I am he, who am speaking thee. And immediately his disciples camc: they wondered that he talked with the woman. no man said: What seekest thou, or why ta thou with her? The woman therefore left her pot, and went her way into the city, and saith t men there; Come, and see a man wbo hath to! all things whatsoever I have done. Is not he Christ? They went therefore out of the city, came unto him. In the mean time the disciples ed him, saying, Rabbi, eat. But he said to the have meat to eat which you know not of. The ciples therefore said one to another: Hath any brought him to eat? Jesus saith to them; My is to do the will of him that sent me, that I ma fect his work. Do not you say, there are re months, and then the harvest cometh ? Behold to you, lift up your eyes, and see the countri they are white already to harvest. And be reapeth, receiveth wages, and gathereth frunt life everlasting : that both he that soweth 2 that reapeth may rejoice together. For io that saying true : that it is one man that sowel
is another that reapeth. I have sent you to reap that in which you did not labour ; others have la. boured
, and you have entered into their labours. Nos of that city many of the Samaritans believed in kim, for the word of the woman giving testimony:
told me all things whatsoever I have done. So when the Samaritans were come to him, they desired him that he would tarry there. And he abode there Itro days. And many more believed in him because of his own word. And they said to the woman; We how believe, not for thy saying; for we ourselves have seen him, and know that he is indeed the SaTiour of the world.
OFFERT. Ps. y. Hearken to the voice of my prayer, O my King and my God; for to thee will I Fray ( Lord.
SECRET. We beseech thee, O Lord, mercifully begard the offerings we consecrate to thee, so that they may become acceptable to thee, and always adrance our salvation.
COMM. John iv. He who shall drink the water riple which I shall give him, saith the Lord, it shall be
Come in him a fountain of water springing up to eter
aalble. * P. COMM. Hujus. May the receiving of this saicrament, O Lord, cleanse us from sin, and bring us
to the kingdom of heaven. Thro'.
Let us pray. Bow down your heads to God.
PRAYER. Prvesta. Grant we beseech thee, O # Almighty God, that we who confide in thy protec
tion, may throthy grace, overcome all the enemies of our salvation. Thro'.
SATURDAY INTROIT. Ps. v. Give ear, O Lord, to my words, understand my cry: hearken to the voice of my prayer, O my King and my God. Ps. For to thee, will I pray; O Lord, in the morning thou shalt hear my voice. y. Glory.
COLLECT. Prcesta. Grant, we beseech the O Almighty God, that they who mortify themselv by abstinence from food, may, by observing thy be law, also fast from all sin. Thro'.
LESSON. Dan. xiii. 1, 62. In those daug There was a man that dwelt in Babylon, and name was Joakim; and be took a wife whose nu was Susanna, the daughter of Helcias, a very be tiful woman, and one that feared God. For parents being just, had instructed their daughter cording to the law of Moses. Now Joakim was v rich, and had an orchard near his house: anul Jews resorted to him, because he was the honourable of them all. And there were two of ancients of the people appointed judges that ye. whom the Lord said. Iniquity came out from B lon from the ancient judges, that seemed to go the people. These men frequented the hous Joakim, and all that had any matters of judg came to them. And when the people departed at noon, Susanna went in, and walked in her band's orchard. And the old men saw her go every day, and walking: and they were inl with lust towards her; and they perverted the i mind, and turned away their eyes that they not look unto heaven, nor remember just judgu So they were both wounded with the love of be they did not inake known their grief one other; for they were ashamed to declare to or other their lust, being desirous to have to e her; and they watched carefully every day her. And one said to the other; Let us home, for it is dinner time. So going out il parted one from another. And turning back they came both to the same place: and ask another the cause, they acknowledged thei and then they agreed together upon a time why might find her alone. And it fell out, as they ed a fit day, she woot in on a time, as yesten
I may washa me.
the day before, with two maids only, and was desirows to wash hierself in the orchard, for it was hot weather. And there was nobody there, but the two old men that had hid themselves and were considering her. So she said to the maids, bring me oil, and Washing balls, and shut the doors of the orchard, that
And they did as she bade them ; and they shut the doors of the orchard, and went out
by a back door to fetch what she had commanded still them, and they knew not that the elders were hid
within. Now when the maids were gone forth, the Aivo elders arose, and ran to her, and said: Behold dhe doors of the orchard are shut, and nobody seeth us, and we are in love with thee; wherefore consent to us, and lie with us.
But if thou wilt not, we will bear wituess against thee, that a young man was with thee, and therefore thou didst send away thy maids from thee. Susanna sighed, and said ; I am straitcned on every side: for if I do this thing, it is death to me, and if I do it not, I shall not escape four hands. But it is better for me to fall into your lands without doing it, than to sin in the sight of the Lord. With that Susanna cried out with a loud voice, and the elders also cried out against her. And one of them ran to the door of the orchard, and
opened it. So when the servants of the house beard kan door. to see what was the matter. But after the old the cry in the orchard, they rushed in by the back
toen had spoken, the servants were greatly ashamed, for never had there been any such word said of Sutanna. And on the next day, when the people were Cumne to Joakim her husband, the two elders also came, full of their wicked device against Susanna, of put her to death. And they said before the people: Send to Susanna, daughter of Helcias, the wife of Joakiin. And they presently sent. And she came with her parents, and children, and all her kindred. Now Susanna was exceeding delicate, and beautiful to behold. But those wicked men com