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manded that her face should be uncovered (for sl was covered) that so at least they might be satisi with her beauty. Therefore her friends and all i acquaintance wept. But the two elders, rising up the midst of the people, laid their hands upon head. And she weeping looked up to heaven. her heart had confidence in the Lord. And the ers said, as we walked in the orchard alone, this man came in with two maids, and shut the door the orchard, and sent away the maids from Then a young man that was there hid, came to and lay with her. But we that were in the co of the orchard, seeing this wickedness, ran i them, and we saw them lie together. And al him we could not take him, because he was stro than we, and opening the doors he leaped out having taken this woman, we asked who the si man was, but she would not tell us : of this thir are witnesses. The multitude believed them, a ing the elders and judges of the people, and condemned her to death. Then Susanna crie with a loud voice, and said; O eternal God, knowest hidden things, who knowest all thing fore they come to pass, thou knowest that they borne false witness against me; and behold I die, whereas I have done none of these things, these men have maliciously forged against me. the Lord heard her voice. And when she w to be put to death, the Lord raised up the holy of a young boy, whose name was Daniel : 2 cried out with a loud voice; I am clear fro blood of this woman. Then all the people t towards him, said what meaneth this won thou hast spoken. But he standing in the m them said: Are ye so foolish, ye children of that without examination or knowledge of the ye have condemned a daughter of Israel? Ret judgment, for they have borne false witness a her. So all the people turned again in hast

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erunder one froin the other, he called one of them, ni bu said to him, O thon that art grown old in evil BU Dow are thy sins come out which thou hast

escartaitted before; in judging unjust judgments, oppressing the innocent, and letting the guilty go free, Whereas the Lord saith ; the innocent and the just Hou shalt not kill. Now then, if thou sawest her, hell

me under what tree thou sawest them conversing gether. He said, under a mastick tree. And Daniel said : Well hast thou lied against thy own Head

, for behold the angel of God having received le sentence of him, shall cut thee in two. And Having put him aside, be commanded that the other abould come, and he said to him ; O thou seed of ChaBaan, and not of Juda, beauty hath deceived thee, and lost hath perverted thy heart; thus did you do Do do the daughters of Israel, and they for fear conretized with you, but a daughter of Juda would not der what tree didst thou take them conversing toabide your wickedness. Now, therefore, tell me unfether? And he answered, under a holm tree. And Datiel said to him; Well hast thou also lied against Ly on head; for the angel of the Lord waiteth mth a sword to cut thee in two, and to destroy thee. With that all the assembly cried out with a loud voice, and they blessed God, who saveth them that et (for Daniel had convicted them of false witness trust in him. And they rose up against the two eldhad maliciously dealt against their neighbour, to fulfil De law of Moses ; and they put them to death, and Inocent blood was saved in that day.

GRAD. Ps. xxi. Though I should walk in the miast of the shadow of death, I will fear no evils, for

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thou art with me, O Lord. V. Thy rod and they have

comforted me. GOSPEL. John vü. 1, 11. Al that tir went to mount Olivet. And early in the came again into the temple, and all the pe to him, and sitting down he taught th the Scribes and Pharisees brings unto hir taken in adultery; and they set ber in the said to him: Master, this woman was even in adultery. Now Moses in the law com to stone such a one. But what sayest this they said tempting him, that they mi him. But Jesus bowing himself down, his finger on the ground. When therefo tinued asking him, he lifted up himself, them: He that is without sin among!" first cast a stone at her. And again stoc he wrote on the ground. But they b went out one by one, beginning at the Jesus alone remained, and the woman sta midst, Then Jesus lifting up himself, Woman, where are they that accused no man condemned thee? Who said ; No And Jesus said ; Neither will I condem and now sin no more.

OFFERT. Ps. cxviji. Direct my ste to thy word, that no injustice may reig Lord.

SECRET. Grant, we beseech thee, God, that the offering of this sacrifice and protect our frail nature from all evi

COMM. John viji. Woman, hath demned thee? No man, Lord. Neithe demn thec. Now sin no more.

P. COMM. Quosumus. We bese Almighty God, that we may be reckoni members, whose body and blood we part livest, &c.

Let us pray. Bow down your heads PRAYÉR. Protende. Stretch for

ares thy people, the right hand of thy heavenly aid,
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IV. SUNDAY IN LENT. IN the Mass of this day, the Church seems to forLet the sentiments of penance with which she hath been occupied from the beginning of Lent. The reae shereof is, that formerly such as were to receive baptism at Easter, were enregistered, after having been examined this week. She also saw the time now approaching for the reconciliation of the penitents, kor she had subjected to public penance on AshWednesday. The future birth, therefore, of those Tho were judged worthy of the grace of baptism; and the resurrection to a new life of several of her children, who, after having gone astray, return to of ber jos INTROIT. Is. Ixvi. Ps. cxxi. Letare, Jerusalem, &c.

REJOICE, Jerusalem, and meet together all you maisho love her ; rejoice exceedingly, you who have :17 been in sorrow, that you may leap for joy, and be safiated with comfort from her breasts.

; we shall go into the house of the Lord. V. Glory.

Grant, we beseech thee, Almighty God, that we, who are justly afflicted comforting grace. Thro'.

to our demerits, may be relieved by tby EPISTLE. Gal. iv. 22, 31. Brethren : It is written that Abraham had two sons; the one by a bondwoman, and the other by a free-woman. But he who was of the bond-woman, was born according to the flesh; but he by the free-woman, was by promise. Which things are said by an allegory. For these are the two testaments. The one from Mount Sina, engendering unto bondage; which is Agar ; for Si

COLLECT. Concede.

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pa is a mountain in Arabia, which hath affinity to this Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with bu children. But that Jerusalem, which is above, free ; which is our mother. For it is written: "R joice, thou barren, that bearest not; break forth a cry, thou that travailest not; for many are the c! dren of the desolate, more than of her that hath husband. Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are children of promise. But as then, he that was to according to the flesh, persecuted him that was a the spirit ; so also it is now, But what saith scripture ? " Cast out the bond-woman and her for the son of the bond-woman shall not be heir the son of the free-woman." So then, brethren, are not children of the bond-woman, but of the i by the freedom wherewith Christ hath made us

GRAD. Ps. cxxi. I rejoiced at the things were said to me ; we shall go into the house of Lord.

V. Let peace be in thy strength, and abund in thy towers.

TRACT. Ps. cxxiv. Qui confidunt, &c. that trust in the Lord, shall be as mount Sio shall not be moved forever that dwelleth in Jo lem. V. Mountains are round about it: so the is round about his people from henceforth not for ever.

GOSPEL. John vi. 1, 15. At that time: went over the sea of Galilee, which is that of rias; and a great multitude followed him, be they saw the miracles which he did on then were diseased. Jesus therefore went'up into a tain, and there he sat with his disciples. N pasch, the festival day of the Jews, was ucar at When Jesus therefore had lifted up his eye seen that a very great multitude cometh to h said to Philip : Whence shall we buy brea these may eat? And this he said to try him : himself knew what he would do. Philip an

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