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him: Two hundred penny-worth of bread is not suficient for them, that every one may take a little. One of his disciples, Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter

, saith to him: There is a boy here that hath five barley loaves and two fishes ; but what are they among so many? Then Jesus said : Make the men sit down. Now there was much grass in the place. The men therefore sat down, in number about five thousand. And Jesus took the loaves; and when he had given thanks, he distributed to them that were sat down. In like manner also of the fishes, as

much as they would, and when they were filled, he Fid said to his disciples: Gather up the fragments that 22. mare semain, lest they be lost. They gathered up therefore

, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of ših nar de five barley loaves, which remained over and above to them that had eaten.

Now these men, when they had seen what a miracle Jesus had done, said : This is of a truth the prophet that is to come into the world. Jesus therefore when he knew that they would come to take him by force and make him king, fled again into the mountain himself alone.

OFFERT. Ps, cxxxiv. Praise ye the Lord, for he is good : sing ye to his name, for it is sweet: what he pleased he hath done, in heaven and on

SECRET. We beseech thee, O Lord, mercifully regard this present sacrifice, that it may both increase our devotion, and advance our salvation. COMMUNION. Ps. cxxi. Jerusalem, which

city, which is compact together; for thither did the tribes go up, the tribes of the Lord ; to praise thy name, O Lord.

P. COMM. Da nobis. Grant, we beseech thee, O merciful God, that we may sincerely respect, and receive with faith thy boly mysteries, with which thon



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Ps. liii. Save me, O God, by the name, and judge me in thy strength: O God, hear my prayer : give ear to the words of my mouth Ps. For strangers have risen up against me ; and the mighty have sought after my soul. V. Glory,

COLLECT. Prosta. Grant, we beseech thee o Almighty God, that we who annually celebrate this holy fast, may be well pleasing to thee, both in beds and mind. Thro'.

LESSON. 3 Kings i. 16, 28. In those day: Two women that were harlots, came to king Sale mon, and stood before him : and one of them said: I beseech thee, my lord, I and this woman dwel in one house, and I was delivered of a child with her in the chamber. And the third day after that was delivered, she also was delivered ; and we wen together, and no other person with us in the house, only we two.

And this woman's child died in te night. For in her sleep she overlaid him. AM rising in the dead time of the night, she took my child from my side, while thy handmaid was ascer and laid it in her bosom; and laid her dead child my bosom. And when I rose in the morning give my child suck, behold it was dead; but conta dering him more diligently when it was clear day I found that it was not mine which I bore. And the other woman answered: It is not so as thou saves but thy child is dead. and inine is alive. On the contrary she said: Thou liest: for my child livet, and thy child is dead. And in this manner that strove before the king. Then saith the king: The one saith my child is alive, and thy child is dead.

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And the other answereth, Nay, but thy child dead, and mine liveth. The king therefore said Bring me a sword. And when they had brought child in two, and give half to the one, and half sword before the king, divide, said he, the living the other. But the woman, whose child was alive

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said to the king (for her bowels were moved upon her child) I beseech thee, my Lord, give her the child alive and do not kill it. But the other said: Let it be neither mine nor thine, but divide it. The king answered and said : Give the living child to this woman, and let it not be killed, for she is the mother thereof. And all Israel heard the judgment which the king had judged, and they feared the king, seeing that the wisdom of God was in him to

GRAD. Ps. XXX. Be thou unto me a God, a
protector, and a house of refuge to save me.


. lxx. In thee, O God, have I hoped: O Lord,
let me never be confounded.

* TRACT. Ps. cii. Deal not, p. 63.
GOSPEL. John ii. 13, 25. At that time: The
prach of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up
bo Jerusalem, and he found in the temple them that

oxen, and sheep, and doves, and the changers
money sitting. And when he had made as it

, a scourge of little cords, he drove them all out of the temple, the sheep also and the oxen, and the money of the changers he poured out, and the tables he overthrew. And he said to them that sold doves : Take these things hence, and

make not the house of Ey Father a house of traffic. And his disciples re

membered that it was written: “ The zeal of thy The intelouse hath eaten me up." Then the Jews answered,

and said to him: What sign dost thou shew us. seeing thou dost these things? Jesus answered, and said to them : Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up. The Jews then said: Six and forty years was this temple in building, and milt thon raise it in three days? But he spoke pien again from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this, and they believed the scripture, and the word that Jesus had said.

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day, many believed in his name, seeing which he did. But Jesus did not trust bi thern, because he knew all men, and be needed not that any should give testimony for he knew what was in map.

OFFERT. Ps. xcix. Sing joyfully to the earth; serve the Lord with gladness; < fore his presence with exceeding great jy the Lord himself is God.

SECRET. May the sacrifice ire hari thee, O Lord, always give us life, and de Thro'.

COMM. Ps. xviii. From my secret sin me, O Lord, and from those of others: servant.

P. COMM. Sumptis. May the receiving şaying mysteries, we beseech thee, O Lord our eternal redemption. Thro'.

Let us pray. Bow down your heads to

PRAYER. Deprecationem. We beseec Lord, hear our prayer, and grant us thy p as it is thou who inspirest us to ask it. T

TUESDAY. INTROIT. Ps. liv. Hear, O God, m and despise not my supplication; be atten and hear me. Ps. I am grieved in my exer troubled at the voice of the enemy, and at lation of the sinner. V. Glory.

COLLECT. Sacræ. We beseech theo that the holy fast we observe may be to ou ment in holy conversation, and draw dow the constant succours of thy mercy. Thre

LESSON. Exod. xxxii. 7, 14, In th The Lord spoke to Moses, saying; Go, down; thy people which thou hast brou the land of Egypt, hath sinned. They has strayed from the way which thou didst sh and they have made to themselves a m

ne bare adored it, and sacrificing victims to it, have

these are thy Gods 0°Israel, that have pought thee out of the land of Egypt. And again Loni said to Moses: I see that this people is necked; let me alone, that my wrath may be udled against them, and that I may destroy them, Il will make of thee a great nation. But Moses Baught the Lord his God, saying: Why, O Lord, thy indignation enkindled against thy people, hom thou hast brought out of the land of Egypt, A great power, and with a mighty hand? Let the Egyptians say, I beseech thee: He craftily mught them out, that he might kill them in the untains

, and destroy them from the earth: let thy ser cease, and be appeased upon the wickedness thy people. Remember Abraham, Isaac, and hel

, thy servants, to whom thou sworest by thy pa self, saying: I will multiply your seed as the Es of heaven : and this whole land that I have aken of, I will give to your seed, and you shall

And the Lord was appeased un doing the evil which he had spoken against his ople. GRAD. Ps xlii. Arise, O Lord, help us, and een us for thy name's sake. V. We have heard, God

, with our ears; our fathers have declared to the work thou hast wrought in their days; in the

John vii. 14, 31. At that time : bout the midst of the feast, Jesus went up into the ample and taught. And the Jews wondered, say

How doth this man know letters, having never kamed? Jesus answered them, and said; My docDane is not mine, but his that sent me. If any man to do the will of him, he sball know of the docfree nae whether it be of God, or whether I speak of

orieli. He that speaketh of himself, seeketh his um glory; but he that seeketh the glory of him that sent him, he is true, and there is no injustice

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