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in him. Did not Moses give you the law? none of you keepeth the law. Why seek kill me? The multitude answered and said hast a devil: Who seeketh to kill thee? J. swered, and said to them: One work I hav and you all wonder: therefore Moses gare cumcision : (not because it is of Moses, bu fathers) and on the Sabbath-day you circi man. If a man receive circumcision on 1 bath-day, that the law of Moses may not be are you angry at me, because I have he whole man on the Sabbath-day? Judge no ing to the appearance, but judge just ji Some therefore of Jerusalem said: Is n whom they seek to kill? And behold he openly, and they say nothing to him. ] rulers known for a truth that this is the Ch we know this man whence he is; but Christ cometh, no man knoweth when Jesus therefore cried out in the temple, and saying: You both know me, and wbence I am: and I am not come of my he that sent me is true, whom you know n him, because I am from him, and he hat! They sought therefore to apprehend hin man laid hands on him, because his hou yet come.

But of the people, many be him.

OFFERT. Ps. xxxix. With expectat waited for the Lord, and he hath looked and he heard my prayer; and hath pu mouth a new capticle, a hymn to our God

SECRET. May this offering, O Lord, thee, cleanse away our sins: and sancti bodies and souls of thy servants for wo brating this sacrifice. Thru'.

COMM. Ps. xix. We will rejoice in tion: and in the name of the Lord our G be exalted.

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P. COMM. Hujus nos. May the receiving of this sacrament, O Lord, purify us from sin, and bràng us to the kingdom of heaven. Thro'.

Let us pray. Bow down your heads to God.
PRAYER. Miserere. Take compassion, O Lord,

a thy people: and mercifully refresh them labourleses qu; under continual tribulations. Thro'.

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WEDNESDAY. an INTROIT. Ezech. xxxvi. When I shall have Jones nations : and I will pour upon you clean water, Bare teen sanctified amongst you, I will gather you from

you shall be cleansed from all your sins; and I ti is

all give you a new spirit. Ps. xxxüi. I will bless trebuie Lord at all times; his praise shall be always in bilo mouth. y. Glory, stile lanedidely after Kyrie eleison, &c. is said:

Let us pray. Let us kneel down. R. stand up again. ET COLLECT. Deus qui. ( God, who givest to the

mitenus the reward of their good works, and fasting, pardon to sinners; have mercy on thy plants, that the acknowledgment of our guilt procure us the remission of our sins. Thro'.

LESSON. Ezech. xxxvi. 23, 28. Thus saith the abu God: I will sanctify my great name, whicle profaned among the Gentiles, which you

have 2017 Lutuned in the midst of them : that the Gentiles

llosts, when I shall be sanctified in you before their

I know that I am the Lord, saith the Lord of TER.. For I will take you from among the Genfiles, and will gather you together out of all the

countries, and will bring you into your own land. Apd I will pour upon you clean water, and you

thall be cleansed from all your filthiness, and I will sense you from all your idols. And I will give i new heart

, and put a new spirit within you: I will take away the stony heart out of your w latest, and will give you a heart of flesh. And I will

pet soy spirit in the midst of you, and I will cause

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you to walk in my commandments, and to keep it, judgments, and do them. And you shall dwell i. the land which I gave to your fathers, and you shoul be my people, and I will be your God, saith the Almighty.

GRAD. Ps. xxxiii. Come, children, bearken 's me; I will teach you the fear of the Lord. V. Cors ye to him, and be enlightened ; and your face si pot be confounded.

II. COLLECT. Presla. Grant, we besee: thee, O Almighty God, that the devotion, wl. makes us punish ourselves by this yearly fast, I also make us rejoice to the end that, suppressing ourselves all earthly affections, we may more easil receive thy heavenly inspirations. Thro'.

II. LESSON. Is. i. 16, 19. Tlus saith the L. God: Wash yourselves, be clean, take away ! evil of your devices from my eyes : cease to do re versely, learn to do well: seek judgment, rede the oppressed, judge for the fatherless, defend widow. And then come, and accuse me, saith Lord: if your sins be as the scarlet, they shall made as white as snow : and if they be red as c son, they shall be white as wool. If you be will and will hearken to me, you shall eat the good to of the land, saith the Lord Almighty.

GRAD. Ps. xxxii. Blessed is the nation : God is the Lord: the people whom he hath cl. for his inheritance. V. By the word of the Loru heavens were established : and all the power of by the spirit of his mouth. TRACT. Ps. cii. Deal not, p. 68.

GOSPEL. John ix, 1, 38. At that time : passing by, saw a man that was blind from his l and his disciples asked him : Rabbi, who had ned, this man, or his parents, that he should be blind? Jesus answered: Neither hath this ma ned, nor his parents, but that the works of should be made manifest in bim. I must wor I brily said these things, he spat on the ground, and made clay


eyes, and

works of him that sent me, whilst it is day : the night cometh when no man can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world. When he had

of the spittle, and spread the clay upon they said to him: Go, wash in the pool of Siloe, which is Lt mterpreted, Sent. He went his way therefore, and

Washed, and he came seeing. The neighbours therefore, and they who had seen him before, that he was a beggar, said: Is not this he that sat and begged? Some said, This is he. But others said: No, but he is like How were thine eyes opened ? He answered: That and said to me: Go to the pool of Siloe,

And plan they said to him: Where is he? He saith : I know setek best. They bring him that bad been blind to the

Pharisees. Now it was the Sabbath, when Jesus made the clay, and opened his eyes,

lim. But he said: I am he. They said therefore to him; "Pletnan that is called Jesus, made clay, and anointed. Saad wash. And I went, I washed, and I see.

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Nellre the Pharisees asked him how he had received

Again therele to find his sight. But he said to them : He put clay upon

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eres, and I washed, and I see. I the Pharisees said : this man is not of God who szepeth not the Sabbath. But others said : How Can a map that is a sinner do such miracles ? And

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te to the blind man again: What sayest thou of

kin, that he had been blind, and had received his

terere was a division among them. They say theredu sein that hath opened thy eyes ? And he said : He is a hefur upbct. The Jews then did not believe concerning

night, until they called the parents of him that had received his sight, and asked them, saying : Is this var son, who you say was born blind ? How then danth he now see? His parents answered them, and haid: We know that this is our son, and that he was bom blind: but how he now seeth we know not : or who hath opened his eyes we know not: ask Alimself; he is of age: let him speak for himself.

These things his parents said, because they i the Jews: for the Jews had already agreed a themselves, that if any man should confess him Christ, he should be put out of the syna: Therefore did his parents say: He is of age, as They therefore called the man again that lia blind, and said to him: Give glory to God know that this man is a sinner. He said them: If he be a sinner, I know not: one know, that whereas I was blind, now I see. they said to hun: What did he to thee? Hon open thy eyes ? he answered them : I havet already, and you have heard : why would y it again : will you also become his disciples reviled him, therefore, and said: be thou h ple ; but we are the disciples of Moses. 11 that God spoke to Moses; but as to this know not from whence he is. The man an and said to them : Why herein is a wonder that you know not from whence he is, and opened my eyes. Now we know that God hear sinners; but if a man be a server of doth his will, him he heareth. From the of the world it hath not been heard, that hath opened the eyes of one born blind. U man were of God, he could not do any thin answered and said to him: Thou was whol sins, and durst thou teach us? And they out. Jesus heard that they had cast him when he had found him, he said to him : believe in the son of God ? He answered, Who is he, Lord, that I may believe in Jesus said to him : Thou hast both seen hi is he that talketh with thee. And be said Lord. And falling down, he adored him.

OFFERT. Ps. lxv. O bless the Lord ye Gentiles; and make the voice of his pr ceived who hath set my soul to live: an suffered my feet to be moved. Blessed be

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