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Fitque sanguis Christi


The Church as a token of her grief forbids the conse

cration of the sacrament on Good Friday, there are
therefore two hosts consecrated to day, one of whick
is preserved to be consumed at the office of Good
Friday, which is therefore called the Mass of the
Pre-sanctified, as that which has been sanctifed,
pro or before is what is consumed. This host
carried in procession after the Mass

, and while si
is carrying to the place prepared for its receptain,

the following Hymn is sung:
PANGE lingua gloriosi
Corporis mysterium
Sanguinisque pretiosi,

Et si sensus deficit;
Quem in mundi pretium Ad firmandum cor since
Fructus ventris generosi,
Rex effudit Gentium.

Sola fides sufficit.
Nobis datus, nobis natus

Tantum ergo sacramet
Ex intacta virgine,

Et in mundo conversatus Veneremur cernui;
Sparso verbi semine,
Sui moras incolatus

Miro clausit ordine. [næ, Novo cedat ritui :

In supremæ noctæ cæ Præstet fides supplement
Recumbens cum fratri-


Sensuum defectui.
Observata lege plene

Genitori, genitoque
Cibis in legalibus :

Laus et jubilatio;
Cibum turbæ duodenæ

Salus, bonor, virtus, que
Se dat suis manibus,

Verbum caro, panem

Sit et benedictio:

Procedenti ab utroque
Verbo carnem efficit;

SING, O my tongue, adore and praise
The depth of God's mysterious ways,
How Christ, the world's great king, bestow'd
His flesh conceal'd in human food,
And left mankind the blood that paid
The ransom for the souls he made.

Et antiquum documen

Compar sit laudatio

Giv'n from above, and born for man,
From virgin's womb his life began:
He liv'd on earth, and preach'd to sow
The seeds of heav'nly truth below;

Then seald his mission from above
With strange effects of pow'r and love.

'Twas on that evening when the last
And most mysterious supper past :
When Christ with his disciples sat,
To close the law with legal meat;
Then to the twelve himself bestow'd,
With his own hands, to be their food.

The word made fiesh, for love of man,
His word turns bread to flesh again;
And wine to blood, unseen by sense,
By virtue of omnipotence :
And bere the faithful rest secure,
Whilst God can vouch and faith insure.

To this mysterious table now
pur knees, our hearts, and sense we bow:

Let ancient rites resign their place
To nobler elements of grace;
And faith for all defects supply,
Whilst sense is lost in mystery.

To God the father, born of none;
To Christ, his co-eternal Son,
And Holy Ghost, whose equal rays
From both proceed, one equal praise ;
One bonour, jubilee, and fame,
Por erer bless his glorious name.

At the respers the altar is stripped of its cloths, to


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GOOD-FRIDAY. MASS OF THE PŘESANCTIFIED The Priest (with his Ministers, having for some time inin prostrate in the sanctuary, in silent prayer)


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he arises and goes up and kisses lhe middle of this
altur: then a Reader begins the Lessons, in an an-
dible voice, without any tille, whilst the Priest
reads them at the same time, in a low voice, at the
Epistle side of the altar.

1. LESSON. Osee vi. 1, 6. Thus saith the Lord: In their afiliction they will rise early to me: Come and let us return to the Lord. For he hath taken us, and lie will heal us: he will strike, and he will cure us. He will revive after two days: on the third day he will raise us up, and we shalí live in this sight. We shall know and we shall follow on, that we may know the Lord. His going forth is prepared as the morning light, and he will come to us as the early and the latter rain to the earth. What shall ! do to thee, O Ephraim ? what shall I do to thee, O Juda? Your mercy is as a morning cloud, and as the dew that goeth away in the morning. For that reason have I hewed them by the prophets, I hare slain them by the words of my month: and thy judga babai ments shall go forth as the light. For I desired mer cy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than holocausts.

TRACT. Habac. iii. Lord, I bave heard the works, and was afraid : I considered thy works, and the trembled. V. Thou wilt appear mals; when the years draw near, thou will be known; when the time shall come, thou wilt best shewn. V. When my soul shall be in trouble, eral in thy wrath thou wilt remember thy mercy, God will come from Libanus, and the Holy One from the dark mountain. V. His majesty bath clouded the heavens; and the earth is full of his praise.

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Let us pray:
Flectamus genud.
R. Levate.
COLLECT. Deus, a quo, as p. 213.

Let us kneel down.

R. Stand up again.
II. LESSON. Exod. xii. I, 11. In those days
The Lord said to Moses and Aaron in the land of

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, This month shall be to you the beginning of months : it shall be the first in the months of the year. Speak ye to the whole assembly of the children of Israel, and say to them, On the tenth day of this month let every man take a lamb by their families and houses. But if the number be less than may

suffice to eat the lamb, he shall take unto bim his pe neighbour that joineth to his house, according to

the number of souls which may be enough to eat the
lamb. And it shall be a lamb without blemish, a male

year; according to which rite also he shall
kill a kid

. And you shall keep it unto the fourteenth day of this month: and the whole multitude of the children of Israel shall sacrifice it in the evening.

dod they shall take of the blood thereof, and put it la "pon both the side-posts, and on the upper door posts of the houses, wherein they shall eat it.

And they
shall eat the flesh that night roasted at the fire, and
mnleavened bread, with wild lettuce. You shall not
eat thereof any thing raw, nor boiled in water, but
only roasted at the fire: you shall eat the head
with the feet and entrails thereof. Neither shall
there remain any thing of it until morning. If there
be any thing left, you shall burn it with fire. And
thus you shall eat it: you shall gird your reins, and
you shall have shoes on your feet, holding staves in
Joar hands, and you shall eat in haste: for it is the
Phase (that is the passage of the Lord.

TRACT. Ps. cxxxix. Deliver me, O Lord,
from the evil man: rescue me from the unjust man.
V. Who bave devised iniquities in their hearts: all
the day long they designed battles. V. They have
sharpened their tongues like a serpen!: the venom
of asps is under their lips. V. Keep me, O Lord,
from the hand of the wicked, and froin unjust men
deliver me. V. Who have proposed to supplant my
steps; the proud' have hid a net for me.
they have stretched out cords for a snare: they have
haid for me a stumbling block by the way side. V. J

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said to the Lord, thou art my God; bear, 0 Lurt,
the voice of my supplication.' V. O Lord, Lord the
might of my salvation; cover thou my head in the
day of battle. V. Give me not up, O Lord, from
my desire to the wicked: they have plotted against

do not thou forsake me, lest they should triumph.
V. The head of their compassing me about the la:
bour of their lips shall overwhelm them. V. But

292 for the just they shall give glory to thy name : and the upright shall dwell with thy countenance, The PASSION of our LORD JESUS CHRIST,

according to John xviii. and xix. At that time : Jesus went with his disciples orer the brook Cedron, where there was a which he entered with his disciples. And Judas ako who hetrayed him, knew the place; because Jesus haci often resorted thither together with his disciples Judas therefore having received a band of soldiers and servants from the chief priests and the Phari: sees, cometh thither with lanterns, and torches, and weapons. Jesus therefore knowing all things that should come upon him, went forth, and said to therte Whom seek ye? They answered him, Jesus of Na zareth. Jesus saith to them, I am he. And Judas also, who betrayed him, stood with them. As soon backward, and fell to the ground. Again therefore he asked them, Whom seek ye? And they said. Je sus of Nazareth. Jesus answered: I have told you that i am he. If therefore you seek me, let these en their way. That the word might be fulfilled which he said : Of them whom thou hast given me, not lost any one. Then Simon Peter having a swon drew it; and struck the servant of the high-priest, and cut off his right ear. And the name of the ser vant was Malchus.

Jesus then said to Peter, Pof up thy sword into the scabbard; The chalice which my Father hath given me, shall I not drink it? That

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