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tates of the whole world, and grant us pe tranquillity in this life, and to glorify God ther Almighty.]
Priest. Let us pray. Deacon. Let us kne Subdeacon. Stand up again.
O Almighty and Eternal God, who, by Ch revealed thy glory to all nations ; preserve t of thine own mercy, that thy Church, which over the whole world, may persevere wil stant faith in the confession of thy name.
R. Amen. [Let us pray also for our most Holy Father,
that our Lord God, who hath made choi in the order of the Episcopacy, may prein health and safety for the good of his hol and to govern the holy people of God.]
Priest. Let us pray. Deacon. Let us kn Subdeacon. Stand up again
O Almighty and Eternal God, by whos ment all things are established and maintajı cifully regard our prayers, and by thy good serve the Prelate chosen to govern us Christian people, who are governed by thy may increase the merits of their faith und a Bishop. Thro'. R. Amen. (Let us also pray for all Bishops, Priests
Subdeacons, Acolytes, Exorcists, Reach keepers, Confessors, Virgins, Widows, the holy people of God.]
Priest. Let us pray. Deacon. Let us k Subdeacon. Stand up again.
O Almighty and Eternal God, by who whole body of the Church is sanctified and hear our prayers for all orders and degre that by the assistance of thy grace, thou served by every rank and condition. Amen. [Let us pray also for our Cat fechumen
Lord God may open for them the ea
hearts, and the gates of mercy; that having received the remission of sin by the laver of regencration, they may also belong to our Lord Jesus Priest. Let us pray. Deacon. Let us kneel down. Subdeacon, Stand up again.
0 Almighty and Eternal God, who continually makest the Church fruitful in new children; increase the faith and understanding of our Catechumens, that
, being again born at the font of baptism, may be joined to thy adopted children. Thro'. [Let us pray, most dearly beloved brethren, to God the Father Almighty, that he would purge the world of all errors, cure diseases, drive away famine, open prisons, break chains, grant a safe return to travellers, health to the sick, and a secure harbour to such as are at sea.] Priest
. Let us pray. Deacon. Let us kneel down.
Almighty and Eternal God, the comfort of the afflicted
, and the strength of those that labour; let the prayers of all such as call upon thee in tribulation, come to thee; that all with joy, may find the
effects of thy mercy in their necessities. Thro'. R. [Let us pray also for all heretics and schismatics, that our Lord God would be pleased to deliver them from all their errors, and call them back to our Holy Mother the Catholic and Apostolic Priest. Let us pray. Deacon. Let us kneel down. 0 Almighty and Eternal God, who savest all and ponldst have none to perish; look down on those souls that are seduced by the deceits of the devil; that the hearts of all those who err, laying aside all Leretical malice, may repent and return to the unity
Subdencon. Stand up again.
Subdericon. Stand up again.
of the truth. Thro. R. Amen.
(Let us pray also for the perfidious Jews;
Lord God would withdraw the veil fro hearts, that they also may acknowledge o Jesus Christ thy Son.]
Flectamus genua is here omitted, in al of the insult offered by the Jews to our when they knelt before him in derision, in of Pilate's palace.
O Almighty and Eternal God, who denio mercy even to the perfidious Jews; hear ers which we pour forth for the blindness of ple; that by acknowledging the light of which is the Christ, they may be brought o darkness. Thro'. R. Amen. (Let us pray also for the Pagans, that Ali
would remove all iniquity from their le quitting their idols, they may be conve true and living God, and his only Son, Je our Lord.]
Priest. Let us pray. Deacon. Let us k Subdeacon. Stand up again.
O Almighty and Eternal God, who see! death of sinners, but that they should li fully hear our prayers, and deliver them idolatry; and, to the praise and glory of admit them into thy holy Church. The Christ our Lord, who livest. R. Amen. Here the Priest takes down the cross, and
the top of it, says, Ant. Behold the wood of the cross, on the Salvation of the World. Then the Clergy, and all the people, on
knees, answer: R. Come let us venerate.* Venite a
* The intention of the Church, in expo to our veneration on this day, is, that we rr effectually raise up our hearts to HIM who
This Ant, and R. being repeated twice more, till the whole Cross is uncovered, the Priest lays it down in a proper place, and all kneeling thrice on both kuees, reverently
approach to, and devoutly kiss the feet of the crucifix. During this ceremony, two chanters in the middle of the choir sing alternately, the versicles called the Reproaches, because they are in the name of Christ reproaching the Jewish people with ingratitude, for the manifold blessings and fawurs he had conferred on them. V. My people, what have I done to thee? Or in what have I grieved thee? Answer me.
V. Because I brought thee out of the land of Egypt; thou has prepared a cross for thy Saviour. 1. Choir sings, Agios Theos. II . Cheir answers, Sanctus Deus.
१० O Holy God.
O Most Holy One.
O Holy Immortal
One, have mercy Greek and Latin (formerly the two most universal
After singing the foregoing praises of God in languages, to shexo the union between all the churches,) treo of the second choir proceed with the
V. Because I was thy guide through the desart for forty years, and fed thee with manna, and brought Ubee into an excellent land, thou hast prepared a tross for thy Saviour. ther Agios o Theos, &c. is repeated alternately as
abore, after which two of the first choir sing: V. What more should I have done to thee, and on for our redemption. Whenever, therefore, we kneel jor prostrate ourselves before a crucifix, it is JESUS CHRIST only whom we adore, and it is in him alone that our respects terminate.
have not done? I have planted thee for beautiful vineyard : and thou hast proved ve to me, for in my thirst thou givest me vi drink; and piercedst the side of thy Savio spear.
Agios o Theos, &c. is repeated as abe V. For thy sake I scourged Egypt with born; and thou hast delivered me up to be
The whole Choir.] My people, wha done to thee? or in what have I grieved t
Two of I. Choir.) V. I led thee out having drowned Pharaoh in the Red Sea ; hast delivered me up to the chief priests.
The whole Choir. My people, Two of II. Choir] V. I opened the thee; and thou hast opened my side with
The whole Choir. My people, Two of I. Choir.] V. I went before pillar of cloud; and thou hast brought court of Pilate.
The whole Choir. My people, Two of II. Choir] V. I fed thee wit the desart; and thou hast beaten me and stripes.
The whole Choir. My people, Two of I. Choir.] v. I gave thee water to drink out of the rock, and tho me for my drink gall and vinegar.
The whole Choir. My people, Two of II, Choir.] V. For thy sake king of Canaan; and thou hast smoter a cane.
The whole Choir. My people Two of I. Choir.] V. I gave thee ar and thou hast given me a crown of thou
The whole Choir. My people Two of II. Choir.] 1. By great m