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(Let us pray also for the perfidious Jews ;

Lord God would withdraw the veil from hearts, that they also may acknowledge o

Jesus Christ thy Son.] 0 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 denie: 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 of darkness. Thro'. R. Amen. (Let us pray also for the Pagans, that Alma

would remove all iniquity from their be quitting their idols, they may be conve true and living God, and his only Sop, JE our Lord.]

Priest. Let us pray. Deacon. Let us k Subdeacon. Stand up again.

O Almighty and Eternal God, who scel 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, onthe Salvation of the World. Then the Clergy, and all the people, on

Icnees, answer:
R. Come let us venerate.* Venite a

* The intention of the Church, in expos to our veneration on this day, is, that we m effectually raise up our hearts to HIM Who


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*** 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 kutes, reverently approach to, and devoutly kiss the feel 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 famurs 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 internet Egypt; thou has prepared a cross for thy Saviour. ! Choir sings, Agios Theos.

.} O Holy God. Choir, Agios Ischyros. II . Choir, Sanctus Fortis.

O Most Holy One. 2. Choir, Agios, Athanatos cleison imas.

O Holy Immortat

One, have mercy 103. Choir, Sanctus Immortalis,

müserere nobis. Afler singing the foregoing praises of God in. Greek and Lalin (formerly the two most universal anguages, to shew the union between all the

churches,) treo of the second choir proceed with the I Reproaches.

1. Because I was thy guide through the desart for forty years, and fed thee with manna, and brought De iuto an excellent land, thou hast prepared a tross for thy Saviour. phen Agios o Theos, &c. is repeated alternately as

cbore, 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

prostrate ourselves before a crucifix, it is JESUS CHRIST only whom we adore, and it is in himn alone

on us.

that our respects terminate.

have not done? I have planted thee for beautiful vineyard : and thou hast provedre 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 ab V. For thy sake I scourged Egypt with bord; and thou hast delivered me up to be

The whole Choir.] My people, wha done to thee? or in what have I grieved to swer me.

Two of I. Choir.] V. I led thee aut 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 gourt 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 thom me for my drink gall and vinegar.

The whole Choir. My people Two of 11. Choir.] V. For thy sake king of Canaan; and thou hast sinotes a cane.

The whole Choir. My people Two of I. Choir.] V. I gave thee a and thou hast given me a crown of thos

The whole Choir. My people Two of II. Choir.] By great ne bet of the cross.

have mercy on us.

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The whole Choir. My people, &c. and the ANTHEM. We adore thy cross, O Lord, and we praise and glorify thy holy resurrection, for by the Food of the cross the whole earth is filled with joy. Ps

. May God have mercy on us and bless us way his countenance shine upon us, and may he

Inl. We adore thee, &c. to Ps.
Then is sung the Versiele, O faithful cross! with the

Hymn, in the following manner :
O faithful cross! O noblest tree!
In all our woods there's none like thee :
So earthly groves, no shady bow'rs
Produce such leaves, such fruit, such flow'rs.
*Sweet are the nails, and sweet the wood,
That bears a weight, so sweet so good.

SING, O my tongue, devoutly sing
The glorious laurels of our King :
Sing the triumphant victory
Gaind on the cross erected high ;
Where man's Redeemer yields his breath,
And, dying, conquers heị and death.

O faithful cross, &c. is repeated to*.
With pity our Creator saw
His noblest work transgress his law,
When our first parents rashly ate
The fatal tree's forbidden meat;
He then resolv'd the cross's wood
Should make that tree's sad damage good.

Sweet are the nails, &c. from*.
By this wise method God design'd
From sin and death to save mankind;
Superior art with love combines,
And arts of Satan countermines :,

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And where the traitor gave the wound,
There healing remedies are found.

O faithful cross, &c. to*.
When the full time decreed above
Was come to shew this work of love,
Th' Eternal Father sends his Son,
The world's Creator from his throne!
Who on our earth, this vale of tears,
Cloath'd with a virgin's flesh appears.

Sweet are the nails, &c. from*
Thus God made man, an infant lies,
And in the manger weeping cries
His sacred limbs by Mary bound,
The poorest tatter'd rags surround;
And God's incarnate feet and hands
Are closely bound with swathing bands.

O faithful cross, &c. 10*,
Full thirty years were fully spent
In this our mortal banishment;
And then the Son of Man decreed
For the lost sons of men to bleed;
And on the cross a victim laid,
The solemn expiation made.

Sweet are the nails, &c. from*
Gall was his drink; his flesh they tear
With thorns and nails; a cruel spear
Pierces his side, from whence a flood
Streams forth, of water mix'd with blood;
With what a tide are wash'd again
The sinful earth, the stars the main!

O faithful cross, &c. to*. Bend tow'ring tree, thy branches bend, Thy native stubbornness suspend: Let not stiff nature use its force, To weaker saps have now recourse :

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