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I know that you did it through ignorance, as did also your rulers. But those things which God before had sbewed by the mouth of all the prophets, that his Christ should suffer, he hath so fulfilled. Repent therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out.

GRAD. Ps. cxvii. This is the day which the Lord hath made; come let us be glad and rejoice therein. V. The right hand of the Lord hath wrought strength; the right hand of the Lord hath exalted me, Alleluia, Alleluia. V. The Lord is certainly risen, and hath appeared to Peter.

GOSPEL. John xxi. 1, 14. At that time: Jesus shewed himself again to the disciples at the sea of Tiberias. And he shewed himself after this manner. There were together Simon Peter, and Thomas who is called Didymus, and Nathaniel, who was of Cana in Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, and two others of his disciples. Simon Peter saith to them, I go a fishing. They say to him, We also come with thee. And they went forth and entered into the ship; and that night they caught nothing. But when the morning was come, Jesus stood on the shore : yet the disciples knew not that it was Jesus. Jesus therefore said to them, Children, have you any meat? Thev answered him, No. He saith to them, Cast the net on the right side of the ship: and you shall ind. They cast therefore: and now they are not able to draw it for the multitude of fishes. That disciple therefore whom Jesus loved, said to Peter, It is the Lord. Simon Peter, when he heard that it was the Lord, girt bis coat about him (for he was naked) and cast himself into the sea. But the other disciples caine in the ship (for they were not far from the land, but as it were two hundred cubits) dragging the net with fishes. As soon then as they came to land, they saw hot coals lying, and a fish laid thereon, and bread. Jesus saith to them, Bring hither of the fishes which you have now canght: Simon Peter

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saith to them, Come, and dine. And none of
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and taketh bread, and giveth them, and fish in
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manifested to his disciples, after he was risen
the dead. The Creed.

OFFERT. Ps. lxxvii. The Lord opene
gates of heaven, and rained down Manna for
to eat; he gave them the bread of heaven: mna
eaten the broad of angels, Alleluia.

SECRET. We offer thee, O Lord, with jo Paschal sacrifices, where with thy Church is w fully fed and nourished. Tbro'.

COMM. Rom. vi. Christ rising from the dietb ne more, Allelicia: death shall have n any power over him, Alleluia, Alleluia.

P. COMM. Ab omni. Grant, we beseer
O Lord, that being cleansed from the old leax
receiving thy venerable sacrament may trans
into a new creature. Who, with the Father
Holy Ghost, liveth, &c.

THURSDAY IN EASTER WEEK
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Ps. Ixxix. Sing to the Lord a ni for he hath done wonders. V. Glory:

COLLECT. Deus, qui. O God, who ho various nations in the confession of thy pan. that they who have been born again by die baptism, may have the same faith in their hit the same piety in their actions. Thro'.

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EASTER THURSDAY.

313 LESSON. Acts viii. 26, 40. In those days: Aa angel of the Lord spoke to Philip, saying : Arise, so towards the south, to the way that goeth down from Jerusalem to Gaza ; this is desart.

And rising up he went. And behold a man of Ethiopia, an eupnch of great authority under Candace Queen of the Ethiopians, who had charge over all her treasures, had come to Jerusalem to adore. And he was returning sitting in his chariot, and reading Isaias the prophet. And the spirit said to Philip: Go near, and Join thyself to his chariot. And Philip returning

thither. heard him reading the prophet Isaias, and he said: Thinkest thou that thou understandest what thou readest? Who said: And how can I, unless sonne man shew me? and he desired Philip that he would come up and sit with him. And the place of the scripture which he was reading was this : " He was led as a sheep to the slaughter ; and like a lamb without voice before his shearer, so openeth he not his mouth. In humility his judgment was taken away. His generation who shall declare, for his life shall be taken from the earth? And the eunuch answering Philip, said: I beseech thee, of whom doth the prophet speak this ? of himself, or of some other man? Then Philip opening his mouth, and begin. ning at this scripture, preached unto him Jesus. And as they went on their way, they came to a certun water; and the evnuch said: See here is water, what doth hinder me from being baptized ? And Philip said ; If thou believest with all thy heart, thon mayest. And he answering, said : I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. And he commanded the chariot to stand still; and they went down into the water, both Philip and the eunuch, and he baptised him. And when they were come up out of the water, the spirit of the Lord took away Philip, and the eunuch saw him no more.

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passing through, he preached the gospel to all the cities till he came to Cesarea.

GRAD. Ps. cxvii. This is the day which the Lord hath made, come let us be glad and rejoice therein. V. The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner stone: this is the Lord's doing and it is wonderful in our eyes, Alleluia, Alleluia. V. Christ is risen, who created all things, and hath shewn mercy to matkind.

GOSPEL. John xx. 11, 13. Mary stood at the sepulchre without, weepiaz; Now as she was weeping, she stooped down, and looked into the sepulchre ; and she saw two angede in white, sitting, one at the head, and one at the feet

, where the body of Jesus had been laid. They say to her : Woman, why weepest thou ? She saặth to them : Because they have taken away my Lord

, and I know not where they have laid him. When she had thus said, she turned herself back, and safe Jesus standing : and she knew not that it was de sus. Jesus said to her: Woman, why weepest thou? whom seekest thou ? She thinking that it was the gardener, said to him: Sir, if thou hast taken him take him away. Jesus saith to her : Mary. She turning, saith to him: Rabboni (which is to say Master. Jesus saith to her: Do not touch me, for I am pot yet ascended to my Father ; but go to my brethren, and say to them, 'I ascend to my Father

, and to your Father, to my God, and your Mary Magdalen cometh, and telleth the disciples : I bave seen the Lord, and these things he said to make THE CREED.

OFFERT. Exod. xii. In the days of your solem. nity, saith the Lord, I will bring you into a land flowing with milk and honey, Alleluia, O Lord, the offerings of thy people : that being in

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newed by the confession of thy name, and by baptism, they may obtain everlasting bliss. Thro.'

COMM. 1 Peter ii. You, who are a purchased poble people, publish his might, Alleluia : It is he who hath called

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from darkness to his wonderful light, Alleluia.

P. COMM. Exaudi. Graciously hear our prayers, O Lord, that by frequenting these sacred mysteries of our redemption, we may obtain the necessary helps of this life, and endless joys of the next. Thro.'

FRIDAY IN EASTER WEEK. INTROIT. Ps. lxxvii. The Lord hath brought them forth in hope, Alleluia; and the sea bath covered their enemies, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia. Ps. Attend, O my people, to my law, incline your ears to the words of my mouth. V. Glory:

COLLECT. Omnipotens. O Almighty and Eternal God, who hast instituted this Paschal mystery in the covenant of the reconciliation of mankind; assist us with thy holy grace, that what we profess in this solemnity, we may practise in our lives. Thro.'

EPISTLE. 1 Peter iii. 18, 22. Dear Brethren : Christ died once for our sins, the just for the unjust; that he might offer us to God, being put to death indeed in the fiesh, but enlivened in the spirit. In which also coming, he preached to those spirits that were in prison; which had been sometime incredulous, when they waited for the patience of God in the days of Noe, when the ark was a building ; wherein a few, that is, eight souls were saved by water. Whereunto baptism being of the like form, now saveth you also; not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but tbe examination of a good conscience

a towards God by the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who is on the right hand of God.

GRAD. This is the day which the Lord hath made: let us exult and rejoice therein. V. Blessed be he that cometh in the name of the Lord. The

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