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Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, of whom all paternity in heaven and earth is named, that he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened by his Spirit with might unto the inward man. That Christ may dwell by faith in your hearts: that being rooted and founded in charity, you may be able to comprehend, with all the saints, what is the breadth and length, and height and depth: to know also the charity of Christ, which surpasseth all knowledge, that you may be filled unto all the fulness of God, Now to him who is able to do all things more abundantly than we desire or understand, according to the power that worketh in us: to him be glory in the church, and in Christ Jesus, unto all generations world without end. Amen.

GRAD. Ps. ci. The Gentiles, O Lord, shall fear thy name, and all the kings of the earth thy glory. V. For the Lord has built up Sion: and he shall be there seen in his glory. Alleluia, Alleluia. V. Sing to the Lord a new song; for the Lord hath done wonderful things. Alleluia.

GOSPEL. Luke xiv. 1. 11. At that time: When Jesus went into the house of one of the chief of the Pharisees on the Sabbath-day to eat bread, they watched him. And behold there was a certain man before him that had the dropsy. And Jesus answering, spoke to the lawyers and Pharisees saying: Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath-day? But they held their peace. But he taking him, healed him, and sent him away. And answering them, he said: Which of you shall have an ass or an ox fall into a pit; and will not immediately draw him out on the Sabbath-day? And they could not answer him to these things. And he spoke a parable also to them that were invited, making how they chose the first seats at the table, saying to them: When thou art invited to a wedding, sit not down in the first place, lest perhaps one more honourable than thou be invited by him; and he that invited thee and

him, come and say to thee, Give this man place and then thou begin with shame to take the lowest place. But when thou art invited, go, sit down in the lowest place: that when he who invited thee cometh, he may say to thee, Friend, go up higher, Then shalt thou have glory before them that sit at table with thee; because every one that exalteth himself, shall be humbled; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted. The Creed.

OFFERT. Ps. xxxix. Look down, O Lord, to help me: let them be put to confusion and shame who seek to take away my life: look down, O Lord,

to help me.

SECRET. Cleanse us, O Lord, we beseech thee, by the efficacy of this sacrifice: and by thy mercy make us worthy to partake thereof. Thro'.

COMM. Ps. lxx. I will remember thy justice alone, O Lord: O God, thou hast instructed me from my youth: abandon not me in my old age, and at the end of my life.

P. COMM. Purifica. Mercifully, O Lord, we beseech thee, purify our souls, and renew them by these holy mysteries; that we may receive help thereby, both while we are in these mortal bodies

and hereafter. Thro'.



INTROIT: Ps. cxviii.

THOU art just, O Lord, and thy judgment is right: deal with thy servant according to thy mercy. P Blessed are the undefiled in the way: who walk in

the law of the Lord. V. Glory.

COLLECT. Da, quæsumus. Grant, we beseech thee, O Lord, that thy people may avoid all con tagion of the devil: and with a clean heart follow thee, the only true God. Thro'.

EPISTLE. Ephes. iv. 1. 6. Brethren: I who am a prisoner in the Lord, beseech you, that you

walk worthy of the vocation in which you are called. With all humility and mildness, with patience, supporting one another in charity. Careful to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. One body and one spirit; as you are called in one hope of your calling. One Lord, one faith, one baptism. One God, and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in us all, who is blessed for ever


GRAD. Ps. xxxii.

Blessed is the nation that hath the Lord for its God: the people whom he bath chosen for his inheritance. V. By the word of the Lord, and the breath of his mouth, were the heavens formed, and the whole host thereof. Alleluia.

Ps. O Lord, hear my prayer, and let my cry come unto thee. Alleluia. GOSPEL. Matt. xxii. 35. 46. At that time: The Pharisees come to Jesus: and one of them, a doctor of the law, asked him, tempting them: Master, which is the great commandment of the law? Jesus said to him: Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with thy whole heart, and with thy whole soul, and with thy whole mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment. And the second is like to this: Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments dependeth the whole law and the prophets. And the Pharisees being gathered together, Jesus asked them, saying: What think you of Christ? whose son is he? they say to him: David's. He saith to them: How then doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying: The Lord said to my Lord, sit on my right hand until I make thy enemies thy footstool? If David then call him Lord, how is he his son? And no man was able to answer him a word; neither durst any man from that day forth ask him any more questions. The Creed.

OFFERT. Dan. ix. I Daniel prayed unto my God, saying: Hear, O Lord, the prayers of thy servant: look favourably on thy sanctuary; and mer

cifully look down upon this thy people, who are called by thy name, O God.

SECRET. We humbly beseech thy Majesty, Lord, that the sacred mysteries we celebrate may cleanse us from all past offences, and from those we may hereafter be guilty of. Thro'.

COMM. Ps. lxxv. Vow ye, and pay to the Lord your God; all you that round about him being present to him that is terrible; even to him, who taketh away the spirit of princes; to the terrible with the kings of the earth.

P. COMM. Sanctificationibus. May our vices be cured, O Almighty God! and an eternal remedy pro cured for us by these sacred mysteries. Thro'



INTROIT. Ps. lxxx. Rejoice to God our helper sing aloud to the God of Jacob: take the pleasing psaltery and harp; sound the trumpet in the begin ning of the month, for it is a commandment in Israel, and a judgment to the God of Jacob. Ps. He gave the commandment to Joseph, when he came out of the land of Egypt; he heard a tongue which he knew

not. V. Glory.

After Kyrie eleison, is said, Let us pray. Let us kneel down. R. Stand up again. I. COLLECT. Misericordiæ. May our weakness, O Lord, we beseech thee, be supported by the relief of thy mercy; that as we are continually decaying by our own nature, we may be strengthened by thy

goodness. Thro'.

1. LESSON. Amos. ix. 13. Thus saith the Lord God: Behold the days come, when the ploughman shall overtake the reaper, and the treader of grapes him that soweth seed; and the mountains shall drop sweetness, and every hill shall be tilled. And I will bring back the captivity of my people Israel; ami

they shall build the abandoned cities, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and drink the wine of them; and shall make gardens, and eat the fruits of them. And I will plant them upon their own land and I will no more pluck them out of their land, which I have given them, saith the Lord thy God.

GRAD. Ps. cxii. Who is as the Lord our God, who dwellest on high; and looketh down on the low things in heaven and in the earth? V. Raising up the needy from the earth; and lifting up the poor out of the dunghill.

II. COLLECT. Præsta. Grant, we beseech thee, O Lord, the humble request of thy family; that whilst they observe abstinence from bodily food, their Souls may fast from sin. Thro'.

Here is said the II. and III. Collects.

IL LESSON. 2 Esdr. viii. 1. 10. In those days: All the people were gathered together as one man, to the street which is before the water gate, and they spoke to Esdras the scribe, to bring the book of the law of Moses, which the Lord had commanded to Israel. Then Esdras the priest brought the law before the multitude of men and women, and all those that could understand, on the first day of the seventh month. And he read it plainly in the street that was before the water gate, from the morning until midday, before the men and the women, and all those that could understand. And the ears of all the people were attentive to the book. And Esdras the scribe stood upon a step of wood, which he made to speak upon. And he opened the book before all the people, for he was above all the people; and when he had opened it, all the people stood. And Esdras blessed the Lord the great God: and all the people answered, Amen, amen; lifting up their hands. And they bowed down, with their faces to the ground. Now the Levites made silence among the people to hear the law; and the people stood in their place,

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